Seven-month-old Strike: FG, ASUU know fate today, Wednesday

The National Industrial Court (NIC), sitting in Abuja, will today, Wednesday, deliver a ruling on an interlocutory application filed by the Federal Government for an order to compel the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), to call-off its seven months’ old lingering strike. At the end of arguments canvassed by counsel to the parties, the presiding judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, adjourned the application for ruling. While James Igwe appeared for the Federal Government, ASUU was represented by Femi Falana. Making his submissions during yesterday’s proceedings, counsel to the Federal Government,…

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NANS vows to shut down Nigerian airports over ASUU strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has said it would ground activities at the local and international airports across the country beginning from Monday, September 18 over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU). It said its decision to ground airports activities was due to the successes recorded in its road protest during which several highways were blocked. The NANS leadership, which made the disclosure at a press conference in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the grounding of airports was to make the…

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ASUU Strike: “Don’t drag our parents into this”, NANS warns NAPTAN, over N10, 000 support levy

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned the National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria, (NAPTAN), to forget about its proposal to the Federal Government. Its National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, stated this during an interview on a television programme yesterday. Osodeke was reacting to the statement by the NAPTAN National Public Relations Officer, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, on Tuesday, in Osogbo, that the body had written to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, proposing the levy as a means of parents supporting the Government in funding university education. NANS…

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ASUU strike: Protesting students block Sagamu-Benin Expressway

Students in Ogun on Monday blocked the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in protest against the ongoing strike action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The joint protest had in attendance students from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye;  Tai Solarin University of Education, Science and Technology (TASUED) Ijagun and Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta. The students stormed the TASUED axis and blocked the expressway leaving many motorists stranded and travellers trapped. The students carried placards with inscriptions such as “#End ASUU strike now#”, “We say no to educational…

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ASUU strike: Nigerian students threaten to stop presidential primaries

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has threatened to frustrate all political gatherings by the two major parties and activities leading to the selection of candidates if the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), is not called off. 1 The association condemned politicians for showing no concern for the plight of the students but being busy pursuing their ‘selfish and inordinate ambitions’ to become the next president while students stay at home with no solution in sight. In an issued statement yesterday, the association said,…

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‘Leadership deficit pushing Nigeria to brink of collapse’ – NANS warns

…Tells ASUU, FG to call-off strike in 12 days The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has said the deficit created by the lack of political will to prepare students and youths to be responsible future leaders, remains the major crisis confronting the nation. The Chairman, NANS/JCC, Ekiti axis, Felix Olanrewaju, said this, yesterday, at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, during a pioneer ‘Leadership Summit’, organised by NANS, with the theme: “Redefining Students’ Leadership”. Lamenting that Nigeria is now on the verge of total collapse, NANS posited that the situation…

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‘Nigeria’ll be shut down if fuel subsidy is removed’, NANS threatens FG

…Rejects proposed N2.8tr palliative for poorest Nigerians The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), has rejected the proposed removal of fuel subsidy as announced by the Federal Government, warning that the country will be totally shut down by students and Nigerian youths should the subsidy be removed. NANS President, Comrade Sunday Asefon, speaking at a news conference on Friday in Abuja, said Nigerian students and indeed Nigerians have suffered enough under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and would no longer take further anti-people policies that would aggravate the…

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School abduction: NANS asks FG to declare bandits as a terrorist group

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits kidnapping students in the northern part of the country as terrorists. NANS said anyone with the propensity to kidnap and kill students in large numbers, as currently witnessed in some northern states,  should be considered a terrorist by any sovereign country. The students body said it has resolved its factional crisis, which sprang up recently with the emergence of  AbduMajid Oyeniyi splinter group, that was challenging the leadership of the  National President, Sunday Asefon. With…

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Kaduna abductions: NANS meets Gumi over safety of students

A delegation of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) led by its president, Sunday Asefon, has met with controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, to discuss matters of insecurity and incessant abduction of students. Asefon, in an issued statement yesterday, said the students’ body met Sheikh Gumi on efforts to secure the release of Nigerian students in captivity. At least three groups of students are currently being held by bandits with blurry hopes of release. These include the 136 pupils of Saliu Tanko Islamic school in Tegina, Rafi local government…

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Insecurity: NANS declares June 12 as a day of protest

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has declared June 12 as the day for a national protest over the growing insecurity in the country, especially the incessant kidnappings of students. The NANS National President, Sunday Asefon, said the country has nothing to celebrate to mark June 12 Democracy Day when students were being killed and kidnapped by bandits. Asefon, who spoke with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, yesterday, said it was sad that insecurity has reached a frightening peak, where students can no longer go to school…

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