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ASUU calls implementation of 2009 agreements with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed optimism that the Federal Government would be committed to implementing decisions of a new negotiation team on the 2009 agreements. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, raised the hope during interview with the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in …

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ASUU advises Jamb Registrar to resign

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has been advised to resign from his position, by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan because of the difficulty candidates experience during the ongoing JAMB registration. The Chairman of the union, Dr Deji Omole, on …

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ASUU, ASUP calls off strike in Nasarawa

The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions in Nasarawa State has suspended its two weeks indefinite strike. The state’s Chairman of the union, Mr Ariks Bashayi, announced the suspension on Wednesday in Lafia, shortly after the union’s emergency meeting. According to him, the suspension of the strike is due to the …

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Babalakin Heads FG-ASUU Mediation Team

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 16-man committee, headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin, to renegotiate the 2009 Federal Government agreement with the staff unions in the Federal Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director of Press, Mrs Ihuoma Chinenye of the …

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ASUU Advises Nigerians To Rise Above Partisanship

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says Nigerians should rise in 2017 beyond party affiliation, religious sentiments and ethnic bias. The country should pursue the good of all and eradicate poverty and suffering because these menace do not know political parties, religion or ethnicity. “May the New year brings …

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ASUU Uncovers N2bn Fraud At UNILORIN

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging more than N2 billion fraud against the management of the University of Ilorin(UNILORIN). The petition was jointly signed by the Ibadan Zone Chairmen of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo, and the University of Ibadan …

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I Am First To Live Up To 70 Years In My Family – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said yesterday that no member of his family ever reached the age of 70. He spoke in Yola at an event to mark his 70th birthday by students of American University of Nigeria Academy and Primary schools. “It is a milestone in my life because …

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Soyinka’s Green Card Threat Dominates Google Search

    Prof. Wole Soyinka’s widely reported threat to tear his Green card if Donald Trump wins U.S. Presidential elections, trended on Google search this week with mixed reactions from internet trolls. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made the disclosure in a …

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ASUU To Begin Warning Strike On October 2

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Monday that it would commence a warning strike on Oct. 2. A statement signed by Mr Ben Ugheoke, the Chairman, University of Abuja chapter of ASUU, stated that the Federal Government had failed to embark on meaningful dialogue with the union. …

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ASUU Decries Reduction Of Budgetary Allocation To Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the reduction of the Federal Government’s allocation to the education sector from 11 per cent in 2015 to 8 per cent in 2016. The ASUU Sokoto Zonal Coordinator, Dr Lawal Argungu, made this known at a Press Conference in Sokoto on …

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ASUU To Embark On Nationwide Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union. Dr. Theophilus Lagi, the Zonal Coordinator, Abuja Zone of the union, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday . …

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ASUU Rejects s*xual Harassment Bill

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected the ongoing s*xual Harassment Offences Bill, in the Senate, saying the bill was targeted at lecturers. According to the union, the bill is vindictive and it undermines university autonomy. ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, while speaking yesterday, in Abuja, at a public …

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Strike: University Of Abuja Threatens To Apply No Work, No Pay Rule

The management of University of Abuja (UniAbuja) will no longer condone workers staying away from work in the name of strike. It has therefore announced that it may enforce the “no work no pay” directive on unions that joined Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) strike over recent increase in fuel price. …

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ASUU Commences Sit-at-home Protest In Bayelsa Over Unpaid Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) has commenced a sit-at-home protest following the inability of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration to pay lecturers of the university five-month salary arrears. The ASUU Chairman in NDU, Stanley Ogoun, confirmed the development and said …

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ASUU Protests Cut In Allocation To Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja Zone, has expressed displeasure over cut in allocation for personnel expenditure to Federal Universities by the Federal Government. “With deeply worrisome concerns, ASUU-Abuja Zone wishes to bring to the notice of the general public the unilateral drastic cut by the Federal Government …

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ASUU President Blames Fuel Scarcity On Saboteurs

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the persistence fuel scarcity faced by Nigerians is part of the ongoing sabotage in the political system, the national president of the union, Dr Nasir Fagge, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos after paying a courtesy visit to Prof. …

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ASUU Urges FG To Probe JAMB Over Alleged Sale Of Scratch Cards

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over the alleged N1 billion that will be generated from sale of scratch cards to candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions across the country. …

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LASU To Reopen On Monday

The Governing Council and management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has ordered the resumption of academic and administrative activities on Monday, May 18. According to a statement posted on the University’s website, the management urged all staff and students to go about their normal activities in an atmosphere of …

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54% Of Nigerians Are Illiterates – Former ASUU President

Fifty four percent of Nigerians are illiterates, Prof. Oladipo Fashina, a former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said on Monday. Speaking at the opening of the National Education Summit with theme “Toward a System of Education for Liberation in Nigeria,” held in Abuja, Fashina noted that …

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ASUU, Others To Hold Education Summit To Address System Rot

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will collaborate with other bodies to organise a National Education Summit in Abuja, to discuss how the dysfunctional Nigerian educational system can be reconstructed. Former President of the union, Dr Dipo Fashina, who is also the Chairman, Local Organising Committee of the summit …

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