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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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Strike: We’re still consulting, says ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has said its members are still consulting on the next line of action as the ultimatum it gave the Federal Government to meet their demands expired in the early hours of Wednesday. The PUNCH had on Monday reported exclusively ASUU’s readiness to embark on another round of industrial action following what it called the failure of the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed with the union. The union gave the government till end of August (Tuesday) to reach out or it would activate the procedure of embarking on strike. The union’s President, Prof. Emmanuel
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Striking doctors’ salaries withheld, says NARD

The National President, National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi Striking resident doctors on Tuesday said the Federal Government had refused to pay their August salary in compliance with the no-work no-pay rule it recently invoked. The National President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed this development. The resident doctors had on August 2, 2021 embarked on strike. All efforts so far made by the government, including approaching the National Industrial Court, to ensure they resume work had not yielded any result with the striking doctors insisting that all their demands must be met. The
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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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NANS begs Asuu, Fg to come to agreement inorder to avert Upcoming strike

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has on Monday called on the Federal Government to and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to arrive at a common ground in the interest of students to avert industrial action. ASUU had been at loggerheads with the Federal Government of Nigeria over the non-implementation of the the Memorandum of Understanding which was signed with the Federal Government in December 2020. Asefon however, said another strike coming on the heels of last year’s paralysis of the country’s universities owing to industrial action would not augur well for education in the
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Fg meets Asuu tomorrow to iron out issues regarding Non-implementation of their December agreement

The federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will meet tomorrow (Monday) to iron out issues relating to the allegations raised by the lecturers regarding the non-implementation of their agreement with the government last December. The union had last week threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended since December 2020 over the federal government’s alleged failure to honour many of the agreements it signed with the lecturers. ASUU’s chairman at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Dr. Ibrahim Inuwa, made the threat, while speaking with select journalists at the union’s secretariat. He said
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Ondo state University (OAUSTECH) Begins indefinite strike

Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) Begins Indefinite Strike Labour union at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State have commenced an indefinite strike to press home its demands from the University management. The lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), made the discloaparbegi communique issued on on Friday evening. The Chairperson and Secretary of the Union, Dr. Dipo Akomolafe and Dr. Rotimi Olorunsola, who both signed the statement obtained by our source, said the body has resolved that the strike action is inevitable after all efforts to
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FG set to have meeting with ASUU to prevent another round of strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it will meet with the Federal Government on Friday to avert another round of strike in federal universities. The National President, ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, told our correspondent that the union was invited by the Ministry of Labour to discuss issues surrounding the Memorandum of Action, which was signed with the Federal Government in December 2020. The PUNCH had reported on Wednesday that the spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Ben Gong, challenged the union to be more specific in its allegations that the government had violated agreements it reached with the union.
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ASUU may embark on another strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on another strike over the ‘deliberate refusal’ of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for 13 months. The University of Jos chapter Dr. Lazarus Maigoro made this known on at press meeting held at Jos In plateau state. His statement read as follows: “Despite the directive given by Mr president to pay the salaries of all lecturers, the AGF has refused to pay their salaries ranging from four to 13 months respectively. “Many of our
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ssanu members pressures for strike as FG fails April deadline agreement with unions

Minister of Labour, Ngige Threatens Governors Not Paying N30,000 Minimum Wage
INDICATION emerged on Sunday that the non-teaching staff in the universities are mounting pressure on their leadership to declare industrial dispute following the alleged Federal Government failure to keep to the April timeline for the implementation of the Memorandum of Action, MoA it entered with the unions. The union members have lamented that after about 14 months the Consequential Adjustment for the new minimum wage came into effect, the government was yet to start its implementation. But Vanguard reliably gathered that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has promised to intervene in order to avert the looming
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Labour declares 5-days strike over mass sack of workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has declared a five-day strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna State to protest mass sack of workers by the state government. The announcement was made on Thursday April 22 after the Central Working Committee of the NLC met in Abuja over the disengagement of 4000 workers across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State. President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba who addressed newsmen after the meeting said the five-day withdrawal of service by workers in the state will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.
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Breaking: STUDENTS THREATENS TO PROTEST OVER ASUU STRIKE!

The Student Union Government (SUG) and the entire students of the state owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma has recently threatened to embark on a massively general protest to again make obvious their distastefulness over the lingeringly long Asuu strike.It will be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu), chapter of the University had since March the 25th, about four weeks today embarked on a comprehensively total and absolute strike to press home their charges of non payment of salaries and other related allowances by the State's government.Ever since the pronouncement of the strike, academic activities had completely
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after meeting with minister, asup vows to continue ongoing strike

ABUJA–AFTER meeting with the Minister of Education,Mallam Adamu Adamu, polytechnic lecturers have vowed to continue the strike they earlier declared Monday morning. The minister had invited the leadership of the polytechnic lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,ASUP, to a meeting with intention to convince them suspend the action but the meeting which held early on Monday, could not achieve its aim as there was no concrete resolution by the parties. Mr. Anderson Ezeibe, the National President  of ASUP, who led executive members of the union to the meeting with the minister, declared after the event that there was no
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We May Go On Strike Again ~ASUU Warns

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of breaching a “NO VICTIMISATION CLAUSE” agreed upon during the dialogue that led to the suspension of the strike they had embarked on. The union, through the Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole alleged that the Federal Government and the Accountant General of the Federation are victimising its members by refusing to pay them “salaries running between two to 10 months despite suspending the strike”. The alleged refusal, according to ASUU, could lead to another strike in future. read also: FG Invites ASUU & ASUP
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ASUP to embark on nationwide strike April 6th

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has announced that it will embark on a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021. According to the union, this is due to the ‘’culture of neglect by the government on issues affecting the technological education sub-sector.’’ ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe, speaking after the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina disclosed that this decision was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education. ALSO READ: “We May Resume Strike” Asuu Tells Fg ASUP to embark on nationwide strike April 6thHe said the issues include
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