FG never said Nigeria was broke, Keyamo, Umahi interlopers – ASUU

August 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) enters its 180th day on Friday, the the union has said the government has not at any time indicated that it does not have money to fund the union’s demands and university education. The union’s president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with Journalists on Thursday reacted to recent comments Read More

ASUU members starving, Orji Kalu tells FG

August 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Senator representing Abia North and former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged the Federal Government to consider paying the striking lecturers some months of salaries to save them and their families from starvation. In a media chat on Wednesday evening, Kalu pleaded with the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reconsider their stands Read More

Resolve issues with ASUU now, VCs tell FG

August 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities has registered their displeasure over government’s insistence that it does not have money to fund Nigerian universities. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, had in an interview, said the government had no money to meet ASUU’s demands and would not go into borrowing. In an interview, on Tuesday, Read More

ASUU should restrategise

August 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is one of the strongest national bodies. It has been serially engaged in industrial actions (strikes) for over a decade. It often adopts strike as a last resort to press home its demand after all other options are exhausted. The present strike is in its sixth month; it started in February 2022. Interestingly, Read More

Strike: ASUU heaps accusations on El-Rufai

August 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano Zone, has said the Nasir El-Rufai-led administration has continued to intimidate and threaten it’s members at the Kaduna State University. The union made this known in a press statement signed by its Zonal Coordinator, Comrade Abdulkadir Muhammad, and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday. The statement said the Kano Zone of Read More

Strike: ASUU fires back at FG

August 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Following the interview granted by the Minister of state for Labour, Festus Keyamo, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it never asked the federal government to go borrowing. Speaking in a chat on Sunday, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said it was subtle blackmail for anybody to insinuate that the union is pushing the Read More

ASUU strike: Kaduna university lecturers dare El-Rufai

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kaduna State University (KASU) branch of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) has failed to supervise the ongoing semester examination in the school over lingering industrial action. The lecturers have refused to resume classes despite threat by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack them. The Management of the school had asked students to resume classes for their examination after the governor’s Read More

FG excludes state universities on pay rise, ASUU kicks

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) worsened following the insistence of the Federal Government that its proposed agreement with the union will not be binding on state universities. The spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, in an interview with in Abuja on Wednesday, explained that the Federal Government could not dictate to Read More

ASUU strike: Sack education minister now, students tell Buhari

August 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The apex students body in Nigeria, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has demanded the immediate sack of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, over the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). NANS president, Sunday Asefon, in a statement on Wednesday said, tertiary education had collapsed under Adamu’s watch. Part of the statement read, “You Read More

Strike: FG refused to pay lecturers salaries since February as a way to force us to surrender – ASUU

August 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, has said since the ongoing strike which started in February, the federal government has failed to pay salaries of lecturers. He disclosed this while speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday. He accused the Federal Government of using hunger as a tool to force the striking lecturers into returning Read More

Breaking: ASUU takes fresh decision as warning strike ends

August 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU) has failed to suspend the ongoing strike action, which has led to a shutdown of academic activities in public universities across the country. The union has reportedly extended the strike action to another one month. Sources within the NEC meeting, confirmed to Blueprint that the meeting, Read More

Pictures: #EndASUUStrike protesters mock Ngige with ‘Okija Priest’ banner

July 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

#EndASUUStrike protesters have launched a campaign against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. A banner describing the Minister as ‘Okija priest’ has been spotted at the protest ground in Abuja on Wednesday. The NLC is protesting the Federal Government’s failure to address the demands of striking university workers. The banner which featured a masquerade with Ngige’s face Read More

Reactions as Gbajabiamila returns to school abroad amidst ASUU strike in Nigeria

July 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been criticised by Twitter users after he announced his return to study in a university in the United States of America amidst the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Blueprint reported that academic activities in public universities in Nigeria have been shut down for close Read More

#EndASUUStrike: Honour your agreement with ASUU, Ortom tells Buhari

July 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to honour his agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to avoid nationwide strike. The governor spoke on Tuesday during a protest organised by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in solidarity with ASUU. Ortom who spoke through the secretary to the state government, Prof. Tony Ijohor (SAN), while receiving Read More

#EndASUUStrike: NLC protesters storm Ilorin government house

July 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) are protesting at the Kwara state government house, Ilorin, in solidarity with the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The protesters carried placards with several inscriptions such as “Honour and implement your agreement with ASUU” among others. The protest also had members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Read More

#EndASUUStrike: NLC issues ultimatum to FG

July 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State chapter has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Speaking at protest ground, the Lagos state NLC chapter chairperson, Agnes Sessy, ordered government to act or risk another #ENDSARS protest. “If the Federal Government does not resolve the Read More

Breaking: Security beefed up at Alausa as protesters move to Lagos secretariat

July 26, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and youth participating in the ongoing protest which began on Tuesday morning have moved from Ikeja to the Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa. The protesters carried placards with several inscriptions such as ‘Stop importation of petrol, refine the refineries’, ‘Nigeria at 60 years of independence, more hunger in the land, etc. Another placard Read More

Happening now: NLC protest rocks Lagos over ASUU strike, insecurity, fuel hike, others (VIDEO)

July 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leadership and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have begun a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as well as other maladmnistration issues in Nigeria. Already, Labour union members have trooped out in Lagos and are now on the streets with placards with different inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions reads: “Nigeria Read More

Before we blame our youths again

July 25, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

For almost six months now, public universities have been shut down due to the ongoing strike action because of trade disputes between the workers and the government. Over the years, Nigerian youths have always been at the receiving end in terms of the blame game that they throw at them when national discourse is concerned. Examination malpractice, drug abuse, rape, Read More

Plateau NLC mobilises for solidarity protest over ASUU strike

July 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Plateau State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has begun mobilisation of its members and other affiliate unions ahead of the planned nationwide solidarity protest by the organised labour in support of the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The nationwide protest is expected to come up on the July 26 and 27, 2022. Read More

ASUU issues fresh warning to FG, students

July 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has issued a fresh warning to the federal government and the Nigerian students who are affected by the over five months old strike embarked upon by its members. The union said only the signing and implementation of a renegotiated 2009 agreement will end the strike. The Chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Ayo Read More

Breaking: Crisis rocks ASUU as faction pulls out of strike

July 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Crisis has hit Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as a breakaway faction of the union has dissociated itself from the ongoing strike in Nigerian universities. This was disclosed in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, and the National Publicity Secretary, Ernest Nwoke, on Tuesday. The factional group reiterated that it was not a part of the Read More

[Breaking] Strike: Aviation workers back ASUU, set to shut airport

July 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

In solidarity with sister union, the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), has called on the Federal Government to end the lingering strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or they will shut down the Aviation sector. In a statement by its general secretary, Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu, on Monday, the group called on President Mohammadu Buhari Read More

That derogatory post on ASUU members

July 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Someone, who I will not mention by name, forwarded memes written in the Hausa language to my WhatsApp number. The content reads: “Tunda naga level coordinator din mu yasa Shadda a status, na karaya.” This means that “I lost hope upon viewing the brocade on the status of level coordinator.” At first glance, of course, one would laugh it out. Read More