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“we have not seen any payment or heard anything from fg, our ultimatum still stands, remaining 2 weeks to embark on strike” – asuu says

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday said it has not heard from the Federal Government following the meeting between the two parties last Thursday. The union added that it had not back down on the ultimatum it gave the Federal Government. URAMAH MEDIA had reported that ASUU had given the Federal Government an ultimatum following the failure of the government to fulfill some of the agreements it made with the union in 2020. The Federal Government had promised to pay the N30bn revitalisation fund to universities while also agreeing to release N22.1bn earned allowances to university workers. The National
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Asuu strike might not hold as FG, ASUU reach truce over proposed strike

There were indications on Thursday that the planned strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will no longer hold following the intervention of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila. At a meeting held at the Speaker’s office, it was resolved that the N30 billion revitalisation fund be released to the universities within the next one week while the N22.1 billion Earned Academic Allowances are to be paid also within the next one week. The meeting was attended by members of the National leadership of ASUU comprising mainly past Presidents of the union led by its President, Prof. Victor Emmanuel; Minister of
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We’ll ensure ASUU doesn’t embark on strike as we will be disbursing N22.72 billion to universities today – FG assures

The Federal Government has said it will begin the process of paying members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities their outstanding funds today. The Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, who said he had yet to be officially put on notice by ASUU, said the government would not allow the union to embark on the strike threatened by the university lecturers on Monday. Ngige made this known on Tuesday while appearing on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television monitored by our correspondent from Abuja. He said, “The strike will not happen. For one,
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ASUU strike: reps summon ASUU president, finance, education ministers for an emergency meeting over asuu strike

As a measure to prevent another round of industrial actions in varsities across Nigeria, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has summoned the Minister of Finance/Budget/National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and his Education counterpart, Adamu Adamu, after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatened to embark on strike in another three weeks. Gbajabiamila has also summoned the ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osedeke, to get him to speak on the challenges affecting his members across the country from performing effectively and why they have chosen strike as the preferred medium to get the apex government attention. The speaker on
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strike: “honour your agreement with ASUU” – Reps tell FG

To avert the impending industrial strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the House of Representatives, Tuesday, urged the federal government to honor its agreement with the body and pay lectures. To consolidate on the move, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila invited the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Education and the President of ASUU for an interface. The invitation came on the heels of a disclosure that the Federal Ministry of Finance had confirmed the availability of funds to implement the agreement, adding that the money was domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria,
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“We give FG 3-weeks to meet our demand or we go On indefinite Strike” – ASUU Threatens

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday has given the Federal Government an ultimatum of three weeks over failure to fulfill lingering demands. This is coming as the Senior Staff Association of Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities met today to deliberate next moves over the failure of the Federal Government to meet the union’s demands. The PUNCH reports that the Federal Government had signed a memorandum of understanding with the unions last year and had promised to fulfill demands ranging from payment of earned allowances, introduction of the UTAS platform for University workers, payment of revitalization
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“FG wanted every Undergraduate to pay 1M as school fees but we rejected it” ASUU president reveals

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has disclosed that the federal government had planned to increase the school fees of university students to N1 million but the union rejected the idea. He stated this while answering questions from participants at a one-day ‘state of the nation summit’ organized for ASUU members by the Bauchi zone of the Union. The summit with the theme: ‘Nigeria: The State of the Nation’ was held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. According to him, the federal government told the union during its last negotiations that
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ASUU gives FG 1st November as deadline, Buhari begs them to embrace peace

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appealed to the leadership and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other unions within and outside the university system to always give peace a chance and embrace dialogue in resolving all complaints they have with government. Speaking at the 36th convocation of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State on Saturday, Buhari said that the unions should realise that dialogue is always better than conflict. This followed an ultimatum issued by ASUU to the Federal Government on its demands which must be met by November 1. Represented by Professor Ignatius
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Ban all govt officials from sending their children to school abroad – aSUU tells National assembly

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the National Assembly to make laws that bans government officials from sending their children to school abroad. The president of the union, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, gave the charge in Abuja at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment and other representatives of the Federal Government. ASUU pointed out that the decay currently experienced in public universities is because the children of government officials are sent to study abroad, hence, making the officials act indifferently towards the many issues experienced in Nigerian public schools. The president of the Union
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We await FG call to tell us date for our meeting this week but we haven’t hard anything from them – Asuu Laments

The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the team from the Federal Government are to meet later this week to avert another round of strike by the university lecturers. The date for the meeting is to be communicated to the leadership of ASUU during the week by the government team which will include officials of the Education and Labour Ministries, the ministers and leaders of some relevant government agencies. The Chairman, Lagos Zone of ASUU, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, while speaking with our correspondent yesterday, said the meeting would hold this week, going by assurances from
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ASUU gives FG deadline, set meeting next to discuss wether to embark on strike or Not(read details)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday said its National Executive Council would meet next week to weigh its options on whether to embark on strike or not following the failure of the Federal Government to meet some of its demands.The union’s National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed this in an interview at Abuja. The Federal Government had, however, insisted that it was working hard on making sure that the association’s demands were met.But Osodeke said, “For now, there is nothing new from their (government’s) side. They have deliberately continued to do this in a bid to make us
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Strike: No Response from federal government, They are not bothered about us, Asuu says

