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We Must Be Consulted Before Embarking On Strike, NANS Tells ASUU.

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THE National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has warned university teachers against embarking on  industrial action without prior notice. The students’ body also tasked the federal government to channel the money it claimed to have recovered from those who looted the country’s treasury to the education sector, saying such measures would reposition the deteriorating state of the nation’s education.

NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, insisted that lecturers must consult NANS before embarking on any strike in the future. University students during one of NANS protests. Obasi said the decision was a fallout of the association’s  just concluded emergency Senate meeting held at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. NANS, according to the statement,   demanded that the Federal Government should channel  the money recovered by anti-corruption agencies to the education sector in Nigeria to address some of the burning issues.

 “The meeting which…

Scheduled To Travel Next Week, President Buhari.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to the United States on Tuesday to address the 72nd session of the  United Nations General to  address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

The President of Nigeria is listed as number seven on the provincial list of speakers.

Buhari is expected to speak after the leaders of Brazil, the United States, Guinea, Switzerland, Jordan and Slovakia.

 Since his return to Nigeria on August 20, 2017, after 103 days of medical leave in London, Buhari has not attended any public event outside of Aso Villa and his country home in Daura, Katsina State.
Also, he has attended only one Federal Executive Council meeting since he returned three weeks ago.

Acting on the President’s instruction, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo recently visited flood-ravaged Benue State where thousands have been displaced.

Osinbajo, while representing the President, has also received members of the United States Congress as well as the Un…

Nnamdi Kanu's Home Invaded By Nigerian Army.

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The Nigerian army on Sunday allegedly invaded the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, barely 24 hours after it announced the start of its second phase of Operation Python Dance II in the South-Eastern states.

DAILY POST, however, gathered that the military personnel, who stormed Kanu’s home with an armoured vehicle were resisted by some members of the pro-Biafra group.

Some IPOB were reportedly shot in the process.

According to the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, about five youths were killed and about 30 were injured.

“The Hausa Fulani soldiers and Police Nigerian uniforms came to kill our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his compound at Afaraukwu Umuahia and started shooting sporadically and killed five people and up to thirty people with bullets wounds, after attacking our people they went off, they came with 5 hilux vans,” he said.

Every effort made to obtain reaction from the Nigerian Army failed as the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8…

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Zamfara Chapter, To Embark On Indefinite Strike.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Zamfara Chapter, has decided to embark on an indefinite strike on Monday following the expiration of a three-week ultimatum given to the state government by the Association.

 The Chairman NLC, Zamfara Chapter, Mr Bashir Mafara, disclosed this on Sunday in Gusau.

NLC had given the state government three weeks ultimatum to address the problems of workers in the state.

Parts of the workers’ grievances with the state government include the non-implementation of workers annual increments, promotion and the non-payment of 1,400 newly recruited staff recruited more than over three years ago.

Other issues according to the NLC, is that refusal of the government to implement the minimum wage for local government staff and primary school teachers as well as non-payment of pensioners’ gratuities.

The NLC said it was worrisome that primary school teachers and local government workers in Zamfara state were still receiving between N7,500 and N8,000 as monthly sala…

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