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Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by sapphiere(f): 10:15pm On Nov 20
Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes of the union.

In the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.

The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

This, the association claims is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.

Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

Apart from ASUU, the association also joined Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the Minister for Education, the Minister for Labour and Employment, the Attorney-General of Federation and the Federal Government as 2nd to 6th defendants in the suit.

The association is seeking among other reliefs, a declaration the strike of the union is a breech of the right of members of the association to education.

“A declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the 1st and 2nd defendants since March 2020, leading to the closure of government owned universities, which has detrimentally and negatively impacted on plaintiff’s learning and the smooth operation of academic calendar of universities, is a brazen infraction of the plaintiff’s right to education.

“An order of mandatory injunction compelling the 1st and 2nd defendants to call off the strike and return to the status quo ante bellum whilst negotiation for amicable resolution of the issues in contention or among the defendants is ongoing.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants whether by themselves, servants, agents and/or privies from further declaring or embarking on indefinite and incessant strikes.”

The students are also seeking an order directing the 3rd to 6th defendants to re-open government owned universities and to honour their contractual agreements with the 1st and 2nd defendants in the overall interest of the plaintiff.

The students are also asking the court to award the sum of N10 billion against the union.

“This is to serve as general and exemplary damages for the loss of valuable time, opportunity, mental torture, psychological anguish and general deprivation which the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to be exposed to on graduation.”

In his statement of claim, Agbomwere said that he is a Nigerian citizen, a final year law student of Baze University and currently the President of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN).

He further averred that the suit was sequel to a mandate given to him by the Senate of Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), to institute this suit in a representative capacity against the defendants.

No date has however, been fixed to hear the suit.

ASUU has been on strike since March 2 and officials of the union have been negotiating with the government since then.Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes of the union.

In the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.

The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

This, the association claims is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.

Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

Apart from ASUU, the association also joined Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the Minister for Education, the Minister for Labour and Employment, the Attorney-General of Federation and the Federal Government as 2nd to 6th defendants in the suit.

The association is seeking among other reliefs, a declaration the strike of the union is a breech of the right of members of the association to education.

“A declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the 1st and 2nd defendants since March 2020, leading to the closure of government owned universities, which has detrimentally and negatively impacted on plaintiff’s learning and the smooth operation of academic calendar of universities, is a brazen infraction of the plaintiff’s right to education.

“An order of mandatory injunction compelling the 1st and 2nd defendants to call off the strike and return to the status quo ante bellum whilst negotiation for amicable resolution of the issues in contention or among the defendants is ongoing.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants whether by themselves, servants, agents and/or privies from further declaring or embarking on indefinite and incessant strikes.”

The students are also seeking an order directing the 3rd to 6th defendants to re-open government owned universities and to honour their contractual agreements with the 1st and 2nd defendants in the overall interest of the plaintiff.

The students are also asking the court to award the sum of N10 billion against the union.

“This is to serve as general and exemplary damages for the loss of valuable time, opportunity, mental torture, psychological anguish and general deprivation which the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to be exposed to on graduation.”

In his statement of claim, Agbomwere said that he is a Nigerian citizen, a final year law student of Baze University and currently the President of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN).

He further averred that the suit was sequel to a mandate given to him by the Senate of Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), to institute this suit in a representative capacity against the defendants.

No date has however, been fixed to hear the suit.

ASUU has been on strike since March 2 and officials of the union have been negotiating with the government since then.Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes of the union.

In the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.

The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

This, the association claims is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.

Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

Apart from ASUU, the association also joined Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the Minister for Education, the Minister for Labour and Employment, the Attorney-General of Federation and the Federal Government as 2nd to 6th defendants in the suit.

The association is seeking among other reliefs, a declaration the strike of the union is a breech of the right of members of the association to education.

“A declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the 1st and 2nd defendants since March 2020, leading to the closure of government owned universities, which has detrimentally and negatively impacted on plaintiff’s learning and the smooth operation of academic calendar of universities, is a brazen infraction of the plaintiff’s right to education.

