END IN SIGHT FOR STRIKE AS FG, ASUU REACH AGREEMENT

The Federal Government has expressed optimism that the decisions reached in its three-part meeting with university-based unions would yield fruits next week. The Head, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Olajide Oshundun, in a statement on Friday, said some agreements had been reached between the government and the unions. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union, and the Association of Academic Technologists are currently on strike. The unions embarked on strike actions while demanding…

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FG MAKES U-TURN: ASKS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN AUGUST 4

The Federal Government has made a U-turn on it’s stand towards the reopening of schools in the country. It has now accepted that Secondary schools in the country can reopen on August 4, 2020, for pupils in exit classes to sit for their examination. The resumption date, is just two weeks away from the commencement of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, organized by the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC. WAEC had earlier announced that the exams will commence on the 17th of August, 2020. It will be…

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AS EBOLA RETURNS TO CONGO, FG ORDERS SCREENING AT BORDERS

Following a reported 17 deaths, from Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to step up surveillance at all entry points and screen all coming into the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole disclosed this to State House Correspondents after FEC, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Prof. Adewole revealed that part of the new measures to be taken include screening passengers coming into the country. “FEC has now directed…

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