• LAUTECH students appeal for end to strike

    LAUTECH students appeal for end to strike

    Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have appealed to the Oyo and Osun state governments, owners of the institution, to take steps to end the ongoing strike.

    They described the lack of resolution of the industrial action for the past five months as one capable of putting their academic careers in jeopardy.

    The students have been staying at home since June when workers of the university embarked on strike over non-payment of salaries.

    But some of the students who visited […]

  • How to end militant attacks in Niger Delta – Mitee explains

    How to end militant attacks in Niger Delta – Mitee explains

    The wave of attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta will stop only if the Federal Government commits itself to a genuine dialogue.

    The chairman of the default Technical Committee on the Niger Delta, Ledum Mitee, said in Port Harcourt, that irrespective of the recent stakeholder meeting between the presidency and Niger Delta leaders, the attitude of the Federal Government had not shown it was committed to dialogue.

    According to Mitee, while government strategy to end the crisis in […]

  • PDP crises will be over before next month end – Makarfi assures

    PDP crises will be over before next month end – Makarfi assures

    According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee Chairman, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, has predicted that the leadership crises that have bedeviled the party will be over by the end of the year.

    Speaking in Abuja, the former Kaduna State governor said the decision to give the caretaker committee a one year extension in Port Harcourt during the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in August was a right decision.

    According to Makarfi, before the tenure of his committee […]

  • End to Niger Delta challenges lie with the elite, says Osinbajo

    End to Niger Delta challenges lie with the elite, says Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the end to the sundry problem of vandalisation of critical infrastructure among others in the Niger Delta region lies within the purview of the elite and other stakeholders in the area.

    He said that militants and all the aggrieved parties in the region must also meet get their problems resolved once and for all.

    This came as the presidency yesterday received another list of fresh‎ demands by the Niger Delta Peoples Congress (NDPC).

    Recall that President […]

  • Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    An Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged Niger Delta militants to give President Muhammadu Buhari a chance to fix the problems in the region.

    He stated that the current administration had shown sincerity of purpose towards resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta.

    Clark, who also doubles as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum which recently met with the President, alleged that some politicians within and outside the region were sponsoring militants to discredit the dialogue team led by […]

  • FG denies closing Shagamu end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway

    FG denies closing Shagamu end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway

    According to reports, the Federal Government has denied closing the Shagamu end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as being speculated by the populace.

    This follows the panic of traffic build-up along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as a result of alleged “closure” of the road.

    A statement from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Friday said it was only a diversion of traffic on the road and not total closure.

    The statement issued by Mr. Hakeem Bello, Special Adviser, Communications to the Minister […]

  • Rice importation to end next year – FG

    Rice importation to end next year – FG

    Rice importation into the country is to end next year, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, has assured.

    He spoke at a joint Anchor Borrowers rice farm inspection with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and the Governor of Niger State, Alh Abubakar Bello, at Sunti, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, at the weekend.

    According to him “The federal government’s massive rice production programme, has made huge impacts on the […]

  • FG’s policies, reforms will end economic woes – Osinbajo

    FG’s policies, reforms will end economic woes – Osinbajo

    According to report, the federal government has announced plans to invest massively in infrastructure and human capacity development, noting that the present administration is focusing on policies and reform efforts geared at promoting diversification and structural reform of the economy.

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo explained that a successful execution of the policies is expected to result in enhanced productivity growth, increase in the share of manufacturing in Nigeria’s total export earnings and drastic reduction in susceptibilities of the economy to external […]

  • Nigeria to end rice import in 12 months, Ogbeh assures

    Nigeria to end rice import in 12 months, Ogbeh assures

    It was gathered that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured that the current foreign exchange pressure on the country would come to an end before the end of 2017 when the Federal Government investments in agriculture and other productive ventures begin to yield fruits.

    Ogbeh, who spoke at assessment tour of Coscharis Rice Farm in Anaku, in the Ayemelum Local Government of Anambra state, said Nigeria spends over $3billion on food import annually, stressing that […]

  • FG plans national framework to end HND/BSc disparity

    FG plans national framework to end HND/BSc disparity

    To end the disparity between polytechnic and university graduates, the Federal Government will soon introduce a National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF).

    Dr Margaret Ladipo, the Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), announced the plan at the 30th pre-convocation news briefing on Wednesday in Lagos.

    Ladipo said that the framework was still being formulated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and would be adopted as soon as the paper work was completed.

    With the framework in place, she said polytechnic graduates […]

  • Your economic policies can’t end recession – Northern elders tells Buhari

    Your economic policies can’t end recession – Northern elders tells Buhari

    Two respected Northern elders, Prof. Ango Abdullahi and Alhaji Falalu Bello, at the weekend in Kaduna at a media forum, criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic policies, saying partial devaluation of the naira “cannot pull Nigeria out of its economic recession.”

    Abdullahi, a former vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and Bello, a former managing director of Unity Bank, are of the opinion that no developing country, “especially a consumer country like Nigeria, can pull out of recession by partially or […]