Strike: Law students drag ASUU, FG to court, demand N10bn compensation

November 23, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

ABUJA–Law Students Association of Nigeria on Friday dragged the Federal Government, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi and three others before a Federal High Court, Abuja, over the on-going strike action embarked upon by the union. Joined as defendants in the suit filed by the plaintiff, Mr. Blessing Agbomhere, who sued on behalf of Read More

ASUU, FG and the fading fate of Nigerian students

November 19, 2020 Olanrewaju Oyedeji 0

In March, 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite strike over a protracted disagreement on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers’ union is against the use of the platform for payment of salaries of university academics offering an alternative platform known as UTAS for use by the federal government. Although, the Nigerian Read More

Breaking: Another fuel scarcity looms as PENGASSAN sends strike signal, many rush to filling stations

November 9, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

If the letter by the General Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Lumumba Okugbawa, is anything to go by, then Nigerians are in for another round of fuel scarcity.  In a letter to all branch chairmen across the country, the Union directed it’s members to withdraw their services from 12 midnight 8th November, Read More

We’re tired, ASUU begs

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday urged the federal government to “pity the children of ordinary Nigerians and quickly attend” to their demands, adding that they “are tired” of the strike. According to the union, the federal government is rushing it to resume “because the government is scared of youth protests after they saw their demonstration during Read More

ASUU thumbs down Adamu, Ngige over impasse

November 6, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kano zone, has accused the Minister of labour and Employment, Chief Christ Ngige, of not doing anything to end the impasse between the federal government and the union. The union’s zonal coordinator, Prof Mahmud Lawan, made the accusation at a news conference in Kano Thursday. He said the minister, who is supposed to Read More

We are ready to suspend strike but … – ASUU

November 5, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Wednesday said it is ready to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike if government can release the withheld salaries of its members and remit check off dues to the rightful owners. ASUU made this known through the union’s Ibadan Zonal coordinator, Professor Ade Adejumo, at a press conference titled: “The road may be rough Read More

Breaking: ASUU, NASU, SSANU block VC, others from entering LASU compound

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

On a day Lagos State University (LASU) is meant to resume after long Coronavirus lockdown, different unions including Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have launched protest over non-increment in salary payment. Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) joined the protest which led to total Read More

Uncertainty as massive resignation hits IBB varsity

August 15, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

It seems the mass resignation of about seven lecturers at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger state, was not a novel incident. But another lecturer at the institution, who did not want to be named, told Blueprint that many academic staff have discreetly resigned their appointments in recent times. “That four professors in our university tendered their Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

Dirty war between NASS and Executive over Public Works

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week, the National Assembly and the executive arm of government fired missiles at each other over modalities for recruitment of 774,000 youths into the Special Public Works Programme. Taiye Odewale recaps the crisis and possible way out. Succour for youth unemployment At the level of planning, both the Executive arm of government and the National Assembly , had as contained in the Read More

Buhari’s order against godfatherism

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari may have taken his governance a notch further in consonance with the next level mantra by ordering Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to disregard any purported request from government officials aimed at conferring undue advantage on anyone seeking jobs or other favours. The president’s directive is long overdue in ending the inglorious era of godfatherism and connection Read More

Uproar in NASS over N52bn 774,000 Jobs: Keyamo blows hot, resists project takeover by lawmaker

A verbal war Tuesday erupted between the National Assembly and the Executive over the 774,000 jobs planned to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians, particularly the vulnerable. At a public hearing in Abuja, the two arms of government threw tantrums at each other with accusation and counter accusation by the concerned parties. While the Minister of State Read More

PHCN staff pension: Reps query accountant general on N54bn loan

June 30, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has asked Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, to provide it with details of how a loan of about N54 billion reportedly obtained in 2014 to pay pension of staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) was sourced and expended. The House’s committee on public accounts, which made the demand, Tuesday also Read More

Appointment, promotion under IPPIS illegal – ASUU

June 29, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday stated that any appointment and promotion carried out under the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is illegal. ASUU in a strike bulletin 10, signed by its president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi and released to the press by the chairman, University of Ibadan chapter of the union, Professor Ayo Akinwole, emphasised  that it Read More

IPPIS: No university has enough

June 22, 2020 AbuSalma, A. Yahuza 0

The general public, especially the unemployed youths are thrilled by any newspaper headline expressing that one university or another sacks her visiting lecturers/contract staff, thinking that a vacancy has opened up for them. This is an ignorant perception. It is worthy of note that, before you are employed as a visiting lecturer or contract staff you must have attained the level Read More

Covid-19: Students, parents, proprietors, experts in limbo

June 19, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

PAUL OKAH takes a look at the continued schools closure amidst the gradual easing of lockdown in the light of the concerns of proprietors and students, even as he aggregates the opinions of experts on the development. All things being equal, schools in Nigeria may be re-opened anytime soon, following the gradual easing of lockdown and re-opening of the economy. Read More

IPPIS and the future of public universities

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has introduced an integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the storage of personnel records and administration of monthly payroll. However, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has opposed the system, stating that it would pose some challenges to the running of the University system in Nigeria. To make its Read More

FG’s attempt to derail our strike has failed – ASUU

June 16, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Tuesday stated that all “efforts by agents of government to derail the union’s strike through deflection of IPPIS contraption and denial of salaries have failed.”  National president of the union, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated this in a strike bulletin 9 signed personally by him and made available to newsmen by chairman, University of Read More

COVID-19: ASUU produces, distributes 3,000 facemasks to members in Ibadan

May 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, Prof Ayo Akinwole on Sunday that the union  has produced 3,000 reusable facemasks for distribution to her members. Prof Akinwole stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the formal presentation of the reusable facemasks. He said the gesture is to protect the union members from COVID-19 infection Read More