ASUU Begins Indefinite Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on an indefinite nationwide industrial action on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, over non-implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it signed with the FG.

The union
, headed by its National President professor BiodunOgunyemi, announced the strike with immediate effect after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), in Ondo State.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued three months ultimatum to the Federal Government to admit Law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the Nigerian Law School. ‎

The students’ body gave the ultimatum in a statement signed by ‎Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President and Abdulakeem Rufai‎, Clerk of the association on Thursday in Abuja.‎‎
They said NANS had patiently watched how after five years of graduation, the NOUN law graduates had been denied admission into the Nigerian Law School as provided in the NOUN students handbook, which is a legally binding contract.‎

1,596 Corps Members Desert Adamawa State

The Adamawa State Coordinator of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Mallam Abubakar Mohammed said that about 1596 corps members out of the 2,126 registered under the 2018 batch “A” sought redeployment out of the state.

Mohammed made this known Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, saying they left based on insecurity, marriage and health grounds.

He said the 530 corps members that concluded their orientation today (Wednesday) were not posted to serve in Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas, also for security reasons.

Minister Wants Extra Year For Nigeria University Graduates

Tens of thousands of Nigerian students may spend an extra year in specialized institutions after graduation to make them employable, the DailyTrust reports. 

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, put forward the proposal at the ongoing Retreat for Governing Councils of Nigerian Federal Universities, organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) with the theme, “Elements of Statutory Governance, Procurement and Financial Accounting in Nigerian Universities.”

AfDB Trains 733 Nigerians On Agro Technology

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it trained no fewer than 733 people in Nigeria on increased use of technology in agriculture in the country.

The bank revealed this in its 2017 Annual Development Effectiveness Review report on Thursday in Abidjan.

It said that the training was part of the Feed Africa project (2016-2025) under the high five priority projects of the bank.

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