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Ngige writes Adamu on status of ASUU/FG negotiation, as strike goes indefinite

Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige. By Advocatenewsng.com. AS the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU extends its ongoing strike indefinitely, indications emerged on Monday that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has written to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to get the situation report on the negotiation between the leadership of the university lecturers and the ministry. ASUU had in the early hours of Monday resolved to extend the strike despite the…

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Varsities suspend 461,745 students’ admission over strike, as ASUU emergency congress holds Monday

By Advocatenewsng.com. THE suspension of admissions in Nigerian universities has led to the failure of the universities to process a total of 461,745 admissions, investigation by Saturday PUNCH has revealed. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board in the statistics provided for our correspondent, however, blamed the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities for the development.  “Some institutions confirmed suspending the process because of the ASUU strike; ASUU strike is a factor; many institutions are yet to commence…

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Nigerian universities to remain shut as ASUU extends strike by one month

By Advocatenewsng.com. THE National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has announced a four-week extension of the ongoing strike in public universities. A statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja partly confirmed the development. It partly read: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognisance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ ASUU Memorandum of Action (MoA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for…

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Federal High Court orders uniform cut-off mark for all Unity Schools

By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order mandating the Federal Government to apply a uniform cut-off mark to all candidates seeking admission into Federal Government Colleges, also known as Unity Schools, irrespective of their states of origin.Trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, who is also the Chief Judge of the court in a landmark decision, declared as unconstitutional, the state-based admission inequality in Federal Government colleges.Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), and…

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Soyinka, nine others receive Cambridge University honorary degrees

Nobel Laureate, Professor Soyinka. By Advocatenewsng.com. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, was, alongside nine others, conferred with a honorary degree from the University of Cambridge. One of the most prestigious honours in the world, the Cambridge varsity honorary degree is bestowed upon people “who have made outstanding achievements in their respective fields,” the varsity’s official site noted. The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, was held at the varsity’s Senate House with over 400 staff, students and other guests…

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ASUU strike: Edo Govt directs immediate resumption of its institutions

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor. By Advocatenewsng.com. FOLLOWING the protest by students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Edo State Government at its State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday suspended all union activities across all state-owned institutions of higher learning. In a statement made available to the media by Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser on Media Projects to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, it was gathered…

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ABU postgraduate student withdraws admission to protest Deborah’s gruesome murder

Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education. By Advocatenewsng.com. A postgraduate student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, Mr. Oyeniyi Oyewole Iwakun has written a strong worded letter to the Vice Chancellor of the institution announcing his withdrawal from the university in protest of the gruesome murder of the second year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Miss Deborah Samuel by her colleagues over alleged blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad. Mr. Iwakun whose admission number is P21SSPS8018 in…

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LEDAP hails NASS for making universal basic education enforceable right, justiciable

By Executive Editor, Judiciary. LEGAL Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a human rights pressure group, has commended the National Assembly for passing the Bill to alter the Constitution to include the right to free, compulsory and basic education as a fundamental right under the Constitution. But the group regretted the rejection of the reservation of quota for women in political offices by the two Chambers and urged the distinguished Senators and honourable members in the House of Representatives to…

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Hope rises for 63 disengaged Ebonyi varsity staff, as c’ttee begins resolution of issue

By Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki  The Chairman  Exco committee  on disengaged Ebonyi State University staff  sen. Emmanuel Onwe yesterday assured the affected persons of positive resolution About 63 Staff of the institution were laid off  from service in December 2018 for violating the law guiding the school. Onwe who also is the state commissioner for information and Orientation noted that sack of those employees is not connected to politics as insinuated by opposition party in the state.  He disclosed this in…

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Lecturer demands to have sex five times to upgrade a female student

   Alleged photo of Prof. Richard Akindele A lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, identified as Professor Richard Akindele demanded to have sex with a student five times as a gratification to upgrade the low mark she scored in a course, according to the audio recording of the conversation between the student and the teacher now trending on the social media. In the audio recording obtained by Sahara Reporters, the conversation began with the student asking the lecturer about…

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