Saturday, September 23, 2017

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    Non-teaching staff of varsities suspend strike

Non-teaching staff of varsities suspend strike

The Non-teaching staff of Nigerian Universities have suspended their two-week-old strike over the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the federal government.On September 11, the non-teaching staff of universities under the auspices of Joint Action Committee (JAC) had embarked on an indefinite strike over the non-implementation of its 12- point demand.At a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Samson Ugwoke, national chairman [...]

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    ASUU suspends strike

ASUU suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the union, announced the suspension at the end of a meeting with top government officials led by Chris Ngige, minister of labour, in Abuja on Monday.ASUU declared a nationwide strike on August 13, citing the failure of the government to implement the 2009 [...]

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    Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Sometime in July last year, I “strutted” to a hospital to have a niggling problem in my system checked out. The hospital is a popular one in the federal capital territory. After quotidian protocol, I was asked to wait to see a doctor. I sat in the lobby chipping away at time on my mobile phone. I was called in [...]

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    Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the federal government.The accord comes after a meeting, which lasted 12 hours, between the leadership of the union and a government delegation led by Adamu Adamu, minister of education.Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said the dialogue yielded "a [...]

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    ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

ASUU strike affecting one of my children, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says one of his children is affected by the indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking at the end of the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, the minister said the government is doing its best to reach an agreement with the union and put an end to the strike."Students [...]

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    Osinbajo leads FG’s negotiation with ASUU

Osinbajo leads FG’s negotiation with ASUU

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is now leading the federal government negotiation with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, who had led the government negotiation team, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.On August 13, ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike over the failure [...]

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    Strike: ASUU shuns meeting with FG

Strike: ASUU shuns meeting with FG

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday, were absent at a meeting called at the instance of the federal government over the lingering industrial action in universities.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment had called for a meeting in Abuja with ASUU leaders, minister of education, among others on efforts at revolving the lingering strike embarked [...]

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    General and President Buhari versus the next ASUU strike

General and President Buhari versus the next ASUU strike

Year 2009 was the most challenging year of my adult life. In June 2009, I was admitted at the University College Hospital (UCH). It was that time of the year when we were writing mid-semester tests at the University of Ibadan, where I was a student. I missed all my mid-semester tests, and soon began to miss my general studies [...]

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    ASUU’s demands are unrealistic, says Ezekwesili

ASUU’s demands are unrealistic, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says the demands by the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are unrealistic in light of the current economic situation in Nigeria.Ezekwesili told NAN in Ibadan that lasting solution to the crisis bedevilling the education sector could only be found from strong analysis of the issues raised by ASUU and evidenced based policies.“Money [...]

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    ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

The federal government says the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off “within the next one week”. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said this on Thursday at a meeting with the senate committee on tertiary education and TETFUND in Abuja.ASUU, an umbrella body of all university lecturers in the country, is currently on [...]

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    The other issues ASUU is ignoring

The other issues ASUU is ignoring

Last year around October, the Senate passed a bill seeking to stop sexual abuse of female students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. The bill, titled: “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill, 2016” sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, prescribed a 5-year jail term for lecturers and educators convicted of sexual harassment of their male or female students. The bill also [...]

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    ASUU strike: We didn’t fulfil our promise, minister of education confesses

ASUU strike: We didn’t fulfil our promise, minister of education confesses

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the government has failed on its own part to work with agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).Speaking after the federal executive council meeting in Abuja, Adamu said it is painful seeing the union embark on strike while he is a minister.“Late last year, we had a meeting because ASUU gave [...]

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    NANS  to FG: Your economic recovery plan doesn’t address challenges of universities

NANS to FG: Your economic recovery plan doesn’t address challenges of universities

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has queried the federal government's economic recovery plan which it says "does not have provisions for addressing the critical challenges of Nigerian universities and its students." On Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike over the government's failure to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.The [...]

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    CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has urged Nigerians to stop “playing politics” with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.Ayokunle said this in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Wednesday when he visited the state chapter of the association.Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the UK since May 7.The CAN president urged Nigerians to continue to [...]

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    NAN retracts report on increase in varsity fees

NAN retracts report on increase in varsity fees

The management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has retracted a story it published on the alleged increase in school fees in 38 federal, state and private universities.The story, titled, '38 Nigerian Universities increase tuition fees – ASUU', was published on June 26 and credited to Deji Omole, chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter.But [...]

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    It’s tough raising N1bn in recession — but LAUTECH alumni won’t back down

It’s tough raising N1bn in recession — but LAUTECH alumni won’t back down

For months now, thousands of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have been at home. The school’s academic session has been on and off for almost two years -- the university last graduated students in 2015.LAUTECH, jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states, has suffered lack of funding in the past years, and this time, members of [...]

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