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ASUU Strike 2013 Protest To Rock Nigeria’s 53rd Independence Day Celebration

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ASUU Strike 2013 Protest To Rock Nigeria’s 53rd Independence Day Celebration

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October 1st, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 Protest To Rock Nigeria’s 53rd Independence Day Celebration

As Nigerian FG prepares to mark the 53rd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule, some students are mobilizing to protest the insensitivity of the government to the plight of lecturers at various universities in the country.

Saharareporters has learned from sources at the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) that students at various zones of the association would demonstrate against continued closure of universities throughout the country.

In Ibadan, Oyo State, the “Zone D” leaders of NANS told our SaharaReporters that it is prepared to demonstrate on October 1st. The students said they would march from the Mokola roundabout in Ibadan, starting from 8am.
Also in Lagos, the Joint Campus Committee of NANS Lagos   said the students are being mobilized to begin their protest march from the NLC building in Yaba area of Lagos.

The students insist that demands of their lecturers are reasonable and must be met by the Nigerian government.

University lecturers have been on strike since 1st of July, 2013 over President Goodluck Jonathan’s government’s failure to honor the agreements signed with them since 2009.
The university teachers had vowed that their strike will continue indefinitely will continue until the government honor 2009 agreements to revitalize the public education.

[Sahara Reporter, New York]



  1. kogi boy

    October 1, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    What a sad way to mark this year’s independence
    Is Nigeria truly free? I doubt so

    • Henrietta mmesoma

      October 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      All this is happening just because of the strike,students are tired of staying at home i must say,so they should not be blamed for there actions,FG and ASUU should do something in no distant time pls.

  2. MUDI

    October 1, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    What independent are we talking about, university students and their parent in this country are not happy, infact we are all crying due to improper planning of our leaders. You and who will celebrate the so call independent day. I appreciate the effort of NANS, keep it up. Am also in my state mobilizing students for peaceful protests. Only God Almighty will fight for us.

  3. red

    October 1, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    I thought that with d advance of technology and civilization that certain things should only be forgotten or addressed as when we were in darkness. 4 solid mouths of draging ourselves backwards from development,Nigeria is rolling down d hill with monstrous speed and we have nothing to break d fall.this days learned people seems to be d bottom feeder with little respect given to them becos less people stick around waiting 4 things like this to end.Nigeria future development is unstable if something is not done.lets not make this country an instrument of bad lesson,we can work together and wipe d past for a better tomorrow and all this happening labeled as d worst nightmare and not reality.set this students our future developer free before it becomes late or may be colonialized again if we can’t handle again which will be a mega shame.

  4. D Hunter

    October 1, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Happy new month 2 u all on Naijagists, esp Iron bar & Ms Red. In dis TENth month of d Year, may God exTENd ur TENt, straighTEN ur path n heighTEN ur success. In d face of any difficulties, D Hunter is saying… Happy new month,
    Happy Independece!

  5. olabimi isaac

    October 1, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    It seems that the best way for any person that is aggrieved in nigera is for that person or group of people to take arms and distabilise the peace of the country by bombing and killing,then the government will call for peace by offering amnesty and even start paying them salaries. Maybe we the student at the recieving end to take up arms and start disturbing the peace so that we can be heard. They are taking us for granted because we have bn gentle so far.

  6. Ojukwu

    October 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Am really in support of wat NANS r planning 2 do bt let it nt b violet bt cm 2 thk of it ASUU shld thk twin nd 4 d sake of us at hm.

  7. gift

    October 1, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    una doh, this celebration is just a bad news. What r we jubilating for, when our students are nt back in class. Pls meets the teachers demands. All this advisers that r hovering ova you, cnt they tell you what to do. In oda countries teachers are the highest paid ppl, bt in our dear countr the reverse is the case. Pls as we r merry making also pray for Niaja.

  8. Excel

    October 1, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    This government has really failed the citizens of Nigeria!


