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Winners Emerge at SMPN Ten Awards

The Students Media Personalities Nigeria (SMPN), on Saturday 9th January 2021, hosted her maiden edition of the awards night tagged “Celebrating Excellence Within.”. The event which held virtually in line with COVID-19 protocols started at 07:00pm in a Whatsapp group, and delivered a thrilling award experience to everybody.“Last year, was a difficult one, but that…

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Just in: ASUU agrees to call off strike as FG offers N70bn

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged…

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What do you know about the chief cause of ASUU Strike, IPPIS?

Meanwhile, ASUU have proven that the system does not capture the remuneration of staff on sabbatical, external examiners, external assessors, and Earned Academic Allowances. Also, it does not address the movement of staff as in the case of visiting, adjunct, part-time, consultancy service, which academics offer across universities in Nigeria as the promotion exercise in the Professional Cadre, which is subject to external assessment that may last for several months; in such cases, when the outcome of the exercise is returned positive, the beneficiary is paid arrears from the beginning of the assessment process, but this cannot be captured by IPPIS.

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7 things you probably don’t know about Esther Agbaje (US State Assembly Seat Winner)

A Nigerian, Ms. Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S. general elections. Esther, 35, won by a landslide, polling 17,396 votes or 74.7 percent of the total ballots cast. Her closest rival, Alan Shilepsky of the Republican Party, secured 4,128 votes, representing 17.7 percent of the total. 1….