ASUU at Nasarawa State University Condemns Resumption Call By Management

By Olukayode Babalola Keffi (Nasarawa State) – Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) branch of ASUU has vowed to continue with the union’s national strike in spite of management’s directive to students to resume school. Addressing newsmen on Friday in Keffi, the branch’s chairman, Dr Samuel Alu, described the management’s directive as a reckless one and a betrayal. He vowed that the varsity’s lecturers would not …

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Group, Parents Beg ASUU To Obey Court’s Resumption Order

By Gami Tadanyigbe Gwagwalada (FCT), – Noble Youths Mass Support Association (NYMSA), an FCT youth group, has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to obey the resumption order given by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr Godwin Onmonya, the National Coordinator of the group, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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Cruelty To Students, Poor Info Management, And Partisanship Hurting ASUU, By Farooq Kperogi

On Thursday, Education Minister Adamu Adamu told news reporters that the federal government had resolved all outstanding disputes with ASUU and that the federal government’s insistence on withholding the salaries of lecturers for the period they’ve been on strike was the only reason ASUU said it won’t call off its strike. It has turned out that Adamu lied about his first claim. (I’ll return to …

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ASUU vs Buhari govt: Why lecturers should be paid – PFN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to resolve the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. PFN said the Federal Government should pay striking lecturers because the industrial action is avoidable. Cosmas Ilechukwu, PFN National Secretary, made the appeal in Lagos while addressing journalists. Ilechukwu said the government should prioritise the education of Nigerians, stressing that …

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Why ASUU Said Lecturers Partaking In Elections Not Representing Them

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja – The Academic Staff Union of Universities said its members going to participate in the 2023 elections would be doing so on their own. ASUU said it withdrew from participating in elections in Nigeria because the system was flawed. The organisation said it had requested that it should be allowed by the Independent National Electoral Commission to participate in all the …

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ASUU gives FG 3 weeks to meet demands

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum to meet its demands contained in the Memorandum of Action (MoA), signed by both parties on December 23, 2020. Failure to comply, it said, ASUU could resort to industrial action. The Union also set up an independent committee to probe what it described as questionable appointment of the Minister of …

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Assault of Unilorin Lecturer: ASUU condemns attack, pledges action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin (Unilorin) Chapter, has condemned the attack of a female lecturer of Faculty of Life Sciences, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah, by a student of the institution. Prof. Moyosore Ajao, the Chairman of the association, made the condemnation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin. NAN reports that a 400 Level …

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Strike: ASUU gives FG three-week ultimatum over lingering demands

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday gave the Federal Government an ultimatum of three weeks over failure to fulfill lingering demands. This is coming as the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities met today to deliberate next moves over the failure of the Federal Government to meet the union’s demands. The PUNCH reports that the Federal Government …

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FG’s earned allowance sharing formula provocative -ATBU workers

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Chapter have described the sharing formula developed by the Federal Government for the payment of their earned allowances as “evil, demonic and provocative.” The two unions staged a three-day peaceful protest which began Wednesday and ended on Friday, to express their …

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NUC accredits FUOYE for 6 academic programmes

The National Universities Commission has approved full accreditation for six academic programmes at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti. The FUOYE management announced this on Monday, in a statement jointly signed by the Chief Information Officer, Mr Foluso Ogunmodede and Mr Wole Balogun, the Special Adviser on Media Matters to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina. According to the statement, the approval was sequel to the accreditation …

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Fresh varsity strike looms, FG, ASUU resume fight on payment platforms

The Federal Government on Tuesday denied allegations that it had breached agreements it reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The Spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Ben Gong, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja, also explained why the Federal Government could not adopt the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, a payment platform developed by ASUU. According to him, …

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ASUU Orders UNIJOS Lecturers To Boycott Postgraduate Programmes

Reports reaching Precise Post has it that the Academic Staff Union of Universities has ordered its members in University of Jos, Plateau State, to withdraw all forms of participation in all Postgraduate programmes in the institution. It was learnt that the order followed the alleged refusal of the University management to honour a Memorandum of Understanding it reached with members of ASUU on the sharing …

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Emmanuel Osodeke now new ASUU President

ABUJA – The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union. Mr Osodeke, a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was elected early Sunday morning during a three-day conference of the union which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. He took …

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Main Reason Why ASUU is Kicking Against Re-opening of Universities

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday pointed out the real reason why it’s kicking against re-opening of universities on the 18th of January, 2020. ASUU has insisted that Nigerian universities are not ready to re-open in the middle of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Recall that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had earlier directed …

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Nigerian Students Give ASUU, FG Date They Must Call Off Strike In 2021

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff of Universities must end by January 5th. NANS issued the ultimatum as it said it is tired of the lingering strike action. Activities have been halted in universities across the country for almost 9 months now, due to the strike action. Comrade Sunday Asefon, the student association …

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