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FG, ASUU Resume Negotiations Today

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The federal government negotiating team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) today in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers.

A statement signed issued yesterday by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr. Charles Akpan said “Ngige will be hosting a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday, October 15, 2020”.

ASUU had called out its members on an indefinite industrial action following their opposition to federal government’s move to enforce the use of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), salary payment platform.

Efforts to convene negotiations so as to resolve the dispute failed due partly to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, hope that the strike action would soon be resolved emerged on Tuesday when ASUU was summoned to a meeting by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan along with Ngige.

The meeting, chaired by Lawan, also had in attendance, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris and the ASUU leadership led by the President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi.

Addressing journalists after about the three-hour closed session, Ngige had said, “ASUU has demonstrated to us, how the UTAS they developed could work but the demonstration will continue.

“We will involve other government agencies who would also come and assess it. Discussions on it are not foreclosed yet.

“UTAS is a homegrown software. It is what we call local content that Mr President is encouraging. It will be considered by the government,” Ngige added.

ASUU had rejected the IPPIS as it embarked on an indefinite strike on February.

The Senate President, Lawan, told the meeting that the current impasse between ASUU and the federal government was an ill-wind that would not do any of the two parties any good.

The Senate President asked the two parties to find a middle ground to resolve their differences.

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Cars destroyed as #EndSARS protesters were allegedly attacked at Lekki toll gate

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End SARS protesters have accused hoodlums of attacking them on Friday October 16, as they continued their protests at the Lekki toll gate.

The protesters who have been demanding for an end to police brutality alleged that they were attacked early this morning and some cars were scattered.

Photos from the scene show cars destroyed, including a Range Rover and a Lexus.

This isn’t the first alleged attack on End SARS protesters. On Thursday, October 15, thugs poured out of a huge bus to attack protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. They were armed with machetes and other harmful objects. Prior to that, protesters in Abuja were attacked on Wednesday, October 14, by thugs.

To protect themselves, protest organizers hired private security to guard protesters across different states in the country. However, the alleged attack at Lekki happened very early and took protesters by surprise.

Below are tweets from Lekki End SARS protesters calling for help.

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets ‘#EndSARS’ again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant Garba Adamu

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Twitter CEO has tweeted his support for the #EndSARS movement again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba.

Garba asked Jack Dorsey to stay away from Nigerian politics and threatened to sue him for supporting a protest that “has transformed into a political agitation, capable of breaking law and order in the country”.

The threat came after Dorsey tweeted support for the protests holding in Nigeria to end SARS and police brutality.

Following Garba’s threats, Dorsey tweeted again.

“#EndSARS” he wrote simply with an emoji of a raised fist in the colours of the Nigerian flag.

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Video of officers of disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes, assaulting and whisking them away in Yaba and Surulere

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Some Nigerians including celebrities have raised an alarm of some operatives of the disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes Pedro community of Surulere, Lagos state.

The alleged officers of the defunct police unit were also accused of assaulting and whisking people away in a police van they allegedly stormed the community with. It was also alleged that there’s been raids in Ojuelegba, Shomolu, Yaba areas of Lagos state.

Actress Adunni Ade wrote;

I cannot confirm how true this is. I have been tagged severally on this video from different posts. My DM’s with multiple videos , text and all. In the case of it being true Sir,
@jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu Sir, how true is this Sir? The disbanded SARS officers still have access to work? Picking up men at night? Shooting? Could you confirm where this men are been taken to?
This is said to have happened at Feyisara close, close to Pedro police station in somolu. Please send help Sir.

I cannot confirm how true this is but my damn DM’s is full with this. I am only posting this just in case it is true.
HER NAME IS BISOLA!!!! She was caught recording my previous video. Good enough isge was able to post the videos before they got to her. Anyone close to Pedro police station in somolu???? @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu please im not sure who you could send since the police are doing this but please look into this. I pray this young Lady isn’t touched! What is this???
UPDATE TOLD SHES OKAY NOW


Here are more tweets below;

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