Workers are currently protesting in various states across the country over the non-implementation of N30,000 minimum wage by the Federal Government

The workers are joining voices with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) who are also currently protesting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

In Edo State, workers are out on the streets protesting. The workers insist that President Muhammadu Buhari should forward the new minimum wage bill to the National Assembly, immediately.

The chairman of NLC in Edo State, Emma Ademokun, in an interview said the rally will not affect workers who are presently in their offices as the national body will give further directives on the next line of action.

In Kwara State, members of the NLC are also protesting the non-implementation of the minimum wage. The workers have occupied Ilorin, the state capital in protest.

Workers in Lagos State have also occupied the streets in protest.

In Imo State, sensitisation rally is currently holding at the Labour house in Owerri, the state capital.

The NLC Chairman in Imo State, Ashton Chilakpu told journalists that the union in the state is following the directives of the National body to carry out a protest on the 30,000 minimum wage.

The workers protest follows a meeting between the Federal Government and the leaders of the union. The meeting was presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Monday.

Wabba, after the meeting told journalists that the protest is aimed at drawing the attention of all relevant individual and institutions to the urgent need to transmit the recommended N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly

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Cost Of JAMB,NECO Fees Forms : FG Approves Reduction

The Federal Government has approved a reduction of examination fees charged by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The fees will be reduced from 5,000 to 3,500 with effect from January 2019.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday to journalists in Abuja.

The Senior Secondary Certificate exam conducted by NECO has also been slashed from N11,350 to N9,850 and fees for the Basic Education Certificate handled by NECO, has been reduced from N5,500 to N4,000.

The Head of Digital Communications for President Muhammadu Buhari made the confirmation through his twitter handle.

On the lingering strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the minister said that the Federal Government would resume negotiations with the lecturers on Friday

NSUK Notice To Candidates On 2018/2019 Admission

This is to inform applicants seeking admission into the University in the 2018/2019 academic session through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made it mandatory for all candidates to upload their O’level results (SSCE, NABTEB, NECO, etc) on their JAMB profile to enable the Institution consider them for admission. Candiates are advised to visit JAMB accredited CBT centres only and not cyber cafes for the upload.

Similarly, candidates who applied through Direct Entry (DE) are to upload both their O’level and A’Level results (NCE, IJMB, National Diploma, NSUK Diploma etc). Candidates have up to Monday 19th November, 2018 to upload their results in order to be considered for admission by the Institution.

NSUK Notice To Candidates On 2018/2019 Admission

The University also wishes to notify candidates who have been offered admission to accept or reject the offer on or before Monday 19th November, 2018; failure to do so will mean forfeiting the offer.

Signed
Bala I. Ahmed II, mnim, fcai, fcim
Registrar

Fed Poly Bauchi 2nd Batch Pre-ND, Diploma, ND Certificate, IJMB and HND Admission Lists, 2018/2019

The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi (FPTB) 2nd Batch Admission List for the 2018/2019 session has been released. The list contains the names of candidates offered provisional admission into its PreND, Diploma, Certificate, IJMB, ND, and HND programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session. The list has been uploaded online.

How to Check Federal Polytechnic Bauchi Admission Lists

Fed Poly Bauchi 2nd Batch Pre-ND, Diploma, ND Certificate, IJMB and HND Admission Lists, 2018/2019

1) Go to the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi admission status checking portal at https://portal.fptb.edu.ng/admissions/checkList

2) Select the admission session

3) Enter Applicant Name/Application Number in the space provided,

4) Select Department,

5) Select Level of Study (i.e ND, HND, Pre-ND, Certificate, Diploma, etc)

6) Select your admission stream (e.g batch A or B)

7) then click on the “Display List” button.

Please Note:

  • The offer is subject to the confirmation of your suitability as a student on the basis of the qualifications listed in your application form. You will, therefore, be required to produce the originals of your Certificate(s)/Statement of Results.
  • For candidates who obtained their O level results in the year 2011 or earlier, only their original certificates will be accepted for registration.
  • Please note that if at any time after your registration it is discovered that you do not possess the qualification(s) on the basis of which you were offered admission, or you gave any other false information in your application form, you will be required to withdraw from the Polytechnic.
  • You will be required to have been declared medically fit by a qualified Medical Practitioner acceptable to the Polytechnic before you are allowed to register. The attached Medical Examination form shoul, therefore,e be duly completed by such a qualified Medical Practitioner and returned by you before registration.
  • You will be requried to register with TSHIP in the medical centre.
  • You are to report for screening and registration December 3rd,
  • You must be decent in your mode of dressing and as such no loose, weird, seductive or provocative mode of dressing is allowed.
  • You must obtain clearance first from the department before making any payment as there would be no refund of fees after issuance of receipts.
  • Payment of Fees must be made in full in the designated banks.

