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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President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: The News (Nigeria)]

We’ll only sign treaties that will impact the lives of Nigerians — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria would not be in a haste to sign any treaty without verifying the impact it would have on the lives of citizens. He made the remark on Monday at the presidential villa, Abuja, while inaugurating the Committee for Impact and Readiness Assessment of the…

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

UPDATED: Minimum Wage: NLC, ULC threaten nationwide strike November 6

Labour unions in Nigeria say they will commence a nationwide, indefinite strike from November 6 if the government does not meet their demands on minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, and that of the United Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, stated this…

R-L: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja...on Thursday

NEC moves to declare state of emergency in education

The National Economic Council (NEC) is working towards declaring a state of emergency in the nation’s education sector. The deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the monthly meeting of the council presided over by vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo. All the…

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

NLC calls crucial meeting, dares Nigerian govt on minimum wage, ‘no work, no pay’

Following the federal government's announcement that it has proposed N24,000 as the minimum wage for civil servants after consultations, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said it will hold an emergency meeting next week to take a decision. The general secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Esan, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES…

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

32 million Nigerians struggle with learning disorder – Foundation

Over 32 million Nigerians are struggling with reading, writing, spelling, comprehension difficulties and other symptoms of dyslexia, a group supporting people with the condition has stated. The Dyslexia Foundation in Nigeria said those with the condition in and out of school face educational exclusion and negative life outcomes on account…

Femi Falana

Monitor disbursement of UBE funds to avoid corruption – Falana

A senior lawyer and human right activist, Femi Falana, has called for a proper monitoring and utilisation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Fund. He stated this in a statement sent to Premium Times on Thursday titled: "Stakeholders Must Monitor Disbursement of N291 Billion Basic Education Fund." The UBE fund…

UNICEF'S Child protection specialist Maryam Enyiazu during an interview.

Nigeria loses billions to violence against children – Survey

A survey has shown that Nigeria lost over $6.1 billion or 1.07 per cent of its GDP through violence against children between 2014 and 2015. UNICEF’s Child Protection Specialist, Maryam Enyiazu, quoted the findings of the survey on Tuesday at a two-day media dialogue on social work professionalisation bill in…

Femi Falana

States’ refusal to access UBE funds driving up number of out-of school children in Nigeria – Falana

A human right activist, Femi Falana, has reproached the 36 states in Nigeria for failing to access access the N86.5 billion lying fallow in the in the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Account in the Central Bank as at April 30. Mr Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria, said the unaccessed…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria needs president with sound knowledge of the economy – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday said Nigeria needs a president with a sound knowledge of the economy to make progress and develop the country. Mr Obasanjo reiterated what a former German Chancellor, the late Helmut Schmidt, who was one of his friends, told him during a discussion about…

Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili emerges presidential candidate

Nigeria’s former minister of education and co-founder of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has joined the growing number of candidates aiming to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari when Nigerians go to polls early 2019. Mrs Ezekwesili on Sunday emerged the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of…

Dino Melaye and Ben Murray Bruce during the PDP protest.

PDP Protest: I’m ready to honour police summon – Ben Bruce

A Nigerian senator has declared his willingness to honour a police invitation on his role in the Friday protest in Abuja. Ben Murray-Bruce was among Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders who led a protest on Friday demanding that the PDP candidate in the Osun governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, be declared…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC to make ICT training compulsory for Nigerian university undergraduates

The National Universities Commission (NUC) plans to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training compulsory for all Nigerian university students. The commission said it is already working on the framework to ensure students pass through the training phase before they can graduate. Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, disclosed this…

From Left Abubakar Haladu NMEC , Samaria Mera, Emir of Argungun, Kebbi state, Bello Kagara, Director Social Mobilisation

Nigeria now has 13.2 million out of school children – UBEC

A survey has shown that the population of out of school children in Nigeria has risen from 10.5 million to 13.2 million. The Demographic Health Survey(DHS) was conducted in 2015 by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian government but the result has not been officially released. But…

Adamu Adamu

Nigerian govt denies plan to hike tuition fees in universities

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday denied that the federal government planned to increase tuition fees in Nigerian universities to N350,000. PREMIUM TIMES reported the allegation by the lecturers' union, ASUU, that such was being considered by the government. Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary in the education ministry, gave…

University of Ibadan (UI)

ASUU accuses Nigerian govt of planning to introduce N350,000 tuition fee in universities

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, has reiterated the stance of his colleague that the federal government is planning to force students in public universities to pay N350,000 tuition fee per session. Punch newspaper earlier reported the allegation. According to the report, ASUU's…

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

Why we agreed to suspend strike – NLC

Leaders of Nigeria's labour unions on Sunday announced the suspension of their four days national warning strike but said the face-off with government is far from over. The unions began the warning strike on September 26. On Sunday, they said they were suspending it in order to enable a conducive environment for…

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

NLC suspends strike

The Nigrerian Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing strike. The strike commenced on September 26. The National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension of the strike at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja. "The suspension takes effect from today Sunday," he said. The suspension means workers…

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

Presidency speaks on NLC Strike

The presidency on Thursday in Abuja said the federal government is yet to take a decisive position on the ongoing nationwide industrial action. The chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, during a meeting with union leaders, said the purpose of the meeting is to understand what led to…

Ngige addressing journalist in his office

UPDATED: After meeting FG delegation, NLC insists on total strike

A meeting between the federal government and Nigeria’s organised labour unions failed to hold back the indefinite warning strike called by the unions. As a result of the deadlock, the workers said the strike will start at 12:01 a.m on Thursday as scheduled. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that the Nigeria…

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

Strike: NLC declares total shutdown; asks banks, schools, others to join

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on all its members and affiliate unions to join its nationwide strike. The NLC said the strike was called due to the refusal of the federal government to reconvene the meeting of the tripartite national minimum wage committee to enable it conclude its work.…

FCT Education Board

How corruption, racketeering mar placement of students in Abuja govt secondary schools

Days after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Education Board officially ended the sale of student admission cards, employees of the board continued to secretly sell the cards at a premium rates to Nigerians, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Education Resource Centre (ERC) is responsible for the sales of the scratch-cards for…

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#OsunDecides2018: Osogbo to determine Osun governor as PDP leads after 29 local govts

The election result in Osogbo, the most populous local government area of Osun State, will determine the results of the governorship election in the state, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Based on the results collated from 29 INEC local government secretariats as well as the INEC headquarters in Osogbo, the PDP…

Ayuba Wabba addressing the press.

Minimum Wage: NLC threatens to embark on total strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will commence an indefinite nationwide strike after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to the federal government which will elapse on September 26. The union had earlier said the ultimatum will officially commence on September 12. Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said…

Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

Akpabio: My Heart was with Buhari, not Jonathan, in 2015

Former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, has said his heart was with Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election and not with his party’s candidate, former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Akpabio, who last month defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the disclosure…

FRSC

FRSC commences screening to select new recruits

The Federal Road Safety Commission has said its screening and physical fitness assessment for potential new recruits will commence from September 24 to 29. The FRSC public education officer,  Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement sent on Friday night  that the screening would be conducted in all the state capitals. According…