    October 1, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    ASUU Strike. Who says Nigeria is an independent Nation? And INDEPENDENT from what? Somebody should Educate me

  10. funky

    October 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    celebrate wat! i celebrate my life,i dnt knw wat here 2 celebrate ,i feel ur pains,it so sad ,wen i remember nepa ,assu,killings,poverty,bad goverment,Nigeria….water run away my eyes….ha aaaa,water run away my eyes,God help us

  11. Terryozpel

    October 1, 2013 at 8:22 AM


  12. Valentino

    October 1, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Useless country wt useless and unfaithful,and unkiaful leader go ahead and celebrate d independence u guys own d country nt d youths

    • Joy

      October 2, 2013 at 6:35 AM

      Pls. Calm down…dn‘t b 2 harsh on dem…i tink we should jst call on GOD 2 interven 4 us…..cos GOD owns d hearts of d FG & ASUU

  13. Nikky

    October 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Nigeria government realy deserve dat

  14. benny

    October 1, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    We are still enslaved to our government.. GEJ finks d way to act tough is by being stubborn and adarmant.a true leader will honor his followers wishes.for christsake..I tot we are under DEMOCRACY???? *smh*


    October 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    The truth is that Nigeria is not yet indipendent as long as FG cannot be able to reach the demands of people especially that of ASUU.
    The fact is that this strike issue have caused a lot of damage in the level of Academics in Our Nation. Inasmuch as the seeds of our leaders are enjoying their studies elsewhere, the FG should please have a second thought and still look into the future of this our great country Nigeria.
    “Remember, we have been assumed to be indipendent.”


    October 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM


    Having waited this much in anticipation that ASUU will listen and heed to the plead of well meaning Nigerian (parents & teachers) to call off the lingering strike that is about 3 months old now, but to no avail, it’s time we hold the bull by the horn.

    ASUU solidarity song pointing accusing fingers at politicians, tagging them with corruption also betrays ASUU’S deeds. Stated here are some of atrocities of the so called ASUU.

    1. It is only in Nigeria University that ASUU decides the fate of students without seeking their own opinion. ASUU are answerable to Nigeria students whether they like it or not, why would ASUU go on strike without consulting the students in their various Universities or the student body(NANS).? For crying out loud we paid school fees, students should have a SAY in the on going strike, so who is ASUU fighting for?

    2. It is only in Nigeria University that equipments for students are being colonized by the lecturers and are being use for their personal job (work). E.g. Check our surveying , geology departments. Now, whenever students are in need of that particular equipment they tell them to rent outside. If you are not faithful in little, how can we trust you with much?

    3. ASUU is exaggerating it’s relevancy, they keep saying they are society builder, have they forgotten the primary and secondary schools teachers? They deserve to be paid more than these lecturers because they work more. Some lecturers will enter lecture room ONCE in a semester and expect the students to perform well whenever tests and examination are conducted. Primary and Secondary schools teachers are the foundation of a good society, ASUU are eating readymade food.

    4. Truth is politicians are siphoning our money, so is ASUU. If not why is it that students need to protest before their welfare is being taken care of? If primary and secondary schools teachers or every sector resort to strike because politicians are looting. Who will work and how can the country progress? ASUU body patriotism to this country is questionable.

    5. ASUU wants
    earned allowance for all lectuters. Even though they are not entitled to it, that’s unfair. Not all lecturers do participates in supervision of SIWES and PROJECTS. So what is it ASUU?

    6. It is only in Nigeria Universities that lecturer’s sees students as though slave to them, if not, why would they be dictating dress code for tertiary institution? Some lecturers go to extents of slapping students. They are victimizing our students. ASUU be sincere who are you fighting for?

    7. It is only in Nigeria Universities that numbers of first class and second class upper graduates are being regulated. In fact, some lecturers are wicked to the extent of giving students grades like this, they would say; A ( belongs to God), B ( belongs to the lecturer), C ( belongs to any student that studied hard), D, E & F ( belongs to the rests of the class). Technically they are saying no students can have A in their courses. They enjoy dropping potential first class to second class. 80% of Nigeria University lecturers are sadists. Their hobby is failing student.

    8. It is only in Nigeria University that there is no mutual communication between lecturers and students, the so called ASUU restrict the liberty of Nigeria students to the extent that there is no functional STUDENT UNIOISM. STUDENT UNION’s are suppose to fight the cause of the voiceless and the oppressed students but reverse is the case in our universities, as any student union officials that wanted to speak against their dictatorship leadership will be rusticated.

    9. ASUU keeps comparing budgeted allocation of miliyary regime to civilians(democracy). Back then in military regime , our universities have no structure on ground then but now at least we have something. So, why would you expect same huge allocation?.

    10. Where was ASUU when Governor Fashola successfully commercialized education in Lagos State University?

    11. Some parents worked tiredlessly to sponsors their ward, hoping their should graduate and be mobilized with this year batch C but its impossible because of lecturers greed and selfish intrest.

