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The proposed creation of 47 new federal universities by the National Assembly has drawn strong objections from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Union leaders, represented by Ayo Akinwole, chairman of the University of Ibadan chapter, argue that this initiative risks further exacerbating the existing funding challenges faced by current universities. Akinwole expressed concerns […]

The suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) headquarters in Abuja for questioning. Edu faces allegations of fraudulent diversion of N585 million in public funds meant for vulnerable groups. This development comes just days after her dramatic suspension by President Bola Tinubu […]

In a move raising eyebrows across the nation, the National Assembly has allocated an extra N30 billion for the ongoing renovation of its complex within the 2024 budget. This comes on top of the already inflated N344.85 billion budget for the legislature, itself a significant 74% increase from the initial proposal. President Bola Tinubu signed […]

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State delivered a resounding message of commitment at the state’s 24th Annual Thanksgiving Service. Highlighting his administration’s priorities for 2024, he emphasized: Project Focus: Completion of pivotal projects remains a top priority, aimed at fostering robust growth and ensuring the well-being of Lagosians. Rule of Law: Strict enforcement of existing laws and regulations […]

Tensions are boiling in the Horn of Africa after a controversial agreement between Ethiopia and the breakaway region of Somaliland sparked outrage in neighboring Somalia. The United States and African Union have joined forces to quell the rising fury, urging all parties to remain calm and seek diplomatic solutions. Somalia views the deal, granting Ethiopia […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made significant progress in its investigation of a suspected N44 billion fraud at the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA). The agency has tracked and frozen N30 billion of the missing funds, which were allegedly funneled into private and corporate accounts linked to individuals acting as fronts. […]

Following concerns about the validity of certain foreign degrees, the Nigerian government has announced it will broaden its ongoing review of accreditation and evaluation procedures. This expansion will include institutions in Uganda, Kenya, and Niger Republic, alongside the previously announced investigation into certificates from Benin Republic and Togo. This decision stemmed from a recent undercover […]

President Bola Tinubu has authorized the placement of Ms. Halima Shehu, National Coordinator and CEO of the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA), on temporary leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct. This decision comes three months after Ms. Shehu’s confirmation for the position by the Senate. Dr. Akindele Egbuwalo, […]

The Nigerian Ministry of Education has announced that it has withdrawn recognition for 18 foreign universities operating within the country. These institutions are no longer considered to meet the necessary standards for quality education and accredited degrees. The Ministry urges Nigerian citizens to exercise caution when considering international educational options. It is recommended to verify […]

In a significant move, the Nigerian Federal Government has announced the suspension of evaluating and accrediting degree certificates issued by institutions in Benin Republic and Togo. This drastic step, effective immediately, comes as authorities launch a combined investigation to address concerns about the validity and credibility of these qualifications. The Ministry of Education issued a […]