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ASUU Strike : NANS Urges FG And ASUU To Negotiate

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ASUU Strike : NANS Urges FG And ASUU To Negotiate

NANS urges Fed Govt, ASUU to negotiate
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it supports the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in its negotiations with Federal Government regarding the ongoing strike.
NANS President Danielson Akpan told The Nation that ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike not only because of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) issue, but because government had not fulfilled other agreements reached with ASUU.
“We cannot be against ASUU because we have urged government to meet up with the agreements reached with them. We followed up and played our part, but government didn’t comply. In fact, it is not only ASUU that is on strike, COEASU is on strike too,” Akpan said.
Penultimate weekend, ASUU said the strike, which has been on since March, would continue until government meets its demands.
Its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union wants the Federal Government to implement the needs assessment conducted in 2012 across the nation’s universities.
On protests by students regarding re-opening of schools, Akpan noted that such would continue if nothing gets done.
“Students have to protest. Of course, a bigger one is coming. Somebody called me and asked me to pick a date so that we can shut down everywhere,” he said.

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Judiciary Workers To Join Planned Labour Strike

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Judiciary workers, under the aegis of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, have said they would shut down courts nationwide on Monday in compliance with the directive by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union to embark on strike
The NLC and the TUC had jointly declared the industrial action to press for the reversal of the recent hike in petrol pump price and electricity tariff.
The President of JUSUN, Marwan Adamu, told our correspondent on Friday that as an affiliate of NLC, the union of judiciary workers was bound by the umbrella body’s directive to Nigerian workers to proceed on strike from Monday.
“The strike is not JUSUN strike. It is NLC strike. As an affiliate of NLC, we are bound by the strike declaration. So, we are joining the strike,” Adamu said.
Asked if the Wedneasay’s order issued by the National Industrial Court in Abuja stopping the planned strike would not be complied with, Adamu said, “the order has not been served on us, so the strike is going on”.
Adamu confirmed that the notice for the strike had been circulated in various courts and judiciary institutions across the country.

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Lagos Launches 5 Billion Recovery Support For Stakeholders In Education Sector

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images 2020 09 25T214738.592 Lagos Launches 5 Billion Recovery Support For Stakeholders In Education Sector

1. To mitigate the devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education industry, The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund in partnership with First Bank has launched the LSETF Edu-Fund Programme, a ₦5bn Post COVID Recovery Support for stakeholders in the education sector. #EducationMeetsFunding
2. The LSETF Edu-Fund Programme is targeted at low-cost privately owned schools and vocational training centres in Lagos State to support economic recovery efforts of stakeholders in the education sector in Lagos State. #EducationMeetsFunding
3. Through this partnership, LSETF & First Banking willingness collaborate to provide matching funds that would be disbursed as a loan programme to support low-cost private schools and vocational training centres in Lagos State. #EducationMeetsFunding
4. This scheme aligns with the Lagos State Government T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, which seeks to improve Traffic management & transportation; Health & Environment; Education & Technology; Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy; Security and Governance. #EducationMeetsFunding
5. The Nigerian Bureau Of Statistics and NESG report that Education is one of the top 5 sectors that created over 59m jobs in 2017, buttressing Education as a critical growth area for job creation in Nigeria.
6. The loan scheme will be provided to 2 categories of applicants; Micro-Enterprise businesses will receive a sum of not more than ₦500,000 while SMEs will receive a sum of not more than ₦5,000,000.
7. The Fund is available at a fixed interest rate of 9% per annum with an additional business development support to low cost private schools & vocational training centers operating in Lagos State.
8. The qualified institutions are expected to have been in operation for at least one year and have a minimum of 100 students.
9. The objective of the Fund is to improve the quality of education for our youth by providing access to affordable finance to low-cost private schools and vocational training centres.
10. The Loan programme offers participating schools & training centres up to N5 million in facility as well as professional & institutional supports comprising capacity building programmes & business advisory.
11. This intervention is expected to spur significant growth of the schools & the education ecosystem in Lagos State. It will enable job creation opportunities for our teeming young and productive population.
12. The LSETF Edu-Fund Programme is a part of the proactive sustainable solutions by the State Government to curb & limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both individuals & businesses in Lagos State.
13. The N5bn LSETF Edu-Fund Programme for stakeholders in the Education sector in Lagos is a precursor of many more sector-specific support programmes that would be unveiled by the LSETF on behalf of the Government in October 2020.
14. The LSETF Edu-Fund Programme will help tackle the current issues in the educational sector which demands an instant upturn such as the persistent decline in the quality of education & inconsistent investment in the sector over the decades.
15. Edu-Fund will provide loans to Lagos-based low-cost private schools & vocational training centers that have been in operation for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application & have a minimum of 100 students.
16. Presently, low-cost private schools in Lagos State account for over 60% (12,000) of the total number of schools providing education to millions of children from not-so-privileged communities across the state.
17. Before the pandemic, these schools depended on low-cost tuition fees from parents, and double-digit interest loan facilities to fund the provision of the amenities and services needed to aid learning.
18. By providing access to low-cost funding for privately owned schools & vocational training centres in the state, LSETF and First Bank Edu-Fund will help accelerate sustainable & painless return to world-class learning & skills acquisition of our youth
19. The LSETF application process for the Edu-Fund is fair and credible, irrespective of applicant’s affiliation, tribe or gender. This is in line with the ethos of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund.
20. The LSETF application process is simple and interested applicants can follow the easy steps in the attached image.
21. The LSETF believes that joining forces with First Bankngr is critical to mitigating the adverse economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s education system.

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Barcelona : “Nothing Surprises Me Anymore” Messi Laments Suarez Exit

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FC Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has again taken a swipe via Instagram, at the Club Management in his emotional farewell message to former teammate, Luis Suarez.
Messi had last month reluctantly agreed to see off his contract, after feeling that he had been lied to by Club President, Joseph Bartomeu.
Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid for 6 million euros in variables after deemed surplus to requirements under new Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman.
The Uruguayan is the third highest goalscorer in the club’s history with 198 goals in 283 games.
I had already began to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it dawned on me. It’s going to be so difficult to not continue to share every every day with you both on the pitches and away from them. We’re going to miss you so much.
We spent many years together, drunk many mates, had many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together. It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fits with who you are: One of the most important players in the history of this football club.
Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level. You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did, but the truth is that, at this point, nothing surprises me anymore.
I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much.
See you soon friend.

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