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13 children die in Russia school shooting

13 children die in Russia school shooting

The death toll has risen to 13 people, including seven children, after a shooting at a school in the city of Izhevsk in central Russia, investigators said Monday. The attack was the latest in a series of school shootings that have shaken Russia in recent years and came with the country on edge over efforts...

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ASUU: Nigerians slam Knocks FG over varsities resumption order

ASUU: Nigerians slam Knocks FG over varsities resumption order

The Federal Government’s order for vice-chancellors to reopen schools and allow students to resume lectures has evoked knocks from netizens. The FG, through the National Universities Commission, ordered the resumption of lectures amid the seven-month ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. However, the order has caused outrage among tweeps, who faulted FG’s directive and...

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BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen varsities, commence lectures 

BREAKING: FG orders VCs to reopen varsities, commence lectures 

The Federal Government through the National Universities Commission has ordered vice-chancellors to re-open schools and allow students resume lectures. This was made known in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of the NUC, Sam Onazi, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed. The letter which was made...

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Look beyond dollar to grow trade among countries, Cellulant CEO urges Africa

Look beyond dollar to grow trade among countries, Cellulant CEO urges Africa

Chief Executive Officer of Cellulant, a pan-African financial technology (fintech) company driving financial inclusion, Akshay Grover, has charged the continent to consider the adoption of a local currency as a medium of exchange to break the jinx of low intra-African trade and jump-start a more ambitious regional economic development. Intra-African trade volume is currently estimated...

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INEC should address areas where Internet connection is poor before next ELECTION – OGUNDIWIN

INEC should address areas where Internet connection is poor before next ELECTION – OGUNDIWIN

An Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Aaron Ogundiwin, has advised Nigerians to consider the profile of presidential candidates in the coming 2023 general election and should not vote on basis of party sentiments. He also queried why democracy in the country is developing at snail’s speed. How would you rate democracy in Nigeria compared...

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25 million Nigerians suffering from hunger – Nutritionist

25 million Nigerians suffering from hunger – Nutritionist

National Coordinator of Academic and Research Network for Scaling up nutrition in Nigeria, Prof Kola Anigo, has disclosed that no fewer than 25 million Nigerians are suffering from hunger. Mathew lamented that Nigeria is ranked first in Africa and second in the world in the global chart of malnourished children He stated this in Abeokuta,...

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Don’t de-register ASUU, NLC warns FG, writes Ngige 

Don’t de-register ASUU, NLC warns FG, writes Ngige 

The Nigeria Labour Congress has warned against reported moves by the Federal Government to withdraw the registration licence of the Academic Staff Union of Universities over non-submission of its audited financial returns for over five years. While dismissing the claims that ASUU had not submitted its audited financial returns to the Registrar of Trade Unions...

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Teachers decry kidnapping, rape, attacks in South-East schools

Teachers decry kidnapping, rape, attacks in South-East schools

All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, South-East Zone, on Thursday, lamented and condemned attacks, rising insecurity and other menaces in secondary schools across the region, calling for proactive measures to address the challenges. In a communique issued at the end of their Mandatory Continuing Professional Training programme in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, the...

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ASUU To Appeal Industrial Court Judgment Terminating 7 Months Strike Action

ASUU To Appeal Industrial Court Judgment Terminating 7 Months Strike Action

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to appeal an order of the National Industrial Court directing the striking lecturers to immediately end the seven months strike and resume work. This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the Chairman of the union’s Lagos State zone, Adelaja Odukoya. ASUU’s National President,...

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Nigerian University Lecturers, ASUU React To Industrial Court’s Ruling Ordering Immediate Resumption After 7 Months Strike

Nigerian University Lecturers, ASUU React To Industrial Court’s Ruling Ordering Immediate Resumption After 7 Months Strike

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Wednesday revealed that the union’s leadership will meet to discuss the ruling of the National Industrial Court. The court earlier ordered the immediate reopening of universities after seven months strike by the university lecturers’ union, ASUU. It was earlier reported that while...