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  •   Sanwo Olu charges religious traditional leaders on peace justice L R Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja His Eminence Etsu of Nupe Alh Yahaya Abubakar President of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and co chairman of NIREC Most Rev Daniel Okoh Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sultan of Sokoto and co chairman of NIREC His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar representative of the SGF the Permanent Secretary Office of SGF General Duties Dr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Shehu of Borno Alh Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El Kanemi Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman CAN Lagos state chapter Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC with the theme working together for Justice and Peace at the Lagos Continental Hotel Victoria Island Monday Sept 26 2022 Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu left exchanging greetings with the SultanGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity peace justice in Nigeria Sanwo Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religion Council NIREC with the theme Working Together for Justice and Peace held at Victoria Island He said that promoting unity peace justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co existence among the people I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently this country will not be put to shame I am hoping that the conversations discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to to ensure justice peace and equity in this country We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so we should not allow hate speech We cannot afford ethnic bigotry We cannot afford to be divided We are going into elections let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us Sanwo Olu said He said that as a political leader the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike and the union face off with the Federal Government Sanwo Olu said that though none of the Lagos State owned three universities were on strike it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue in order not to compromise the future of the students Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said that the meeting was a call to national duty to take an active part in renewing troubled communities Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation Dr Maurice Mbaeri charged people especially religious leaders to work for justice peace He urged all to ensure fair play so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us by creating functional structure for generations unborn This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging the SGF said The Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people Abubakara who is co Chairman of NIREC urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict The President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Daniel Okoh urged citizens to embrace peace desist from hateful utterances live in peaceful coexistence with one another Okoh the co chairman of NIREC called on Nigerians to be accountable elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments among others vices In his speech the Executive Secretary of NIREC Mr Cornelius Omonokhua said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re engineering change of values and attitudes as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns Also speaking the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice
      Sanwo Olu charges religious traditional leaders on peace justice L R Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Abuja His Eminence Etsu of Nupe Alh Yahaya Abubakar President of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and co chairman of NIREC Most Rev Daniel Okoh Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu Sultan of Sokoto and co chairman of NIREC His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar representative of the SGF the Permanent Secretary Office of SGF General Duties Dr Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri Shehu of Borno Alh Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El Kanemi Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman CAN Lagos state chapter Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religious Council NIREC with the theme working together for Justice and Peace at the Lagos Continental Hotel Victoria Island Monday Sept 26 2022 Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu left exchanging greetings with the SultanGov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity peace justice in Nigeria Sanwo Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter Religion Council NIREC with the theme Working Together for Justice and Peace held at Victoria Island He said that promoting unity peace justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co existence among the people I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently this country will not be put to shame I am hoping that the conversations discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to to ensure justice peace and equity in this country We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so we should not allow hate speech We cannot afford ethnic bigotry We cannot afford to be divided We are going into elections let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us Sanwo Olu said He said that as a political leader the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike and the union face off with the Federal Government Sanwo Olu said that though none of the Lagos State owned three universities were on strike it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue in order not to compromise the future of the students Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF said that the meeting was a call to national duty to take an active part in renewing troubled communities Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation Dr Maurice Mbaeri charged people especially religious leaders to work for justice peace He urged all to ensure fair play so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us by creating functional structure for generations unborn This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging the SGF said The Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people Abubakara who is co Chairman of NIREC urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict The President Christian Association of Nigeria CAN Rev Daniel Okoh urged citizens to embrace peace desist from hateful utterances live in peaceful coexistence with one another Okoh the co chairman of NIREC called on Nigerians to be accountable elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments among others vices In his speech the Executive Secretary of NIREC Mr Cornelius Omonokhua said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re engineering change of values and attitudes as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns Also speaking the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Elegushi called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice
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    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice

    Sanwo-Olu charges religious, traditional leaders on peace, justice L-R: Emeritus, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence; Etsu of Nupe, Alh. Yahaya Abubakar; President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and co-chairman of NIREC, Most Rev. Daniel Okoh; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Sultan of Sokoto and co-chairman of NIREC, His Eminence Muhammad Abubakar; representative of the SGF, the Permanent Secretary, Office of SGF (General Duties), Dr. Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri; Shehu of Borno, Alh. Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi; Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and Chairman, CAN Lagos state chapter, Bishop Stephen Adegbite during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) with the theme “working together for Justice and Peace”, at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022  Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (left) exchanging greetings with the SultanGov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday charged religious and traditional leaders to work together for unity, peace, justice in Nigeria.

    Sanwo-Olu gave the charge during the third quarter meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religion Council (NIREC), with the theme: ”Working Together for Justice and Peace”, held at Victoria Island.

    He said that promoting unity, peace, justice and tranquility in Nigeria would bring about a peaceful co-existence among the people.

    ”I believe with the case of NIREC that we have today and that we have seen consistently, this country will not be put to shame.

    ”I am hoping that the conversations, discussions and decisions at the NIREC meeting will further strengthen that thing that we all swore to; to ensure justice, peace and equity in this country.

    ”We are at a time this country needs all of us now more than ever before and so, we should not allow hate speech.

    ”We cannot afford ethnic bigotry.

    We cannot afford to be divided.

    We are going into elections; let us see the commitment and nationality in all of us,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    He said that as a political leader, the only way not to fail the people was by ensuring good governance.

    Speaking on the ongoing Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) strike and the union face-off with the Federal Government, Sanwo-Olu said that though none of the Lagos State-owned three universities were on strike, it was painful that students in other universities had been at home for seven months.

    He appealed that ASUU should call off the strike and get the students back to school, as the academic union and the Federal Government should quickly resolve the lingering issue, in order not to compromise the future of the students.

    Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said that the meeting was a call to national duty, to take an active part in renewing troubled communities.

    Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Dr Maurice Mbaeri, charged people, especially religious leaders to work for justice, peace.

    He urged all to ensure fair play, so as to create the needed change for Nigerians to always live in unity and harmony.

    ”I want to charge everyone of us to work for peace that will endure and outlast us, by creating functional structure for generations unborn.

    ”This structure must have the capacity to be proactive in responding to emerging issues, while reinforcing a longer and larger change processes.

    We cannot fold our hands when we see problems emerging,” the SGF said.

    The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Mohammed Abubakara, said that the role of religious leaders was to be just and fair to earn the trust of the people.

    Abubakara, who is co-Chairman of NIREC, urged Muslims and Christians to come together to pursue peace and justice as they were inseparable.

    He pleaded with ASUU to call off the ongoing strike, urging the Federal Government and academic union to find a common ground to resolve the conflict.

    The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Daniel Okoh, urged citizens to embrace peace, desist from hateful utterances, live in peaceful coexistence with one another.

    Okoh, the co-chairman of NIREC, called on Nigerians to be accountable, elect leaders with capacities during the 2023 general elections and abhor tribal sentiments, among others vices.

    In his speech, the Executive Secretary of NIREC, Mr Cornelius Omonokhua, said that the meeting was aimed at changing existing narratives to allow justice and peace to reign in Nigeria.

    Omonokhua said that there was a need for mental re-engineering, change of values and attitudes, as well as radical emancipation to address the root of various calamities of national concerns.

    Also speaking, the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, called on religious leaders to continue to preach peace and unity to bring about development in the country.


