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Price of Bread Set to be Increased, Again

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President Goodluck Jonathan presenting cassava bread during a Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja (2011)

Following the increase in the price of flour and other products by the government, in a move to encourage the use of cassava, the Lagos State chairman of the Association of Master Bakers and Confectioneries, Mr. Jacob Adejorin has confirmed that price of bread would be increased as from September 1, following the increment of price of flour and other ingredients.

According to Mr Adejorin, “Members of our association has no option but to increase the price of bread because of the N1, 000 additions on the price of flour but consumers can be assure of more quality products as we will on 28 of this month hold a seminar to further standardise our products”

Pointing out that the Standard Organisation of Nigeria would oversee the seminar, Adejorin further added that the master bakers would not work on 31st of August as they would be going on sensitisation exercise across the state (Lagos). Meanwhile, he has criticized the move by the government, basing his criticism on the fact that government has not put adequate machinery in place to ensure the success of the innovation, which in itself he said he has nothing against.

In his words, “Currently, the machinery available is meant for wheat based bread, we will be ready to support the government in the crusade if the new initiative can come with machinery for cassava flour that can be demonstrated and found effective.”

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

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Ondo To Reopen Schools November 2nd

Rotimi Akeredolu

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the reopening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, November 2.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Pastor. Femi Agagu.

He expressed that the state has become peaceful following the unrest that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Also Read: BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

Recall that the state government had earlier directed schools to reopen on October 19 after seven months of closure due to COVID- 19 outbreak.

But the schools were shut days after when the #EndSARS protest broke out.

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am
BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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