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University Workers Strike: FG Meets SSANU, NASU, NAAT Stakeholders – Lifestyle Nigeria

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, convened a meeting with the leaders of striking university unions on Wednesday in Abuja.

. reports that the primary focus of the meeting was to deliberate on ways to end the warning strike initiated by the unions, which include the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

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The strike, which commenced on Monday, was embarked upon by the union against the Federal Government’s refusal to release four months’ worth of salaries withheld back in 2021 following a previous strike action.

Addressing the media at the end of the meeting, the Minister underscored the government’s commitment to ongoing dialogue with the unions to prevent further escalation of the issue.

Mamman expressed optimism, stating, “It is our expectation that it will not go beyond what it is. We have a good understanding with the unions to ensure stability in our tertiary institutions. We will do everything possible to maintain confidence in the unions so that the issue of the strike can be resolved.”

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However, despite the government’s intent to amicably resolve the matter, union leaders maintained a firm stance on continuing the strike.

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APC Group Felicitates Okotete At 40 – Lifestyle Nigeria

A leading support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC Alliance Network for Democracy has congratulated Hon Stella Okotete on the occasion of her 40th birthday anniversary.

In a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday by the national coordinator of the group, Dr. Ozurumba Ekwesiocha, the group said Hon. Okotete is a young amazon who has distinguished herself in several fields of human endeavors.

At the local government level, Hon. Okotete was once elected Councillor in Ughelli-North Local Government Area of Delta State between 2008  and 2011.

At the state level, she was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) now known as (SDG) between 2011 and 2015.

At the Federal level, she was once the National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC).

She was also nominated into the 2023 Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Transition/Inauguration Committee to head the Secretariat, Planning and Monitoring Committee.

As the Executive Director in charge of Business Development at the Nigerian Export and Import Bank (NEXIM-Bank) before her ministerial nomination in 2023 by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Hon. Okotete has promoted the application of local contents in ways and manners which have turned many manufacturers into exporters.

In all the positions she has held so far, Hon. Okotete has never been found wanting in the discharge of her official duties as she had always maintained decorum, self-respect, transparency and accountability both in her private and public conducts.

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Update: Guests Arrive For Swearing-in Ceremony of New Edo Deputy Governor

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The festival hall of the Edo government house has begun witnessing the arrival of guests for the swearing-in ceremony of the new Deputy Governor.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki appointed Omobayo Marvellous Godwins, a 37-year-old Engineer, as his deputy.

The development follows the removal of Comrade Philip Shaibu as Edo State Deputy Governor.

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Why Nigeria Is A Disgrace To The World – Ex-Chief Of Defence, T.Y Danjuma

Lifestyle Nigeria gathered A former Chief of Defence Staff, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma, (rtd), says that Nigeria’s security challenges have made the country become a laughing stock and a disgrace to the world.

General Danjuma, while speaking at the annual Nwonyo Fishing and Cultural Festival in Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba State on Friday, advised that urgent steps must be taken to address the security challenges facing the country.

“Nigerian authority must take urgent measures to redeem the battered image of the country by addressing the security challenges confronting the nation,” he said.

The retired General maintained that no person, especially foreigners, would be willing to come to the country to invest or visit tourist sites when their security was not guaranteed.

“No person or group of persons will want to come to our state or country if we continue to kill and butcher ourselves,” he noted.

The retired general further lamented the security challenges across Nigeria, adding that the ugly situation required immediate attention of the government.

He urged that all hands must be on deck in order to put “the right pegs in the right holes.”

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