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Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG
Education, News, Nigeria, Politics

Agreement Reached With ASUU, Others, Strike Ends Soon –FG

ASUU Strike The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the decisions reached in its three-part meeting with university-based unions would yield fruits next week. The Head, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Olajide Oshundun, in a statement on Friday, said some agreements had been reached between the government and the unions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union, and the Association of Academic Technologists are currently on strike. The unions embarked on strike actions while demanding improved welfare packages, better working conditions and implementation of various labour agreements signed with the Federal Government between 2009 and 2015. ...
ASUU To FG: You Are Slave Merchants to IMF 
Economy, Education, Finance, News, Nigeria

ASUU To FG: You Are Slave Merchants to IMF 

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has described the federal government of Nigeria and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as slave merchants. The union said the federal government led by Buhari only listens and implements destructive policy recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank against the interest of the citizens. The union maintained that the government treats lecturers like slaves because of poor policies formulated and implemented in the education sector. ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole made these disclosures in a statement made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan on Sunday. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had last week commenced a one-month warning strike. ...
FG, AU Countries to End Child Marriage
News, Nigeria

FG, AU Countries to End Child Marriage

The federal government says it is working with leaders of other African countries to end child marriage. Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to end child marriage in view of the serious threat it poses to the development of the girl child in the country. Tallen said the government is working to find a common front to ensure the child right act is domesticated across the 36 states of the federation. She said this yesterday in Abuja, at a one-day meeting with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and CSOs coalition working on Ending Child Marriage in Nigeria supported by the Ford Foundation and the development Research and Projects Centre, and the coalition of CSOs Technical Working Group in Nigeria. She sai...
FG Can Handle #Twitterban Better –Sanwo-Olu
Communication, Nigeria

FG Can Handle #Twitterban Better –Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the Federal Government can handle the Twitter imbroglio better, adding that the government can sign ‘rules of engagement’ with the San Francisco-based social media giant on Twitter usage in Nigeria. He stated this on Monday while featuring on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ programme monitored by newsmen. According to him, “People are losing money but there are also security issues. Let us be circumspect and not throw the baby away with the bathwater.” Last week, the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, citing the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The Federal Government’s action followed a del...
We won’t Negotiate with Bandits, and Terrorists – FG
Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, News, Nigeria, Security, Terrorism, Violence

We won’t Negotiate with Bandits, and Terrorists – FG

The Federal Government has declared it won’t negotiate with terrorists and bandits. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), who stated this during the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja, said government would rather deploy all necessary forces to eliminate criminals. According to him, negotiating with the criminals would suggest weakness and incapacity on the part of government. He said the government would not succumb to blackmail and the use of criminals by proxies to harass innocent citizens. “While the government is not averse to talking it must apply the necessary force because you can’t trust these people. “Government wants to use military assets to eliminate them but if along the line, the come out, good. It pa...
States Yet to Meet Conditions won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines –FG
Covid-19, Health, News, Nigeria

States Yet to Meet Conditions won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines –FG

The Federal Government has said states who have not met the criteria for vaccine safety won’t get share of the about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at a State House briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He also said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, will receive shots of the vaccines on Saturday to dissipate vaccine hesitancy amongst Nigerians. Shuaib said, “After we are able to get our strategic leaders to publicly demonstrate that these vaccines are safe, the plan is to now go to the state level to start the launch at the treatment centres of the states and also get strategic leaders such...
99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG
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99% of Citizens Data Insured, Protected Says FG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that at least 99 per cent of citizens data was protected and insured, urging Nigerians not to worry about the privacy of their data. The assurance was given by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, during the virtual National Privacy Week conference organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, as part of programmes to mark the World Privacy Day. Suspected hackers interrupted the data privacy forum, as disruptive voices were heard for some minutes during the event, Punch reports. The disruptions caused the moderator to keep apologising for the hitches, while some participants expressed surprise at the development, which was, however, addressed by the organisers. Addressing the ...
ASUU Strike: FG Says Only One Contentious Issue Left
Education, Nigeria, Youths

ASUU Strike: FG Says Only One Contentious Issue Left

The Federal Government has  stated that its disagreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities will soon come to an end as all but one of the issues have been resolved. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja after monitoring the Professional Qualifying Examination organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. Echono said, “The government is working very closely. We are very concerned and the President is very concerned about this protracted (ASUU) strike which, to so many of us, is unnecessary. We believe there are other ways of getting things done. “There’s a shared acceptance of so many of the issues and we are at a point that very quickly and soon, it will be resolved. T...