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Splinter ASUU group asks VCs to reopen varsities

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A splinter group from striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), known as Congress of Universities Academics (CONUA), has said its members are ready to resume academic activities.

It has therefore asked vice chancellors of various public universities to recall students to campus for work to begin in earnest.

Addressing journalists in FUOYE on Sunday, Dr Henry Oripeloye, who led CONUA members from various universities, said that apart from members of the body, there are lecturers who do not belong to any union and were willing to teach.

He said, “We reject in strong terms, claims that we are members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU); we are independent union on university campuses.

“We commend the National Universities Commission (NUC) for directing the opening of Universities nationwide.

“We want our universities to be reopened so that they will not be left behind in the scheme of things.”

Oripeloye, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), lle-lfe, stressed the belief of the union in constructive and objective engagement with the government rather than strike.

According to him, the union members have enrolled in the IPPIS and their concerns are being addressed by the government.

He said, “We don’t know anything about UTAS; we believe in fruitful interaction and possibly with government and also lobbying to achieve our requests from the government.”

Oripeloye, however, said that CONUA had no conflict with ASUU, stressing that the two unions only differed in terms of philosophy and ideology.

Meanwhile, CONUA FUOYE branch has given the Akure Zonal ASUU 14 days’ ultimatum to either retract or prove the allegation that it has secret pact within the management of the institution.

The Convener of CONUA, Mr Ayodeji Ige, said that the union’s counsel had been directed to write the Zonal ASUU leadership to substantiate its claims or be ready for a court action.

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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