• Stakeholders divided over proposed scrapping of JAMB cut-off points

    Stakeholders divided over proposed scrapping of JAMB cut-off points

    It was gathered that the recent call by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the scrapping of unified cut off point, thus giving individual institutions of higher learning the freedom to decide their cut-off points has generated serious debate amongst stakeholders in the education sector.

    Though the decision is still at the level of consultation, following Dr. Fabian Benjamin’s call, Head, Public Relations, JAMB, for a public debate on the issue, interested parties have began to bare their minds […]

  • Nigeria became more divided after 2015 presidential election – former CJN

    Nigeria became more divided after 2015 presidential election – former CJN

    Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, on Saturday said the 2015 Presidential election further divided the nation, as the election was marked by demarcations along ethnic, regional, partisan and religious lines.

    Musdapher, who was CJN between August 2011 and July 2012, also warned that Nigerians were treading a path that threatens the continued peace and unity of the country.

    Speaking as guest speaker at a lecture organised to mark the 75th birthday of the father of former Speaker of House […]

  • Nigeria in serious economic crisis, divided along ethnic, religious lines – UN

    Nigeria in serious economic crisis, divided along ethnic, religious lines – UN

    The United Nations has said Nigeria is in a fix.

    This was contained in a report by the organisation.

    The report said the country is deeply divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines.

    The report painted a gloomy picture of the country’s economy, noting that most of the development and social indices in the country were below acceptable standards.

    The report, which was read during a consultative meeting on the formulation of the UN Development Assistance Framework IV for the South-East zone, in Awka, […]

  • Nigeria deeply divided – UN report

    Nigeria deeply divided – UN report

    The United Nations (UN) in a report just released on Nigeria’s Common Country Analysis (CCA), has described the country as deeply divided.

    According to the report, which was read during a consultative meeting on the formulation of the UN Development Assistance Framework  IV (UNDAF IV) for the South-East geo-political zone in Awka, showed Nigeria as a “divided society on the basis of the plurality of ethnic, religious and regional identities that had tended to define the country’s political existence.”

    The report observed […]

  • Boko Haram terrorists now divided, says NAF chief

    Boko Haram terrorists now divided, says NAF chief

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has expressed the commitment of the Nigerian Airforce NAF to swiftly eliminating the remnants of insurgents in the North East, saying members of the sect are already surrendering in large numbers.

    Abubakar spoke on Friday in Abuja at a media parley to unveil activities for the 52nd anniversary of the Nigerian AirForce.

    He said although there are still pockets of insurgent attacks on soft targets, the battle is already being won, urging local […]

  • Kwara PDP divided over Bukola Saraki’s trial

    Kwara PDP divided over Bukola Saraki’s trial

    The on-going trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has led to a disagreement among members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State.

    Investigations showed that while the state PDP may have taken a position for continuation of the trial, some members oppose this stance.

    Already, some party members are using a new platform, Movement for Genuine Change (MGC) to organise rallies in support of Saraki’s prosecution.

    Reacting to the development in separate interviews in Ilorin, the state Chairman of the PDP, […]