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1  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Freelance Graduate Researchers and Writers on: 31-07-2012 10:28 AM is a new academic research portal and search engine designed to ease access to academic and research information and create a crowd-sourcing platform to enable scholars and students get quicker help with needed academic materials.

Projectstoc is looking for smart graduates to join the new startup as Freelance Researchers and earn money helping our growing clients and users to research and compile academic materials and documents on projects, seminars, term-papers and assignments etc. Freelance researchers earn money per research work completed and they select from a daily list of project requests sent in by our various academic clients.

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- Handle research and compilation of project materials for clients’ academic projects and seminars under their field of specification

- Research and write complete materials for projects, seminars, papers, assignments etc for clients under their field of specification

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- Agric Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical/Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
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- Accounting
- Business Management & Administration
- Economics
- Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
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- Marketing
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- Agriculture or Agric based Courses

We are especially looking for graduates from any of the above courses who possess good writing and research skills and have good experience in compiling research materials for projects, seminars, term papers etc in any of the above courses.

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2  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / UNIOSUN Student Wins 300,000 Schoalrship on: 3-07-2012 04:39 PM
A 300-level Electrical-Electronics Engineering student of Osun State University, Olamide Olafisoye, has won a scholarship worth N300,000.

The scholarship was inaugurated in honour of the late Pa David Tomori Fapohunda, an Ilesa indigene, who died 50 years ago.

Spokesperson of the David Tomori Fapohunda Foundation, Mr. Okunola Tomori, said N100, 000 would be given to Olafisoye yearly for the next three years.

At a news conference held in Ilesa, on Monday, Tomori lamented that moral decadence had eroded the virtues of honesty, integrity and hard work in Nigeria.

He said, “The scholarship aims at promoting integrity, hard work and honesty. The late David Tomori Fapohunda symbolised honesty, hard work and integrity.

3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Best 6 Nigerian Airlines in the Past 10 Years on: 1-05-2012 02:58 PM
Nigeria’s air transport industry has witnessed some very turbulent periods in the not so distant past. Currently there appears to be calm as the spate of air crashes, while not totally removed, are now far between.

Travellers in Nigeria’s airspace will have witnessed first hand the quality and service offered by the country’s various airlines. While some have weathered the storm of the harsh and extremely tough airline business in Nigeria several others notably Sosoliso and co have failed to reinvent and as a result have been sunk into oblivion.

NairaBrains does this feature article to review the best airlines in the country in the past ten years. We take into cognizance such factors such as state of aircrafts used, quality of service, adherence to safety procedures.

As always here are cardinals we use in placing the airlines that have served and are still serving the country’s numerous air travellers for the past ten years.

- Safety: This of course is the first and foremost consideration of most air travellers. A quick survey showed that nine out of every ten Nigerian traveller will prefer assurance of safety to assurance of speedy and timely take-off and departure. Apart from adherence to safety rules the quality and condition of aircraft is also a very vital factor in the safety review.

- Service Quality: This comprises a host of other sub-factors such as timeliness in sticking to schedule, behaviour and comportment of crew and staff etc.

- Corporate Image: We also looked at which airlines paint better than others the image of corporate professionalism and expertise as this has been found to build the confidence in customers when an airline appears professionally run. Truth is, some airlines are run no better than some long distance bus companies and that definitely does not give confidence to travellers. This covers effective management, staff level of training and professionalism etc.

For the purposes of this review we have only included passenger airlines. Hence cargo airlines are excluded.

Full List: http:///2012/05/report-best-nigerian-airlines-in-last-decade/
4  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Glo Launches Uniform Local Tariff for Nigeria, Ghanaand Benin Republic on: 1-05-2012 01:45 PM
A new roaming service which offers a uniform local tariff and allows the use of local Glo recharge cards in any visited Glo network country has been launched.

Called UNIWORLD, this service offering enables both prepaid and postpaid subscribers in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ghana to enjoy seamless unbroken communication at uniform affordable rates in the different countries.
Announcing the new offer at a press conference, Executive Director, Adewale Sangowawa, said that UniWorld unifies the 3 Glo network countries by creating a Virtual Home Environment which allows seamless communications at transparent affordable rates across the borders.

Postpaid and Prepaid Subscribers can now recharge with local Glo recharge cards in Nigeria, Ghana or Benin while roaming and enjoy all roaming services at very affordable rates. Subscribers who roam across the three countries will be charged the same uniform localized rate irrespective of where they are calling from. Customer’s bills will be rated in Naira, Cedi or CFA depending on subscriber’s Glo home country.
He explained that the UniWorld concept was to enable Glo subscribers to enjoy an unbroken connection across the three countries.

