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    If not for cassava, hunger would have ‘killed many people’

If not for cassava, hunger would have ‘killed many people’

Cassava farmers who participated in the weed management project organised by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, have said that cassava farming saved them from hunger and death.According to Godwin Atser, IITA communication specialist, the farmers made the comment in Ibadan on Wednesday.Aster said Julius Kpenkpen, a farmer whose farm is located in Benue state, said he and [...]

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    Finally, LAUTECH lecturers call off 8-month strike

Finally, LAUTECH lecturers call off 8-month strike

Lecturers in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, have put an end to the strike they embarked on after almost eight months.Bodunrin Olaniran, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH branch and Toyin Abegunrin, the secretary, announced the suspension in a letter. [...]

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    Agriculture college Ibadan on strike over suspension of lecturers

Agriculture college Ibadan on strike over suspension of lecturers

Academic activities were on Tuesday paralysed at the Federal College of Agriculture (FCA), Ibadan, Oyo state, as some members of staff embarked on a protest demanding reinstatement of four of their suspended colleagues.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institution's major gates were locked, hindering workers, students and members of the public from entering the college. [...]

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    Ajimobi: Nothing wrong in south-west states having joint ownership of LAUTECH

Ajimobi: Nothing wrong in south-west states having joint ownership of LAUTECH

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, says Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, should be the flagship institution of the south-west geopolitical region.The governor said it wouldn't be a bad idea for all south-west states to have a stake in LAUTECH and collectively fund the institution whose academic and non-academic staff have been on strike for eight months over funding issues. [...]

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    ‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

Some residents of Oyo town in Oyo state say they have resolved to employ the services of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to protect them from armed robbers.In a statement issued by Hassan Adebayo, Oyo Global Forum (OGF) general secretary, on Wednesday, the socio-cultural group said the people of the town had no option but to resort to self-help since [...]

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    ASUU to govt: Show us how you’ll pay N7.1bn LAUTECH debt and we’ll end strike

ASUU to govt: Show us how you’ll pay N7.1bn LAUTECH debt and we’ll end strike

Lecturers of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso chapter, would only return to work if government states a plan of sustainable funding framework for the institution.The academic staff union of universities on Monday said that was the only condition for ending the ongoing eight months industrial action at the institution.  [...]

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    RETRACTION: Ajimobi’s daughter and ‘generation of mannerless children’

RETRACTION: Ajimobi’s daughter and ‘generation of mannerless children’

TheCable hereby retracts its story "'Generation of mannerless children', Ajimobi’s daughter hits back at LAUTECH students” published on January 15, 2017.The newspaper also offers its unreserved apology to Ajibola Ajimobi, daughter of Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, whom was wrongly credited with the statement.Quoting an Instagram account erroneously believed to belong to the governor’s daughter, the story, published on January 15, [...]

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    LAUTECH lecturers: We won’t return to classrooms even if students resume

LAUTECH lecturers: We won’t return to classrooms even if students resume

Biodun Olaniran, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH chapter, has announced that its members will not end their 7 months strike if their demands are not fully met.Olaniran told TheCable Lifestyle that the management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has the liberty to open the school but cannot force them to work. [...]

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    LAUTECH announces resumption — 7 months after strike began

LAUTECH announces resumption — 7 months after strike began

Seven months after its lecturers went on strike, academic activities are set to resume in Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, (LAUTECH).The management of the institution has announced that the school will be reopened on Friday, January 27. [...]

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    Finally, LAUTECH VC receives N500m to pay salary arrears

Finally, LAUTECH VC receives N500m to pay salary arrears

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have a reason to hope that their institution would soon be reopened.Suleiman Gbadegesin, the vice-chancellor, on Monday revealed that the institution had received N500 million from Osun and Oyo state governments.  [...]

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    Rights group to Ajimobi: Reopen LAUTECH in 7 days or we shut down Oyo state

Rights group to Ajimobi: Reopen LAUTECH in 7 days or we shut down Oyo state

Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN), a civil society organisation, has warned Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, to reopen Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) or they will "occupy and shut down the state".A video clip of an altercation between Ajimobi and LAUTECH students has since gone viral.The students were protesting the closure of the university for the past eight months.In a [...]

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    Osinbajo leads other dignitaries to Men of Issachar Vision’s conference

Osinbajo leads other dignitaries to Men of Issachar Vision’s conference

The Men of Issachar Vision Inc (MIV) — an international Christian organisation committed to leadership development, Christian missions and religious reawakening — will host Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and other local and international dignitaries at the 27th edition of its annual leadership conference scheduled to hold from Wednesday to Sunday.THe conference, which takes place at the Leadership and Mission’s Conference Centre, behind First Bank, [...]

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    Ajimobi’s daughter: I’m sympathetic to the plight of LAUTECH students… I didn’t attack them

Ajimobi’s daughter: I’m sympathetic to the plight of LAUTECH students… I didn’t attack them

Ajibola Ajimobi, daughter of Oyo state governor, has denied lambasting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) over the encounter with her father.The governor had talked down on aggrieved students, who stormed his office to protest 8-month closure of their school.An Instagram user who identified herself as Ajimobi's daughter, had described the students as "generation of manerless children", [...]

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    UI new students can now register online — no more manual

UI new students can now register online — no more manual

Fresh students of the University of Ibadan no longer have to go through the hassle of manual registration.The introduction of online portals in addition to the already existing portals has created a sense of relief among incoming undergraduates who were dreading the ordeal of manual registration. [...]

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    LAUTECH strike may soon end, thanks to N500m from Oyo, Osun states

LAUTECH strike may soon end, thanks to N500m from Oyo, Osun states

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, may soon reopen after being closed down for the past seven months.Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo, on Monday said his state and Osun will raise N500 million to pay salaries of academic and non-academic staff who are on strike. [...]

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    In Ibadan, some boys — the ‘One Million Boys’ — are terrorising the people

In Ibadan, some boys — the ‘One Million Boys’ — are terrorising the people

Unchallenged by elders in the community and without fear of law enforcement agents, they conduct their menacing activities in the open and residents are well-aware of their sophistication with dangerous objects. ‎Sikiru Akinola writes about the deadly activities of young boys who are not up to 100 but are popularly called "one million boys".Kudeti, one of the most popular communities in [...]

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