2022: Nigeria’s year in review

January 5, 2023 Matthew Ma 0

“The question for us is, who among these presidential candidates has the ability, character, and temperament to seek, cultivate, and maintain that elusive peace and unity that we so desire and crave? After February 2023, we will know if we responded to this question.” This year has been turbulent for Nigeria – with a few bright spots. Like every other Read More

ASUU drops fresh warning, demands

December 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has warned against the proposed introduction of education loan by the Federal government. 

The Union made the warning in a statement signed by it’s national president, Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday. He stated that the education loan has proven to be a monumental failure in Nigeria and some other countries where it was introduced. 

The Read More

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 protests half-salary payment at FULafia

November 25, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Nasarawa state has protested the half payment of its salaries by the federal government. The chairman of FULafia ASUU, Adamu Abdullahi, on Friday, said they were protesting against pro-rata salaries and wanted the government to pay them their eight months’ outstanding salaries. He said further that the work 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

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

Reduce lawmakers’ salaries to pay ASUU, Ndume tells ASUU

November 11, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has asked the Federal Government to slash the salaries of lawmakers by 50 percent to give it to the Academic Staff Union of Universities so as to meet their pressing demands. Ndume stated this during an interaction with newsmen in Maiduguri Thursday. He advised the FG to set up 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

Half-salaries: ASUU seeks Nigerians’ cooperation

November 8, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have asked for the cooperation of Nigerians as it continues to pursue positive resolution on the half salary saga within the ambit of legality without compromising the interests and welfare of Nigerian intellectuals. A statement signed by ASUU president, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke on Tuesday after the union had an overnight National Executive Council Read More

Lecturers’ half salaries: Gbajabiamila assures ASUU of Buhari’s quick intervention

November 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has appealed to members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to remain calm in view of the reported half payment of their outstanding salaries for those on the payroll of the federal government. In response to the latest outcry by the university teachers over half payment of salaries, the speaker Read More

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

November 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 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

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

Half salary: Fresh strike looms as Lecturers troop to Abuja for emergency meeting

November 6, 2022 Editor 0

There are indications that lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may embark on fresh strike following half salary payment from the federal government. Already, ASUU leadership has summoned emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting and lecturers are on their way to Abuja. The emergency NEC meeting was conveyed to discussed the payment of 18 days 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

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

ASUU strike: UNILORIN resumes Monday

October 21, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The University of Ilorin has fixed Monday, October 24, 2022, for resumption of academic activities on campus. This followed the ratification of its amended academic calendar by the university’s Senate at its 291st meeting on Friday. A statement by the university’s director, corporate affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, indicated that final year and post-graduate students were expected back on campus on Read More

Aftermath of strike: ASUU, other varsity unions and matters arising

October 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Amidst the eight months of the strike by the Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) that kept Nigerian students at home while it lasted, the federal government approved two unions for academics in the university system. Will this address the incessant strikes in the universities; TOPE SUNDAY asks? For months, some public universities were locked down due to the strike 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

EndASUUStrike: Gbajabiamila, epitome of exemplary leadership and matters arising

October 18, 2022 Prof. MK Othman 0

My first and last encounter with the honorable speaker, Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, was at the public hearing of an Agricultural Bill after the commencement of the 9th Assembly. He walked into the venue of the event quietly and seamlessly without the paraphrenia and dust-raising protocol, talked to the audience, prayed for fruitful deliberation, and then walked out. I was impressed Read More

Popular Nigerian university announces ‘marathon’ exams for students after ASUU strike

October 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Management of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), has announced resumption of its academic activities following the suspension of the eight-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a circular released by the institution, on Saturday, students will be starting their examination from Monday, October 24. The circular is titled, “Approved Revised Academic Calendar for 2020/2021 session 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