Table of Contents
- 1 ASUU Latest News On Resumption
- 1.0.1 ASUU Strike: We’ll No Longer Sign What We Can’t Implement – President, Buhari To ASUU
- 1.0.2 Appeal Court to rule in ASUU’S request against Industrial Court Order
- 1.0.3 Appeal court challenges FG, ASUU to resolve strike dispute out of justice system
- 1.0.4 ASUU strike: Confusion, uncertainty as FG issues license to CONUA, NAMDA
- 1.0.5 ASUU strike: Buhari Govt killed Education, We’ll Bury It – NANS
- 1.0.6 Strike: FG reveals what will happen to ASUU
- 1.0.7 ASUU: Return to classroom – Buhari begs University lecturers
- 1.1 Strike: FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS
- 1.2 Strike Can Be resolved In Two Days – ASUU
- 1.2.1 Benue State University Announces Reopening Amidst ASUU Strike
- 1.2.2 ASUU Strike: NSUK Set To Resume Academic Activities
- 1.2.3 ASUU Strike: FG Circular Stops Reopening Of Universities
- 1.2.4 ASUU Strike: NSUK Management Announces Reopening Of State University
- 1.2.5 ASUU strike: Student Drags Lecturers, Nigerian Govt, 36 States, National Assembly To Court
- 1.2.6 ASUU Strike: Minister Of Labour, DG Budget Office, AGF, SGF, Others To Appear Before Reps
- 1.2.7 ASUU Reacts To Court Order To Suspend Strike
- 1.2.8 ASUU Strike: Union Will Respond – UNILAG Reacts To Court Order
- 1.2.9 Call Off The Strike – Court Orders ASUU
- 1.2.10 Strike: No Going Back On Protest – NANS Dares Kaduna Govt
- 1.2.11 ASUU Strike: Lecturers Reach Agreement With Reps, Await Buhari’s Approval
- 1.2.12 ASUU Strike: El-Rufai Warns Students Against Plans To Block Kaduna-Abuja Road
- 1.2.13 We’re Still Very Much Part Of ASUU Strike – IMSU
- 1.2.14 Resolve lingering strike – Sanusi tells FG, ASUU
- 1.2.15 FG debunks taking ASUU to court, Suggest fresh negotiation
- 1.2.16 FG-ASUU Meet At National Industrial Court Today
- 1.2.17 NANS to protest at airports from September 19
- 1.2.18 ASUU: NANS Reveals Plans Of Total Shutdown Of All Airports Across The Country
- 1.2.19 ASUU Strike: We are willing to call off ASUU strike – ASUU President
- 1.2.20 FG Set To Imploy 23.5%, 35% Salary Increment To Lecturers And Professor
- 1.2.21 Adamu Adamu Speaks On Issues Behind Why ASUU Strike Is Yet To Be Called Off
- 1.2.22 ASUU Strike: Vice Chancellors Releases Names Of Negotiation Team
- 1.2.23 Strike: Our Demands Are Still Yet To Be Met – ASUU
- 1.3 ASUU-FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock, Strike To Continue
- 1.4 Strike: No Lecturer Has Been Paid Since February – ASUU President, Prof Osodeke
- 1.5 BREAKING: ASUU Extends Strike By Four Weeks
- 1.6 Protest: Honour Your Agreement With ASUU – Governor Ortom Tells FG
- 1.7 FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class – ASUU Insists
- 1.8 Peter Obi Backs ASUU, Buhari Should Take Over The Negotiation Not Minister
- 1.9 Otedola Endorsed Tinubu Because ASUU Strike Can’t Affect DJ Cuppy – Yusuf
- 1.10 ASUU Disagrees With Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Denies Receiving Invitation For A Meeting
- 1.11 ASUU To Call Off Strike Next Week – Education Minister
- 1.12 ASUU Strike Update: Negotiation Committee Waiting For FG To Suspend Strike
- 1.13 ASUU Gives Positive Update, Says Talks With FG Progressing Smoothly
- 1.14 ASUU Issue Not As Simple As It Seems – Lai Mohammed
- 1.15 FG Continues Talks With ASUU As Strike Enters Fourth Month
- 1.16 University Students Lament As ASUU Strike Continues
- 1.17 JAMB Tackles ASUU President Over Unfair Comment
- 1.18 ASUU Strike Update: FG-ASUU Meeting Holds Today
- 1.19 ASUU Strike Update: FG Team Fails To Meet Deadline To Resolve Issue
- 1.20 Strike: ASUU Reveals that UTAS is Undergoing Fresh Test
- 1.21 It ‘ll Take Nigerian Professor 100yrs To Buy APC, PDP Presidential Form – ASUU
- 1.22 ASUU Disassociates Itself From An Intervention Fund, Rejects N50m Donation
- 2 ASUU Strike News Update Today
- 3 When Will ASUU Call Off Strike
- 4 ASUU Latest News Today
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ASUU Latest News On Resumption
ASUU Strike: We’ll No Longer Sign What We Can’t Implement – President, Buhari To ASUU
President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will not sign agreement it cannot keep with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Newstrend reports that this is as he expressed dismay over the continued strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The President said the government expects the staff of the universities to have a better understanding of issues in the country.
