Council chair advocates adequate funding of varsity system

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) has appealed to the federal and state government to allocate adequate funding to Nigerian universities, saying such would go a long way in enhancing their productivity. This was even as he pledged that the university would embark on massive construction of students’ hostels to accommodate students living in sub-standard shelters outside the campus. The Pro-Chancellor, who was on his inaugural visit to the university, made the plea during an interactive session with the management,…

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Stakeholders want increase in police funding, barracks clean up

A roundtable discussion on the menace and security challenge posed by Badoo, a cult gang fingered for indiscriminate killings and terror operations in Ikorodu, area of Lagos has called for increase funding and better training of the Nigerian Police if they are to effectively perform the task of protecting the citizenry. It also wants healthier and more congenial living conditions for the officers and other security forces. Moderated by Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, dean, College of Social and Management Sciences, Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu; the roundtable also asked the government…

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NIPCO raises CSR funding

…….restates host community’s devt   NIPCO Plc has restated its commitment to host community development as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives especially in the realms of education development through facility upgrade and co -curricular activities in primary schools in Lagos State. Chief Corporate Affairs Manager [CCAM] of the company, Mr. Lawal Taofeek, disclosed this in a statement issued after his address at the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board [SUBEB] Sports Festival / Merit Award for primary school pupils and teachers in Apapa area of the state. He…

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ICPC institutes anti-graft monitoring unit in EKSU

Towards building capacity for corruption-free and transparent system, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated the Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTMU). The inauguration of the unit, according to the university, is in line with the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, to run a corruption-free system and transparent financial operations. The vice-chancellor, during his meeting with the unit, expressed satisfaction with the establishment and operation of the anti-corruption and transparency monitoring unit, even as he commended their efforts towards…

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Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

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FG ‘s anti-corruption fight, good omen for Nigeria –Shekarau

Former Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has lauded the anti corruption fight by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as a good omen. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former Kano State governor, made this disclosure to newsmen in Sokoto yesterday. Shekarau said: “The efforts by the president to fight corruption in all its ramifications is good for Nigeria. ”Anybody, who gets any money fraudulently should be arrested, thoroughly investigated and prosecuted. ”I am a strong advocate of anti-corruption fight, as I set up an anti-corruption and…

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2018 Games torch relay to begin in Nov

The torch relay for next year’s Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometres around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the Feb. 9-25 Games, organisers said on Monday. The flame will be lit in Olympia, Greece on Oct. 24 before coming to Korea for the domestic relay. It would then be taken through 17 cities and provinces by 7,500 torchbearers, beginning on Nov. 1 — the 100-day countdown to the Games, POCOG said in a statement. The identity of…

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Report: With Nigeria’s northeast facing famine, WFP funds could dry up

  The United Nations’ World Food Programme could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. In the northeast, 4.7 million people, many of them refugees from the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, need rations to survive, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), one of the main aid groups handing out food. Many of those living in camps for displaced people say…

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