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ASUU Strike: Union Gives Update On Industrial Action

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will review the ongoing two weeks warning strike following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, made this known at a meeting with the Speaker at the National Assembly Complex on Thursday in Abuja, which was aimed at halting the strike.

He said that the union would consult with its various structures across different universities in the country and get back to the speaker “early next week”.

Ogunyemi said it has become public knowledge that government could not respect the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.

He said the issue of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that government directed universities to be part of is against the practice all over the world.

The professor explained that the policy would make Nigerian universities to be local in nature.

He recalled that when the government first notified ASUU of IPPIS in 2013, the union opposed it.

Ogunyemi recalled that government said a joint committee would be constituted to look at the areas of disagreement, but that nothing was heard until July 2020 when the issue came up again.

“With our knowledge, we can give them an alternative that could cost them nothing against what they are spending now.

“We challenge them to tell us anywhere in the world where IPPIS is implemented in the universities, it will shut the door against foreign scholars, researchers and the rest.

“They said by attacking IPPIS, we are covering corruption, we cannot do that and we will not do that.

“We are saying that there are other ways of tackling corruption rather than IPPIS; we have to come up with a universities accountability system, and let’s join hands to implement it,” he said.

On the request for the strike to be put on hold, Ogunyemi said that it was not easy to convene the various structures of the union.

“This is why ASUU is always reluctant to go on strike; the structures we are talking about are not in Abuja.

“People will have to come from different parts of the country, the best we can promise here is that you give us to early next week to consult and we will get back to you.”

The Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, told the Speaker that ASUU did not give the ministry the two- week notice for the strike as required by the Trade Dispute Act.

Keyamo said that in spite of the lack of notice, a meeting was convened for 2 pm on Thursday, between ASUU and the relevant ministries for the issues to be addressed.

Gbajabiamila said that the House was concerned about the strike ASUU embarked upon and mandated the leadership to convene a meeting with all the stakeholders with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem of the industrial action.

Gbajabiamila expressed concern that the ASUU strike has unintended consequences that could only be imagined.

He said that Nigerian students should not be allowed to face disruption in their academic pursuits.

On the agreement reached between ASUU and the Federal Government in 2009, Gbajabiamila said he wondered why the government could not meet its commitment for more than 10 years after it signed the document.

On the IPPIS policy, Gbajabiamila appealed to the union to bend over backwards and support any government efforts at fighting corruption in the country.

He also appealed to ASUU to, in the interest of Nigerian students, put on hold its ongoing two weeks warning strike so that a solution could be found.

The speaker promised that the House would do everything within its powers to appropriate funds that would take care of the financial demands of ASUU.

He called on the union to work closely with relevant committees of the House to achieve that.

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.

 

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.

 

On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

 

See more photos from the funeral below…

 

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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria


Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997

 

Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

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Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.

 

READ ALSO: BBNaija S7: Tega Makes U-turn About Phyna&#8217;s Loud Behaviour, Issues PSA

 

Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.

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