He said the government has made available over N450 billion in the budget to meet the demands in the lecturers.
He said it was becoming obvious that the government can no longer fund the education alone, adding that it was imperative to work out framework to fund the budget.
He said the government will no longer sign any agreement that it cannot implement.
Appeal Court to rule in ASUU’S request against Industrial Court Order
The court of Appeal will on Friday, October 7, deliver a ruling in an application by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, seeking permission to appeal against the industrial court order.
The industrial court had on September 21, granted interlocutory order in favour of the federal government, ordering the university lecturers to resume work pending the resolution of their dispute with the government.
Dissatisfied with the lower court’s order, ASUU through its counsel Mr Femi Falana SAN, filed an application at the Court of Appeal, Abuja seeking the leave of court to file an appeal against the industrial court order.
Falana claimed that it is the right of his client to file an appeal against the interlocutory injunction because it is against them.
Falana cited several authorities to the effect that ASUU must first seek and obtain leave of the court of appeal before filing a notice of appeal so as to ensure it validity.
The senior lawyer informed the three-man panel of the court headed by Justice Hamma Barka to reject government opposition against the application, adding that it will amount to a dangerous decision for his client to be denied the right of appeal.
Earlier, Falana had requested that the stay of execution of the ruling of the industrial court, contained in the application, be discontinued.
However, in vehement opposition to ASUU’s application, the Federal Government prayed the court to dismiss the entire application on grounds of incompetence and jurisdiction.
The Federal Government’s lawyer, Mr James Igwe SAN drew the attention of the court to the fact that the Industrial Court order made on September 21, has not been obeyed by the lecturers to date.
He also opposed the decision of ASUU to jettison the stay of execution of the Industrial Court order adding that both parties have already joined issues.
The senior lawyer argued that ASUU, having been in contempt of court, cannot come before the Court of Appeal with unclean hands to ask for a favour or attention of the court.
Appeal court challenges FG, ASUU to resolve strike dispute out of justice system
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday challenged the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to resolve their dispute amicably out of court.
The Appellate Court suggested twenty-four hours for the two parties to have a rethink, sit down and come out with a resolution that would make Nigerians happy.
Justice Georgewill Biobele Abraham threw the challenge when the Federal Government and ASUU appeared for a hearing in the appeal instituted by ASUU against the judgment of the National Industrial Court.
Specifically, Justice Georgewill tasked counsel to the Federal Government, Mr James Igwe SAN and that of ASUU, Mr Femi Falana SAN to first sit down as lawyers, take a patriotic position and convey the position to their clients.
ASUU strike: Confusion, uncertainty as FG issues license to CONUA, NAMDA
Hope of the quick resolution of the labour dispute between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, deemed on Tuesday as the former went ahead to register parallel unions in the academic community.
It is, however, uncertain how the government’s action could lead to the re-opening of the public universities.
The move, which is seen as an effort to break the ranks of ASUU, came after a National Industrial Court had also earlier ordered ASUU to return to work, a judgement ASUU has appealed.
The FG had last week issued a circular directing Vice Chancellors to re-open the universities. However, it was understood that following interventions from stakeholders, including the leadership of the House of Representatives, the order was withdrawn.
The crisis appears to have now reached a climax with the registration of the two new bodies.
The unions are the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics, NAMDA, and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, CONUA.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, stated that the two unions will function alongside ASUU.
