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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ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU strike continues, lecturers meeting with Nigerian govt ends without resolution

Another meeting between the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an agreement. The meeting which started at about 5 p.m. at the Federal Ministry of Education was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers. The union…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU gives conditions to suspend strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universitis (ASUU) has given conditions upon which the current industrial action will be suspended. The president of the union, Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated the conditions in an interview on Sunday night with PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Ogunyemi said it was unfortunate that Nigerian leaders "like to move…

National University Commission, NUC

Nigeria’s SIWES for undergraduates failed – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in Nigeria has failed, as students sent for the purpose of acquiring work experience under the scheme are often turned to "tea boys by the chief executives." The Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology, NUC, Suleiman…

Nigerian govt unveils national policy on counselling

Nigerian govt unveils national policy on counselling

The Nigerian government has unveiled a national policy on counselling and guidelines for implementation in schools across the country. The policy seeks to entrench a regime of international best practices and clarify areas of possible conflict and misconception in the practice of counselling. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this…

Voting process has ended and INEC Officials are about to count the votes at Ifon Orolu Local Government, Olufon Orolu D (Ward 4), Bolorunduro II (Polling Unit 6) as at 2:06PM

By-elections in Bauchi, Katsina, Kwara marred by vote buying, others – Observers

A civic group, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa through its 'Watching The Vote Working' has faulted the conduct of Saturday’s by-elections in Bauchi, Katsina and Kwara states. The group said the exercise was marred by unnecessary show of force by security personnel, vote buying and…

Some school children used to illustrate the story

World Children’s Day: UNESCO, UNICEF stress need for improved education for migrant children

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has reiterated the need to improve education for migrant children, including those internally displaced by the insurgency in Nigeria. The organisation stated this on Wednesday as it presented a report on the occasion of the World Children's Day. To mark 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

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…

NECO logo

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…