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ASUU Under Fire For ‘Thinking Of Another Strike’. See Nigerians Reactions

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is “thinking of” embarking on another strike. The union said this via its official Twitter handle, in reply to a question. It had called of its three-month strike in February after reaching an agreement with the federal government over issues bothering on staff welfare among others. “Thinking of going on another 3 months strike action,” it wrote. It is not yet clear if the union was joking but the tweet did not go down well with many Nigerians. While some said the post was “useless”, others used some unprintable words while attacking the union. Below are some of the reactions to the tweets: The post ASUU Under Fire For ‘Thinking Of Another Strike’. See Nigerians Reactions appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Mu...

BREAKING! ASUU Issues Fresh Threat To President Buhari’s Government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has warned the Federal Government against failing to disburse the N25bn agreed upon. It warned that should the Federal Government fail to disburse the N25bn agreed upon for revitalization of public universities, the “struggle continues”. National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi issued the warning as contained in the body’s official Twitter handle on Monday. Ogunyemi was quoted by the handle as saying the funds will be closely monitored when released by the government. The tweet reads: “The Academic Staff Union of Universities @ASUUNGR will monitor the disbursement of fresh ₦25bn by the Federal Government to public universities, which is expected to start in April 2019. “Prof. Ogunyemi said the union believes that the government would ...

ASUU!! After 3 Months & Just 8 Days To Election – Do You Think The Strike Been Called Off Is A Political Move?

Hello Nigerians, These our Leaders knows the right thing to do but just won’t do it for their own selfish reasons. After 3 months of students sitting at home, it’s just 8 days to the Election and the Government finally called off the Strike, what a wawu Same way they cleared off Lagos bridges loaded with Container trucks and oil tankers because Buhari is coming to Lagos tomorrow for the APC Campaign Glad to hear about the News of ASUU strike been called off  but worried it might continue immediately after the Election as it looks like a politically inclined decision. From your own perspective Do You Think ASUU Strike Was Called Off Because Of The Election? We want to hear from you all on this issue. Drop your comments . SHOCKING NEWS!! Internet Shutdown Might Hit Nigeria During General Ele...

Ope O! ASUU Finally Suspends Nationwide Strike

ASUU Suspends Nationwide StrikeASUU has suspended its nationwide strike, after three months of industrial action. According to Channels Television, the National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja. The striking lecturers took the decision after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. TVC has earlier reported that, the federal government and the striking University teachers have finally signed an agreement, raising hope of an end to the three months old strike. The meeting came hours before Professor Ogunyemi announced the decision of ASUU to suspend the strike. The post Ope O! ASUU Finally Suspe...

OPE O!! “ASUU May Call Off Strike Today” – Federal Government

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has revealed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU may call off the 4-month old strike by lecturer today February 3rd. Recall that on November 5th 2018, aggrieved ASUU lecturers embarked on the strike action over the failure of the Federal government to meet their demands of better funding for tertiary institutions. At a media conference in Abuja, yesterday, the Minister told newsmen that an agreement has been reached and that the strike will not enter into next week. He said:- ”The strike will be called off from today (yesterday) or tomorrow (today) and certainly, there won’t be strike next week.” The post OPE O!! “ASUU May Call Off Strike Today” – Federal Government appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Music &...

ASUU Strike Continues As Meeting Between FG And Lecturers End With No Resolve

The end to the four-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), is not in sight to end. As the re-conciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the striking lecturers which held on the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja last night, ended in a stalemate. ASUU had embarked on the strike since November last year following the failures of Federal government to implement the agreement reached on the funding of universities, the payment of outstanding earned allowances and sundry issues. Before Friday’s meeting which lasted about three hours, a five hour meeting two weeks ago could not resolve the differences in the government’s position and the demands of ASUU, although the minister said that” substantial progress was made ...

ASUU Strike Continues As Meeting With FG Ends In Deadlock

The end to the four-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), is not in sight as the re-conciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the striking lecturers which held on the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja last night, ended in a stalemate. ASUU had embarked on the strike since November last year following the failures of Federal government to implement the agreement reached on the funding of universities, the payment of outstanding earned allowances and sundry issues. Before Friday’s meeting which lasted about three hours, a five hour meeting two weeks ago could not resolve the differences in the government’s position and the demands of ASUU, although the minister said that” substantial progress was made and that...

ASUU Strike: Students Reportedly Threaten To Disrupt 2019 Elections

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has reportedly threatened to disrupt the 2019 elections if the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) fail to reach an agreement with government and call off the strike. During a peaceful demonstration on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, NANS Zone B, comprising tertiary institutions in the South East and South-South expressed their displeasure over the ongoing strike and called on the Federal Government to meet the lecturers’ demands or forget about the elections. According to Vanguard, the students were seen wielding placards with messages such as “ASUU/ ASUP strike, Another way to increase crime”; “No resumption, no election”; “We are tired of endless negotiations”; “End strike now”; ...

Lecturers Reveal What Will Happen Next After Meeting With FG On ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday disclosed that it was still consulting with its members over the offers made by the Federal Government. ASUU’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the government had made some offers in the course of their meetings which are still being deliberated by members. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos, Ogunyemi also disclosed that the body will this week meet with officials of the government. He said: “We are still consulting with our chapters across the country. “There are promises that government made and we are trying to consult with the various university chapters on the options before the union. “By the time we are fully aware on what is left of our demands from what the government is offering, then we...

ASUU Clears The Air On Receiving Money From Federal Government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Friday, has clarified that it does not directly spend or receive money from the federal government. It said the clarification became necessary following insinuations that it does. In a statement made available to reporters , the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Ade Adejumo said that reports by some media houses that it received N163 billion was a “misinformation”. Dr Adejumo, in the statement entitled: “Re: N163 billion released to ASUU: Putting the records straight”, disclosed that the government knows that it is the council and the university administration that receive and spend all the money coming into the university and not the union. He said, “Once again, the attention of our union has been drawn to another piece of misinformation...

Lecturers Make Fresh Demands To FG To End ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the Federal Government failed to make fresh offer on funding, for the revitalisation of public universities in the country. Also, the union stated that government is yet to address the issue of renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, in its new offer made to the union on Monday. This was disclosed by ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, in a bulletin he sent to branches of the union. “At the meeting held on January 21, 2019 between the union and government agents (the Minister of Labour and Employment and Representatives of relevant government agencies), government improved its earlier offer. “However, government has failed to address the crucial issues of funding for the revitalisation of public universities in Nigeria a...

FG, ASUU Resume Negotiations Today

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, says ASUU will suspend its 10-week-old strike if the Federal Government agrees to release N50bn to revitalise public universities and N20bn to pay lecturers their allowances in their meeting on Monday. The union resumes its negotiation with the Federal Government, and Ogunyemi insists they body will not shift its ground unless the government makes a commitment to release the money. However, he said ASUU had lost confidence in the government since it failed to honour previous agreements. Ogunyemi, who spoke with reporters in Ibadan at the weekend, said ASUU had rejected government’s proposal of N20bn to be paid in two tranches to revitalise public universities. He said the union had asked the government to incl...

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