Buhari Implore ASUU To Call Off Strike

President Muhammadu Buhari has again for the third time in three months appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its six months ongoing strike. This call was made by Buhari's Chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on 12th August 2022 at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters on the Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, by the University of Maiduguri.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the ASUU to reconsider its stance to call off their 7 months old strike, as students and their parents are desirous to see that schools are reopened. The nation cannot afford long interruption of higher education of the youths and wouldn’t undermine the development of the nation’s human capital in a strictly competitive world,” the President stressed.

NYSC: Sharia Law Not For Non-Muslims - Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has assured 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members in Sokoto State that Shari’a Law is not binding on non-Muslims in the state. He, however, assured them that their safety was guaranteed despite some security challenges facing the country.

FG DeFG Deprive Us Salaries Since February, Using Hunger As Weapon-ASUUprive Us Salaries Since February-ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the Federal Government has not paid its university lecturer's salaries since February it embarked on strike. This was disclosed through its president, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke on 2nd August during an interview with Channels Television's Sunrise Daily. Consequently, Osodeke accused the government of using hunger as a bargaining tool to get striking members back to work hence salaries not being paid for the past six months. Noting that the force of hunger cannot take the lecturer back to the classroom.

ASUU Strike: Negotiation Hits Brick Wall As Pay Rise Fail To Include State Universities

The ongoing negotiation between the Academic Staff Union of the Nigerian Universities, ASUU, and the federal government seemed to have suffered a setback as the proposal for the pay rise has failed to capture the state universities. According to Mr. Ben Goong, the spokesperson to the Federal Ministry of Education, the federal government cannot dictate to the state government as state universities are owned by the state government and are on the concurrent list. A committee led by the Pro-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja, Prof Nii Briggs proposed a 180% pay raise for the lecturers while the federal government was insisting on 100%.

JAMB Fixes August 6 For UTME 2022 Mop-Up Exercise

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Saturday, August 6, 2022, for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mop-up exercise for candidates unable to participate due to verifiable reasons during the period of the examination. This development was disclosed in the Board’s weekly bulletin, released on Monday by JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin.

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