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ASUU Strike: Newly Formed CONUA Reveals How It Will End Lingering Strike To Allow Students Resume

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ASUU Strike: Newly Formed CONUA Reveals How It Will End Lingering Strike To Allow Students Resume

ASUU Strike: the newly formed CONUA has revealed how it will end the lingering strike to allow students to resume.

News ToGo gathered that the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which has been on strike. CONUA disclosed what it will do differently in resolving the deadlock affecting the Nigerian universities, particularly on recurring strike actions to allow the students to resume academic activities.

CONUA’s National Coordinator, Dr. Niyi Sunmonu, maintained the need to democratize the university setting, saying this was what the academics should be after, adding that academics must look at issues from different perspectives. Sunmonu said there should not be a fixed perspective to issues, noting that it should not be a thing of “only this way or the highway.”

Sunmonu, while speaking on Arise TV ‘News Night’ aired Tuesday, said the use of strike action to press home demands in the country had been on for well over 40 years, saying, “in that period of 40 years, we’ve had different kinds of governments, the military dictators, the democracy that we all enjoy; we’ve had one response and that response is put pen to paper on agreement and renege on the agreement later, The Punch reports.

“We are of the opinion that these agreements, to us, are actually done under duress; where you have the situation in which the other party which is the government that you’re actually discussing with, comes to a meeting with a relaxed mind that once they have an agreement that is workable; when they put pen to paper to sign, they would honour that.”

Sunmonu noted that even in situations of outright wars, “issues are resolved at the table; why can’t we devote more time to that so as to avoid casualties? In this case, casualties are parents and students. We want to deploy all our faculties, all our networks to the area of discussions at the table that will lead to a win-win situation; discussions that will lead to an agreement that the other side will not feel it’s being compelled to do,” he said.

ASUU headed by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has been having a face-off with Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari which has kept the strike lingering with no agreement reached. Students are kept at home despite all the pleas for the warring factions to resolve their differences and end the strike. It is not clear if CONUA will resolve the issue now that it has been formed and approved.

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Tinubu Tells Governors To Spend The Money Amid Rising Prices

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6 Major Decisions Tinubu Made During Meeting With Governors (FULL LIST)

President Bola Tinubu emphasized the importance of prioritizing the welfare of citizens during an emergency meeting with governors today, Thursday, February 15, in Abuja.

News ToGo reports that speaking on the issue of salary arrears and gratuities for retired workers, Tinubu urged governors to clear these payments promptly, emphasizing, “spend the money, don’t spend the people.”

This directive underscores the need to prioritize the financial well-being of citizens by ensuring timely disbursement of funds owed to workers and retirees. Tinubu’s plea reflects the government’s commitment to alleviating financial burdens on the populace amidst increased monthly FAAC revenue to states.

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

Yul Edochie, the Nollywood actor turned pastor, has responded to the criticism surrounding his erroneous prophecy about the AFCON 2023 final.

News ToGo reports that before the match on Sunday, Yul had predicted on his Instagram page that the Nigeria Super Eagles would emerge victorious over Ivory Coast in the final. He stated, “Today’s game will not get a penalty shootout. Nigeria will comfortably defeat the Ivory Coast.”

However, the Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast, leading to disappointment among Nigerians on social media who labeled Yul’s prophecy as fake.

In response to the backlash, Yul posted on his page, saying, “It is well. Thank you Super Eagles. Getting to the finals is as good as winning. We are proud of you all. Great performance in the tournament. Win or lose, good or bad, we’ve been here. I love my country Nigeria. Better days ahead. Giant of Africa.”

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BREAKING: Femi Otedola Lands Major Appointment

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BREAKING: Femi Otedola Lands Major Appointment

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has been appointed as the new Chairman of the board of directors for First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Holdings.

News ToGo reports that Otedola succeeded the outgoing Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Abdullahi.

The announcement was made through a corporate filing on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), informing investors of this recent development. The appointment, effective January 31, 2024, comes following a board meeting where Otedola was chosen to take over from Alhaji Abdullahi.

Otedola, a highly regarded business mogul with notable contributions across various sectors, is anticipated to bring his extensive experience and strategic insight to enhance FBN Holdings’ leadership.

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