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  •  The House of Representatives is to meet with the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU and other stakeholders to find lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked by the union This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yahaya Danzaria the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja He said the meeting would take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly the House of Reps wing He said the meeting with ASUU and other critical stakeholders was geared towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked upon by ASUU According to him the House of Reps is deeply concerned about the renewed strike which seems to have defied all efforts made to find solution He added that the House was concerned there had been no agreement reached between the Federal Government and the striking University lecturers He said that the House was more worried on the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of the teeming youths He said the youth had been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved In the light of the foregoing the House hereby request for another opportunity to come together with stakeholders and leadership of ASUU to seek a amicable resolution He said that this was without prejudice to the fact that the matter was already in the Industrial Court The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU among other unions in the education sector began an ongoing strike on Feb 14 after the federal government failed to meet some of its demands including the release of revitalisation funds for universities renegotiation of the 2009 agreement release of earned allowances for university lecturers and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution www nabnews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps to meet ASUU, stakeholders to find solution to lingering strike
     The House of Representatives is to meet with the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU and other stakeholders to find lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked by the union This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yahaya Danzaria the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja He said the meeting would take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly the House of Reps wing He said the meeting with ASUU and other critical stakeholders was geared towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked upon by ASUU According to him the House of Reps is deeply concerned about the renewed strike which seems to have defied all efforts made to find solution He added that the House was concerned there had been no agreement reached between the Federal Government and the striking University lecturers He said that the House was more worried on the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of the teeming youths He said the youth had been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved In the light of the foregoing the House hereby request for another opportunity to come together with stakeholders and leadership of ASUU to seek a amicable resolution He said that this was without prejudice to the fact that the matter was already in the Industrial Court The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU among other unions in the education sector began an ongoing strike on Feb 14 after the federal government failed to meet some of its demands including the release of revitalisation funds for universities renegotiation of the 2009 agreement release of earned allowances for university lecturers and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution www nabnews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Reps to meet ASUU, stakeholders to find solution to lingering strike
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    Reps to meet ASUU, stakeholders to find solution to lingering strike

    The House of Representatives is to meet with the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU)and other stakeholders to find lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked by the union.

    This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Yahaya Danzaria, the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja.

    He said the meeting would take place on Tuesday at the National Assembly, the House of Reps wing.

    He said the meeting with ASUU and other critical stakeholders was geared towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering strike embarked upon by ASUUAccording to him, the House of Reps is deeply concerned about the renewed strike which seems to have defied all efforts made to find solution.

    He added that the House was concerned there had been no agreement reached between the Federal Government and the striking University lecturers.

    He said that the House was more worried on the negative consequences of the strike on the future and quality of education of the teeming youths.

    He said the youth had been kept at home for the past six months despite the intervention of the House and several well-meaning Nigerians overtime to see that the matter was resolved.

    “In the light of the foregoing,  the House hereby request for another opportunity to come together with stakeholders and leadership of ASUU  to seek a amicable resolution.

    ”He said that this was without prejudice to the fact that the matter was already in the Industrial Court.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that  ASUU, among other unions in the education sector, began an ongoing strike on Feb. 14, after the federal government failed to meet some of its demands including, the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. 

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  •  The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary Dalhatu Safiyal Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively As the 2023 General Elections draw closer members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity embrace all and act professionally Members are therefore warned that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement it said The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before during and after the elections It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural urban migration increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country Sokoto state government should amongst other things urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street beggars in the state it added On Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution This is to allow for students return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes thereby increasing thecrime rate in the society it said The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians
     The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary Dalhatu Safiyal Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively As the 2023 General Elections draw closer members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity embrace all and act professionally Members are therefore warned that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement it said The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before during and after the elections It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural urban migration increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country Sokoto state government should amongst other things urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street beggars in the state it added On Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution This is to allow for students return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes thereby increasing thecrime rate in the society it said The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards PVCs to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians
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    2023: NUJ warns members against colluding with politicians

    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto State Council on Saturday warned members to avoid the temptation of being used for blackmail and character assassination for undue favour from politicians.

    The Council made the call in a communique issued at the end of its Congress meeting signed by the state NUJ Chairman and his Secretary, Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori and Muhammad Bello respectively.

    “As the 2023 General Elections draw closer, members should remain apolitical and uphold the confidence of the people by maintaining objectivity, embrace all and act professionally.

    “Members are therefore warned, that the union will not be there for any one that intentionally violates ethics for personal aggrandizement,” it said.

    The congress also appealed on politicians in the country to ensure peaceful electioneering before, during and after the elections.

    It further urged on the Federal and Sokoto state governments to device more means of addressing the devastating security challenges in the state and the country at large.

    “Government should expedite action to tackle the challenge of rural-urban migration, increased child street begging as well as hike in the number of displaced persons forced by the aggravated insecurity in the country.

    “Sokoto state government should, amongst other things, urgently establish a ministry or agency for refugees to help curtail the increased number of street-beggars in the state,” it added On Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) strike, the congress appealed to FG and ASUU to critically consider quick and amicable resolution.

    “This is to allow for students’ return to classes in order to avoid their involvement in crimes, thereby increasing  thecrime rate in the society,” it said.

    The congress also called on eligible voters who have registered but were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to do so in order to avoid being disenfranchised.

    It appealed to the state government to evacuate refuse dumps within the Abu Dankure Meat and Vegetable market as well as fill up the potholes at all roundabouts within the metropolis It also appreciated FG and Sokoto state governments as well as security agencies for their relentless efforts toward addressing security challenges across the state.


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  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU of the state university Keffi to pull out from the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the national body This the assembly said is in the interest of the poor masses and for the overall educational development of the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman House Committee on Education Science and Technology made the call during a meeting with officials of ASUU NSUK chapter on Tuesday in Lafia Ogazi APC Kokona East who is the Deputy Majority Leader said that the state government and the House was committed to make the university to meet international best standard We call this meeting to appeal to you to suspend the ASUU strike and resume work in the interest of poor students and the state at large His Excellency Gov Abdullahi Sule and the House under the leadership of Rt Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi are committed to make the university among the best in the country We are priotising the university because it is one of the industries we are proud of in the state You are all aware of our resolutions toward improving the standard of education in the university and the state at large We have recently appealed to His Execellency Gov Abdullahi Sule to take over the full payment of salaries of the staff of the institution And last two weeks the governor met with you he has agreed to take over full payment of salaries in the institution You can see both the executive and the legislature are committed to make NSUK among the best institutitions in order to meet up with international standard he said The chairman assured ASUU of their commitment to improved welfare of the lecturers other staff and for improved standard of education Responding Dr Samuel Allu the NSUK ASUU Chairman appreciated the House for their concern support Allu said that the strike was a nationwide action and promised to reply the House by next week after their congress meeting on the matter We want to thank you for your concern we will call for our congress next week to brief our members on your appeal As we also told His Excellency Gov Abdullahi Sule the same when he appealed to us to suspend the strike he said We are messengers we will go back to the congress to inform them of all that have taken place your appeals and we will get back to you accordingly possiblly by next week after our congress he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance all the members of the House Committee on Education Science and Technology NSUK ASUU executive members and Dr Tanimu Yusuf the immediate past chairman of ASUU NSUK chapter NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: Nasarawa Assembly urges striking state owned varsity lecturers to end strike
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU of the state university Keffi to pull out from the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the national body This the assembly said is in the interest of the poor masses and for the overall educational development of the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman House Committee on Education Science and Technology made the call during a meeting with officials of ASUU NSUK chapter on Tuesday in Lafia Ogazi APC Kokona East who is the Deputy Majority Leader said that the state government and the House was committed to make the university to meet international best standard We call this meeting to appeal to you to suspend the ASUU strike and resume work in the interest of poor students and the state at large His Excellency Gov Abdullahi Sule and the House under the leadership of Rt Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi are committed to make the university among the best in the country We are priotising the university because it is one of the industries we are proud of in the state You are all aware of our resolutions toward improving the standard of education in the university and the state at large We have recently appealed to His Execellency Gov Abdullahi Sule to take over the full payment of salaries of the staff of the institution And last two weeks the governor met with you he has agreed to take over full payment of salaries in the institution You can see both the executive and the legislature are committed to make NSUK among the best institutitions in order to meet up with international standard he said The chairman assured ASUU of their commitment to improved welfare of the lecturers other staff and for improved standard of education Responding Dr Samuel Allu the NSUK ASUU Chairman appreciated the House for their concern support Allu said that the strike was a nationwide action and promised to reply the House by next week after their congress meeting on the matter We want to thank you for your concern we will call for our congress next week to brief our members on your appeal As we also told His Excellency Gov Abdullahi Sule the same when he appealed to us to suspend the strike he said We are messengers we will go back to the congress to inform them of all that have taken place your appeals and we will get back to you accordingly possiblly by next week after our congress he added The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance all the members of the House Committee on Education Science and Technology NSUK ASUU executive members and Dr Tanimu Yusuf the immediate past chairman of ASUU NSUK chapter NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU: Nasarawa Assembly urges striking state owned varsity lecturers to end strike
    Education3 months ago

