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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

LAUTECH lecturers attack Gov. Aregbesola’s ‘hypocrisy’

Lecturers of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have accused Osun State’s Governor Rauf Aregbesola of hypocrisy over his appeal to workers to reopen the school for the sake of the students. The school has been mostly shut since last year over the failure of the two owner states to fund…

Obafemi Awolowo University

We will not join ASUU Strike – OAU Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, says teachers of the university are not taking part in the indefinite strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday. According to the vice-chancellor, the lecturers of the university have no interest in the strike…

From left: Former President of the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Isa; President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi; and the Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday (14/8/17).
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Why we are going on an indefinite strike — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, ASUU, says it has commenced a "total and comprehensive indefinite" strike due to the federal government's failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement made with the union. Briefing journalists on Monday after an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council held at the…

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi

It’s Official: ASUU declares total, indefinite strike

Lecturers in Nigerian public universities have declared a total, indefinite strike from Sunday, August 13. The lecturers, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, announced their decision on Monday morning. At a press conference in Abuja, the ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, explained reasons for the lecturer’s decision. PREMIUM…

University of Abuja

ASUU set for nationwide indefinite strike

After an extensive deliberation that lasted three days, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has resolved to embark on an indefinite strike action. The lecturers union held its meeting at the University of Abuja from Friday and has directed all her members against going to teach or involving themselves…

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU holds crucial meeting, to take decision on nationwide strike Sunday

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will hold a crucial meeting this weekend. The meeting will among others determine if the lecturers will proceed on a nationwide strike or not. Prior to the meeting, ASUU had asked all its branches in the various universities to conduct…

Kidnapper's Den

Suspected kidnappers’ den set ablaze in Oshodi

There was pandemonium at the Ile Zik area Oshodi-Ikeja road Thursday as an irate mob set ablaze a hideout, including clothes and other personal items, allegedly used by kidnappers. Witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that the hideout was a "cage" covered with clothes and used by a "mad man." "About three…

LAUTECH

Reopening LAUTECH requires prayers— ASUU

Teachers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, say prayers are required to reopen the university and have called on the students for prayers to make it happen. The teachers stated this on Thursday in a statement by the chairman of the university's chapter of the Academic Staff Union…

LAUTECH

LAUTECH: You are pretenders, ASUU President tells Osun, Oyo governors

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, has labelled the Oyo and Osun State governors as "pretenders" in their bid to reopen LAUTECH. Mr. Ogunyemi, who said this in a statement, said the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, and his counterpart in Oyo, Ajibola…

FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

Nigerian university students, workers force judge to reverse ruling on VC accused of fraud

The Federal High Court sitting in Ede, Osun State, has amended its earlier verdict sending Anthony Elujoba, the former Vice chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, to Ilesha prisons. The reversal came after workers and students of the school protested and locked down the court barring the judge and others from…

FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

JUST IN: Former Nigerian University VC sent to prison over alleged N1.4 billion fraud

A former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Anthony Elujoba, has been remanded in Ilesha Prisons after the bail application was dismissed. Justice David Oladimeji of the Federal High Court in Ede, Osun State, ruled that Mr. Elujoba be remanded till July 19 when the case will be brought…

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi

INTERVIEW: How LAUTECH crisis can be resolved — ASUU President

In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Olanrewaju Oyedeji, the president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, spoke on diverse issues affecting the Nigerian educational sector, some of which are: crisis in LAUTECH, arrest of former OAU vice chancellor and other issues. Excerpts: PT: Recently, the Academic…

FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

ASUU declares ‘solidarity strike’ for ex-Vice Chancellor sent to prison

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter, has declared a two-day strike in solidarity with the school's embattled former vice chancellor, Anthony Elujoba, who is facing corruption trial. This position was reached at an emergency congress held Friday by the lecturers. ASUU said the accused professor was…

FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

Alleged N1.4 Billion fraud: Ex-OAU vice chancellor remanded in detention

An Osun State high court has remanded a former vice-chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Anthony Elujoba, in custody until Tuesday next week, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned him over an alleged N1.4 billion fraud. The former vice-chancellor and the university's bursar, Josephine Akeredolu, who both…

FILE PHOTO: Acting Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Anthony Elujoba (L) and Public Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, with some supporters rejoicing over the election of Prof. Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday (21/7/16) 5236/21/7/2016/EDA/HB/BJO/NAN

EFCC set to arraign former OAU vice chancellor for alleged misappropriation

A former Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Anthony Elujoba, is expected to be arraigned today (Friday) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over allegations that he stole N1.4 billion while in office. Last year, Mr Elujoba was quizzed by operatives of EFCC at its Ibadan…

University of Ibadan (UI) [Photo: sirkenayo.com]

UI Vice Chancellor: We are ready to dialogue with students

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Idowu Olayinka, has hinted that the school may be reopened in the ‘next few weeks’ if the present peace overtures embarked upon by him succeed. He, however, said that this does not preclude punishment being meted out to any student found out…

Osun-State-University

Osun govt vows to fish out killers of UNIOSUN student

The Osun State government has vowed to deal decisively within the law with those found culpable in the murder of Timilehin Sonibare, a 400-level student of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN. The government, apparently reacting to the violent protests embarked upon by the students on Wednesday to protest the killing,…

Senate President Bukola Saraki (L) and Ag President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerians tackle Saraki, Senate over rejection of presidential nominations

The Senate has come under heavy criticism on social media after it decided to suspend all requests for confirmations sent to it by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The Senate had on Tuesday expressed displeasure over what it termed the refusal of the presidency to carry out some resolutions passed by…

Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU students fight, beat up union president over N2.5 million bus scandal

The students of Obafemi Awolowo University on Thursday engaged themselves in a free for all over controversies surrounding the purchase of a bus worth N2.5 million by the Students Union. Trouble had been brewing since the union acquired the bus under controversial circumstances. The bus was to be used as…

LAUTECH

ASUU vows to resist increased tuition fees in Nigerian universities

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, has said that the union will resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country's public universities. He also said ASUU could go on strike if the government failed to meet its demand on adequate funding of the…

University of Ibadan (UI) [Photo: sirkenayo.com]

Troubled UI recalls students as union insists on identity cards, other demands

The authorities of the University of Ibadan on Friday announced July 2 for the re-opening of the institution for normal academic activities. A Students’ Union leader, however, said the students would resist the resumption unless the issues that led to the closure are resolved. According to the Director of Public…

Picture of the bus

OAU Students Union leaders in N400,000 bus scandal

The Student Union leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, are embroiled in a controversy over the cost of a bus bought by the union for commuter service within the university. The students are alleging that some principal officers of the union creamed off about N400,000 in the procurement of the…

Swimming pool [Photo: Lagos Airport Hotel Limited]

Nigerian university student drowns in swimming pool

A student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has died after drowning in a swimming pool at a hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The 300-level Pharmacy student, identified as Fatile Emmanuel, and two of his friends, reportedly visited the Hilton hotel on Sunday to swim. A fellow student of the department,…

University of Ibadan (UI) [Photo: sirkenayo.com]

University of Ibadan suspends student union leaders

The University of Ibadan has suspended its student union leaders after a student protest led to the shutdown of the school. "The Union Executive Council and Students Representatives council have been suspended, all activities of the Union have been suspended too," the school’s public relations officer, Olatunji Oladejo, told PREMIUM…

Federal University of Technology, Akure

Nigerian govt suspends another University Vice Chancellor

The Federal Government has suspended the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, over allegations of fraud. The government acted after various unions within the university, including the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, called for the VC’s suspension. A letter signed by the acting permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry…