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ASUU Strike: FG Discloses Strategy To End Lingering Strike
Education, Labour, News, Nigeria

ASUU Strike: FG Discloses Strategy To End Lingering Strike

The Federal Government has said it will utilise voluntary conciliation as a solution to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other university-based unions. This was stated by Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Tuesday during a 3-day capacity-building workshop on International Labour Standards and Dispute Resolution in Nigeria in Abuja. He said that voluntary conciliation was adopted instead of arbitration in order to hasten the resolution process with the university teachers. The Minister, during the event hosted by the Industrial Arbitration Panel, IAP, in collaboration with the International Labour Organisations, ILO, said that the issue would have been taken to the IAP or National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN....
ASUU Strike: Unease As Electricity Workers Declare Readiness To Join NLC Protest
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ASUU Strike: Unease As Electricity Workers Declare Readiness To Join NLC Protest

Power sector workers have declared readiness to join the protest scheduled by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to persuade the federal government to resolve the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The workers under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, confirmed its readiness in a memo issued by its General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, after a meeting of the central working committee and national working committee. According to the memo, all members were directed to “massively mobilise and actively participate in the NLC/ASUU solidarity protest”. Ajaero called on vice presidents, state/administrative councils and chapter secretaries to collaborate with the leadership of state executive councils for “a successful outing”...
ASUU Strike – Buhari Gives The Minister of Education Two Weeks Ultimatum
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ASUU Strike – Buhari Gives The Minister of Education Two Weeks Ultimatum

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to resolve the ongoing ASUU strike within the next two weeks. President Buhari gave the instruction during a meeting with certain Ministers and heads of Federal Government agencies concerned with the situation surrounding the action taken by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Others present in the meeting, were the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Ngige, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Chairman of National Salaries Income and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, the Director-General Budget Offi...
ASUU Open To Accepting 100 Per Cent Pay Rise – Former Chair
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ASUU Open To Accepting 100 Per Cent Pay Rise – Former Chair

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has expressed willingness to consider the 100 percent increase in pay reportedly being proposed by the government. The union stressed that so far, no such proposal has been made by the federal government. Dr Nasir Fagge, former President of ASUU, disclosed this during a joint briefing by Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, President of ASUU, at its Abuja headquarters. Reports say the Federal Government is deliberating offering lecturers a 100 percent pay rise following the alleged 180 proposals made by the renegotiation committee led by Nimi Briggs. See Also: ASUU Strike – Buhari Gives The Minister of Education Two Weeks Ultimatum Fagge said: “We have negotiated with a duly mandated committee that is appointed by government and we hav...
ASUU Strike: Aviation Union Set To Shut Down Airports
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ASUU Strike: Aviation Union Set To Shut Down Airports

Abdulrasaq Saidu, the General Secretary of the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals, ANAP, says the group will join the protest scheduled by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to demand an end to the lingering ASUU strike and those of other university workers. Saidu urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take measures to bring an end to the more than five months long strike, noting that it has led to an increase in social vices across the country. He added that the strike has ridiculed Nigeria’s educational sector and called its integrity into question. See Also: ASUU Strike: NLC To Embark On Two Days Solidary Protest He said, “ASUU, NASU, SAUTHRIAI, NAAT had been on strike for more than five months due to the apparent failure of government to sign the re-negotiated ...
ASUU Strike: NLC To Embark On Two Days Solidary Protest
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ASUU Strike: NLC To Embark On Two Days Solidary Protest

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest to urge the Federal Government to find a solution to the 5-month ASUU strike. The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has declared July 26 and 27 as National Days of Protest nationwide to urge the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to find a solution to the 5-months strike. Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, embarked on a strike over issues relating to the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and deployment of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) payment platform. The NCL had issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the issue. The ultimatum had expired with the strike still lingering. See Also: ASUU Str...
Ngige Churning Out Fake Figures, ASUU Refutes Claims By Labour Ministry
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Ngige Churning Out Fake Figures, ASUU Refutes Claims By Labour Ministry

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment of brandishing fake figures that don’t represent the demand of the union. The lecturers also said that Ngige was misinforming President Muhammadu Buhari about the ongoing negotiations between ASUU and the federal government. According to ASUU, the President would not have used a different approach instead of his “Enough is enough” comment if he had been properly briefed. Recall that Buhari while speaking in his country home, Daura warned that the strike would have “generational consequences on families, the educational system and future development of the country.” Reacting, Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU President, while speaking on Channels Television Sunrise Daily pr...
ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Other Sectors Need Attention – Presidency
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ASUU Strike: Call Off Strike, Other Sectors Need Attention – Presidency

The Presidency has commented on the ASUU strike, asking the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its industrial action, claiming the government lacks the financial capacity to meet all their demands. The Presidency has asked the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to call off its industrial action, claiming the government lacks the financial capacity to meet all their demands. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity made the call when he featured on Channels Television’s Programme, Politics Today. According to Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration doe not have what it takes to meet 100 percent of ASUU’s demands. He queried the rationale behind holding the President by the neck over...
Wabba: Labour will Vote Credible Candidates, Not Party
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Wabba: Labour will Vote Credible Candidates, Not Party

The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, has said that the union will only vote for a credible candidate irrespective of the political party. The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, has said that the union will only vote for a credible candidate irrespective of the political party. Wabba in an interview with Vanguard said Nigerians have grown above political party sentiment, noting that only the candidates with the right personality will be voted for in 2023. See Also: Labour Decries Worsening Power Supply Across Nigeria He said, “I’ve told you clearly, the parties are mere platforms. At all the parties you have the good, the bad, and the ugly. “So, what we are looking at is the personality of the candidate, not the party...
2023 National Census: NPC To Engage 1m Nigerians
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2023 National Census: NPC To Engage 1m Nigerians

About one million qualified Nigerians will be engaged by the National Population Commission, NPC, to help facilitate the 2023 National Census. The commission promised to conduct a credible census devoid of manipulation and hijack by interesting parties through the deployment of technological innovation. This assurance was issued by Mr Deji Ajayi, the Commissioner representing Ekiti at the NPC while speaking at a press conference marking the trial census to be conducted in Ekiti. The trial will serve to test the readiness of the commission ahead of the main census next year.   Ajayi stated that nine towns across nine local government areas, selected out of the 16 councils in the state, have been delineated into Enumerated Areas, EAs, to ease the trial census. Among the...