Mass sack of Teachers in Kaduna: Buhari backs El-Rufai President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared support for the primary school reform being undertaken by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State. The governor has announced plans to sack about 22,000 teachers who failed a competency test. The Kaduna government has also commenced the process to recruit 25,000 competent teachers to replace the...... read more
El-Rufai defiant as Sacked Kaduna Teachers' protest shut capital City In what could be described as the mother of all protests, the National Union of Local GovernmentEmployees, NULGE, in collaboration with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, grounded economic activities in Kaduna State on Thursday. The protesters marched from the state NLC office along Independence way to...... read more
El-Rufai rooting to replace Kaduna Teachers with his Loyalists -Senator Sani The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna), yesterday, said Governor Nasir el-Rufai is all out to sack 21,000 teachers to employ “politically loyal teachers” that will work for him as polling agents in 2019. Sani, who had been at loggerheads with El-Rufai,...... read more
Another Nation-wide strike looms as ASUP fires warning shot at federal government The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says it will embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday, Nov. 13, unless the Federal Government pays its 2016 shortfalls and all outstanding arrears. The National President of the Union, Mr Usman Dutse gave the strike notice while briefing newsmen on the...... read more
Defiant El Rufai goes ahead with recruitment of fresh Teachers in Kaduna Kaduna State Executive Council has approved the outcome of the primary four teachers’ competency test and directed immediate process for recruiting 25,000 teachers to replace those who failed the examination. The names of the 11,220 out of the 33,000 primary school teachers that passed primary four competency test conducted by Kaduna...... read more
UNN Students impeach SUG President over alleged financial embezzlement The president of the student union government at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ezeja Joshua, has been impeached for allegedly spending N4 million from the union’s account without authorization. The vice president and the director of transport were also impeached alongside the president for their roles in pilfering the union funds....... read more
2019 - Jonathan to Nigerian Youth: Stand and take up Leadership responsibilities Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has challenged youth in the country to take up leadership roles. Speaking at the 4th graduation ceremony of Baze University, a private tertiary institution in Abuja, Jonathan said young persons are taking charge in Europe. He made references to President Emmanuel Marcon of France, who is 39 years old,...... read more
Massive failure hits Nigerian law school as over 1200 candidates crumble The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, in a statement said 1,272 candidates failed out of a total of 5,891 that participated in the examinations. The candidates who failed...... read more
FG bows, brings back History in schools The Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) is set to reintroduce History as a subject, beginning from the 2018/2019 academic session. The NERDC Executive Secretary, Prof. Ismail Junaidu, revealed in Abuja on Tuesday that the curriculum is ready. He said that the subject would now be a standalone curriculum and...... read more
Students' protest shuts down Ekiti Poly The Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti was on Sunday shut indefinitely following a violent protest by students over the alleged death of two of their colleagues. Trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria. They were said to have been rushed to the...... read more
Rumbles as ASUU brands Unilorin 'a terrorist group' The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has labeled the University of Ilorin, a terrorist organization following the contract termination of the Dr. Kayode Afolayan, ASUU chairman of the school. Dr. Afolayan was reported to have been sacked for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali. In...... read more
BREAKING: NASU, SSANU, NAAT call off strike The non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian government universities under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) have suspended their industrial action. JAC comprises members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). National President...... read more
Despite receiving paris club funds, Benue, Kogi, Imo, 10 other states still owing Teachers Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Tuesday said that 13 State governments were still owing primary and secondary school teachers various months of salary arrears and urged them to pay. Acting Secretary-General of the union, Dr Mike Ike-Ene revealed that previously, 19 States owed, but some states have paid except 13....... read more
BREAKING: ASUU calls off strike *Members return to class, Tuesday University teachers will return to the classrooms on Tuesday to commence academic activities after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced the suspension of the strike actions it began last week to press home its demands from the Federal Government. But the reprieve would last for just a month, as...... read more
ASUU, FG face-off persists, strike continues - Ogunyemi The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is looking forward to a fruitful deliberation with the federal government on Monday, in an attempt to end the ongoing strike embarked upon by university lecturers. The union’s national president, Biodun Ogunyemi  who said this in an interview in Lagos maiantained; “We...... read more
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