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CONFAB: Our major failure at the Conference — Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

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Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARD-C was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, whose report is now being compiled. In this interview, she reviews the conference and articulates what she points as one of the major failures of the conference among other national issues. Excerpts: BY JOSEPH ERUNKE […]

PHOTO NEWS: Commissioning Of St Stephen’s Middle School Modakeke

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Photos showing the new Omoluabi Scholar Buses and of the Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola with the ecstatic mammoth crowd during the official commissioning of St. Stephen’s Middle School, Modakeke State of Osun on Friday 18/07/2014

ASUP Strike: ASUP, COEASU strikes suspension delights students

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The suspension of the strikes embarked upon by the academic unions of polytechnics and colleges of education has brought relief to students, writes ARUKAINO UMUKORO For thousands of students in polytechnics and colleges of education nationwide, the turn of events in the last one week, which happened a few days apart, was a welcome relief. […]

ASUP/COEASU: Finally, COEASU Joins ASUP, Suspends Strike With Conditions

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The College of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has suspended its strike pending the outcome of its meeting with Minster of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau. Mr. Shekarau will meet with COEASU on Thursday to discuss the strike. The chairman of COEASU at the College of Education, Zuba, Abuja, Ahmed Bazza, however, explained to newsmen that the […]

ASUP/COEASU: First Day In Office, How Shekarau Convinced ASUP To Suspend Strike

Minister of education, Ibrahim Shekarau in a meeting with ASUP executives

Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, may have proven President Jonathan right in his first major assignment as a substantive minister, as his intervention was all that was needed to settle the rift between Polytechnic lecturers, represented by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the Federal Government as the over 10 months ASUP […]

ASUP/COEASU Update: Why We Decided To Suspend The Strike Temporarily – ASUP President

Minister of education, Ibrahim Shekarau in a meeting with ASUP executives

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has finally suspended its over 10 months strike. The strike has been suspended for just three months to allow the new Education Minister, Ibrahim Shekarau, enough time to study the lecturers’ demands, the ASUP President, Chibuzor Asumogha, told the newsmen. Mr. Asumogha said the strike was not suspended […]

OMG! You wont believe what Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo are opt to…YOU NEED READ THIS!

Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo Matriculate

Nollywood actress and actor, Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot who recently gained admission into National Open University, Nigeria, have matriculated today Saturday, July 12, 2014. Both movie stars are to pursue a degree in Law. Jusr right after the ceremony, Ini Edo took to Twitter to advise that she’s grateful to go back to school […]

VICTORY ATLAST!!! ASUP Strike called off, union to resume on Tuesday – Edu Min…READ DETAILS

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The 10-month old strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended. The suspension of the strike which started in October,was announced by ASUP on Saturday morning after the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the union held in Abuja. The union had few days ago met with the new Education […]

BREAKING NEWS: ASUP Strike Finally Suspended; Polytechnics To Resume In Few Days

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The Academic Staff union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its 10-month-old strike. The strike, which started in October 2013, was suspended on Saturday morning at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the union held in Abuja. The National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Clement Chirman, confirmed the suspension of the strike to newsmen. He said […]

OAU Hostel Fire: How It Happened, Why It Was A Mysterious Explosion That Should be Investigated – S.U. President

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There was confusion at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday when one of the hostels in the institution was gutted by fire. The inferno, which occurred around 10 p.m, affected Block 7, Room 107 of the Awolowo Hall. According to eyewitnesses’ account, some male occupants of the hostel had gone to […]


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