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No retreat, no surrender in LASU-ASUU face-off

Following a sweeping dismissal of 15 academic staff members and two non-academic workers by Lagos State University, including the chairman and vice chairman of its Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Head, Education Desk,Iyabo Lawal, writes that trouble may be brewing in the institution amid an allegation of witch-hunt. On September 7, the management of Lagos

ASUU suspends five-week old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its five weeks old strike following a closed door meeting with the Federal Government’s delegation. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President announced this at a news conference after the closed door meeting with the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja. He said they decided

NASU, NAAT, SSANU strike cripples varsities

The strike declared by Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and Senior Staff Academic of Universities (SSANU) yesterday effectively crippled many public universities across the country. The strike, coming after the one declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has further paralysed

Tambuwal challenges corps members on better Nigeria

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has enjoined members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Sokoto State to strive for a Nigeria of their dream. During a Sallah feast where he hosted the corps members in their hundreds, the governor commended them for their sacrifices and dedication to nation-building. He said

Strike has plunged us into uncertainty, crime, Ondo students lament

The Asin of Oka-Akoko, Adekemi Omorinbola, has said that the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was already having negative impacts on the people of Akoko, especially Akungba-Akoko where the Adekunle Ajasin University is located. Omorinbola, a regent of Oka-Akoko, who is also a Psychology student

Dickson applauds accreditation of 10 courses in NDU

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has applauded the leadership of the state-owned Niger-Delta University (NDU) for securing full accreditation of 10 courses by the National University Commission (NUC). Dickson made the commendation when the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, presented to the governor the NUC’s 2017 May/June

Increasing access to learning through responsible leadership

The need to address the crisis in the country’s education system, through responsible leadership informed the 2017 Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations (NIPR) stakeholders’ conference in Lagos. Specifically, the conference with the theme, “Media, communication and the challenge of quality education for national development,” seeks to chat a new course towards

‘Nigerian students have become globally less competitive’

A Professor of African Religious Traditions at the Harvard University, Jacob Kehinde Olupona, has lamented the inability of Nigerian students to compete globally with their colleagues. While noting that the country’s culture of learning is inappropriate to what is obtainable across the world, he said university teachers in the country lack