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Strike: It’s obvious FG, ASUU have nothing to lose — Students’ union

The Council of Student’s Union Presidents (CSUP) has lamented that it is losing students to incessant killings from bandits attacks as a result of their prolonged stay at home due to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, strike.

The Student Union President (SUG), Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Mr Ishaka Yahaya, spoke on behalf of all SUG presidents across tertiary institutions at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.

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Yahaya said that the Federal Government and the ASUU have nothing to lose amid the strike, adding that many students who were to be in school but resorted to doing other jobs, were being kidnapped and killed in the process.

He urged the government to look into the demands of ASUU and attend to them so that they could return to school.

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“It’s true when they say, when two elephants meet, only the grass suffers.

“It is quite obvious here that both the Federal Government and ASUU have nothing to lose in this fight.

“This is because while the strike is ongoing, the salaries of Federal Government staff keep flowing and at the end of every strike, nothing stops the salaries of ASUU members from also flowing.

FG to capture schools’ security in 2023

The Federal Government has promised to include the security of schools in the 2023 budget.

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Speaking at the safe – school summit organised by the Emergency Coordination Center in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said, “In 2023 budget, we will make sure we make specific budget to support financing of safety of our schools”.

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She noted that the Federal Government would also be encouraging states to make specific commitments to the safety of schools.

 She noted that consultation were underway with states, local governments and critical stakeholders to identify the most transparent, effective and accountable ways of mobilising and deploying resources.

Ahmed also disclosed that the national financing plan for the security and safety of schools across the country would be unveiled before the end of the third quarter of this year.

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She said the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had established a committee with members drawn from the relevant ministries, departments and agencies, including the Federal Ministry of Education, the military and other security agencies, for this purpose.

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I’ll work to ensure Tinubu becomes president in 2023: Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong, the director – general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign organisation for Bola Tinubu, has promised to foster unity in Nigeria while leading the party’s electioneering.

Mr Lalong stated this at a news conference on Thursday, when he was received by APC members and supporters at the Yakubu Gowon Airport Heipang near Jos.

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APC national chairman Adamu Abdullahi, earlier presented Mr Lalong to President Muhammadu Buhari, as APC campaign director – general for Mr Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

The Plateau governor said the APC presidential campaign would prioritise issues that promoted national development, and urged Nigerians to elect leaders who will facilitate the process.

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He implored Nigerians against using ethno – religious affiliation and parochial interests in selecting the leadership of the country.

China military drills against us irresponsible: Taiwan

Taiwan President Tsai Ing – wen on Thursday night called China’s military drills off the coast of the self – governing island “irresponsible not only for Taiwan, but also for the international community”.

Demanding that Beijing be “rational and self – restrained,” Ms Tsai said in a video address that Taiwan would not seek to escalate tensions with China further, but stressed that it would defend its sovereignty as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continued a series of live – fire drills around the island due to last until Sunday.

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The Taiwan government was working to ensure safe and smooth operations at the island’s ports and airports, as well as the stability of the financial markets, she added.

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According to Japan’s Defence Ministry, four Chinese missile shells landed inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone after flying over Taiwan.

However, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence would not confirm that the missiles had passed over Taiwan, saying only that the military was employing various early – warning and monitoring mechanisms to track missiles fired by the PLA and had activated its defence systems.

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