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ASUU Denies Agreement To Suspend Strike

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ASUU Denies Agreement To Suspend Strike

Interestingly, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has denied a news report that it agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday. The Federal Government at the meeting at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Labour and Employment reportedly increased its offer for Earned Allowances (EA) to university based unions and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65 billion to N70 billion,

ASUU Denies Agreement To Suspend Strike

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There was a news report that ASUU has given an indication that the meeting, the strike which started in March would soon be called off after a meeting with the leadership of the union and its organs. According to the report, the university teachers agreed to call off the strike after the government pledged to pay N40 billion for Earned Allowances and N30 billion for the revitalization of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. It was further reported that the Government agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31. The report also noted that ASUU was expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced.

ASUU Denies Agreement To Suspend Strike
It quoted a source within the university union, that ASUU insisted that the agreement to call off the strike should not be announced until it has been approved by its members. But ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has denied knowledge of any agreement to call off the strike, stressing that at the meeting, it was only agreed that the union should convey Government message to their organs and get back to Government.
Prof. Ogunyemi, said: ” I am not aware of that. All I know is that we had a meeting and we are going to report to our members. But I don’t know about the suspension of strike.” However, a source in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, said that after the meeting, the Minister, Senator Ngige, who described the meeting as “fruitful,” added that the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back to its members. Ngige told reporters after the meeting that, “Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalization of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.” Friday’s meeting was about the seventh time both sides have met to resolve the issues in contention since the university union embarked on strike on March 23. After the meeting of last Friday, November 20, Government agreed to exempt ASUU members who had not enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and put them on the Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System (GIFMIS) pending when ASUU’s preferred payment platform – the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) will be approved. ASUU had consistently rejected IPPIS, stressing that it will erode the autonomy of the university system.

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ALHAJI MUJAHID ABUBAKAR DOKUBO-ASARI HOSTS UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN VISITING TEAM IN OBUAMA,RIVERS STATE

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ALHAJI MUJAHID ABUBAKAR DOKUBO-ASARI HOSTS UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN VISITING TEAM IN OBUAMA,RIVERS STATE 

ALHAJI MUJAHID ABUBAKAR DOKUBO-ASARI HOSTS UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN VISITING TEAM IN OBUAMA,RIVERS STATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo-Asari on July 4th, 2024, welcomed a visiting research team from the esteemed University of Groningen, located in the Netherlands, to his residence in Obuama, Rivers State.

 

 

 

ALHAJI MUJAHID ABUBAKAR DOKUBO-ASARI HOSTS UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN VISITING TEAM IN OBUAMA,RIVERS STATE 

 

 

 

 

The University of Groningen, with a rich history spanning over four centuries, prides itself on excellence and has been associated with notable figures like Nobel Prize laureates Ben Feringa and Frits Zernike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The university is renowned for its groundbreaking research that addresses contemporary social issues, bridging the gap between various fields of study and connecting science with society. Their current research areas include Energy, Healthy Ageing, and Sustainable Society, with recent studies focusing on topics such as environmental sustainability, conscious living, and the impact of climate change on wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Led by Dr. Dumebi Obute, the visiting team from the University of Groningen is conducting a comparative study on resource extraction, its environmental implications, and the adaptive strategies of indigenous communities affected by extensive resource exploitation. Their journey has taken them to various parts of Africa, including South Africa, Zambia, and Nigeria, to investigate large-scale extraction industries like mining and crude oil production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognizing Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari’s prominent role in advocating for resource control and environmental preservation in the Niger Delta region, the research team sought his expertise and insights. Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo Asari, known for his global advocacy on these interconnected issues, was seen as a valuable source of historical knowledge and practical experiences in handling resource-related challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The collaboration between Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo-Asari and the University of Groningen holds the potential to inform global resource policies, promoting the well-being of indigenous communities impacted by resource extraction activities. By integrating historical context and local perspectives, this research aims to contribute to more sustainable and equitable resource management practices worldwide.

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TY Buratai Literary Initiative to commission Book Placement Project in Abuja, Nasarawa schools

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TY Buratai Literary Initiative to commission Book Placement Project in Abuja, Nasarawa schools

TY Buratai Literary Initiative to commission Book Placement Project in Abuja, Nasarawa schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That THE TY Buratai Literary Initiative (TYBLI) has announced the commissioning of its Book Placement Project in three schools across Abuja: Army Day Secondary School, Mambilla Barracks, Al-Hikmah International Academy in Mararaba, Nasarawa State and IDP Sharing Prosperity School in New Kuchingoro, Abuja. These activities will take place on July, 2nd, 4th & 9th respectively.

