ASUU STRIKE: UNIJOS lecturers vote for continuation of strike

ASUU STRIKE: UNIJOS lecturers vote for
continuation of strike.
Lecturers at the University
of Jos have voted for
continuation of the on-
going strike by the
Academic Staff Union of
University (ASUU) in the
Chairman of the chapter,
Dr. David Jankam who
made this known on
Monday while speaking
with THE NATION shortly
after the congress of the
chapter said members did
not see any substance in
the dialogue with the
federal government to
warrant calling off the
According to Dr Jankam, “We have just rounded off
our meeting, as a matter
of fact our members voted
overwhelmingly for the
continuation of the state
“I can also confirm to you that five of the eight
universities that made up
the Bauchi Zone of ASUU
has also voted for
continuation of the strike,
and the general saying is
that the federal
government has not
shown any commitment
so far.
“We started the meeting by briefing our members
on issues resolved with
the federal government in
their last meeting with the
president of ASUU.
“But in responding to the briefing, our members
observed that the main
issues that led to the
strike were not discussed
as part of the meeting in
Aso Rock.
“As such my members said president Jonathan is
taking them for a ride by
trying to divert attention
from the core subjects of
the strike”
According to Dr. Jankam, “I will now convey the
resolve of our branch to
our national president in
our NEC meeting
scheduled for this week. If
the majority of the
chapter voted for call off,
it will ne called off, but if
majority of chapters voted
for continuation, so be it”
said Dr. Jankam. –



Why I restricted my wife’s movement – Gov. Chime

ENUGU State governor, Mr Sullivan Chime, has promised to continue to protect the integrity of his wife, Clara, in spite of campaigns against him.

Speaking with newsmen in Enugu, on Wednesday, Chime said it had become imperative for him to clarify issues about his wife’s health challenges, going by the campaign of calumny against his person.

“Well, my wife has some medical challenges and it would be very unkind for me to talk about her condition on the pages of newspapers.

“I have done everything to protect her integrity and I am not going to expose her to ridicule now, because some people want to exploit her situation to drag me into a needless war of words.

“We’ve been battling this prior to my inauguration in 2011. It was so bad at a time that she had to be taken out of here (Governor’s Lodge) for treatment.

“When she stabilised, I pleaded with her doctors if she could be brought back here to be receiving her treatment at home and they graciously accepted.

“There was a time she was confined indoors and that was strictly on her doctors’ advice. She’s here and she can confirm or deny it. Also, the doctors then advised against allowing her access to telephones and her laptop,” he said.

The governor said his wife was safe in the Government House, adding that her confinement within the premises was at the instance of her doctor, who was also present at the briefing.

“Why would I want my wife locked up? If it had been that I had issues with her, there are many ways to resolve them. But that’s not the case. She is not well and I’m willing to do anything to support and protect her.

“It was always more convenient for me to have taken the easier route, but that would have been very callous and ungodly.

“When I had my own health challenge, I was receiving treatment in London and thinking about her, making sure she received the right treatment. I’m forever grateful to her doctors who have done a great job.

“Both families are billed to meet very soon and after that, I’ll take a decision which will be in the interest of both parties,” the governor said.

On his reaction to a purported petition to the inspector-general of police by renowned lawyer, Chief Femi Falana, the governor said “he’s my professional colleague, but sometimes you leave people to their conscience.”

He said he was not worried about the development, adding that when he was receiving treatment in London, some of the newspapers reported that he had died in India.

Clara, who was present during the briefing, denied sending any petition to the National Human Rights Commission, alleging unlawful detention by her husband.

She also denied contacting or engaging the services of Falana or any other lawyer to seek her freedom from an alleged incarceration at Government House, Enugu.

“My doctor and I don’t have any problem,” she said.

On the current situation, Clara said she had the key to her room and controlled her entry and exit.

She, however, said her grouse was that she had not been allowed to leave the premises except on Sundays to attend mass.

History Of IBBUL

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL) is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. A leading multidisciplinary university, IBBUL today is a true academic powerhouse. The University was established by the Niger State University Law of 2005 and commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session.

” The University is named after the former Head of States Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (GCFR) popularly referred to as IBB, as a mark of honour to one of the most illustrious sons of the State, and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has led indelible footprints on the sands of the history of our time.” – Engr. Abdulkadir A. Kure (FNSE), Former Governor of Niger State and Visitor, IBBU.

