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NANS To Sue FG Over ASUU Strike
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NANS To Sue FG Over ASUU Strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has expressed resolve to sue the Federal Government over the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. NANS argued that the strike which has rendered university students idle and extended their expected period of graduation is actionable and they will be seeking redress in court for their members. This was stated by Sunday Asefon, National President of NANS, in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. Although Asefon aligned with the view of Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Education Minister, that students should be compensated, he, however, disagreed that ASUU should not be held responsible. He stated that the Federal Government being the employer should be held liable under the existing situation...
ASUU Strike: What FG Proposed As Increment In Professor’s Salaries – ASUU
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ASUU Strike: What FG Proposed As Increment In Professor’s Salaries – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has disclosed why a resolution is yet to be reached with the Federal Government. Stanley Ogoun, the Port Harcourt zonal coordinator of the union, in a statement stated that the Federal Government offered to increase the salaries of professors by N60,000 while that of other lecturers ranged between N30,000 to N60,000. He added that the government proposed to release N170 billion as revitalisation fund which would be added in the 2023 budget.   Ogoun said, “Nigerians should be aware of offers the so-called minister came up with. These are: (a) 170 billion naira for revitalisation in the 2023 budget; (b) a promise to increase by N60,000 the salary of a professor at the bar in next year’s budget; (c) no statement on the amendme...
Why ASUU Strike Lingers – FG
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Why ASUU Strike Lingers – FG

The Federal Government has explained that the demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to be paid a backlog of salaries spanning the six-month strike duration is delaying its negotiations with the union. The FG insisted that ASUU members will not be paid the backlog of salaries withheld during the strike period. This was disclosed by Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, in an interaction with newsmen at the 47th session of the State House Ministerial Media Briefing organised by the presidential Communications Team at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, on Thursday. Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, declared an industrial action over a dispute with the FG. Other university-based unions equally embarked on strike. Among the unions are the Senior Staff Association o...
Shun Politicians With Children Abroad – ASUU President
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Shun Politicians With Children Abroad – ASUU President

Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has called on Nigerian students to shun politicians who enrol their children in universities abroad. Osodeke made the call during a Twitter Space Webinar, organised by Premium Times, tagged, ‘ASUU strike, Revitalisation Fund and the Way Forward.’ Proffering a lasting solution to the incessant strike by the union, Osodeke said students should not vote for politicians who would not stand on the side of the people. He said, “Anybody you believe cannot take care of your interests, whose children are busy studying abroad, who are living abroad, don’t vote for them, I repeat, you don’t need to vote for them, because you don’t vote for people who will take your life.” See Also: ASUU Strik...
Strike To Continue As ASUU, FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock
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Strike To Continue As ASUU, FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday ended in a deadlock as both parties were not able to reach an agreement. ASUU had met with Professor Brigg’s renegotiation committee with a view to finding a solution to the lingering labour dispute which has resulted in the closure of the country’s universities for over six months. The meeting which took place at the National Universities Commission, NUC, headquarters, Abuja, ended without n agreement being reached. Reports say the Prof. Briggs’ committee failed to present new offers on the table, thus prompting the university teachers to stage a walkout. See Also: ASUU Strike: Hope At Last As FG, ASUU Resolve IPPIS, UTAS Dispute A source who pleaded anonym...
ASUU Strike: Hope At Last As FG, ASUU Resolve IPPIS, UTAS Dispute
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ASUU Strike: Hope At Last As FG, ASUU Resolve IPPIS, UTAS Dispute

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has confirmed that the dispute over the payment platform involving the Integrated Payroll and Persona Information System, IPPIS, and the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, has been handled. The issue of payment platform has been one of the major contending issues between the FG and the university lecturers. However, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with Channels Television on Monday raised hope that the strike by the union may soon be called off if things go well during a meeting today (Tuesday). Osodeke accused the government of not doing enough to put an end to the ongoing industrial action by its union. He said, “The issue of IPPIS and UTAS has been put to rest. If the governm...
University Education Not For Everybody – Umahi
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University Education Not For Everybody – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has claimed that university education is not for everybody. The governor stated that it would be unreasonable for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to borrow in excess of N1trn to meet the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. He stated these when he received a delegation from the Nigerian Police Trust Fund led by Dr Ben Akabueze, in Abakaliki, on Wednesday. His remarks follow the lingering strike by ASUU and other university-based unions. Recall that ASUU had on February 14, 2022, declared an industrial action. Umahi said, “Our basic problems in this country remain security, health and education. Let me say a little about education which is in our public domain. I think that our education system ...
NUC: Teachers Still Yet to Enjoy the N30,000 Minimum Wage
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NUC: Teachers Still Yet to Enjoy the N30,000 Minimum Wage

Teachers across 15 states are yet to enjoy the N30,000 minimum wage increase since President Muhammadu Buhari signed the National Minimum Wage Act into law. The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) says teachers in states such as Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Gombe, Niger, Borno, Sokoto, Anambra, Imo, Benue, Taraba, and Zamfara are yet to enjoy the agreed minimum wage even after the third year of the Act being passed into law. See Also: ASUU Calls On NASS To Pass The Bill To Amend NUC Act According to the union, only 15 states which are Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers State including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are paying the implemented minimum wage to primary and secondary school...
WAEC Releases 2022 WASSCE Results, Records 76.36% Pass
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WAEC Releases 2022 WASSCE Results, Records 76.36% Pass

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced the release of the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates. Mr Patrick Areghan, the Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, announced this on Monday at the WAEC office, Yaba. He said, “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their results on the Council’s results website within the next twelve hours. “Copies of the Result Listing will be sent to schools shortly. I need not restate the fact that the results of candidates who are sponsored by states indebted to the Council will not be released now until they pay up. We appeal to them to do so to enable the affected sc...
ASUU Replies Keyamo, Says FG Prolonging Strike
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ASUU Replies Keyamo, Says FG Prolonging Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused the federal government of lacking the commitment to resolve the dispute with its members so as to bring an end to the strike. Recall that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had accused ASUU of demanding too much. Keyamo during an interview on Channels TV said, “Should we go and borrow to pay N1.2trillion yearly?“You cannot allow one sector of the economy to hold you by the jugular and then blackmail you to go and borrow N1.2 trillion for overheads when our total income would be about N6.1 trillion. And you have roads to build, health centres to build, and other sectors to take care of,” Reacting, ASUU president, Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with ThisDay accused the federal government...