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

ASUU blasts Ngige over factional groups’ registration

October 5, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has blasted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The union queried the Federal Government’s decision to register rival groups, the Congress of University Academics, and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics as trade unions. ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with journalist, described the development as a “plan by 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

Tambuwal orders reopening of Sokoto varsity amidst ASUU strike

October 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has ordered members of the Sokoto State University branch of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resume classes or forfeit their salary forthwith. He asked them to reconsider their position and go back to work, maintaining that the issues raised by ASUU branches in federal universities are not the same as what obtains in Read More

10 UNICAL lecturers die amidst ASUU strike

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that at least 10 of its members have died since the strike began on February 14, 2022. This was disclosed by the ASUU-UNICAL Chairman, Dr John Edor, on Thursday while speaking with one of our correspondents in Calabar. Edor, who did not disclose the cause 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

ASUU strike: NANS blast senator Adeola over self-education funding comment

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone D, have blasted the chairman of the senate committee on finance, senator Solomon Adeola over his statement on funding of government-owned universities. Adeola earlier called on the federal government to have a rethink on funding tertiary institutions and salaries, because some institutions have no justification on their expenditures A statement by the 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

Students beg ASUU, urge strike suspension

September 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to respect the ruling of the Industrial Court which directed its members to go back to work pending the determination of the suit. The North-East, Zone E, Zonal Coordinator of NANS, Alhassan Adam, made the appeal while speaking to journalists on Friday at Read More

NLC warns FG over withdrawal of ASUU license

September 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Amidst deregistration of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by the federal government, the Nigeria Labour Congress has warned against reported moves by the Federal Government to withdraw the registration licence of the union over non-submission of its audited financial returns for over five years. While dismissing the claims that ASUU had not submitted its audited financial returns to the Read More

Kate Henshaw fires politicians over ASUU strike

September 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has accused politicians over ‘nonchalance’ attitude towards the plight of students. The actress aired her opinion on the lingering seven-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Henshaw wondered whether universities would have been shut for even a single day if politicians’ children were schooling in the country. Further irked by the recent Read More

ASUU strike: Students threaten to stop political campaign nationwide

September 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to stop any political campaign across the country till students of public universities return to classrooms. Chairman, NANS National Taskforce, Ojo Olumide, announced this at a press conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Wednesday. “Our blocking of access to public roads and ports Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

Breaking: Court orders ASUU to call off strike

September 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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

ASUU strike: Avoid Kaduna airport, Shehu Sani advises NANS

September 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Senator Shehu Sani, has advised the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), to stay away from Kaduna airport as they continue to protest against the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Sani stated on his Twitter account Friday, that the forest near Kaduna Airport is unsafe, saying, “NANS should avoid Kaduna International Airport; you know Read More

ASUU strike: Sanusi urges FG, ASUU to consider students

September 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the ongoing strike action so students can return to school. Sanusi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on the sidelines of a three-day Transforming Education Summit. Sanusi Read More

Strike: Students to know fate as ASUU set to meet

September 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasarawa state university chapter may suspend seve-month strike as it’s Chairman, Dr Sam Emmanuel Allu commended Nasarawa state governor, Abdulahi Sule for approving N200m Earned Academic Allowance. The governor approved N200m out of N1billion arrears of Earned Academic Allowance. The union is expected to call for its congress meeting in order to discuss Read More

Breaking: Passengers stranded as students block access to Lagos Airport (PICTURES)

September 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Students have blocked all road access leading to Lagos Airport as they protest against the lingering strike by the members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Scores of both local and international passengers have been left stranded at the Lagos airport as the aggrieved Nigerian students continue to carry out their earlier threats to shut down the airports to Read More

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

September 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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 protest, block Benin-Ore expressway [Pictures]

September 16, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Friday have blocked the Benin-Ore Expressway over the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Blueprint earlier reported that the National Industrial Court 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 Read More

ASUU Strike: Students, FG to know fate September 19

September 16, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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