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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...
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.”
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Strike: FG And University Workers’ Meeting Ends In A Deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Joint Action Committee comprising the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions ended in a deadlock. However, a committee was set up to resolve the dispute over the N40 billion earned allowances and complaints about the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. This was agreed during a meeting on Tuesday between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, SSANU National President, Mohammed Ibrahim and NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, in Abuja. Speaking to journalists after the parley, Ngige described the meeting as fruitful and expressed the hope that the dialogue would encourage the unions to suspend their stri...
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.”
Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman
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Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman

THE spate of insecurity in the Delta State University, DELSU, community, Abraka Thursday further nosedived with the abduction of the chapter chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Mr. Monday Izu. Mr. Izu was reportedly abducted along the Eku-Abraka road in Erho axis while returning from Warri where he had go to for an official engagement. Sources said the hoodlums had laid ambush on a failed portion of the road waiting for commuters to abduct adding that the DELSU staff might have been a random target of the incident. Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said the matter was reported at the Abraka police station by the wife of the labour leader. She said: “Yes, it is true. The wife was a...
Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government
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Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government

Workers of Plateau State University (PLASU) have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the State Government to improve funding for the institution or face an indefinite strike. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution gave the ultimatum in a notice of strike that they addressed to the Vice Chancellor. The notice of strike which was jointly signed by Mr Rwang Pam, Chairman of NASU, and Mr Rimdap Timnan, Chairman of SSANU, said that the decision was taken at the JAC meeting held on January 19. “Kindly recall our letter to you dated Dec. 14, 2020, and our letters to the Plateau State Head of Service dated Nov. 25 and Dec. 14, 2020, that you were copied. “In the letters among man...
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
Education

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...
Decomposed Body Of Senior University Staff, Angelina Tyem Found With Stab Wounds In Nasarawa
Crime

Decomposed Body Of Senior University Staff, Angelina Tyem Found With Stab Wounds In Nasarawa

The decomposed body of a senior administrative staff of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) in Nasarawa State, Mrs. Angelina Tyem, was discovered in her apartment in Lafia in the early hours of Sunday, October 4, four days after she reportedly disappeared. Tyem was a former candicate for the Akwanga North constituency in the 2019 General elections under the platform of NNPP and the Women Leader of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FULafia Chapter. It was gathered that the decayed body of Tyem, was discovered by neighbours in her apartment located at Sabon Pegi area of Lafia town. A resident of the area who spoke with reporters said that the dead body of the deceased was badly mutilated, indicating she was stabbed multiple times. "The neighbo...
FG Betrayed Our Trust On IPPIS – SSANU
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FG Betrayed Our Trust On IPPIS – SSANU

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has withdrawn its initial support for the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). With this development, it joined the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which had all along rejected the implementation of the government payroll platform, for its members across the Nigerian universities. The non-academic workers’ union, which had initially supported the initiative, said its trust in the system was betrayed by the Federal Government “as reflected in the various irregularities noticed in the payment of February salaries of its members.” In a statement by the union’s spokesperson, Abdulsobur Salaam, SSANU noted that all peculiarities it identified before the implementatio...
Oluwafunmilayo Sesi-Akinsanmi: How I defeated five men and lost my home
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Oluwafunmilayo Sesi-Akinsanmi: How I defeated five men and lost my home

Comrade Oluwafunmilayo Sesi-Akinsanmi is the newly elected chairperson, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State and former chairperson, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria University (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter for about eight years. In this interview with Omolara Akintoye, she speaks about the challenges encountered before she was elected, her plans for Lagos State workers, and why the minimum wage is not negotiable, among others. What has this position cost you? I was involved in activism right from my Nursing School days and I would say that I imbibed the spirit of activism from my mom. She was a great politician of her time. I also have some traits that I took from my father which is the fact that justice must prevail at all times, even if you are killing hi...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
SSANU To FG: Negotiate Review Of Minimum Wage Now
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SSANU To FG: Negotiate Review Of Minimum Wage Now

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities has advised the Federal Government to urgently commence the negotiation process for the review of the National Minimum Wage for workers in the country. SSANU gave the advice in a communique issued at the end of its two-day National Executive Council Meeting at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. The communique, jointly signed by Samson Ugwoke and Salaam Abdussobur, SSANU’s National President and National Public Relations Officer, said the negotiation of the National Minimum Wage was imperative  to ensure Nigerians were given living wages. The communique stated: “NEC noted that the costs of food and basic essentials for existence are beyond the reach of the average Nigerian worker, while building materials have become ...
FUNAAB Workers Fry Akara, Celebrate Suspension Of Vice Chancellor
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FUNAAB Workers Fry Akara, Celebrate Suspension Of Vice Chancellor

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) may be making history as first varsity workers in the country to hold elaborate party following the suspension of their embattled Vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole. The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) may be making history as first varsity workers in the country to hold elaborate party following the suspension of their embattled Vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole. The Federal Government last week suspended the Vice chancellor over series of petitions bothering on alleged maladministration and financial malpractices. Daily Trust can report that as at 11.00am the open grounds available have been occupied by both the Non-Academic union, the senior civil workers' arm of the university and the association ...
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...
FG Suspends FUTA, FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Over N957m Fraud
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FG Suspends FUTA, FUNAAB Vice Chancellors Over N957m Fraud

The Federal Government has suspended Vice Chancellors of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) over alleged N956 million fraud. FUNAAB vice chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, is currently facing a criminal charge in court. The May 5, 2017 suspension letters was signed by the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Hussaini Adamu, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. The letter directed Oyewole to hand over the affairs of the institution to the most senior staff. The EFCC charged Oyewole, alongside former Pro Chancellor of the school, Adeseye Ogunewe, the Bursar, Moses Ilesanmi to court for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of funds. They were investigated ...
Osinbajo Not Qualified To Probe SGF —NLC
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Osinbajo Not Qualified To Probe SGF —NLC

ABUJA —The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. David Babachir Lawal and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ambassador Ayo Oke. This came as Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, yesterday, urged the President to purge his cabinet of corrupt elements, saying “a lot of them have one mess or the other.” Reacting to the suspension of the SGF and the D-G, NIA, General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, wondered why the Vice President should be the person to investigate criminal allegations against the SGF. He said: “Well, we think that it is something that is positive. There are those who will say that it has taken long, particularly ...
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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