    ASUU: Nasarawa Assembly urges striking state owned varsity lecturers to end strike

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the state university, Keffi, to pull out from the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the national body.

    This, the assembly said, is in the interest of the poor masses and for the overall educational development of the state.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, made the call during a meeting with officials of ASUU, NSUK chapter, on Tuesday in Lafia.

    Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), who is the Deputy Majority Leader, said that the state government and the House was committed to make the university to meet international best standard.

    “We call this meeting to appeal to you to suspend the ASUU strike and resume work in the interest of poor students and the state at large.

    “His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, and the House under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi are committed to make the university among the best in the country.

    “We are priotising the university because it is one of the industries we are proud of in the state.

    “You are all aware of our resolutions toward improving the standard of education in the university and the state at large.

    “We have recently appealed to His Execellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule to take over the full payment of salaries of the staff of the institution.

    “And last two weeks, the governor met with you, he has agreed to take over full payment of salaries in the institution.

    “You can see, both the executive and the legislature are committed to make NSUK among the best institutitions in order to meet up with international standard,” he said.

    The chairman assured ASUU of their commitment to improved welfare of the lecturers, other staff and for improved standard of education.

    Responding, Dr Samuel Allu, the NSUK ASUU Chairman, appreciated the House for their concern support.

    Allu said that the strike was a nationwide action and promised to reply the House by next week after their congress meeting on the matter.

    “We want to thank you for your concern, we will call for our congress next week to brief our members on your appeal.

    “As we also told His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule, the same when he appealed to us to suspend the strike,” he said.

    “We are messengers, we will go back to the congress to inform them of all that have taken place, your appeals and we will get back to you accordingly, possiblly by next week after our congress,” he added.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting had in attendance all the members of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, NSUK ASUU executive members and Dr Tanimu Yusuf, the immediate past chairman of ASUU, NSUK chapter.


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  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of University ASUU to enable students to return to school The newly elected President of NANS Mr Usman Barambu made the call at a news conference on Monday in Abuja Barambu described as worrisome the lingering dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government which had lasted for about seven months He noted that the incessant strikes had affected the academic calendar of public owned universities Also It has negatively impacted on the future of Nigerian students as a programme of four years now would last for six years Similarly the Chairman Communiqu Drafting Committee Mr Usman Ayuba urged Buhari to bring on board capable hands with experience and capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country Ayuba also appealed to the government to proffer workable solutions to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country He called on the Ministry of Education to give priority attention to the sector in terms of budgetary allocation to meet the UNESCO standard and recommendation of setting aside 26 per cent of annual budget to education by developing countries The students also wanted lecturers involved in the business of Sex for Marks to desist from such nefarious activities stressing that students would expose anyone found culpable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NANS wants urgent intervention of Buhari on ASUU Strike
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of University ASUU to enable students to return to school The newly elected President of NANS Mr Usman Barambu made the call at a news conference on Monday in Abuja Barambu described as worrisome the lingering dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government which had lasted for about seven months He noted that the incessant strikes had affected the academic calendar of public owned universities Also It has negatively impacted on the future of Nigerian students as a programme of four years now would last for six years Similarly the Chairman Communiqu Drafting Committee Mr Usman Ayuba urged Buhari to bring on board capable hands with experience and capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country Ayuba also appealed to the government to proffer workable solutions to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country He called on the Ministry of Education to give priority attention to the sector in terms of budgetary allocation to meet the UNESCO standard and recommendation of setting aside 26 per cent of annual budget to education by developing countries The students also wanted lecturers involved in the business of Sex for Marks to desist from such nefarious activities stressing that students would expose anyone found culpable NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NANS wants urgent intervention of Buhari on ASUU Strike
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    NANS wants urgent intervention of Buhari on ASUU Strike

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)  has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) to enable students to return to school.

    The newly elected President of NANS, Mr Usman Barambu, made the call at a news conference on Monday in Abuja.

    Barambu described as worrisome the lingering dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government which had lasted for about seven months.

    He noted that the incessant strikes had affected the academic calendar of public owned universities.

    “Also, It has negatively impacted on the future of Nigerian students, as a programme of four years now would last for six years.

    ”Similarly, the Chairman, Communiqué Drafting Committee, Mr Usman Ayuba, urged Buhari to bring on board capable hands with experience and capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

    Ayuba also appealed to the government to proffer workable solutions to address incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country.

    He called on the Ministry of Education to give priority attention to the sector in terms of budgetary allocation to meet the UNESCO standard and recommendation of setting aside 26 per cent of annual budget to education by developing countries.

    The students also wanted lecturers involved in the business of Sex for Marks to desist from such nefarious activities, stressing that students would expose anyone found culpable.


