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Lagosians Will Miss My Government If We Don’t Continue

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Fashola says Lagosians will miss his government if they don’t allow him to go for a second term as the governor of the state in the forthcoming 2023 gubernatorial elections. Sanwo Olu said while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday He said the state …

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Fayemi’s Ex-SSG Wins Ekiti APC Governorship Primary

The immediate past Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has emerged winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ekiti State Oyebanji was declared the winner by the Chairman of the committee for the primary election, Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State . Badaru announced …

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BREAKING: NLC Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike Over Subsidy Removal

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced the suspension of its planned nationwide protest scheduled for Thursday, Janaury 27 and February 2. The labour union took the decision at its National Executive Council meeting on Tuesday The Congress said the decision to suspend the protest was necessitated following the stopping …

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FG Suspends Planned Petrol Subsidy Removal

The federal government has announced suspension of  the planned petrol subsidy removal till further notice. The minister  of finance, budget, national planning, Zainab Ahmed stated this during a meeting held at the National Assembly on Monday in Abuja. . The meeting was convened at the instance of Ahmad Lawan, president …

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MDA collaboration, key to enforcing tobacco graphic health warning policy

The December 8, 2021, sensitization, and enforcement exercise on the new graphic health warning policy on tobacco products, marked a new day in Nigeria’s tobacco control journey. The exercise, carried out by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) in Abuja, happened at a time that most Nigerians had …

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Nnamdi Kanu Hires Mike Ozekhome As Lead Counsel

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has engaged the service of human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome  as his lead counsel in his on-going case. One of the counsels for the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed this on Tuesday just before Kanu’s trial commenced. Ozekhome also confirmed …

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Financing and making university education better in Africa

In this report, Olayinka Oyegbile, who recently attended an international conference on tertiary education in Africa, writes about how to make university education funding and teaching better on the continent.       Perhaps to demonstrate the importance of education to human endeavours, academics, founders, donors and all those concerned …

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Conversations on the Impacts of Private Universities on Public Universities in Africa (Part 3)

By Toyin Falola   This conference was a gathering of progressivists. While planning for the conference, we invited a unique composition of participants because our aims were not as commonly seen elsewhere. We were quick to realise that for the conference to have the effects we expect and hope it …

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FG Lifts Suspension on Twitter

The federal government has approved the  lifting of  the suspension placed on the operations  of the micro-blogging site, Twitter in Nigeria This was disclosed by the National Information Technology(NITDA) in a statement issued on Tuesday, adding that the lifting will be effective from midnight Janaury 13 2022. The statement signed …

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Conversations on the Impacts of Private Universities on Public Universities in Africa (Part Two)

By Toyin Falola Of all the superstructures that hold the evolution and development of a society, the education sector accounts for a wholesome characterisation of civilisations and cultures. This was the basis of the conference conveyed by the University of Texas at Austin, funded by the Carnegie Corporation. The overall …

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