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

On the implementation of CONUA

October 11, 2022 Admin III 0

First and foremost, let me start by saying a big thanks to” literacy” because it inspires or helps me a lot. In fact, now it has become my “sub-primary assignment” because of its importance to my life and field of endeavour. Let me briefly highlight some points before going straight to the issue at stake, even though I don’t know Read More

ASUU, make a tactical withdrawal now

October 9, 2022 Admin III 0

I come in peace. The argument is no longer whether the Federal Government, FG, is funding universities or not; or whether lecturers should be paid better or not; or whether the backlog of salaries will be paid or not. No. It is now between the court and ASUU, should the union fail to comply with the order to return to Read More

ASUU: It’s a matter of law

October 3, 2022 Gbemiga Ogunleye 0

Sometime in May when the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, extended its three-month old strike by another three months, I weighed in on the matter, describing the move as unconscionable, considering the fact that the Union was “dealing with people who are either stone deaf or genuinely unreasonable.” Of course, my appeal to both feuding parties to see reason Read More

ASUU: Adamu don’t deserve national honour – NANS

October 3, 2022 Admin III 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has slammed the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to confer national honours award on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Astatement by the national Public Relations Officer (PRO), Giwa Temitope, Monday, he said it was an insult to the collective intelligence of Nigerian students who had been locked out of schools for close to Read More

ABU: We are engaging ASUU branch for peace talk – Alumni 

October 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem, Kaduna 0

By AbdulRaheem, Kaduna  Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association has started engaging members of the Ahmadu Bello University branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on how to end the prolonged strike action, national president of the association, Alhaji Ibrahim Sani Khalil, has said.  Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday ahead of the 15th Alumni Annual General Meeting Read More

Resumption order: NSUK ASUU vows to continue strike

September 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) branch, has condemned the resumption call by the management of the institution to students and vowed to continue the strike. The chairman of the union, Dr. Samuel Alu, made the vow Friday at a press briefing held in Keffi. The management of NSUK via a recent statement signed Read More

Strike: Private polytechnics, others new brides to varsity lecturers – Rector

September 29, 2022 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

Rector of Al-Hikma Polytechnic New Karshi, Karu local government of Nasarawa state, Dr Ahmed Abdulrazaq, has said university lecturers now troop to private polytechnics and other tertiary institutions in search of part time teaching job. Speaking to journalists at the main campus site of Al-Hikma Polytechnic, the rector said the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, which accompanied Read More

Should court also compel ASUU to give their best teaching?

September 26, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

The impasse between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government is not a matter that should be resolved by the National Industrial Court. Even if the courts were to intervene, they should give orders for the federal government of Nigeria to comply with the agreement reached with ASUU in 2009 and not to direct ASUU to Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa varsity announces resumption amidst ASUU strike

September 23, 2022 Admin III 0

The Management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), has announced resumption after several months of closure due to lingering strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The school at its special management meeting held on Friday announced the reopening of the University. Students are to resume on Monday 26th of September.

ASUU court injunction a time-bomb – Salem varsity VC…No, it’s win-win situation for Nigerian students – NANS

The vice-chancellor, Salem University Lokoja, Kogi state, Prof. Alewo Johnson Akubo, has said the court injunction compelling the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume lecture was a time-bomb. He said this Friday while speaking with newsmen in the institution’s premises in Lokoja. Prof. Akubo, who urged the federal government to continue with the dialogue rather than arm-twisting the Read More

Breaking: Court orders ASUU to call off strike

September 21, 2022 Admin III 0

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its ongoing nationwide strike. ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues. The federal government haven had several meetings with the striking Read More

Again, Gbajabiamila wades into FG, ASUU rift

September 19, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has moved to once again, intervene and see to calling off of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). To this end, the Speaker has invitedMinister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Finance, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the leadership of ASUU and other key stakeholders for a meeting Read More

Happening now: Students ignore Gbajabiamila, invade Lagos Airport Road over ASUU strike (VIDEO)

September 19, 2022 Admin III 0

Despite assurance by the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to intervene over the lingering strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), have stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday. The students’ planned mass action is in continuation of their protest Read More

ASUU strike: NANS to ground airports over lingering strike

September 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has vowed to protest at international airports across the country over lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Ondo State capital, the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Olumide, said students were already tired of pleading with both parties over the need to end Read More

ASUU Strike: Students, FG to know fate September 19

September 16, 2022 Admin III 0

The National Industrial Court on Friday fixed September 19 to deliver a ruling on the Federal Government’s prayer asking the court to order the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off its seven months strike. The matter which was first mentioned on Monday was adjourned until Friday for further mention before Justice Polycarp Hamman. When the matter came up, Read More

Between ASUU and FG!

September 15, 2022 Zakariya Baba Hardawa 0

I hav eseen pictures of students taking lectures in an over crowded theater, with some of the students sitting on prayer mats or bare floor. We attended lectures in a similar situation at the popular New Lecture Theater (NLT) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University about 22 years ago. I wonder if the situation still prevails in Nigerian universities given the Read More

ASUU and the quest for qualitative education

September 11, 2022 Admin III 0

The lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is quite worrisome and needs resolution because “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” The federal government has enough funds to meet the demands of ASUU since the amount they are requesting is to be used in improving the standard of public universities in Nigeria. ASUU as a Read More

ASUU strike: Final-year medical student now food vendor

September 10, 2022 Admin III 0

As a result of the on-going strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a final year medicine and surgery student at the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Usman Abubakar-Rimi, has become a street food vendor. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Sokoto, Abubakar-Rimi said he conceived the initiative in order to engage Read More

ASUU: Again, FG constitutes committee to review lecturers, government’s 2009 agreement

September 6, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The federal government has constituted another committee to look into the recommendations of the Emeritus Professor Nimi Briggs’ committee in charge of the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement between the government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU). In a statement by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, Read More

Use fatherly love to resolve ASUU strike, NANS urges Buhari 

September 5, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency use his fatherly intervention to resolve the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike by personally brokering peace to enable students return to school. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the newly elected President of NANs, Comrade Usman Barambu, described as worrisome Read More

ASUU constitutes committee to tackle ‘smear campaign’

September 4, 2022 Admin III 0

In an attempt to tackle media campaign against the the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the union has constituted a seven-member committee to address what it tagged a smear media campaign against the union. The committee is saddled with the responsibility to develop strategies to tackle the alleged media campaign against the union’s decision to continue with the industrial Read More

How I emerged as authentic NANS President, 300 level BUK student, Faruq

September 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Comrade Umar Faruq, explained how he defeated other candidates and was declared winner as number Nigerian student at the just concluded 2022 convention which held in Abuja. Faruq takes over from the outgoing NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon who was elected in 2020.  Faruq who is a 300 Read More

2023 census: Albino foundation seeks inclusion of PWDs

September 2, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The Albino Foundation (TAF), has urged the National Population Commission (NPC) to ensure inclusion of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the upcoming 2023 population and housing census. Its founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Jake Epelle, made the call Thursday, when he led a delegation from the foundation on an advocacy visit to the headquarters of the Commission in Read More