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The Federal Government says it will give more attention to fixing roads and seek some remedies on the cost of gas and import duties to bring down the astronomical price of cement nationwide. This is part of the communiqué issued during a meeting between the government and the major cement manufacturers on Monday in Abuja. […]

Nigeria’s inflation rate climbed to 29.90 per cent in January 2024 from 28.92 per cent recorded in the previous month. The 0.98 per cent increase shows that the inflation rate in the country is yet to slow down. The National Bureau of Statistics revealed this in its ‘Consumer Price Index published on Thursday. The development […]

Oil marketers raised anxieties recently, expressing fear that the Naira’s depreciation against the dollar (currently around N1,450/USD) could translate to higher pump prices for petrol. They questioned how the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) could maintain current subsidized fuel costs with increasing import costs. However, at an event in Abuja, the Minister of State […]

Frustrations are bubbling over at the pump again, with independent petroleum marketers under the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) of causing delays in fuel supply. The result? Boycotts of NNPCL and forced reliance on pricier private depots, pushing pump prices up and squeezing wallets across […]

The Nigerian Ministry of Education has announced that it has withdrawn recognition for 18 foreign universities operating within the country.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 […]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bauchi State zone, has taken a strong stance against student loans, advocating instead for government-funded grants to support students’ education. The union expressed concerns about the financial burden that loans place on students and their families, potentially leading to increased dropout rates. The ASUU Zonal body is currently […]