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The chairman of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU), Abubakar Mamuda has observed that the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will have devastating effects on students, quality of education and the registrars themselves. Mamuda, who made the observation at the 71st Business Meeting of the association in Abuja, noted that strikes had grave consequences on the education and economy of the country.  The ARNU Chairman therefore enjoined all unions...

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The Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears; it owed lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Academic Staff Union of Universities as part of efforts to end ongoing strikes by the unions. The National President of ASUP, Dr. Anderson Ezeibe, and the Chairman, ASUU FUT Minna, Dr. Gbolahan Bolarin, confirmed this in separate interviews with The PUNCH in Abuja on Thursday, saying it was just the beginning. Recall...

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A protest by some Nigerian students against the 92-day-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was dispersed by men of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo State. According to reports, the students, who had gone out for a second-day protest in the state,  had blocked the Akure-Ilesa highway to register their plights over the protracted ASUU strike. The protest, consequently, paralysed activities in the area, with several motorists and road...

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BAUCHI — The National Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Shuaibu Leman has urged the leadership of NUJ to continue to struggle for a better salary structure for journalists in the country. Leman spoke in Bauchi at the Nigeria Union of journalists Bauchi on Sunday, shortly after a church service thanksgiving programme to mark his retirement as a civil servant. He added that both journalism and democracy would immensely benefit if journalists...

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ABUJA — The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has given the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum to address the union’s demands else it will embark on industrial action. President of the association, Dr. Smart Olugbeko, and the General Secretary, Dr. Ahmed Bazza, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said after extensive deliberation, the NEC of COEASU resolved the ultimatum beginning on May 9. It...

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has confirmed that the union has extended its strike by another three months. ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who confirmed the extension on Monday in Abuja attributed the government’s failure to keep to agreements reached. He said ASUU was extending its action because the government had refused to address its issues, and accused the minister of labour and employment of stopping the salaries of ASUU members, but approved...

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) at the 102nd meeting of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) has reached a decision to extend by another 30 days, the ultimatum given to the federal government to address their outstanding issues. The Chairman of the Kaduna Polytechnic chapter, Mohammed Mohammed, who revealed this at a press conference on Thursday, said failure to do this, the union might be forced to resume its suspended industrial action. Mohammed...

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The striking Academic Staff Union of Universities has written to the University of Jos (UNIJOS), demanding the probe and the recall of the doctorate degree of the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba. This came as students of different tertiary institutions in Edo State protested in Benin, the state capital over the lingering strike of ASUU. ASUU commenced a warning strike on February 14, 2022, and has yet to call off the industrial action....

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IBADAN — The organized students union body on Wednesday had protested at the main gate of the University of Ibadan (UI) against the prolonged industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) The security operatives were strategically positioned at the main gate of the University to forestall the breakdown of law and order as protesters moved around with placards, calling for an end to the face-off between the Federal Government and...

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BENIN — Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday announced a new minimum wage of N40,000 for state civil servants in commemoration of 2022 Workers’ Day. Obaseki, who made the announcement in Benin while delivering his 2022 Workers’ Day speech, said his government will continue to prioritise the welfare of Edo workers, equipping them with the capacity and environment to deliver efficient and quality service to the people Obaseki said that as a government, they...

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