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FG offers ASUU N65bn to end strike

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The federal government has offered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) N65bn to resolve the ongoing strike which has lasted for 10 months.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige made the proposal on behalf of the government to the striking lecturers when they met in Abuja on Friday November 20.

He said the negotiation was fruitful as the government has decided to shift grounds on the lingering issues that have kept students out of the classroom for several months.9

Ngige told reporters that the Accountant-General of the Federation ( AGF) has offered to release N40 billion or in the alternative, N35 billion to be shared by all the registered Trade Unions in the universities after providing necessary evidence of having earned the allowance.

He said;

“The FG reiterated that her offer of N40 billion or 35 billion whichever is accepted by ASUU was for all the universities unions: ASUU had proposed that N40 billion be paid immediately for all unions.”

The Minister who stated that all vice-chancellors are to submit details of the EAA/EA to the National Universities Commission (NUC) on or before November 30, added that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Federal Ministry of Education will review the issue of “no work, no pay” as stipulated in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act Cap T8 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004 with a view to getting approval for the withheld salaries to be paid.

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“I’M Happy, Last Wife Or Not” – Regina Daniels Slams Critics

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Regina Daniels has been a subject of ridicule ever since she tied the knot with her husband Ned Nwoko. Many social media users are of the opinion that Ned Nwoko will marry another wife very soon because he is from a polygamous home. However, Regina Daniels has said that she will be happy whether she is the last wife or not.


READ ALSO: “My Husband Ned Nwoko Can Marry More Wives” – Regina Daniels Gives Husband A Go Ahead 

Source: www.ghgossip.com


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Are you a Sneaker lover? Get ready for the First-ever ‘SneakerFest’ in Lagos | December 19th

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The most populous and commercial city in Nigeria, Lagos, is set to experience a new trend in fashion and style as the city braces up for the first-ever sneakers festival “Sneakerfestgeared towards bringing together and celebrating Sneakers’ Enthusiasts. 


SneakerFest is an initiative by a growing Nigerian Sneaker Collector, Ikemesit, otherwise called BadBlood‘ Nkereuwem-Tim, with the aim to promote the Sneaker Culture in Nigeria through guaranteed exhibition of adequate fun and entertainment, including chances to win a minimum of 20 sneakers, set aside for youths who showcase their talents and win the various contests to be featured.


According to statista.com, Nigeria’s revenue in the Sneakers segment amounts to US$361m in 2020. This proves sneakers are not just accessories to Nigerian youths but an important fashion asset and a sense of belonging, which birthed a reason for a culture to celebrate these enthusiasts.

The festival, which will take place on December 19 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, amongst all its goals is set to celebrate Youths’ achievements in Street Wear Fashion, Music, Dance, Sports, Arts, and also in a Festival of games peculiar to the sneakers’ culture, such as Basketball.

Despite the notch to flaunt and showcase individual’s high taste of fashion in kicks, the event promises exciting shows like Rap battle, Dance battle, concerts, fashion shows, a retail marketplace, and networking.

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Bandits now rule in many communities – Jama’atu Nasril Islam

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The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has reacted to the killing of over 40 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

JNI in a statement released by its Secretary-General Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that bandits now set rules that must be obeyed in some communities.

Daily Trust reported that the group added that Nigerians have become so much terrified as nowhere is safe.

The statement read;

“Unfortunately, the common man is caught in-between two contending phenomenon; when he goes to the farm, he gets killed and when he stays at home he dies of hunger. It should be known that this singular act of Zabarmari was a calculated attempt to instill fears among farmers and jeopardize the frantic efforts of returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their localities by the Borno state government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umar Zulum.

“JNI identifies with the government and people of Borno State, over the gruesome massacre of innocent rice farmers in Zabarmari, Jere Local Government, which was the height of bloodletting ever committed in recent history. Fourty-three (43) human beings as reported by the media were slaughtered without any intervention by the security forces in the area. The senseless act stand condemned in the strongest of terms.

“Wanton killings, acts of banditry, kidnapping for ransom, high rate of unemployment amongst the youths, rape and all forms of terrorism have now become the ‘New Trend’ in our communities. Nigerians have become so much terrified, as nowhere is safe; the home, the farms and the roads.
For how long, would we continue to live a life in fear?

”For how long, can we continue to wait in vain? For how long shall we continue to condemn acts of terrorism without any concerted efforts in ending it? For how long, would we continue to remain indolent? And for how long can we continue to remain hopeless in a precarious situation such as what we are in presently?

“We appreciate the tireless efforts of the Borno State Governor, His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umar Zulum and once again call on the federal government to rise up to its responsibilities and do well beyond the traditional condemnation, as lip service(s) on security matters should stop.

“Muslims should eschew all forms of disobedience to Allah (SWT), repent and go back to the ways of the Lord of the universe, while Imams must not relent, to recommence the Qunootun-Nawazil (special prayers at calamitous periods in the last Raka’at of each obligatory prayer and non-obligatory prayers), seeking Allah’s intervention for an end to these repeated sad pogroms.”

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