According to him

    “With UniWorld, Glo subscribers in our 3 operating countries will enjoy a uniform local tariff across Nigeria, Ghana and Benin denominated in the currency of your home network. For instance, if a Glo Benin Republic subscriber comes to Nigeria, he will pay the same unified uniform local rates as when he is roaming on Glo Benin and vice versa,”

More Business Insights and Devts: http:///
5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Highest Paid CEOs in Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry and Their Hefty Pay Packages on: 1-05-2012 01:07 PM
List of Nigeria's Highest Earning CEOs in the Oil and Gas Industry. They are swimming in oil and making their bucks! According to Nigerian Banks Financial Transparency report jointly produced by BusinessDay and Source Capital Research, today we bring you the top 7 highest paid chief executives among listed petroleum products marketing companies in Nigeria.

1. CEO/MD, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc: Annual Earnings: N85 Million Naira

The managing director of Mobil Nigeria takes home annual remuneration of N85 million per annum, which is about 23 percent more than the next highest paid director.
The sum of N85 million per annum amount to about N231, 956 per day!!! (including Saturdays and Sundays).

Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc (MON) is engaged in the marketing of petroleum products. The Company operates more than 200 retail outlets located in all 36 states of Nigeria. MON owns three plants located in Apapa, Lagos State, that manufacture lubes, petroleum jelly and insecticide.

Mobil Oil Nigeria’s turnover improved from N58.34 billion in 2010 to N62.1 billion in 2011. However, profit before tax dropped to N5.52 billion compared with N5.72 billion in 2010. Profit after tax followed the downtrend at N3.75 billion in 2011 as against N3.89 billion in 2010. A combined dividend per share of N5 and bonus issue of one for five shares has helped Mobil Oil Nigeria to nearly take over as the industry’s highest-priced stock.

No 2. Managing Director/CEO of Oando Plc

Annual Earnings: N69 Million Naira

The managing director of Oando Plc is second highest paid chief executive in the oil sector with total annual remuneration of N69 million. This amounts to N189,041 per day. Oando Plc has the largest board among the analysed companies. It has a total of 16 members on its board.

Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The Oando Group comprises six companies who are leaders in their market: Oando Marketing, Oando Supply & Trading, Oando Gas & Power, Oando Energy Services, Oando Exploration and Production and Oando Terminaling.

Oando Plc had recently issued a fourth quarter 2011 profit warning and projected a profit after tax of N2.976 billion for the first quarter ended 31st March, 2012.

It also projected N3.612 billion for second quarter 2012 and N6.588 billion for the half year 2012, a 1.4 per cent drop from N6.679 billion during the same period in 2011.

The company put its sales in quarter one 2012 at N141.838 billion; N191.354 billion in quarter two 2012 and N333.192 billion for the half year 2012 which is 24.4 per cent improvement over N267.812 billion posted in the same period of 2011.

See Full List: http:///2012/04/exclusive-list-of-highest-paid-chief-executives-in-nigeria-oil-and-gas-sector-2012/
6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Most Influential And Powerful Nigerian Women In Biz And Politics (2011) on: 23-04-2012 06:56 PM
These are the NairaBrains top 8 power women whose influence stretch beyond their immediate vicinity and environment. These are women that have worked their way into respect and regard among the men folk which is no mean feat considering the cultural background of the Nigerian society.

No 1. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala:

Nigeria’s current finance minister and coordinating minister of the economy is arguably the most influential living Nigerian woman. One of the World Bank Managing Directors between October 2007–July 2011 she has also held a short post as Nigeria’s foreign Affairs minister under Olusegun Obasanjo presidency.

Dr Okonjo Iweala just recently lost out a bid to become the first female President of the World Bank to US backed Jim Yong Kim. As Nigeria’s coordinating minister of the economy she oversees the economic policy thrust of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

A very articulate and intelligent woman Dr. Okonjo hails from the Igbo town Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State born to Professor Chukuka Okonjo. She graduated magna cumlaude from the Harvard University and and earned her Ph.D. in regional economic development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1981.
She is married to Ikemba Iweala from Umuahia, Abia State and they have four children.

As coordinating minister she has canvassed the need to reduce the country’s recurrent expenditure which is presently 74% of the National Budget and embark on capital projects which could improve the 14% unemployment rate in the country.

She has won numeruos global awards which include;
- Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year 2005
- Financial Times/The Banker African Finance Minister 2005

No 2. Diezani Allison Madueke:

Mrs Allison Madueke comes on this list by virtue of her position as Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum,the most significant ministry of the Nigerian government. Recently she has seen the partial removal of fuel subsidy, a compensation paid to companies that import refined crude for distribution and sale to consumers in the country.