“An order of mandatory injunction compelling the 1st and 2nd defendants to call off the strike and return to the status quo ante bellum whilst negotiation for amicable resolution of the issues in contention or among the defendants is ongoing.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants whether by themselves, servants, agents and/or privies from further declaring or embarking on indefinite and incessant strikes.”

The students are also seeking an order directing the 3rd to 6th defendants to re-open government owned universities and to honour their contractual agreements with the 1st and 2nd defendants in the overall interest of the plaintiff.

The students are also asking the court to award the sum of N10 billion against the union.

“This is to serve as general and exemplary damages for the loss of valuable time, opportunity, mental torture, psychological anguish and general deprivation which the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to be exposed to on graduation.”

In his statement of claim, Agbomwere said that he is a Nigerian citizen, a final year law student of Baze University and currently the President of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN).

He further averred that the suit was sequel to a mandate given to him by the Senate of Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), to institute this suit in a representative capacity against the defendants.

No date has however, been fixed to hear the suit.

ASUU has been on strike since March 2 and officials of the union have been negotiating with the government since then.Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), before the Federal High Court Abuja, challenging what it described as the incessant strikes of the union.

In the suit which was filed at the court on Friday, the association is seeking an order to compel ASUU to return to the classroom as well as an order of perpetual injunction to restrain ASUU from embarking on further strikes.

The suit which was filed by the President of the association, Mr Blessing Agbomhere on behalf of his members is also asking the court to compel ASUU to pay N10 billion compensation to Nigerian students.

This, the association claims is for allegedly infringing on the right of the students to education as guaranteed by Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution and Article 17 of African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.

The association is further asking the court to order ASUU to pay damages to all Nigerian students for the psychological and emotional torture metted out to them as well as the loss of valuable time following the continuous strike.

Speaking to newsmen, Agbomwere said that the suit was sequel to its findings that ASUU members had been short- changing the Federal Government by teaching in more than one university.

He said it’s investigations also revealed that members of the union were engaging in consultancy services in oil companies and collecting multiple salaries at the detriment of the Nigerian students.

Apart from ASUU, the association also joined Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, the Minister for Education, the Minister for Labour and Employment, the Attorney-General of Federation and the Federal Government as 2nd to 6th defendants in the suit.

The association is seeking among other reliefs, a declaration the strike of the union is a breech of the right of members of the association to education.

“A declaration that the indefinite strike embarked upon by the 1st and 2nd defendants since March 2020, leading to the closure of government owned universities, which has detrimentally and negatively impacted on plaintiff’s learning and the smooth operation of academic calendar of universities, is a brazen infraction of the plaintiff’s right to education.

“An order of mandatory injunction compelling the 1st and 2nd defendants to call off the strike and return to the status quo ante bellum whilst negotiation for amicable resolution of the issues in contention or among the defendants is ongoing.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants whether by themselves, servants, agents and/or privies from further declaring or embarking on indefinite and incessant strikes.”

The students are also seeking an order directing the 3rd to 6th defendants to re-open government owned universities and to honour their contractual agreements with the 1st and 2nd defendants in the overall interest of the plaintiff.

The students are also asking the court to award the sum of N10 billion against the union.

“This is to serve as general and exemplary damages for the loss of valuable time, opportunity, mental torture, psychological anguish and general deprivation which the plaintiff has suffered or is likely to be exposed to on graduation.”

In his statement of claim, Agbomwere said that he is a Nigerian citizen, a final year law student of Baze University and currently the President of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN).

He further averred that the suit was sequel to a mandate given to him by the Senate of Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), to institute this suit in a representative capacity against the defendants.

No date has however, been fixed to hear the suit.

ASUU has been on strike since March 2 and officials of the union have been negotiating with the government since then.

https://www.reubenabati.com.ng/index.php/component/k2/item/20814-law-students-drag-ASUU-to-court-over-strike-demand-n10bn-compensation/post

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by sapphiere(f): 10:16pm On Nov 20
lol

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by sapphiere(f): 10:25pm On Nov 20
IamFINESSE

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by iamyemiakins(m): 10:40pm On Nov 20
Wahala be like bicycle

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by complexBoss12: 10:44pm On Nov 20
I thought they said lawyers are wise because they read alot of books??

