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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 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”; ...

ASUU Strike Set To Continue As Lecturers Reject Offers From FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made fresh demands from the Federal Government, dashing the hopes of many students that academic activities will resume soon. When ASUU’s leadership met with Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment on Tuesday, he said the labour dispute with the university teachers was on the verge of being resolved. According to Ngige, the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Ministry of Finance presented evidence that N15.4billion had been released to public universities. On earned academic allowances, he said President Muhammadu Buhari approved N20billion to offset arrears of the 2009 to 2012 verified earnings by university teachers. However, speaking with Premium Times on Saturday, ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi, said ...

FG Resumes Negations With ASUU Over Lingering Strike Today

The federal government informed the press on Saturday, that the negotiation between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), will resume today, with the hope of putting an end to the presently going on industrial action by the striking lecturers. The statement was issued on Saturday, in Abuja, by director of Press in the ministry, Mr Samuel Olowookere following the directive by Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. With respect to the statement made by the Director of press in the ministry, the meeting is in advancement to efforts at having a solution to the on-going Strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). “The Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Executive of ASUU. The ...

BREAKING! Labour Announces Date For Nationwide Strike

Following the inability of the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has set Jan. 8 as date for the commencement of an indefinite nationwide strike. NAN reports that NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the strike would be inevitable if nothing happened before the set date. He appealed to workers across the nation to support the action to succeed in the interest of their social and economic prosperity. Wabba called on the Federal Government to urgently transmit the bill on the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly for a speedy passage. He said: “It is unfortunate that the Federal Government is yet to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of...

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