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BREAKING: ASUU Shuts Down FUTO, Accuses FG Of Neglect

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Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday shut down all academic and non academic activities at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, in solidarity with the nationwide industrial action embarked upon by the academic body.

The Union also declared a “no teaching, no examination, no attendance to statutory meetings” until its demands are met by the Federal Government.

At a press conference,ASUU chairman in FUTO,Christopher Echereobia,accused the federal government of “deliberate action to kill public education in Nigeria.”

Echereobia,who spoke alongside the union’s Secretary, Chinedu Ihejirika and members, said that it was unfortunate that the government was sabotaging the country’s education sector.

The ASUU chief informed that the goal the indefinite strike was to compel the government to address various issues affecting the union.

He listed some of the issues to include “funding for the revitalization of public universities based on the Federal government-ASUU Memorandum of Understanding of 2012,2013 and 2017.”

“Reconstitution of the current government team to allow for a leader and chairman of the federal government-ASUU renegotiation team who has the interest of the nation and its people at heart.”

“Release of the forensic audit report on Earned Academic Allowances payments,settlement of all outstanding Earned Academic Allowances and mainstreaming of same into salaries beginning with the 2018 budget.”

He also listed payment of Earned Academic Allowances to ASUU members at the University of Ilorin,Kwara state without further delay as one of the demands.

Echereobia said that the FG must pay all arrears of shortfall in salaries to al universities that have met the verification requirements of the presidential initiative on continuous Audit.

“He said ” we demand the provision of a platform by the federal government for ASUU to engage governors on the proliferation of universities, underfunding of university education and undue interference in the affairs of state universities. “

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Nigeria Records 416 New Cases Of COVID-19 As FG Eases Lockdown

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416 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, June 1, 2020, despite the FG lifting some measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

The Federal and some state governments have been easing some COVID-19 restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus.

Yesterday, the Federal Government on Monday lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country.

This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at the daily media briefing in Abuja.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review-:

“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban of gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;

“Relaxation of restriction on places of Worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”

Despite this, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is still on the rise.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 192 cases were recorded in Lagos, 41 in Edo, 33 in Rivers, 30 in Kaduna, 23 in Kwara, 18 in Nasarawa, 17 in Borno, 14 in FCT, 10 in Oyo, 7 in Katsina, 5 in Abia, 5 in Delta, 4 in Adamawa, 4 in Kano, 3 in Imo, 3 in Ondo, 2 in Benue, 2 in Ogun and 1 in Niger state.

In total, Nigeria has recorded 10578 cases of COVID-19. 3122 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country, while 299 deaths have been recorded.

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BREAKING: FG Relaxes Ban On Religious Gathering, Reduces Curfew From 10pm To 4am

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The Federal Government on Monday announced the relaxation on ban on religious gathering in the country from June 1.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed this during its daily briefing in Abuja, saying this is based on the guidelines and protocols agreed by state governments.

The PTF however said the ban on inter-state movement in the country remains in force.

The government also announced that the curfew imposed on the country will now be from 10.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.

The ban on religious gatherings had lasted for two months, a move taken to check the spread of Coronavirus.

However, at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the relaxation of the ban for four weeks.

“The PTF submitted its recommendations and the President has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, subject to review.

“Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19; application of science and data to guide the targeting of areas of on-going high transmission of COVID-19 in the country;

“Mobilisation of all resources at State and Local Government levels to create public awareness on COVID 19 and improve compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions within communities; sustenance of key non-pharmaceutical interventions that would apply nationwide and include: ban on gatherings of more than 20 people outside of a workplace;

“Relaxation of restriction on places of worship based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments.”Boss Mustapha revealed.

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BREAKING: FG Reduces Petrol Pump Price To N121.50 Per Litre

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA ) on Monday announced the reduction of the pump price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to N121.50 from N123 per litre.

According to its guidelines price for the month of June 2020, the ex-depot price band is now N100. 13 and N108. 13 per litre while ex-depot for collection is N108. 78 and N111.78 per litre.

In a memo titled “A.4/9/017/C.2/IV/701 31”, the agency urged all marketers to operatensure within the indicative prices.

The PPPPRA said: “Please recall the recently approved pricing regime which became effective 19th March 2020 and the provision for the establishment of a monthly price band within which Petroleum Marketers are expected to sell PMS at the retail stations.

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of May and considering Marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise of a new PMS guiding pump mice with corresponding Ex-Depot price for the month of June, 2020, as follows:

“Price Band: N121. 50 N123. 50/Litre Ex-Depocorresponding. 13 N104. 13/Litre Ex-Depot for Collection: N109. 78 N1 1 1. 78/Litre.”

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