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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Nigerians react as ASUU suspends strike

Nigerians have reacted to the suspension of the three-months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday.

ASUU agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months, after the Union signed all agreements with the Federal Government, following a conciliatory meeting in Abuja.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi.

According to Ngige, both parties unanimously resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.

ASUU’s official Twitter handle also confirmed that lecturers are to resume on Friday (tommorow).

“The NEC has decided that the STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.

“Academic activities resume tomorrow,” the union quoted its president as saying in a tweet.

The latest development from ASUU has stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians online.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter:

@Lukotony1 “Suspend? Which means they might still resume if agreement not implemented. Shame!!!

@Mkay “They’ve never really ended the strike, it has always been suspended.”

@Malizanna “It’s now just suspension, it’s just for the election, they might call in after getting their votes. Lets see “agreement reached and Called off”

@Djsp4all “This year’s anniversary is over. Till next four years. Suspending this incessant strikes is not the way forward. There should be an end to this. Our tertiary education has been messed up.”

@Kendo8132 “They have no choice. ATIKU was going to sort it out on his first day in office. That’s why Buhari hurriedly reaches agreement with.

@Iam_xtopher “Suspending strike Just 1 day to end collection of PVC.Good one but I think ASUU has a hidden agenda.”

@MrNoora “Asuu just wasted our semester for nothing i hope no strike again.”

@AzorgorN “This sabotage is not in favour of students, INEC closed collection of PVCs, ASSU called off strike.Could this be coincidence?

@Tobi_kalej_ “It’s because you want us to vote that’s why you suspended the strike huh. I’ll still not vote .”

BREAKING NEWS: ASUU strike called off, lecturers ordered to resume work on (08\02\2019) Friday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months.

This comes after ASUU signed all agreements with the Federal Government, following a conciliatory meeting in Abuja.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi.

According to Ngige, both parties unanimously resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.

Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Ogunyemi said: “On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resumed its strike action, which was conditionally suspended on 14th September, 2017.

“The action of 2017 was suspended following the signing of a memorandum of action (MoA) in which the federal government of Nigeria (FGN) promised to address the contentious issues within a timeline that was to end in October 2017.

“While announcing the suspension of the nationwide action, however, our union made it categorically clear that ASUU will not hesitate to review its position should government renege on the signed Memorandum of Action.

“Predictably, Government implemented the MoA in the breach, thereby forcing ASUU to resume the suspended strike action. Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university

campuses. This has nothing to do with the dubious advertorial of non-disruption of academic calendar by proprietors and administrators of some cash-and-carry universities and other self-styled enemies of ASUU.

“Rather, it is about deep-seated pains members of the Union undergo to prevent strike actions and the equally painful consequences strike situations bring to all who are genuinely averse to the mercantile disposition to university education.

ASUU’s official Twitter handle also confirmed that lecturers are to resume on Friday (tommorow).

“The NEC has decided that the STRIKE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.

“Academic activities resume tomorrow,” the union quoted its president as saying in a tweet.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

ASUU: Buhari govt reveals when strike will be called off

The Federal Government has disclosed when the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would be called off.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu assured that the ongoing industrial action would be called off before Monday.

He made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.

Adamu assured that students will soon return to school because almost all the issues under contention have been cleared off the table.

He said: “The strike will be called off today or tomorrow but certainly there will be no strike next week.

“We have virtually resolved contentious issues with the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

“It is my hope that ASUU will also come up with a pronouncement that will gladden the hearts of our students, parents and indeed all Nigerians after our meeting today in the coming hours.”

Friday, 1 February 2019

FG, ASUU meeting, deadlocked again

The meeting between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of University on Friday, has again ended in a stalemate.

The meeting, which held at the instance of Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige lasted for more than three hours without a tangible outcome.

Federal Government and ASUU were not forthcoming when newsmen approached them for the outcome of the meeting. They said progress is being made and that the strike continues.

Both parties will be meeting again next week Thursday

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

ASUU: Lecturers give update on strike as FG meets major demand

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has provided update on the ongoing strike as the Federal Government, yesterday, met one of its major demands.

This is as the union has received the certificate of operation for Nigerian University Pension Management Company, NUPEMCO, from the National Pension Commission.

The refusal of the regulatory agency to approve the teachers’ union’s pension commission for operation has been one of the major issues in the dispute between ASUU and the Federal Government.

However, the National Pension Council, the regulatory agency for the country’s pension companies, granted the union the certificate of operation on Monday.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a short message sent across to members of the union, yesterday, said ASUU received the certificate at about 11:20 a.m.

