ASUU strike nears end as details of FG’s meeting with union emerge

ASUU strike nears end as details of FG’s meeting with union emerge

The Federal Government says it has released N163 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen after a closed-door reconciliatory meeting with ASUU leadership on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the striking lecturers had embarked on strike on Nov. 5, 2018, to press home their demands. ASUU demands…

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ASUU: End strike now – Buhari tells Ngige

ASUU: End strike now – Buhari tells Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Ngige made the disclosure during the resumed negotiation with the leadership of ASUU on Monday. A statement issued by the Assistant Director, Press at the ministry, Rhoda Illiya, said Buhari ordered Ngige that the three-month strike must be called off at the end of the meeting on Monday. The…

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ASUU reveals what FG must do to suspend current strike

ASUU reveals what FG must do to suspend current strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the weekend revealed that the union can only suspend its ongoing industrial action when the federal government releases the sum of N50billion revitalisation fund. ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who stated this in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, insisted that the federal government must pay the N50 billion revitalisation fund for the union to consider suspending the ongoing strike. Ogunyemi, while speaking during a press conference held…

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ASUU strike: NANS reveals what will happen if academic activities don’t resume before elections

ASUU strike: NANS reveals what will happen if academic activities don’t resume before elections

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to boycott the 2019 general elections if the Federal Government fails to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The chairman of the Abuja chapter of NANS, Mojeed Omolaja, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday, at a one-day conference organised by Online Publishers Association of Nigeria with the theme: “Free Press and objective reporting in the 2019 election year.” Omolaja also distanced…

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Nigerian lecturer, Aroloye Numbere wins 2018 World Championship in Environmental Sciences (Precipitation)

Nigerian lecturer, Aroloye Numbere wins 2018 World Championship in Environmental Sciences (Precipitation)

Rivers State born doctor, Aroloye Numbere has been recognized as Father of  modern Macular Hole in Environmental Science by the International Agency for Standards and Ratings set out to identify brilliant scientists and academicians around the world through World Championship. According to the award organisers, Aroloye Numbere plays a vital role in advancement of scientific knowledge in Environmental Sciences (Precipitation) as the World Championship-2018 in Environmental Sciences (Precipitation) acknowledged the outstanding international contributions and is selected based on international meritorious competition. His research…

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SERAP reports FG and ASUU to the United Nations over the continued closure of Nigerian Universities

SERAP reports FG and ASUU to the United Nations over the continued closure of Nigerian Universities

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project(SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to two UN special rapporteurs urging them to “prevail upon the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reach an agreement to end the ongoing strike action by ASUU.

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