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The Headies is one of the biggest music awards show in Nigeria , established in 2006 by the Hip Hop World Magazine of Nigeria to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry. The annual ceremony features performances by established and promising artists. It is broadcast live on HipTV to viewers across Nigeria

Earlier today , the biggest Music Award in Nigeria (Headies) took their Instagram page to announce its nomination list for the 15th edition of Headies award which is set to hold on September 4, 2022, in Atlanta Georgia.

See different categories and the nominees below

Rookie Of The Year

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review

  • Av
  • Fave
  • Magixx
  • Portable
  • Ugoccie

Best Recording Of The Year

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artist or group in the year under review

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  • Celebrate Me – Patoranking
  • Essence – Wizkid Ft Tems
  • Jpy – Falana
  • Loving Is Harder – Johnny Drille
  • Meji Meji – Brymo
  • Somebody’s Son – Tiwa Savage Ft Brandy

Producer Of The Year

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  • Beats By Jayy – “Golden” (A-Q)
  • Blaise Beatz – “Sinner” (Adekunle Gold Feat. Lucky Daye)
  • Niphkeys – “Feel Good” (Mohbad)
  • P Priime – “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (Reekado Banks)
  • Pheelz – “High” (Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido)

Best R&B single

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  • “Baby Riddim” – Fave
  • “Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
  • “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
  • “Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi
  • “Promise” – Niniola
  • “Sinner” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Luck Daye

Songwriter Of The Year

A non-voting category for the writer of a song (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence, composition, arrangement, rendition) in the year under review.

  • Adekunle Gold – “Sinner”
  • Ajebo Hustlers – “Loyalty”
  • Brymo – “Meji Meji”
  • Falana – “Joy”
  • Fireboy Dml – “Peru”
  • Omah Lay – “Understand”

Best Rap Single

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

  • “BREATHE” – A-Q FEAT CHIKE
  • “CROWN OF CLAY” – VECTOR & MI ABAGA FEAT. PHEELZ
  • “EARLY MOMO” – VECTOR FEAT. GOODGIRL LA
  • “FEELING” – LADIPOE FEAT. BNXN
  • “TYCOON” – SHOW DEM CAMP FEAT. REMINISCE & MOJO
  • “LOADING” – OLAMIDE FEAT BAD BOY TIMZ

Best Alternative Song

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

  • “Doings” – Flavour
  • “Free Your Mind” – Made Kuti
  • “Gonto” – Ibejii
  • “Hustle” – Basketmouth, The Cavemen, Bez, Dice Ailes
  • “Meji Meji” – Brymo
  • “Selense” – The Cavemen

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with the most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  • Ayra Starr – “Toxic”
  • Liya – “Alari”
  • Niniola – “6th Heaven”
  • Simi – “Running (To You)”
  • Tems – “Essence”
  • Waje – “Last Time”

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

  • Brymo – “Meji Meji”
  • Johnny Drille – “Loving Is Harder”
  • Oxlade – “Ojuju”
  • Ric Hassani – “When I’m Gone”
  • Tay Iwar – “Peaking”

Best Music Video

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

  • “Champion” – (Fireboy Dml Feat. D Smoke) Directed By Tg Omori
  • “Ginger” – (Wizkid Feat. Burna Boy) Directed By Meji Alabi
  • “Roju” – (Chike) Directed By Pink
  • “Rain” – (Yemi Alade Feat. Mzansi Youth Choir) Directed By Ovie Etseyatse
  • “Bling” – (Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn) Directed By Tg Omori
  • “Running” – (Ladipoe Feat. Fireboy Dml) Directed By Director K

Best Collaboration

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

  • “Beggie Beggie” – Ayra Starr Feat. Ckay
  • “Bling” – Blaqbonez Feat. Amaarae & Bnxn
  • “Early Momo” – Vector Feat. Goodgirl
  • “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
  • “Feeling” – Ladipoe Feat. Bnxn
  • “Running (To You)” – Chike Feat. Simi

Best Street-Hop Artiste

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

  • Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” Feat. Zlatan & Lincoln
  • Rexxie & Mohbad – “Kpk”
  • Mohbad – “Feel Good”
  • Naira Marley – “Koleyewon”
  • Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
  • Poco Lee, Portable & Olamide – “Zazoo Zehh”

Best Afrobeats Single Of The Year

A voting category for the best Afrobeats single in year under review (by single individual or group).

