This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Friday, 16th, October 2020.
School Resumption: ASUU Agrees To End Nationwide Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school.
The ASUU President gave the hint even as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, assured it would meet the union demands within the time frame it stipulated.
ASUU Strike: FG Agrees To Pay N30bn Earned Allowance
President Muhammadu Buhari-led on Thursday agreed to release the sum of N30 billion earned academic allowance to Lecturers in universities.
A further report revealed that the money will be released in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.
ASUU Strike: Ngige Denies FG’s Plan To Replace IPPIS
The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the report that it’s planning to replace the IPPIS platform with University Transparency Account System (UTAS).
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this during the meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and Government officials.
FG Announces Date For All Civil Servants To Return To Work
The federal government has directed all civil servants to return to work as from Monday, 19th October 2020.
This directive was communicated on Thursday during a COVID-19 press briefing by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
#EndSARS: House of Reps Summon IGP Adamu
The Federal House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
Naija News reports that the An ad hoc committee set up by Reps on the ongoing nationwide protests asked the IGP to appear before the special panel on October 22, 2020.
Source: Naija News