Showing posts from December 10, 2017

NASU, SSANU, NAAT demand N30 Billion from FG To End Strike

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Striking non-teaching staff in universities have asked for the release of N30bn to their unions if the federal government wants the strike called off.

The unions, under the auspices of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) embarked on another industrial action due to government’s inability to honour the deal it made with them.

Addressing reporters at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Wednesday, SSANU national vice president, Alfred Jimoh, said if the government releases the N30 billion, it would be added to the N4.6 billion shared among the three non-teaching staff.

Jimoh said: “Government should release more funds to take care of the arrears of the Earned Allowance of the three non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities and to commence the immediate implementation of the allowances to forestall further acc…

NECO Releases 2017 November/December GCE Results

​The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released 2017 November/December External Senior School Certificate Examination results.

Prospective candidates are expected to purchase NECO result checking scratch card before proceeding to check their results online,

Cards are available in all NECO offices.

How To Check Result…

1)Go to NECO result checking portal

2)Select your examination type i.e. Nov/Dec

3)Select your year of examination i.e. 2017

4)Enter the result checking scratch card PIN number in the required column

5)Enter your examination number

Finally, click on Check My Result button to access your 2017 NECO GCE result.

Court Declares Change To ‘State Of Osun’ Illegal

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has said the changing of ‘Osun State’ to ‘State of Osun’ by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is illegal.

Justice Yinka Afolabi, while delivering the judgment on Thursday in a case instituted by Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ilesa branch, Mr. Kanmi Ajibola, challenging the legality of the “State of Osun Land Use Charge Law,” held that the law and its makers were unknown to the 1999 Constitution.

Aregbesola had changed the name of the state from ‘Osun State’ to ‘State of Osun’ in 2011; but the NBA chairman, who is a human rights activist, approached the court in 2016 and asked the court to declare as null and void all transactions done by the state with the name ‘State of Osun.’

Afolabi also declared that the makers of the law, who are currently serving as members of the State House of Assembly, were not sworn in as members of the ‘State of Osun House of Assembly,’ but as members of ‘Osun State House of Assembly,’ going by t…

OAU Announces New Date For Sports' Admissions Screening

This is to inform all Sport Applicants that their screening into OAU which was initially postponed has been rescheduled for
Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017
Time: 9am prompt

Applicants are expected to be at the Sport Council 30 minutes to the Screening and are to prepare for both:
Oral and Practical Screening Sessions
Candidates are also expected to come with their Credentials and Sports Kits for the screening

The screening is only open to Sport applicants with 50% and above in their Post-UTME and D.E students with Upper Class Credit
Candidates are enjoined to prepare to travel back immediately after the Screening as they will not be allowed to sleep over on campus.

Thanks for your Understanding

Abu Adamu
Director of Sports, OAU Sport Council

Osun Startups Converge In Ife, Strategize Towards Dominating Tony Elumelu Grant List

Startups in Osun state, Nigeria converge in Ife this Sunday, December 17 to strategise on dominating Africa's Largest Business incubator,- The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) ahead of 2018 cycle of applications.

Registration has been on HERE ( This is a meetup by StartupLABS.

Participants will bebefit the following:

Question2Question Guide on TEF applicationAccess to Fund raising material and template.Insights into 2018 predictions on startups.One on One consultation with facilitators.

The keynote resource for this startupLABS mmetup is OGUNBOWALE GBENGA, CEO of EPOWER.

Gbenga is 2017 fellow of TonyElumeluFoundation (Africa), an international Facebook Trainer. Gbenga has an Associate fellowship with the Royal Commonwealth Society (United Kingdom). He is listed among the top 50 Enterpreneurs by Diamond Bank and the Enterprise Development Center. A formal awardee of National Youth Service Corps Merit Award, amongst others.

Curator of StartupLABS, Mr. J…

OAU Pays Earned Allowance To ASUU, NASU, Others

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, Osun State, has paid the Earned Allowance to its workers in compliance with the Federal Government directives that the money released be paid to every segment of the University workforce.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, affirmed that members of all the Unions: Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) benefited from the Earned Allowance.

It will be recalled that the non teaching staff unions of Universities, comprising the Non Teaching Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on an indefinite strike action against the Federal Government over an alleged disparity in the disbursement of Earned allowance…

Prevail On Maintenance Hall Operators - Campus Journalists Tell OAU Management

Campus journalists in Obafemi Awolowo University, under the aegis of the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) has called on the university authorities to immediately intervene in the worsening state of the private hostel on campus, Maintenance Hall despite the continual increase in rent cost.

In a statement signed by the association's President, Okeowo Olasunkanmi; the General Secretary, Seun Ibrahim and the Public Relations Officer, Oye Ola Oladimeji, the body noted that its call is based on the "outcry of the occupants of the hall over the horrible state of the pocket-tearing hostels."

"Following the outcry of the occupants of maintenance hostels about the horrible state of the pocket-tearing hostels which are owned by the management and private individuals and in a bid to find a lasting solution to the inhumane treatment, some occupants of the hostel have deem it fit to relay their horrendous experience with ACJ's representatives. A few number of them nar…

Students Lament Over Incessant NASU, ASUU, SSANU Strike

By Channels TV

As the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) continues its one week strike, the West African Student Union (WAFU) has asked the Federal Government to settle all outstanding agreements with both teaching and non-teaching university lecturers to enable them to return to classes as soon as possible.

The students also called for adequate funding of the education sector in 2018, in order to end the incessant face-off between the Federal Government and lecturers of tertiary institutions just as it has given to other sectors of the economy.

President of WAFU, Zacchaeus Maikudi speaking in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria over the weekend lamented the negative effects of the current strike by the Non Academic staff of universities on the students. He said it is high time the Federal Government deploy adequate resources to the sector, to address its endemic problems.

According to him, poor education funding had left the system with myriads of problems with negativ…