The message reads, “Dear Comrade, We collected the final letter of approval of NUPEMCO operational license at about 11.20a.m in PENCOM office. Profound appreciation goes to all who prepared the ground and made this possible.

“While congratulating all our members for this landmark achievement of the union, we also thank them for their patience. The struggle continues! Biodun Ogunyemi.”

Prof. Ogunyemi earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the leadership was still consulting with its members over offers made by the federal government.

He said the government made some offers in the course of meetings with ASUU, which are still being deliberated on.

“We are still consulting with our chapters across the country. There are promises that government made and we are trying to consult with the various university chapters on the options before the union.

“By the time we are fully aware of what is left of our demands from what the government is offering, then we will know what steps to take, even as negotiations with the government continues.

“For instance, we are in touch with about 20 universities that are affected, to be sure of the level of implementation.

“By the time we finish our assessment, we will now send our response back to the government, concerning the level of implementation.

“And depending on the outcome of our further engagements with government, we will now get back to our members,” he said.

Ogunyemi said ASUU was expected to be involved in another round of meeting with the government within the week, adding that he expected a positive outcome.


Monday, 21 August 2017

List of Illegal Universities in Nigeria by NUC – 2017

List of illegal degree awarding universities operating in Nigeria, by National Universities Commission (NUC).
OmowumisBlog wishes to inform the general public, especially parents and prospective undergraduate students that the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria has released a list of illegal degree awarding Universities in Nigeria as follows:


  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science & Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
  3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
  4. University of Applied Sciences & Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other cam puses in Ni geria
  5. Blacksmith University, Awkaor any of its other campuses
  6. Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  7. Royal University Izhia, EO. Box 800, Abakaliki, Iibonyi State or any of its other campuses
  8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses
  9. United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of :i ts other campuses.
  11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
  12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.
  13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State or any of its other campuses
  14. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its cam puses in Nigeria
  15. Collumbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  16. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  17. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria’
  18. London External Studies UK operating any where in Nigeria.
  19. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  20. Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  21. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  22. Bolta University College A ba or any of its campuses in Ni geria.
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus
  24. Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  25. Andrews University College, .Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  26. EC-Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
  27. AAtlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  31. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
  32. Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria.
  34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija, Anambra State
  35. Open International University, Akure
  36. Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo
  37. Leadway University, Ughelli, Delta State
  38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja
  39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
  40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
  41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.
  42. Temple University, Abuja
  43. Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road, J agos.
  46. University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD),  Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.
  50. Evangel University of America & Chudick Management Academic, 1 agos
  51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus
  52. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos)
  53. University of West Africa, Kwali-Abuja, FCT
  54. Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State
  55. Kaduna Business School. Kaduna
  56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
  57. West African Union University, in Collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology Nigeria, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
In addition to the closure, the following Degree Mills are currently undergoing further investigations and/or ongoing court actions. The purpose of these actions is to prosecute the proprietors and recover illegal fees and charges on subscribers.
  1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  2. North Central University, Otukpo. Benue State
  3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu
  4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.
  5. West Coast University, Umuahia.
  6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State
  7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.
  8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.
For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. Certificates obtained from these sources will not be recognised for the purposes of NYSC, employment, and further studies.
The relevant Law enforcement agencies har e also been informed for their further necessary action.

* This list of illegal institutions is not exhaustive.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

FUAM Post UTME Screening Form is Out – 2016/17

Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, FUAM post UTME screening exercise application form for the 2016/2017 academic session is out. FUAM post UTME minimum cut-off mark is 180.
The Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi hereby announces to the general public, especially its prospective students, that it has commenced the sale of forms for its First Degree Programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session.

The application must be from suitably qualified candidates who have applied to Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and have chosen University of Agriculture, Makurdi as their institution of choice.

All applicants seeking admission into FUAM are hereby invited to register on-line for the 2016/17 academic session admission. Any candidate who fails to participate in the screening exercise will not be considered for admission into the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Candidates who selected University of Agriculture, Makurdi as first choice in the 2016/2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored 180 marks and above are invited for the Post-UTME Screening exercise.

  • Candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of N2,500 (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira) only for Post-UTME Screening (service charge inclusive). Before payment confirm that your name is in the UAM POST UTME Screening List by searching with your Registration Number. If you find your name and you wish to proceed with payment, Click Pay Screening Fee to Start the payment process.
  • Candidates will be given a University of Agriculture, Makurdi POST-UTME Screening Payment Slip from the Bank containing Candidate’s JAMB Number as User Name and Payment Pin as Password.
  • Candidates are expected to register online for the UAM POST UTME Screening exercise using the Payment Voucher information by filling the POST UTME Screening Registration Form available on the University website (follow the guidelines on the website).
  • Candidates are expected to provide correct information about their candidature on the University portal and make a printout of the form filled online from the University portal.
  • Make a computer printout of the online registration from the University website and come along with it for Post-UTME screening exercise.

Payment Options for Fees/Charges
Payment in the Banks or our website will commences on Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st August, 2016.
First generate your RRR number:
  1. First go to the University website ONLY (Not REMITA website) to generate your RRR number.
  2. After Generating your RRR from the University website ONLY, Choose any of the three payment options below to proceed with payment.
The University Portal has three payment options. The options are
  1. Internet Banking: Go to the University website and follow the instruction on our website to make your payment on the portal using your bank ATM card.
  2. Mobile Banking: Use your ATM card on a mobile device (i.e. internet ready handset, ipad, etc) on the portal to pay your fees/charges. Follow the instruction at
  3. Bank Branch: Ensure that you first print the PIN generated from our website, then go to any branch (nation-wide) of all the commercial banks on REMITA to pay the fees.
The Screening Exercise Sessions
  1. The screening exercise commences on, 22nd August and ends on Friday 26th August, 2016 (See Time table for your scheduled date).  
  2. Candidates are expected to come along with the following on the Screening Exercise date at the carious Colleges:
    • The Printout of the Online Registration Form filled from the University website. 
    • Bank Payment Slip as evidence of payment.
    • A coloured Printout of original JAMB result slip (the coloured result slip that contains your passport photograph on it) 
    • Candidates without the Filled Online Form, coloured printout of the Jamb result with passport photograph and Bank Payment Slip will not be allowed to participate in the screening exercise.
    • Bank draft and Cash payment will not be accepted.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Nigeria Aviation College New Resumption Date For 2016/2017 Announced

This is to inform all students of Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (NCAT) that the resumption date for the 2016/17 academic session earlier scheduled to be 4th September, 2016 has been postponed.

The new date is 18th, September, 2016.

Lectures will commence 19th September, 2016.

Ajayi Crowther University Important Notice To Students

The management of Ajayi Crowther University wishes to inform all students of the institutions as follows:

1.Fees for accommodation in the Halls of Residence has been separated from the tuition fees. Returning students as well as the prospective students are to make a choice in respect of the Halls of Residence they wish to live in. Payment for the Halls of Residence can be done on Semester basis- Fifty-two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N52,500.00) or on Sessional basis- One Hundred and Five Thousand Naira (N105,000.00).

2.Upon payment for accommodation, the student should visit the University website to register for his/her choice of Hall of Residence. It shall be the prerogative of the Dean, Students’ Affairs, to allocate students to rooms as deemed fit. Students so allocated must stay in their rooms. No change of room must take place without the permission of the Dean, Students’ Affairs.

3.Squatters are not allowed in any of the University’s Halls of Residence under whatever guise. Penalty for this is the arraignment of the squatter and the host for disciplinary action. The penalty may be suspension for a session or payment of a fine of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00) or both.

4.Upon resumption, students would tender at the gate, evidence of payment of accommodation fees, as well as the full or due instalment of tuition and other related fees. Subsequently, each student would collect at the Students’ Affairs Office, a letter of allocation of bed space, room and Hall of Residence in addition to a special Identification Pass which shall be shown to the Porter at the entry point to each Hall of Residence.

5. For the avoidance of doubt, all students must reside on campus and no waiver would be given to any student to live outside the campus.

6. The University advises students to resolve their bank-related issues and obtain ATM cards before they resume for the next academic session. The Students’ Affairs Office will no longer issue Exeat Permits based on request for banking activities outside the campus. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to equip their wards financially before resumption.

7.Parents are hereby informed that Management has stopped granting Exeat Permits to students to attend family social functions while the University is in session. This policy obtains in similar faith-based Universities and Ajayi Crowther University would not be an exception. Parents should note that this has been abused by students in the past as a ploy to leave campus at the risk of their lives, even without the knowledge of their parents. Moreover, students’ absence from the University for social events will make them miss lectures and impact negatively on their academic performance. The only reason why students will be allowed to go home will be on health grounds subject to the recommendation of the Director of this University’s Health Services.

