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    Kwara cancels payment of levies by students

Kwara cancels payment of levies by students

Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Thursday directed the authorities of Kwara State University, Malete, to suspend the payment of departmental levies and refund those who had initially paid. The governor, who emulated his counterparts in Lagos and Ogun states, said the decision is targeted at reducing the economic hardship on parents. Last week, Lagos reverted the tuition fee of the [...]

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    Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Ogun slashes fees for higher institutions

Less than a week after governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola, reverted the tuition fees of the Lagos State University (LASU) to old rates, his Ogun state counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (pictured), has approved a reduction in the fees of virtually all the state-owned tertiary institutions. The reduction, which will take effect from the 2014/2015 academic session, abolishes the preference of [...]

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    Fashola reverses LASU fee to N25,000 

Fashola reverses LASU fee to N25,000 

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has announced the reversal of the Lagos State University (LASU) fee from N350,000 to the old rate of N25,000 across board. Fashola made the pronouncement at the 19th convocation ceremony of the higher degree award on Thursday. The governor said he had met the state executive council on the issue and an approval to that effect [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Lagos prepares for terror attacks

EXCLUSIVE: Lagos prepares for terror attacks

Lagos state government is bracing up for the eventuality of terror attacks in the state, TheCable understands. Doctors at all government-owned hospitals have been receiving training on "basic emergency response" in the event of attacks which are no longer considered "impossible" following security warnings. Essential medical materials and medications have been distributed to all the government-owned hospitals while the state has also been increasing its [...]

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    Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Fashola cries foul over Fayemi’s defeat

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has faulted those saying All Progressives Congress (APC) should learn lessons from its loss in the June 21 Ekiti State governorship election. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Ayo Fayose, won the election by a wide margin, defeating the incumbent, APC's Dr. Kayode Fayemi. But in an interview on Wednesday, Fashola said it would [...]

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How we spent $90m World Bank loan ― Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday, during the launching of a book titled “Eko Project: A Legacy of Excellence’’ explained how his government utilised the $90 million (N13.5 billion) World Bank Education Loan it obtained in 2009. Fashola explained that the loan was to improve teaching and learning infrastructure in schools with a view to raise education standards adding that [...]

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    THE INSIDER: The push for Buhari/Fashola ticket

THE INSIDER: The push for Buhari/Fashola ticket

Ahead of the 2015 presidential election, some young northern professionals are pushing for the pairing of Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari with Governor Babatunde Fashola on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). A top member of the group, who declined to be identified, told TheCable that the combination "will be unbeatable" both in electoral and governance terms. Although this will amount to [...]

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    LASU students turn down Fashola’s fee reduction

LASU students turn down Fashola’s fee reduction

The Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU) is unimpressed with the decision of the Lagos State Government to reduce tuition fees by 34 per cent. Governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, approved the reduction on Wednesday, following a report of  the ad hoc committee he constituted to review the fees. But speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Nurudeen Yusuf, president of the Lagos State [...]

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    Lagos gets approval for $242.2m IDA loan

Lagos gets approval for $242.2m IDA loan

The Lagos State Government received approval from the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday for two separate loans totalling $242.2m (about N40bn) from the International Development Association (IDA). The minister of information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, said $200m loan was approved to support [...]

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