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Federal Government unfaithfulness may return us to strike – ASUU warns

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) claims that the federal government refusal to execute agreements may force the union to go on strike again.

The ASUU Yola Zone, which includes institutions in Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe, and Borno States, issued the warning on Wednesday during a news conference in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.

The union emphasized that both the federal and state governments had broken pledges to ASUU.

The Yola Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Comrade Reuben Jonathan, who read the contents of the briefing headlined

“The Federal Government’s Skittish Mode May Lead to ASUU Strike Resumption,”

said the zonal ASUU branch reached its decision during a meeting held Tuesday at Yola’s Modibbo Adama University.

“Most of these issues are part of the MoAs signed by respective state governments and the union in these universities which are deliberately not being honoured,”

Reuben Jonathan, who said that poor funding, lack of pension scheme, fractional payment of salaries, and other issues were prevalent in state universities, lamented.

“Yet, the Federal Government is foot-dragging in adopting and deploying UTAS,”

he said,

despite the fact that the Federal Government challenged ASUU to design an alternative to the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), following which ASUU developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which he said had passed all integrity tests.

In May of this year, the Federal Government team and ASUU finished a suggested renegotiation meeting over its requests, but

“until today, our union has been in the dark as to the status of the renegotiation with the FGN,”

according to the Yola Zonal ASUU coordinator.

“As specified in the 2020 MoA, which led to the suspension of the then-ongoing strike, and following the expiration of the timeframe for payment of the third tranche of EAA on the 31st of May 2021, the FGN failed to fulfill its responsibilities after three months and counting,”

Reuben said.

Similarly, the EAA’s mainstreaming, which was agreed upon with the government and included in the 2021 supplementary budget, has yet to be paid to our members.”

The ASUU Yola Zone encouraged the public to pressure the federal and state governments to

“cease their wary attitudes toward the union’s lawful demands in order to avert a return of the halted strike.”

 

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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