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<strong>FG Pays ASUU Full Salaries For November, Withholds Arrears</strong>
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FG Pays ASUU Full Salaries For November, Withholds Arrears

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have been paid their full salaries for the month of November 2022. It was also confirmed that the eight-month arrears owed to the university teachers were not paid. This was disclosed by a senior member of the union at Bayero University in an interview with Punch in Abuja on Wednesday. The source said, “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that we received our full salaries for the month of November. However, the arrears are still withheld.” Recall that the Federal Government had withheld the salaries of the lecturers during their strike that lasted for eight months. See Also: ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention The members of the union ...
<strong>ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention</strong>
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ASUU Warns of Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’, Seeks Intervention

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday alerted Nigerians that if the Federal Government does not pay their withheld salaries, a fresh crisis will break out in the nation’s universities. The union asked parties of interest and well-meaning Nigerians to pressure the Federal Government into paying the withheld eight-month salaries of its members across the country. The alarm was raised by Prof. Moyosore Ajao, the University of Ilorin ASUU Chairman at a special congress of the branch that took place at the university’s main auditorium on Monday. Dr. AbdulGaniyu Olatunji, ASUU Secretary read Ajao’s speech while addressing the media after their solidarity rally within the varsity’s campus. Speaking on ‘Casualisation of Intellectual Workers in Nigeria: Preclude...
<strong>ASUU Threatens To Abandon Backlog Of Academic Schedule Over Salary Backlog</strong>
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ASUU Threatens To Abandon Backlog Of Academic Schedule Over Salary Backlog

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Federal Government to pay the salary arrears of lecturers or risk abandonment of backlogs of academic activities prompted by its eight months strike. The union argued that the no-work, no-pay policy should not apply to members of ASUU because they are currently doing the work they ought to have done during the period of the strike, clearing the backlog in a combined two sessions. The university teachers made their stand known during a special congress and protest rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Tuesday. ASUU members, University of Port Harcourt chapter, protested the half-salary payment immediately after their congress. The lecturers marched along Delta Campus to the school Senate building in Abu...
<strong>FG Insists On No Work No Pay For ASUU Members</strong>
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FG Insists On No Work No Pay For ASUU Members

The Federal Government has insisted that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will not be paid for the period they were on strike. This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in an interaction with State House correspondents in Abuja, noting that it was in line with the policy of ‘No work, no pay’. Recall that ASUU had suspended its eight-month-old strike in October following an order of the Court of Appeal which upheld a ruling of the National Industrial Court asking the lecturers to return to the classroom. However, following the suspension of the strike, the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration paid ASUU members half salaries for the month of October while holding on to its resolve not to pay the arrears of salaries incurred while the...
Half Salaries: Stop Provoking Lecturers – Falana
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Half Salaries: Stop Provoking Lecturers – Falana

Human Rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has asked the Federal Government to cease provoking lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union, ASUU, in a dispute over wages. Falana said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Tuesday. He said university teachers deserve their full salaries for the period they were on strike. Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, declared a strike that lasted for eight months, grounding academic activities in the nation’s public universities. Following an order of the National Industrial Court, NIC, ASUU suspended its eight-month strike on October 14. The union also met with the leadership of the House of Representatives led by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila who intervened in the dispute. Se...
Court To Decide ASUU’s With Withdrawn Salaries – FG
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Court To Decide ASUU’s With Withdrawn Salaries – FG

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that only the National Industrial Court, NIC, can direct the Federal Government on whether or not to pay the withdrawn salaries of lecturers. Ngige disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday, noting that government was anticipating the NIC verdict of NIC on if the withheld eight-month salaries of the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, should be paid or not. However, the human rights activist and counsel to ASUU, Femi Falana, SAN, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the payment of arrears to the university teachers who spent eight months on strike. Reacting to the development, Ngige said: “The matter is in court. We are waiting for the court to call us back. It is part of the substantive issu...
ASUU: Why We Paid Lecturers Half Salaries – FG
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ASUU: Why We Paid Lecturers Half Salaries – FG

The Federal Government has said that it applied pro-rata to determine the half salaries paid to university lecturers under the umbrella of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.   This was contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, noting that ASUU members cannot be paid for work not done. The statement while stating that pro-rata was used to determine the October salary of university lecturers, debunked the speculation that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, directed the Accountant General of the Federation not to pay university lecturers full salary. See Also: UNIJOS ASUU Issues Order To Lecturers Amid Payment Of Half Salary The statement partly read, “Following the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the ...
UNIJOS ASUU Issues Order To Lecturers Amid Payment Of Half Salary
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UNIJOS ASUU Issues Order To Lecturers Amid Payment Of Half Salary

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Jos chapter, has directed its members to halt teaching indefinitely, pending the payment of withheld salaries by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by the branch chairman, Prof. Lazarus Maigoro. Recall that the federal government had on Thursday paid half salaries to university teachers after they suspended their strike on 14th October. The statement read in part, “One of the issues agreed at the meeting was that 50 percent of the backlog of eight months arrears of our withheld salaries would be paid to our members immediately but as of the time of writing this press release, only 17 days prorated October salary was paid to our members by the office...
Fire Guts WAEC National Office
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Fire Guts WAEC National Office

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, Yaba, National Office, Lagos has been engulfed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday. According to a Lagos radio station, Bond FM, firefighters from the University of Lagos, UNILAG, and Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, were already at the scene of the incident, making effort to put off the fire as of the time of this report. See Also: WAEC Releases 2022 WASSCE Results, Records 76.36% Pass A staff of the Council believed to be stuck in between some floors was sighted by an eyewitness trying to jump through the window of the 12-floor gigantic building in an attempt to evade suffocation.   Officials of the Council were unreachable for further clarification at the point of filing this report. Details later… Source: Daily...
ASUU Strike Suspended Based On Trust – ASUU President
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ASUU Strike Suspended Based On Trust – ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has stated that the union based the suspension of its strike on trust rather than a signed agreement with the government. This was stated by the President of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, during a meeting with the leadership of the House of Representatives on Monday. Recall that the Appeal Court had supported the order of the National Industrial Court, for the union to suspend its strike. But before the judgment of the court, the House had reached some agreements with the union on behalf of the federal government. Speaking at the meeting, Osodeke said that ASUU based its decision on trust by suspending the strike without signing any agreement with the government. He said, “The strike we called off, our members did it ...