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FG Considers ASUU “UTAS” Payment Software , Subjects It To Integrity Test

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STRONG Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may at the end of the day, accept demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU by jettisoning and the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS and accepting tthe University Transparency Account System(UTAS) payment platform developed by the University Lecturers.
According to the Federal Government, it may accept the UTAS which is a local content after subjecting it to integrity test today
The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige made the disclosure yesterday after a meeting with the leadership of the Senate and ASUU led by its President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi.
Speaking with Journalists after the meeting, Ngige who noted that the integrity test of UTAS will be carried out at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning in attendance.
According to the Minister, the Federal Government at the end of test may settle for UTAS if found better than IPPIS.
Ngige said,” We are subjecting the University Transparency Account System(UTAS) to integrity test today in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning in attendance. We will not mind accepting it we see it as more robust because it is more of local content.”FG Considers ASUU “UTAS” Payment software, subjects it to integrity test today.

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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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