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Jonathan Moves for Quick Resolution of Dragging ASUU Strike Talks

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the federal government negotiating teams to take all the necessary steps to ensure the quick resolution of the industrial dispute declared by university lecturers. The president gave the directive Tuesday, when members of the two committees set up by the federal government to negotiate with the Academic Staff Union of […]

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Welfare of Civil Servants is Govt Top Priority – Kogi HOS

Civil Servants in Kogi State have been assured that the State Government would continue to improve on their working condition to enable them drive the transformation agenda of the government through improved productivity. The State Head of Service, Dr. Moses Atakpa, gave this indication in a chat with the Press in his office in Lokoja. […]

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Kogi NANS Urge ASUU to Suspend Strike in Students Interest

Mr Isah Yahaya, the president of the National Association of Kogi State Students(NAKOSS) has appealed to the Academic Staff union of universities (ASUU) to call-off its ongoing strike action in the interest of Nigerian students. Yahaya stated that the strike was getting a bit longer than expected,while saying that the students can no longer cope […]

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Group Cries Foul over Recuitment Fraud, wants Kogi TSC Board Probe

FULL Statement of VANGUARD FOR DEMOCRATIC CONSCIOUSNESS (VDC), KOGI STATE, NIGERIA – Worried by the glaring gross irregularities that have so far characterized the on-going processes and conditions of recruiting prospective secondary school teachers by the State Teaching Service Commission (TSC), and the intense complaints by the applicants, the need for the people of kogi […]

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Troops Kill Boko Haram Second-in-Command In Gun Battle

The Islamic Terrorist group, Boko Haram has suffered a major loss as Momodu Bama, who is said to be the second in-command to the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau, was killed in a faceoff while the troops were in pursuit of the terrorists who have been unleashing mayhem in Borno and Yobe communities. According to a […]

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ASUU strike: Cab drivers in Calabar Cries Bad Market

Taxi drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, have expressed concern over low patronage of passengers due to the on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). President of the Taxi Drivers Association, Patrick Okon, said that taxi business in Calabar was no longer profitable due to the strike. “Students are our […]

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Parents-Teachers Association Urge FG To End ASUU Strike

The founder, National Parent-Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), Alhaji Babs Animasaun, on behalf of parents, has urged the Federal Government meet the demands of striking university lecturers at all costs to end the action. The lecturers, under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), embarked on strike weeks ago to demand better […]

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FEC Approves Textbooks Worth N8.6bn For Schools

The Federal Executive Council has approved contracts over 8.6 billion naira for the supply of text books to public primary and junior secondary schools in the country. The contracts were validated following a memo by the Education Minister, Raquyat Rufai for the provision of text books on Mathematics, English Language, Science and Technology. Briefing journalists […]

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Kogi Poly Students Resume As Rector Tightens Up Security

Students of Kogi State Polytechnic returned back to school after been rip apart by the killing of a lecturer following a student riot last week amidst tight security at the campus in Lokoja. Visit on the institution main campus on its resumption gathered that part of the security measure put in place were that students […]

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Shut down: Kaduna closes 457 illegal schools

The Kaduna State commissioner for education, Mallam Mohammed Usman, has disclosed that the state government has closed 457 illegal private schools out of the 642 schools operating in the state without registration. The commissioner further added that about 185 more of such schools operating illegally would be closed down in the second phase of the […]

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NUT Strike: CSOs Declare Black Mondays in Kogi

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Kogi on Tuesday declared every Monday beginning from August 9, as “Black Monday’’, to protest the lingering primary school teachers’ strike. SavidNews recalls the nationwide striker of Nigerian Union of Teachers started far back in May 30 and since failed to receive reasonable intervention with growing frustration for […]

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Okonjo-Iweala: Govt can’t meet ASUU Demands, 61 Varsities Gets N100m

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is pushing for, among others, better pay, but Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela said yesterday that the Federal Government has no resources to meet the union’s demands. The strike is five weeks old. Mrs Okonjo-Iwela said the lecturers were asking for N92 billion in extra allowances, but maintained […]

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Verification: Edo Teacher can’t read own Certificate

It was a drama of sorts at the verification of certificates of Primary School teachers in Edo State yesterday as a teacher at Asologun Primary School, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Benin City, Mrs Augusta Odemwinge could not read a sworn affidavit she tendered as part of her credentials. Governor Adams Oshiomhole who paid an […]

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130 cultists Get Born Again in Ughelli

At least 130 cultists have renounced their association with various cult groups in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State. The former cultists relinquished various dangerous weapons such as battle axe and knives which were in their possession as well as identification cards and vests bearing the names of their groups. The renounce exercise […]