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ASUU Gives FG 48hrs To Rescue Abducted UNIABUJA Lecturers

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given the Federal Government 48 hours to rescue six persons kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen at the University of Abuja Staff Quarters.

Chairperson of the University of Abuja ASUU Chapter, Dr Kasim Umar, said lecturers have stopped going to classrooms because of the incident which has traumatised them.

According to him, the kidnappers have been made contact with the family members of the victims.

Dr Umar also said the abductors are demanding N50 million for each of the six persons abducted.

The lecturers lamented that they are unhappy, that the security agencies are not deploying adequate surveillance equipment to track down the criminals.

Umar’s comment is coming a few days after some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the school.

Six persons were kidnapped, including two professors, one senior lecturer, and three of their family members.

Those abducted were identified as Professor Obansa and his son; Professor Oboscolo, his son and daughters, as well as Dr Tobins.

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Student Who Had F9 In NECO Celebrates Emerged Best Graduating Student

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A first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) took to Facebook to share his grass-to-grace story, following his graduation from the school.

The student named Mayowa Joshua Amusan said he had parallel F9 in the first NECO examination he sat for and proceeded to write WAEC three other times before he finally succeeded and gained admission to study Agricultural Technology in the polytechnic, Ibadan.

Amusan went on to reveal that though he graduated with distinction from the polytechnic, he was reluctant to purchase the post-UTME form for UI to further his education because he was scared he wouldn’t pass the exams.

However, with the support of his family, he was able to get the form and got admission into UI to study Agricultural Economics, where he did not only graduate with a first-class but also emerged as the best graduating student from the department.

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Student Who Had F9 In NECO Celebrates Emerged Best Graduating Student

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A first-class graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) took to Facebook to share his grass-to-grace story, following his graduation from the school.

The student named Mayowa Joshua Amusan said he had parallel F9 in the first NECO examination he sat for and proceeded to write WAEC three other times before he finally succeeded and gained admission to study Agricultural Technology in the polytechnic, Ibadan.

Amusan went on to reveal that though he graduated with distinction from the polytechnic, he was reluctant to purchase the post-UTME form for UI to further his education because he was scared he wouldn’t pass the exams.

However, with the support of his family, he was able to get the form and got admission into UI to study Agricultural Economics, where he did not only graduate with a first-class but also emerged as the best graduating student from the department.

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Yobe Government Slashes Civil Servants’ Salaries By 10% To Repair Schools Boko Haram Destroyed

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Yobe State government has considered slashing the salaries of its civil servants by 10 percent to repair schools wrecked by Boko Haram terrorists in the state.

Governor Mai Mala Buni-led government disclosed this in a statement by the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Muhammad Lamin.

Lamin who spoke at a press briefing on Monday in Damaturu, the state capital, said insurgency had impacted negatively on the educational sector in the state.

He explained that the decision to take a cut from salaries of the government workers was to ginger collective action to revive the sector ravaged by a decade-long insurgency.

“Apart from reaching out to people outside government, we feel that civil servants in the state should also give their modest contribution to the programme by contributing 10 per cent of their November basic salary. By this briefing, therefore, civil servants are informed that the deduction will be for only the month of November 2021,” Mr Buni had pointed out.

“In this regard, the government is appealing to civil servants in the state to heartily support the government in her bid to rescue our state from the catastrophe of educational decay,” the statement added.

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