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Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, Wednesday said the Federal Government had resolved to investigate the discovery that federal universities collect tuition fees contrary to the laws setting them up.
The federal government may be considering a mandatory extra year of studies for Nigerian students before entering the labour market.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has carpeted the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on his continuous complaints about alleged corruption in the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.
The governor said; “To me, it is time for Prof Osinbajo to say something new and stop playing to the gallery because he is expected to know better. Even if the President does not know, he should know that Nigerians are tired of this directionless government that keeps blaming its predecessors for its inability to prepare even budget.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that ‘despite the sectoral challenges, the Buhari administration will complete major projects that will improve the power sector in the country and also implement a plan that will provide solar energy in a number of universities in the country.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tragedy struck at Akpata Street in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, on Monday night, as a family of seven were said to have been wiped off by generator fume.
Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman, South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, on Tuesday, berated his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano, for renaming a street in the state capital, Awka, which was formerly known by the name of Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki.
No fewer than 300 athletes would compete for honours in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) week-long Senior National Open Tennis championship, in Abuja.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians are to bag honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
Former Vice President and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he was ready to confront anti-democratic forces ahead the 2019 elections.
Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse was a very delighted man after his team beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday in Moscow, in spite of his dead-pan look most of the time after the match.
The new Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Mr. Emmanuel Jekada, has vowed to address the crisis rocking the party in the state.
The Director General of the Kayode Fayemi Campaign Organization, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, has said over 50 per cent of the campaigns that would have promoted the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the July 14 election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, have been done by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The US on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of “chronic bias against Israel”.
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has challenged telecommunications companies (Telcos) and other corporate organisations, including wealthy individuals to support humanitarian causes through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives as a way of helping to reduce the rate of poverty in the country.