ASUU strike: Buhari Govt killed Education, We’ll Bury It – NANS
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South-West Zone, has accused President Mohammed Buhari of burying public education in the country, saying that it is ready to conduct its funeral.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by NANS Coordinator and Spokesperson, Adegboye Olatunji and Awoyinfa Opeoluwa, respectively, on Monday.
The student body said they would be hitting the streets again in the coming days.
Part of the statement read: “It behooves us to call the attention of the general public and the international community on the brazen insult meted on the Nigerian students by the irresponsible administration of Buhari.
Strike: FG reveals what will happen to ASUU
As the industrial strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, enters its eightieth month, the Federal Government has warned the union to cease from acting in defiance of the interlocutory injunction given by the National Industrial Court (NICN), which restrained the union from further action.
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, gave the warning in a statement signed over the weekend by the ministry’s Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun.
However, Ngige said that ASUU should stop taking laws into its hands by directing its members to continue with the 8-month old strike.
He said a new directive by the union, exhorting its members to continue with the industrial action was lawless, and that the government frowns at it
He also warned that the union risks consequences of contempt of court order.
ASUU: Return to classroom – Buhari begs University lecturers
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his call for the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom.
The president made the call during his address to the nation to mark the 62nd Independence Day anniversary on Saturday.
He promised that his administration will continue to address the demands of the lecturers within the limits of the “scarce resources”.
He said ” I’m using this independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available.
Strike: FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS
The federal government has begged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) with the promise of improving the payment platform to fit the needs of the lecturers.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Sylvia Okolieaboh, made the plea on Thursday during the meeting between the union and the federal government at the House of Representatives.
Recall that the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had last week called for an extended meeting of all stakeholders in the education sector to resolve the over seven months strike.
The Accountant General said the government will accommodate the union on the issue of salaries in a bid to end the strike.
He insisted that the government is concerned over the ripple effect of allowing ASUU to have a separate payment platform from others.
“If there are peculiarities in the university salaries system, what we need to do is to sit down with ASUU and identify them and address them in IPPIS. We are willing to accept.”
This is the third meeting brokered by the House of Representatives, like many others, the meeting did not yield any agreement.
Strike Can Be resolved In Two Days – ASUU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says the Federal Government has the capacity to resolve the lingering issues within just two days.
ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, who spoke while featuring on Arise TV programme, asserted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not interested in meeting the demands of the union.
He slammed the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige for dragging the union to the National Industrial Court, NIC, while President Buhari and other government officials are interacting with the union to resolve the eighth-month strike.
He said, “All Nigerians can see that the government is not interested in resolving the issues. Like I have said, these issues can be resolved in just one or two days.
“But they are playing with everything. Why will a minister of labour be going to court when the pro-chancellors are having interaction with the president who promised to get back.
Benue State University Announces Reopening Amidst ASUU Strike
Benue state university Makurdi, (BSUM) management has announced the immediate reopening of its institution
Newstrend reports that BSU and other government-owned universities were shut down on February 14 following an industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Efforts by the Federal Government to resolve the lingering issues with the university lecturers had proved abortive as the union insisted that their demands must be met before ending the 8-month-old strike.
However, a statement on Tuesday signed by the BSU registrar, Mrs Mfaga Modom, directed all staff of the school to resume with immediate effect.
According to the statement, “On the directive of the Vice-Chancellor, I write to inform all staff, members of the university community and the general public that the university will reopen with effect from Wednesday 28, September 2022”.
ASUU Strike: NSUK Set To Resume Academic Activities
Heralding the reopening of the University, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has met with Deans of Faculty, Head of Departments, Directors of Academic Units and Student Union Leaders.
Newstrend gathered that the meeting which took place in the Senate Chamber of the University on Monday 26th September 2022 was to brief the members on the state of preparedness for the resumption of academic activities at the University.
ASUU Strike: FG Circular Stops Reopening Of Universities
The Federal Government has made a U-turn on its directive to vice chancellors, asking them to reopen universities, which had been shut due to the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Newstrend reports that an earlier circular dated September 23, 2022, had directed vice chancellors to reopen varsities.
ASUU Strike: NSUK Management Announces Reopening Of State University
The Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) has announced that it had pulled out of the over seven-month-old strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Newstrend reports that this was contained in a statement issued by its Registrar, Bala I. Ahmed, “after successful dialogue”.
