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Timeline of ASUU strike from 1999 – 2018

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is a Nigerian union of university academic staff, founded in 1978 to protect the interest of University lecturers in the Federal Government level. It is one of the dreaded unions in Nigerian for its readiness to embark on strike in order to compel authorities to meet its demands. Students who are on the major receiving of ASUU strike stay at home and wait on the mercies of the Federal government to meet the demands of ASUU. ASUU has embarked on strike for over three years since 1999

ASUU strike timeline starts from 1999 when the union first went no strike which lasted for up to 5 months. Currently, the union since November 2018 has been on strike over the failure of the government to meet demands on properly fund Nigerian universities.

Timeline of ASUU strike from 1999 - 2018

Timeline of ASUU strike from 1999 – 2018

1. 1999
Olusegun Obasanjo became the first democratically-elected president in Nigeria when he was sworn in as president in 1999. A few months after Obasanjo became president, ASUU embarked on a nationwide strike, and this lasted for five months.
2. 2001
After the strike that lasted for five months in 1999, ASUU embarked on another strike that lasted for three months. What was ASUU’s grievance? The union was expressing its displeasure over the sack of 49 lecturers by the University of Ilorin.
3. 2002
On December 29, 2002, ASUU embarked on another strike that lasted for two weeks. The strike was embarked upon because the federal government failed to implement the agreement it had with the union.
4. 2003
Another strike began in 2003, which left Nigerian university students idle for six months. What did ASUU want this time around? The union said government had failed to implement previous agreements related to poor funding of universities among others.
5. 2005
ASUU embarked on another strike that lasted for two weeks in 2005.

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6. 2006
A three-day warning strike was embarked upon by the union in 2006. The three-day warning strike eventually became a week industrial action.
7. 2007
On March 26, 2007, Nigerian public universities were shut down by ASUU. This time around, the strike lasted for three months.
8. 2008
The union embarked on strike in 2008 in order to compel authorities to improve salary scheme of its members. ASUU also wanted the University of Ilorin to reinstate the 49 lecturers that were dismissed in 2001. The strike lasted for one week. The lecturers were not reinstated despite court ruling in their favour.

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9. 2009
Another strike was embarked upon by the union, and this lasted for four months. What was the reason for the strike? ASUU wanted the federal government to implement the agreement of previous years.
ASUU and federal government entered into a new agreement in 2009, and in October of the same year, the union called off the strike. The 2009 agreement between ASUU and federal government would later become the reason for subsequent strikes by the union.
10. 2010
On July 22, 2010, the union embarked on another strike that lasted for over five months. ASUU called off the strike in January 2011.
11. 2011
Again, ASUU went on strike in December 2011, citing federal government’s failure to implement the 2009 agreement as reason. The strike, which was called off in 2012, lasted for 59 days.
12. 2013
On July 1, 2013, another industrial action was embarked upon by ASUU. Why? The union wanted the federal government to implement the 2009 agreement by reviewing the retirement age for professors from 65 to 70 years and increase budgetary allocations to the education sector by 15 to 20% among other things.
The strike, which lasted for five months and 15 days, was eventually called off on December 17, 2013.

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13. 2017
Another strike was declared by the union on August 17, 2017. This was because federal government failed to honour previous agreements with the union. ASUU called off the strike in September
14. 2018
The latest ASUU strike was declared on November 4. What is ASUU demanding? The union wants the federal government to properly fund Nigerian universities and honour previous agreements between the duo among other things.
Nigerian students are hoping that ASUU will call off the strike soon so they can be back in the classrooms to continue with their academic pursuit.

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Power Outage hit Murtala Mohammed Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

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It came as a shock as Murtala Mohammed Airport in Ikeja Lagos State went into stone age for five hours. The airport experienced power outage which forced the terminal to switch to manual for continuity.

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours - Read what passengers did

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said that the power failure was due to a “minor electrical fault”.

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Sahara Reporters reported that sources close to the terminal reveal that some of the passengers had to pull off their shirt especially the males and use hand fans.

Phew.

Yakubu further stated that FAA  engineers were already working to rectify the “minor electrical fault”, assuring the public that normalcy would be restored soon.

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Yakubu added by saying that the outage did not affect normal flight operations at the airport and flight operations continued uninterrupted.

Well, the terminal crew switched to manual.

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Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

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Pastor Hoke Justin of Trinity Bible presbyterian church at Northern California has been sacked after he posted a sign that reads “Bruce Jenner is still a man, Homosexual is still a sin, Culture may change, the Bible does not”.

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying "Homosexuality is still a sin"

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

The presbyterian pastor who strongly believed in the word of God which says a man shall not lay with a man was fired after his sign post sparked a protest and Drew media attention.

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Bruce Jenner now Caitlin Jenner is a transgender activist who was transformed from a man to a woman scientifically.

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying "Homosexuality is still a sin"

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

“As of today, I am no longer the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church. I was informed that essentially all but one couple in membership would leave the church if I continued as pastor” Pastor Justin Hoke posted on his Facebook account.

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He told NBC that there was not hate speech in his statement which is the truth.

But recall that the Presbyterian Church of U.S.A has conformed to same sex marriage as enforced by  law.

Hoke did not want to leave the ministry but he had because his philosophy is no longer in line with the church.

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“I did not want to leave, I did not quit, and I was willing to stay. There was a fear we would lose what little congregation that we had if I remained – Hoke said.

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New Police Spokesperson Takes Office – Frank Mba

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Nigerian Police force has appointed a new public relations officer for the force – ACP Frank Mba.

Frank Mba immediately replaced Moshood Jimoh who has occupied the position since 2017 as appointed by former NPF IGP – Ibrahim Idris. Jimoh took over from Sogbeba West.

New Police Spokesperson Takes Office - Frank Mba

New Police Spokesperson – Frank Mba

Nigerian Police Public Release on New Spokesperson – ACP Frank Mba

The Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP AbubakarAdamu Mohammed mni, has appointed a new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is ACP Frank Mba. He takes over from MoshoodJimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who is being redeployed to other national assignment. Until his appointment, Frank was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect.

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Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland- United Kingdom. A product of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano where he had his initial police trainings, Frank is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Quantico- USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.

A former Police Spokesman- both at the national and the Lagos State Command levels, Frank is an experienced communicator and image maker. The new Inspector General of Police has therefore charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in revamping the image of the Force, improving the relationship between the citizens and the police, bridging existing communication gap between the police and its stakeholders, and assisting the IGP in realizing his Mission and Vision for the Force and the nation.

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A passionate and versatile police officer who has worked in multiple police units and departments across the country, Frank has attended some of the finest Law Enforcement trainings, both within and outside Nigeria. These include:Countering Violent Extremism and Police Leadership Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Roswell, New Mexico, USA (2018); Strategic Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos (2017); Crisis and Disaster Management Course, Israel (2013); Managing the Media in Crisis Situations, School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos (2013); US-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, with special focus on International Crime Issues, Washington DC (2010); General Criminal Investigation Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Botswana (2009); Middle Management Course on Global Peace Operations in Vicenza, Italy (2008); amongst others.

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He was a member of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in Liberia between 2006 and 2007, where he distinguished himself through a combination of hard work, professionalism, and discipline, thereby earning himself the prestigious UN Medal. He has since assumed duty as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

CSP AREMU ADENIRAN

DEPUTY FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FORCE HEADQUARTERS

ABUJA

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