The average salary for professor in Nigerian is #450k. A tout in the National Assembly dey chop about #300m a year. So in just one, he has more than the professor can mk in his life time.

why not sue FG for not paying workers and always going back on their agreements with ASUU??

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by illicit(m): 11:13pm On Nov 20
Hmmm....
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Karlovich: 11:27pm On Nov 20
These students are joking, is it the vegetable that doesn't obey or respect the law that you think your lawsuit bothers?

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by sapphiere(f): 11:49pm On Nov 20
illicit:
Hmmm....
Hi. Longest time. Where have you been?
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by ODJ124(m): 2:11am On Nov 21
grin grin grin



Thread seen...

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by IamFINESSE: 2:36am On Nov 21
sapphiere:
IamFINESSE


kiss

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Toosure70: 2:41am On Nov 21
IamFINESSE:


kiss
And you expect me to read long fruitless epistle.

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Officialhorlah(m): 2:44am On Nov 21
Ain't read shitgrin
Click like if you didn't read to the end If you do click share

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by IamFINESSE: 2:46am On Nov 21
Toosure70:
And you expect me to read long fruitless epistle.

And why are you quoting me?
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by illicit(m): 3:00am On Nov 21
sapphiere:
Hi. Longest time. Where have you been?

I have been fine


I am still fine.

Nice hair, wink
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Ayemileto(m): 3:43am On Nov 21
grin
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by eazylion001: 3:44am On Nov 21
I didn't even bother reading the whole story sef but one thing I know for sure is that Law is a useless course to study and practice in Nigeria..

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Truthspoon1: 3:44am On Nov 21
eazylion001:
I didn't even bother reading the whole story sef but one thing I know for sure is that Law is a useless course to study and practice in Nigeria..
The decision to sue ASUU is a step in the right direction. An association of intelligent men should be able to provide an alternate solution to their problems. Repeated actions will only produce the same results.

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by nautybride: 3:45am On Nov 21
Laughable but serious matter

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Kaymaxi2222(m): 3:46am On Nov 21
Smile........it be like say those guys no wone graduate again

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Joeboy12: 3:47am On Nov 21
Hahaha you people will not kill me
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by gambia(m): 3:50am On Nov 21
Who has time to read this epistle undecided

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by prince2pac(m): 3:54am On Nov 21
grin

I no go carry my Bible the read this midnight, which kind wahala text book news be this

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Funjosh(m): 3:55am On Nov 21
Too much drama in this country
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by EmekaBlue(m): 3:56am On Nov 21
Make dem kuku sell this country give all man him share to find his/her way

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by mhizace(f): 3:58am On Nov 21
all d lecturers should give each student 30 marks as their palliative, Dats all

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by ikorodureporta: 3:59am On Nov 21
EmekaBlue:
Make dem kuku sell this country give all man him share to find his/her way
e don start na...u no c list last wk
Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by prince2pac(m): 3:59am On Nov 21
EmekaBlue:
Make dem kuku sell this country give all man him share to find his/her way
Go find buyer nah bros....

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by tammie24: 4:00am On Nov 21
All the years they spent in school, they didn't learn anything

Why not sue FG?

Maybe they are just up for the highest bidder

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by Lexusgs430: 4:01am On Nov 21
Mr Falana in the making........ Falana loves to sue too...... Yet no payments from the suing......... cheesy

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Re: Law Students Sue ASUU Over Strike, Demand ₦10 Billion Compensation by tammie24: 4:07am On Nov 21
complexBoss12:
I thought they said lawyers are wise because they read alot of books??

The average salary for professor in Nigerian is #450k. A tout in the National Assembly dey chop about #300m a year. So in just one, he has more than the professor can mk in his life time.

why not sue FG for not paying workers and always going back on their agreements with ASUU??
if I had read you comment I wouldn't have bothered with mine

On the other hand
They may have sponsors fron the same FG
Cos this doesn't make sense to me

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