  • “Bloody Samaritan” – Ayra Starr
  • “Bounce” – Ruger
  • “High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
  • “Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
  • “Ozumba Mbadiwe” – Reekado Banks
  • “Peru” – Fireboy Dml

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice

A voting category to award the fan’s favourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

  • Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan”
  • Fireboy – “Peru” ( @Fireboydml )
  • Joeboy – “Sip”
  • Lojay & Sarz – “Monalisa”
  • Nektunez & Goya Menor – “Ameno Amapiano (Remix)”
  • Olamide Feat. Omah Lay – “Infinity”
  • Rema – “Soundgasm”
  • Wizkid Feat. Tems – “Essence”

Best West African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Western African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

  • Amaarae (Ghana)
  • Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
  • Aya Nakamura (Mali)
  • Gyakie (Ghana)
  • Kidi (Ghana)
  • Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)

Best East African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Eastern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

  • Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
  • Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
  • Harmonize (Tanzania)
  • Meddy (Rwanda)
  • Nikita Kering (Kenya)
  • Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best North African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Northern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

  • Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia)
  • Elgrandetoto (Morocco)
  • Latifa (Tunisia)
  • Manal (Morocco)
  • Muhamad Ramadan (Egypt)
  • Soolking (Algeria)

Best Southern African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Southern African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Dj Tarico (Mozambique)
  • Elaine (South Africa)
  • Focalistic (South Africa)
  • 5. Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
  • Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Afrobeats Album

A category for the best Afrobeats album in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  • “19 And Dangerous” – Ayra Starr
  • “A Better Time” – Davido
  • “Barnabas” – Kizz Daniel
  • “Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)” – Wizkid
  • “Kpos Lifestyle” – Ajebo Hustlers
  • “Wondaland” – Teni

Best Reggae & Dancehall Album

A voting category for the Best Reggae & Dancehall album (solo or group) in the year under review.

  • “Gratitude” – Timaya
  • “Love Is War” – Prettyboy D-O
  • “Rainbow Riddim” – Shank
  • “Three” – Patoranking
  • “Yaadman Kingsize” – Yung L

Best R&B Album

A category for the best r&b album in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  • “Before We Fall Asleep” – Johnny Drille
  • “If Orange Was A Place” – Tems
  • “Love Deep High Life” – Omawumi
  • “Rising” – Falana
  • “The Prince I Became” – Ric Hassani
  • “Water And Garri” – Tiwa Savage

Best Alternative Album

A category for the best Alternative album in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  • “9: Esan” – Brymo
  • “Intermission” – Ibejii
  • “Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
  • “Love And Highlife” – The Cavemen
  • “P.S. Thank You For Waiting” – Wavy The Creator
  • “Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Best Rap Album

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in the year under review

  • “Carpe Diem” – Olamide
  • “Clone Wars Vol. 5 – The Algorhythm” – Show Dem Camp
  • “Golden” – A-Q
  • “Mafia Culture, Vol. 2.0” – Idowest
  • “Providence” – Ladipoe
  • “Sex Over Love” – Blaqbonez

Album Of The Year

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in the year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

  • 9: Esan” – Brymo
  • “19 & Dangerous” – Ayra Starr
  • “Carpe Diem” – Olamide
  • “Legacy +” – Femi Kuti & Made Kuti
  • “Made In Lagos (Deluxe Edition)” – Wizkid
  • “Yabasi” – Basketmouth

Song Of The Year

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  • “Celebrate Me” – Patoranking
  • “Doings” – Flavour Feat. Phyno
  • “Essence” – Wizkid Feat. Tems
  • “High” – Adekunle Gold Feat. Davido
  • “Monalisa” – Lojay & Sarz
  • “Peru” – Fireboy Dml

Best Female Artiste

Overall most successful female artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

  • Simi
  • Tems
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Teni
  • Niniola

Best Male Artiste

Overall most successful male artiste (with artistic quality and/or impact) in the year under review.

  • Adekunle Gold
  • Burna Boy
  • Davido
  • Flavour
  • Olamide
  • Wizkid

Next Rated

This category is a voting category for the most promising act (with an EP or Album) in the year under review.

  • Ayra Starr
  • Bnxn
  • Lojay
  • Ruger
  • Zinoleesky

African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the International music scene within the year under review.


