Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    ASUU rejects new acceptance fee for LASU students

ASUU rejects new acceptance fee for LASU students

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the management of  Lagos State University (LASU) of  increasing acceptance fee for its personal gains.The university had announced the increment of its acceptance fee from N10,000 to N20,000.In a statement by Olusiji Sowande, coordinator, ASUU Lagos zone, the union rejected the claim that the institution needed the money to provide more infrastructure."Comrades and [...]

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    Osun ‘free train’ takes off from Lagos Saturday morning

Osun ‘free train’ takes off from Lagos Saturday morning

The Osun state government says its annual Christmas and new year free train ride will be out this year to convey holidaymakers from Lagos to the state by 10am on Saturday.Since 2011, the government has been organising free rides for its people in Lagos during festive period.According to a statement, the free train ride is in line with the administration of [...]

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    We are out to promote creativity on our continent, says NGO supporting African entrepreneurs

We are out to promote creativity on our continent, says NGO supporting African entrepreneurs

The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has been offering support to Africans interested in developing technological innovations to solve problems on the continent and the globe at large.According to Pauline Koelbl, IPA director, the foundation seeks to increase Africa’s prosperity through investing in home-grown innovations and entrepreneurship.It also plans to strengthen African innovation ecosystems and mobilise [...]

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    $1bn B’Haram fund is ‘a step in the right direction’

$1bn B’Haram fund is ‘a step in the right direction’

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATRE), a civil society group, has described the approval of $1 billion for the fight against Boko Haram insurgency as a step in the right direction.   The decision to take the money from the crude account was announced during the national economic council meeting of Thursday.   All the governors of the 36 states were said to have endorsed the [...]

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    Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

The National Association of Seadogs, a humanitarian organisation, says the rate of unemployment in the country is the immediate cause of illegal migration of Nigerians to Libya.In a statement by Arthur Boje, its president, the group said it conducted a poll tagged “Libya Slave Trade: What should be done to discourage Nigerians from these dangerous journeys?', on Twitter.Boje said the poll [...]

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    We want to help those who just returned from Libya, says Esther Ajayi foundation

We want to help those who just returned from Libya, says Esther Ajayi foundation

Esther Ajayi, founder of Love of Christ Generation C&S Church, London, is a philanthropist. Through Esther Ajayi Foundation, a charity organisation she founded at the age of 19, Ajayi has touched so many lives.In an interview with TheCable, Ajayi explained how she is naturally inclined to giving. She said her foundation is in Africa to give back some of its [...]

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    TOS Foundation feeds 1,000 orphans and IDPs

TOS Foundation feeds 1,000 orphans and IDPs

The Osasu Show (TOS) Foundation, a non-government organization, on Saturday hosted a Christmas party for over 1000 internally displaced persons and orphans at the Riverplate park, Wuse 2, Abuja. The foundation is focused on improving the welfare and livelihood of the women and children through capacity building, education scholarships and start-up capital.The event is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of The Osasu Show, aiming to improve the lives of the less [...]

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    Fayose: FG planning to increase fuel price to N185… scarcity is deliberate

Fayose: FG planning to increase fuel price to N185… scarcity is deliberate

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has alleged that the federal government is deliberately hoarding premium motor spirit (PMS) popularly called fuel, in a plot to increase pump price from N145 to N185 per litre.In a statement by Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, Fayose accused the government of insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians.He asked why the government chose the yuletide season to [...]

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    Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Olufunmilayo Oke, chief judge of Lagos, to order the monthly inspection of police stations in the state in a bid to check illegal detention.In a letter dated December 15, Falana said the state's chief magistrates should be saddled with the responsibility.He said the chief magistrates should also be given the mandate of inspecting [...]

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    PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

PHOTOS: Amosun, Kyari, presidency aides pay surprise birthday visit to Buhari

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, presidency aides, and some service chiefs paid a surprise birthday visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house.The president marked his 75th birthday on Sunday.The president’s family led by his wife, Aisha Buhari, and some presidential aides led by Abba Kyari, chief of staff, presented cards to the celebrant.Buhari's granddaughter also presented him with a [...]

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    North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

North desperate for oil over fear of restructuring, says Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the northern region of the country has no reason to be scared of restructuring as crude oil is fast losing its commercial value.According to Ekweremadu, the north is "desperately searching" for oil because of its fear of restructuring.He explained that the fear is unnecessary, as many countries that patronised Nigeria's oil have also discovered [...]

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    Eat Me: Boosts sex hormones, improves brain function… the benefits of palm wine

Eat Me: Boosts sex hormones, improves brain function… the benefits of palm wine

Palm wine is the whitish sap tapped from palm trees.When palm wine is tapped fresh and not fermented, it is considered a fruit juice as it contains no levels of alcohol, making it highly nutritious and beneficial to the body. [...]

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    I wore hijab to challenge the status quo, Firdaus explains defiance

I wore hijab to challenge the status quo, Firdaus explains defiance

Amasa Firdaus, the Nigeria Law School graduate who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has told TheCable that her defiance was to challenge the status quo.The incident, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, has generated intense debate on the internet.Firdaus, who has been asked by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) [...]

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    Hijab controversy: Muslim students accuse Law School of Islamophobia, mull legal action

Hijab controversy: Muslim students accuse Law School of Islamophobia, mull legal action

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has said it will write the presidency over a law graduate's inability to attend a call to bar ceremony because of her insistence on wearing hijab.Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate, had made public the details of the incident which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.Her experience has resulted in an ongoing debate [...]

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    TRENDING: Hijab-wearing law graduate denied call to bar for breaking dress code

TRENDING: Hijab-wearing law graduate denied call to bar for breaking dress code

Amasa Firdaus, a law graduate who wasn't called to the Nigerian bar for refusing to remove her hijab, has ignited a debate on social media.Firdaus was reportedly denied entry into the hall at a ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on December 12.She had refused to remove her hijab, insisting on wearing the wig over the [...]

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    Sanusi’s first son joins police

Sanusi’s first son joins police

Aminu Sanusi, first son of Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has joined the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).The prince, who has a degree in accounting from the University of Buckingham, UK, graduated from the Plateau academy of the police with the rank of assistant superintendent of police (ASP).He studied Arabic in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, before returning to Nigeria for his [...]

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