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Postage Stamps Document Nigeria’s Journey From 1960

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images 2020 10 02T071043.599 Postage Stamps Document Nigeria’s Journey From 1960

As part of the Nigeria-At-60 celebration, NIPOST in collaboration with Freedom Park held a two-day stamp exhibition in Lagos just as Adewusi said the Post occupies a strategic position in the socio-economic spectrum of Nigeria, a statement from the postal service said.

Adewusi also revealed that the organisation is envisioning a situation where the Post Office would serve as a one-stop shop.

Speaking at the event, NIPOST boss said it was significant “to celebrate the successes we have made as a country, which are documented in miniature artifacts, howbeit, with bold statement of Nigeria’s nationhood.”

He said, “It is of utmost importance to say that we are gathered today not just to witness the opening ceremony of this epic exhibition, but also Nigerian Postal Service, (NIPOST) as a partner in this project, plays a strategic role in the socio-economic and political spectrum of our country.

“It has, over the years, documented Nigeria’s story through issuing of postage stamps for the purpose of education and preservation of our national heritage among others.”

He explained that NIPOST is involved in the provision of basic financial services through financial inclusion to people without access to such services.

He however that it is the same information technology that enables NIPOST to diversify and offer more effective services to customers.

He said: “The postal sector, the world over, is undergoing a process of reformation. The rapid development of new information technology has affected the postal sector in a number of ways. This disruptive technology has substituted letter writing, that is, physical mail, on one hand but on the other hand offers the Post expanded customers base who have migrated to online transactions.

“In NIPOST, we have diversified our services with the help of Information Technology in order to serve our customers better and to improve our revenue.

“NIPOST today is involved in the provision of basic financial service through financial inclusion (saving, payment, money transfers) to people without access to such services particularly in the rural areas of our country.

“We are envisioning a situation where the Post office would serve as a one-stop shop, where one can access a number of government services through our e-government platform, without having to go through the rigours of extensive travels to locate these services as it is presently the case. NIPOST is collaborating with related government agencies to achieve this in the nearest possible time.”

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President Buhari Suspends EndSARS Protests Nationwide

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images 2020 10 23T104409.909 President Buhari Suspends EndSARS Protests Nationwide

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.
25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.
27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.

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FG & ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform , Again

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images 2020 10 23T084726.336 FG & ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform , Again

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities deadlocked again on Wednesday, following the disagreement over the payment platform that would be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N 30 billion Earned Allowance of the university lecturers .
The FG team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment , Chris Ngige , had offered to pay the salary arrears and the N 30 billion Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform pending the roll – out of ASUU ’ s preferred platform , the University Transparency and Accountability Solution .
But the ASUU delegation led by its National President , Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, reportedly insisted that the university lect would not enrol on the government salary platform .
The spokesman , Ministry of Labour and Employment , Mr Charles Akpan , explained that the meeting adjourned till Monday to enable the union leaders to get across to their members on the mode of payment.
The parley is expected to reconvene on Monday to decide on the platform for the disbursement of the funds pledged by the FG .
Among other things, the government had agreed to pay N 40 billion , being the pending Earned Academic Allowance of the university teachers overdue since November 2019.
Out of the amount , N 30 billion would be paid on or before November 6, while the remaining N 10 billion would be spread equally over two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022.
The two parties equally agreed to the planned release of N 30 billion for the revitalisation of the education sector.
The government offered to pay N 20 billion as funding for the revitalization of public universities, by January 2021, as well as, seek sources of alternative and additional funding for the university system, among other conclusions.

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A curfew has been imposed in Anambra and a charging office in Imo has been burnt down

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images 2020 10 22T143153.593 A curfew has been imposed in Anambra and a charging office in Imo has been burnt down

The government of southeastern Nigeria’s Anambra State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state amid escalating violence, following the EndSARS protests.

Many states in the Southwest have also enacted the law.

The Anambra state government has also announced the closure of all schools and markets until the situation improves. City officials also set fire to an Orji police station in the southwestern state of Imo.

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