ASUU rejects N10,000 university support levy by parents

August 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the proposed payment of N10, 000 per session by each parent to assist the Federal Government in making more funds available for universities. ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said the parents should intervene by joining the body in mounting pressure on the apex government. In an interview with Arise Television Read More

Breaking: Another university body suspends strike

August 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has announced the suspension of its three months strike. This followed the earlier suspension of strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of University and Allied Institutions (NASU). While addressing Journalists after the National Executive Council meeting of the union in Abuja on Thursday, the Read More

Again, ASUU hits FG

August 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of deliberate attempts to deprive Nigerian youths of access to qualitative education. The Union on Wednesday in a statement jointly signed by Kano University of Science and Technology, chapter Chairman, Muhammad Sani Gaya and Secretary, Murtala Muhammad, said the body language and antics of the government were indications Read More

ASUU denies N100bn payment by FG

August 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied receiving N100 billion from the federal government. The University of Abuja branch chairman, Dr Kassim Umaru, speaking on Tuesday, during the union’s congress at the University’s Campus in Gwagwalada, said, “the congress deliberated on issues around the strike and vehemently rejected the offer presented by the federal government. According to him, Read More

At last, ASUU sets date to call off strike

August 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will on Sunday meet in order to decide whether to call off the ongoing strike or continue with the industrial action. Sources among the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) members told Journalists on Monday that the meeting will hold at the union’s national headquarters at the University of Abuja. It was gathered that Read More

Deji Adeyanju backs ASUU over strike

August 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular activist and the Convener of Concerned Nigerian, Deji Adeyanju, has again declared his support for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to continue with its strike action until all their demands are granted by the federal government. In a tweet via his Twitter handle on Monday, the activist also urged the striking varsity lecturers to resist any form Read More

ASUU reveals FG’s promise to universities’ professors

August 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the federal government promised N60, 000 increment in professor’s salaries. Blueprint had reported on Thursday that the striking union rejected the “award” of salary by the federal government. It has now been revealed that the offer FG made was to increase the salaries of professors by N60,000 while other lecturers Read More

2023: Reject politicians whose children study abroad, ASUU tells Nigerians

August 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has said that Nigerian students should not vote for politicians who have their children studying abroad. Osodeke stated this via Twitter Space Webinar, on Wednesday. According to him, “Anybody you believe cannot take care of your interests, whose children are busy studying abroad, who are living abroad, Read More

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

Lecturers suspend strike

August 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COESU) have suspended their ongoing strike for a period of 60 days. The decision was taken at the National Executive Council meeting which was held in Abuja on Thursday night. The union had embarked on a strike on June 10, 2022 in a bid to push forth its demands and seek a lasting solution 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

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

We won’t beg ASUU over strike, Parents reply Keyamo

August 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian parents under the aegis of National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), have said that they will not beg the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the over five months-old strike. The parents said that the only condition for them to appeal to the striking union was if government considers the reports of the various committees 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

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

Breaking: Like ASUU, another Nigerian tertiary lecturers’ union extends strike

July 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lecturers under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) have extended their ongoing strike by three weeks. The lecturers, blamed their decision on the failure of the Federal Government to embrace the union’s preference for the University Transparency Accountability System (UTAS) and the failure of the state governments to address issues peculiar to state-owned colleges of education. 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

Strike: ASUU fires back, heaps blame on Buhari

July 13, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments that “enough is enough” of the ongoing strike by the university lecturers. Buhari had, Monday, called on the striking lecturers to call off the strike, saying that he hoped the union “will sympathise with the people on the prolonged strike.” In a statement by the Lagos Read More