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    NANS  to FG: Your economic recovery plan doesn’t address challenges of universities

NANS to FG: Your economic recovery plan doesn’t address challenges of universities

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has queried the federal government's economic recovery plan which it says "does not have provisions for addressing the critical challenges of Nigerian universities and its students." On Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike over the government's failure to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union.The [...]

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    Charly Boy: Buhari is an honourable man who doesn’t know what he’s doing

Charly Boy: Buhari is an honourable man who doesn’t know what he’s doing

Charles Oputa, the entertainer-cum-activist better known as Charly Boy, says President Muhammadu Buhari is an honourable man of integrity who does not know what he is doing.The co-convener of #OurMumuDonDo campaign, which is seeking the resumption or resignation of the president, said Buhari has no intentions to stagnate Nigeria, but the people around him have running Nigeria "like their company".Speaking [...]

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    Something radically different must happen for Nigeria to survive, says Ezekwesili

Something radically different must happen for Nigeria to survive, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has said the existing order must be overthrown for Nigeria to survive, warning that the country is "not presently sustainable".She urged the citizens to rise up and disrupt the status quo, saying, "we can’t continue to allow a few people who have hijacked our government to decide our fate".Speaking at the Big Ideas Podium [...]

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    Fresh crisis looms in PDP as south-west exco sues Makarfi

Fresh crisis looms in PDP as south-west exco sues Makarfi

The south-west zonal executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a suit at the federal high court, Abuja, seeking the nullification of the 75th national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party.The suit marked FHC/ABJ/732/2017 has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi and Ben Obi, Eddy Olafeso, Bunmi Jenyo and the inspector-general of [...]

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    Please call off the strike and let’s negotiate, FG begs ASUU

Please call off the strike and let’s negotiate, FG begs ASUU

The federal government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made the appeal in a statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, deputy director, press, in the ministry, on Tuesday in Abuja. [...]

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    Our police officers are miracle workers, says Stella Oduah

Our police officers are miracle workers, says Stella Oduah

Stella Oduah, a senator from Anambra state, has described officers of the Nigeria police force as miracle workers.In an interview with NAN, Oduah, a member of the senate committee on police affairs, said the officers are currently performing above expectations and that they should not be blamed for the high rate of crime.She said given the kind of money they [...]

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    Army launches strike force to crush Boko Haram insurgents

Army launches strike force to crush Boko Haram insurgents

In a renewed onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east, the Nigerian army has inaugurated special mobile strike force.Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, made the announcement on Tuesday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri.He said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and [...]

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    Civil defence operative shot dead in Benin

Civil defence operative shot dead in Benin

Four people, including an operative of the Edo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have been killed by gunmen in Benin.Rawlings Osagie, the NSCDC operative, was shot dead at his residence when he returned home from work late on Monday.Aghatise Osagie, a younger brother to the deceased, who confirmed the development, told NAN that Rawlings [...]

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    No Nigerian university included in top 800

No Nigerian university included in top 800

Nigerian tertiary institutions were not included in the 2017 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).The list of the best 800 in the world failed to have many African representations, with Asia, Europe and North America maintaining dominance. [...]

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    Corrupt elements ganging up against Buhari, says presidential aide

Corrupt elements ganging up against Buhari, says presidential aide

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says “corrupt, greedy and selfish” elements are ganging up against the president.Ojudu said this on Monday while addressing pro-Buhari protesters at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja.He also dismissed speculations that the presidency sponsored the group of Nigerians on solidarity protests in support of President Muhammadu Buhari.He [...]

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