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FG Considering Payment of Compensation to Boko Haram Members

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It has been revealed that the Federal Government may be considering the payment of compensation to members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, particularly those who had suffered one form of injustice or the other. Also there were indications on Sunday that the government might be willing to pay compensation to the sect’s members “who were seen to have been killed unjustly.”

This information was made known by the Punch which said that the Federal Government was not willing to miss the opportunity for dialogue as offered by a man believed to be the sect’s second-in-command, Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulaziz. According to their source, the Punch reported, the government was willing to pay compensation, otherwise known as Diyya, to halt attacks by the sect.

The source said, “I can confirm to you that it is true that the group is currently dialoguing with the government. The good news is that they are talking and they have promised to cease fire once some of their demands are met… For conditions that are not difficult to meet such as the demand for Diyya for their 24 identified members that were killed, the government may meet such demands.

“Government can also give critical thought to those found to be innocent, but are being detained or prosecuted, particularly women and children as demanded by the group since they do not have any objection to the trial of those genuinely involved in crime.” It was, however, learnt that the government might not reach out to former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to head the team that would dialogue with Boko Haram, as requested by the sect.

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  1. Wilson

    November 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I wonder who is incharge of governance in Nigeria ‘boko haram’ or Goodluck’s led PDP government? God help Nigeria!

  2. Gongo

    November 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    …dis is insane, wat abt d over 2000 innocent pple dt hv lost dre life cos of BH in dis country, hu wld compensate dem, wat abt d areas where oil pollution ha ravaged, wat is d govt doing abt dt to alleviate dre suffering, u pple shld nt start wat u cannot finish o! Bcos if we take up arms again in d Niger-Delta, heaven wil fall if our demands r nt me…

  3. Gongo

    November 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    …dis is insane, wat abt d over 2000 innocent pple dt hv lost dre life cos of BH in dis country, hu wld compensate dem, wat abt d areas where oil pollution ha ravaged, wat is d govt doing abt dt to alleviate dre suffering, u pple shld nt start wat u cannot finish o! Bcos if we take up arms again in d Niger-Delta, heaven wil fall if our demands r nt me… Thank u!

  4. Muhammad

    November 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    -“What is good for the goose is good for the gander”,Govt must not be overwhelmed by d olive branch offered by Bokoharam.first of all if u r compensating BHists u must compensate d victims of BH attacks.
    2ndly-The gvt needs to get serious on dis opportuinty.BH isn’t asking for compensation,they have said clearly they wnt justice for deir slain members and Senator sherrif arrested.Isn’t dt more strgiht forward than payin huge sums to dese ppl?

  5. mela

    November 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Mr president, if u negotiate wit terrorists (boko harm), i will sched tears of shame 4 casting my vote, after d fuel subsidy, now u want 2 compensate killer, murderers, am so disappointed. 1 tin u shuld hv in mind is dat most of dos persons wo lost Der lives voted 4 u, wat do u own dem if not Justice.

  6. Uzodinma

    November 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It’s ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH!!! The FG have fully shown they don’t hv all it takes 2 fight terrorism. Compensating a group dat has caused Nigerians so much pain is juz unacceptable. Come 2 think of it, whose money wld b used 2 compensate them? It’s d Tax-payers’, who these individuals hv dealt so much wt. SHAME 2 d FG for failing in one of their responsibilities – fighting terrorism

  7. HERO

    November 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Mr. President, please don’t even consider it! For God’s sake, why should they (Boko Haram) be paid or compensated (whatever name you want to give to it). Are they being paid for rendering a national service? Or they being paid for inflicting unimaginable havoc on innocent human beings? You say you want to pay those of them that were unjustly killed. Are you now implying that the innocent lives they have wasted were “justly” killed or are you also making plans to compensate every family that have suffered one form of devastation or the other as a result of Boko Haram’s incessant attacks? Mr. President, please think well before embarking on this or else you may incite another series of public unrest that may be more devastating than what the nation is experiencing now.

  8. Voice

    November 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Mr president i’m ashemed on ur behave if u do such!

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock
FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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