ASUU extends strike by four weeks as 3-months initial extension elapses

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has extended the prolonged industrial action it embarked upon over five months ago by another four weeks. Its National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, disclosed the extension of the on-going strike in public universities in an issued statement after the union’s meeting yesterday. The union said the development was sequel to an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at the weekend, adding that the decision to further extend the strike was to enable the…

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NLC gives FG two weeks ultimatum to end ASUU strike

…To hold Abuja mega protest today The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday, gave the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to resolve the dispute with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or face a total shutdown across the country. The NLC Chairperson in Lagos, Agnes Sessy, issued the ultimatum at the State Government House in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, during a rally organised by the Congress to protest the on-going strike by ASUU. Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), and other trade unions in the education sector have…

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NLC to go on 3-day warning strike after nationwide protest

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has said it will begin a three-day warning strike immediately after its planned protest and might have to go on indefinite strike if the government fails to resolve the issues with university-based unions and resolve the over 5-month-old strike. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who made this known when he responded to questions from newsmen at the side-line of the on-going ‘18th NLC Rain School, 2022’, said, “The protest happening tomorrow is not a solidarity protest but a protest of NLC against government actions that lead…

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Bread scarcity imminent, as bakers declare nationwide warning strike

The price of bread may rise significantly in the next few days as bakers, under the umbrella of Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN), comprising owners, Managing Directors and Partners of premium bakeries in Nigeria, have concluded plans to embark on a 4-day warning strike beginning from today, Thursday. Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, the association’s Chairman, Gabriel Adeniyi, stated that the decision to withdraw its services was taken following the myriads of challenges confronting the bakery and catering industry in the country, adding that all efforts…

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MAN threatens shutdown nationwide activities over rising cost of diesel

Manufacturers, under the aegis of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN), has threatened that it will shut down manufacturing activities in the country, if nothing is done to address the soaring cost of energy bedevilling the sector. The MAN Director-General, Segun Ajayi-Kadiri, in an issued press statement made available to newsmen yesterday, said the manufacturing sector over the years has been battered by numerous challenges which have reduced the number of industries in Nigeria and converted industrial hubs in many parts of the country to warehouses of imported goods and…

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Lingering fuel crisis: Arewa Youth group writes FCT Police, DSS ahead of planned protest on Tuesday

Following the persistent inadequate supply of premium motor spirit popularly known as petrol and the inflated price at the most available fuel stations across the country, the group, Amalgamated Arewa Youth Groups (AAYG) has written the Commissioner of Police and Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, of its planned protest beginning from Tuesday, June 28. The copies of the letters to the security agents in the FCT obtained by newsmen yesterday indicated that the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

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NUT lashes Kaduna Govt., rejects sack of 2,357 teachers

…Organised Labour threatens nationwide strike The Kaduna State Government may be heading for another showdown with organised Labour following the decision of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board to sack 2,357 teachers for failing a competency test. The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the State Government fails to reverse the decision to sack the teachers, including its National President, Audu Amba. The union made its position known yesterday during its National Executive Council meeting at the Teachers…

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Darkness envelopes NASS as June 14 resumption date looms

…No water, No light Electricity, water and other essentials have been cut off from the National Assembly (NASS), with eerie darkness hovering over the complex. This followed an indefinite strike action by the Parliamentary Staff Association of National Assembly, (PASAN). In a circular to members, it announced a strike starting at midnight on Sunday, June 5. The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Danzaria, made this known in a notice issued on Monday. The notice read: “Please be informed that the two chambers of the National Assembly (Senate and House of…

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Corruption: Nigerian soldiers vow to go on strike soon

…Accuse Buhari of failing to address graft among top Army officers Some aggrieved personnel of the Nigerian Army has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to check corruption and financial mismanagement among some top military officers while soldiers continue to cry on a daily basis. The soldiers, in an open letter to the President, accused top army officers of corruption and extortion. Copied in the letter, titled: “Petition Against Nigeria Army Finance Corps” are the Vice President of Nigeria, Senate President, 36 state governors, National Security Adviser, traditional rulers, the…

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Police Poor Condition of Service: Aggrieved policemen fix new date for nationwide strike

Junior officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have chosen 1 May 2022, to begin a nationwide protest and strike action against the poor conditions of service. One of the leaders of the aggrieved officers in an interview with newsmen accused IGP Alkali Usman Baba of deceiving them. “We have started planning another protest and strike action. It will definitely be nothing ever seen in this country. Workers’ Day, May 1 is the new date. “Strike and protest will be done together. We relaxed the planned strike action initially because…

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