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  •  Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday urged Nigerian youths to take charge of the future describing them as the future of the world Sanwo Olu gave the advice during the Year 2022 Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of the Our Saviour s Church Diocese of Lagos Anglican Communion at Tafawa Balewa Square TBS Marina Lagos The event had as its theme Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction He urged the youths to participate actively in different activities that were geared towards nation building Sanwo Olu said Leadership was not only achieved when people were elected as governors or presidents but from various roles assigned wherever they found themselves such as in the church The governor said that serving in the house of God was a good foundation for greater career service According to him what the church stands for was to give you youths the foundation and space for them to be able to do those things they want to do and fly to whatever height Indeed you are not just the future of the nation you are indeed the future of the world and the future is now And so you need to be partakers of it and take full charge of it Sanwo Olu and his wife Dr Ibijoke Sanwo Olu who were Parents of the Day for the Harvest Programme also urged Nigerians to unite They should also shun division and make the right choices so as to create a tomorrow that everybody would be proud of he urged he governor said that his government would continue to be responsible and responsive to the people of Lagos State Also it would ensure development in every part of Lagos State in line with the Greater Lagos Development agenda He said Let us hold ourselves together Whatever is dividing us as a country are the little things that can also unite us as a country Let us make the right choices Let us create a tomorrow that all of them can be proud of We have that responsibility to continue to make this place Lagos safe We have that responsibility to continue to make sure that we will not divide ourselves We will continue to create opportunities for every one of our citizens and we will continue to make it home to all for as long as they want to be peaceful and law abiding Speaking earlier the Vicar of Our Saviour s Church TBS The Ven Ife Okupevi urged Sanwo Olu to intervene in the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU Okupevi urged the governor to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari the Minister of Education and other stakeholders for quick resolution between the Federal Government and ASUU to end the strike that had grounded university education for many months He also praised Sanwo Olu for taking necessary action against COVID 19 and the security being enjoyed in Lagos State as well as provision of infrastructure in different parts of the state In his sermon the Preacher Rev Emmanuel Mordi urged Christians to use their resources for God and also that those in positions of authority should be merciful to the people and ensure justice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu urges youth to take charge of future
     Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos State on Sunday urged Nigerian youths to take charge of the future describing them as the future of the world Sanwo Olu gave the advice during the Year 2022 Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of the Our Saviour s Church Diocese of Lagos Anglican Communion at Tafawa Balewa Square TBS Marina Lagos The event had as its theme Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction He urged the youths to participate actively in different activities that were geared towards nation building Sanwo Olu said Leadership was not only achieved when people were elected as governors or presidents but from various roles assigned wherever they found themselves such as in the church The governor said that serving in the house of God was a good foundation for greater career service According to him what the church stands for was to give you youths the foundation and space for them to be able to do those things they want to do and fly to whatever height Indeed you are not just the future of the nation you are indeed the future of the world and the future is now And so you need to be partakers of it and take full charge of it Sanwo Olu and his wife Dr Ibijoke Sanwo Olu who were Parents of the Day for the Harvest Programme also urged Nigerians to unite They should also shun division and make the right choices so as to create a tomorrow that everybody would be proud of he urged he governor said that his government would continue to be responsible and responsive to the people of Lagos State Also it would ensure development in every part of Lagos State in line with the Greater Lagos Development agenda He said Let us hold ourselves together Whatever is dividing us as a country are the little things that can also unite us as a country Let us make the right choices Let us create a tomorrow that all of them can be proud of We have that responsibility to continue to make this place Lagos safe We have that responsibility to continue to make sure that we will not divide ourselves We will continue to create opportunities for every one of our citizens and we will continue to make it home to all for as long as they want to be peaceful and law abiding Speaking earlier the Vicar of Our Saviour s Church TBS The Ven Ife Okupevi urged Sanwo Olu to intervene in the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University ASUU Okupevi urged the governor to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari the Minister of Education and other stakeholders for quick resolution between the Federal Government and ASUU to end the strike that had grounded university education for many months He also praised Sanwo Olu for taking necessary action against COVID 19 and the security being enjoyed in Lagos State as well as provision of infrastructure in different parts of the state In his sermon the Preacher Rev Emmanuel Mordi urged Christians to use their resources for God and also that those in positions of authority should be merciful to the people and ensure justice NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sanwo-Olu urges youth to take charge of future
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    Sanwo-Olu urges youth to take charge of future

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday urged Nigerian youths to take charge of the future, describing them as the future of the world.

    Sanwo-Olu gave the advice during the Year 2022 Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of the Our Saviour’s Church, Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion),, at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Marina, Lagos.

    The event had as its theme: ”Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction”.

    He urged the youths to participate actively in different activities that were geared towards nation-building.

    Sanwo-Olu said: ”Leadership was not only achieved when people were elected as governors or presidents, but from various roles assigned wherever they found themselves, such as in the church.

    ” The governor said that serving in the house of God was a good foundation for greater career service.

    According to him, what the church stands for ”was to give you (youths) the foundation and space for them to be able to do those things they want to do and fly to whatever height.

    ”Indeed, you are not just the future of the nation, you are indeed the future of the world and the future is now.

    ”And so, you need to be partakers of it and take full charge of it.

    ” Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who were Parents of the Day for the Harvest Programme also urged Nigerians to unite.

    ”They should also shun division and make the right choices, so as to create a tomorrow that everybody would be proud of,” he urged.

    he governor said that his government would continue to be responsible and responsive to the people of Lagos State.

    Also, it would ensure development in every part of Lagos State, in line with the Greater Lagos Development agenda.

    He said, ”Let us hold ourselves together.

    Whatever is dividing us as a country are the little things that can also unite us as a country.

    ”Let us make the right choices.

    Let us create a tomorrow that all of them can be proud of.

    ”We have that responsibility to continue to make this place (Lagos) safe.

    We have that responsibility to continue to make sure that we will not divide ourselves.

    ”We will continue to create opportunities for every one of our citizens, and we will continue to make it home to all for as long as they want to be peaceful and law-abiding.

    ” Speaking earlier, the Vicar of Our Saviour’s Church, TBS, The Ven. Ife Okupevi urged Sanwo-Olu to intervene in the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU).

    Okupevi urged the governor to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Education and other stakeholders for quick resolution between the Federal Government and ASUU, to end the strike that had grounded university education for many months.

    He also praised Sanwo-Olu for taking necessary action against COVID-19 and the security being enjoyed in Lagos State, as well as provision of infrastructure in different parts of the state.

    In his sermon, the Preacher, Rev. Emmanuel Mordi, urged Christians to use their resources for God and also that those in positions of authority should be merciful to the people and ensure justice.


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  •  Sofadondo Advocacy Group a Non Governmental Organisation campaigning against Sex for Mark in Nigeria education system has called for the overhauling of Nigeria s higher institution to discourage the scandal The National Cordinator of the group Mrs Hannah Etta who is also a lecturer in one of the Nigerian Universities made the call on Saturday in Abuja during the group s 2nd National Conference The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is Sex for marks and marks for sex Establishing the change mantra for national growth and development Etta said that the issue was like an Elephant in the room where everybody knew that it was happening but no one was talking about it She stated that the culture of silence had beclouded most Nigerian female University students even some victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV and called for change in the system According to her Sofadondo is an advocacy group that is out to advocate strongly against the menace of Sex for Marks which amounts to injustice in the system This injustice is a clear one in the society why will someone go through the hurdles of writing exams into University and got admission where you are entrusted into the care of lecturers but these people are the one that will turn around to terrorise you victimise you threaten your life Other incoming students into the University will also be influenced with immoral behaviour by the already existing students we are saying no to this immoral activities in our institutions These students instead of telling their parents or report to the Vice Chancellor this behavior they succumbed to it Sofadondo is saying no to this new norm We are saying no to this issue any victim should call us or visit our webpage www sofadondo org send us a mail and we will step and see that the matter is handled We won t metion your name it will be done on unanimous basis we will investigate the matter we have lawyers investigators who work with us as volunteers on probono The system must be sanitised She also spoke about the face off between Academic Staff Union of University ASUU and the Federal Government saying that the Union was not only fighting for its course alone but the course of the students Etta said that the system was so rotten to the extent that some students sat on the floor in some Universities to receive lectures The Deputy Senate President Sen Ovie Omo Agege who was the speaker at the event decried the rate of Sex for Marks in Nigerian Universities adding that the menace was now rampant in the Nigerian institutions Omo Agege who was represented at the event by Mr Patrick Okuneh a legislative Aide to the Senate President stated that his commitment to gender issues in bringing up effective legislations would not be distorted He called for renew awareness drive to end the scourge of sexual harassment in Nigeria society According to him the essence of University education is to expose students to new research and technology encourage creative independent thoughts that could bring positive socioeconomic transformation in the society but the students are being exposed to another thing He called on Nigerians to come together to stop the negative menace Mr Viktor Ikiriko the Executive Director Talk Africa with Toyin Foundation who was the guest speaker said that the society had turned a blind eye and deaf ears pretending not to be aware of the menace Sex for promotion employment posting and others are a common feature in both public and private organisations Sex for Marks the crux of our gathering today is as old as education itself in Nigeria The reason it is now being openly discussed is because our female students are becoming bolder better prepared at home as previously held beliefs of stigmatisation and isolation have been thrown out of the window Our children today know that they will be treated as victims and not as solicitors This has given them the impetus to speak up The boldness of today s female students is also boosted by technology Students today can very easily record conversations and even the actual act to be used as evidence should the need arise Victims of sex for marks are mostly the intellectually lazy female students indigent female students the intellectually lazy male students and the very beautiful female students These categories of students are often ready and willing prey for their predatory assailants who unabashedly feast on their young innocent bodies he stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sex for Mark: Group says it is injustice against society
     Sofadondo Advocacy Group a Non Governmental Organisation campaigning against Sex for Mark in Nigeria education system has called for the overhauling of Nigeria s higher institution to discourage the scandal The National Cordinator of the group Mrs Hannah Etta who is also a lecturer in one of the Nigerian Universities made the call on Saturday in Abuja during the group s 2nd National Conference The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is Sex for marks and marks for sex Establishing the change mantra for national growth and development Etta said that the issue was like an Elephant in the room where everybody knew that it was happening but no one was talking about it She stated that the culture of silence had beclouded most Nigerian female University students even some victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence SGBV and called for change in the system According to her Sofadondo is an advocacy group that is out to advocate strongly against the menace of Sex for Marks which amounts to injustice in the system This injustice is a clear one in the society why will someone go through the hurdles of writing exams into University and got admission where you are entrusted into the care of lecturers but these people are the one that will turn around to terrorise you victimise you threaten your life Other incoming students into the University will also be influenced with immoral behaviour by the already existing students we are saying no to this immoral activities in our institutions These students instead of telling their parents or report to the Vice Chancellor this behavior they succumbed to it Sofadondo is saying no to this new norm We are saying no to this issue any victim should call us or visit our webpage www sofadondo org send us a mail and we will step and see that the matter is handled We won t metion your name it will be done on unanimous basis we will investigate the matter we have lawyers investigators who work with us as volunteers on probono The system must be sanitised She also spoke about the face off between Academic Staff Union of University ASUU and the Federal Government saying that the Union was not only fighting for its course alone but the course of the students Etta said that the system was so rotten to the extent that some students sat on the floor in some Universities to receive lectures The Deputy Senate President Sen Ovie Omo Agege who was the speaker at the event decried the rate of Sex for Marks in Nigerian Universities adding that the menace was now rampant in the Nigerian institutions Omo Agege who was represented at the event by Mr Patrick Okuneh a legislative Aide to the Senate President stated that his commitment to gender issues in bringing up effective legislations would not be distorted He called for renew awareness drive to end the scourge of sexual harassment in Nigeria society According to him the essence of University education is to expose students to new research and technology encourage creative independent thoughts that could bring positive socioeconomic transformation in the society but the students are being exposed to another thing He called on Nigerians to come together to stop the negative menace Mr Viktor Ikiriko the Executive Director Talk Africa with Toyin Foundation who was the guest speaker said that the society had turned a blind eye and deaf ears pretending not to be aware of the menace Sex for promotion employment posting and others are a common feature in both public and private organisations Sex for Marks the crux of our gathering today is as old as education itself in Nigeria The reason it is now being openly discussed is because our female students are becoming bolder better prepared at home as previously held beliefs of stigmatisation and isolation have been thrown out of the window Our children today know that they will be treated as victims and not as solicitors This has given them the impetus to speak up The boldness of today s female students is also boosted by technology Students today can very easily record conversations and even the actual act to be used as evidence should the need arise Victims of sex for marks are mostly the intellectually lazy female students indigent female students the intellectually lazy male students and the very beautiful female students These categories of students are often ready and willing prey for their predatory assailants who unabashedly feast on their young innocent bodies he stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sex for Mark: Group says it is injustice against society
    General news4 months ago

    Sex for Mark: Group says it is injustice against society

    Sofadondo Advocacy Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation campaigning against Sex for Mark in Nigeria education system, has called for the overhauling of Nigeria’s higher institution to discourage the scandal.

    The National Cordinator of the group, Mrs Hannah Etta, who is also a lecturer in one of the Nigerian Universities, made the call on Saturday in Abuja during the group’s 2nd National Conference.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference is “Sex for marks and marks for sex: Establishing the change mantra for national growth and development”.

    Etta said that the issue was like an Elephant in the room, where everybody knew that it was happening, but no one was talking about it.

    She stated that the culture of silence had beclouded most Nigerian female University students, even some victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), and called for change in the system.

    According to her, Sofadondo is an advocacy group that is out to advocate strongly against the menace of Sex for Marks, which amounts to injustice in the system.

    “This injustice is a clear one in the society; why will someone go through the hurdles of writing exams into University and got admission, where you are entrusted into the care of lecturers, but these people are the one that will turn around to terrorise you, victimise you, threaten your life.

    “Other incoming students into the University will also be influenced with immoral behaviour by the already existing students; we are saying no to this immoral activities in our institutions.

    “These students instead of telling their parents, or report to the Vice Chancellor this behavior, they succumbed to it, Sofadondo is saying no to this new norm.

    “We are saying no to this issue, any victim should call us or visit our webpage, www.

    sofadondo.

    org, send us a mail and we will step and see that the matter is handled.

    “We won’t metion your name, it will be done on unanimous basis, we will investigate the matter, we have lawyers, investigators who work with us as volunteers on probono.

    The system must be sanitised.

    ”She also spoke about the face-off between Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) and the Federal Government, saying that the Union was not only fighting for its course alone, but the course of the students.

    .

    Etta said that the system was so rotten to the extent that some students sat on the floor in some Universities to receive lectures.

    The Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, who was the speaker at the event, decried the rate of Sex for Marks in Nigerian Universities, adding that the menace was now rampant in the Nigerian institutions.

    Omo-Agege who was represented at the event by Mr Patrick Okuneh, a legislative Aide to the Senate President, stated that his commitment to gender issues in bringing up effective legislations would not be distorted.

    He called for renew awareness drive to end the scourge of sexual harassment in Nigeria society.

    According to him, the essence of University education is to expose students to new research and technology, encourage creative independent thoughts that could bring positive socioeconomic transformation in the society, but the students are being exposed to another thing.  

    He called on Nigerians to come together to stop the negative menace.   

    Mr Viktor Ikiriko, the Executive Director, Talk Africa with Toyin Foundation, who was the guest speaker said that the society had turned a blind eye and deaf ears, pretending not to be aware of the menace.   

    “Sex for promotion, employment, posting and others are a common feature in both public and private organisations.

    Sex for Marks, the crux of our gathering today is as old as education itself in Nigeria.  

    “The reason it is now being openly discussed is because our female students are becoming bolder, better prepared at home as previously held beliefs of stigmatisation and isolation have been thrown out of the window.  

    “Our children today, know that they will be treated as victims and not as solicitors.

    This has given them the impetus to speak up.

    The boldness of today’s female students is also boosted by technology.

    “Students today, can very easily record conversations and even the actual act to be used as evidence should the need arise.  

    “Victims of sex for marks are mostly the intellectually lazy female students, indigent female students, the intellectually lazy male students and the very beautiful female students.