This offer of admission is provisional and therefore, can be withdrawn at any time If you accept this offer under the above stipulated conditions, please proceed to the department for your clearance.

Congratulations to all the candidates that made it to Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi admission list for the 2018/2019 academic session.

UMYU 2nd Batch Admission List, 2018/2019 

UMYU 2nd Batch Admission List for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. Candidates who applied for admission in Umaru Musa Yar’adua (UMYU) and took part in the screening exercise are hereby directed to proceed to check their admission status. The list of admitted candidates have been published on the school’s website.

How To Check UMYU Admisison List

UMYU 2nd Batch Admission List, 2018/2019 Out

The list of admitted candidates can be accseed by simply CLICKING HERE

1) Visit any CBT centre to upload their O’ Level results (if they have not done that)

2) Logon to their personal JAMB CAPS profile to accept the offer of admission. For procedure on how to access your admission status on JAMB CAPS,

Nigerian Army University Post-UTME 2018: Cut-off Mark, Eligibility and Registration 

Nigerian Army University (NAU) Biu, Borno State Post-UTME Screening for 2018/2019 session has been announced. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the four-year degree programmes of the institutions for 2018/2019 Session. Cut-off mark is 180. Application cost is N2000.

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The Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) is a public tertiary institution established to engage in imparting knowledge and skills to students using specialized facilities and multi-disciplinary approach; a centre of excellence for various innovative researches and development in military science and technology, logistic management, humanities and other related disciplines.

Nigerian Army University Post-UTME 2018: Cut-off Mark, Eligibility and Registration Details

ELIGIBILITY/ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

3. Candidates seeking admission into NAUB undergraduate programmes are expected to have the following:

a. Must have written the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and obtained a minimum cut-off mark of 180 in the exams. Candidates should refer to the JAMB admission requirements for Universities for O’ Level/A’ Level course combination for their choice of course.

b. Candidates must possess a minimum of five credits in SSCE or its equivalents in not more than 2 sittings. The subjects must include Mathematics, English Language and the subjects relevant to the candidate’s chosen course in both Science and Humanities.

c. Foreign students intending to study at NAUB must have passed equivalents of O’ Level/A’ Level examinations in their respective countries. Those from Non-English speaking countries are to provide evidence of good proficiency in English.

4. For the 2018/2019 admission session, candidates interested in studying at NAUB are to change their First choice of Institution to the Nigerian Army University Biu in the JAMB portal/website. Candidates are to also upload their credentials to the portal and pay a non- refundable screening fee of N2,000.00. (Two thousand Naira only)

CLOSURE OF APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

5. All applications for admissions is on till further notice. Candidates are therefore advised to visit the University’s website at https://naub.edu.ng/ and the Nigerian Army Website at www.army.mil.ng from time to time for important information after application.

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11 Killed As Cyclone Gaja Ravages Indian Coast

At least 11 people were reported dead on Friday as a powerful cyclone battered India’s eastern coast, authorities said.

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Thousands of trees were felled by winds that destroyed homes and vehicles as hundreds of thousands fled to shelter homes.

Cyclone Gaja packed winds of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour as it barrelled into Tamil Nadu state after hitting the coast near Nagapattinam early Friday bringing heavy rains, India’s weather office said.

The ruling party in the prosperous state said on Twitter that 11 people were killed in the powerful storm that has flooded several low-lying areas along the coastline on the Bay of Bengal.

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party provided no further details about the victims.

The government has announced compensation of one million rupees ($14,000) to victims’ families as hundreds of emergency workers were trying to restore roads and electricity.[adrotate banner=”7″]

The storm was predicted to move westwards and gradually weaken before heading into the Arabian Sea, the India Meteorological Department said.

Torrential rain caused waterlogging and threatened landslides. There were widespread power outages in the region.

Authorities closed schools and colleges and thousands of emergency workers were on standby along with two naval ships with divers, helicopters and inflatable boats.

Authorities had warned fishermen since Sunday not to risk going out to sea.

Gaja is the second major storm to hit India’s east coast in recent weeks. Cyclone Titli battered Odisha state in October, killing at least two people.

Storms regularly hit southern India between April and December. Last year, Cyclone Ockhi left nearly 250 people dead in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

AFP

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Strike: Continue Next Week ASUU, FG Meeting

The conciliation meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government will continue next week, despite the resumption of negotiations.

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The striking university lecturers on Thursday resumed discussions with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, almost two weeks after several efforts to resolve the issues that led to the strike with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu failed.