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday said the ultimatum it issued in July did not elicit any response from the Federal Government. The National President of ASUU, Professor  Emmanuel Oshodeke, in an interview with one of our correspondents, stated that government had not implemented the agreement it reached with the union nor responded to the ultimatum. The union had on July 19 issued a fresh ultimatum to the Federal Government to pay the outstanding 10-month arrears of its members’ salaries or be prepared for another industrial action. The union gave government till August 31 to meet its demands
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Strike: ASUU set to close down four universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Akure Zone is set to close down four universities in the zone for breach of agreement. The leadership of the zone expressed preparedness to join another national strike if Government failed to pay members’ earned allowance, arrears of promotion and revitalize universities to a world class standard. The affected universities are; Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA); Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, (OAU); Ekiti state University, (EKSU) Ado-Ekiti and Federal University, Oye Ekiti, (FUOYE). The Zonal ASUU Coordinator, Prof Olu Olufayo, said in Ado Ekiti that government has been passive on the white paper
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ASUU: Only 2 out of our 8 demands have been met by the federal government

On Thursday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said only two of its eight demands have so far been met by the Federal Government in the last nine months.​ This statement was made known by the Ibadan zone of the Union after its meeting at the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso chaired by its Coordinator in LAUTECH, Prof. Oyebamiji Oyegoke.Others in attendance were: the Chairpersons from University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Akinwole; UNILORIN, Prof. Moyosore Ajao; LAUTECH, Dr Biodun Olaniran and KWASU, Dr Shehu Salau. Oyegoke said in the statement that strike was “a ticking bomb” and fear that
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apply for ASUU undergraduate scholarship 2021(see details of scholarship)

ASUU Scholarship Award – Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria is ushering out scholarship award to all interested and qualified students in any Nigeria tertiary institution across the Federation.  Interested and qualified candidates can apply for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) one hundred thousand Naira (100,000) scholarship award 2021 ASUU invites applicants to apply for the 2021 ASUU scholarship for students in accredited tertiary institutions nationwide. Scholarship Summary Host: ASUUCategory: Undergraduate Scholarships Eligible Country: NigeriaReward: 100,000 NairaDeadline: September 10, 2021 Scholarship Details The Academic Staff Union of Universities is a Nigerian union of university academic staff, founded in 1978.
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ASUU executives to hold an emergency meeting and take a final decision

The National executive committee (NEC) of the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU) are to convene once again to take a final decision on their proposed strike action as the federal government has refused to comply to their initial agreement. The Members of the Union have asked Nigerians to hold the Federal Government responsible for their next action on government’s failure to honour an agreement it signed with them.ASUU earlier spoke of a plan to hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) this week with its leaders and principal officials to decide its members’ next line of action. The union
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ASUU: We are not starting strike tomorrow

A member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), Dr Dele Ashiru has disclosed this in a chat with newsmen on Monday. He explained that ASUU has its procedures for any action to be taken. He further explained that ASUU is not a one man business therefore it can't just take the action. However, he admitted that ASUU gave the Federal Government the deadline of August 31st 2021 but if the demands are not met, there will be a meeting called for NEC and they will report back. It's in the meeting that the next decision will be taken. However, the
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ASUU: we are yet to get the 30 billion revitalization Fund promised by fG

UNIVERSITIES have yet to get the N30 billion revitalisation fund almost two weeks after the day the Federal Government promised that the fund would be disbursed. Recall that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had on August 2, 2021 said the government had paid the money as contained in the Memorandum of Action since January 2021. According to him, the money is, however, still lodged with the Central Bank of Nigeria, pending the conclusion of the audit report of the Implementation Committee on the use of previous funds disbursement to universities by the Ministry of Education and the
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ASUU advices FG to secure UNIJOS against killing of it’s staff and students

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has advised the Federal Government to secure the University of Jos against killing of its staff and students before the reopening of the school. The union said this in a statement on Sunday following a security breach in Jos and other parts of Plateau State, leading to the killing of some students, a development which forced the university’ management to shut the institution. The statement, which was signed by the UNIJOS ASUU chairman, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, said, “The responsibility to secure lives and property squarely rests on the shoulders of the government. This is
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Fg set to release N30bn to varsites from next week in order to prevent upcoming Asuu strike

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has said the Federal Government will release N30 billion as revitalisation fund to universities next week. The government explained the money, which was paid in January, is still with the Central Bank of Nigeria pending conclusion of the audit report of the Implementation Committee on the use of previous funds disbursement to universities by the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission, will hit the accounts of universities soon. The Minister added the monies will be paid to successful universities based on the evaluation report of the committee while those with
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