    Like and Anglican Church Primate has rightly said, lecturers in public Universities strike because there are inadequate equipments. Yet, they are found in private Universities lecturing during the strike. And we all know public Universities is far more equipped than the private Universities. We understand the simple fact that we do not need theoretical oriented graduates anymore but there should be other ways to press your charges. If you asked me what are the ways? I’m given as an assignment to be submitted on Monday…..rack your brains and do proper consultation there must be an answer, aside strike ( lecturers favorites quotes).

    However, most of our lecturers are theoretical; some even pressurized students to work on their own project topics needed for them to bagged doctorate degree. Who is corrupt?

    Aftermath of this industrial action embarked on by ASUU is bad, endangering our youths, an idle hand is the devil’s workshop. There’s being increase in crime rate since ASUU strike started; fraudulent act, sexual assault e.t.c are order of the day. And most time those involved are students of the striking Universities. There was even a case of a lady that wad killed by armed robbers while at homr because of strike. ( Don’t tell me it’s her destiny ).

    ASUU are doing more harm than good. ASUU should stop posing as saviour to Nigeria students as we know their fight is all about their allowances. Stop brain washing Nigeria students and heed to the clarions call of patriotism to resume back to your various place of duties or else we will asked President Jonathan to do what Governor Fashola did to Lagos State Doctors to you lecturers.

    ASUU are raising issue of poor funding, my question is even if more money is being pumped into Universities, do they have machinery in place to tackle corruption within the system ?, that will ensured that the money pumped won’t be looted. PHCN suffered the same fate.

    ASUU have a rethink and call off the strike. Enough is Enough.

    • Garba hayanchi

      October 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      My frnd shut up ur dirty comment, u hv failed to blackmail Asuu since u didnt mentioned any dificiencies of the rotten nd decayed FG of nigeria! Nd let me tell u this, Asuu are fighting for wht they deservd nd not assistance frm FG, also an agreement is meant for the purpose of comprimise nd any breach my lead to anything unexpected, lastly its very obvious that our leaders are such that only cares for themselves nd stole our treasure for their selfish contentment, so even u hv failed in diminishng Asuu statues, may be u’re a sheedy dog to them thats why u’re criticising them.

  17. Regina

    October 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    This is indeed a foolish protest, student should call the attention of asuu, and urge them to call of the grredy thirst for money strike.
    The money realise in each universities would go a long way in solving this issue. What happens to the school fees we pay and other charges. I think VC’s should be probed. They should tell us whose table and how the money is being spent. It high time we told ourselves the truth.

  18. Umah

    October 1, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Na wa 4 naija presido o,since u got 2 d office i neva c change in economy na wahala sha evrytym.jus alow me finish my final yr!WERE

  19. Osawota Jerry

    October 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Dis is obviously sad hw can a gr8t country lik Nigeria celebrate an Independence when ASUU strike still loading and BOKO-HARAM still bombing….God save us ooo

  20. Walin Argungu

    October 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Full of shame on FG of Nigeria of celebrating 53rd indefendence day wit out achieving that of indefendence country have achieved.JONATHAN U ARE ASHAMED! ASHAMED!!

  21. Oladimeji blessing

    October 1, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    This country is annoying no light for the past five days and Asuu strike they do their own,see my blood as e dey boil,y wont the students protest,we are all stuck at home,no where to go to,how i wish my parents had money to send me to a private university,so sad and frustrated.GOD PLEASE SHOW US YOUR MERCY

  22. Svelte

    October 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    53rd independence day celebratn is a shame 2 Nigeria Govt.

  23. Super C

    October 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Hahahaha. So pathetic. Hungry ASUU, angry STUDENTS.

  24. Tipsy

    October 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    When two elephant are Fightin, is grass that is sufèrin!! Cm to tink of it, are we to graduate without school being on SECTION?! I think my President is capable of solvin da problem, cos is nt More than their squander’s! {REP. FUTO}.

  25. Super C

    October 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Wait if ASUU hasn’t been politicized, why haven’t they called off the strike since some aspects of the agreement has been met. Just take ASUU to court FG.

  26. jason

    October 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    We celebrate today because of our past heroes and freedom fighters and not because of the present political bullies and set of insincere government officials who care less about the future leaders

  27. oyebamiji timothy victor

    October 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    happy independent day

  28. D Hunter

    October 1, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Happy new month 2 u all on Naijagists esp my ms Red n Iron bar….
    In dis TENth month of d Year, may God exTENd ur TENt, straighTEN ur path n heighTEN ur success. Even in d face of multiple prblms in d coun3, D Hunter is sayin, Happy Independence!

