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Africa Live: New suspect charged over missing South African girl - BBC News Africa Live: Glitch allows Ethiopia bank customers to withdraw millions - BBC News
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University workers in Nigeria have begun a nationwide strike over "unfair treatment" and delays in the payment of their withheld salaries by the government. Richard Hamilton
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (Nasu) say that the government owes them four months' dues which were withheld during an extended strike in 2022. BBC World Service newsroom
They accuse the government of treating them unfairly by withholding their pay for the period while compensating academic personnel. Ethiopia’s largest commercial bank is trying to retrieve millions of dollars withdrawn by its customers after an incident it described as a systems glitch.
“As at today, all our workers in registry, bursary, works and More than $40m (£31m) were reportedly withdrawn from the state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, or transferred to other banks, when customers found out they could take out more cash than they had in their accounts.
maintenance, security, students’ affairs have withdrawn their services," SSANU It took several hours before the institution froze all its transactions.
President Mohammed Ibrahim said on Monday during an interview with A cyber attack has been ruled out as the cause of the glitch.
privately owned Channels Television. Witnesses told the BBC some students in university campuses, where most of the withdrawals were made, have since been detained.
"Nothing moves within the administration of any public university in Nigeria and that will be the case for the next seven days until and unless the needful is done.”
Minister for Education Prof Tahir Mamman on Sunday told
The Punch news website that he was unaware of the strike.
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