ASUU shuns meeting with FG, Strike Continues

By Maxwell Adeleye Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday, were absent at a meeting called at the instance of the Federal Government over the lingering industrial action in universities. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment had called for a meeting in Abuja with ASUU leaders, Minister of Education, among others on effort at revolving the lingering strike embarked by the union. It would be recalled that members of ASUU embarked on indefinite strike on Aug. 13, following government’s failure to implement the agreement…

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Ex-Senator Kanti Bello is dead

The death has been announced of former Senate Majority Whip, Sen. Mahmud Kanti Bello at the age of 72.   Bello, who represented Katsina North Senatorial District from 2003 to 2015, died in Abuja Tuesday morning and will be buried in his Katsina country home by 4pm.   TheElite Times gathered that the funeral prayer for the deceased is currently going on at the National Mosque, Abuja by 2pm before his body is airlifted to Katsina for interment.   Kanti-Bello was a member of the then ruling PDP before dumping…

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Billionaire Kidnapper: Court Fails To Deliver Judgment On Evans Suit

The Federal High Court in Lagos has failed to deliver judgment in the N300m Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit brought by a suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, against the Nigerian Police Force. The Presiding Judge, Justice Abdulaziz Anka adjourned the case to September 5, 2017, at the instance of the Commissioner of Police Legal, David Igbodo who turned up in court with an application claiming that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Nigerian Police Force had not been party to the proceedings and the court could…

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Entrepreneurship, Key to ending Youth Unemployment in Nigeria- YPNI

….Call for Review of Nigerian Federal Structure   A non-profit group, the Young Progressive Nigerians Initiative (YPNI) has described vocational skills and entrepreneurship as one of the major solutions to unemployment and poverty in the nation of Nigeria.   Speaking with news men after the end of its annual general meeting recently held in Lagos, the group Convener, Adekunle Osibogun said its organization, which recently trained over 500 youths in Ogun State on various vocational skills, is focused on promoting entrepreneurship and patriotism among young Nigerians.   The organization with…

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Aliko Dangote Set To Establish World Class University In Abuja

Foremost Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote is reportedly putting plans in motion to build a university in Abuja. According to sources Dangote has put aside N200 billion to establish the educational institution which is expected to be of world-class standard. It was learnt that the proposal has since been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC. 

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120 UTME Cut-Off Mark Will Encourage Indolence – NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the recent downward review of cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The President of NANS, Mr. Chinonso Obasi in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that such downward review of cut-off marks would encourage indolence among candidates. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had at a stakeholders’ meeting on Aug. 22, reviewed downward the cut-off marks for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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Olamide Appreciate Fans For 1M Views Of `WO’

Award winning rapper, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as `Olamide Baddo’ has appreciated his fans worldwide for the one million views of his latest and controversial music video `WO’ on YouTube. The music video was officially released over a week ago. The Bariga, Somolu born rapper on Thursday took to his Instagram and Twitter handles @baddosneh and @OlamideYBNL to appreciate his fans. “My people sorry this is coming late but thanks for all the love and support, thanks for taking it to a mill in a week !!! Oya wo!! #WoChallenge.’’

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