Corrupt VCs to face our wrath soon —ASUU

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has lashed out at some vice-chancellors of federal and state universities for betraying the union in its agitation for better tertiary education in the country. While the ASUU strike and negotiation with the Federal Government over structural revitalisation in the universities, salary shortfall and earned allowances of university lecturers is ongoing, some universities, including the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, allegedly conducted examinations and other academic activities for their students. While giving updates on the negotiation with the…

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Ekiti Govt to arrest parents of pupils hawking during school hours

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has warned that henceforth, government would arrest parents of pupils found hawking during school hours; stressing that parents must take advantage of the free education policy of his government to reduce the number of out-of-school children. Speaking in Ado Ekiti at an Education Stakeholders’ meeting at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s office in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, the Governor said all hands must be on deck to checkmate the declining school enrolment rate in the State so that the State’s slogan- ‘Fountain of Knowledge’…

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BREAKING: NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N27,000 new National Minimum Wage adopted by the National Council of State on Tuesday. Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC General Secretary, made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount after a Tripartite Committee has submitted its report. “It is abysmal of government to be delaying the submission of an Executive Bill to the National Assembly and by wrongfully adopting N27,000 through the Council of States,” he said. Ozo-Eson, however, said…

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AAUA Management Denies School Fee Increase As Students Rise In Defense Of Akeredolu

By Dotun Adebusoye Some Students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko(AAUA) on Sunday defended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over the rumoured increase in school fee for the new academic session. The students unanimously said, Akeredolu being an understanding and God-fearing leader would not have ordered the increase. There are media reports suggesting that the increment was an order of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to the University management. The students who spoke at a gathering organized to address issues surrounding the purported increase, lauded efforts of the state government in re-engineering the education…

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JUST IN: ASUU Rejects Fg’s Offers, Says Strike Continues

The hope of many university students across the country to resume academic activities soon may have been dashed. The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the offers made to it early this week by the Nigerian government. At the seventh meeting with the leadership of ASUU on Tuesday, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the labour dispute with the university teachers was on the verge of being resolved. He listed the fresh concessions made by the administration to ASUU. According to Mr Ngige, the…

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FEC Approves Four New Private Universities

By Dotun Adebusoye The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of four new private universities in Nigeria. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who announced the approvals while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the first meeting of the council this year, said the new universities are Greenfield University, Kaduna; Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State; Trinity University, Ogun State and Westland University in Iwo, Osun State. Mr Adamu said the approvals were given because all the four universities have met the criterion for establishing a university following…

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BREAKING: FG, ASUU Reach Truce

…….ASUU To Hold NEC Meeting, Decide Fate The Nigerian government has reached an agreement with striking university lecturers, raising the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action. The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government. He said the strike could only be called off or not after the NEC meeting. He did not say when the meeting will hold. The lecturers have been on…

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SSANU want UNIOSUN Vice Chancellor removed

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has called for the removal of Labode Popoola, the vice-chancellor of the Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN). The union, in a statement signed by its national spokesperson, Salaam Abdussobur, on Wednesday called for removal of the VC over alleged unlawful suspension of the leaders of three non-teaching unions – National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU). The workers were allegedly suspended for staging protests over “the tyrannical and despotic disposition…

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FUTA alumni reject call to rename institution after Shagari, berates Afe Babalola

Alumni Association of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has rejected Afe Babalola (SAN)’s call to immortalise the late former President Shehu Shagari by renaming the institution after him. In his tribute to the late former President, Babalola had urged the Federal Government to rename the institution after Shagari, but in a swift reaction, the Alumni resisted the call. President of the FUTA Alumni Association Worldwide, Adesomoju Olaitan, who led other members of the association to a media briefing in Akure, rejected the idea of changing the institution’s name. Also…

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Ondo govt. announces new scholarship, bursary application

Dotun Adebusoye, Akure The Ondo State government has announced new application for scholarship and bursary awards for the 2017/2018 academic session. The application is for Indigene students of the state studying across all tertiary institutions in the country. According to a press release from the office of the Ondo State Scholarship Board and signed by the Secretary, Lanke Olamisegbe, the board advised that only registered full-time students in recognised institutions in the country are eligible for the application. The statement also stated, that candidates for regular scholarship would be subjected…

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