• Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Protesters shut down Delta varsity

    Academic activities at the Oleh campus of the Delta State University were, on Monday morning, halted by some aggrieved sacked workers of the institution who are members of the Oleh Community in the Isoko South council area of the state.

    The protesters, who stormed the university community about 6:15am, blocked the campus’s main entrance housing the Law and Engineering faculties, demanding for the reinstatement of the sacked workers.

    It was gathered that the son of the traditional ruler of the community, Prince […]

  • 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 […]

  • NSCDC reopens shut Bayelsa oil well

    NSCDC reopens shut Bayelsa oil well

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reopened an oil well shut by the Ogboibiri community, Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.

    It was gathered that the community blocked the wellhead following a disagreement with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), which operates in the area.

    The community leaders accused the oil firm of failing to honour a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with them.

    A community source said […]

  • Kwara closes 10 private schools built with wooden slabs

    Kwara closes 10 private schools built with wooden slabs

    The Kwara Government on Friday said it had closed down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorisation from the state government.

    Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau (QAB) of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the schools were unsuitable for child learning.

    Bello said that these schools were closed down due to poor infrastructure and unconducive learning environment.

    She said that the pupils […]

  • Three hospitals shut over death of two pregnant women in Ogun

    Three hospitals shut over death of two pregnant women in Ogun

    The Ogun State Government on Thursday ordered the immediate closure of three hospitals for allegedly engaging in quackery and causing the death of two pregnant women during delivery.

    The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, ordered the closure of Shepherd Clinic and Maternity, Ayo Ni Medical Centre and Dayo Maternity Home, all in Ifo Local Government Area of the state.

    Ipaye, represented by the Deputy Director, Hospital Services, Dr. Solomon Shokunbi, said the two pregnant women bled to death because they were […]

  • Schools which protested against me must apologize or remain shut – Governor Ajimobi

    Schools which protested against me must apologize or remain shut – Governor Ajimobi

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has requested for a letter of apology from schools whose pupils took part in a protest against government’s proposed education initiative.

    Alhaji Abiodun Jimoh, the Chairman, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria(NAPTAN), Oyo State Chapter, said this in Ibadan on Thursday after a meeting with the governor.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that pupils in the state on June 6 went on rampage in protest against the state government’s proposed public/private participatory management of […]

  • Don’t shut down, don’t downsize – Fashola tells industrialists

    Don’t shut down, don’t downsize – Fashola tells industrialists

    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Thursday in Lagos advised industrialists, directors and other employers of labour in the country not to panic or downsize their staff in the face of current power supply challenges saying the Federal Government has put a roadmap in place that would ensure progressive power supply from incremental to steady and then uninterrupted power supply nationwide.

    Speaking at two major events – the Quarterly Business Luncheon of the Institute of Directors (IOD) […]

  • Interbank market shut over new forex regime

    Interbank market shut over new forex regime

    Barely 24 hours after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) opted to leave naira’s fate to market forces, the Chief Executive Officers of commercial banks and currency dealers will be meeting with CBN’s officials today to discuss trading conditions under the new interbank foreign exchange regime.

    This was even as the CBN could not hold any new dollar-naira trades on the interbank market yesterday but did $13.6 million of carryover trades at the pegged rate of N197.5.

    Dealers said they expected no […]

  • Abuja Airport to be shut for repairs – Aviation Minister, Sen Sirika

    Abuja Airport to be shut for repairs – Aviation Minister, Sen Sirika

    The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Government will concession the Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano international airports in the first phase of its concession programme.

    Sirika disclosed this at the 2016 Aviation Stakeholders Forum on Monday in Abuja. “The thinking is that just like every other place in the world, we will concession our airports and we are beginning with the big four, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.

    “It would have been ideal to take them […]

  • University of Ibadan to remain shut for one month to avoid deadly outbreak – Senate insists

    University of Ibadan to remain shut for one month to avoid deadly outbreak – Senate insists

    The senate of University of Ibadan, UI, has ratified the steps taken by the authorities towards resolving the crisis which engulfed the premier university following the rustication of a 400 level Petroleum Engineering student, Tunji Epeti Michael.

    The students had embarked on violent protest over Epeti Michael’s expulsion whom they alleged was punished for participating in a protest over lack of light and water sometimes on November 19, 2015.

    The authority, in a step seen as forestalling serious outbreak of order, shut […]

  • University of Ibadan shut indefinitely over NANS protest

    University of Ibadan shut indefinitely over NANS protest

    The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been shut indefinitely. This followed a two-day protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), seeking the reinstatement of a rusticated 500 Level student of Petroleum Engineering, Tunji Ekpeti Michael.

    Students left their hostels as early as 7am, singing solidarity songs and mobilising their colleagues to shut down vehicular movement within the campus.

    They also used the opportunity to protest the lack of power and water among other needs on campus. The protesters […]