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Buhari approves licence for UNILAG TV – NEWSTAGE

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Buhari approves licence for UNILAG TV – NEWSTAGE

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a television licence for University of Lagos (UNILAG TV), this is even as management of the school said it will enhance research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university campus.

This was disclosed in a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, at the Presidential Villa.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the TV station would enhance the university visibility across the continent. He said the approval of the TV station further confirmed the president’s position on promoting free press and unhindered access to information which promotes development.

“It is now on record that the present administration signed the first campus TV licence and we remain deeply grateful to the president. The university is a brand. We want the university to be the research hub in Africa, and we are working towards being among the best three in the entire continent,’’ he said.

Adesina, who congratulated the vice chancellor on his recent appointment, said President Buhari is fully committed to improving the standard of education in the country and urged the management team to take [...]

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Negotiate with NASU, Unilag VC begs FG – Vanguard News – Vanguard

Abuja – Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) toward resolving issues peacefully.Professor Ołuwatoyin Temitayo OgundipeOgundipe made the appeal during a courtesy visit to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

The VC lamented that the union’s industrial action was affecting universities’ programmes across the country.

“I want to appeal to the Federal Government to negotiate with them because the strike is affecting the academic calendar.

“My university got the least of the allocation of N23 million to the non-teaching staff, while the University of Ibadan got N105 million.

“There is no basis for the discrepancies in the allocation of funds and this is putting more pressure on me.

“I have to be begging and talking to the non-teaching staff to take it easy and call off the strike.

“Federal Government should please continue to dialogue with them and resolve this problem,’’ Ogundipe said.

The V-C expressed gratitude to NAN for publicising activities of the institution.

He also called on the Unilag alumni in Abuja to rally support for the development of the university.

“For any university to succeed and be prominent, it must carry its alumni along.

“The university is planning to improve on its brand of services through research, innovation, [...]

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Negotiate with NASU, Unilag VC begs FG – Vanguard

Abuja – Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos has appealed to the Federal Government to dialogue with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) toward resolving issues peacefully.Professor Ołuwatoyin Temitayo OgundipeOgundipe made the appeal during a courtesy visit to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

The VC lamented that the union’s industrial action was affecting universities’ programmes across the country.

“I want to appeal to the Federal Government to negotiate with them because the strike is affecting the academic calendar.

“My university got the least of the allocation of N23 million to the non-teaching staff, while the University of Ibadan got N105 million.

“There is no basis for the discrepancies in the allocation of funds and this is putting more pressure on me.

“I have to be begging and talking to the non-teaching staff to take it easy and call off the strike.

“Federal Government should please continue to dialogue with them and resolve this problem,’’ Ogundipe said.

The V-C expressed gratitude to NAN for publicising activities of the institution.

He also called on the Unilag alumni in Abuja to rally support for the development of the university.

“For any university to succeed and be prominent, it must carry its alumni along.

“The university is planning to improve on its brand of services through research, innovation, [...]

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