Federal Government has decried the consistent low ranking of Nigerian universities in the league of top universities in the world, describing it as discouraging.
Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Education, expressed the governments displeasure, at the weekend, in Abuja.
In view of this, the Emeritus Professor, Ayo Banjo has advised the Federal Government to consider setting up a Nigerian Universities Ranking Council (NURC), to encourage periodic local and global ranking of the nation’s universities.
The minister of Education and Banjo spoke at […]
Mr. Yaga Yarkawa, the Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, has lamented the renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the local government, insisting that with the recent attacks on Thlaimaklama village which has displaced many people from their homes, Chibok has again come under the control of Boko Haram.
Yaga Yarkawa told newsmen on Monday night in Maiduguri while visiting to receive food items donated by the State Government for onward delivery to displaced persons.
He said, […]
Aisha Alhassan, the Minister of Women Affairs, has said that women were “very disappointed” over Hillary Clinton’s failure to win her bid to become America’s first female President.
“I am very sad about the outcome of the elections; we women have been robbed again,” Mrs. Alhassan told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Jos.
Mrs. Clinton, former U. S. Secretary of State, who contested on the ticket of the Democratic Party, lost the Tuesday race to her Republican rival, Donald […]
It was gathered that the Senate on Thursday expressed grave concern over the continuous exit of some foreign airlines in Nigeria as well as the suspension of operations by others, saying the trend will further compound the plights of troubled Nigerians.
The parliament therefore said it supported the move by the government to promptly intervene in the crisis bedevilling the aviation sector “with a view to saving the traveling masses from greater hardship and reduce the ongoing suffering occasioned by these […]
Labour movement has decried massive job loss in the country as the nation marks its 56th independence anniversary.
The President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, who stated this while speaking in Lagos, said it is worrisome to see Nigerians lose their jobs in droves while action aimed at stimulating the economy is on the slow lane.
“Nigeria is the sixth oil-producing country in the world yet the poorest. Are we heading in the right direction? No. The backbone of every […]
The #BringBackOurGirls group (BBOG) has lamented that it had to celebrate yet another Sallah without the 218 Chibok Girls, who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect, April 14, 2014.
Speaking during the daily sit-out of the group, one of the members of the group, Abubakar Yusuf stated that it was unfortunate that Sallah after Sallah, celebrations after since the abduction, the whereabouts of the girls were still unknown.
He called on the government to act and fast and bring about the […]
The Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State has cautioned those involved in the persistent incursions on its land to desist from such act.
At a press conference addressed by senior members of the university, including the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Dr. Emma Enemuo in Owerri, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze lamented that despite extensive benefits handed out to the host communities which include; free medical attention, employments, favourable admission policies amongst others, acts of […]
Things would have been better if Nigeria did not gain Independence – 99-year-old former civil servant laments
A 99-year-old man, Albert Adesanwo, who served as a technician at the Nigerian Navy, has declared that if he had a second chance to return to life after death, it won’t be as a black man nor a Nigerian.
Speaking with the Newsmen on Sunday, the elderly man noted that Nigeria before Independence was much better than what was obtainable in the present day.
According to him, “Because then, the economy was better, people had good food to eat without spending too […]
Coach of Nigeria Olympic team Samson Siasia has raised alarm over the team’s shoddy preparations for the Rio Olympics, saying “we cannot be going for Gold and we are begging for money.”
The country’s team to the Rio Olympics in August are training in Atlanta, United States of America, ahead of the summer games, but the outspoken Siasia has been far from impressed with his team’s build-up.
“It is not a good image to go to the Olympics while trying to beg […]