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ASUU Strike: V. President Nnamadi Sambo Takes Over Negotiation

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Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, Thursday took over the negotiation with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), in a move to end the lingering strike by the union.

Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam’s committee had been in charge of the negotiations since the beginning of the strike about three months ago.

This came after Sambo and ASUU’s delegation met behind closed doors in the State House for about two hours last night.

At the end of the meeting between the Vice-President and representatives of ASUU, the contending parties refused to reveal details of the discussions.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, ASUU president, Nasir Isa Fagge, noted that the union needed to discuss their meeting with their members and get back to the government.

Asked to assure Nigerians on early resolution of the crisis, Fagge insisted that as a good messenger, he would only report back to the larger ASUU body, and speak on the matter after consultations.

He also refused to divulge the details of government’s fresh offer.

Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, while speaking after the meeting, assured Nigerians that students would soon return to school as government was ready to make sure all the contending issues are resolved as soon as possible.

Also present at the meeting were former ASUU presidents, Dr. Dipo Fasina and Dr. Abdullahi Sule-Kano.

The Vice-Chancellors of Bayero University Kano (BUK), University of Ibadan (UI) and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Profs. Abdulrasheed Abubakar, Isaac Adewole and Muhammed Hamisu Muhammed respectively, were also presen, as well as the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie.

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  2. aderogba n.

    September 20, 2013 at 11:28 am

    would you pls stop all this rubbish and seek for ALLAH forgiveness

  3. Ibeh Uchechukwu.

    September 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Please something positive should come out of this. I need to write my degree exams asap.

  4. donjeff

    September 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    ASUU you’re a disgrace to this nation for you to allow the opposition,7 renegade PDP governors & President Jonathan’s detractors to sponsor your illegle strike.

  5. Babere

    September 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Proverb said if two elephant are fighting is grasses that will suffer. Pls ASUU & FG stop fighting & also stop playing with our future. Thanks

  6. patrick

    September 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    The life in you is not yours.God can take ur breath in a moment.Fear and promote Good morals to avoid the wrath of God

    • Michael

      September 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Asuu r thiefs.y wunt de dmand such amount of money wen d asuu body is mainly made up of northerners.wot infrastructures hs bin put in place wif d oda money government gave 2dem in 2009.nw dia dmandin a bigger money 2also enrich demselfs.

  7. Favour

    September 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Pls is high time asuu should stop this tins dey re doing and call off dis strike so dat we can all write our exams

  8. Pastor Jerry k.

    September 23, 2013 at 5:56 am

    We all know how Important Education is we all learn from our childhood before getting to our tender age like this for Nigeria we take Movies Industry Important,Football than our Education sector that not what should have be kia Nigeria the world full of Gold and honey d poor bcum poorer nd d rich bcum richer Economics analysis n’t done properly If not of God that mean we can see some flesh human being [a party]that can also disturb many party dreams handwork our leader have this in mind Anything we sow we shall all harvest in Jesus name Amen., this world is not our home let cum 2gather in unity with our mind nt with mouth.,let understand ourselves and let the truth always come out any stage you pass remember that people at your back r cuming lay a Good foundation Nigeria our country we c Most leader taking there childing outside Nigeria to school wat foundation have u done politics~A war without bloodshed buh we don’t see it like that Nigeria’ The Good thing in Nigeria start 4rm us God is watching sum people r recording our handwork of life spending on earth our breath remember wu made it 2 happen.,

  9. Kalita aruku

    September 26, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Stop blaming Asi, govt signed an AGREEMENT! You think the demand is high?have you gone to foregn schools and learnt of what lecturers are paid, govt does nt want our schools to come to that standard so they kee sending their children abroad. Let the president sell his private jets (10) of them and pay Asi. Our education must be revamped

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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

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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 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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