There was no petroleum ministry for long after the tenure of the last Minister of petroleum Rilwanu Lukman as the sector came under direct supervision of the Presidency. Diezani was the first to be appointed to head the crucial ministry. Her position gives her somuch influence on the state of Nigeria’s economy. She survived various attempts to discredit her as the Petoleum Minister and survives to thhis time.

Born on December 6, 1960 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Chief Frederick Abiye Agama Mrs Allison Madueke
went to Howard University in the United States and joined Shell Petroleum Development Corporation on return. In April 2006, Shell appointed her its first female Executive Director in Nigeria. Diezani has held three different positions in the Nigerian government. She has been Transport Minister in 2007, Minister of Mines and Steel Development from December 2008 and now Petroleum Minister.

As part of her promise to transform Nigeria’s oil and gas industry her tenure as Petroleum Minister has seen the controversial fuel subsidy removal policy and the signing of the Nigerian Content Act which aims to increase the percentage of petroleum industry contracts that are awarded to indigenous Nigerian businesses and reduce the domination of foreign establishments in teh sector.

Mrs Madueke has had several firsts in Nigeria. Apart from being the first female Minister of Petroleum she is also the first woman to hold the position of Transport minister. In October 2010 she became the first woman to head a country delegation at the annual OPEC conference. Allison is vey used to working in male dominated environments and has said she advises young women who wish to be very successful to “change their mode of thinking.”...

Full List : http:///2012/04/exclusive-list-of-top-8-most-influential-nigerian-women-in-business-and-politics-in-2011/
7  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Complete List of Nigeria's Richest People in 2011 and How They Made Their Wealth on: 14-04-2012 04:56 PM
That, I plead, is the generalisation of the mentally lazy. How can you believe that every wealthy man made his money from blood?
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Complete List of Nigeria's Richest People in 2011 and How They Made Their Wealth on: 14-04-2012 03:29 PM
Your view really. True, a rich man has to affect the society and only about one or two amongst them are doing anything in that regards. But aside from waxing philosophical you can't say they aren't rich
9  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / ASUU, University of Abuja Chapter, Pass Vote of No Confidence on Vice Chancellor on: 14-04-2012 03:15 PM
The University of Abuja chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Adelabu.

The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting convened to assess the situation in the institution, which led to the suspension of the faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering.
This has added a fresh dimension to the crisis of confidence that erupted in the institution two weeks ago when the Federal Ministry of Education took the action to suspend the faculties.
Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr. Clement Chup, told our correspondent that the emergency meeting was convened to assess the situation and suggest a way forward for the university.

He said, “We met to assess the situation in the university and this we have done. We have come to the conclusion that the vice-chancellor is a cog in the wheel of progress. We, therefore, call on council to take an appropriate action.”
He said the council met on Thursday and was supposed to meet again on Friday, but could not because the chairman of council did not show up for the meeting.

The ASUU chairman noted that council was...........

10  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Creative Ways to Use the Fuel Subsidy Removal to Your Benefit on: 14-04-2012 03:10 PM
Contrary to expectations from across the country the Federal Government delivered a staggering economic sucker punch to the populace by removing the subsidy payment it makes on fuel imports effective from January 1, 2012.

Since then it has been a story of woes, protests, allegations and arguments on the usefulness or otheerwise of removing fuel subsidy. While some like the former military head of state Gen. Ibrahim Babangida disagree with the timing of the decision many other ordinary Nigerians, civil society groups believe the subsidy should not have been removed at all.

Though the Nigerian Labour Congress and civil society groups had succeeded through a week long protest to reduce the pump price of petrol to N97 per litre it is only a matter of months before the full removal of fuel subsidy takes place.

For business people and entrepreneurs that will mean taking certain measures to adjust to the change in pump price of petrol.

What is the implication of the fuel subsidy removal for the average entrepreneur, business leader and investor?

How can any creative business person benefit from the current removal of subsidy from fuel/petrol importations? Is it possible to turn the bleak implications of rising costs of virtually everything (as a result of the increase in fuel prices) to your advantage?

We look at three various ways you can turn the fuel subsidy removal to your advantage.

1. Invest in Alternative Energy: With fuel prices rising as high as N150 per litre in some areas and power supply still to take some time before becoming stable now is the right time to invest in alternative sources of energy supply for personal and possibly business use. Solar powered and green cell devices will help you save money you would have spent on buying petrol. Instead of using electricity powered computer systems at your office you can invest on solar powered laptops..........

