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Yoruba now mandatory for admission into tertiary institutions in Lagos – state govt

All candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos State must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language, the state Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has said.

President Buhari approves N5bn take-off grant for Maritime University

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a significant increase of the take-off grant for the commence of operations at the Maritime University in Delta State from N2bn earlier announced to N5bn.

Yoruba language bill: Lagos schools risk N500,000 fine, closure for non-compliance

The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing a fine of N500,000 or closure of any school that flouts its proposed law on compulsory teaching and learning of Yoruba Language, when passed.

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