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EXCLUSIVE: Soyinka, The Arts And Our Losses – By Jimmy Johnson

Prof. Wole Soyinka

Nigeria is a country that is endowed with everything in abundance – black gold, minerals of all sorts and to crown it all the human resources to manage the gift of nature for the benefit of the teaming population. Regrettably, some of those who should contribute to capacity building in the country are only busy […]

MUST READ: Mr President, please stop this mess from your minister -

President Jonathan

YOU may accuse President Goodluck Jonathan of not rescuing Chibok girls more than 130 days after their kidnap by the Boko Haram insurgents. You may accuse the Jonathan administration of not being decisive in handling security matters in the country. You may accuse President Jonathan of many things but one area that has earned his […]

Ebola Outbreak: NUT Finally Reacts To FG’s Shifting Of Schools’ Resumption

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Thursday commended the Federal Government’s decision to postpone the resumption of schools in the country till Oct. 13 to contain Ebola virus disease spread. Federal Government had on Tuesday directed primary and secondary schools to resume in October instead Sept. 8, following an outbreak of the disease in […]

Restriction of freedom poses danger to democracy -Aregbesola

Aregbesola's victory

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, said democracy does not have meaning and cannot thrive as a system of government where freedom is fettered. Aregbesola made this observation at the Government House, Osogbo, when the Governing Council, Management and Staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, paid him a courtesy […]

EBOLA SCARE: FG shuts schools till October 13

School student

By Sola Ogundipe, Clifford Ndujihe, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Favour Nnabugwu, Chioma Obinna, Jimitota Onoyume, Laide Akinboade, Daud Olatunji, Monsur Olowoopejo & Gabriel Olawale LAGOS — The Federal Government, yesterday, took far-reaching decisions to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country as it postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary […]

Ebola: FINALLY, FG directs schools to remain close till Oct 13


The Federal Government on Tuesday directed that all public and private primary and secondary schools should remain closed till Oct. 13. The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, gave the directive when he briefed newsmen after a meeting with Commissioners for Education in Abuja. “The minister and all commissioners met today, Aug. 26, to discuss […]

Why Amosun closed down Olabisi Onabanjo University

Why Governor Amosun Weeps Inside Ogun Prison

The Ogun State Government on Saturday ordered the closure of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye. The announcement came just 24hours after the expiration date given to the students by government to address the tuition fees crisis. The students had embarked on a two-day protest demanding that the school fees be reduced 50 per cent effective […]

EBOLA: Keeping the deadly virus at bay in schools


Schools are putting in place measures to protect their pupils against the Ebola Virus Disease, MOTUNRAYO JOEL writes It is no longer news that the Ebola Virus Disease has come into Nigeria, after the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer died of the virus in Lagos. While government has put in measures to curb the deadly virus […]

Ebola Virus Outbreak: Some schools shift resumption date


The postponement is part of measures to curb the spread of the Ebola disease. The Ogun State Government on Thursday announced the indefinite postponement of the resumption date for all primary and secondary schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education,Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, made this known in a press statement. He attributed the […]

Nigeria Students on scholarship begging for food in Russia


Failure by the Federal Government to pay allowances of 322 Nigerian students on scholarship in Russia forces them into begging and illegal jobs, TEMITAYO FAMUTIMI reports When Moyosore Ojuri lost her father at age 11, her world practically came crashing. Her father had promised to give her the best of education. Although he was not […]

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