Labour Minister who is leading FG’s delegation is optimistic that the resumed discussions will lead to the suspension of the industrial action.

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However, the striking lecturers believe that the outcome of the next meeting, to be attended by the Education Minister in attendance, will determine their decision.

The university lecturers have been on strike since November 4, 2018, over non-payment of earned allowance and other welfare issues.

According to them, the strike is meant to express grievance over certainunimplemented areas in the 2017 MoA, which they said suggested the Federal Government’s insincerity to the demands by the lecturers

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https://www.channelstv.com/2018/11/15/strike-asuu-fg-meeting-to-continue-next-week/

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Facebook said Thursday it was severing ties with a political consultancy that sought to discredit critics of the social networking giant using questionable campaign-style tactics

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The California-based company’s announcement followed a lengthy New York Times investigation detailing Facebook’s struggles with its image as it came under scrutiny for its handling of Russian-led misinformation efforts.

Facebook said in a statement that “we ended our contract” on Wednesday with Definers Public Affairs, which specializes in opposition research and, according to the Times, sought to link anti-Facebook efforts to financier George Soros.

But Facebook disputed claims that it used the firm in a nefarious way.

The Times, Facebook said, was “wrong to suggest that we ever asked Definers to pay for or write articles on Facebook’s behalf — or to spread misinformation.”

The Times said in its investigation that Definers had sought to cast billionaire liberal donor Soros as the “unacknowledged force” behind a broad anti-Facebook movement.

Facebook acknowledged that Definers had encouraged reporters to look into the funding of “Freedom from Facebook,” an anti-Facebook organization.

“The intention was to demonstrate that it was not simply a spontaneous grassroots campaign, as it claimed, but supported by a well-known critic of our company,” it said, without naming Soros.

But it added that to suggest “that this was an anti-Semitic attack is reprehensible and untrue.”

While the Times noted that Soros was a favorite bete noire of anti-Semites, it did not characterize the actions of Facebook or Definers as anti-Semitic.

Facebook also disputed a suggestion by the newspaper that it failed to heed warnings about Russian influence campaigns during the 2016 US election.

“The story asserts that we knew about Russian activity as early as the spring of 2016 but were slow to investigate it at every turn,” Facebook said. “This is not true.”

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The Times said Facebook had amassed evidence for over a year of Russian activity through an investigation led by its former security chief, Alex Stamos.

“We’ve acknowledged publicly on many occasions -– including before Congress -– that we were too slow to spot Russian interference on Facebook, as well as other misuse,” Facebook said in its statement.

“But in the two years since the 2016 presidential election, we’ve invested heavily in more people and better technology to improve safety and security on our services.”

Going on the attack

The Times said that when criticism of its belated Russia admission grew, Facebook mounted a lobbying campaign led by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, pushing negative stories about its political critics and making rival companies like Google and Apple look bad.

In July of this year, as a Facebook executive testified before a congressional committee, anti-Facebook demonstrators barged into the room and held up a sign depicting chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Sandberg — who are both Jewish — as the twin heads of an octopus with its tentacles around the world.

Facebook responded by lobbying a Jewish civil rights group — the Anti-Defamation League — to publicly label that criticism as anti-Semitic, the Times said.

The world’s most popular social media platform has been on the back foot for months, including over the allegation that data from millions of Facebook users was abused by the consultancy Cambridge Analytica to help drive Donald Trump to the White House.

At the same time, Facebook and other tech giants are facing criticism from Trump and others that they suppress conservative voices

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https://www.channelstv.com/2018/11/15/facebook-drops-firm-that-sought-to-discredit-critics/

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Prison inmates numbering 35 have registered in Ogun State for the 2018 National Examination Council (NECO).

The approval is made possible through efforts of the welfare officer of the Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara, ASP Abdulhakeem Awesu who is also the education coordinator of the prison.

”It will be recalled that 21 inmates of the prison were on June 29, 2018, enrolled to study various tuition-free courses in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). 64 inmates were on June 2nd, 2018 awarded vocational certificates while 69 of them successfully completed NCE program last year,” he said.

He added that these were made possible with the support of the religious bodies and individuals. He also appealed to others to emulate in assisting to reshape the minds of the prison inmates.

The examination will commence on November 15, 2018.

The inmates registered for subjects in Arts, Sciences, and Commercials. Eight inmates registered from Ilaro Prison, five from Ijebu Ode Prison while 22 are from Old Abeokuta Prison Ibara

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https://www.channelstv.com/2018/11/13/35-prison-inmates-register-for-neco-exams-in-ogun/