FG orders VCs to reopen varsities, commence lectures

The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission has ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students to resume lectures. This was made known in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, on…

National Industrial Court orders ASUU to call off strike

The National Industrial Court on Wednesday ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off its seven-month-old strike. Delivering a ruling on the interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal Government, Justice Polycarp Hamman, who is a vacation judge,…

Musiliu Smith resigns as PSC chairman

Former Inspector General of Police of Nigeria (IGP) Musiliu Smith has resigned as the Chairman Police Service Commission (PSC). PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani confirmed his resignation to The Nation. Ani said Smith’s resignation was on health grounds and President Muhammadu…

ASUU Strike: Gombe Varsity lecturers reject management’s call for resumption

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Gombe State University Branch, has rejected call for resumption of academic programmes by the management of the university. At a press conference on Monday, ASUU Chairman in the university, Suleiman Jauro, said the institution…

Strike: I’m in internal turmoil – Education minister

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday said he had been in a dark period of personal anguish and internal turmoil following the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. This was made known during the meeting…

ASUU: How I tackled 4 month strike in one night – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has revealed how his administration resolved a four-month old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in one night. He made this disclosure at the 70th birthday celebration of Matthew Hassan Kukah, the…

Again, ASUU extends strike

After a series of heated discussions, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has decided to extend its ongoing strike, The PUNCH reliably learnt. The decision was taken after the National Executive Council meeting at the union’s headquarters at the University…

BBC News Journalists consider strike over plans to merge channels and axe 70 jobs in London

BBC News journalists are considering striking over the merger of the domestic and international news channels that will see 70 jobs axed. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), which represents hundreds of BBC staffers, said a consultative ballot is taking…

FG, ASUU meet today, strike enters 183 days

The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has said the union will have a meeting with the Federal Government to address its ongoing strike action, today. The PUNCH had reported that since the end…

Strike: FG, resident doctors in talks over demands

The Federal Government has commenced discussions with the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors over the demands of the doctors. The Publicity Secretary of NARD, Dr. Yusuf Alfa, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent. The resident doctors had on…

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