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PICTURE IS USED TO ILLUSTRATE NASU MEMBERS PROTESTING(FROM 2018 NASU PROTEST)

UNIZIK workers begin strike over unpaid allowances

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) at the Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK), Awka in Anambra State, on Monday embarked on an indefinite industrial action to demand payment of earned allowances. The workers began the strike on the same day their colleagues in the…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Academic activities resume at UI after ASUU strike

Students of University of Ibadan (UI) on Monday resumed academic activities after staying three months at home following suspension of national strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited UI on Monday reports that a large number of students who had…

Biodun Ogunyemi

UPDATED: ASUU suspends strike, asks lecturers to resume tomorrow

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago. The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, February 08. The suspension of the strike was announced on Thursday evening after a meeting with between the ASUU leadership and a government…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

JUST IN: Strike: ASUU, FG in another crucial meeting

A meeting between striking university lecturers and the federal government commenced Thursday evening. The lecturers' union, ASUU, embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government. Thursday's meeting, which is holding at the Federal Ministry of Labour…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

2019: ASUU denies endorsing Atiku

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied what it described as the purported endorsement of the presidential candidate of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming general elections.   A statement issued by ASUU branches across the Ogun State-based universities including the Federal University…

Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website if the university www. kustwudil.edu.ng]

Fire destroys 30 rooms in students’ hostel at Kano university

The Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday confirmed a fire outbreak that destroyed an upper section of a female hostel at the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. Saidu Mohammed, the State Fire Service spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident which occurred…

Atiku Abubakar, Benue

I’ll end ASUU strike from first day in office – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to end the lingering strike by university lecturers in the country, from his first day at work, if elected the next president of the country. The presidential candidate made this disclosure…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Nigerian govt expresses concern about corruption in its tertiary institutions

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has accused the management of the some of Nigeria's tertiary institutions of mismanagement of funds. Mr Adamu said this during the sixth edition of the weekend ministerial press conference in Abuja on Sunday. He said his ministry would soon set up visitation panels to…

FILE: ASUU NEWS CONFERENCE IN ABUJAFILE: ASUU NEWS CONFERENCE IN ABUJA

Govt releases N16.8bn for salary arrears of higher institutions staff – Official

The federal government has released N16.8 billion to settle outstanding salary arrears of staff in the country’s tertiary institutions. Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who disclosed this during the“Sixth Edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing’’ in Abuja, said that disbursement is ongoing through the Office of the Accountant General of…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU strike continues as another meeting with govt ends

The Friday meeting between the federal government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended without a resolution of the strike by the university lecturers. The meeting was then adjourned to February 7. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4. They are demanding improved…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Atiku Abubakar]

Protect your votes, Atiku tells Ebonyi youth

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming elections, has urged the youth in Ebonyi State to protect their votes in the forthcoming general elections. Mr Abubakar made the call on Friday during the party’s presidential rally in Abakliki. ‘’You are agile, patriotic and determined, so…

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt, lecturers hold emergency meeting

The federal government on Friday resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike in public universities across the country. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the…

ASUU Meetings

Strike: ASUU receives licence to run pension scheme

The Academic State Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday received the certificate of operation for the Nigerian University Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO) from the National Pension Commission, the regulatory agency for the country’s pension companies. The refusal of the regulatory agency to approve the teachers’ union’s pension commission for operation…

Biodun Ogunyemi

Strike: We’re still consulting – ASUU President

Three months after going on strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is still consulting with its members over offers made by the federal government. The union’s national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that ASUU would meet with…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

National Minimum Wage: Stakeholders urge Nigerian govt to improve governance processes

Stakeholders have called for improvement in the governance processes in Nigeria as the National Assembly begins deliberation on a bill for a new national minimum wage. This was part of the discussion at a capacity building workshop organised by the Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria (LACAN) in Abuja on Wednesday…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) was closed down by the Osun State Internal Revenue Service over tax debt

ASUU Strike: Confusion in OAU as some students write exams

Some students and lecturers at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Tuesday expressed displeasure over what they referred to as the anomalies in the ongoing rain semester examination for 2017/2018 session. The examination clocked one week on Monday amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU strike continues as lecturers meeting with FG ends without agreement

Another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the ongoing strike. The meeting which held at the Federal Ministry of Labour headquarters was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university…

President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige during the submission of the report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimium Wage at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (6/11/18)

ASUU Strike: Resolve all issues today, Buhari orders Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to end the three-month-old strike by Nigerian university teachers at the ongoing meeting with the teachers. Mr Ngige disclosed this in a statement issued during the resumed negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU Strike: Another govt meeting with lecturers commences

The federal government on Monday resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike in public universities across the country. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the…

ASUU Strike: Release N50bn to demonstrate your commitment, lecturers tell federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have asked the Nigerian government to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with their union. The striking lecturers gave this as a condition for calling off its strike which began November…

LASU-Entrance

LASU: ASUU accuses management of planning to disrupt union’s congress

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University branch has accused the management of the institution of planning to disrupt its congress scheduled to hold this morning. The union also hinted of the university’s alleged plan to “simulate chaos and inflict bodily harm on some members of the…

Biodun Ogunyemi

What we want govt to do to end strike — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to show concrete evidence of commitment to agreements on meeting its demands on its ongoing strike.. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the union would…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU, ASUU crisis continues as university suspends remittance of union’s check-off dues

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has suspended the remittance of check-off dues of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university to the union’s account. The Vice-Chancellor of LASU), Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said the action, which may have deepened the crisis between the university management and…

Dangote Truck Carrying APC-Branded Rice Crushes Dozens To Death In Ekiti. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

How trailer conveying campaign rice killed dozens in Iworoko Ekiti

It was a black Saturday for the residents of Iworoko Ekiti as a truck conveying bags of rice killed dozens of people. Official casualty from the accident is yet to be announced, but witnesses said at least 45 people may have been killed. The rice being conveyed were bagged with…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU rejects govt’s offers, says strike continues

The hope of many university students across the country to resume academic activities soon may have been dashed. The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the offers made to it early this week by the Nigerian government. At the seventh meeting with the leadership of ASUU on…