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ASUU Strike: Federal Government Avoids Strike, Pays Lecturers

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ASUU Strike: Federal Government Avoids Strike, Pays Lecturers

The Federal Government has made a U-turn on its determination not to pay January salary of the staff of the federal universities, polytechnic and colleges of education, thereby aborting the nationwide strike billed to commence on Monday, February 3.

It is gathered that the Federal Government has decided to halt its enforcement mechanism for a month with a view that the issues surrounding the scheme would have been sorted out.

The rift between the academic staff of the federal institutions in Nigeria is as a result of the refusal of the academic staff to enroll under the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, scheme, claiming that it does not accommodate the peculiarities of the academic staff.

In a letter from the office of the Accountant General of the federation, signed by the Director of IPPIS, Olufehinti, O. J, dated January 21, 2020, and directed to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Minister was ordered not to release funds for payment of January salaries of the tertiary institutions.

Sequel to this, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, “ASUU, directed its members nationwide to go on strike as soon as the Federal Government stops lecturers’ salaries.


However, a twist was introduced to the saga as staff of the universities today received their salaries for the month of January.

It is gathered that the staff of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and University of Ibadan (UI) have been paid January salaries.

Prior to the payment of salary, there was tension in the Premier University over the determination of ASUU not to allow the second semester’s examinations hold if the Federal Government kept its threat of not paying salaries until all the academic staff enrolled under the IPPIS.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor of the Premier University, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, has announced the commencement of the Second Semester’s Examination next Monday.

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Covid-19: Plateau schools may re-open October ending – Lalong

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Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has expressed fears that state “remains an epic centre of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.”

According to him, it is disturbing that the state is faced with most dangerous step of the pandemic, where schools are expected to re-open with children in high risk of contraction.

Lalong expressed the fears Friday while declaring open, a Covid-19 engagement with local government chairmen and traditional rulers at the Government House, Jos.

He said: “If all goes well, schools should all re-open by the end of October. We are now facing the most dangerous step in the fight against Covid-19, and that is allowing our small children to go back to schools.


“We don’t want to allow them go back to school and will be told that children are dying.  We are now the epic center as a state, because in two local government areas, the disease has refused to reduce down.”

Lalong said preparatory to re-opening of schools, the state government had set up a Committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) as well as sub-committees on Readiness and Compliance headed by the Commissioner for Secondary Education and chairman, SUBEB, respectively.

“We have trained teachers and principals, disinfected schools, and established task teams towards ensuring that all laid down protocols are observed. Once we finish with exit classes, we shall gradually cascade to other classes within secondary and primary levels.

“The success we record at these levels shall determine the reopening of tertiary institutions, all in a bid to guarantee the safety of our children and avoid resurgence. We hope that if all goes well, our schools should all re-open by the end of October.” 

Continuing, he said: “In terms of financial commitment, the state government has so far committed about N366.5 million to the fight against Covid-19. Additionally, we launched the Plateau state Covid-19 Endowment Fund which saw good spirited individuals and corporate organisations making donations.”

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Senator Shehu Sani Condemned Special Support Of Bandits Than Npower Youths

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Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the special treatment given to repentant bandits than Nigerian youths serving under Npower programme. According to him, when you give 50k to Youths for NPower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

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He made this statement on his twitter handle after the Katsina Government proposed to offer Bandits Farmlands, Market stalls and Houses amounts to appeasing and rewarding terror. lt would only embolden the Bandits, encourage others to join and further escalate and worsen the situation in the north west and north central, he said.

The Nigerian Government is on the process of recruiting new 400,000 youths into the Npower programme after exiting about 500,000 youths from the programme. The beneficiaries of Npower earned 10,000 to 30,000 monthly stipend depending on the category Enroll for.

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University of Ibadan Resumption Date for 200, 300, 400 level students announced

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The University of Ibadan (UI) line with the directive of the State Government for all tertiary institutions to resume academic activities after the lockdown due to the spread of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), the College Management has directed that all 300 level and 400 level students are to resume on Monday 14th September 2020 for academic activities.


You are to take note of the following;

  • 400 and 300 Level students are resuming on Monday 14th September 2020 for REVISION
  • 200 Level students are resuming a week later for REVISION
  • 400 and 300 Level students will commence the 2019/2020 academic session first-semester examination on Monday 21st September 2020
  • 200 Level students will commence the 2019/2020 academic session first-semester examination on Friday 25th September 2020
  • 100 Level students will be on the date of resumption at a later date.
  • Students that are resuming are to maintain social distancing at all times
  • All students are to appear with their individual face masks before admittance into the College premises
  • Students are also advised to make use of Hand Sanitizers at each entry point in the College Premises.
  • All Students must come with their identity cards and examination pass to the examination venues

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