Activities grounded, as University unions begin strike

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have declared a 7-day warning strike over the Federal Government’s delay to pay their salaries. The decision to embark on a warning strike was part of the resolution of the joint action committee of the two unions, after a meeting held at the weekend in Akure, Ondo State. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, disclosed this while reading the communiqué of the meeting to newsmen in Abuja yesterday. According to him, the demand for the payment of…

Read More

Court stops NLC, TUC nationwide strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has issued an order of interim injunction restraining members of organised labour, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliates from proceeding with the strike they planned to commence on November 14. The president of the court, Justice Benedict Kanyip, issued the order yesterday while ruling on an ex-parte application brought by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government and argued by Tijjani Gazali (SAN), Acting Director (Civil Appeals), Federal Ministry of Justice. Justice…

Read More

2-day NLC Strike: FG, TUC agree on 2 weeks to resolve some labour issues

The Federal Government and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have agreed to give government two weeks to address some of the grievances of the Congress. Minister of Labour and Employment, Solomon Lalong, disclosed this in Abuja at the end of a meeting with the leadership of Trade Union Congress, led by its President, Comrade Festus Osifo. The meeting was convened by the Minister to resolve TUC’s and Nigeria Labour Congress’ differences with government and to avert the pending warning strike by organised labour. According to Lalong, the issues for…

Read More

NMA declares strike over doctor’s death in Lagos hospital

The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) yesterday declared an indefinite strike over the demise of their female colleague, Dr. Diaso Vwaere. Recall that Dr Vwaere died as a result of injuries sustained when she was trapped in an elevator at the Lagos General Hospital for more than 40 minutes. In an issued statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu and Dr. Ismail Ajibowo, respectively, the NMA declared a 5-day state-wide mourning over Vwaere’s death. The association called on all doctors in the three…

Read More

Strike: Resident Doctors in Kaduna have poorest renumeration

By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna. As the strike declared by the National Association of Resident Doctors NARD enters the second day, their members from Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna said they are among the poorest in renumeration among their peers in Nigeria. This was contained in a communique issued after an emergency meeting held in Kaduna on friday 28th July by the associations to deliberate on the state of their affairs The communique signed by Dr. Godwin Abrak; Chairman, Dr. Hassan Shuaibu Saliu; Secretary, and Dr. Maryam Lawal Makarfi RRO1…

Read More

Aviation workers move strike to international terminal Lagos

As a result of the ongoing industrial action by aviation unions in Nigeria, offices of agencies of the Ministry of Aviation, including the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, (NAMA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, have been locked down. Unionists have laid siege at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, causing heavy traffic leading to the airport. Recall that the unions have threatened to totally shut down Nigeria Airspace seven days after the end of the two-day warning strike. The presence of heavy security, including the…

Read More

Nigeria@62: Bishop calls for end to ASUU’s strike

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo has called on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), describing it as “tragic”. Badejo stated this on Friday in a message he sent to Nigerians ahead of the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence. He also said in the statement that the leaders holding public offices must not suspend governance because of the campaign season ahead of the 2023 general elections. Nigeria gained independence from her colonial ruler, the British Government, on…

Read More

Universities suspend 461,745 students’ admission for 2021/2022 over strike

The suspension of admissions in Nigerian universities has led to the failure of the universities to process a total of 461,745 admissions, a published investigative report has revealed. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, (JAMB), in the statistics provided for our correspondent, however, blamed the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), for the development. “Some institutions confirmed suspending the process because of the ASUU strike; the ASUU strike is a factor. Many institutions are yet to commence 2021 admissions despite repeated appeals”, JAMB noted, in the document.…

Read More

ASUU raises eyebrow over threats, intimidation by KASU management

The Kano Zone of ASUU has expressed concern over alleged intimidation and threats against some of its officials by the management of the Kaduna State University (KASU). The Coordinator, Abdulkadir Muhammad, expressed the consternation in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna. Muhammad stated that the zone had received a disturbing report on the issuance of queries to the KASU Branch Chairman and Acting Secretary, Dr Peter Adamu, and Dr Akos Ibrahim, respectively. He added that the queries were vindictive and were issued to the two officials for communicating the…

Read More

Doctors’ strike Day #40:”Embarking on strike when nation is struggling with Covid-19 pandemic not a good decision” – President Buhari

…Meets medical association  President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with members of the Nigeria Medical Association at the State House, Abuja. The meeting is coming 40 days after the National Association of Resident Doctors declared an indefinite strike. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, and  Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora. During the meeting, Buhari asked the health workers to return to their duty posts, urging others contemplating strikes to opt for settlement of issues by negotiation, no…

Read More