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Mysterious How Adamu, Ngige Still In Office While ASUU Strike Persists – Rights Activist

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The Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative and Advocacy Centre CISLAC, Auwalu Ibrahim Rafsanjani on Saturday bemoaned handlers of Nigeria’s education system, saying it is baffling that the Ministers of Education Adamu Adamu and that of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige could still hang on in office despite the closure of the citadels of learning for over 6 months.

Mr. Ibrahim Rafsanjani who spoke in Kano at a Journalists’ training on “prioritizing anti-corruption and accountability issues during the upcoming 2023 elections” declared ASUU industrial action as legitimate steps to revamp University education.

Mr Rafsanjani said, “It is only in Nigeria, Universities are closed for 6 months and people who are in charge of Education are not resigning.”

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He explained that “The legitimate demand by ASUU is about quality of Education. You cannot have a University without a laboratory, a university without facilities to carry out research. In the world today, innovations in science and technology are coming from universities, and our own has become stationary. As patriots, you don’t expect the teachers to remain unconcerned.”

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The CISLAC boss lamented that “The last time ASUU enjoyed salary review was in 2009, and from 2009 to date, we all know that prices of things have skyrocketed, and for them to demand salary review it is legitimate because one school dropout who happened to be a legislature or political appointee earns million, while a professor in the University earns N116k.”

Rafsanjani said, “A Professor who has spent 30 years in the system earns N416k, while one legislature who is probably a school dropout he earns in the House of Representatives N17m excluding other illegitimate earnings. In the Senate, it is N19m excluding other illegitimate earnings, and you will say a University professor should not earn N500k.”

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The CISLAC boss said “You cajole them, you incite the public against them, but they have families. If the politicians and political appointees are earning much, for goodness sake, while should we look down on our teacher.”

READ ALSO: FG Gives Update On ASUU Strike As Lecturers Extend Industrial Action

Auwalu Ibrahim Rafsanjani maintained that “The whole essence boils down to bastardization of institutions they benefitted from because none of them went to private schools. Some of them were even given allowances they were collecting free meals but now you have children you can not afford to send them to university because they are pushing people to go to private universities. It’s not everybody that can pay school fees.”

He said, “As of today, private universities are collecting per semester N3m, where will you get that money as a civil servant unless you are a thief”.

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He posited, “We must understand the consequences of corruption, it has compromised our security, destroyed our health care system, and also destroyed our education and values system. Corruption has helped to undermine our development, help to undermine everything around us and we are moving as if everything is alright.”

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Foreign Intelligence Germane To Nigeria’s Self-reliant Security Architecture, Economic Prosperity – Varsity Don

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By Joseph Ebi Kanjo 

A university don, Prof. Olufemi Olufunmilade, has said that deployment of Foreign Intelligence in Nigeria security architecture is germane to acquiring skills and technology needed for self-reliant security systems and enduring economic prosperity.

Olufunmilade, a Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies, stated this while delivering the 25th Inaugural Lecture of Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State, Thursday, titled: Foreign Intelligence: The Means to Advancing Nigeria’s Security and Prosperity.

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According to him, in order to make foreign intelligence functional means of advancing national security and economic prosperity, the Nigerian government and other stakeholders must take some concrete measures.

Olufunmilade noted that in making foreign intelligence functional and achieving the desired results, the Federal Government should ensure
“it puts round pegs in round holes in Nigerian embassies and diplomatic missions where it seeks to conduct intelligence activities in line with the focus of this lecture.”

L-R: Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adebayo Adewole; Vice-Chancellor, Igbinedion University, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, Prof. Olufemi Olufunmilade; Mrs. Olufunmilade and others at the Inaugural Lecture on Thursday.

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He continued: “In this regard, to advance Nigeria’s security interest and needs, the defence attaches, who are normally drawn from the military and usually made to undergo a relevant course at the Defence Intelligence College before they are posted abroad, should be strictly drawn from the Intelligence Corps of the three arms of the military.Not from non-intelligence corps.”

On economic prosperity, the university don said “to advance economic prosperity, Nigeria will
need to put economic/commercial attaches with requisite
economic and commercial skills in-charge of the economic and commercial desks of its foreign missions.”

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It should consider seconding staff of Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and allied agencies who possess skills at attracting critically needed investments, technology, and expertise to the Nigerian economy. The bottom-line for all personnel is intelligence skills required for optimal performance on their beats.”

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He, therefore, recommended that Nigerians should “report activities inimical to the peace and security of Nigeria to the security agencies,” adding: “That will be human intelligence collection in practice and it is a patriotic act.”

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, described the Inaugural Lecture as an avenue to sharing discoveries, ideas and insights with the public and the larger academic community.

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He added that it’s also an avenue for professors to showcase to members of the public what the research they have carried out on issues over the years and taught for years.

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How To Check 2023 WAEC Result On Your Phone Via SMS

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, results.

The Council stated that it was able to surmount challenges of insecurity, and cash policy among others, via technological innovation that saw over 91 percent of candidates’ results released 44 days after the examination ended.

WAEC’s Head of Nigeria Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said this at a briefing on Monday, at the body’s national office, Yaba, Lagos.

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For the students who will be checking results, here are steps to follow.

Step 1: Type: WAECExaminationnumberPIN*Examyear through your phone (there should not be a space in between).

Step 2: Send to 32327.

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Step 3: You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.

It should be noted that only MTN, Glo and Airtel subscribers can actually check their WAEC results using this SMS method.

Students can repeat the step if they do not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.

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SMS charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text messages.

You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.

Candidates who registered for the May/June examination can do also access their results through the portal of WAEC.

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BREAKING: 8 States Owing WAEC Won’t Have Candidates 2023 WASSCE Results

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Eight states owing the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, for various services rendered, will not have their candidates’ 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE results, released.

This was stated at a press briefing on Monday at Press Briefing Hall, WAEC national office, Yaba, where the body lamented that the inability to pay for services rendered was posing a great challenge in the activities of the examination body.

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Responding to a statement on the number of States owing WAEC, the National Office of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan noted that: About eight States are owing WAEC. We won’t mention them all as some are going to pay.

However, Zamfara and Niger states are the highest debtors. Again Zamfara did not present any candidate for this year’s WASSCE.” Areghan noted.

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