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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has criticised the federal government over the payment of half salaries to lecturers for the month of October. Emmanuel Osodeke, ASUU president, on Tuesday described the action of the government as an aberration and a contravention of their rules of engagement. The federal government had justified its action, explaining that the lecturers were paid based on the number of days they worked in the stated month. Reacting to...

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned an attempt by the federal government to turn academics into casual workers through the so-called ‘pro-rata’ payment for 18 days. In a press statement on Tuesday after the end of its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, ASUU resolved not to embark on another strike action. The ASUU NEC, therefore, appealed for the understanding of Nigerian students, parents, and other genuinely concerned individuals and groups while the...

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Aggrieved workers of the Taraba State House of Assembly sealed the entrance gate of the Assembly on Monday over unpaid outfit allowance. The workers embarked on an indefinite strike over seven years of unpaid outfit allowance and vowed not to allow peace to reign until allowances are settled. At the time of filing this report, legislative activities had been paralyzed, as lawmakers were not allowed access to the Assembly premises. The strike is coming barely...

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About 10,296 licensed Nigerian physicians are currently practicing in the UK, with about 1,307 of them leaving the country for the UK between January-September 2022. Dr. Solomon Gideon Bulus, Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Adamawa State Branch disclosed this Tuesday during the opening ceremony of Adamawa State Physician’s Week 2022 held in the Banquet Hall, Government House Yola. “Government should come out with positive measures that will motivate the state Doctors and even reduce...

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila disclosed on his Facebook page on Monday that he met with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on the lingering payment issue between the union and the Federal Government. Recall that ASUU had suspended its 8-month strike after the Speaker of the House of Representatives mediated between it and the Federal Government. The Speaker said the purpose of the meeting was to reach an agreement on the...

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ABUJA — The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to resume academic activities with effect from 12:01 p.m on Friday. “All members of ASUU are hereby directed to resume all services hitherto withdrawn with effect from 12:01 on Friday, Oct. 14,” ASUU president, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke said in an official statement. The union had decided to suspend the eight-month-old strike during a meeting of its executive council that started on Thursday...

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Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights lawyer, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will soon call off its nearly eight-month strike. This is coming a few days after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the union to end the ongoing strike and resume academic duties. The court had given the order after dismissing ASUU’s application to challenge the 21 September ruling of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria which directed the suspension of...

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its over seven months strike. The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NCIN) had last month directed the striking lecturers to return to the classroom. Justice Polycarp Hamman, in a ruling delivered on 21 September, restrained ASUU from continuing with the strike pending the determination of a suit filed by the federal government to query the legality of...

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Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, has said recommendations on ending the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari. He told journalists that the recommendations were reached after several engagements with members of ASUU. Gbajabiamila, said this when led a delegation of lawmakers to the presidential villa on Tuesday. The speaker said Buhari has accepted the recommendations, but there is yet to be...

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The National Coordinator of the Congress of University Academics (CONUA), Dr Niyi Sunmonu, has assured us that the union will bring succour to public universities. Dr Sunmonu stated this in a statement on Tuesday shortly after the federal government presented a certificate of registration to the union. He described the registration of CONUA as ‘monumentally historic’, stressing that the members would devote themselves to the advancement of university education in Nigeria. Read the statement below:...

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