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Maritime University gets approval to begin degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, to begin undergraduate degree programmes from the 2017/2018 academic session.

NANS cautions against delay in implementation of EEP

The National President of the National Association of the Nigerian Students(NANS) says it will resist any move toward delaying the implementation of Federal Government’s Energising Education Programme (EEP).

No fraud in universities power projects – Babatunde Fashola

He said all that was required would have been “a simple letter” requesting his ministry or the agency to clarify issues that agitated lawmakers about the projects.

University of Benin pensioners laud PTAD

University of Benin branch of the Nigeria Union of pensioners (NUP), has passed a vote of confidence on the Executive Secretary/Director, General Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, praising what they perceive as her unparalleled dedication to the course of addressing issues affecting pensioners in the country.

University of Benin lecturers jittery as investigative panel demands account details

A Visitation Panel set up to investigate allegations of fraud in 11 Federal Universities and Federal Polytechnics, including the University of Benin (UNIBEN) and the Auchi Polytechnic, is set to demand for the multiple bank account details allegedly being operated by the respective institutions in defiance of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), as directed by the federal government.

N10bn universities solar project aimed at developing education sector – power ministry

The project, is part of the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) of the Federal Government aimed at rejuvenating the nation’s education system by providing uninterrupted power supply to the institutions, the ministry said.

Senate queries N10 billion expenditure on solar power for universities

The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, yesterday demanded explanation on the solar power projects for nine universities estimated to gulp a whopping sum of N10 billion.

Time for the APC federal government to think

This is the time for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to settle down and reflect. I mean think about their failure in governance.

Strikes: Fed govt threatens to invoke ‘no work, no pay’ law

The meeting between the Federal Government Negotiation Team and striking non teaching staff in the universities was inconclusive last night but with some agreements reached between the two parties.

Fed govt, ASUU resolve to set up committee to actualize 2009 agreement

The Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have resolved to set up seven-man committee to work out modalities for the actualization of its 2009 agreement.

Why they boycotted meeting with fed govt – ASUU

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, has explained why they stayed away from the scheduled meeting with the Federal Government on Tuesday.

Strike: ASUU boycotts meeting with fed govt

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Tuesday, were absent at a meeting called at the instance of the Federal Government over the lingering industrial action in universities.

JAMB and the politics of cut-off marks

I write as a reporter and as a stakeholder who attended the 2017/2018 Policy Meeting on plans and modalities for the conduct of admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria at the Andrews Otutu Obaseki Auditorium, National Judicial Institute in Abuja, on August 22.

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Federal govt economic policies bearing positive fruits – Kaduna Chamber

Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), has commended the Federal Government for banning the importation of goods and service the country has comparative advantage.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls to join #BringBackOurGirls

Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday.

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We are not at war with Benue – Governor Al-Makura

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that his administration is not at war with Benue State over the implementation of the anti-open grazing law.

Federal govt urged to demonstrate will to enact environmental laws

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Death toll from Borno multiple blasts hits 21

Death toll from multiple bomb explosions at a fish market near Maiduguri weekend has risen to 21.

Pasuma: I see myself becoming Nigeria’s president

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Methodist Prelate Kanu-Uche prefers ranches to colonies

The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr Samuel Kanu-Uche, said on Sunday that the church prefers ranches to be built by individuals, who have ownership of the cattle as a business venture in their host communities