Tuesday, December 3, 2013
|President Jonathan meeting with the ASUU leadership (Photo: PM News)|
The money was paid into an account with the CBN and is meant for renewal of infrastructure facilities in public universities in the country, Okupe explained.
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Dr. Nasir Fagge Issa, this morning disclosed that his union was not aware of the payment of N200b into an account with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, by the Federal Government, as demanded by the striking lecturers.
Dr. Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs had on a television programme this morning declared that government had paid the N200b demanded by ASUU into an account with the CBN and asked why ASUU has not deemed it fit to call off the six-month old strike.
The Buhari supporters under the umbrella body of “Buhari Vanguard” said
“President Jonathan must stop romancing corruption or else Nigerians will tag him the first enemy of the Nigerian Project.”
In accordance with him, the senate of the university had declared most of the positions of academic staff in the institution, adding that they would be advertised beginning Monday, December 2.
The senate council, he explained, had already compiled the set of vacant positions in the college, adding that who were ready to resume would be adequately protected..
One day before the FG's ultimatum to ASUU expires, academic activities have resumed at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Recommencement of activities have followed a directive requesting the lecturers to the return to work issued the authorities of the university. Lecturers of the university as members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had participated in the strike.
Deputy Registrar, Information, of the University, Dr. William Wordi told DailyPost that the management of the institution found it reasonable to end the 5-month old strike in the interest of the students.
And in a new interview with Leadership Newspaper, she talked about him, her new marriage and ex-husband Segun Arinze.
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Along with grief, anger will be the dominant emotion when Professor Festus Iyayi is buried this week in his hometown, Ugbegun in Edo State. The two feelings have mixed, predictably with unsavoury outcomes, since the former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, died on 12 November in an auto accident on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway.
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Late Taiwo Jamani, the Ireland base Nigerian had been in the news for weeks now. Jamani died soon after spending sometime in the hospital following serious injuries he sustained when he was attacked by an irate countryman in Dublin in Ireland. The brain behind his predicament was said to be a certain woman who is allegedly said to be dating him and another friend of him, Jooda Akanbi, his assailant.
The woman, simply identified as Biola, was described as a mother of three who had lost her husband because of certain suspicion which he (the husband) had about Biola’s ways of life. He moved out to a different location.
The deceased, identified as Victor, was a final year student of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM). He went for a swim at Symbols Plaza, located opposite the BSU College of Medicine, before the unfortunate incident occurred at the weekend.
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Found this heartbreaking news on UK Daily Mail. A 36 year old french mother named Fabienne Kabou, who felt her baby was 'incompatible' with her and boyfriend, strapped the little angel in a pram and calmly pushed her into a river. (pictured above right). Unbelievble!
A mother faces life imprisonment after confessing she drowned her 15-month-old daughter in the English Channel because the child was 'incompatible' with her love life.
When asked about plans to re-marry, the 48 year old ex-queen replied;
Premium Times reports that the internet monitoring company was contracted by the Federal Govt in April this year to install a comprehensive spying facility that will help them monitor its citizens.
The installation will go ahead despite public outcry and an ongoing legislative probe of the project that followed the leak of the contract by this newspaper. The installation is also taking place in complete disregard of the National Assembly which ordered the government to suspend all actions on the contract pending the outcome of a planned investigation." Premium Times reports
The governor spoke to journalists from Leadership Newspapers before the meeting.
” To us we are on a rescue mission, because what we are seeing today is a mad man inside petrol filling station with lighter in his hand, the threat he poses is very lethal and would not spare anyone,” he said.
In a media briefing which were only available in Abuja in the evening of December 2, 2013, the Leader of ASUU, Nasir Fagge, declared the union "shall never be cowed."
"We shall bow only to what we as academics are convinced will serve the interest of Nigeria and its people, no matter their ethnic, religious or class origins. This is where we stand. We shall never be cowed," the leader of ASUU said.