FG, ASUU meet to resume negotiation

ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige The Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is set to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities today, Monday, April 11, 2022, The PUNCH reports. The meeting which is scheduled to commence by 5 p.m will have in attendance representatives of the Federal Government and ASUU. The Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Patience Onuobia, in a notice of meeting sent to journalists on Monday,…

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STRIKE: ASUU wants N1trn from FG

Ongoing industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is seen by some as one of the reasons people patronise private universities, as lecturers there are not members of the union and would not go on strike. Meanwhile, another set of people not participating in the strike are lecturers in some state universities and those in universities not yet unionised. On their part, newly-established public universities are given observer status for some years before being admitted into ASUU. Nigeria has 49 federal universities, 54 owned by…

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#ASUUStrike : FG’s Meeting With ASUU Ends Inconclusive, Negotiation Rescheduled

The reconciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities has ended inconclusively. Amid a warning strike declared by the lecturers, both parties failed to reach an agreement at the meeting held on Tuesday in Abuja. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who convened the meeting, led the government delegation while ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, attended alongside other leaders of the union. “ASUU – FG To Negotiate On A Later Date, Meeting Inconclusive,” the union said in a tweet on Tuesday night. Another…

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#ASUUStrike: UNIBEN students protest in solidarity for ASUU

Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State have barricaded the roads in a solidarity protest for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The protesting students blocked the Benin-Lagos expressway in the school axis, resulting in outcoming and incoming vehicles getting stuck in gridlock. The UNIBEN students commenced the two-day solidarity protest on Wednesday, insisting that they are determined to continue with the action until the Federal Government fulfills the 2019 agreement they had with ASUU. They are also calling for a robust reworking,…

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I’m Surprised ASUU Has Gone On Strike – Malam Adamu, Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said that he is surprised by the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on a one-month strike. He said this on Wednesday while fielding questions from State House reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The minister, who cleared the government of any fault over failure to reach a truce after several negotiations between ASUU and the Federal Government, said the decision of the…

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ASUU Strike: UTAS Doesn’t Have Hardware Backing – Ngige

THE Federal Government has said that for the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, to be used as an alternative platform to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, there must be a hardware backing the system. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had opposed the introduction of IPPIS as the payment platform, claiming that it did not take care of their peculiarities and had came up with UTAS. But the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that even if the UTAS passed the…

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ASUU Resumes Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, on Wednesday resumed indefinite strike to press home its demands. The union had embarked on a strike in 2018 but suspended it when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date, and the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning. Dr Samuel Shikaa, the branch Chairman, and Dr Atando Agbu, the Secretary, in a statement shortly after the Executive Council Meeting with national officials in…

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Could This Be The Reason ASUU Strike was suspended?

The Federal government and ASUU reached some sorts of agreement yesterday after which the lingered strike was suspended. The news brought mixed feelings to the students. While some heaved a tumultuous sigh of relief, some of us were rather cynical about the whole stuff. Now, let’s analyse the scenario…. Let’s play around it a little. ASUU suddenly suspended the lingered strike just few days to the general elections. Could it be that the tears of the students languishing at home have melted their adamant and fastidious hearts? “akụkọ ikoja”. Mind…

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BREAKING: ASUU Suspends Nationwide Strike After Three Months

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Nigerian government have reached an agreement towards ending the four-month-old industrial action of university teachers. The consensus was reached after a meeting in Abuja on Thursday. Present at the meeting were representatives of ASUU, Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, and other government officials. Students had also besieged the Abuja venue of the meeting and threatened to embark  on a protest if the issues were not resolved. At the end of the meeting on Thursday, an agreement was reached and…

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ASUU Strike : DSS detains ASUU chairman

The Department of State Services (DSS) has detained the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapters of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) and Bauchi State University, Gadau, Dr Adamu Babayo. The Vice Chairman of the association, Dr Ibrahim Maina, condemned the action at a joint press conference on Sunday in Bauchi. Maina alleged that Babayo was detained by the DSS operatives on Sunday, when he was invited to the department’s headquarters in Bauchi. He said: “the ASUU Chairman, Adamu Babayo was invited through a Short Service Message…

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