ASUU strike: Student Drags Lecturers, Nigerian Govt, 36 States, National Assembly To Court
A university student, Soohemba Aker, has prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja, for an order suspending the activities of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) until ASUU strike is resolved
The final year Law student of Benue State University, also sought same order suspending the operation of Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC),
The respondents include the Federal Government, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senate President, House of Representatives Speaker, Attorney-General of Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice.
ASUU Strike: Minister Of Labour, DG Budget Office, AGF, SGF, Others To Appear Before Reps
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has invited the Minister of Labour and productivity Chris Ngige, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Civil service of the Federation, Accountant General of the Federation, Director General, Salaries, Income And Wages Commission, Director General Budget Office, among others to appear before the lawmakers next week Thursday.
The Speaker disclosed this on Thursday at the resumed fact finding meeting on strike embarked upon by ASUU.
ASUU Reacts To Court Order To Suspend Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has broken its silence after the National Industrial Court ordered it to call off its ongoing strike and go back to work.
Newstrend reports that reacting after the ruling on Wednesday, the National President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said the leadership of the union will soon meet to deliberate on the order and take action.
ASUU Strike: Union Will Respond – UNILAG Reacts To Court Order
Following the industrial court order asking striking lecturers of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), back to work, UNILAG Chapter has responded to the court given on Wednesday.
Newstrend reports that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike for seven months now.
The court ruling came after the Federal Government, in a suit, had filed for an application for an order compelling ASUU to call off its strike.
Call Off The Strike – Court Orders ASUU
The National Industrial Court has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to call off the ongoing strike.
Newstrend reports that the industrial action has lasted for seven months.
The Court invoked section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act and national interest of the Nigerian students to grant the request of the Federal Government for an order of injunction against the lecturers.
Strike: No Going Back On Protest – NANS Dares Kaduna Govt
Following a prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Kaduna, has called on students of respective schools to assemble on the 21st September, 2022, for the total shut down of the Kaduna-Abuja road.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the students’ task force Chairman, Comrade Dominic Philip said the protest would begin from Kaduna expressway and end at Gonin Gora by Federal Cooperative College, Kaduna.
Following this, he invited all National Excos, Zonal Excos in Kaduna, JCC Executives, SUG’s/ SRC Executives, parents, good-spirited countrymen and women.
ASUU Strike: Lecturers Reach Agreement With Reps, Await Buhari’s Approval
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached a new agreement with the federal government.
The leadership of the House of Representatives on Tuesday brokered the new agreement after four hours of meeting at the National Assembly in Abuja.
However, the agreement is subject to the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently at the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the UN.
The President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke led the Union to the meeting, while the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Opiah represented the federal government.
ASUU Strike: El-Rufai Warns Students Against Plans To Block Kaduna-Abuja Road
The Kaduna State Government, on Tuesday, warned groups, individuals or associations against plans to block the Kaduna-Abuja road.
There are unconfirmed reports that the Nigerian university students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), may extend their protest to Kaduna, through some of their representatives, by blocking Kaduna-Abuja road over failure of the government to resolve lingering ASUU strike.
However, the Kaduna State Government described such move or plan as unacceptable and, therefore, warned residents of the state to desist from such move.
We’re Still Very Much Part Of ASUU Strike – IMSU
The Imo State University (IMSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that it stands with the national body in the ongoing national struggle for the collective welfare and survival of public university education in Nigeria.
ASUU-IMSU said it has not pulled out of the ongoing strike.
Newstrend Recall that Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, on Monday pulled out of the ongoing strike embarked upon by the ASUU.
The university, through the Public Relations Officer, Ralph Njokuobi, confirmed the development and directed staff and students to resume classes on Tuesday.
Reacting to the development, the Chairperson, ASUU-IMSU, Odinakachukwu Ejiogu said “it’s with utmost responsibility that we write to observe that the management of Imo State University has announced her decision to open the University for academic activities in disregard of the ongoing national strike by ASUU.
“ASUU-IMSU wishes to state that she stands with the national body in the ongoing national struggle for our collective welfare and the survival of public university education in Nigeria and has not pulled out of the ongoing strike. Not even when we have numerous unsettled welfare issues in IMSU.
