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FG announces recognition of breakaway ASUU faction CONUA, one other

In an attempt to clip the wings of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government on Tuesday approved the registration of Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of ASUU. The government also approved the registration of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) as a trade union. Minister of Labour and Employment, …

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Buhari Accuses ASUU Of Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of corrupt practices. The union has been on strike since February 14 over demands bordering on allowances and salaries of lecturers. The president has pleaded severally with the union to call off the strike but the lecturers have stood their ground. While declaring open the Fourth National Summit …

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Court Orders ASUU To Resume Work Immediately

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to immediately suspend the ongoing industrial action. Justice Polycarp Hamman on Wednesday held that the strike was a breach of the Section 18(1)(2) of the Trade Disputes Act, which prohibits their action. He said the use of “shall” in the Act connotes …

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ECOBA Urge Graduating Students of Edo College to be good Ambassadors as outstanding students receive prizes

Edo College old Boys Association (ECOBA) has enjoined the 2022 graduating students of Edo College, Benin City to be good ambassadors of the school in the pursuit of their aspirations. The National Legal Adviser, ECOBA, Barr. Nosa Iyekekpolo made the appeal on behalf of the Association during the 2022 graduation ceremony and prize giving day at the college hall in …

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Plateau Revokes Licences Of All Private Primary, Secondary Schools

The Plateau Government has revoked the license of all Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools operating in the state. The State Commissioner of Education, (secondary), Elizabeth Wampum, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday. According to the commissioner, the decision was taken after the realization that over 5000 private schools were operating without licenses. She said 90% of private schools …

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JAMB Approves 140 Cut-Off Mark For Universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 140 and above as cut off mark for 2022/23 admissions into universities across the country. The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this during a presentation at the 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions and awards on Thursday in Abuja. Oloyede said 100 has been approved as …

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PHOTOS: Sanusi Celebrates With Family As Son Bags First Class In UK Varsity

The former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and his family have celebrated his son’s graduation with a first class in Economics from a university in the United Kingdom. Mustapha Sanusi Lamido, one of the sons of the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, graduated from the University of Portsmouth, London, on Tuesday, July 19. The former monarch, his wives, …

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Elon Musk Created A Private School For His Kids; Now, It’s Been Shut Down

In 2014, Elon Musk started a school. Named Ad Astra, which in Latin means ‘To the stars”, it was housed inside one of SpaceX’s factories in Hawthorne, California We can all be forgiven for thinking it sounded like something out of a sci-fi movie. That’s what The Washington Post called Ad Astra. And there’s merit in their label. At the time, the school …

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Rivers police arraign professor for alleged sexual assault

Rivers State Police Command, yesterday, arraigned Professor David Ogbonna, of Rivers State University on allegations of unlawful and sexual assault of a female student. Ogbonna was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Menenen Poromon of Rivers State Magistrate’s court. The charge read: “You Professor David Ogbonna on May 16, 2022 at Rivers State University campus, Oruwokwo in Obio/Akpor Magisterial District, but triable in …

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14 students, 1 teacher and gunman killed in elementary school shooting in Texas

FOURTEEN students and one teacher are dead after a gun-wielding suspect entered an elementary school and opened fire, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The suspect has been identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, a Uvalde, Texas, resident who Governor Abbott said abandoned his vehicle and entered Robb Elementary at around noon on Tuesday. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said 14 children and a teacher …

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