11  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Complete List of Nigeria's Richest People in 2011 and How They Made Their Wealth on: 14-04-2012 03:03 PM
After months of extensive research and analysis we present to you the first definitive list of Nigeria’s Richest People. This is a list of 11 richest men (no woman made the list) in the country who made their wealth through a variety of industries and sectors.

Methodology: The list focused on citizens of Nigeria, We excluded family fortunes. We also did not include former past military rulers whose true wealth is almost always linked to their activities while in government. Likewise persons whose wealth cannot be ascertained without reference to their political career are not included in this list.

1. Aliko Dangote:

Networth: $13.6 billion
Age: 55
Source: Sugar, Flour, Cement

Alhaji Aliko Dangote (born April 10, 1957) is the Chairman of Dangote Group, a conglomerate with interests in sugar, cement manufactruing, food processing and freight. Dangote Group is easily the major supplier of sugar to soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners in Nigeria and several parts of West Africa. Dangote Group was originally founded in 1977 as a small trading company but under Mr Dangote’s watch has grown into a multi-trillion naira company spanning countries like Benin, Togo and Ghana.

Mr Dangote is Nigeria’s wealthiest stockholder with an investment networth of $12.1 billion which comes mostly from Dangote Cement ($11.5 billion or N1.76 trillion), Dangote Sugar ($574.8 million or N87.95 billion).

Dangote is a political saavy businessman and knows how to make friends with influential politicians. This has invariably helped in his rise in the business world. He was a major financier of former President olusegun Obasanjo’s reelection campaign in 2003, to which he contributed over N200 million (US$2M) and also donated N50 million (about (US$0.5M) to the National Mosque under the aegis of “Friends of Obasanjo and Atiku”. His controversial gifts to the members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party included another N200 million to the Obasanjo Presidential library project initiated by the former president.

Aliko Dangote has also in the past been linked with Arsenal Football club, a club he confesses to love as a fan. He was rumored to be interested in buying a 16% stake in the London based football club though nothing has come of that rumour.

From all indications it appears Dangote will be staying on this list for some time to come as he is currently building cement plants across Africa in countries like Zambia, Tanzania, Congo and Ethiopa and building cement terminals in Sierra Leone. His Dangote conglomerate is aggressively embarking on an expansion drive to become a major, if not a dominant player in the African cement and sugar markets.

Alhaji Dangote surely does not deny himself some of the pleasures of being Africa’s and Nigeria’s richest man. He recently bought a $45 million Bombardier aircraft for his personal use.

Dangote recently got honoured with the Grand ‘Commander of the Order of the Niger’ award, Nigeria’s second highest national honours

2. Mike Adenuga:

Networth: $5.3 billion
Age: 59
Source: Telecom, Oil & Gas, Banking

Nicknamed ‘the Guru’ Adenuga is a billionaire with interests in telecom, oil and gas, banking and real estate. He is the Chairman of Globacom, the second national carrier and second largest mobile telecommunications company in Nigeria. His company Globacom recently made forays into several African countries such as Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast as it seeks to build what it calls Africa’s largest telecommunications network. He recently invested $1 billion in laying a submarine cable connecting Nigeria to the rest of the world.

The Mike Adenuga Group also controls Equitorial Trust Bank, Conoil plc, a petroleum marketing company and Conoil Producing, a crude exploration company.

Not much is known of Adenuga’s business methods and concerns as he has opted not to go public with many of his business interests. Less than a year ago Forbes estimated his networth at about $2 billion but Adenuga is worth more than that in our own estimation.

Described as a reclusive billionaire by Forbes Mike Adenuga is worth in the region of about $5.3 billion with one of his companies Conoil Producing, Nigeria’s oil exploration company, producing an estimated 100,000 barrels per day.

Adenuga first made his millions at age 26 selling lace and distributing soft drinks. He, however hit real money through former Military head of state Gen. Ibrahim Babangida who helped him with lucrative contracts to construct military barracks. He also got awarded an oil prospecting license that set him on the path to mega riches.

12  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Bill to Reform Nigeria Police Underway on: 24-11-2011 03:02 PM
The bill, which seeks to reform the Force into the Nigeria Police Service, has passed through the Senate second reading

After sixty-nine years of existence as a colonial security agency, the Nigeria Police Force may soon receive its first update and sweeping reform through an act of the National Assembly.

The bill for the police reform, a bill for an act to establish and regulate the Nigeria Police Service, sponsored by Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba advanced through second reading at the Senate on Wednesday.

The bill seeks to replace the existing Nigeria Police Force with the Nigeria Police service, stripping the force of its combative policy and establishing a more contemporary and civil security agency.

