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ASUU vows to resist increased tuition fees in Nigerian universities

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, has said that the union will resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country's public universities. He also said ASUU could go on strike if the government failed to meet its demand on adequate funding of the…

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Troubled UI recalls students as union insists on identity cards, other demands

The authorities of the University of Ibadan on Friday announced July 2 for the re-opening of the institution for normal academic activities. A Students’ Union leader, however, said the students would resist the resumption unless the issues that led to the closure are resolved. According to the Director of Public…

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OAU Students Union leaders in N400,000 bus scandal

The Student Union leaders of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, are embroiled in a controversy over the cost of a bus bought by the union for commuter service within the university. The students are alleging that some principal officers of the union creamed off about N400,000 in the procurement of the…

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Nigerian university student drowns in swimming pool

A student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has died after drowning in a swimming pool at a hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State. The 300-level Pharmacy student, identified as Fatile Emmanuel, and two of his friends, reportedly visited the Hilton hotel on Sunday to swim. A fellow student of the department,…

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University of Ibadan suspends student union leaders

The University of Ibadan has suspended its student union leaders after a student protest led to the shutdown of the school. "The Union Executive Council and Students Representatives council have been suspended, all activities of the Union have been suspended too," the school’s public relations officer, Olatunji Oladejo, told PREMIUM…

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Nigerian govt suspends another University Vice Chancellor

The Federal Government has suspended the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, over allegations of fraud. The government acted after various unions within the university, including the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, called for the VC’s suspension. A letter signed by the acting permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry…

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Ooni reacts to fire at palace of Oba of Lagos

The fire at the palace of the Oba of Lagos on Tuesday has nothing to do with the Lagos’ monarch’s relationship with the Ooni of Ife, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Ooni’s palace, Moses Olafare, told PREMIUM TIMES that the Ife monarch, Enitan Ogunwusi, is unhappy with…

FILE PHOTO: Oba of Lagos snubs Ooni of Ife

Ooni’s Palace reacts to snub by Oba of Lagos

The palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has reacted to the humiliating treatment meted out to him by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at a public function in Lagos on Tuesday. A video of the incident which went virile on social media showed the Lagos monarch refusing…

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Davido blames ‘traitors’ for Isiaka Adeleke’s death, cancels Osun from planned music tour

Popular musician, David Adedeji Adeleke, also known as Davido has cancelled Osogbo, the Osun State capital, from his 8-city Back To Basics 2017 Tour following the death of his uncle, Isiaka Adeleke, a senator. The multiple-award winning singer made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday. The ‘If’ crooner had earlier announced…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede (R) addressing a News Conference in Abuja on Friday (7/4/17) on the proposed Computer Based Mock Examination holding Nationwide on Saturday April 8. With him is the Director of Test Administration, Dr Yusuf Lawal 02124/7/4/2017/Deborah Bada/ICE/NAN

ASUU wants JAMB scrapped, civic group blasts lecturers’ union

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and a civic group have disagreed on the need for the UTME examination and the performance of Ishaq Oloyede, a professor, as Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Deji Omole, the University of Ibadan…

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“We may go on total strike,” UI lecturers say, suspend warning strike

Lectures resumed on Wednesday at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, following the suspension of the one week warning strike embarked upon by the institution’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities, ASUU. The suspension of the strike was confirmed by the chairman of ASUU in the institution,…

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Five feared killed, many injured in Ife ethnic clash

Several people are believed to have died and many others injured in an ethnic clash in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Properties worth millions of Naira were also destroyed in the violence described by residents as a clash between Yorubas and Hausas which reportedly started in Sabo area of the ancient town.…

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria does not need ministers for agriculture, health, Atiku says

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has restated his call for true federalism as a panacea to Nigeria's problems. While speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo University at a program organised by the Faculty of Law on Thursday, Mr. Abubakar said in a true federal system, the federal government would have…

Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali 
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Promotion of Vice-Chancellor’s wife brews controversy at University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin is enmeshed in a controversy over the alleged improper promotion of a wife of the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Abdulganiyu Ambali. The lecturer, Taiwo Ambali, was among 112 academic staff whose promotion was recently announced by the university with effect from October 1, last year. Mrs.…

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LAUTECH lecturers suspend strike

Lecturers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, have suspended their months' long strike after a meeting Tuesday. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in the school ended its strike after receiving a letter of commitment on how Oyo and Osun state governments intend to fund the university,…

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LAUTECH lecturers meet, may call off strike today

The lecturers at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, are set to call off their eight months old strike today, an official told PREMIUM TIMES. The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH Chapter, Biodun Olaniran. in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES said the lecturers will hold…

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Tuface not moved by being called ‘coward’

Popular artiste, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TUFACE says he is glad that he spoke out despite eventually backing off a planned antigovernment protests on Monday. Tuface was to lead nationwide demonstrations against economic crisis, but announced its cancellation hours before the scheduled march. He cited “security concerns” after police…

Obafemi Awolowo University

Protesting OAU workers bar University bursar from office

The crisis rocking the Obafemi Awolowo University took a new twist on Tuesday as protesting workers shut the entrances into the Senate Building of the university to prevent the bursar, Aderonke Akeredolu, from getting into her office. Members of the non-academic staff unions of the university were demanding that Mrs.…

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INTERVIEW: LAUTECH lecturers will only resume on one condition – ASUU Chairman

For over eight months, lecturers and non-academic staff at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology downed tools due to non-payment of salaries and allowances. The staff also complained of others issues like inadequate funding of the university, jointly owned by the Osun and Oyo state governments. In January, the owner…

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Tuface backs off, cancels anti-govt protest

Popular artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, has canceled the much-publicised February 6 anti-government protest, citing "security challenges". In an Instagram post and a short video via his official handle @official2baba late Saturday, Tuface announced the cancellation of the protest scheduled to hold in Abuja, Lagos and other parts…

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EFCC summons former OAU Vice Chancellor over alleged N3.5 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited a former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Bamitale Omole, over allegations of fraud levelled against him by academic staff of the university. PREMIUM TIMES had on April 20, 2016, reported that the budget monitoring committee of the local chapter of…

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LAUTECH management, students resume as lecturers continue strike

Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have resumed for studies after a directive by the university management. The school was closed in June last year as lecturers went on strike to demand payment of their salaries. In a circular earlier distributed by management of LAUTECH and signed by…

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LAUTECH annouces resumption, but lecturers vow to continue strike

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, has announced its resumption date, months after a strike by lecturers crippled academic activities in the school. This is contained in an internal memorandum sent to all staff and students of the institution, and also made available on the University's news portal. "All staff…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

LAUTECH set to reopen as Oyo, Osun ‘pay N500 million’

The crisis rocking Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, may be over in a couple of days, as the Oyo State Government has confirmed the payment of N500 million into the coffers of the school, for payment of staff salaries. The Oyo and Osun State governments paid N250 million each,…

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Ajimobi’s daughter labels protesting LAUTECH students “Generation of Mannerless Students”

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