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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate re-introduces bill to establish South East commission

Clause 15 (2a) of the bill which identifies source of funding for the commission, stipulates that the equivalent of 10% of the total monthly statutory allocation due to the member states of the commission shall be from the federation account.
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, says criminals are using ungoverned spaces across the country to unleash terror on law-abiding citizens.

TETFUND scribe urges university lecturers to strengthen research development

Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has commissioned eight major physical projects worth N1.5 b at the Federal University, Dutse (FUD), with a charge on university lecturers to strengthen research development the growth and development of the institutions for in the country.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor Ihedioha will focus on vocational technical education – commissioner

Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha has declared that his administration will give priority to vocational and technical education in order to tackle unemployment in the State.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate urges police to investigate Onitsha tanker accidents

The Senate on Thursday called on the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to investigate the circumstances that led to the fire outbreak that gutted properties in Onitsha late October.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate investigates delay in execution of N7.7 billion Kagara dam

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Water Resources to investigate the delay in the execution of Kagara dam in Niger State despite the receipt of funding to the tune of N7.7 billion from the Federal Government.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari approves establishment of NAF university in Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an Air force University in the Tafawa Balewa Local Government area of Bauchi State.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate sends strong message to UNIMAID vice chancellor over hike in fees

Nigeria Senate on Tuesday directed the management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to stay action on the recent increment of fees for students in the institution.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate directs UNIMAID to suspend fee hike for students

The Senate has directed the management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) to stay action on the recent increment of tuition fees for students attending the institution.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Oil benchmark lowered over expected crude glut – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government adopted a lower oil benchmark price of $57 per barrel for the 2020 budget as against the $60 per barrel in the 2019 budget because of the expected oil glut in 2020, as well as the need to cushion against unexpected price shock.

Institute decries exclusion from TETfund programmes

The National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) has bemoaned its exclusion from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) saying not benefiting from the scheme has adversely affected its performance. The NINLAN is based in Aba, Abia State.
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, says criminals are using ungoverned spaces across the country to unleash terror on law-abiding citizens.

TETFund to support research devt with N5 billion grant – scribe

Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro has disclosed that about N5 billion has been budgeted to enhance research development in the country.

National Assembly budget: Former minister advocates unicameral federal legislature, one term exco

Chief Osita Chidoka, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has canvassed one-chamber federal law making house as one of the practical steps toward reducing the cost of governance.

Unilorin vice-chancellor warns admission seekers to be wary of scammers

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has advised the public and prospective students to be wary of unscrupulous elements, who are out to defraud them through purported admission lists.
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Nigeria earned N28.6 trillion from oil, non-oil sources in five years

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, from mineral revenues, non-mineral revenues and Value Added Tax (VAT).
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NEITI: N28.58 trillion remitted into Federation Account in five years

N28.58 trillion was remitted to Nigeria’s Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, according to a report from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

Saudi Arabia donates books to Unilorin library

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated a total of 142 books, with 76 volumes each on 20 different subject areas to the University of Ilorin library.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari warns universities to stop monetising honourary degrees

President Muhammadu Buhari has berated many universities in the country for placing priority on money in the conferment of honourary awards on Nigerians.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Lagos college lecturers resume indefinite strike

Teachers under the aegis of College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, will resume their suspended strike today.

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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.
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Super Eagles potentials excites Gernot Rohr

Coach of Nigeria’s senior national team Gernot Rohr has stated that the Super Eagles is in the right direction and pleased with the way things are beginning to look for the team and members of the team as national team players settle into their club after a productive international window.
Head Coach of Akwa United John Obuh has said that his team “won’t be complacent when they square up against Abia Warriors in their first home match of the new NPFL season.”

John Obuh: Akwa United don’t need to press the panic button

“I don’t want to press any panic button yet. I just want to believe that all we want to do now is get back to our winning ways. Once we get our winning ways probably by the next game, I don’t think that we will lose any game for about 5 to 8 games.”

Man jailed for punching his dog while walking in park

Robert Black was given the 23-week sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.