ASUU SPLITS, AS PARALLEL BODY EMERGES, APPLIES FOR RECOGNITION

Some university lecturers have broken away from the Academic Staff Union of Universities to form a new group, Congress of University Academics (CONUA). National Coordinator of the new union, Niyi Ismaheel, said that the lecturers decided to form the new group to redefine unionism and restore peace and stability in universities. He spoke to reporters at its first national stakeholder forum at the Obafemi Awolowo University- Ile Ife (OAU). A copy of his address was obtained by our reporter in Abuja. Ismaheel said that the new union would form a…

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FG LACKS COMMITMENT TO END POVERTY- ASUU

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has come hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the president lacks the commitment to use education to solve the challenges of poverty in the country. The Chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Deji Omole, in a release made available to THISDAY Sunday, described the statement credited to the President Buhari, citing education as a way to end poverty as a political statement. He said Nigerians do not need the president to tell them what has…

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BUHARI’S EDUCATION POLICY IS ANTI MASSES SAYS ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on education as anti-masses. It accused the All Progressives Congress government of a deliberate plan to starve public education with funds in order to deny Nigerian youths the right to know and challenge misrule. In a release in Ibadan on Sunday and signed by the Chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter of the union, Prof. Deji Omole, ASUU lamented that the sacrifices of understaffed and underpaid Nigerian academia would be futile if President Buhari did not increase…

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APPEAL TO FG TO AVERT ANOTHER STRIKE- ASUU

ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on well-meaning Nigerians to caution the Federal Government to honour its agreement with the union to forestall further industrial crisis in the nation’s tertiary education sector. The union’s President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. Recall that the union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) had at the end of its meeting at the Federal University of Technical Akure (FUTA) in Ondo, on Nov.…

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AGAIN ASUU THREATENS STRIKE OVER FG’S ATTITUDE TO AGREEMENT

Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday threatened to disrupt academic activities through strike, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of not keeping to its own side of the bargain in the 2019 Memorandum of Action (MoA). The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who made this known in statement in Abuja, said the N25 billion, which the federal government, through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said it had approved for the union, was meant to be a part-payment of the Earned Academic Allowances and…

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THERE IS A SINISTER MOTIVE BEHIND FG’S VERIFICATION EXERCISE – ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected a move by the Federal Government to use the 2019 personnel verification exercise to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPS). President of the Union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi stated this in a letter written to Chapter Chairmen of the Union, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the Chairman, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole. The statement directed all members not to fill the 2019 Personnel Data Verification Form being distributed by…

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FG, ASUU SET FOR SHOWDOWN OVER PENSION SCHEME

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rejected a move by the Federal Government of Nigeria to use the 2019 personnel verification exercise to forcefully incorporate lecturers into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPS). ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi in a letter written to chapter chairmen of the union, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan on Sunday by the Chairman of University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole, directed members not to fill the personnel verification form. Ogunyemi, in the letter, directed members…

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