    “These categories of students are often ready and willing prey for their predatory assailants who unabashedly feast on their young innocent bodies,” he stressed.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Academic Staff Union of University ASUU says it will petition the Nigerian Universities Comission NUC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ICPC over conduct of examination by Kaduna State University KASU management amidst ongoing strike by the union This was contained in a statement on Monday in Kaduna by ASUU Kano Zonal Coordinator Mr Abdulkadir Muhammad The News Agency of Nigeria reports that KASU on May 23 said it would disqualify students with less than 75 per cent attendance from writing its second semester examination The varsity s management had also on April 26 announced resumption of academic activities on May 9 for the continuation of the Second Semester 20202021 academic session amidst the ASUU strike Muhammad said the examinations should be re conducted after following the due process and suspension of the ongoing sirike otherwise the Union will be left with no option but to write a petition to the NUC and the ICPC against the Management of KASU He said in order to maintain and raspect the sacred system of evaluation in the university system all written examinations in KASU amidst the strike should be discarded He added that the ASUU Kano Zone met on Aug 7 and deliberated on alleged intimidation against their members by the government due to the ongoing nationwide strike directed by the ASUU national body The governor had threatened to sack all academic staff that went on strike in the branch as he usually does on similar matters he said Muhammad noted that ASUU as a union had experienced similar threats in the past and that never deterred them from the struggles to salvage public universities from imminent collapse He restated their position on agreements reached on the demands with timelines by the Federal Government in the MoU and MoA signed willingly with ASUU in February 2019 and December 2020 He also noted that ASUU as a union did not derive pleasure in the disruption of academic calendar and hindering students from graduating in good time Strike action always comes as the Union s last resort after exhausting all other options and consultative avenues he said Muhammad explained that KASU had benefited immensely from the TETFund interventions revitalisation fund staff development and provision of research grants which were dividends of ASUU strikes He described KASU as one of the universities that could rightly be called TETFund University noting that virtually all buildings in the university were constructed through TETFund interventions It is therefore illogical for Governor El Rufai to bluff that members of ASUU KASU should either break away from the National strike or be sacked Muhammed alleged that since issuance of the threat their members had constantly been intimidated and coarced by the University Council and Management through opening of registers conducting examinations selective stoppage of Staff salaries among others He stated that the theatrical exercises of KASU s examinations currently going on was characterised by non coverage course outlines incomplete lecture contact hours non participation of lecturers who taught the courses in the setting of the examination questions Muhammad said the union would not fold its arms while the University evaluation system was being bastardised and abused by the Management of KASU Muhammed called on their members in KASU to remain resolute and prosecute the strike to its logical conclusion NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: ASUU to petition NUC, ICPC over conduct of examination by KASU management
     The Academic Staff Union of University ASUU says it will petition the Nigerian Universities Comission NUC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ICPC over conduct of examination by Kaduna State University KASU management amidst ongoing strike by the union This was contained in a statement on Monday in Kaduna by ASUU Kano Zonal Coordinator Mr Abdulkadir Muhammad The News Agency of Nigeria reports that KASU on May 23 said it would disqualify students with less than 75 per cent attendance from writing its second semester examination The varsity s management had also on April 26 announced resumption of academic activities on May 9 for the continuation of the Second Semester 20202021 academic session amidst the ASUU strike Muhammad said the examinations should be re conducted after following the due process and suspension of the ongoing sirike otherwise the Union will be left with no option but to write a petition to the NUC and the ICPC against the Management of KASU He said in order to maintain and raspect the sacred system of evaluation in the university system all written examinations in KASU amidst the strike should be discarded He added that the ASUU Kano Zone met on Aug 7 and deliberated on alleged intimidation against their members by the government due to the ongoing nationwide strike directed by the ASUU national body The governor had threatened to sack all academic staff that went on strike in the branch as he usually does on similar matters he said Muhammad noted that ASUU as a union had experienced similar threats in the past and that never deterred them from the struggles to salvage public universities from imminent collapse He restated their position on agreements reached on the demands with timelines by the Federal Government in the MoU and MoA signed willingly with ASUU in February 2019 and December 2020 He also noted that ASUU as a union did not derive pleasure in the disruption of academic calendar and hindering students from graduating in good time Strike action always comes as the Union s last resort after exhausting all other options and consultative avenues he said Muhammad explained that KASU had benefited immensely from the TETFund interventions revitalisation fund staff development and provision of research grants which were dividends of ASUU strikes He described KASU as one of the universities that could rightly be called TETFund University noting that virtually all buildings in the university were constructed through TETFund interventions It is therefore illogical for Governor El Rufai to bluff that members of ASUU KASU should either break away from the National strike or be sacked Muhammed alleged that since issuance of the threat their members had constantly been intimidated and coarced by the University Council and Management through opening of registers conducting examinations selective stoppage of Staff salaries among others He stated that the theatrical exercises of KASU s examinations currently going on was characterised by non coverage course outlines incomplete lecture contact hours non participation of lecturers who taught the courses in the setting of the examination questions Muhammad said the union would not fold its arms while the University evaluation system was being bastardised and abused by the Management of KASU Muhammed called on their members in KASU to remain resolute and prosecute the strike to its logical conclusion NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Strike: ASUU to petition NUC, ICPC over conduct of examination by KASU management
    Education4 months ago

    Strike: ASUU to petition NUC, ICPC over conduct of examination by KASU management

    The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), says it will petition the Nigerian Universities Comission (NUC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over conduct of examination by Kaduna State University (KASU) management amidst ongoing strike by the union.

    This was contained in a statement on Monday in Kaduna by ASUU Kano Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Abdulkadir Muhammad.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that KASU, on May 23, said it would disqualify students with less than 75 per cent attendance from writing its second semester examination.

    The varsity’s management had also on April 26, announced resumption of academic activities on May 9 for the continuation of the Second Semester 20202021 academic session amidst the  ASUU strike.

    Muhammad said the examinations should be re-conducted after following the due process and suspension of the ongoing sirike, otherwise, the Union will be left with no option but to write a petition to the NUC and the ICPC against the Management of KASU.  

    He said in order to maintain and raspect the sacred system of evaluation in the university system, all written examinations in KASU amidst the strike should be discarded.

    He added that the ASUU, Kano Zone, met on Aug. 7 and deliberated on alleged intimidation against  their members by the government due to the ongoing nationwide strike directed by the ASUU national body.

    “The governor had threatened to sack all academic staff that went on strike in the branch as he usually does on similar matters,” he said.  

    Muhammad noted that ASUU as a union, had experienced similar threats in the past and that never deterred them from the struggles to salvage public universities from imminent collapse.

    He restated their position on agreements reached on the demands, with timelines, by the Federal Government in the MoU and MoA signed willingly with ASUU in February 2019 and December, 2020. He also noted that ASUU as a union, did not derive pleasure in the disruption of academic calendar and hindering students from graduating in good time.  

    “Strike action always comes as the Union’s last resort after exhausting all other options and consultative avenues,” he said.

    Muhammad explained that KASU had benefited immensely from the TETFund interventions, revitalisation fund, staff development and provision of research grants, which were dividends of ASUU strikes.  

    He described KASU as one of the universities that could rightly be called TETFund University, noting that virtually all buildings in the university were constructed through  TETFund interventions.  

    “It is therefore illogical for Governor El-Rufai to bluff that members of ASUU-KASU should either break away from the National strike or be sacked.

    ” Muhammed alleged that since issuance of the threat, their members had constantly been intimidated and coarced by the University Council and Management through opening of registers, conducting examinations, selective stoppage of Staff salaries, among others.  

    He stated that the theatrical exercises of KASU’s examinations, currently going on, was characterised by non-coverage course outlines, incomplete lecture contact hours, non-participation of lecturers who taught the courses, in the setting of the examination questions.

    Muhammad said the union would not fold its arms while the University evaluation system was being bastardised and abused by the Management of KASU.  

