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ASUU Latest News: ASUU Strike Update Today, 19th July 2022



ASUU: FG Withdraws Order To Open Universities

Welcome to Newsrand compilation of the latest news on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike for today, 19th July 2022.

The university lecturers have been on strike since February 14, 2022, over unresolved issues with the federal government.

ASUU: Labour Threatens To Embark On Strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to embark on a strike in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The strike, according to labour, would hold on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, and Wednesday, July 27.

Already, NLC sent the notice to chairpersons and secretaries of its state councils in a July 15 circular signed by President Ayuba Wabba and General Secretary Emmanuel Ugboaja.

Strike: ASUU Accuses Ngige Of Misinforming Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has accused Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, of misinforming President Muhammadu Buhari on its ongoing strike.

Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the union’s National President, made this known in an interview, where he said ASUU was not aware of a N1.12 trillion proposal the Buhari government alleged to end the strike.

ASUU To Nigerians: Blame Buhari For Strike, Not Lecturers

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has told Nigerians to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for its lingering strike, and not its members.

ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke urged Nigerians to ask the Buhari government when it would attend to the union’s demands.

He said, “We are waiting for the government after the renegotiation meeting. We have not heard anything from them.

ASUU Strike: SERAP Sues President Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has moved to sue President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration over the looming ASUU strike.

The legal organization disclosed this in a tweet, stating that the strike is a crime against humanity.

ASUU, FG Need To Compromise To End Strike -Minister-designate

Ekumankama Nkama, whom President Muhammadu Buhari recently nominated as the Ministry of Labour and Employment, has stated that a compromise needs to be made between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government to end the lingering strike of the body.

Nkama made this known as he fielded questions from lawmakers during his screening on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

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President-Elect, Tinubu Replaces Annual Birthday Colloquium With Nation Prayer



President-Elect, Tinubu Replaces Annual Birthday Colloquium With Nation Prayer

The President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has canceled the customary colloquium to commemorate his birthday in favor of special prayers and a gratitude service.

Tinubu who turns 71 on Wednesday, traditionally celebrates his birthday with a colloquium.

Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s communications adviser, said in a statement on Monday that prayers will be conducted in Lagos and other areas of the nation.

Rahman stated that the special prayers will be performed in the central mosque in each of the five divisions of the state, including the central mosque, Alausa, and Ikeja.

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“Also to receive prayers among others are President Muhammadu Buhari and first lady Aisha Buhari, president-elect, Tinubu, and his wife, senator Oluremi Tinubu, Vice-President-elect, senator Kashim Shettima, and Hajia Nana Shettima, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors as well as members of national and state houses of assembly.

“This year, the president-elect said the date, which falls within the holy month of Ramadan, should be dedicated to prayers and seeking God’s guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take the reins of leadership,” he said.

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This would be the second year in a row that the former governor of Lagos State will make that sacrifice. In 2022, an attack on an Abuja-bound train that was headed to Kaduna caused Tinubu to postpone his colloquium.

He asserted that being happy, dancing, and having fun does not make him a senior citizen of this nation.

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NPC To Nigerians: Don’t Travel To State Of Origin For Census



NPC To Nigerians: Don't Travel To State Of Origin For Census

The National Population Commission (NPC), has said it had put up measures to guard against all forms of malpractices ahead of the forthcoming population and housing census.

The commission also stressed that citizens living away from their states of origin do not need to travel home for the purpose of the exercise.

It said people would be enumerated at their places of residence.

The spokesperson for the commission, Isiaka Yahaya said this in an interview with our correspondent on Monday.

He said,” People should stay where they are, to be counted. They are not to move to their states of origin. It is totally against the essence of the census. You have to be counted where you reside because that’s where you enjoy the social facilities like education and health, among others.

Apart from this, when the time comes for people to be provided with infrastructure and other things you will not allow the planners to have accurate figures. People are not to move.”

On measures to check malpractices, the NPC spokesman added: “This is a de facto census. We are asking practical questions about those who are living, not those who are yet to be born. We have not trained our enumerator to count people who are not yet born. We have a system in place to guard against all the malpractices that we have envisaged.

Also, people can only be counted in their houses.  This is to discourage people from moving from one place to another after being counted. You can only be counted in one place. There’s will nothing to lie about. When we get to your house, the enumerators would see whatever you say you have and we are not asking for the owner of the house, why will anybody lie?”

Yahaya said the commission had not finished the recruitment process for enumerators.

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Nigerian Woman Remanded In Seychelles After Being Arrested With Cocaine



Nigerian Woman Remanded In Seychelles After Being Arrested With Cocaine

The Seychelles Supreme Court has remanded a Nigerian woman on conspiracy to import and traffic an illicit drug.

According to the Seychelles news agency on Monday, the 52-year-old woman is being detained after she was arrested at the Seychelles International Airport on Thursday after her arrival on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

The arrest of the woman comes from a search, discovery, and seizure of 250 grammes of what is suspected to be cocaine.

The Seychelles’ archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, has a zero-tolerance policy towards the trafficking and importation of illegal drugs. There is a maximum sentence of life in prison if found guilty.

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