The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it will continue its ongoing strike action until the federal government accedes to its demands.
Union president, Biodun Ogunyemi made the vow during an interactive meeting with critical stake holders in Port Harcourt over the weekend.
Ogunyemi said lecturers today are still being paid on 2009 salary scales. He said this must be addressed before the union would agree to suspend its strike.
The union president said the salary issues are still not fully addressed. He suggested that some government forces have decided to cause suffering for ASUU members by withholding their salaries. He said a 2009 agreement with the government had called for salary review every three years. He said that has not been done.
30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Explosion – Officials
Thirty persons are confirmed injured in a Lagos gas explosion that occurred on Thursday in Iju-Ishaga and Iju-Ajuwon communities in Ifako-Ijaiye council area of Lagos State.
National Emergency Management Agency southwest coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye says the tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded.
NEMA says 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were burnt.
No deaths were reported.
Residents of the area have appealed to the state government to relocate gas plants away from residential areas.
Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction ‘Suspends’ Fayemi From Party
The crisis in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has worsened as the party suspends the state governor Kayode Fayemi for what it called anti-party activities.
A party statement accused Fayemi of playing a contrary role to the provisions of the party in the recently concluded Edo governorship election.
APC executives claim that five days before the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.
The party also said governor Fayemi played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo state and supported the PDP candidate to defeat that of APC.
Bauchi Govt Update On Devastating Effects Of Flood, As NEMA Warns State, Others
Bauchi State governor, senator Bala Abdulkhadir Mohammed, says the recent flooding in the state had claimed at least 25 lives while seventeen others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The governor gave the update when a delegation of the National Emergency Management team, NEMA, visited him at the government house in Bauchi. The delegation was led by NEMA’s director-general, retired air vice marshal Muhammad A. Muhammad.
The governor said as many as thirty-five hundred houses and more than two thousand farmlands worth nearly one billion naira were destroyed by flooding.
The governor was represented by his deputy, senator Baba Tella who said 16 of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State experienced flood this year. He said the flooding was caused by unusual rainfall experienced so far.
The governor has called on the federal government to do more to mitigate the effects of flood.
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