1. Black Coffee (Nigeria)
2. Burna Boy (Nigeria)
3. Davido (Nigeria)
4. Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania)
5. Soolking (Algeria)
6. Wizkid (Nigeria)
7. Aya Nakamura (Mali )

Lyricist On The Roll

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

1. A-Q – “The Last Cypher”
2. Blaqbonez – “The Last Cypher”
3. Jesse Jagz – “Vipers”
4. Ladipoe – “Providence”
5. Payper Corleone – “In Don We Trust”
6. Vector – “Crown Of Clay”

Humanitarian Award Of The Year

A voting category to recognize and Award extraordinary individuals and/or groups who have positively impacted the lives of people, nature and society within the year in review.

1. 2face Idibia
2. Ruggedman
3. Davido
4. Don Jazzy

East Central African Artiste Of The Year

A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Central African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.

1. Calema (Sao Tome & Principe)
2. Blanche Bailly (Cameroon)
3. Dadju (Dr Congo)
4. Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)
5. Innoss’b (Dr Congo)
6. Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE RECOGNITION

Special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact on the Nigerian entertainment industry within a specific period and/or the year under review.

  • WYCLEF JEAN
  • AKON
  • DIDDY

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Special recognition to an individual(s) for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry within the year under review.

  • BOSE OGULU
  • SUNDAY ARE
  • EFE OMOROGBE

HALL OF FAME

Special recognition to an individual of African Descent, for excellence and outstanding impact on the African entertainment industry, home and abroad.

  • ANGELIQUE KIDJO
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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to consider the plight of students and call off the ongoing strike.

The President also urged students in Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions to exercise patience as the government strives to address the nagging issues in the nation’s university system within the ambit of the resources available.

He made the appeal at the 19th National Productivity Day and the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award to 48 eminent Nigerians and organisations in both the public and private sectors, for their high productivity, hard work, and excellence.

This was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘At National Productivity Day Awards, President Buhari appeals to ASUU to call off strike’.

Buhari recalled that he had earlier directed the Chief of Staff, Hon. Ministers of Labour and Employment, Education, Finance, Budget and National Planning to immediately bring all parties to the negotiation table to again critically look at the grey areas in the demands of ASUU and in fact all other University-based labour unions.

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On the theme of this year’s celebration ‘‘Achieving Higher Productivity through Improved Education System,’’ the President pledged that the Federal Government would continue to do everything possible to uplift the standard of the educational system in the country.

He added that his administration recognised that the future of any nation is contingent on the standard of its educational system.

Therefore, if we desire to transform Nigeria into a competitive, strong, vibrant, productive and sustainable economy, improving our educational system should be accorded the highest priority.’’

Highlighting notable achievements in the education sector including the drastic reduction of the number of out of school children from 10.1million in 2019 to 6.9 million in 2020, automatic employment for graduates of education, review of the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years, among others, the President said more still needs to be done.

‘‘Quality educational system is good not just for the national economy; it is also good for the citizens.
‘‘Ignoring the productivity dimension of education would endanger the prosperity of future generations, with widespread repercussions for poverty and social exclusion.

‘‘It will be difficult to improve our economic performance and overall productivity, without improving our educational system.

‘‘Government notes the emergency situation in our educational system with particular reference to the dearth of qualified and dedicated teachers to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at all levels of our educational system,’’ he said.

To address these challenges, Buhari said his administration has reviewed the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years, while years of service have now been moved from 35 to 40 years to encourage more graduates to join the teaching profession.

Similarly, the President said the government has also approved a special salary scale for teachers in Basic and Secondary schools including provisions for rural posting allowance, Science teachers allowance and peculiar allowance, while prioritising timely promotion and prompt payment of salaries.

Furthermore, the President said the reintroduction of bursary award to education students in universities and Colleges of Education comes with the assurance of automatic employment upon graduation as well as payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students.

Source – PUNCH NG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has rolled over its ongoing strike for another 12 weeks.

We could recall that inside OAU Media earlier reported that president Buhari Approves Funds for Tertiary Institutions amid ASUU Strike , the main question is , what is this fund for ?

A statement signed by ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said this was to give the government enough time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.

It also stated that the roll-over strike was effective from 12.01 am, May 8, 2021.

