ASUU Renegotiation Report Arrives at Department of Education

  • CAN denies pastor who auctions paradise ‘ticket’ for ₦310,000
  • The first edition of the Nigerian Secondary School Flag Football League kicks off in Lagos
  • NCC says NIN-SIM bonding will protect online transactions
  • NDLEA claims suspected drug lord imported ₦22 billion worth of tramadol in one month
  • ASUU: Ministry receives renegotiation report, NAAT declares indefinite strike

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, here are the top five Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss:

CAN denies pastor who auctions paradise ‘ticket’ for ₦310,000

The President of the Kaduna Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Joseph Hayab has disavowed a supposed man of God, Ade Abraham, who sells heaven to his congregation for ₦310,000 each.

In a statement Tuesday, in Kaduna, Hayab noted: “Although Abraham’s offer of a ticket to paradise is cheaper than the ransom that the bandits of Kaduna demand from their victims; Unfortunately, CAN could not find anyone who knew the location of the church or established a church in Kaduna town with that name.

The first edition of the Nigerian Secondary School Flag Football League kicks off in Lagos

The first edition of the Nigerian Secondary School Flag Football League (NSSFFL) kicks off in Lagos tomorrow, May 5, with over 900 athletes from 20 men’s and 20 women’s teams in attendance.

The Games, which will end on June 17, will be held three days a week at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, the founder of the Nigerian America Football Association (NAFA), Babajide Akeredolu said the inaugural edition was organized in partnership with the Lagos government.

NCC says NIN-SIM bonding will protect online transactions

The Executive Commissioner, NCC Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, during the Village Square Dialogue held at Centenary Hall, Abeokuta, Ogun, urged Nigerians to consider the benefit of linking their module cards subscriber identification number (SIM) to their national identification number (NIN). ) for the security of their online transactions and services rather than the inconvenience of prohibiting them from making calls.

The NCC Commissioner added that the telecom service operators and the NCC were happy with the SIM card registration link to the NIN, saying it would secure the telecom industries in Nigeria and bring socio-economic benefits to the country. country.

NDLEA claims suspected drug lord imported 22 billion tramadol in one month

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Tuesday that its investigators uncovered how a suspected drug lord, Chief Afam Mallinson Ukatu, allegedly imported 1,284 cartons of tramadol with a street value of more than 22 billion in the country in October 2021.

The statement reads: “Investigations reveal that he has been a major importer of large shipments of various brands and high doses of tramadol hydrochloride ranging from 120mg, 200mg, 225mg and 250mg, all of which are illicit. Ukatu owns pharmaceutical and plastic manufacturing companies, which he used as a cover to import illicit drugs into Nigeria.

ASUU: Ministry receives renegotiation report, NAAT declares indefinite strike

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Labor and Employment Minister Chris Ngige said the committee set up by the federal government to renegotiate 2009 agreements with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university unions has submitted its interim report to the Ministry of Education. , which has already started working on the report.

However, hours later, public university workers under the umbrella of the National Association of University Technologists (NAAT) said their ongoing warning strike was now indefinite. The union said it took a “no pay, no work” position in response to the government’s “no work, no pay” policy.

Renegotiation of the agreements is one of the demands of the four university unions – ASUU, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and NAAT.

Other demands are the non-deployment of the university transparency and accountability solution, the non-release of revitalization funds for universities, the non-payment of acquired allowances for university teachers and the lack of payment resulting from the system Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) .