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ASUU raises fresh plots by federal government to destabilise its members

Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) at the weekend in Ilorin raised fresh plots by the federal government to trample upon the rights of its members across the nation’s universities and destroyed tertiary education in Nigeria.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Kwara government reduces ministries to 16

The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, told a news briefing on Wednesday that the state executive council ratified the merger of some ministries and creation of one other at its maiden meeting held just before the budget presentation by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Seyi Makinde

LAUTECH: Oyo governor sole ownership to forestall lingering crises

As a measure of proffering lasting solution to the lingering crises rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, of the state has sought for sole ownership of the institution, just as he inaugurated a five-man committee to help actualise the plans.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps call for abolishment of ‘acceptance fee’ into tertiary institutions

The House of Representatives on Wednesday called for the abolishment of ‘acceptance fees’ paid by students offered admission into various institutions in Nigeria.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Imo makes Igbo language compulsory in schools

The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, who spoke during the matriculation ceremony of the state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, said the learning and teaching of Igbo language would be compulsory for all students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
The Federal Government has upgraded Anambra State College of Agriculture to a full-fledged polytechnic, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, Anambra Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science, and Technology, has said.

Federal government upgrades Anambra college to polytechnic

The Federal Government has upgraded Anambra State College of Agriculture to a full-fledged polytechnic, Prof. Theresa Obiekezie, Anambra Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science, and Technology, has said.

Governor Ganduje declares free education for physically challenged persons

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared free education at all levels for physically challenged persons and all other vulnerable groups across the state.

Governor Okorocha sets up governing councils for new tertiary institutions

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has set up governing councils for the three newly established tertiary institutions in the state.
Buba Galadima

Senator Barau, Buba Galadima differ over Senate leadership

The endorsement of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, by the leadership of the APC to become the next senate president is a popular decision taken by all major stakeholders of the party, Sen. Barau Jibrin has said.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi inaugurates 14 commissioners, five advisers Tuesday

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, swear-in 14 commissioners recently screened by the State House of Assembly.
Minister of Education, Professor Adamu Adamu (left); Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige; President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba; Deputy President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Victor Osoduko and President ASUU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi during a meeting between Federal Government and ASUU in Abuja.

Strike: Federal government begs ASUU to shift ground over lean resources

The Federal Government has appealed to the striking lecturers of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to shift ground a little by calling off its strike.

House of Reps accuse ministry, agencies of paying lip service to education

The House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education, on Monday, chided the Federal Ministry of Education and agencies under it for paying lips service to issues bothering the sector.

Kayode Fayemi: University professors earn more than me as governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi has lambasted Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for embarking on its ongoing strike action describing it as unnecessary.

Wale Babalakin: Nigeria needs N2 trillion annually to adequately fund tertiary education

Dr. Wale Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, University of Lagos, on Wednesday said the Federal Government needs about N2 trillion annually to properly fund tertiary education.

NUC suppports move to name, shame lecturers sanctioned for sexual harassment

The National Universities Commission has charged Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to publish the names of lecturers found wanting over allegations of sexual harassment of their students.

Governor Ganduje to sponsors 100 Borno children orphaned by insurgency

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has adopted another set of 100 children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency to enjoy free education from primary up to tertiary education.
Tope Fasoranti

Zenith Bank’s Tope Fasoranti delivers lecture at Covenant University

Dr Tope Fasoranti (Executive Director, Zenith Bank Plc) to deliver a cogent lecture at the 13th Convocation Lecture of Covenant University, Ota.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari: Federal government to deal with university councils that condone sexual harassment

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his government “will henceforth deal decisively with any university council in the country that fails to deal with reported cases of sexual harassment on their campus”.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.