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ASUU TO RESIST PLANS FOR UNIVERSITY COMMERCIALIZATION

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that universities across the country will resist any attempt by some people to introduce measures that are exploitative into the university system. The union noted that some Nigerians were not happy that the Federal and state governments owned public universities, adding that such people had been looking […]

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NIGERIA’S EXTERNAL RESERVES DROP BY 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the nation’s foreign exchange reserves fell by 1.45 billion dollars last month. The external reserves, which stood at 45.8 billion dollars at the end of August, declined to 44.38 billion dollars on September 27, 2018. The apex bank noted that the evolution of the forex market in the […]

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SUPER EAGLES COACH RECALLS 23 PLAYERS FOR LIBYA AFCON QUALIFIER

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has invited Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for this month’s double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi will return alongside Italy–based duo William Ekong and Olaoluwa Aina. Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home–based professional. All invited players are to report […]

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AVIATION AGENCY ADVOCATES LOCAL AVIATION FUEL PRODUCTION

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has asked stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to begin local production of aviation fuel in line with the Nigerian content development initiative of the Federal Government. Managing Director of the Agency, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, who disclosed this added that due to the high cost of aviation fuel, it […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO BROADEN APICULTURE SECTOR

The Federal Government has set machinery in motion for the development of the apiculture industry as part of its efforts to broaden the agricultural sector. Apiculture is the process and business of beekeeping. President Muhammadu Buhari who made this known in Abuja, noted that the government was building the capacities of bee-keepers and processors to […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS PLATEAU VIOLENCE

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest violence in Jos which led to the imposition of a curfew in the Plateau state capital. The President expressed his worries over the seeming indifference to the sanctity of life by criminals. The President recalled that through the last three and a half years of the present administration […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TARGETS SIX BILLION NAIRA FROM CONCESSION OF TWENTY SILOS

The Federal Government is to get about 6 billion naira from the concession of 20 silos in different parts of the country to private sector operators. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said in Abuja that the Federal Executive Council approved the plan at its meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday. […]

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EUROPEAN UNION TRAINS INEC AND SECURITY AGENTS ON ELECTION PROSECUTION

The European Union, in an effort to improve the capacity of the legal officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agents to prosecute election offenders, has put together a two-day capacity building training in Sokoto. The training supported by the European Union Centre for Electoral Support will be the first time the police […]

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LABOUR UNIONS AGAIN DEMAND NEGOTIATIONS ON MINIMUM WAGE

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it would make good its threat to call out workers on a nationwide industrial action at the expiration of its 14-day ultimatum if the federal government fails to reconvene the tripartite committee on negotiations for a new minimum wage. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said the National Executive Committee […]

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Makinde Promises To ‘Move’ Ministry Of Agric To Oke Ogun, Ibarapa, Restores LAUTECH’s glory

Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Seyi Makinde said a strategic proportion of the Ministry of Agriculture will relocate to Oke Ogun and Ibarapa to actualise and monitor government plans for their food and cash crop potentials, while he will consolidate infrastructure in Ibadan and Oyo areas. The PDP aspirant asked the people […]

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