ASUU said it took this decision after its National Executive Council meeting which started on Sunday night at the Comrade Festus Iyayi National Secretariat, University of Abuja.

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Source – Punch NG

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Following messaging reactions announcement, WhatsApp now gets 512 member groups and 2GB file sharing limit.

Inside OAU Media earlier reported that Group Admins Will Now Be Able To Delete Members’ Messages

After months of testing, WhatsApp is releasing the much-awaited 2GB file sharing limit and expanding the member limit on WhatsApp groups to 512 people. The new feature updates are in line with WhatApp’s vision for ‘Communities on WhatsApp’.

On Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, announced on his Facebook account about the launch of message reactions using emojis on the WhatsApp platform.

Currently, each WhatsApp group can only add up to 256 people, with the number doubled, this should be useful for WhatsApp Communities when it launches. The 2GB file sharing will also be end-to-end encrypted essentially making file sharing easy and secure for businesses, academia and others. The new features will be available on iOS and Android and will be rolled out globally over the coming weeks.

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Source – Times Now News

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the 2022 disbursement proposals and guidelines for public higher institutions across the country”. The above statement was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arch. Sunday Echono, whilst receiving the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) in Abuja on Thursday.
The money was approved amid the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Echono said the meeting of all beneficiary institutions will be held by next week to interact further and brief on the proposed reforms that have been approved for implementation.
Furthermore, He assured the Vice Chancellors of TetFund’s commitment to sustain the ongoing reforms in the sector, with increased emphasis on the content of its interventions particularly in the areas of research, ICT and in the areas of encouraging a reading culture in our society through publication of books.
We are confident that once this is accomplished it will not only provide open learning resources for researchers and students who want to access previous works done in their respective areas of research but also promote a culture of academic excellence,” he said.

According to the report gathered by Daily Trust News,
Echono noted that one of the problems of Nigeria’s education is the quality of graduates, particularly the quality of thesis, saying, “Many students plagiarize peoples work”.
“We believe in anti-plagiarism device as you have developed will go a long way in dictating this and ensuring compliance. Indeed, we have adopted a policy in TETFund that going forward, all proposals coming to us must go through your system and receive certification that it has passed a minimum standard that is required and for all publishers and authors before it can benefit from our support.”
He lamented about the amount of resources being spent in sending children abroad for studies, urging Universities, especially private ones to create a niche and compete with foreign Universities that are attracting students in order to save cost.
The chairman of the CVC, Prof Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo, has earlier said the CVCNU is working closely with the TetFund to deploy the thesis digitisation for Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Finally, The CVCNU further called for a review of the funding support to beneficiary institutions to access tier one journals and repositories to improve the research capabilities of staff and students and to also help build the capacity of academic staff for generating content, especially video and 3-Dimensional images, to support teaching.

Source – PUNCH NG

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Wives of Vice Chancellors of public universities are set to travel to Istanbul, Turkey for a five-day conference,.

This is as the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities since February 14, 2022, entered its third month.

According to a letter by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, the programme is scheduled to hold from 18 to 23 July 2022, in Istanbul.

The letter which was dated May 5, 2022, and sighted by our correspondent, was signed by the Committee’s Secretary-General, Yakubu Ochefu.

Ochefu noted that each of the VC wives would pay a sum of N1.5m as course form to attend the programme.

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The letter addressed to vice chancellors was titled, ‘Invitation to the Istanbul 5-Day Leadership & Management Masterclass, Fellowship Induction for Spouses of Vice Chancellors, Women in Academics and Higher Education Leadership’.

It partly read, “We understand the vital role spouses play in supporting Vice Chancellors as they execute their day- to day administration of universities. It is therefore imperative, that capacity building exercises be put in place for the Women in Academics and spouses of Vice Chancellors in Nigerian Universities.

“In this regard, the Committee’s Secretariat, In Partnership with Win Institute for Gender Studies, Nigeria in collaboration with her Turkey-based learning partner, Istanbul Egitimler, have put together a 5-day Leadership & Management Masterclass, and Fellowship Induction for spouses of Vice Chancellors, women academics and higher education leadership in Africa.”

Similarly, the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities Spouses is set to hold a two-day conference at the Tayo Aderinokun Memorial Hall at the University of Lagos.

