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FG clarifies position on IPPIS, says ASUU not exempted from payment platform

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By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja

The Federal Government has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is not exempted from enrolling on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform.


The government made the clarification in a statement issued by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Saturday.


The minister said the government was quoted out of context on the matter, saying there was no meeting where it was agreed that ASUU would be exempted from the IPPIS payment platform.

The minister explained that at the meeting with the leadership of the university teachers, government agreed that ASUU members that were yet to enroll on IPPIS would be paid through the platform with which they received President Muhammadu Buhari’s compassionate COVID-19 payment in the months of February and June.

He said that the platform was a hybrid platform between IPPIS and the Government Integrated Financial Management and Information System (GIFMIS), which he said is for the transition period, adding that no government payment would be done without IPPIS knowing.

He said that IPPIS and GIFMIS would be used in paying the university teachers for the transition period, while the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) continues to undergo all the integrity test and cyber security test for confirmation to use.

The minister said: “The situation is that you need to get our communique to ASUU. I think it is better because a lot of people are quoting us out of context, saying that we abandoned the IPPIS and that we said they should not be on IPPIS. It is not true.

“What we said in the meeting and what we agreed was that in the interim, for the transition period, that UTAS is being tested by NITDA and the Office of National Security Adviser for cyber security.

“For those transition period, ASUU members that are not yet on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they were paid the President’s compassionate COVID-19 payment done to them between the months of February and June.

“That platform is a hybrid platform between IPPIS and MINPSI platform for the transition period. That was what was used. It is a hybrid. This is because no government payment will be done without IPPIS knowing.

“So there is a handshake between IPPIS and MINSI platform, and that was what was used in paying them for that period.

“So, we are going to continue with that until UTAS undergoes all the integrity test and cyber security test and it is confirmed for use.”

Also commenting on the new offer to ASUU, Ngige said: “The offer made is clear. You can understand it this way. Prior to the meeting of yesterday, Government brought an aggregate offer of N50 billion to ASUU, N20 billion for revitalisation to show good faith that government is still with them on the issue of funding for revitalisation and pending the affirmation of the new sources of funding public education.

“There is a committee on that and the committee is working on sourcing new education funds. It is a NEEDS (Needs Assessment) committee.

“So, pending that NEEDS committee effecting a new funding source and strategy, government offered them N20 billion for revitalisation apart from the funds that are coming from TETFUNDS that is also used for revitalization.

“They refused the N20 billion and said that they wanted N110 billion. And that N110 billion is 50 per cent of a tranche of N220 billion government said they don’t have that kind of money, and then increased that N20 billion by N5 billion to become N25 billion.

“And if it becomes N25 billion, the Earned Allowances will be raised to N40 billion immediate payment, making for a total of N65 billion for revitalisation and earned allowances in the universities.

“Government then said alternatively, ASUU can opt for the revitalisation to move up to N30 billion, while the earned allowances for all the unions in the universities will drop from N40 billion to N35 billion. That is the second basket offered them.

“It is either of the two. Either you choose N25 billion revitalisation plus N40 billion Earned Allowances or revitalisation of N30 billion and N35 billion Earned Allowances.”

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All my girlfriends including Michy broke up with me because of Hajia4real – Shatta Wale

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The relationship between Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his baby mama Michy ended in tears some few years ago and all effort to get them back have proved futile.


The break up by the two sent shock down the spine of SM fans and people who liked them especially when Shatta Wale during his ‘Reign’ concert proposed marriage to her which she accepted.

After their breakup, a lot of allegations came up from both camps as to the possible reason why they went their separate way.

As it stands now, the main reason for their break up is between the two of them but new details emerging has it that popular slay queen Hajia4real played a role in the break up.

This was revealed by Shatta Wale himself during the song release party of Hajia4real.

According to Shatta Wale, most of his relationship ended because of the closeness between himself and Hajia4real.

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Sharing his thought on Hajia’s new song which happens to be her first single, he rated it 100% saying he would have even given it a million percent because the song was good.

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Prince reacts after fans crowned him the most stylish BBNaija housemate

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Reality star, Prince Nelson Enwenrem has asked his fans to stop disrespecting media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu after they crowned him the most stylish ex-BBNaija housemate.


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It all started after a fan posted a collection of cool photos of the reality star and described him as the most stylish housemate to ever grace the Tv screen of the reality show.

However, Prince was quick to express his reservation at the tweet and insisted that the BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who is also a product of the reality show remains the most stylish ex-housemate.

Prince in his post said he understands that fans are trying to hype him but they should not do so by disrespecting his senior colleague, Ebuka.

The handsome reality star wrote, “I get the hype and everything 🙏…. but y’all should stop disrespecting Ebuka like this abeg 🙅🏽‍♂️”

However, the reality star’s response got fans talking in his comment section. Check them out below;

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“You Cannot Turn Our Super Model Into A House Wife”- Regina Daniels’ Fan Protest Against Ned Nwoko’s Plans To Marry A 8th Wife

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A video of a Regina Daniels’ fan staging a protest on the streets of Nigeria against her husband Ned Nwoko has surfaced on the internet.

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The fan’s reason for staging the protest against the billionaire is, he has turned their super model into a house wife and is now planning of marrying another lady which will be his 8th.

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You may recall the mother of one came under a lot of criticisms when she got married to the businessman with many suggesting she did that because of the money.

Watch the video of the protest below;

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