SSANU seeks transparency in sharing of the N40bn earned allowances

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities has asked the Federal Government to ensure a fair sharing of the N40 billion earned allowances approved for the Universities unions. It said the government should ensure that the money passed through the universities councils which it said had the template of the sharing formula. The PUNCH had reported that the Minister of …

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NCC pledges more collaboration with Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Communications Commission has pledged more collaboration with universities in the country towards transforming Nigeria into a knowledge-based economy. The Chairman of the NCC board, Prof. Adeolu Akande, said this while paying a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Sagir Abbas. NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said this in a statement on …

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ASUU says strike is not over yet

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution. Zenith Beta Life Promo Following the spread of a letter purportedly written by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on various social media platforms, Dr John …

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Saudi Arabia grants 424 scholarships to Nigerians

Saudi Arabia government has disclosed that it would offer 424 scholarship slots to Nigerian students as well as 6,956 scholarship slots annually for African students. Disclosing this in a statement, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, described the gesture as part of the cordial Saudi-African relations and the Kingdom’s support for educational and scientific development. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia …

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NANS gives Federal 7 days ultimatum to resolve ASUU strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in conjunction with the South West Universities Students’ Union Presidents, on Thursday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve all contending issues and end the strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) eight months ago. The two bodies a meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State …

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Oyo College of Education, Lalante shut down indefinitely

The Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, has been shut down indefinitely as the crisis between the Students Union of the institution and the management led by the Provost, Dr Jospeh Adeagbo, got messier on Tuesday. The Students Union’s President, Olaitan Muhammad, in an interview with our correspondent on the telephone confirmed that the college had been shut down by …

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DSS closes school, sacks 140 teachers over request for better welfare

For demanding better conditions of service and regularisation of their appointment, the Department of State Services has sacked 140 teachers and other staff members of its Community Staff Schools, Asokoro, Abuja. The service also shut down the institution and directed the 1,800 pupils in the nursery/primary and secondary classes to stay at home for two weeks. One of our correspondents, …

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ASUU might shutdown for seven months over platform fight with Govt.

The Federal Government on Sunday criticised the Academic Staff Union Universities, saying issues concerning seven-month strike by the union were confusing. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who stated this in an interview with one of correspondents in Abuja, accused the union of muddling things up over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. But in its response, …

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2020 SSSCE results release next week

The West African Examinations Council has said the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released next week. The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide. The …

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