“We have summoned an emergency exco meeting for 20th September, 2022, to evaluate the entire situation and inform the relevant stakeholders accordingly.
“Furthermore, an emergency congress has been scheduled to hold on 22nd September, 2022 by noon at the ETF 2 building close to the Access Bank ATM.
“All members of ASUU-IMSU should note that attending senate meetings during strike is equivalent to breaking strike and those who violate this rule should be sanctioned accordingly.”
Resolve lingering strike – Sanusi tells FG, ASUU
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the lingering crisis between them.
Sanusi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York on the sidelines of a three-day Transforming Education Summit.
Sanusi said ASUU strike could be addressed through dialogue, noting that the union needed to know that the longer it stayed out of school, it was the students who would suffer for it.
“Government needs to recognize that teachers are human beings; we are in a country with high level of inflation and salary don’t take teachers anywhere and teaching is a profession that needs to be valued from lowest to highest.
“Our education employees are staff of health establishment too, what we don’t know is that we have lost so many academics, many people who go abroad to do PhD don’t come back.
FG debunks taking ASUU to court, Suggest fresh negotiation
“The Federal Government did not take the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to court over its prolonged strike” – Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has clarified.
Newstrend reports that in the same breath, Ngige claimed he would have failed in his duties if he did not refer the matter to the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) after seven months of protracted discussions and negotiations with the union.
He recalled that ASUU was at the stage of Collective Bargain Agreement negotiation with its employers , the Federal Ministry of Education, when it embarked on the industrial action.
The minister regretted that the union’s leadership “does not even understand the import of CBA negotiation because they lacked the nutrients of labour unionism.”
His words: “We have to counsel our brothers on negotiation. No negotiation is forced. You cannot say it is either you give me 200 per cent or I will continue my strike. There are laws guiding strike. There are ILO principles on right to strike. Nobody can take it away.
FG-ASUU Meet At National Industrial Court Today
The court in addition stated that the application for interlocutory injunction will be taken first on Sept. 19 by 11am.
NANS to protest at airports from September 19
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to shut down all international airports starting from September 19, over the lingering strike BY the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NANS expressed its displeasure over the federal government failure to meet the demand of ASUU and students association, claiming that its four-day protest on highways and expressways was a success.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the chairman NANS national task force on “End ASUU Strike Now”, Ojo Raymond Olumide, said members of the association will disrupt international travels starting from September 19, until the government experience the suffering that students had gone through over the last seven months.
ASUU: NANS Reveals Plans Of Total Shutdown Of All Airports Across The Country
Following a seven-month standoff between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has made known its intentions to halt operations at all international airports in the country
Newstrend reports that the national body of NANS met over the weekend in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, and condemned the way the Federal Government was treating the lecturers who were on strike as well as education in general.
ASUU Strike: We are willing to call off ASUU strike – ASUU President
Following the ASUU Strike Update, The ASUU President has revealed that the ASUU is ready to call off strike.
The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has said that the union is willing to end its seven-month old strike.
Osodeke, however, said this could only be achieved if concrete agreements were reached with the Federal Government.
Osodeke gave the assurance in Abuja on Thursday at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education tagged: ‘ The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency.’
FG Set To Imploy 23.5%, 35% Salary Increment To Lecturers And Professor
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has disclosed that the Federal is set to consider salary increment to the striking lecturers and professors 23.5% and 35% respectively.
The minister also noted that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) warned against signing agreements which the government will not be able to meet.
Adamu Adamu Speaks On Issues Behind Why ASUU Strike Is Yet To Be Called Off
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has open to the public one of the major reason behind why the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are yet to call off their industrial strike.
Adamu disclosed this to reporters on Tuesday at a meeting with Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja.
ASUU Strike: Vice Chancellors Releases Names Of Negotiation Team
Indications seems to have it that the negotiation between the members of ASUU Members and federal government is set to resume as members of the union roll out members of the negotiation team.
Newstrend reports that this comes after the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) set up a team to negotiate with the federal government to end the ongoing strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Strike: Our Demands Are Still Yet To Be Met – ASUU
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made it known to the public that their demands with the Federal Government are still very much to be met.
Newstrend reports that this is coming after FG claimed it had met 80% of demands made by ASUU.
