azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba , an education reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. She received a B.SC degree in Mass communication from university of Jos in 2014. She has a penchant for music, art and rights of the masses.

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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

NLC, NANS protest in Abuja

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), have embarked on a protest in Abuja, to demand increased funding for education. The protest was titled “Save education rally”. Speaking with journalists, the NANS president, Danielson Akpan, said the the dwindling allocation of funding…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

Nigerian govt, ASUU meeting deadlocked

A meeting between the Nigerian government and university lecturers has ended Thursday evening without resolution of the nationwide strike by the teachers. The teachers said the strike which began on November 4 would continue. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called the strike over its demands for improved funding…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt., university teachers begin talk

Nigerian government officials are about to begin a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Abuja . The meeting is part of the steps by the government to resolve issues involved in the ongoing nationwide strike by the lecturers. An ASUU delegation led by the national president…

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NECO postpones commencement date for November/December examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has shifted the commencement date of the 2018 November/ December Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) to November 19. The examination was initially slated to begin on November 15. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, NECO’s acting registrar, Abubakar Gana, advised candidates sitting for the…

JABI building collapse

Why four-storey building collapsed in Abuja – Panel

A panel set up by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to investigate the cause of building collapse which took place in Jabi on August 17 has submitted its report. While submitting the report to the FCT minister on Wednesday, the chairman of the panel and Director-General of Nigeria Building…

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President [Photo: Channels TV]

UPDATED: ASUU Strike: Lecturers to hold crucial meeting with govt Thursday

Over one week after government owned university lecturers’ commenced strike, the federal government has finally called them for a meeting. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will on Thursday, hold the crucial meeting with the Nigerian government. The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m., and was called at the…

N30,000 Minimum Wage: Labour leaders issue December ultimatum

Labour leaders on Tuesday gave December as deadline for the full implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage. They also warned that any reduction in the N30,000 agreed by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage as contained in a report to President Muhammadu Buhari or any further…

University of Ibadan International School

UI international school shut over hijab controversy

The University of Ibadan International School has been shut indefinitely for denying female Muslims in the school the right to wear Hijab (head scarf) by the principal of the school, Phebean Olowe. The decision to stop academic activities was due to the appearance of some students who were adorned in…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU Strike: One week after, govt yet to invite lecturers for negotiations – President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the federal government is yet to begin any dialogue with the union over the ongoing strike. The national president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, said this in a phone interview with PREMIUM TIMES Sunday evening. The union embarked on strike one week…

Wale Babalakin

ASUU Strike: Govt’s lead negotiator, Babalakin, speaks on education bank, other concerns

The Chairman of the Federal Government/Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) 2009 Agreement Renegotiation Committee, Wale Babalakin, has explained areas where his committee disagrees with striking university lecturers. Mr Babalakin on Saturday also said he believes Nigerians deserve quality education. He said this must not be compromised as a result…

JAMB

JAMB to offer scholarships to best-performing foreign nationals

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will offer scholarships to foreign nationals who perform "exceptionally" in its next Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The JAMB registrar said candidates in the sub-region who desire to school in Nigeria should look forward to the board's sales of application forms…

Adamu Adamu

We can’t meet ASUU’s demands now — FG

The federal government on Monday said it did not have the financial power now to meet the demands of the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while addressing journalist in Abuja. He said the crash in the prices of oil globally has…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

Minimum Wage: NLC suspends strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on November 6 to further press for workers’ demand for new national minimum wage. The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday night in Abuja while addressing journalists at the end…

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: NLC suspends planned nationwide strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on November 6 to further press for workers’ demand for new national minimum wage. The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday night in Abuja while addressing journalists at the end…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

Minimum Wage: Why we can’t meet labours’ demands – Nigerian govt

The federal government on Sunday gave reasons why it cannot meet the demand of labour unions that the national minimum wage be increased to N30,000. The labour unions, NLC, TUC and ULC, have vowed to commence a nationwide strike from Tuesday if government does not meet its demand. The workers…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU commences nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite strike. An official of the union, Ben Ugwoke from the University of Abuja, confirmed  the development to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday night. When contacted, the chairman of ASUU at Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeola Egbedokun, said the strike is total and…

ANRP Chairman, Tope Fasua

INTERVIEW: How I’ll make Nigeria prosper if elected president – Tope Fasua

Tope Kolade Fasua is the presidential candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP). He spoke with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Azeezat Adedigba on his chances at the 2019 polls. He also spoke on what he would do to restore Nigeria to the path of progress and prosperity, if…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

Minimum Wage: No going back on strike despite court order — Labour Unions

Labour unions in Nigeria are insisting that despite a court order, they will commence a nationwide, indefinite strike from November 6 if the government refuses to meet their demands on a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The unions are demanding N30,000 as minimum wage insisting the amount had been…

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: Court bars NLC, TUC from going on strike

An Abuja court has ordered labour unions not to commence a planned nationwide strike scheduled for next week. Justice Sanusi Kado of the National Industrial Court gave the order on Friday following an ex-parte motion filed by the federal government and the attorney general. An ex-parte application is an interim…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05391/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

UPDATED: NLC rejects governors’ N22,500 minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday rejected N22,500 adopted by governors as the minimum wage their states can pay. PREMIUM TIMES reported how governors of the 36 states met on Tuesday and adopted N22,500. This is despite the NLC and other labour unions insisting they had agreed with the…

WAEC examination

WAEC introduces ‘walk-in’ candidates, allows registration 24 hours before exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will soon conduct the first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, Sunday morning. The…

Jamal Khashoggi [Photo: Middle East Monitor]

Khashoggi: Turkey, Saudi Arabia disagree on extradition of suspects

Eighteen Saudis are being investigated on the charge of "intentional homicide with premeditation" and torture over the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. A senior Turkish official with knowledge of the investigation informed CNN on updates regarding the journalist's death. Mr Khashoggi was assassinated on October 2 at the Saudi…

WAEC examination

WASSCE: Registration for private candidates continues – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says registration for its first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates is still in progress. The examination body said this in a press statement by its spokesperson, Demianus Ojijeogu, Sunday morning. It stated the examination will be…

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President [Photo: Channels TV]

INTERVIEW: Why we’re against Nigerian govt’s plan to introduce tuition fees in universities — ASUU Chairman

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Biodun Ogunyemi, the national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) speaks on the alleged plans by the government to introduce tuition fees and education banking to federal universities. PT: Recently, you granted an interview disclosing plans by the government to increase…

UNICEF urges Nigeria to spend more to reduce out-of-school children

In order to reduce the large number of out –of school children in Nigeria, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged governments in the country to increase their budgetary allocations to education and ensure the release and utilisation of the funds. Premium Times reported how the latest official data…