ASUU Strike: FG To Pay Additional N15bn Revitalisation Fund, Total Now N35bn

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 13,998 total views The Federal Government has agreed to pay an additional N15 billion as revitalisation fund demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Friday at a press briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He noted that the money to be paid would make it a total of N35 billion committed as revitalisation fund by the government following the payment of N20 billion earlier. Ngige briefed reporters at the end of a meeting with members of the…

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Minister Of Education, Adamu Blames Previous Govts For ASUU Strike

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 1,765 total views The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has blamed a previous administration for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Although Adamu was not specific on which administration he was referring to, he said that that government shouldn’t have entered into an agreement with ASUU to pay them N1.3trilion when it knew it couldn’t pay it. He said this while answering a question asked him by a Corp Member on the persistent ASUU strike, during a Town Hall meeting on security issues tagged ‘Engaging the…

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FG Promises To Pay ASUU N30bn Before November 6

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 11,398 total views The Federal Government has promised to pay the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) N30bn on or before November 6, 2020, as part of the pending Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) of University teachers. This was the outcome of the ongoing dialogue between the Federal Government and ASUU. At the meeting on Thursday, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said that Government has pledged to pay the sum of N40 billion. He explained that out of that amount, N30 billion would be paid on or before…

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ASUU Consults Members Over Progress In Talks With FG

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 4,389 total views,  2 views today The meeting between the Federal Government delegation and executive members of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been adjourned to Wednesday next week following disagreements over the salary payment platform. Although the Federal Government agreed to fulfill its financial obligations to ASUU members, particularly the payment of outstanding salaries and earned academic allowances, the negotiations got stuck as ASUU disagrees on the mode of payment. The government side, led by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige appealed to ASUU to enroll on…

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Bulk Of Education Budget Spent On Public Varsities’ 10,500 Profs – FG

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 3,064 total views ….Education Sector Can’t Progress When ASUU Goes On Six-Month Strike, Says Nwajiuba ….Nigerian lecturers least paid globally, FG not serious about knowledge economy – ASUU The Federal Government on Wednesday lambasted the Academic Staff Union  Universities for refusing to call off its six-month strike. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja, said the bulk of education budget was being spent on 10,500 professors in Nigeria’s public universities. Faulting ASUU’s request for more funds,  the minister said the union should…

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Death Penalty, Castration Won’t Deter Rapists-ASUU

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 288 total views,  4 views today The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said that death sentence and castration of rape offenders were not sufficient to end incessant rape cases in the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU National President, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Ota, Ogun State on Sunday. Ogunyemi said the death sentences and other stiffer punishment imposed on armed robbers by Federal Government had not yielded desirable result or end armed robbery in the country. He attributed incessant cases of rape to poor governance,…

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