The ASUU Chairman, University of Ibadan, Prof. Akinwole Ayoola, said on Monday that the Federal Government’s claims were lies.
ASUU-FG Meeting Ends In Deadlock, Strike To Continue
Tuesday’s meeting between the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government has again ended without an agreement.
This means the six-month old strike by public university lecturers is set to continue.
Newstrend reports that the striking lecturers had met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee on Tuesday at the National University Commission in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.
Strike: No Lecturer Has Been Paid Since February – ASUU President, Prof Osodeke
President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Emmanuel Osodeke has disclosed that since the ongoing strike which started in February, the government has held the salaries of lecturers.
He disclosed this while speaking on Channels TV this morning August 2. He accused the Federal Government of using hunger as a tool to force the striking lecturers into returning to their classrooms.
According to him, the Federal Government thinks that depriving the lecturers of their salaries will force the university teachers to collapse and end the strike.
“Our salaries have been held, this is the sixth month or salaries have been held. They thought that if they hold our salaries for two or three months we will come begging and say ‘pls allow us to go back to work. But we as a union of intellectuals, we have grown beyond that. You can’t use the force of hunger to pull our members back which is exactly what the government is doing.”
ASUU on February 14 embarked on strike to press home its demands for a better welfare package, revamping of the nation’s education sector among others, a situation that has forced many Nigerian students to be at home.
Worried by the lingering industrial dispute, President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 19 directed the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to proffer a solution to the challenge and report back to him in two weeks.
The presidential ultimatum will elapse today and ASUU remains adamant until its demands are met. The union had on Monday August 1, announced a 4-weeks extension of its strike.
BREAKING: ASUU Extends Strike By Four Weeks
Newstrend reports that ASUU announce it has extended its strike by another four weeks to give the Federal Government more time to meet its demands.
The union took the decision at the end of its National Executive Council meeting at its national secretariat in Abuja on Sunday.
In a statement by its President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, the union said: “Following extensive deliberations and taking cognizance of Government’s past failures to abide by its own timelines in addressing issues raised in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum of Action (MOA), NEC resolved that the strike be rolled over for four weeks to give Government more time to satisfactorily resolve all the outstanding issues.
“The role-over strike action is with effect from 12.01a.m. on Monday, 1st August, 2022.”
Protest: Honour Your Agreement With ASUU – Governor Ortom Tells FG
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom spoke on Tuesday during a protest organized by Nigeria Labour Congress in solidarity with ASUU.
Ortom who spoke through the secretary to the state government, Prof. Tony Ijohor (SAN), while receiving the protesting workers in solidarity with ASSU, challenged the federal government to borrow a leave from Benue state which is paying the state ASUU members their salary despite the sympathy strike.
“I wish to commend the NLC for embarking on the solidarity protest. For over five months, our children have been home and since the federal government is not doing anything about it, Benue State Government is fully in support of your action and we will communicate to Federal Government.
FG Must Implement First Before We Return To Class – ASUU Insists
Newstrend reports that ASUU said the Federal government is not sincere in the management of the crisis that has lasted for five months.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, also stated that ASUU is right in its resilience to save the education sector.
Chairman of ASUU, University of Calabar Chapter, John Edoh said” it was inexplicable that the entire tertiary education system was shut down from Feb. 14 till today July 26 and the government has done nothing.”
John Edo who stated this in Calabar at the NLC solidarity protest said ASUU has several agreements and memoranda with the government which has not been implemented.
Edoh said, “This time is a time of implementation, the Federal Government must implement first before we return to the classrooms.”
Edo who also spoke on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, said, “IPPIS was not congenial with university modus-operandi.
“ASUU developed the University Transparency and Accountability Solution UTAS which was tested and it passed for the Federal Government to pay the emoluments of University staff but the government has refused to use it.
“We are not imposing on the government how to be paid, it is a collective bargaining process, we are saying that IPPIS lacks the ability to capture the peculiarity of the university system.
Peter Obi Backs ASUU, Buhari Should Take Over The Negotiation Not Minister
Newstrend reports that reports that the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, said President Buhari must take personal charge in the management of issues in the country to ensure things go well in the remaining ten months he has to leave office.
The Labour Party presidential candidate, who has massive followership of youths and professionals in his presidential ambition faulted the idea by president Buhari to delegate the negotiation with ASUU to ministers who have been at the table with the university lecturers without any solution to the five months strike.
