• NCCE concludes verification of Private Colleges of Education

    NCCE concludes verification of Private Colleges of Education

    According to reports, the National Commission for Colleges of Education on Thursday said it has concluded the verification of almost all the Private Colleges of Education across the federation.

    Suleiman Garba, the Deputy Director Press of the NCCE, made the assertion on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement.

    More than 35 of the 62 private colleges of education verified were given provisional approval to operate by the commission.

    The statement said that the verification was part of the commission’s initiative to improve the […]

  • Osinbajo seeks private sector’s support to revamp economy

    Osinbajo seeks private sector’s support to revamp economy

    Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on members of the private sector to see themselves as partners with government in its desire to revamp the economy currently in recession and take the country to a place of permanent prosperity.

    According to a transcript released by his media office on Sunday, Osinbajo spoke while ringing the closing bell at the Nigeria Stock Exchange in Lagos on Friday.

    He observed that while the nation’s economy is facing a lot of problems, government and the private […]

  • I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    Chairman of Dangote Group Alhaji Aliyu Dangote has said he has no plans to establish a private university.

    He maintained that he would always work toward enhancing the standard of education in the country.

    Dangote spoke through Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications Mansur Ahmed yesterday at the Royal Tropicana in Kano State.

    Ahmed, who emphasised that Dangote appreciates the role of education in the socio-economic development of any country, noted that he has been and is still helping professionals in diverse […]

  • Dariye’s trial: Nothing wrong in paying state funds into private accounts – Witness tells court

    Dariye’s trial: Nothing wrong in paying state funds into private accounts – Witness tells court

    A former member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Banahel Andong, on November 8, 2016 told a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Gudu, Abuja that it is not wrong for funds allocated to a state to be credited into someone’s personal account.

    The former lawmaker, who is currently the acting District Head of Manguana in Boggos Local Government Area of the state, testified as the ninth defence witness in the ongoing trial of a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua […]

  • Speed Limit Device: Private vehicles free till 2017

    Speed Limit Device: Private vehicles free till 2017

    It was gathered that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday in Lagos says the subtle enforcement of speed limit is only on commercial and fleet operators, while that of private vehicles will commence in 2017.

    Mrs Ojeme Ewhrudjakpor, Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM) Operations of the corps, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the subtle enforcement on the speed limit “is not for private vehicles for now”.

    “For now we are not looking at private vehicle owners because we […]

  • Why I operate from my private residence – Abia CJ explains

    Why I operate from my private residence – Abia CJ explains

    It was gathered that the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzoamaka Uzokwe, has called on the state government to provide befitting official residence for judges in the state adding that the accommodation provided for her is in a dilapidated condition.

    Uzokwe said that the official residence provided for her is in a state of disrepair, which she said informed her decision to operate from her private residence in Aba to work in Umuahia.

    She also said that other senior judges in […]

  • Lagos to shut 10, 427 unregistered private schools

    Lagos to shut 10, 427 unregistered private schools

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 10,427 private schools were operating in different parts of the state without approval, warning that it would shut them if they failed to comply.

    The state government also revealed that of the 15,000 private schools currently operating in the state, only 4,573 complied with the state’s school standard practice and other stipulated regulations.

    The Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, disclosed this at a meeting with the Deputy Head of […]

  • Sokoto seals 10 illegal private schools

    Sokoto seals 10 illegal private schools

    According to reports, the Sokoto State Government on Thursday announced the closure of additional 10 illegal private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state.

    In a statement, Alhaji Shehu Lema, the Chairman of the state Committee on Closure of Unregistered Schools, said that the schools deserved closure.

    He said that the schools were operating in an atmosphere unconducive for effective teaching and learning.

    “Some of them were operating in unhygienic and rented apartments, contrary to the laid down rules and regulations,” he […]

  • Start Packing!! Lagos To Shut 10,444 Unregistered Private Schools

    Start Packing!! Lagos To Shut 10,444 Unregistered Private Schools

    Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Oluranti Adebule at the 3rd quarterly stakeholders’ forum of private schools owners held at the Secretariat, Alausa in Ikeja, today said the State Government is ready to shutdown 10,444 unregistered private schools which littered the state.

    According to Adebule, it is shocking to discover that out of the 15,000 private schools operating in the state, only 4,556 were registered and vowed to take urgent action.

    “Government is not comfortable with our discovery that over 15,000 private […]

  • Why I excluded private sector players in economic team – Buhari explains

    Why I excluded private sector players in economic team – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari said he was averse to the inclusion of members of the private sector in his administration’s Economic Management Team because such people frequently steer government policy to suit their own narrow interests.

    According to a statement by the Presidency on Sunday, the President spoke in an interview he granted a magazine, The Interview.

    Buhari was said to be reacting to criticisms that he has no economic team.

    During the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, private sector players such as […]

  • APC accuses Fayose of spending state’s money on private court matters

    APC accuses Fayose of spending state’s money on private court matters

    According to reports, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of allegedly spending the state’s money to prosecute his legal battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement in Ado-Ekiti that the party was in possession of fact that the N22m spent to charter airplane that conveyed his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome from Lagos to Akure airport was allegedly taken from the state’s treasury.

    EFCC had frozen the […]