• FG urged to upgrade polytechnics and colleges of education

    FG urged to upgrade polytechnics and colleges of education

    A don, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, on Friday urged the Federal Government to upgrade the nation’s polytechnics and Colleges of Education, in order to enhance quality education at all levels.

    Ibidapo-Obe gave advice while delivering a Lecture at 15th Matriculation Ceremony of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lecture had as its theme: “Attaining Global Relevance and National Socio-Economic Advancement through University Education.”

    According to him, the upgrading of the Polytechnics […]

  • Extremism: FG urged to stop Nigerians travelling to study in Iran

    Extremism: FG urged to stop Nigerians travelling to study in Iran

    Africans studying various higher institutions in Cyprus under the banner of African Students in Cyprus have called on the Nigerian government to stop Nigerian youths traveling to the republic of Iran to study, warning that some of them end up being radicalized.

    The students during a march to against terrorism and extremism at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, said Nigeria faces future security risk if it continues to allow youths travel to countries where they end up being radicalized.

    The President of […]

  • FG urged to open up education sector for foreign, domestic investors

    FG urged to open up education sector for foreign, domestic investors

    As public funds shrink following the current economic recession, the federal government has been urged to adopt innovative approach in financing the education sector in

    The Convener of the Initiative, Education Sector Investment Promotion, Arete Amana, and the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission made the call in Abuja at a workshop on the need to broaden the source of financing the Nigeria Education Sector.

    Amana who stated that government need to realise the contents of Ministerial strategic plan, the cost of implementing the […]

  • FG Urged To Increase Taxes On Luxury Goods To Build Economy

    FG Urged To Increase Taxes On Luxury Goods To Build Economy

    It was gathered that the Country director of a non-governmental organisation, Plan International, Dr Hussani Abdu, has called for increase in taxes on luxury goods to enable the government raise funds to build the economy.

    Abdu lamented the situation where taxes are not collected from people who ply the roads with luxury cars adding that government should invest in infrastructure by building rail way line instead of constructing micro airport which has no direct benefit to the poor.

    According to him, no […]

  • FG urged not to grant amnesty to Niger Delta militants

    FG urged not to grant amnesty to Niger Delta militants

    A human rights advocacy group, the Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA), has said those engaged in destruction of oil and gas infrastructures under the guise of agitation are terrorists, hence they should not be granted amnesty by the federal government.

    The group urged the federal government to reject calls in some quarters that amnesty be granted to the militants. It said the amnesty is very expensive to maintain and also encourages criminality.

    Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, ASJA national president, […]

  • FG urged to invest recovered loot in housing

    FG urged to invest recovered loot in housing

    A call has gone to the Federal government to invest recovered looted funds in the development of low-cost housing and mortgage financing to facilitate the reduction of housing deficit in Nigeria.

    Director-General, Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders (IMBL), Elisha Jasper, made the call in a congratulatory message to the President Muhammadu Buhari on his one year in office.

    “There is a lack of mortgage professionals in Nigeria due to lack of mortgage studies; thereby creating a lack of knowledge and skills […]