  29. Ubani patrick anayo

    October 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    F**k 9ja and independence.. This strike’s keepin us down lyk a retrenched worker without savings, so f**k FG


    October 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    NIGERIA @53 years report card
    Electricity…. ……….E8
    Education…… …….E8
    Prostitution… …….A1
    Good Road……….. ..D7
    Banking Sector……E8
    Bombing…….. …….A1.
    Creativity….. ………….D7
    Security……. ………….F9
    Corruption….. ……….A1
    Cash Embezzlement.A1
    Leadership….. ……….F9
    Job opportunity…. …..F9…….. …..
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, Dis is serious. Is dis not extra year

  31. ritzybaby

    October 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Hmmmm, i cnt say anythn again, i will say d fed govt ave fail in their part and Asuu r so selfish n d r using our futures to play coupone n cambling wit d fed govt, haba! If part of d money has been given to dem y cnt d get it n start somethn wit it, wit tym d fed govt will pay dem in arears, do d fink to push out 500billion naira to one sector in a yr is easy wen d r oda responsibilities in d country? Nw dt all d Nigerian doctors ave started deir own strike today wat will d do? I fink it tym asuu pity GEJ cos d man has suffer enof since dz strike issue started, is just dt asuu r nt helpn matters our future s being toiled wit, n i dnt lyk it at all, guys pls who r we to blame here? ASUU OR FED GOVT?

  32. Thelma

    October 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    let’s all try to know d facts of d matter; The nature of d agreement in 2009 and why d government is so adamant in its implemtation.
    We are NIGERIANS, and d interest of dis country shud b our paramount concern. Everybody is talking but nobody wants to do d listening.
    God help us. #ProudlyNigerian.

  33. Lizzy

    October 1, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Wat r we celebrating? Dere is a saying dat a fool @ 40 is a fool 4 ever bt wat cn we say 4 Nigeria nw? Wat is FG nd ASUU fighting 4 anyway cos i dnt tink its 4 d benefits of dis country

  34. Peachy

    October 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Garba. . .sharap. .mayb u r one of d strikinq lecturers. .wat r u insinuatinq sef. .dat guy z 100percnt right. .y shud asuu punish u dz way cos of dia selfish interest. .d beta go bak 2 d negotiatn table wit f.g n kalof d strike. .wat of d 400 dat was given 2 dm. .isn’t dat enuf 4 dm 2 kalof d strike n save d leaderz of 2moro?

  35. Walin Argungu

    October 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Hmm why some students ar criticizing ASUU ? iam a student even though it would never be a reason 4 any body to criticize ASUU 4 not call off this old-agged strike.And also ASUU has the right to go strike even if it’s nt 4 the intrest of the students,ASUU hav right to give their earning allowances.period how much these lootting politicians are receiving as their earning allowances?

  36. mashman

    October 1, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Y is it dat sum pple are sayin dat Asuu are selfish and greedy? My pple, wil any of u lyk to wrk witout ur allowances been paid? Am sure d ans is no. Weada Asuu are fytin for dia Pockets or nt , d earn allowance is dia ryt nt anyone’s ryt.Moreova, d 2009 agriment was sign, seal, and deliver. Meaning it is legal nt illegal. D FG shld pls honor d agriment kos d FG dint sign dat agriment unda duress. God pls help wi kountry 9ja !


    October 2, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    I wonder Nigerians claiming to celebrate independent yesterday what a stupidity is that. Academically,politically,electrically and medically the country is still dependent on other countries what a shameful independent.

  38. ibrahim

    October 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Its rather unfortunate that ASUU strike has lingered this long under a government led by a Ph.D. holder! From all indications the president has no respect for the terminal degree he has but to listen to low-life sycophants that surround him. We are left with no option but to question the sincerity of the president on this …We must put NIGERIA FIRST…..Not selfish political ambitions by whom so ever!

  39. lee

    October 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    wetin concern student for strike sef.we don pay tuition fees,y r u doin dis to us?its nt fair o.


    October 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM



    October 2, 2013 at 1:01 PM


  42. Joseph Agada

    October 6, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    I wonder how the President of this nation can stand and address dis nation on independence day. Too poor and not a welcome idea @ all….

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