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ASUP Strike Continues As Poly Lecturers And FG Meeting Ends In DEADLOCK

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) are to continue the ongoing nationwide strike, as the Monday meeting between polytechnic lecturers and the Federal Government ended in a stalemate.

It will be recalled that the ASUP embarked on strike from April 29, July 17, 2013 in the first instance, and resumed the industrial action in early October, 2013. The lecturers demand better working conditions, infrastructure improvement, and ending the discrimination of polytechnic graduates, among other things.

The National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Clement Chirman, confirmed the deadlock, adding that the Federal Government’s delegation was led to the Abuja meeting by the Minister of Labour, Chukwuemeka Wogu.

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  1. emmanuel

    January 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    this is too obvious in an advanced country like this, we cannot continued like this.
    its will be so good if our government can resolve this issue before it bring more insult to our educational sector

  2. Baiyer Folashade MaryB.

    January 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Its only God dt can intervene o

  3. prince frank

    January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    if FG could resolved the issue of ASUU then they have to listen to ASUP except they don’t have value for ASUP.

  4. Masud Saee

    January 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    people laugh at me when I say ASUP strike was and is still all about politics. but this is truly not fear. I was so ashamed by our Government.

  5. Garba

    January 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    FG AND ASUP PLS HAV MERCY ON US

  6. Ben

    January 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    My Naija people abeg na where we dey go sef?

  7. Chioma Angela

    January 7, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Hmmm.that’s bad.what ll be the fact of our youth who re lazing about doing nothing because of this strike.FG remember that the youth re leader of tomorrow and this strike is causing more harm than good.it is a big shame that it is not only bad the standard of education in Nigeria has fall but country like Nigeria donLt value education.FG do something.My co-student let join hands together and pray to God because we re doom and our dream is in danger.It is well.

  8. Oshe Joseph

    January 7, 2014 at 5:15 am

    God know d best my co.students let us join hand together and pray for dis country, tnk u.

  9. prince

    January 7, 2014 at 6:37 am

    If the people in the high places does not want our people to go to school then should tell us. Instead of say rubbish

  10. High Citizen Okon Ikott

    January 7, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Another season of rigmarole. Hope the FG will not spend the next 6 months, like the ASUU case, holding fruitless meetings which led us nowhere really, but ended up still doing what ASUU demanded initially, after keeping students at home for one whole semester. I will suggest both FG and ASUP go straight into negotiations and come up with an agreement within the shortest possible time so as not to disrupt the academic calendar.

  11. Prime minister Offa Poly.

    January 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

    FG, pls have mercy upon ASUP , § eradicate the discrimination between HND / BSC holder.Because people have turned polytechnic to secondary schools, and most of parent didn’t prefer their children to proceed their Tertiary institution into Polytechnic. WHY? Bcs of stigmatizing, if FG didn’t prefer “POLYTECHNIC” as an Institute, you had better cancel it. Bcs u are wasting our life § time with all this nolentity strike !

  12. omoriemu malvis

    January 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

    FG should sort it out if polytechnic is no longer relevant to them.

  13. Enase rob

    January 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

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  14. Isu Smart E.

    January 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    FG shud listen to ASUP jst as they did to ASUU 4 fairness, equity n transparency. Besids, Polytechnic Education provides easy Technological n Skillful empowerment to Nigerians n beyound. My prayer is dat dis strike shud b called off on or b4 13th Jan., 2014 to enable new students start their academic activities n equally nt to affect d academic calendar. Pls. Mr President tink of ur (our) nw and ur (our) tomorrow. Mayb 2015. Time of account n judgment. To my fellow Nigerian students, lex keep praying n watching! Tenx.

  15. sunny

    January 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    My Co students, it is only God that Can solve our country problems not only on education sector. So let join hands and pray, fast and hope on God for a divine turnaround in Nigeria.

  16. bolanle babalola

    January 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    its a pity God will surely judge because ur childrens r nt among dts y they feel less concerned abt this

  17. William john banu

    January 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Huh, new year new journey. It seems that, every upcoming youth should try save more cash after ssce, then he/she will further his/her education in a private sector.
    God we need a Good and capable leaders in this country.

  18. aminu ahmed

    January 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    We jst have stupid govt in dis nation bt it soon be a history

  19. leke desmond

    January 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Some of d so called universities graduates can’t even compete with sm polytechnic ones academically. So, y d discrimination. Its beta u cancel polytechnics, & convert dem all to universities.

  20. Lolomari Prosper

    January 8, 2014 at 9:13 am

    It took FG six months to attend to issues btw it and ASUU, I pray polytechnic students wouldn’t have to wait that long.

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Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

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Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff has disclosed that he does not mind living in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

Buratai made this statement on Monday in a meeting with Army Commanders in Abuja,  where they deliberated on the recent End SARS protest and pockets of violence across the country.

Information Nigeria recalls there have been calls by International bodies calling for a travel ban to be placed on some military officers accused of human rights abuses in Nigeria.

Buratai attacked the international organizations clamoring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses. According to him, his first trip outside Nigeria was when he was 50 and that he doesn’t mind if he has to live in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better. The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here” The Cable quoted him as saying

At the meeting, the Army chief said recent events across the country have shown the determination of unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause chaos by all means.

“The events of the past few days in our dear nation have shown the determination of some unscrupulous individuals and groups to destabilise Nigeria by all means,” he said.

These individuals, groups and other undesirable elements have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest marches resulting to widespread violence, acts of wanton destruction and looting of public and private properties in many parts of the country. These acts led to the imposition of curfew in several states of the federation.

Despite all these, the army has continued to exercise restraint applied all the principles of internal security operations and fully abided by the internationally recognised rules of engagement as contained in our published standard operating procedures for internal security operations which are derived from the International human rights laws and are in accordance with the international principles guiding the use of force.” he said.

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How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man

Chima Smart Nwaneri, a businessman who operates in Owerri, Imo state has disclosed how suspected robbers were unable to burgle his office due to an iron protector.

Nwaneri thanked God for wisdom saying they couldn’t access his goods because of the protector on his ceiling.

 

 

Chima wrote on his Twitter account;

“So robbers visited my office where i do my business, but I thank God for wisdom, they couldn’t enter because of the protector on the ceiling..
Help me thank God….”

 

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#EndSARS: We are not collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

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#EndSARS: We are not a collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

The Nigerian police have said its officers are not angels, but the force is doing its best to serve Nigerians better.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on Twitter by the force. This comes after several unrest and pockets of violence that greeted the endsSARS protest against police brutality.

The Nigerian police appear to have started an online campaign to redeem their image and rebuild trust with Nigerian citizens, following the nationwide #EndSARS protests and its devastating fallout.

The security agency which admitted that it is not a collection of angels, however told Nigerians that it is doing its best to ensure better services.

The police, Monday night, uploaded a campaign flyer on Twitter, via their official handle @PoliceNG.

“We are not a collection of angels, but we are doing our best to serve you better,” said the flyer which was produced by the police public relations department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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