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ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

UPDATED: ASUU Strike: Lecturers walk out of meeting with govt delegation

Representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting with a federal government delegation. The government delegation was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. Despite the walkout, Mr Ngige expressed optimism that the strike would soon be called…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Another govt meeting with university 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 university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with…

Bukola Saraki

Health Workers’ Strike: Saraki meets ministers, JOHESU leaders

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Friday met with the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; and leaders of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), in a bid to end the ongoing strike by health workers. The strike called by JOHESU is over a month old and has…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Nigerian govt urges aggrieved NPC workers to resume

The federal government has appealed to aggrieved workers of the National Population Commission, NPC, to resume duty as their grievances were being addressed. The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, made the call at a stakeholders meeting to resolve the crisis in Abuja. Rita Agaba, the President of the NPC workers…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Buhari’s Govt has created seven millions jobs – Minister

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has created up to seven million jobs so far. The minister stated this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondent after meeting with Mr. Buhari in his office. “We promised jobs but what has happened…

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Second Niger Bridge will be completed — Osinbajo

The Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to complete work on the Second Niger Bridge as well as other federal projects in the South-East zone. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo gave the assurance during a funeral mass for late Roseline Ezinma Akabueze, the mother of Ben Akabueze, the Director-General, Budget Office, Abuja…

UPDATED: Why we suspended our strike for one month – NAAT, NASU, SSANU

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have provided reasons for suspending their strike for one month. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the 11 days old strike on Thursday. Sam Ugwoke, the national president of the Joint Action Committee of three unions,…

‎NASU, SSANU, NAAT suspend strike

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have suspended their strike. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the 11 days old strike on Thursday. Sam Ugwoke, the national president of the Joint Action Committee of three unions, announced the suspension at a media…

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…

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 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…

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Resident doctors meeting deadlocked as strike continues

Striking resident doctors ended their meeting in the early hours of Saturday without a resolution. The meeting PREMIUM TIMES learnt, will continue today, Saturday. The executives of the resident doctors, NARD, met to review the offer of the federal government at their meeting with the government delegation on Wednesday. The…

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Resident doctors commence nationwide strike

Resident doctors across Nigeria have commenced a nationwide indefinite strike. The doctors resolved to proceed on the strike after a meeting of its national leadership that ended in the early hours of Monday. In a brief statement obtained by Vanguard Newspapers, the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors,…

James Ocholi

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, wife, son, die in road crash

Nigeria's Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi, is dead. Born November 26, 1960, he was 55. He died in a road accident along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday afternoon, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Mr. Ocholi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from Kogi state, and his son died on…

ASUP Strike: Lecturers accuse Nigeria’s Education Minister, Wike, of insincerity

The ASUP leader said the lecturers may call of their strike soon. The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Chibuzor Asomugha, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had stopped paying the striking lecturers salaries since March 21. Mr. Asomugha told journalists in Abuja that the “no-work-no pay…