In solidarity with ASUU

January 15, 2021 Binzak Azeez 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been a thorn in the flesh of successive Nigerian governments due to its radical stance and collective struggle against the poor funding of Nigeria’s university education system. The union is also a cat with nine lives for always surmounting turbulent periods. The other prominent academic unions such as the Academic Staff Union Read More

COVID-19 and the future of Nigerian students

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Education is the only instrument that paves the way for remarkable positive changes that lead to a better and a brighter transformation of every human society. Other sectors like health, economy as well as security all depend on education to prosper. The likes of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the Nigerian Police Academy (NPA) are typical examples illustrating the fact Read More

ASUU/FG truce: What next?

December 28, 2020 Muhammad Sagir Bauchi 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the powerful union that accommodates all Nigerian public university lecturers, embarked on a warning strike on March 9, 2020, over the breach of the 2009 agreement by the present administration. Later on, the strike turned to an indefinite one that lasted for nine months! Students and lecturers were negatively affected by the strike. Read More

War against terrorism: Group backs Nigeria security forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Nigerian-based pro-democracy, human rights and justice sector group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has condemned in strong terms the attempt by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to blackmail the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security forces presently fighting the war against terrorism in some parts of Northern Nigeria. While speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Compliance Officer Read More

Buratai: Between an exceptional leader and his detractors

December 13, 2020 Kolawole Abe 0

It is remarkable that our patriotic military chiefs continue to give their best even in the face of these disincentives. Well before the progress made by the international coalition against ISIS, the Nigerian military and security agencies led by The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had made a great progress against Boko Haram and its affiliates. Many Read More

Breaking: At last, ASUU ‘reach truce with FG, set to call off strike’

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

There appears to be respite at last for Nigerian students the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resolved their differences. To this end, ASUU are rallying to call off months of strike, being the longest standoff between Nigerian lecturers and the government. The decision was at the instance of a meeting with the government team led 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

Moving #EndSARS movement from protest to power

November 19, 2020 Ibrahim Faruk 0

In July 2020, The Guardian, in an article predicted that protests were set to surge globally as COVID-19 drives unrest as “the economic impact of coronavirus is a “tinderbox” that will drive civil unrest and instability in developing countries in the second half of 2020…” the article added that, “the highest risk countries facing a “perfect storm”, where protests driven Read More

ASUU Strike: Agbese writes Buhari, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned human rights activist and writer, Philip Agbese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, on the lingering strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that university lecturers have been on strike for over eight months in protest against the federal government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers had demanded their Read More

#EndSARS violence: Youth group offers dialogue stage

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

A Grand patron of Nigerian Youths and Vigilante Group of Nigeria Engineer Femi Soetan has advised the federal government to organise an immediate interface between leaders of the ongoing protests via the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Organisation (NYO). The Youth and Security patron in a statement emphasised that in order to forestall imminent degeneration of the crisis into full Read More

Breaking: Buhari wades in, orders payment of stranded Nigerian students abroad

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay Nigerians under their scholarship programme abroad, day after they protested in London. There has been several reports that revealed that Nigerian students are stranded and have to rely on begging to survive. Their challenge include non-remittance of their fees among others. Details loading…

Revealed! Why we canceled WAEC exam for Nigerian students – FG

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally stopped Nigerian students from taking part during the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC). Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting also said school resumption has been put on hold. Details loading…

NANS to stage protest against victimisation, oppression of leaders

June 28, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has directed Students’ Union Government (SUG) leaders in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to organise a mass protest against alleged victimisation and oppression of students by managements of tertiary institutions across the country in attempt to kill students’ activism. The national Vice-President Read More