“What we have on our hands is a situation that requires presidential intervention. The minister that has been given an ultimatum has not just been appointed to oversee the education sector. It is not that he has just been drafted to do the job.
“This is a job that has not been done to deliver on an outcome that is desirable, so, giving an ultimatum to your minister is like saying, continue to talk as they’ve been doing,” peter Obi said.
Peter obi also said it was worrisome that the demands of ASUU are made to look like difficult desires, stating that it was wrong that Councilors and local government chairmen are earning more than professors who build the capacity required to move an economy and country.
ASUU Strike: Two Weeks Is Too Long To End Strike, Just Sign- ASUU To Buhari
Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has replied Buhari on the two weeks given to Education Minister Adamu Adamu to end the strike that has lasted six months, stating that what the President should do is sign the agreement with ASUU.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, made the statement on Tuesday in reaction to President Buhari’s directive on Tuesday to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to within two weeks make sure that university lecturers return to school.
Also, Senator Shehu Sani has faulted the directive of President Buhari to ASUU, stating that Buhari’s directive should have been given to the Finance Minister to pay the university lecturers’ body the money it is demanding.
ASUU Declares Continuation of Strike, Disowns Breakaway Faction
Hopes of undergraduates returning to the classroom anytime soon have again been dashed as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ruled out any possibility of suspending its six months old strike.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, accused the Ministry of Labour and Employment, chaired by Chris Ngige as “Conciliator” for continuously creating more chaos in the resolution process.
ASUU had on February 14 embarked on a strike to press home its demand, including the government’s investment in the nation’s university infrastructure, and payment of members’ salaries through the recommended University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), among several others.
At the end of the 30 days, the federal government failed to arrest the situation, which gave ASUU the impetus to roll-over the strike on March 14. More recently, the union declared another 12 weeks’ strike, thereby keeping the students perpetually at home.
Otedola Endorsed Tinubu Because ASUU Strike Can’t Affect DJ Cuppy – Yusuf
Newstrend reports that since Femi Otedola endorsed Bola Ahmed Tinubu, most netizens who have been singing his praises are alleging the billionaire benefits from Nigeria that has not been working.
A tweep, FS Yusuf, @FS_Yusuf_, stated, “DJ Cuppy is in Oxford University, you are in Yaba Tech. ASUU strike can never affect her but ASUU strike can halt your destiny. Otedola has the right to endorse a candidate and u have the right to reject it. Think twice. Suffer no be life.”
ASUU Disagrees With Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Denies Receiving Invitation For A Meeting
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has maintained that they have not received any official invitation from the Federal Government for the earlier announced meeting with the government team aimed at resolving the areas of disagreements and calling off the strike.
ASUU To Call Off Strike Next Week – Education Minister
Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu, has stated that the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will be called off within the next one week.
ASUU Strike Update: Negotiation Committee Waiting For FG To Suspend Strike
Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions have both said they have yet to receive any message after discussing the 2009 agreements with the Federal Government renegotiation committee.
ASUU Gives Positive Update, Says Talks With FG Progressing Smoothly
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the renegotiation of the 2009 ASUU-Federal Government agreement which has been a major bone of contention in its dispute with the government is progressing smoothly and has reached an advanced stage.
The lecturers union said that the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), which the government has refused to accept, has been tested for the third time by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and would start testing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Informati on System (IPPIS) by next week.
This disclosure is part of the statement issued by the ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, and can be seen on the union’s website.
ASUU Issue Not As Simple As It Seems – Lai Mohammed
Federal Government has given indications that the lingering tussle between it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is complex.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that in spite of the complexities, a lot is being d one behind the scene to resolve the issues.
The minister argued that the Federal Government is concerned about the protracted issues with the lecturers and will continue to work to find an early resolution to the problem.
FG Continues Talks With ASUU As Strike Enters Fourth Month
Federal Government has continued its negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as the strike by the lecturers enters its fourth month.
A meeting between the striking lecturers and the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee, however, ended without a concrete agreement as members planned to reconvene within 24 hours to consider a draft agreement.
University Students Lament As ASUU Strike Continues
Some students of Nigerian public universities have expressed frustration over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU).
Some of the students in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Friday appealed to Federal Government to meet at least 50 per cent of ASUU demands to end the strike.
