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Predicts quick end to ASUU strike
EDUCATION Minister, Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, has canvassed the involvement of all Nigerians to join the government in the provision of quality education that would ensure meaningful development of the country. On i…

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EDUCATION Minister, Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, has canvassed the involvement of all Nigerians to join the government in the provision of quality education that would ensure meaningful development of the country. On its part, she said the government was prepared to lead in reforming the sector.

The minister also raised the hope of early resolution of the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), saying a meeting between them being mediated by members of the National Assembly, was achieving the desired result.

Meanwhile, a teacher at the University of Lagos, Prof. Frank Okafor, has called on ASUU to call off the ongoing strike in the interest of the students.

Okafor made the call recently at a cocktail party organised in honour of two retired professors in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering held at the senior staff club of the institution.

Speaking at the public presentation of the draft copies of the Four-year Strategic Plan for the development of the sector in Abuja yesterday, the minister believed that if fully implemented, the document would lay a solid foundation for the education sector, which was a key component for the realisation of the transformation agenda of the present administration.

She said the document, whose focus is between 2011 and 2015, was a build up to similar efforts embarked upon in the last three years; the Education Roadmap presented by her immediate predecessor, Dr. Sam Omiyi Egwu and her one-year strategic plan, which she put in place during her brief first tenure.

The minister said the current document should be able to address all the myriad of problems confronting the sector.

The document has six major focal points including strengthening of the institutional management of the sector; access and equity; improvement of standards and quality assurance; teacher education and development; technical and vocational education and training as well as funding, partnership and resource utilisation.

The minister said in line with the dynamic nature of the education sector and the society in general, the document would continue to undergo periodic changes, depending on how the situation arises. Besides, she said government would continue to intervene in the key critical areas in the sector to make them functional.

She said: “As you help to re-shape this sector, to guide in the transformation of the sector in particular and the society in general. Let me assure you that we are arduously working in this direction. Over the past few months, we have been taking actions aimed at re-focusing the sector for a greater efficiency and effectiveness.

“For instance, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) through its Special High Impact to support universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the rehabilitation and development of teaching and learning resources. It is providing in three phases the sum of N58 billion to institutions across the country.”

She described as unfair what the current generation of students were going through in the hands of ASUU.

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

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In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

READ: Heartbreaking video of Jimoh Isaiq’s father weeping uncontrollably after his son was killed at an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso(Opens in a new browser tab)

“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS

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Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
IG: iamdonblaqwifi
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Minister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

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My Driver Was Killed During #EndSARS Protest In Abuja: Keyamo
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Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has expressed support for the protest against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Keyamo said aggrieved Nigerians must be allowed to embark on a peaceful protest over issues they feel aggrieved over.

In a tweet, the minister insisted that peaceful protest was a democratic culture.

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In the last few days, cities across the country have witnessed protests against the illegal activities of the SARS unit which has resulted in harassment, extortion, and maiming of citizens.

Reacting to the ongoing protests, Keyamo wrote on his twitter page:

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