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We will cripple the entire university system in the country if… – SSANU

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Nigeria_Students_Protest_661136244Information emerging from the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has revealed that by February 22 the union will determine its next line of action after mobilising its members to prepare for a possible industrial action, a unionist says.

National Vice President of the South-West Zone of the union, Mr Alfred Jimoh, spoke in Lagos on the possible strike in a telephone interview on Thursday. According to him, “The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union will be meeting next week Friday and after then, we shall come out with the next line of action,” he said.

“We have been patient enough on these issues but government does not seem to take us seriously… We will therefore cripple the entire university system in the country if government does not accede to our demands,’’ Jimoh said.

SSANU had earlier mobilised its members to prepare for a possible industrial action as a means of pressing home their demand for the Federal Government’s full implementation of a 2009 agreement it entered into with SSANU. The body urged the government to jettison a report submitted by the NEEDS Assessment of Nigerian Public Universities Committee, saying, “is unfavourable’’.

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  1. promise nyeche

    February 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    While will all dis things be happenin in Nigeria is just bcos of bad government students crying,nnpc crying 4 loss is dat nt 2 show dat evil people are ruling d country Nigeria wht else do they wants 2 tell us nothing but 2 destroy d country Nigeria but d Almighty God will nt allow dat 2 happen God will take over d rulership from d devil & his angel in Jesus name Amen.

  2. mark

    February 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    for me i just don’t like dis union thing, the only thing they demand is salary increment, contiss dis hatiss dat. wat do you pple gain from crippling education. the leaders of SSANU should resign if they don’t like govt work pls. you will cripple university activities bcos you are God

  3. goddy

    February 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    The govt can spend billions on football but can’t put in thousand on educatn. It is a pity.

  4. Wazobia

    February 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

    The Union is so greedy & selfish every time they ask for money like almajeri or Oliver twist, they are never satisfied and keep frustrating the students with worthless handouts & text book you don’t even comprehend when reading.

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

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The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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