Revealed! How much university lecturers will now earn

September 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has urged the federal government to pay university professors N800,000 as against the N1.2 million negotiated by the Nimi Briggs committee. This recommendation was made during a meeting with the federal government on Tuesday. The recommendation will represent a 50% salary increase offer as against the 23% increase being proposed by Read More

ASUU strike: Education minister, VCs, others in closed-door session

September 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has began a closed door meeting with critical stakeholders within Nigeria’s educational sector as part of efforts to end lingering the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike. The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede; Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed; Emeritus Professors Read More

Education minister meets universities’ vice chancellors

September 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday met with the various Vice Chancellors of federal Universities as a way to bring to an end the lingering strike by members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The meeting was held at the National Universities Commission’s secretariat in Abuja with pro-chancellors of federal universities in attendance. The minister said he Read More

Yobe varsity, ABU collaborate on 12 months IJMB programme

September 6, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf, 0

Yobe State University Damaturu in collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna state have reintroduces a 12 calendar months Interim Joint Matriculation Board Programme (IJMB). The Vice Chancellor of the Yobe State University, Professor Mohammed Mala Daura, who revealed that the Programme which will hold in the University campus in Damaturu, was aimed at providing opportunities to prospective students. Daura Read More

ASUU constitutes committee to tackle ‘smear campaign’

September 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an attempt to tackle media campaign against the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the union has constituted a seven-member committee to address what it tagged a smear media campaign against the union. The committee is saddled with the responsibility to develop strategies to tackle the alleged media campaign against the union’s decision to continue with the industrial Read More

2023: We’ve foresight to identify, solve Nigeria’s problems -Tinubu

September 4, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has assured that his team have the foresight to identify and solve Nigeria’s problems. Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state gave the assurance at the inauguration of the campaign logo and vehicles of the “APC Northern Speakers Door to Door for Tinubu Shettima Read More

Coalition advocates 30-naira per litre tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

September 2, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

A coalition, the National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), has advocated a 30-naira per litre tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Recall that the sugar-sweetened beverage tax, which was introduced in the Finance Act and signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on 31 December 2021, has been fully implemented. The Nigerian Customs Service started collection in July 2022, and the Read More

Statelessness: FG launches NAP to tackle issues affecting IDPS, refugees, others

September 2, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Ministry of Interior, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other stakeholders have launched a National Action Plan (NAP) to end statelessness in Nigeria. Speaking Friday in Abuja, during the launch of the NAP and inauguration of the High-Level steering committee responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Read More

How I resolved 4-month ASUU strike in one night – Jonathan

September 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has narrated how his government resolved four-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The United Nations’ envoy said his government resolved issues with ASUU in one night. Speaking on Wednesday at a conference to mark the 70th birthday of the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, Jonathan recalled how his administration Read More

Omokri tells Buhari crucial thing to do on ASUU strike

September 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sell eight jets in his presidential fleet and use the proceeds to resolve the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a series of tweets, the popular author said the Nigerian presidential fleet was worth over $200 million, while ASUU demanded less than Read More