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ASUU strike is boosting #EndSARS protest – Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige laments

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continous strike is boosting the ongoing nationwide protests of #EndSARS. The Minister who said this at the ongoing reconciliatory meeting between representatives of ASUU and government, also affirmed that they are not trying to replace the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)…

FG orders compulsory COVID-19 tests for Corps members

The Federal Government has ordered a compulsory COVID-19 test for all prospective corps members. This announcement comes hours after it announced the reopening of all National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps from November 10, 2020. Speaking at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday October 15, the National Cooordinator of the  Sani Aliyu,…

SSANU and NASU announce plans to begin 14 days nationwide warning strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities(SSANU) and the Non- Academic Staff Union(NASU) have announced plans to embark on a 2-weeks warning strike beginning from Monday, October 5. The two groups jointly declared plans to embark on the industrial action after a meeting of its Joint Action Committee(JAC) today Friday, October 2. Addressing newsmen shortly after their joint congress held…

N2.67bn meant for school feeding programme during lockdown found in private accounts –ICPC says

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC says it has uncovered up to N2.67 billion meant for school feeding during the COVID-19 lockdown in personal bank accounts. The Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, disclosed this on Monday, September 28, while delivering a keynote address at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption with the theme:…

School building collapses in Lagos (photos)

A three-story building belonging to a private school in the Ejigbo area in Lagos state collapsed on Saturday, September 19. The affected school, Excel College, which is located at 15, Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo Bus-Stop, collapsed at about 8.15 am. So far, there are no reports of casualties recorded. According to eyewitnesses, the privately-owned building belonging to Excel College…

Photographer narrates how his brother who went missing for 3 days while serving, was allegedly found in SARS cell

A photographer has narrated how his brother who went missing during his NYSC programme, was allegedly found in SARS cell after three days.  @nattie_best revealed that the alleged incident happened over a year ago and no physical harm was done to his brother when he was found.  He tweeted;  My younger brother was missing for 3 days. It’s…

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