8.All students (new intakes and returning students) are expected to carry out chest x-ray examination at any Government General / Teaching Hospital or Federal Medical Centre and obtain a certified Consultant Radiologist Report which must be submitted to the Director, University Health Services, as part of their medical examination requirements and registration in the University Health Services, Ajayi Crowther University; as Medical Certification of fitness is incomplete without a chest x-ray.

12 FUTA Students to Complete Undergraduate Programme at American University

12 Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA students to complete undergraduate programme at America University.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA Professor Adebiyi Daramola has admonished the fourth set of students who recently proceeded to the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America for the completion of their undergraduate programmes to sustain and improve on the already established positive image of the University during their academic sojourn in America. He stated this at a departure send-off organized for the 12 students who will be in the United States for two sessions under the aegis of the existing academic exchange programme and memorandum of understanding between both institutions.

Reviewing the performance of students in the collaboration since inception of the 4+1+1 programme under which selected FUTA students complete the last year of their undergraduate programme in FAMU and proceed to do their masters, Daramola said, “I am very happy to announce to you that your predecessors in the programme have made us proud. They keep our flag flying and keep making us shine. I want you to make FUTA shine better. Since the programme started, we have received positive reports about our students. They have performed morally and academically well. As I am talking to you, one of them who went in 2014 will be completing his Doctorate in April, 2017. This is a great feat he is almost a Ph.D. holder. That is why I always say sky is not just the limit, but the starting point for the serious type. Therefore, I urge you to utilize this rare opportunity to the best.”

While appreciating the investment of the parents, Daramola said “I congratulate parents for this huge investment into the future. This is because we all know how difficult the Nigerian economy is, especially because of the exchange rate of the naira to foreign currencies. I pray that your investment on these children will never be in vain. They will all succeed and make you and the University proud.”

Daramola admonished the students to justify their parents’ investment and be good ambassadors of their parents, the University and Nigeria. He also assured the University community about his administration’s effort in increasing collaboration with world class Universities. “Our collaboration with world class Universities keep soaring. By next year, our students will be going to Germany. This is because we want them to have opportunities their peers in other Universities in Nigeria don’t have.”

In separate addresses, the Director, International Office, FUTA, Professor Akintunde Akindahunsi, represented by Mr. John Osadeyi, the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, SAAT, Professor Shadrach Akindele and the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi admonished the students to face their studies and not misuse the opportunity. According to them, America is a land of opportunities open to both success and failure, depending on one’s choice. They implored them to tread the path to success and be good ambassadors of the University.

According to Professor Akindahunsi, FUTA-FAMU collaboration is one of the most active and fruitful MoUs that FUTA currently has. He said efforts are in top gear to increase it for more opportunities.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Oladosun Olayinka of the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering (MME) assured the University Management and parents that they will be of good behavior and represent the nation well. He thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola for the opportunity his tenure is offering students through the collaboration with world class Institutions; this he said has made FUTA globally relevant. Expressing their delight, Akintola Taofeek Kayode of the Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering and Obinegbo Oluchukwu Chidinma said they are excited about the opportunity the University has afforded them to be exposed to the outside world.

Taofeek said “I did not expect this coming my way when I started my studies here, but I see it as God’s making. I want to advice other students to study hard because there is no time success cannot come ones way,” while Chidinma said “I am really excited with this achievement. You cannot come by this opportunity in other higher Institutions in Nigeria. It is a rare privilege that should not be abused”.

They both rated FUTA has a great University saying “If you come to FUTA as nobody and leave the same, then something is wrong with you. This is because there is discipline here at FUTA with sound academic training”.
On their expectation at FAMU, they promised to make the best of the opportunity, so as to justify their parents’ investment and that of the University.

The Twelve students in the FUTA- FAMU Class of 2016/2017 are:
1. Adegbulugbe, Oluwanifemi T. Civil Engineering
2. Adeniji, Oluwasegun Samuel Civil Engineering
3. Aderibigbe, Temilola Oluwagbemiga Mathematics
4. Akintola, Taofeek Kayode Electrical & Electronics Engineering
5. Okogbue, Emmanuel Ebube Electrical & Electronics
6. Akingboye, Patricia Odun Crop, Soil & Pest
7. Bilau, Ibrahim Ajao Architecture
8. Fiola, Tolulope E. Industrial Design
9. Ojo, Oluwafemi, Emmanuel Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
10. Oladosu, Olayinka Michael Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
11. Obinegbo, Oluchukwu Chidinma Physics
12. Ologunagba, Damilola Esther Physics