azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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Minimum Wage: FG, Labour restart talks

The federal government and labour unions have reconvened to negotiate over the new minimum wage adjustment. The meeting which began at 8.24 p.m. was scheduled for 7 p.m. after the Wednesday meeting ended inconclusively after seven hours of intensive deliberation. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the federal government failed to reach…

PIC. 3. A CROSS-SECTION OF PUPILS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EDUCATION AUTHORITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, ALIYU MAKAMA AREA OF BARNAWA, DURING INAUGURATION OF FREE FEEDING PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS, IN KADUNA MONDAY (18/1/16). 0267/18/1/2016/SP/BJO/NAN

Bauchi fires school principal for underfeeding students

The Bauchi State government has sacked the principal and some staff of Hassan Usman Katsina Unity College (GHUKUC) for denying students full ration in the school feeding programme. In a statement sent to Premium Times Thursday morning, the state's Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde, said the officers were found serving…

NLC meeting with Govt

VIDEO: Minimum Wage: “Every dispute will be settled” – Wabba

After seven hours of intensive deliberation between a federal government team and representatives of labour unions, the ongoing negotiation on Nigeria's minimum adjustment ended inconclusively. The negotiation meeting, which started on Tuesday, has yet to reach a resolution even as at Thursday morning. The Wednesday meeting began at 5 pm…

NLC meeting with Govt

Minimum Wage: Again, FG, Labour meeting deadlocked

After seven hours of intensive deliberation between a federal government team and representatives of labour unions, the ongoing negotiation on Nigeria's new minimum wage adjustment ended without a deal. The negotiation meeting, which started on Tuesday, has yet to reach a resolution even as at Thursday morning. The Wednesday meeting…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt, Labour locked in negotiation hours to strike deadline

The federal government is yet to reach an agreement with labour leaders over the new minimum wage, with just few hours to the deadline for a possible labour strike. Both sides are currently meeting in Abuja in a final effort to stop the planned strike. By 8p.m. Wednesday, the meeting…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt, labour adjourn meeting

The federal government and labour unions have adjourned their meeting aimed at a consequential adjustment over the new mimimum wage till Wednesday. An agreement by both parties will be an indication there would be no national strike. The union had last week threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action…

Labour leader, Joe Ajaero

Planned minimum wage strike ‘dead on arrival’ — Labour faction

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has condemned the planned strike by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), describing it as "dead on arrival." The unions last week issued a threat to embark on a nationwide industrial action if the government failed to show commitment to…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Nigerian govt to review wages of political office holders — Minister

The Federal Government has said it will soon review the wages of all political office holders. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this during a visit by the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) who came to congratulate him on his reappointment as a minister, on…

Nigeria labour union leaders in intense negotiation with the Nigerian government over the new minimum wage.

Minimum Wage: FG, labour unions begin meeting

The federal government and the labour unions on Tuesday commenced the minimum wage/consequential adjustment meeting in Abuja. The outcome of the meeting will determine the workers' unions next line of action. They had last week issued a threat to embark on a nationwide industrial action should the government fail to…

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Minimum Wage: Labour leaders meet Ngige, vow to strike if demands not met

Labour unions have submitted their preferred percentage on the 'consequential increase' in workers’ salaries arising from the new minimum wage of N30,000. Leaders of the unions held a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja on Monday. The meeting is a preparatory one to the…

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

Minimum Wage: Get ready for nationwide strike, NLC tells workers

Ahead of the expiration of the ultimatum issued by labour unions over the minimum wage implementation, the unions have asked their branches across the country to get set for an industrial action. PREMIUM TIMES reported how labour leaders issued a communiqué, warning that economic activities would be shut on October…

National Open University of Nigeria head quaters

‘Repentant’ Boko Haram members register in National Open University – Official

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has said 'repentant' members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have decided to enrol for degree programmes in the institution. The council chairman of the institution, Peter Okebukola, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. ”“The most recent report from…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

New minimum wage is not salary review – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says organised labour is wrong in seeing the consequential adjustment in salary as total salary review. He said this is the reason the Federal Government is yet to commence total implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage to all categories of workers…

WAEC appoints new registrar

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has appointed Pateh Bah from The Gambia as its new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is for a five-year tenure from October 2019 to September 2024. Mr Bah is the 13th Registrar of WAEC. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the…

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Minimum Wage: Again, FG, labour meet to resolve issues

The Federal Government on Wednesday met organised labour leaders at the Ministry of Labour over pending issues on the new minimum wage implementation. This meeting was a sequel to the union’s threat to stage an industrial action if the FG refuses to accept its demand on the new minimum wage…

Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State

Budget 2020: Buhari proposes N48 billion for capital expenditure in education

President Muhammadu Buhari proposed a capital expenditure of N48 billion for the Ministry of Education in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Mr Buhari also proposed N112 billion for the Universal Basic Education (UBEC). However, the president did not mention the recurrent expenditure for…

TETfund boss, Suleiman Bogoro. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nairametrics]

TETFund ‘querying’ institutions for low quality projects – Official

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said the organisation is querying some tertiary institutions over the poor handling of intervention projects by some contractors. He said the monitoring and evaluation unit of the agency decided to send the institutions 'outright queries' after inspecting the quality…

The wife of the Ekiti State governor, Bisi Fayemi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook page of the First Lady]

#Sex-For-Grades: I was sexually harassed on campus – Nigerian governor’s wife

The wife of the governor of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, said she was a victim of sexual harassment during her university days in Nigeria. Mrs Fayemi’s revelation followed the trending #SexForGrades conversation among Nigerians, prompted by a BBC undercover investigative report which exposed how male lecturers sexually harassed young female…

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EXCLUSIVE: #SexForGrades: UNILAG’s letter suspending randy lecturer

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a copy of the letter issued by the University of Lagos suspending the lecturer exposed in a video demanding sex from an undercover reporter posing as an admission seeker. The lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki…

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UPDATED: #SexForGrades: UNILAG shuts down ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually…

The lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church. [PHOTO CREDIT: Screen shot from BBC's secret video.]

UNILAG suspends Dr Boniface, lecturer caught on video sexually harassing ‘admission seeker’

The University of Lagos has suspended its lecturer who was involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker. The vice-chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES…

Teachers marching at eagle square to celebrate World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers Day: Buhari to create policies for teachers’ welfare

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration would provide policies that create allowances and annual retention benefits for teachers in order to attract them to rural communities. Mr Buhari, who spoke at an event to celebrate the World Teachers' Day in Abuja Saturday, said the federal government would collaborate with…

R-L Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa

UPDATED: Buhari to visit South Africa after Xenophobic attacks

President Muhammadu will on Wednesday depart for South Africa, presidency sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The presidency later released a statement confirming the trip. Our sources said Mr Buhari will preside over tomorrow's Federal Executive Council meeting before embarking on the trip. The Official Visit In a statement on Tuesday afternoon…

Buhari set to visit South Africa after Xenophobic attacks

Barring any last-minute change of plans, President Muhammadu will on Wednesday depart for South Africa, presidency sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. The visit is Mr Buhari's first since the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, targetting foreigners. Mr Buhari is expected to be in South Africa till Friday. The relationship…

A Nigerian activist, Chido Onumah. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Chido]

Why I was arrested – Chido Onumah

A Nigerian activist who was arrested on Sunday evening said he was told that his arrest was because he wore a shirt with the inscription: 'We Are All Biafrans.' PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Onumah was arrested at the airport upon his arrival from Europe. He was arrested at about…