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Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

JAMB Registrar speaks on newly introduced admission systems

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said its newly introduced Central Admissions Processing Systems CAPS, will restore the autonomy of institutions. The CAPs, according to the board, will ensure that candidates are fairly treated and expand admission opportunities as well as protect academic calendar. The Registrar of the…

Executives of SSANU, NASU and NAAT during the meeting [Photo: Azeezat Adedigba - PREMIUM TIMES]

UPDATED: NASU, SSANU, NAAT end meeting with govt, to suspend strike

Full activities may soon resume in Nigerian universities across the country as the non-teaching staff currently on strike have accepted the Federal Government’s proposal aimed at addressing their grievances. PREMIUM TIMES learnt however that the striking unions have asked for 'some time to consult before finally returning to the duty…

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UPDATED: Why we suspended strike- Factional Labour Congress

The United Labour Congress has said it called on its members to return to their work places due to appeal from the government and the State Security Service on the critical nature of the sectors involved in the strike. Speaking with journalists after a meeting with the Minister of Labour…

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Factional labour union ULC suspends strike

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has suspended the strike it embarked upon five days ago. The industrial action has now been suspended for one week, the group said. The President of the congress, Joe Ajaero, announced the suspension while briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. The strike, he said, was…

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UPDATED: Ex-NYSC DG Yusuf Bomoi is dead

A former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Yusuf Bomoi, died on Monday after a brief illness.  Mr. Bomoi was the 13th Director General of the corps and served from October 2004 to November 2009.  The current Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday condoled with the family of Mr. Bomoi. Mr.…

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UPDATED: Ex-NYSC DG Yusuf Bomoi is dead

A former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Yusuf Bomoi, died on Monday after a brief illness. Mr. Bomoi was the 13th Director General of the corps and served from October 2004 to November 2009. The current Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, on Tuesday condoled with the family of Mr.…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

Why we agreed to suspend strike, and what we will do if betrayed — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities on Monday suspended its one month, six days strike. The union has however said its battle with government is far from over. ASUU said it was suspending the strike till end of October for government to fulfill its pledges. The union directed university…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU suspends strike, directs lecturers to resume tomorrow

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended its one month, six days strike. ASUU said it was suspending the strike till end of October for government to fulfill its pledges. The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, Tuesday. The suspension of the strike…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU may call off strike tomorrow after Monday’s successful meeting with govt

Nigerian university teachers have accepted the proposal of government but asked to be given until Tuesday for words on ending their strike. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, stated this after the fifth open negotiation meeting with representatives of government, which lasted about four hours. …

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

Nigerian govt, University teachers resume talks

The Nigerian government has begun a meeting in Abuja with representatives of  the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The meeting is part of the steps by the government to resolve issues involved in the ongoing nationwide strike by the lecturers. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige,…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

SPECIAL REPORT: One year later, Nigerian MDAs yet to implement govt resolution on removal of HND, BSC dichotomy

Despite recent moves by some ministries, departments and agencies to make Bachelor degree and Higher National Diploma, HND, holders be at par in the civil service as directed by the federal government, many are yet to do so, checks by PREMIUM TIMES show. There has been a protracted disparity between…

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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ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet govt delegation, fix another meeting for Monday

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday held a closed-door meeting with the representatives of the federal government. The meeting, held at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja, was to allow the lecturers brief the government on the outcome of the congresses…

SSANU, NASU and NAAT meets government

Strike: What Nigerian govt agreed with NASU, NAAT, SSANU (Details)

Details have emerged on the offers made by the Nigerian Government to the university non-teaching staff towards ending the indefinite strike they began on Monday. The negotiating team the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, and the…

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Nigerian govt warns rival labour union, ULC, against strike

Following the threat by the United Labour CONGRESS, ULC, to go on a nationwide strike from September 15 , the federal government on Thursday declared the proposed strike illegal.  The strike notice was dated September 8 and is expected to lapse on September 15. Some of the issues highlighted by…

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Nigerian university workers end positive meeting with govt‎; strike continues

The meeting between striking non-teaching staff of universities and the federal government has ended on a positive note. The workers, members of three non-academic unions, SSANU, NASU and NAAT, agreed to consider the federal government’s offer with the possibility of suspending their strike. The agreement comes after a 9 hour,…

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Nigerian govt begins meeting with striking university workers

The botched meeting between the Nigerian government and non-academic workers of universities has finally kicked off in Abuja. The meeting was scheduled for Monday but leaders of the workers' unions stayed away claiming they did not receive formal invitation. It is to seek an end to a nationwide strike by…

NIMASA's boat patrolling NLNG waterfront in Bonny on Saturday .... Photo: Courtesy NLNG

Maritime students appeal to NIMASA to fast-track training for certification

A group of Maritime students have pleaded with the federal government to immediately procure their shipboard placement otherwise known as sea time training. The students, under the aegis of the Coalition of International Maritime Graduates of Nigeria, CIMAGRAN, who are sponsored by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA,…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU leaders meet today to take definite position on strike

The striking university teachers, ASUU, will today, Thursday, declare their position on the offer made to them by the Federal Government towards ending their strike. The National Executive Council of the union will meet in Abuja to collate the respective positions of their numerous branches. PREMIUM TIMES gathered on Wednesday…

University of Lagos. [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG postpones post-UTME examination

The University of Lagos has postponed its 2017 post-UTME screening exam earlier scheduled to start on September 18. The university's Registrar, Taiwo Ipaye, confirmed the postponement it in a statement on the university's website. The registrar said a new date will be announced later. "Candidates and the general public are…

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Nigerian Govt. Meeting With Universities’ Non-Academic Workers’ Unions Botched

The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU; and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, refused to attend a meeting with the federal government scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday The unions said they were not aware…

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ASUU Strike: What We Proposed To University Teachers – Minister

Details have emerged of the proposal made by the Nigerian Government to university teachers towards ending the indefinite strike by the teachers. The negotiating team of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had Friday morning risen from a 12 hours, 30 minutes meeting with a delegation of government in…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt, lecturers set up 7-member committee to implement 2009 agreement

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have resolved to set up a seven-member committee to work out modalities for the actualisation of its 2009 agreement. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this after an intensive conciliatory meeting with the leadership of ASUU, Minister…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU Strike: Lecturers reach agreement with Nigerian govt

The striking university lecturers, ASUU, have agreed to consider the federal government's offer and suspend their strike. The agreement comes after 12 hours, 30 minutes of a closed door meeting between ASUU and a government delegation in Abuja. The leadership of ASUU, however, said though it accepted the proposal presented…

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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Nigerian Government, University Teachers Begin Meeting

The meeting on resolving issues involved in the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is ongoing in Abuja with representatives of the government and the Union attending. At the third meeting in the series, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said several meetings…

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UPDATED: More troubles for Nigerian universities as SSANU, NASU, NAAT declare total, indefinite strike

Nigerian university workers have vowed to commence an indefinite strike from Monday, joining their academic colleagues. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had earlier begun an indefinite strike on August 13 but will resume negotiation with the federal government on Thursday. But at a press conference on Wednesday in…