    Muhammed called on their members in KASU to remain resolute and prosecute the strike to its logical conclusion.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Northern House of Representatives caucus has denied impeachment move against the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila over failure to support the controversial water resources bill Rep Seriki Addah the Chairman the Northern Caucus denied the move at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja saying at no time did the caucus hold any meeting for impeachment of the speaker This is a sad day and coming at a time we should be talking of how to unite this country and provide leadership we are being dragged down by the agent of destabilisation I say clearly that what has been published is malicious lies aimed at planting the seed of discord among Nigerians Addah said that Gbajabiamila enjoyed the support of every lawmaker in the house adding that his campaign to become speaker was hinged on nation building a joint task He said that the Speaker is from the South West and the person who contested against him was a northerner but the northerners chose to support Gbajabiamila He said that the news was a disservice to the country and should be condemned while urging the publisher to retract the publication and apologise to the north He said that the Northern caucus feels aggrieved and betrayed with the malicious publication The chairman said that the lawmakers were trying hard to build the nation Nigeria is Nigeria we are one country and lawmakers operate as Nigerians we don t talk about tribe or religion The Deputy Speaker Rep Idris Wase while refuting the report said that there was nothing like impeachment going on to the best of his knowledge saying I am a northerner He pleaded with his colleagues to toe the line of what had been mentioned to trust one another adding that members were working as a family He urged members not to be carried by emotions and sentiments towards dividing members We remain the symbol of democracy in this country and in any nation the parliament is a symbol of democracy Maybe because the speaker is away and they want to gang me up against my colleagues too and that is why they are planting this story For me I want to say we are one and we are one in terms of our activities The matter is hereby referred to committee on ethics and privilege The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Water Resources Bill is an executive bill that passed through third reading in the House of Reps during the 8th Assembly but was rejected by the Senate The bill was recommitted for consideration recently in the 9th Assembly and it raised a dust Rep Sanda Soli the Chairman House Committee on Water Resources said that the bill was an executive bill adding that it was not intended to generate any acrimony The Minority Leader of the House Rep Ndudi Elumelu however queried why the house should be bothered about impeachment when the country is bedevilled with insecurity Elumelu said what should concern the house was the lingering Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the kidnapped Abuja Kaduna train victims among others He said that there was nothing like impeachment threat against the speaker adding that the bill in question had not been brought for consideration and no plan to put it in the supplementary paper Mine is to see how we can support the government in fighting insecurity I want to assure Nigerians that the house is doing everything possible to support the government and get our children back to school Meanwhile Gbajabiamila is currently attending a leadership course at Harvard University in the U S NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Northern House of Reps caucus deny impeachment move against Gbajabiamila
     The Northern House of Representatives caucus has denied impeachment move against the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila over failure to support the controversial water resources bill Rep Seriki Addah the Chairman the Northern Caucus denied the move at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja saying at no time did the caucus hold any meeting for impeachment of the speaker This is a sad day and coming at a time we should be talking of how to unite this country and provide leadership we are being dragged down by the agent of destabilisation I say clearly that what has been published is malicious lies aimed at planting the seed of discord among Nigerians Addah said that Gbajabiamila enjoyed the support of every lawmaker in the house adding that his campaign to become speaker was hinged on nation building a joint task He said that the Speaker is from the South West and the person who contested against him was a northerner but the northerners chose to support Gbajabiamila He said that the news was a disservice to the country and should be condemned while urging the publisher to retract the publication and apologise to the north He said that the Northern caucus feels aggrieved and betrayed with the malicious publication The chairman said that the lawmakers were trying hard to build the nation Nigeria is Nigeria we are one country and lawmakers operate as Nigerians we don t talk about tribe or religion The Deputy Speaker Rep Idris Wase while refuting the report said that there was nothing like impeachment going on to the best of his knowledge saying I am a northerner He pleaded with his colleagues to toe the line of what had been mentioned to trust one another adding that members were working as a family He urged members not to be carried by emotions and sentiments towards dividing members We remain the symbol of democracy in this country and in any nation the parliament is a symbol of democracy Maybe because the speaker is away and they want to gang me up against my colleagues too and that is why they are planting this story For me I want to say we are one and we are one in terms of our activities The matter is hereby referred to committee on ethics and privilege The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Water Resources Bill is an executive bill that passed through third reading in the House of Reps during the 8th Assembly but was rejected by the Senate The bill was recommitted for consideration recently in the 9th Assembly and it raised a dust Rep Sanda Soli the Chairman House Committee on Water Resources said that the bill was an executive bill adding that it was not intended to generate any acrimony The Minority Leader of the House Rep Ndudi Elumelu however queried why the house should be bothered about impeachment when the country is bedevilled with insecurity Elumelu said what should concern the house was the lingering Academic Staff Union of University ASUU strike the kidnapped Abuja Kaduna train victims among others He said that there was nothing like impeachment threat against the speaker adding that the bill in question had not been brought for consideration and no plan to put it in the supplementary paper Mine is to see how we can support the government in fighting insecurity I want to assure Nigerians that the house is doing everything possible to support the government and get our children back to school Meanwhile Gbajabiamila is currently attending a leadership course at Harvard University in the U S NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Northern House of Reps caucus deny impeachment move against Gbajabiamila
    General news4 months ago

    Northern House of Reps caucus deny impeachment move against Gbajabiamila

    The Northern House of Representatives caucus has denied impeachment move against the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila over failure to support the controversial water resources bill.

    Rep. Seriki Addah, the Chairman, the Northern Caucus, denied the move at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja, saying at no time did the caucus hold any meeting for impeachment of the speaker.

    “This is a sad day and coming at a time we should be talking of how to unite this country and provide leadership, we are being dragged down by the agent of destabilisation.

    “I say clearly that what has been published is malicious lies aimed at planting the seed of discord among Nigerians.” Addah said that Gbajabiamila enjoyed the support of every lawmaker in the house, adding that his campaign to become speaker was hinged on, “nation building, a joint task”.

    He said that the Speaker is from the South West and the person who contested against him was a northerner, but the northerners chose to support Gbajabiamila.

    He said that the news was a disservice to the country and should be condemned, while urging the publisher to retract the publication and apologise to the north.

    He said that the Northern caucus feels aggrieved and betrayed with the malicious publication.

    The chairman said that the lawmakers were trying hard to build the nation, “Nigeria is Nigeria, we are one country and lawmakers operate as Nigerians; we don’t talk about tribe or religion.

    The Deputy Speaker, Rep. Idris Wase, while refuting the report said that there was nothing like impeachment going on to the best of his knowledge, saying “I am a northerner”.

    He pleaded with his colleagues to toe the line of what had been mentioned to trust one another, adding that members were working as a family.

    He urged members not to be carried by emotions and sentiments towards dividing members.

    “We remain the symbol of democracy in this country and in any nation the parliament is a symbol of democracy.

    “Maybe because the speaker is away and they want to gang me up against my colleagues too and that is why they are planting this story.

    “For me, I want to say we are one and we are one in terms of our activities.

    The matter is hereby referred to committee on ethics and privilege.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Water Resources Bill is an executive bill that passed through third reading in the House of Reps during the 8th Assembly but was rejected by the Senate.

    The bill was recommitted for consideration recently in the 9th Assembly and it raised a dust.

    Rep. Sanda Soli, the Chairman, House Committee on Water Resources said that the bill was an executive bill, adding that it was not intended to generate any acrimony.

    The Minority Leader of the House, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu, however queried why the house should be bothered about impeachment “when the country is bedevilled with insecurity?’’ Elumelu said what should concern the house was the lingering Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) strike, the kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train victims among others.

    He said that there was nothing like impeachment threat against the speaker, adding that the bill in question had not been brought for consideration and no plan to put it in the supplementary paper.

    “Mine is to see how we can support the government in fighting insecurity.

    I want to assure Nigerians that the house is doing everything possible to support the government and get our children back to school.

    Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila is currently attending a leadership course at Harvard University in the U.S.  

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Coalition of Professional Women in Politics COPWIP on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to urgently resolve issues between them and end the ongoing lecturers strike COPWIP is a civil society group promoting the participation of female professionals in politics and demanding good governance The Convener and National Coordinator COPWIP Mrs Atinuke Agbaje Owolabi in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos said ending the strike would ward off negative consequences Agbaje Owolabi said education is the bedrock for any meaningful development to keep youths positively engaged and keep vices crime and criminality away She said the less privileged in the nation were feeling the negative impacts of the strike more because they use their meagre earnings to send their children to universities in Nigeria According to her such people cannot afford foreign schools She called for drastic measures to address the impasse between the federal government and ASUU which had prolonged the strike ASUU has been on strike for months and these university students have been neglected without their future being cared for The students are our children and are the ones suffering for it she said She appealed to the federal government to make the issue of education a priority and halt humanitarian donations to other countries to ensure the nation s students returned to school She said a recent humanitarian donation of one million dollars to Afghanistan should have been postponed and the money channelled toward meeting some of the demands of the striking lecturers She said the other countries Nigerians were migrating to in search of quality knowledge cherished and do not joke with tertiary institutions Here in Nigeria we neglect our educational sector and run abroad for medicals and vacations The country is already experiencing brain drain because the youth that are meant to come up with different innovations have decided to seek greener pastures in other countries We as mothers and professional women in politics believe that politics is all about ensuring an egalitarian society that must be conducive for all the citizens but the irony is what is obtainable here in Nigeria The rich are becoming richer while the poor are becoming poorer The gap between the rich and poor is so wide and is seriously affecting the nation she said She said that the coalition was planning a workshop tagged Skill Mobility and Brain Drain in a Developing Economy to address critical issues in the education sector affecting youths and the nation Also the Co convener of COPWIP Mrs Zainab Ikaz Kassim said future generations would demand answers from political leaders for inactions toward ending strikes and the rot in the educational sector She said the ongoing ASUU strike was leaving trails of irreversible consequences and appealed to government to prioritise the welfare and payment of all ASUU members to return students to school The co convener said the government would not have tolerated strike in the oil and gas downstream sector or any other industry this long as such education which is the most important sector should be accorded priority All parties involved should come together to ensure that all issues are resolved and students are allowed to return to university to complete their education she said ASUU has been on strike since Feb 14 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Technocrats beg ASUU, FG to reach truce, end strike 
     The Coalition of Professional Women in Politics COPWIP on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to urgently resolve issues between them and end the ongoing lecturers strike COPWIP is a civil society group promoting the participation of female professionals in politics and demanding good governance The Convener and National Coordinator COPWIP Mrs Atinuke Agbaje Owolabi in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos said ending the strike would ward off negative consequences Agbaje Owolabi said education is the bedrock for any meaningful development to keep youths positively engaged and keep vices crime and criminality away She said the less privileged in the nation were feeling the negative impacts of the strike more because they use their meagre earnings to send their children to universities in Nigeria According to her such people cannot afford foreign schools She called for drastic measures to address the impasse between the federal government and ASUU which had prolonged the strike ASUU has been on strike for months and these university students have been neglected without their future being cared for The students are our children and are the ones suffering for it she said She appealed to the federal government to make the issue of education a priority and halt humanitarian donations to other countries to ensure the nation s students returned to school She said a recent humanitarian donation of one million dollars to Afghanistan should have been postponed and the money channelled toward meeting some of the demands of the striking lecturers She said the other countries Nigerians were migrating to in search of quality knowledge cherished and do not joke with tertiary institutions Here in Nigeria we neglect our educational sector and run abroad for medicals and vacations The country is already experiencing brain drain because the youth that are meant to come up with different innovations have decided to seek greener pastures in other countries We as mothers and professional women in politics believe that politics is all about ensuring an egalitarian society that must be conducive for all the citizens but the irony is what is obtainable here in Nigeria The rich are becoming richer while the poor are becoming poorer The gap between the rich and poor is so wide and is seriously affecting the nation she said She said that the coalition was planning a workshop tagged Skill Mobility and Brain Drain in a Developing Economy to address critical issues in the education sector affecting youths and the nation Also the Co convener of COPWIP Mrs Zainab Ikaz Kassim said future generations would demand answers from political leaders for inactions toward ending strikes and the rot in the educational sector She said the ongoing ASUU strike was leaving trails of irreversible consequences and appealed to government to prioritise the welfare and payment of all ASUU members to return students to school The co convener said the government would not have tolerated strike in the oil and gas downstream sector or any other industry this long as such education which is the most important sector should be accorded priority All parties involved should come together to ensure that all issues are resolved and students are allowed to return to university to complete their education she said ASUU has been on strike since Feb 14 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Technocrats beg ASUU, FG to reach truce, end strike 
    General news5 months ago

    Technocrats beg ASUU, FG to reach truce, end strike 

    The Coalition of Professional Women in Politics (COPWIP) on Thursday appealed to the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to urgently resolve issues between them and end the ongoing lecturers’ strike.

    COPWIP is a civil society group promoting the participation of female professionals in politics and demanding good governance.

    The Convener and National Coordinator, COPWIP, Mrs Atinuke Agbaje-Owolabi, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, said ending the strike would ward off negative consequences.

    Agbaje-Owolabi said education is the bedrock for any meaningful development, to keep youths positively engaged and keep vices, crime and criminality away.

    She said the less privileged in the nation were feeling the negative impacts of the strike more because they use their meagre earnings to send their children to universities in Nigeria.

    According to her, such people cannot afford foreign schools.

    She called for drastic measures to address the impasse between the federal government and ASUU which had prolonged the strike.

    “ASUU has been on strike for months and these university students have been neglected without their future being cared for. The students are our children and are the ones suffering for it,” she said.

    She appealed to the federal government to make the issue of education a priority and halt humanitarian donations to other countries, to ensure the nation’s students returned to school.

    She said a recent humanitarian donation of one million dollars to Afghanistan should have been postponed and the money channelled toward meeting some of the demands of the striking lecturers.

    She said the other countries Nigerians were migrating to in search of quality knowledge cherished and do not joke with tertiary institutions.

    “Here in Nigeria, we neglect our educational sector and run abroad for medicals and vacations.

    “The country is already experiencing brain drain because the youth that are meant to come up with different innovations have decided to seek greener pastures in other countries.

    “We as mothers and professional women in politics believe that politics is all about ensuring an egalitarian society that must be conducive for all the citizens, but the irony is what is obtainable here in Nigeria.

    “The rich are becoming richer while the poor are becoming poorer. The gap between the rich and poor is so wide and is seriously affecting the nation,” she said.

    She said that the coalition was planning a workshop tagged: “Skill Mobility and Brain Drain in a Developing Economy”, to address critical issues in the education sector affecting youths and the nation.

    Also, the Co-convener of COPWIP, Mrs Zainab Ikaz-Kassim, said future generations would demand answers from political leaders for inactions toward ending strikes and the rot in the educational sector.

    She said the ongoing ASUU strike was leaving trails of irreversible consequences and appealed to government to prioritise the welfare and payment of all ASUU members  to return students to school.

    The co-convener said the government would not have tolerated strike in the oil and gas downstream sector or any other industry this long, as such, education, which is the most important sector, should be accorded priority.

    “All parties involved should come together to ensure that all issues are resolved and students are allowed to return to university to complete their education,” she said.

    ASUU has been on strike since Feb. 14.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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