• ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    ASUU Strike: Saraki’s deal gives FG, ASUU two weeks deadline to settle outstanding issues

    Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President, on Thursday brokered a time-frame for the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to settle three outstanding issues remaining.

    The resolution of the three issues would avert a nation wide strike planned by ASUU.

    Saraki personally participated in resumed negotiation between the Federal Ministry of Education and the leadership of ASUU held at the National Assembly on Thursday.

    Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, also took part in the negotiation.

    The three outstanding issues yet […]

  • ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    ASUU ends one-week warning strike, asks lecturers to go back to work

    According to reports, the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday confirmed that it had ended its one-week nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of a 2009 agreement with the Federal Government.

    The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who said this in Abuja, urged lecturers to return to work.

     

    “We are making progress, especially with the intervention of the Senate. In the next one or two meetings, if we are able to get a clear path to the matter, we will […]

  • BREAKING: ASUU breathes fire, threatens to go on indefinite strike

    BREAKING: ASUU breathes fire, threatens to go on indefinite strike

    As the week nationwide warning strike by university lecturers ends today (Tuesday), lecturers under the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are threatening to go on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met.

     

    Chairman of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Chapter of ASUU, Dr. Ifeanyi Abada, made this known on Tuesday in Nsukka, Enugu State.

    “ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on the one-week warning strike; failure to meet our demands, we will go on an indefinite strike, Abada told […]

  • ASUU and FG are beginning to agree, says Senate

    ASUU and FG are beginning to agree, says Senate

    It was gathered that the Senate says some agreement have been reached between the Nigerian government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on some of their issues except one which borders on the earned allowances of lecturers.

    This was made known by the Senate committee set up by the Senate President Bukola Saraki to address the industrial crisis embarked on by ASUU.

    The Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Education, Senator Jibrin Barau, spoke after a meeting that commenced about 12 […]

  • Senate and ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

    Senate and ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

    Six days after a meeting between the Senate and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU ended in stalemate, a renewed of same to nip in the bud, ongoing warning strike, again ended in deadlock yesterday.

    At the end of the 8 hours meeting which ended 8.32 pm Monday, there was however no concrete agreement between the University lecturers and the lawmakers.

    Addressing Journalists after the meeting, Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Education, Senator Jibrin Barau, APC, Kano North said that both […]

  • Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    According to reports, the chairman of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi (NSUK) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, has asked the federal government to release the outstanding N880 billion meant for critical intervention projects of university education as a way to avert strike action by the union.

    K’tso urged government to show more commitment to the funding of universities and welfare of lecturers in order to save the country’s university system from collapsing.

    He regretted that […]

  • Consider the plights of students, NANS begs ASUU

    Consider the plights of students, NANS begs ASUU

    It was gathered that the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to consider the plight of students and shelve their industrial action.

    In a press statement on Friday in Abuja, NANS President, Comrade Chinonso Obasi said that it is obvious that times are hard owing to the general economic down turn in the country.

    “To send students home in the name of strike action would not only worsen the harsh social and […]

  • “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    “We’ll Not Allow Government To Destroy Public Universities” – ASUU

    According to reports, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Friday, said it would not fold its hands and watch federal and state governments kill public universities.

    The union asked parents, students and other stakeholders to direct their grievances against the ongoing one-week strike to the Federal Government.

    Speaking through its chapter in the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), ASUU insisted that the industrial action was for the best interest of development of tertiary education in the country.

    Addressing a press conference […]

  • Blame federal government ASUU tells Nigerians

    Blame federal government ASUU tells Nigerians

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Friday stated it would not fold its hands and watch federal and state governments kill public universities.

    The union has asked stakeholders and the general public to direct their grievances against the ongoing one-week strike to the Federal Government.

    Speaking through its chapter in the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), ASUU insisted that the industrial action was for the best interest of development of tertiary education in the country.

    Addressing a press conference at the school’s auditorium, […]

  • FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of Universities would suspend its going nationwide strike.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illo, told newsmen in Abuja that the face-off between the Federal Government and ASUU would be resolved soon.

    A meeting with ASUU, convened by the Senate President, the Committee on Labour and the Committee on Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

    Illo, who described the meeting […]

  • ASUU will not surrender until government responds to our demand – UNICAL chapter

    ASUU will not surrender until government responds to our demand – UNICAL chapter

    Tony Eyang, Chairman of the University Of Calabar Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, has declared that the union will not surrender until government does the needful by addressing the union’s demands.

    Eyang said on Thursday in Calabar that though it is regrettable that the union is taking such a stand but it is in the interest of education which has been subjected to untold neglect by successive governments in the country.

    “We are avowed to our responsibility to the future of […]