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“Nigeria has always been divided” – Presidency replies Soyinka.

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Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, September 16, said Nigeria has always been divided right from the amalgamation in 1914.

The presidential spokesman made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television show, Politics Today, in reaction to comments made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Wole Soyinka, that Nigeria is more divided than ever before. Adesina while defending President Muhammadu Buhari explained that said the division in the country was before the Nigerian leader came into power back in 2015. According to him, Nigeria is an inconvenient amalgamation, adding that there is no time in the history of the country that it was not divided. He added though when Buhari took over Nigeria was already divided but the current administration has been making efforts to unite the nation.

The presidential spokesman went on to accuse some people of playing politics with everything by widening the gulf between Nigerians instead of letting harmony return to the country. “So, if they say Nigeria is divided today, it is because Nigeria has always been divided. And all efforts to unite Nigeria and Nigerians never worked,” he said. Recall that Soyinka backed the position of Obasanjo on the state of the nation, with the award-winning playwright emphasising that Nigeria is more divided under the current administration. Soyinka made his position known in a statement he released from his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Tuesday, September 15, titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law.” The elder statesman stated that although he is “notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo”, he commended the courage of the former president for embracing “the responsibility of calling attention to any accurate reading of this nation from whatever source.”

According to him, Nigeria is divided as never before and this is happening under the administration of President Buhari.

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ASUU chapters at loggerheads after FG offer to end 8-month strike.

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The controversy generated by the ongoing strike between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is yet to abate despite the pleas from Nigerians.

The Nation reports that some branches of ASUU were divided over whether to accept the federal government’s offer and call off their eight-month-old strike. Legit.ng gathered that the union would harmonise the positions of zones and branches at a meeting in Abuja on Friday, November 27. The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, addressing the leadership of ASUU in Abuja over the strike. The report said while some branches insisted that the government must meet all the demands before the strike is called off, the union may put the decision to a vote. It was learnt that the Ahmadu Bello University branch agreed with the government on the N40 billion Earned Academic Allowance (EAA).

The branch, however, called for payment of the allowance before the strike will be called off. The newspaper noted that the lecturers at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Delta state, said negotiations with the federal government must be concluded before the strike is called off. The chairman of ASUU at the university, Ezekiel Agbalagba, said the congress on Wednesday, November 25, accepted the EAA, but rejected the N25 billion for the revitalisation of the varsities.

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“We are willing to suspend the strike, but some of those contending issues should be thrashed and thrashed once.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the authority of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) directed all non-teaching staff of the institution to resume work on Friday, November 27, with cutlasses, hoes, brooms, and buckets to clear overgrown grass, sweep offices as well as keep the environment clean.

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