JAMB Tackles ASUU President Over Unfair Comment
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has knocked the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, over a statement credited to the latter on the issue of admission into higher education institutions in the country.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB, in a statement, said contrary to the erroneous belief of the ASUU President, the JAMB does not conduct admission for institutions but rather regulates the process.
ASUU Strike Update: FG-ASUU Meeting Holds Today
Federal Government will today meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) while the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions would have their meeting on Friday with the FG.
The meetings, Newstrend understands, are geared towards resolving the ongoing strike by the various unions.
ASUU Strike Update: FG Team Fails To Meet Deadline To Resolve Issue
Prof. Nimi Briggs-led committee set up the Federal Government to renegotiate the 2009 Agreement signed by the government with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and put an end to the ongoing industrial action by the union has failed to meet the three-month time frame given it by the FG to conclude its assignment.
The committee, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on March 7 this year, was given three months to conclude its assignment.
It was gathered that Adamu gave the committee the go-ahead to continue its negotiation with the union since there seemed to be some progress even though nothing concrete was agreed to within the time limit
Therefore, the committee is expected to continue the negotiation with the union later this week after the public holiday.
Strike: ASUU Reveals that UTAS is Undergoing Fresh Test
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) is undergoing another round of tests by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
The President of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke gave the update on a Human Right Radio in Abuja yesterday, clarifying several issues surrounding the ongoing strike and why the strike has lingered.
This is the third test being carried out on the UTAS accounting software by the government agency.
Osodeke said UTAS passed over 90 per cent in the first and second tests carried out on it, but that NITDA concluded that the payment platform failed some tests.
It ‘ll Take Nigerian Professor 100yrs To Buy APC, PDP Presidential Form – ASUU
ASUU Chairman at the University of Ibadan, Professor Ayoola Akinwole, who stated this in his June 12 statement said the high price of the presidential forms of the two major political parties is a strategy adopted by politicians to ensure looting continues in the country.
Professor Ayoola said no Nigerian professor can be able to purchase the presidential form of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, or the opposition Peoples Democratic party, PDP, without saving for 40 years to 100 years.
Professor Ayoola said it was time Nigerians and youth took over the affairs of the country from the corrupt politicians who have no plan for the country.
ASUU Disassociates Itself From An Intervention Fund, Rejects N50m Donation
ASUU has disassociated itself from an Intervention Fund while rejecting an N50m donation.
Newstrend reports that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the sum of N50 million that was donated as part of an intervention fund.
Ahmed Isah popularly called the “ordinary President ” of the berekete family radio station invited the union’s president, prof. Emmanuel Osodeke and his team on Saturday, June 11, to the radio program where the intervention fund idea was formally presented.
In his effort to make the union buy into the intervention fund idea, he disclosed that the Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel has donated N50 million to the course.
After presenting the money, ASUU’s president who wasn’t pleased with the development said the union shouldn’t be associated with such.
Angered by the union’s response, Ahmed fired back at ASUU and threatened to stop the intervention. Listeners who called in during the show described ASUU’s response as rude and insensitive.
This comes after the radio host had on June 1st, called on well-meaning Nigerians and presidential aspirants in the forthcoming general elections to contribute the same amount they had used in purchasing their nomination forms in view of settling ASUU’s demands and ending the strike.
Ahmed had also revealed that he has contributed N10 million of his personal money to the course.
ASUU Strike News Update Today
This page will provide ASUU Strike update on a regular basis. We hope to cover so many news and talking points about the ongoing ASUU strike. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has further declared another one month of strike since the outcome of the last meeting with the Federal Government did not end well.
We really do hope ASUU calls of this strike because Nigerian Students studying in Federal Universities are really not happy with it. They are always reading ASUU Strike News almost every day to know what is the fate of their academic pursuits.
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From credible news sources, ASUU is willing to suspend the strike as long as the Federal Government begins to fulfil their demands. However, ASUU news for today September 2022, has it that ASUU Strike has not yet been called off.
When Will ASUU Call Off Strike
Date when ASUU will call off strike is on October 2022. The current extension of the strike means that the next time they will enter meeting with FG will be next month.
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ASUU Latest News Today
In Latest news about ASUU Strike today the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decided to continue with the strike until the come to an agreement with the Federal Government.
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