 

 

 

 

TY Buratai Literary Initiative to commission Book Placement Project in Abuja, Nasarawa schools

 

 

 

 

 

In a statement signed by theatre expert and Secretary, TY Buratai Literary Initiative, Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo, the Book Placement Project is a key programme of TYBLI, aimed at enhancing access to quality books and promoting literacy among young people in under-served communities. This initiative is part of TYBLI’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of reading and supporting educational development across Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each commissioning event will feature the installation of a mini-library stocked with a curated selection of books tailored to the needs and interests of the students. Additionally, the events will include a brief reading and interactive session with students, aimed at sparking their interest in reading and engaging them with the new resources. A book management talk will also be provided, offering valuable guidance to teachers and students on how to effectively utilise and maintain their new library resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYBLI’s founder, Lt. Gen. T.Y. Buratai (Rtd), expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are thrilled to bring the Book Placement Project to these schools in Abuja. By providing access to quality books and fostering a love for reading, we are investing in the future of our young people and contributing to the educational development of our communities.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairperson of the TY Buratai Literary Initiative, Dr. Lizi Ben-Iheanacho, will lead the team to the beneficiary schools for the installation and commissioning. TYBLI also acknowledges Adams Pages and Sprezzatura Publishing for donating the books for the first phase of the Book Placement Project, and calls for more donations from public-spirited individuals and organisations to help make books available for students across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TY Buratai Literary Initiative remains committed to expanding its reach and impact, with plans to bring the Book Placement Project to more schools across Nigeria in the coming year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Book Placement Project and how to support TYBLI, please visit www.tybli.com.ng

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OLAOPA SPECULATION TO SCRAPPED HND IS MISCHIEVOUS

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OLAOPA SPECULATION TO SCRAPPED HND IS MISCHIEVOUS.

The Senate arm of National Association of Polytechnic Students NAPS who has been on the vanguard to stop HND/Bsc Dichotomy condemned the wrong Speculation of OLAOPA the Chairman of Federal Civil Service Commission. The association admitted that there are lot of good recommendations in the bill to abolished HND/Bsc Dichotomy that has been passed by the 9th Assembly but wonder why the going back and Front From the Federal Civil Service Commission in this regards? If there is no evil motive or hatred against HND Certificate, there is something wrong with the Management team of Federal Civil Service Commission and HND Holders.

 

 

OLAOPA SPECULATION TO SCRAPPED HND IS MISCHIEVOUS.

The NBTE and COEAD Submission at one day retreat on HND/Bsc Dichotomy that was held yesterday in Abuja at Tetfund Building Abuja, the report and their submission is different from this callous, wicked response and Publication of OLAOPA.

The Leadership of Senate Arm of National Association of Polytechnic Students NAPS is hereby calling on the Federal Government to Investigate the Federal Civil Service Commission and OLAOPA on reasons for the hatred on Polytechnic Certificate, knowing fully well that Polytechnic Education were designed to solved critical Technical issues and create great platform for Technology advancement in the Country, there is no Professional war between HND/Bsc Certificate Holder’s as speculated by the Chairman of Federal Civil Service Commission, what we are clamouring for is that Polytechnic Students,HND Certificate holders should not be treated as Second class to Bsc, assuming Olaopa has Polytechnic Background he wouldn’t have come up with that unreasonable Conclusion, solutions to HND/Bsc Dichotomy has already been settled in Bill to abolish HND/Bsc, we are calling the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed to look into this Bill and Assent the Presidential Signature to make it a Law.

OLAOPA has no special skill or Intelligent more than those that laboured for the Bill to Abolish HND/Bsc Dichotomy, their Labour for years shouldn’t be in vein because of myopic mindset of OLAOPA, we are calling on him to withdraw that Statement or face the Massive Protest from National Association of Polytechnic Students NAPS.

This Statement from a Professor is shocking because some developed country place great Value on Technical Education. With all the Research of the University, how many solutions has the University Graduates proffer to solve Nigerian Economy Challenge?

Until HND/ Bsc Dichotomy is abolished,Aluta Continua…

Signed

Comrade Adeniji Boluwaji Temitope
Senate President of National Association of Polytechnic Students(NAPS)
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