We have a national reach and global vision. A good number of IBBU students come from within and outside Niger State, attracted from all over the country and even neighboring countries. Much of the energy of IBBUL’s life comes from our students, who are clever, curious about the world and passionate about making a difference. Student life here is challenging. We provide opportunity and leadership in teaching and research, entrepreneurship, volunteering and general study. We admit excellent students – from all backgrounds – and we work with them to develop and excel.

At IBBUL, our research strategy commits us to addressing Nigerian educational Challenges, by working together right across the University in order to tackle the problems that face us today – in national and global health, sustainable cities, intercultural understanding, and human well-being. We believe in undertaking fundamental research and in applying its findings.

    Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(Rtd), Former President – Fed. Rep. Of Nigeria.

  • Objectives of IBBU

The objectives for which the University was established are:

  • To encourage the advancement of learning and afford all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex, religion, ethnic group, political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education.
  • To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its programmes, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons who are equipped to benefit from them.
  • To encourage and promote scholarship and to conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor.
  • To relate its activities to the social and economic needs of the people of Niger State in particular and the Nation at large.
  • To undertake any other activites appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

  • Vision Statement
  • To be a World-Class Centre of excellence driven by people, partnership and technology.

  • Mission Statement
  • Committed to Producing World-Class graduates for the pursuit of all round excellence through quality research, teaching and community service.

  • Closing Statement

In light of the above, the approach of the University shall be to evolve policies and programmes, which will make the University distinct academically, in addition to the national reforms in higher education rather than a mere quantitative expansion of facilities that already exist elsewhere. The University is concentrating on some major academic programmes which are of relevance to the State and the development of the nation.


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Consequent upon the desire by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to establish a Maritime Institute at IBBU Lapai, Niger State, a Committee was appointed on the 29th April, 2013 by the University with the mandate to develop the academic curriculum of an Institute and to make recommendations for staffing (both academic and non-academic), facilities and other things that are critical to the commencement of Professional Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Maritime Studies.
  • The Management invites applications from propective candidates into Professional Postgraduate Diploma Programs in Maritime Studies
IBBU Institute for Maritime Studies will be a career oriented and globally recognized centre of excellence in maritime education.


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Proposed ban: Mercy Johnson replies marketers

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has reacted to the proposed plan by movie marketers to ban her for being too expensive; making it clear she would not back down on her figures.

Mercy reportedly charges between N1.8 to N2m for her movie roles.

Read her tweets below

*Mercy Johnson

*Mercy Johnson

Vanguard’s Benjamin Njoku had earlier reported of underground plans by the movie marketers under the aegis of Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, FVPMAN, to blacklist Mercy Johnson Okojie,, in what they call, “ Withdrawing of service from her.”

Nollywood stars, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo and Nkem Owoh in 2005 were the first Nollywood stars to reportedly come under the blacklist hammer of marketers after they allegedly began charging N1m for their roles.

The alleged blacklist ultimately gave other actresses like Ini Edo and Uche Jumbo the opportunity to rise to stardom.

Mercy has been warned she may suffer severe consequences if she refuses to back down.

Should she?

your comments….


To celebrate 100 Years of Bilateral Relations between the United Kingdom and Nigeria, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British Council are launching a project to mark Nigeria’s Centenary.

This project, tagged ‘Young Art @ 100′, aims to, through art in schools, engage school age children in arts education and help them use the acquired skills to reflect on Nigeria’s centenary and the country’s relationship with Great Britain. It will also open up a new sphere of discourse and debate for the participating young people especially as Arts Education in young children has been proven to improve achievement and confidence.

The project will focus on: Developing artistic skills in school children, helping these children develop their own line of enquiry into the entity Nigeria focusing on the centenary and showcasing their artistic skills.

The British council, the organisation that is facilitating this project in partnership with the FCO, has selected 100 schools from 6 States in the 6 geo political zones in Nigeria for the project. Training will be delivered to 100 art teachers from these schools on how to engage children in various visual art forms including drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture.

According to Mohammed Ahmed, Assistant Director-British Council Nigeria.”The project will give many Nigerian students the opportunity to participate in public discourse about the past and future of Nigeria. Using creative arts provides an innovative exciting medium to express their hopes for the future.”

Participating States include: Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, Lagos and Bauchi.

The training for the teachers of the schools selected will be facilitated by Biodun Omolayo Art Gallery. They have a team of facilitators who have experience working with children in the arts.Workshops for the teachers will start on 28 October and end on 01 November 2013.After the training the teachers are expected to return to their schools and transfer the knowledge garnered to their students. The teachers will also arrange competitions in their schools from which the best art works will be exhibited