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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its seven-month old strike.

ASUU had feared the outcome and warned that the court should not be used to force the union yo call off it’s strike.

The union is demanding improved funding for universities, a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

Several meetings between it and the Federal Government had ended in a deadlock while several interventions by the National Assembly failed to yield any results.

The Federal Government then went to court to challenge the strike by the unions and prayed to court to being the strike to an end.

The government through its counsel, James Igwe, prayed the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining ASUU from taking further steps as regards the strike, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

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