The conference slated for May 9, 2022, has UNILAG VC, Prof O.T. Ogundipe, and his wife as hosts while former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, Dr Ibukun Awosika, is pencilled as one of the speakers.

ASUU had on February 14 embarked on industrial action.

The union led by Prof Emmanuel Osodeke said it made the decision for the Federal Government and its agencies to meet the lingering demands of the union.

The National Association of Nigerian Students has since threatened fire and brimstone, censuring the Federal Government for abandoning students of public universities but politicians including current ministers have shunned the striking lecturers and protesting students.

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; as well as Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; both of the ruling All Progressives Congress recently picked up the party’s N100m presidential nomination and expression of interest forms each while lecture rooms remained shut for about three months this year.

Students of public universities had also been at home for nine straight months in 2020 when ASUU and the Federal Government had a face-off over unpaid areas, choice of payment platforms, amongst other contentious issues

Source – PUNCH NG

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Billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, on Wednesday, said Twitter commercial and government users may have to pay to use the micro-blogging platform.

Twitter on Monday, April 25, confirmed the selling of the platform to Musk in a deal valued at $44 billion.

The sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a joint statement announcing the takeover.

But confirming fears by the majority that his takeover might lead to commercialisation of the social media platform, Musk in a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday, said commercial and government users will pay for the platform.

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He, however, said the micro-blogging site would “always” remain free for casual users.

Justifying his move to commercialise the platform for commercial and government users in a series of tweets, the billionaire entrepreneur said free services led to the downfall of great businesses.

He wrote, “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users.

The entrepreneur in a reply to a tweet added, “Some revenue is better than none!

In an earlier tweet, Musk said, “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing.”

Source – Punch NG

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Top Yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on, PREMIUM TIMES report.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowolodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo town, 62 kilometres from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources told this newspaper.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, who will now lead Oyo town before a new Alaafin is installed.

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The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.

A source familiar with the medical travel plan said his tickets and those of a few wives were already procured.

His death came months after the two other senior Oyo State monarchs – the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi – died. All happened in less than five months.

A new Olubadan has been installed but the Soun throne remains vacant.

Alaafin Adeyemi was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town.

Source – Premium Times

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The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today, Monday, April 11, 2022,

The meeting which was scheduled to commence by 5 p.m had in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU.

Read Also – ASUU reveals condition for schools’ resumption

The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Patience Onuobia, in a notice of meeting sent to journalists on Monday, said Ngige will chair the meeting himself.

“The Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will be meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today by 5 pm,” the notice read.

Incase you don’t know the ongoing industrial action by ASUU entered its 56th day Today (Monday).

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ASUU had on Monday, February 14, 2022, announced a four week total and comprehensive warning strike following the inability of the union and the Federal Government to reach common ground on the demands of university lecturers.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalization funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

Following the expiration of the initial four weeks of the warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare another eight weeks saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.

Details later..

Source – Punch NG

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone says there will be no resumption in public universities until renegotiated 2009 agreement is signed, implemented and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) deployed.

The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Dr Salawu Muhammed Lawal, made this known during a press conference at the University of Abuja in Gwagwalada on Monday.

According to him, members are ever ready to return to their duty post as soon as their demands are met by the Federal Government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the zone comprises the Federal University of Lafia, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, and the University of Abuja.

“You would recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared a four-week rolling strike at the University of Lagos National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Feb. 14.

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Owing to the failure of the Federal Government to act within that period, the national action was rolled over for another eight weeks following the resolution taken at an emergency NEC meeting at the Festus Iyayi National Secretariat on March 14.

“The action as you are probably aware is to among other things, compel the Federal Government to sign and implement the draft renegotiated 2009 ASUU-FGN Agreement submitted to it by the Prof. Munzali Committee in May 2021.

“Deploy for use in the Nigerian university system, was the home-grown payment and personnel solution called UTAS developed by ASUU as a replacement for the failed IPPIS.

“As usual, the Federal Government has ignored ASUU’s call for full implementation of that famous agreement and other memoranda signed with the union.

“No meeting has been held between the two parties since the commencement of the ongoing strike. The only exception is our union’s re-submission of UTAS for a retest.

The summary is that unless and until the renegotiated 2009 agreement is signed and implemented and UTAS deployed, there will be no work in public universities,” he said.

Source – Vanguard

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