• Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    Strike: Release Our N800bn, ASUU Chair Tells FG

    According to reports, the chairman of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi (NSUK) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, has asked the federal government to release the outstanding N880 billion meant for critical intervention projects of university education as a way to avert strike action by the union.

    K’tso urged government to show more commitment to the funding of universities and welfare of lecturers in order to save the country’s university system from collapsing.

    He regretted that […]

  • Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has commended Governor Nyesom Wike on his efforts at transforming Rivers State despite the current economic recession in the country.

    Governor  Yari   made  the commendation at the Government House, Port Harcourt, shortly  after  a closed-door meeting with Wike.

    Yari, who  said  he and others visited Wike in his capacity as governor and to  discuss issues concerning the NGF, also described the visit  as ‘brotherly.’

    According to Yari, who is a […]

  • ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    In line with the anti-corruption stance of the Federal Government, the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into the management of appropriated funds at the Local Government level in Akwa Ibom State.

    Following a petition to the anti-graft agency by political stakeholders and civil society groups in Esit Eket Local Government Area of the State, it was gathered the tenure of Deacon Ibanga Etang, who chaired the Council between 2011 and 2015.

    The petitioners drawn from […]

  • Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Confirm Magu as EFCC’s substantive chair – CSOs urge Senate

    Anti-corruption groups have called on the leadership of the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, so as to give the ongoing anti-corruption fight the impetus it desperately needs and help sustain the Buhari administration in curtailing impunity in governance.

    This was stated in a statement collectively signed by Debo Adeniran, Coalition Againts Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Lanre Suraju, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC); Adetokunbo Mumuni, […]

  • UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, Sunday received a knock from the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, over his recent ‎pronouncement on banning of post-JAMB examinations in Nigerian universities, describing it as incursion into the autonomy of the universities.

    Describing the decision as autocratic, the ASUU boss in a press statement he made available to ‘New Telegraph’ in Ibadan, said that rather than concentrating on the fundamental issue of funding universities […]

  • FCT Court reaffirms Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chair

    FCT Court reaffirms Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chair

    Justine Okon Abang of the Fed­eral High Court, Abuja has reaf­firmed Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with an attendant order for the Independent Electoral Com­mission, INEC to accord him the nec­essary recognition by accepting his nominees for the governorship elec­tions in Edo and Ondo states.

    An enrolment order of the court in suit FHC/ABJ/CS/SC/2016, brought before him, the judge stated that the Ahmed Makarfi Caretaker Commit­tee lacks legitimacy in the eyes of the […]

  • Ali Modu Sheriff gives condition that will make him vacate office as PDP chair

    Ali Modu Sheriff gives condition that will make him vacate office as PDP chair

    Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has expressed his willingness to vacate office.

    He, however, stressed that that will only happen when the national leadership of the party asks him to leave.

    Sheriff, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday when some state chairmen of the party paid him a solidarity visit, stated that it was wrong for a faction of the party to attempt pushing him aside when he was elected by the members of […]