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Buhari’s IPPIS Does Not Affect Us: ASUU President.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says its members are not affected by President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent directive that only federal workers on Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) would be paid salaries.

Buhari had while presenting the 2021 budget at a joint session of the national assembly on Thursday, ordered all federal workers to enroll into the IPPIS platform.

He had added that the platform was meant to check fraud, including the payment of salaries to non-existent personnel.

But reacting to the president’s directive in an interview with NAN on Saturday, Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU president, said the workers referred to were civil servants.

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“The directive was meant for civil servants; university academics are not civil servants,” he said.

“We have an understanding with government to develop an alternative platform which would be sensitive to the operations of the university and accommodate its peculiarities.

“The platform we are developing will also respect the autonomy of our universities as obtained globally.

“The idea of seeking clearance from the Head of Service or the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation is alien to university operations because it will halt its flexibility.

“The University Miscellaneous (Provisions) (Amendment)Act (2003), which government gazetted as University Autonomy Act (2007), has vested the powers of personnel and payroll system issues in the hands of each university’s governing council.”

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Ogunyemi said the union had on January 9, 2019 reached an understanding with Buhari to develop its proposed University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for testing and adoption for managing personnel information and payroll system in the universities.

He added that “what is left is to present to other major stakeholders, particularly in the ministry of finance, budget and national planning.”

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WHO DG tests positive for Corona Virus

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Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization(WHO) has tested positive for Corona Virus.

The Director general contacted this virus after coming in contact directly with a carrier of the virus.

Tedros Ghebreyesus announced this on Sunday night through his twitter handle.

According to him: “I’ve been identified as a contact person of someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days and self-quarantine from home.

He said “It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance. This is how we will break chains of #COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.

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“My colleagues and I at WHO will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable.”

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RIVERS CRISIS: Nnamdi kanu sends a strong message to Wike ”expect vengeance soon”

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Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the ingenious people of Biafra IPOB, on Monday sent a strong message to the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike saying his state will not escape the wrath of God and the people over the killings in Obigbo.

Mazi Nnamdi kanu maintained that those that lost their families and lost ones are eager to wreck  vengeance of Wike. He said that wike gave the order to the Army to murder the citizens of Obigbo. he made this assertion in a statement that he signed.

“Everybody that has a hand in the ongoing Obigbo genocide must know that vengeance is coming, it’s not a matter of if but when. And when it does come, apologists of Wike and the army must remember what happened at Obigbo.

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“There were riots and disturbances all over Nigeria. Nigerian army and police have killed and continue to kill hundreds of young people and in retaliation young people attacked police stations. To single out the inhabitants of Obigbo for extermination is a vicious and evil undertaking and a calculated attempt by Wike to please his Fulani masters and Britain that tried but failed to exterminate the Igbo race between 1966-70. Obigbo will not die, it shall rise again because the blood of the innocent is crying out for revenge.

 “Vengeance is coming and with it the judgment of God. Those children in Obigbo murdered by Wike have nephews and cousins who are so embittered to the point that they can no longer be controlled. I feel sorry for Wike, his children and all collaborators in this brutal genocide.

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“As Nigeria have not mourned those being put to the sword by Wike and Nigerian army in Obigbo they must remember not to mourn Wike and his allies when the table inevitably turns.

“Twist the narrative all you like, nobody can stop the hand of time. When the rain begins to fall, remember I warned you. I will not write, neither will I comment on this issue again.”

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West African Examination Council To release results on monday

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West African Examination Council (WAEC) To release results on monday

The West African Examination Council WAEC has announced that they will be releasing their SSCE results on Monday the 2nd of November 2020

The examination board announced this on their Twitter account

Recall that the results were meant to be released last week but they announced that it was postponed to this week due to the security problems and riots in the country.

The West African Examination Council announced that the results will come out by 10:30 am

West African Examination Council (WAEC) To release results on Monday

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