Breaking: ASUU receives full November salary

November 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been paid November salary in full. The Federal Government has also withheld the eight month arrears remained. A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano made told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that Read More

ASUU drops fresh warning over FG’s ‘no-work, no-pay’ policy

November 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has issued a warning over federal government’s policy on no-work, no-pay policy ASUU said failure to end the policy will force their members to skip the backlog of academic sessions halted by their seven months strike. Speaking on Monday night, the Chairman of ASUU, University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Uzoma Chima, said, “Today’s special congress Read More

2 presidential candidates are planning to sell Federal Universities – ASUU president

November 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has said that two presidential candidates are planning to sell federal universities through Public Private Partnership. Osodoke made this known in a meeting on Friday in Markurdi, the capital of Benue state. Although he failed to identify the two presidential candidate but said they have plans of privatizing the Read More

Trouble looms as ASUU branches to meet over another strike

November 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

All branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be meeting on different days throughout this week to brief their members on the way forward regarding the half salary payment by the federal government to it’s members. The ASUU Chairman, Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, stated that the ASUU OAU branch would meet on Wednesday for its branch Read More

Why we paid half salaries to lecturers – FG

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment on Saturday said members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) were paid half salary for the month of October. The ministry in a statement said that members of ASUU were paid their October salary pro-rata. According to the ministry, pro-rata was done because they cannot be paid Read More

More Nigerian varsities announce resumption dates

October 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After eight months of suspension of academic activities in Nigerian universities, more universities have announce their resumption dates, amidst resolutions in other institutions. Bayero University The management of Bayero University, Kano, has announced October 24, 2022, as the resumption date for academic activities. A statement by BUK’s Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs, Lamara Garba said the university’s management, after its meeting, Read More

Nigerians react as ASUU calls off strike

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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

ASUU calls off strike, gives reason

October 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has officially called off its eight-month-old strike. The Union announced this in a statement signed by the National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke on Friday noting that the issues in its disputes with the Federal Government were not well addressed. According to the statement, “ The National Executive Council of ASUU held an emergency Read More

ASUU Strike: Bauchi Assembly to resolve issues in state owned varsity

October 13, 2022 Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi 0

The Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, yesterday said the assembly would work with relevant stakeholders in order to resolve and find lasting solutions to the ongoing strike and other contentious issues between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bauchi State University Gadau Branch with the state government. Briefing journalists after a meeting with the leadership of Read More

Anxiety as students await ASUU decision to call off strike

October 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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

ASUU: Strike to be over in few days- Falana

October 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The lead counsel to Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Femi Falana, has given hope that students will return back to classroom. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria on Tuesday explained that the strike would be over in a few days. This assurance comes on the heels of the meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, who Read More

ASUU strike: Date set as branches vote amidst call off

October 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will commence traditional voting Tuesday and Wednesday over the ongoing strike by the union. The decision of the various branches will be transmitted to the National Executive Council for final decision. A highly-placed source within the NEC disclosed this in a chat with our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. “We got Read More

ASUU strike: End in sight as Gbajabiamila meets ASUU

October 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As effort is being intensified by the leadership of House of representatives towards ending the ongoing industrial dispute between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), students have been assured of that the industrial action could be over in a couple of days. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday disclosed that the leadership of the striking lecturers is set to sign Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court orders ASUU back to classroom immediately

October 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has ordered members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume work with immediate effect. The order came in a ruling on an application by the ASUU seeking permission for it to appeal against the order of the National Industrial Court which asked the striking lecturers to resume duty. Recall that Read More

Atlast, Buhari speaks on ASUU strike

October 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continue to linger on, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed dismay over the continued strike. The President said the government expects the staff of the universities to have a better understanding of issues in the country. He said the government has made available over N450 billion in the budget Read More

ASUU to sue FG over CONUA, NAMDA registration

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to sue the Federal Government over the registration of the Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA) and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA). Blueprint had reported that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, had on Tuesday presented certificates of registration to CONUA and NAMDA. The union’s Read More

ASUU strike: Gbajabiamila presents recommendations to Buhari

October 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Towards putting end to the lingering strike by the members of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has presented its recommendations to President Muhammadu Buhari. The speaker led a delegation of principal officers from the House to the Aso Rock Presidential Villa immediately after Tuesday’s plenary. Speaking with journalists after the Read More

Breaking: FG reduces ASUU’s powers, registers 2 academic unions

October 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Government has broken the ranks of The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) after it registered two unions in the university system on Tuesday. The newly registered unions are the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA). The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, explained that the two Read More

FG warns ASUU over disobedient to court order

October 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Over refusal of members of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume academic activities despite court order, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has advised the leadership of the union to stop directing its members to continue with the strike in defiance of the interlocutory injunction by the National Industrial Court which restrained the union from further Read More

FG offers ASUU fresh offer

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As the House of Representatives, continue in it’s efforts to end the crisis between the members of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government on Thursday met with the two parties. According to speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the recommendations would soon be presented to the President Muhammadu Buhari. The government’s side urged ASUU to allow their accommodation under Read More

Another university announces resumption amidst ASUU strike

September 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The management of Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU), has announced resumption of academic activities in the school. The school directed all staff members to resume work with immediate effect. According to the statement issued by the university’s registrar, Dr Mfaga Modom, the management directed all staff members of the university to resume duty from Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The statement Read More

Breaking: Confusion as FG makes u-turn, withdraws universities’ reopening order

September 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The federal government has withdrawn its circular which ordered vice-chancellors, pro-chancellors and governing councils to re-open universities across the country following the lingering strike by university lecturers. Blueprint earlier reported an order for an immediate reopening by the National University Commussion (NUC), Monday morning. The Director, Finance and Account of the NUC, Sam Onazi, released another statement tagged NUC/ES/138/Vol.64/136, on Read More

ASUU strike: Students to know fate as committee of VCs schedule meeting

September 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Vice Chancellors (VCs) of federal universities in the country are set to hold meeting with their pro-chancellors to review the Federal Government’s directive given them to reopen their schools for academic activities. The Secretary-General of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Professor Yakubu Ochefu, gave this hint in a media chat on Monday, saying the meeting would enable Read More

Breaking: Amidst ASUU strike, FG orders VCs to reopen universities, commence lectures

September 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After seven months of closure of academic activities in Nigerian Universities by members of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Federal Government has ordered Vice Chancellors (VCs) to re-open schools and allow students resume lectures. This was made known in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Sam Onazi, on behalf Read More