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Former ABU Dean Of Law Embezzled N16m, Lecturers Petition EFCC

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Some lecturers of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, under the auspices of the Coalition for Transparency, have petitioned the Minister of Education and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), claiming that a former Dean of the school’s Law Faculty, Professor Nuhu Mohammed Jamo, embezzled N16m which was donated by the alumni to the faculty.

The petition signed by Dr. Armiya’u Dingyadi Umar accused the former dean who served between 2010 and 201 of handing over only N400,000 to his successor, and also that he didn’t account for 20 desktop computers donated by the Federal Capital Territory High Court, as well as two new photocopiers and a set of five white leather settees for the Dean of Law’s office that were received as donations from alumni.

The sum of N4m released to Prof. Jamo by the bursar as faculty-specific charges in 2011 for faculty development was also converted by the former dean to his personal use.

According to the petitioners, efforts to get Prof Jamo to account for every money and faculty properties unaccounted for had failed. He had allegedly converted faculty money for personal use, most notably the renovation of his house at Gaskiya, Zaria. The matter according them had been reported to the school Vice Chancellor, but he wouldn’t do anything as they claim he’s in league with Prof. Jamo and would do anything Prof. Jamo and his group of internal council members wants in order to avoid clashing with them.

“…we decided to publicise this matter hoping that justice will be done. ABU is under siege and needs help before it is grounded by monumental fraud,” the statement said.

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

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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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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given an update on releasing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

The Council early on Wednesday morning announced that the result would be released next week.

Also Read: WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Timetable

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The examination body stated that the exact date for the result will be announced soon.

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