Half salaries: ASUU leaders meet in Calabar

December 4, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 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

Half salary: ASUU takes fresh stand

November 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In an effort to show their dissatisfaction over half salary payment by the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly finalised plans for a one day nationwide protest. A member of the National Executive Council on Sunday said the protest will reportedly involve members boycotting classes for one day. “We are protesting. Branches will choose their Read More

Governors, FG working to pay withheld salary arrears of ASUU members

November 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jigawa state governor , Mohammed Badaru, has revealed that Nigerian governors are working with the Federal Government to pay withheld salary arrears of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).    Badaru on Thursday said the Governors were considering using legal ways to resolve ASUU challenges so that academics could go on smoothly in the tertiary institutions. He disclosed this during Read More

NANS blasts FG over half salary payment to ASUU members

November 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), South-West zone has criticized the federal government’s decision to pay half salary to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a statement on Thursday by its zonal Coordinator, Adegboye Olatunji, said the Federal Government had failed to prioritise education under the present administration. NANS said paying half salaries to lecturers was capable Read More

Half salary: Stop humiliating ASUU, Ohuabunwa tells FG

November 9, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sam Ohuabunwa, has slammed the Federal Government over its attitude towards the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. A statement released by Ohuabunwa, Wednesday, he started that Federal Government were unwittingly prompting ASUU to resume a strike it just called off. He said, “I was pained to note that this 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

Again, ASUU knocks FG over half salary

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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

SERAP condemns lecturers’ salary slash

November 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has reacted to federal government’s refusal to pay lecturers their full salary. SERAP condemned the deductions from the October salaries of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The body urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and the acting Accountant General, Sylva Okolieaboh, to reverse the deductions. 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

Anxiety as ASUU set to hold NEC meeting over half-salary

November 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set to summon an emergency meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) over half salary payment by the federal government. The decision to convene the meeting follows the alleged payment of half salaries to the lecturers for the month of October, 2022, by the Federal Government. Blueprint had reported that ASUU recently Read More

Any move to ban ASUU will fail – Osodeke blows hot

October 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has given a warning to the federal government. Osodeke said any move by the Federal Government or its agent, including Labour Minister Chris Ngige to ban the union will fail. Osodeke said ASUU’s philosophy is premised on aligning with a worthy cause for the progress of the Read More

We’ll no longer tolerate strikes, FG blows hot

October 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has issued a warning to workers trying to embark on strikes. The FG says it will no longer tolerate industrial actions that do not follow due process “particularly during the transition period of the current administration”. According to a statement by Olajide Oshundun, head of press in the ministry 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

Breaking: Relief as ASUU suspends 8 months strike 

October 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin, Abuja 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finally suspended its eight month old strike after a meeting held by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union in Abuja Thursday night. ASUU is yet to make an official announcement Blueprint gathered from a reliable source within the NEC that, “Yes, it has been called off. The president will release 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

Strike: FG, ASUU out-of-court settlement crashes, head to Appeal

October 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal has been told by the lawyers for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, that both parties could not resolve the eight months old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement as advised by the Appellate Court. The FG’s lawyer, James Igwe, and lead counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Read More