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FG, ASUU MEETING DEADLOCKED.

The meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government ended in a stalemate for the third time on Wednesday, as the parties again failed to resolve the issues around the payment platform for salaries and other benefits. Besides, ASUU was insisting that the N30bn Earned Academic Allowances offered by the Federal […]

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FG & ASUU Disagree ON PAYMENT PLATFORM

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have again disagreed on the payment platform which will be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30 billion earned allowance of university lecturers. While the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30 billion Earned Allowances of the university […]

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FG TO STOP Salaries Of University Workers NOT ENROLLED ON IPPIS.

The Federal Government has ordered the stoppage of salaries of any university employee who is not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System with effect from November 2020. It gave the directive in its latest memo from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation with reference number OAGF/IPPIS/446/1/159, dated October 8, […]

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NIGERIA & US Government MEET OVER VISA BAN.

The Federal Government and the United States on Tuesday met on the visa ban on some categories of Nigerians. The meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided Nigeria the opportunity to brief the US government on steps taken so far to resolve the issues. The Nigerian delegation is headed by the Permanent Secretary, […]

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COVID-19 : NO DRUGS CAN BE DISTRIBUTED UNLESS REGISTERED – FG

The Federal Government has said the COVID Organics touted by Madagascar and expected in the country would be subjected to “stringent” evaluation and regulatory processes before it could be dispensed to coronavirus patients. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this during the briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. […]

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CHIEF AFE BABALOLA OFFERS ADVICE ON HOW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CAN OPEN SCHOOLS,UNIVERSITIES WITHIN 4 Weeks

The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, has advised the Federal Government against waiting till all towns and villages in the country are free from COVID-19 before reopening schools. The ABUAD founder, who, in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Monday, said schools nationwide were “hurriedly” closed down by government fiat on […]

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VICE-CHANCELLORS WARNED AGAINST RE-OPENING OF UNIVERSITIES- FG, NUC

The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered vice chancellors to maintain the closure of federal, state and private universities in order to keep students and university communities safe from coronavirus. The National Universities Commission gave the directive through a circular by the Director, Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki. The circular read, “Vice […]

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AIRLINES IN NIGERIA LOSING N17bn MONTHLY TO CORONAVIRUS – FG

Airlines in Nigeria are losing about N17bn monthly as a result of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Federal Government said on Wednesday. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said this while speaking in Abuja at the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “We (aviation sector) are worst […]

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FG Of Nigeria EXTENDS BAN ON FLIGHT BY 4 WEEKS.

The Federal Government has extended the ban placed on flights in the country as  part of efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus for another four weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force on Wednesday. Mustapha, who is also […]

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ASUU Rejects IPPIS & BVN Condition FOR SALARY PAYMENT

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s directive for the payment of withheld February and March salaries of some Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members is generating ripples over conditions attached.ASUU members nationwide are on strike to press home the non implementation of 2009 signed agreement, other Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Integrated Payroll and Per-sonnel Information System (IPPIS) […]