“The general idea behind this bill is the establishment of a service oriented modern police that will meet the globally acceptable policing standards in a democratic setting, to replace the current police force which was conceptualised and established in the colonial environment, more to protect the colonial interest than to protect and safeguard the Nigerian citizen,” Ndoma-Egba said.

13  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Dog Caught Driving Owner's Vehicle on: 23-11-2011 07:52 PM
A dog allegedly was spotted driving a mobile home down the street in Darwin, Australia, after learning how to drive by observing his owner, observers claim.

Woodley, a 2-year-old German Koolie, allegedly took the mobile home for a spin while his owner, Richard McCormack was in a store, The Sun reported.

“I came out and saw the bus going down the road. I couldn’t believe it,” McCormack said. This isn’t the first time Woodley has tried to take the wheel, his owner explained.

“He sits next to me when I’m driving and in the driver’s seat when I’m not. The handbrake is on the dashboard and he’s seen me release it many times. He was just copying me. He’s tried it on before,” said McCormack.

The vehicle was eventually brought to a stop when bystander Phil Newton, 30, jumped in an open window and put the handbrake back on after seeing that a dog was navigating the mobile home.

“This was weird, even for the Northern Territory,” he said.

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14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Court Dissolves Marriage Over Husband's segxwal Inability on: 23-11-2011 06:40 PM
An Ibadan customary court on monday dissolved the nine year-old marriage between a driver, Kolapo Nureni, and his wife over alleged nymphomaniac tendencies.

Kolapo told the court that his wife was never satisfied with his performance in bed and had on several occasions disgraced him in the public.

He accused her of adultery and stealing, alleging that she stole N500 given to the couple by a visiting relative.

The wife, Latifat, who agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, however, told the court that her husband was an addicted Indian hemp smoker....

15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / FG Denies Rumour That Gaddafi's Son Saadi Is In Nigeria on: 23-11-2011 06:25 PM
The Federal Government has urged Nigerians and the international community to discountenance media reports alleging that one of the late Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Mr. Saadi Gaddafi, was residing somewhere in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who said this in a statement in Abuja, noted that security checks showed that the reports were false....

16  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Abia State Government Signs Agreement to Pay N20,100 Minimum Wage on: 23-11-2011 06:02 PM
The Abia government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the organized labour for a N20,100 minimum wage for its workers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Prof. Mkpa Mkpa, led the government officials during the signing of the new wage in his office.

A release signed by Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Theodore Orji, stated that the payment of the new wage would take effect from Dec. 1, 2011.

The release further stated that the arrears of the minimum wage would commence from January 2012 and would span 12 months...

17  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Jonathan Sacks EFCC Chairman Appoints Lamurde Acting Chairman on: 23-11-2011 05:24 PM
how do you mean?
18  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Abia State Government Signs Agreement to Pay N20,100 Minimum Wage on: 23-11-2011 01:57 PM
The Abia government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the organized labour for a N20,100 minimum wage for its workers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Prof. Mkpa Mkpa, led the government officials during the signing of the new wage in his office.

A release signed by Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Theodore Orji, stated that the payment of the new wage would take effect from Dec. 1, 2011.

The release further stated that the arrears of the minimum wage would commence from January 2012 and would span 12 months...
19  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Jonathan Sacks EFCC Chairman Appoints Lamurde Acting Chairman on: 23-11-2011 01:53 PM
President Jonathan has approved the appointment of Abubakar Lamurde as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to replace the outgone Mrs Farida Waziri.

Abubakar Lamurde, before the appointment, was the head of operations. He had earlier also acted as Chairman for a brief period before the appointment of Mrs Farida Waziri.

Farida Waziri had served as chairwoman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since 2008 and had faced regular criticism over the alleged ineffectiveness of the agency under her watch. ....

20  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / All University Unions to Go on Strike Nov 30 on: 22-11-2011 12:25 PM
The staff members of government owned universities will embark on an industrial action on November 30.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had, last month, embarked on a one-week warning strike because the Federal Government had failed to honour the agreement it entered with them since 2009.

The non-academic staff unions of Nigerian universities have also vowed to embark on an industrial action by November 30 if the Federal Government (FG) fails to honour the agreement it entered with them since 2009.

The unions are demanding for the retirement age to be increased from 60 to 65 years, the 50% monetisation signed by government be paid to their members, as well as improved funding of universities across the nation.

The Unions, comprising of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Nigerian Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), in a letter issued to the Minister of Education, Ruqqayat Rufa’i, gave the FG November 22 as the deadline for the implementation of the agreement.

Clement Chup, the Chairman of the University of Abuja chapter of ASUU decried what he described as “government’s insensitivity to issues bordering on the education sector”.

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