FG begins payment of Lecturers’ withheld salaries

February 19, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the withheld salaries of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUU’s chairperson at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, who confirmed the development said: “Yes, it is true. Payment has started rolling in.” President Bola Tinubu in October 2023 approved the release of four of the eight months’ Read More

Nationwide strike: ASUU joins NLC, TUC

November 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to join the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke directed compliance in a letter to ASUU zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons across the country. NLC had on Monday announced the commencement of the industrial action Read More

Again, ASUU lecturers declare fresh strike

November 9, 2023 Admin III 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Plateau State University Chapter have resumed an indefinite strike over the inability of the State government to meet the agreement signed with the Union in 2022. In a statement issued on Thursday and signed by Dr Hassan Zitta and Comrade Deme Bitrus, the Chairman and Secretary respectively, the Association said the Read More

Tinubu waives ‘no work, no pay’ rule for ASUU, orders payment of withheld salaries

October 20, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Invoking the principle of the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy, President Bola Tinubu has approved the partial waiver of the “No Work, No Pay” Order that was instituted against striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) following the commencement of their eight-month industrial action which began on February 14, 2022 and was terminated on October 17, 2022. The Read More

Breaking: Court okays CONUA, NAMDA as trade union bodies, dismisses ASUU ’s suit

July 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Industrial Court (NIC), has dismissed a suit filed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), challenging the registration of the Congress Of University Academics (CONUA) and the Nigeria Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) as trade unions by the Federal Government. President of NIC in Abuja, Justice Benedict Kanyip, on Tuesday, held that Section 27 of Read More

FGN vs ASUU: Beyond the court’s verdict 

June 6, 2023 Prof. MK Othman 0

Law is an ass, idiot, and an insane blind woman with a sword, ready to swing in any direction. Like a pregnant woman of those days when nobody could predict the sex of the fetus but today’s technological advancement has invalidated this maxim. The complexity and limpidity of the law have created a dreary concern to many whenever a judgment Read More

Breaking: ASUU begins indefinite strike

May 26, 2023 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) chapter of Benue State University (BSU) announced commencement of an indefinite strike in the school. Chairman of BSU ASUU, Dr Kwaehfan Tarmombo, who spoke on Friday said the strike is indefinite and comprehensive. He attributed the strike to numerous issues with the university administration. Details loading…

ASUU versus the law

December 8, 2022 Sylvester Ikechukwu Onyema 0

By Over the years, the society has more or less accepted the arbitrary interruption of academic calendar in federal universities through lecturers’ strike actions under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a norm. In fact, it is rare to find a student that completed a university degree through a federal university on schedule without strikes which Read More

Half salaries: ASUU leaders meet in Calabar

December 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), will hold its quarterly National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the University of Calabar on Sunday. This was disclosed by a member of the NEC on Saturday in Abuja. “There is a quarterly NEC meeting and it’s for the fourth quarter. Lots of issues will come up and definitely, the issue of withheld Read More

Unpaid salaries: UniCal ASUU stage protest

December 1, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

With controversies sorrounding the eight months salary arrears of lecturers still unresolved, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Calabar branch, Wednesday, staged a peaceful protest demanding that their salaries be paid to cushion the biting effects of high cost of living in Nigeria. Chairman of the Union in UniCal, Dr John Edor, who spoke while leading other members on Read More

October half-salaries: Sack Keyamo, Ngige, Adamu, ASUU tells FG 

November 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL) chapter, Wednesday called for the sack of Festus Keyamo, Adamu Adamu and Dr. Chris Ngige. Ngige and Keyamo are ministers in the Ministry of Labour Labour and Productivity, while Adamu is Minister of Education. Keyamo is also the spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council. The union stated Read More

Half salaries: Varsity lecturers not casual workers – ASUU

November 9, 2022 Admin III 0

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the response of the Nigerian government to the demands of the union since its suspension of an eight-month strike in October. Members of the union were paid half salaries for the month of October. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, while defending the payment, stated that the payment Read More

Again, ASUU knocks FG over half salary

November 8, 2022 Admin III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday lambasted the Federal Government for paying its members half salary for October. The union also said the government’s so-called ‘pro-rata’ payment, was not only an aberration, but a contravention of all known rules of engagement in any contract of employment for academics the world over. President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, Read More

Ngige speaks more on payment of half-Salary to ASUU members

November 7, 2022 Admin III 0

The Minister of Labour Minister, Senator Chris Ngige has broken his silence over the payment of half-salary to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. According to him, the decision to pay full salary will be determined by the National Industrial Court.  According to the minister on Sunday in Abuja, the government was awaiting the NIC decision on whether it should Read More

ASUU: When is the next strike?

November 3, 2022 Mustapha Maikudi Abdullahi 0

“The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation” From the mid-1980s when most African countries wholeheartedly accepted the Brent Wood Institutions (BWI) prescription of their political and economic diagnosis, the entire continent sank in every human index. The most notable sectors are education, health and human services and or development. Interestingly, these are the core sectors for any Read More

The ASUU strike and future of education

October 31, 2022 Haruna Y Sa’eed 0

Nigeria has seen it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly, more in the education sector. A time there was when our graduates from the university were ranked high, mostly above those of our peers andcomparable to those from universities ranked top in the world. Students came from countries across the African continent and beyond to receive education here. Read More

Nigerians react as ASUU calls off strike

October 14, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerians have reacted after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its eight months strike on Friday. Blueprint had reported that the various branches of ASUU had begun voting on Wednesday to decide the fate of helpless Nigerian students who have been at the receiving end of the strike. The Union after calling off the strike on Friday, Read More

Anxiety as students await ASUU decision to call off strike

October 13, 2022 Admin III 0

After seven months of suspension of academic activities in Nigerian Universities, there are now indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may call off its indefinite strike on Thursday. 123 branches have reportedly met and completed congresses to determine the fate of Nigerian students. Blueprint had reported that the House of Representatives intervened in the matter, raising the Read More

More unions in universities breed more crisis – Prof Irefin

October 11, 2022 Admin III 0

Archbishop David Ekundayo Irefin is a professor of Economics at the Federal University Lokoja of more than 35 years. He is also the International chairman, Christ Universal Missionary Crusade Fellowship of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS). In this interview with JOSEPH OBUNG while on a visit to Calabar, he speaks on a number of national issues. As Read More