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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems
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NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as they battle filth and struggle to keep services such as electricity and water supplies functional. The PUNCH correspondents, who visited the universities on Monday, reported that although teaching was going on, the strike by non-teaching staff had thrown up various problems in the institutions. For example, while refuse has piled up at male and female hostels of the University of Calabar, Cross River State, students of the University of Jos are battling with stoppage of water and electricity supplies. Their colleagues at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus confided in The PUNCH that they contributed N500 per room to pay cleaners they brought from outside to clean their hostel...
It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige
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It will be illegal for SSANU and NASU to go ahead with its proposed strike – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has described the proposed strike action by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities as illegal.   Ngige who asked the two unions to give the federal government three months to forward a supplementary budget to the National Assembly to cover arrears of the minimum wage that have not been paid to them, said it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing. The Minister warned that if the negotiation and what has been agreed is not obeyed, then the ministry might have to refer the dispute upwards from the industrial arbitration panel to the national industrial court.   He said; ...
SSANU And NASU Begin Strike Tomorrow, Unions Write Branches
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SSANU And NASU Begin Strike Tomorrow, Unions Write Branches

Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have written their branches to commence strike from tomorrow (Friday). According to a copy of the notice obtained by PUNCH on Thursday, the industrial action will take effect pending any contrary resolution by the branches. Part of the notice read, “In view of the outcome of the meeting, the leadership of JAC of NASU and SSANU at the branches are hereby directed to commence joint general meetings on Friday to give reports on the outcome of the conciliation meeting and pass resolutions on the way forward. “In the meantime, the nationwide strike takes effect from 12 midnight, Friday, February 5, 2021, pending any contrary resolution by the branches.”
NASU And SSANU To Begin Indefinite Strike February 5
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NASU And SSANU To Begin Indefinite Strike February 5

The non-academic workers at Nigerian universities have announced plans to commence an indefinite strike on February 5, 2021. The Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU made this known in a communique on Friday. Part of the communique read, “It is in line with the resolution of our members nationwide, that the leadership of the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU hereby resolve as follows: “That members of NASU and SSANU shall embark on an indefinite, comprehensive and total strike with effect from midnight of Friday, 5th February 2021. “That two weeks’ notice effective from today, Friday 22nd January 2021, is hereby given to Government and relevant stakeholders of this development.”
NASU, SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Strike Over IPPIS, Others
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NASU, SSANU To Embark On 3-Day Strike Over IPPIS, Others

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) have threatened to embark on a three-day protest on Jan. 12. The unions in a circular jointly issued on Sunday in Abuja said that the planned strike was to protest the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the Federal Government. The unions under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) issued the circular to all branch chairmen of the unions in the universities and Inter-university centres. The circular was signed by General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi and president of SSANU, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim. Adeyemi said that a JAC meeting was held on Jan. 8, where the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reached and signed with the Federal Governme...
SSANU, NASU Begin Warning Strike
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SSANU, NASU Begin Warning Strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) will commence their 14-day warning strike today. In a letter dated September 28, 2020, jointly signed by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr. Peters Adeyemi, and SSANU President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke, and addressed to branch Chairmen of NASU and SSANU, the unions said the decision to embark on a 14-day warning strike was in fulfillment of their threat to begin the action as soon as the federal government directs universities to resume academic activities. The letter read in part: “Kindly recall earlier information on the above subject matter wherein it was conveyed that the Joint Action Committee of NASU and SSANU would embark on a 14-day indu...
NASU Directs University Workers, Others To Begin Strike Over IPPIS
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NASU Directs University Workers, Others To Begin Strike Over IPPIS

THE Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has lamented the short-payment of its members since February by the Federal Government through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). It said it will begin strike in federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education once they reopen. NASU General Secretary Peters Adeyemi in a statement in Abuja said that the union had filed official complaints against the Accountant General of the Federation with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige. He said steps aimed at resolving the crisis had failed despite two meetings with the Director in charge of IPPIS, Olufehinti Olusegun. “Regrettably, despite your assurances via a telephone discussion sometimes i...
NASU shuts down LASPOTECH main campus over ‘unpaid salaries’
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NASU shuts down LASPOTECH main campus over ‘unpaid salaries’

Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH main campus in Ikorodu has been shut down by aggrieved staff and members of NASU. According to reports, the campus has been grounded for two consecutive days following agitations by non-academic staff who are kicking over non-payment of accruable salary arrears among other sundry issues. The strike action by the staff under the aegis of Non-Academic staff union (NASU) grounded all activities of the school especially academics, administrative and even commercial activities.  Yesterday saw the three gates of LASPOTECH completely shut down while some students had to gain entry by scaling the fence into the premises.
Breaking News: SSANU Commences Nationwide Strike On Monday, December 17
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Breaking News: SSANU Commences Nationwide Strike On Monday, December 17

The alleged disobedience of the federal government also relates to its refusal to implement an agreement reached with the union especially on earned allowance. The Nigerian Tribune reports that SSANU made the resolution at its 35th regular National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Enugu state University of Science and Technology. The report said the resolution was signed by its national president, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, and the national public relations officer, Comrade Abdussobur Salaam. The report said SSANU accused the federal government of not obeying the judgment of National Industrial Court, Abuja, which ruled that the teachers in university staff schools who were sacked by government should be reinstated. The union further alleged that the federal governme...
Unpaid salaries: Ibarapa Polytechnic workers commence indefinite strike
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Unpaid salaries: Ibarapa Polytechnic workers commence indefinite strike

Oyo – Workers at the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, on Wednesday commenced an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries, poor welfare and non-accreditation of courses. The three unions in the institution are involved in the strike. ASUU strike They are the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). Ibarapa Polytechnic is the fifth institution out of the six owned by the Oyo State Government to join an indefinite strike declared by the unions. Among those on strike are Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate; Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki; Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora and Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa. Mr Joseph...
NAAT, NASU, SSANU Suspend Nationwide Strike
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NAAT, NASU, SSANU Suspend Nationwide Strike

The non-academic unions of universities, which began an industrial strike since December 4, 2017, has suspended its strike. The Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the unions, Samson Ugwuoke, announced this decision at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, noting that “based on extensive consultations with our various organs, we hereby announce the suspension of the strike action embarked upon by JAC with effect from today, March 14.” The JAC comprises of the National Association of Academic Technologists, the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities. More details coming shortly….
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ABU Management, Union At Loggerhead Over Staff School Resumption

The authorities of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and the joint unions of universities are at loggerhead over staff school resumption. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university’s management had directed teachers of the university’ s staff school to resume duty today, Monday, Jan. 15. However, the joint unions comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technicians (NAAT) disrupted the resumption. NAN reports that members of the unions were at the staff school premises compelling teachers to go back home. Speaking with journalists on Monday, Hajiya Hadiza Kabir, National Women Leader, SSANU, said the nationwide strike embarked upon by the unions was still on. “We a...
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Strike: SSANU Wants Non-Teaching Staff Included In Reconciliation Committee

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities on Friday urged the Federal Government to include non-academics in any committee set up to proffer solutions to challenges of Nigerian tertiary institutions. The Chairman, SSANU,  Lagos State University chapter, Saheed Oseni, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Oseni said it was unfortunate that over the years, committees set up by the federal government to proffer solutions to the problem of industrial disharmony bedeviling Nigerian universities had always consisted of only academics. He appealed that any committee to be set up to look into the present strike by non-teaching staff of universities should include senior non-academic staff of universities, who are professional administrators. ...
2017: Strikes, Corruption, Others Characterise Nigeria’s Education Sector
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2017: Strikes, Corruption, Others Characterise Nigeria’s Education Sector

In the course of 2017, all the major unions within the education sector had cause to down tools, putting students, parents and the entire country in a state of frustration. A bigger cause for distress came in August when Boko Haram terrorists extended their bloodletting to students and staff in the University of Maiduguri, killing and maiming. In the midst of the chaos, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS lost its ex-president, Dauda Mohammed. Also, the Kaduna State Government commenced a controversial education reform meant to uplift the standard of education in the state but which involves the sacking of over 20,000 teachers. PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at the major highlights of the education sector in Nigeria in 2017. 1. ASUU’s “indefinite” strike ASUU ...
Update As Lectures Start At OAU As Student Resume
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Update As Lectures Start At OAU As Student Resume

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday resumed from their Christmas and New Year holidays as academic activities start in all the faculties in the university. It is reported that the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ile-Ife, that academic activities on the campus resumed in earnest as students had started receiving lectures immediately. He however urged the students to face their studies with all seriousness and shun any social vices that could disrupt the academic session. Meanwhile, Mr Wole Odewumi, the Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) told NAN that the NASU strike would continue in spite of the resumption of the students. Odewumi said that the univers...
Ekiti State University Directs Cultists To Quit Institution
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Ekiti State University Directs Cultists To Quit Institution

Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, on Sunday directed students involved in cultism and secret society groups to relinquish their membership. The authorities also threatened to expose members of such groups while skills acquisition courses had been designed to train the students for self employment after graduation. The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Samuel Iye-Bandele, who addressed a news conference in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, said students engaged in nefarious activities should either repent or quit the institution. He said the university was fed up with the terror usually unleashed on law-abiding students, especially attacks launched on the university community towards the end of last year. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that he used the occasion to c...
University Workers Strike Continues As Meeting With Govt Deadlocked
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University Workers Strike Continues As Meeting With Govt Deadlocked

A meeting between the federal government and striking university workers on Tuesday ended without an agreement. The non-teaching staff embarked on the strike to protest the sharing of the ‘earned allowance’ recently released to universities. The meeting which held in Abuja was called to review government’s offer on earned allowances and other demands of the three unions with a view to call off the strike. The unions – Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU , and National Association of Academic Technologists , NAAT – commenced an indefinite strike on December 4, accusing the government of violating an earlier agreement on the sharing pattern of earned allowances recently disbursed by it. Some o...
University Strike: Education Minister To Meet Aggrieved Unions Tuesday
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University Strike: Education Minister To Meet Aggrieved Unions Tuesday

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday with the leaders of non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities over the crisis sparked by the sharing of earned allowances recently released to the universities by the Federal Government. According to an official correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Adamu agreed to meet with the Joint Action Committee of the unions in Abuja, two weeks after the unions communicated him on their grievances over the sharing of the allowances with their academic colleagues. The aggrieved unions are Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Non Academic Staff Union, NASU, and National Association Academic Technologists, NAAT. They have been on strike since December 4, leading to inactivity and disru...
Kogi Labour Suspends Negotiations Over Murdered Colleague
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Kogi Labour Suspends Negotiations Over Murdered Colleague

The organised labour in Kogi State on Thursday suspended further negotiation with the government on the ongoing strike following the gruesome murder of a labour leader, Mallam Abdulmumuni Yakubu. The labour leader was killed by unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening. The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart Comrade Ranti Ojo, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday in Lokoja. The labour leaders explained that the negotiation which supposed to continue with the government on Thursday was suspended to enable labour leaders to mourn their slain colleague. According to them, the late Abdulmumuni Yakubu who was until his death, the branch chairman of Non Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (...
SSASNU, NASU NAAT Begin Indefinite Strike In UNICAL
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SSASNU, NASU NAAT Begin Indefinite Strike In UNICAL

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have commenced industrial action at the University of Calabar. Newsmen, who went round the University, observed that apart from security personnel and medical staff, every other staff has deserted office. The workers had accused the Federal Government of reneging on the implementation of the 2014 agreement entered iwith the three unions (SSANU, NASU and NAAT). Confirming the strike action, the Chairman, Board of Media and Community Relations, Dr Joe Ekpang told our correspondent, “They just went on strike today; I can’t really say anything on the effect on the Institution as they have just started it today. The strike was ...
FUOYE Workers Begin Indefinite Strike
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FUOYE Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

Academic activities were yesterday halted as workers of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) began an indefinite strike. The workers protested against alleged victimisation, intimidation and non-payment of their hazard allowances. They blocked the gate leading to the university and other major roads, causing a traffic gridlock in the area. Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), participated in the strike. The workers threatened not to call off the strike until their demands were met. The NAAT Chairman, Ekundayo Ajibaye, called for the immediate withdrawal of the queries issued to the union leaders, as well as the dissolution of the panel raised t...
EFCC Set To Arraign FUTA VC, Bursar In Court Over Misappropriation Of Funds
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EFCC Set To Arraign FUTA VC, Bursar In Court Over Misappropriation Of Funds

Mr. Daramola and Mr. Oresegun have been accused of diverting funds from various related subheads of the institution to finance their personal pockets. Barring any last minute change in plan, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign the embattled Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Akure (FUTA), Adebiyi Daramola, and the Bursar, Emmanuel Ademola Oresegun, at a Federal High Court in Akure. SaharaReporters learned on Monday that EFCC officials have arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on a mission to drag the embattled Vice Chancellor before the Federal High Court there by Tuesday morning. Mr. Daramola and Mr. Oresegun have been accused of diverting funds from various related subheads of the institution to finance their personal po...

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