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LAUTECH reduces hiked tuition fees

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has reviewed downward the increment in students fees it announced in July. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the university announced that students who are indigenes of Oyo and Osun states are to pay N200,000 while non-indigenes will pay N250,000 from the 2018/19…

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PHOTOS: Protests In Abuja over death of 13-year-old allegedly raped by lecturer, son

The Old Students Association of Federal Government College, Gboko, Benue State and other civil society oganisations in Nigeria on Thursday protested the death of Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a lecturer of Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor. Before her death last…

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ASUP reacts to death of 13-year-old girl allegedly raped by lecturer, son

The Benue State Polytechnic Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has reacted to the death of Ochanya Obaje, a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by one of its members, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor. Before her death last Wednesday at Benue State Teaching Hospital, the…

Federal University of agriculture, Makurdi

Nigerian professor found dead, suicide suspected

A lecturer at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Frank Onyezili, has alleged committed suicide, official told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Onyezili, who was a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in the institution, died last Friday. Malik Abdullahi, a student of his department, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES…

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Life expectancy in Nigeria now 55 years – WHO

The 2018 average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, a global data shows. According to the latest World Health Organisation data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is…

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Police arrest suspect for allegedly raping underaged in Ogun

The police have arrested Abiodun Ojo, a resident of Magbara village, Ogun State, for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl. Mr Ojo, 38-year-old, reportedly raped the victim (name withheld) in a bush in Magbara village, along Idiroko Road on Sunday. A resident, Kazeem Ashaolu, told PREMIUM TIMES the accused lives in…

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LASTMA warns Lagos motorists as fuel tanker falls on Otedola Bridge

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has warned motorists to be careful as it announced the fall of fuel tanker carrying diesel on Otedola Bridge, Lagos. The agency alerted residents on Monday evening via its official Twitter handle. "Fallen Tanker on Otedola Bridge, emergency responders deployed to scene. Motorists…

Charly Boy

Court orders police to pay Charly Boy N50mn

A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Monday ordered the Nigerian Police Force to pay N50 million to Charles Oputa, PREMIUM has learnt. According to Mr Oputa's lawyer, Inihebe Effiong, Justice John Tsoho also asked the police to publish an apology in two national newspapers to his client. Charles…

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College old students to protest rape to death of 13-year-old

The Federal Government Girls College, Gboko, Old Students' Association is set to stage a protest over the death of a 13-year-old girl following alleged rape by a lecturer of Benue State Polytechnic, Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor. Before her death last Wednesday at Benue State Teaching Hospital, the victim…

Omoyele Sowore

2019: Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

The candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has picked his running mate for the 2019 general election. According to a statement signed by Malcolm Fabiyi, the Director General of the Sowore campaign, Rabiu Rufai was selected the vice presidential candidate of the AAC. Mr Rufai from Jigawa…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

How APC leaders, Ben-Bruce, others reacted to Shehu Sani’s exit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its leaders have been reacting to the exit of a senator, Shehu Sani, from the ruling party. Another senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has also reacted to the sudden resignation of the vocal senator, alleging his colleague was deceived by the ruling party. PREMIUM…

Senator Shehu Sani

How APC leaders, Ben-Bruce, others reacted to Shehu Sani’s exit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its leaders have been reacting to the exit of a senator, Shehu Sani, from the ruling party. Another senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has also reacted to the sudden resignation of the vocal senator, alleging his colleague was deceived by the ruling party. PREMIUM…

FILE: Gov. Muhammed Abubukar of Bauchi State inspects a Guard of Honour mounted by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2018 Batch ‘B’ members during their swearing-in ceremony at Ganjuwa in Bauchi State on Thursday (26/7/18). 04031/26/7/2018/Deji Yake/BJO/NAN

2019: NYSC distances self from text messages soliciting support for politicians

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said text messages campaigning for political parties and candidates, allegedly emanating from it were fraudulent. There have been rumours that NYSC is sending text messages to corp members on who to support for the 2019 general election. The scheme however in a statement…

Glamour as Ooni gets new wife

PHOTOS NEWS: Glamour as Ooni gets new wife

It was all glamour in the ancient city of Ife, Osun State, as the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, got himself a new wife, Naomi Oluwaseyi. The Arole Odua made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday night. Moses Olafare, the media aide to the Ooni also confirmed the development in…

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State,

College of Education shut indefinitely over lecturers’ strike

The Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, has been shut indefinitely following the strike of College of Education Academic Staff Union (COESU) strike. The lecturers joined the warning strike of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in September but refused to go back to class after the strike was called off. Speaking…

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Unpaid Workers’ Salaries: Students shut Oyo secretariat

Students of Oyo State-owned tertiary institutions on Thursday shut down the state's secretariat in Ibadan over unpaid salaries and allowances of their teachers. Their schools have been on strike for three months. The students, acing under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), blocked roads linking the…

LAUTECH students burn tires to protest hike in fees

VIDEO: Fee Hike: Soldiers chase protesting LAUTECH students

Soldiers on Wednesday dispatched students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) who were protesting a hike in their fees in Ogbomoso. The students shut down the institution’s main campus in Ogbomoso and medical school in Osogbo. Also, major roads in the communities were blocked by the irate students. PREMIUM…

Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo,

2019: Obasanjo’s son goes against father, joins Buhari campaign team

Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, joined President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team in Abuja on Wednesday despite his father's recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for the number one seat in 2019. Mr Abubakar recently clinched the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and is expected…

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Fee Hike: LAUTECH speaks on students protest

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has reacted to the protest by its students over increment in tuition fees. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the increment was announced by the governing council of the institution on Monday through a mail it sent to students. In the new fees regime, indigenes…

LAUTECH students burn tires to protest hike in fees

VIDEO: Fee Hike: LAUTECH students block major roads In Ogbomoso, Osogbo

The students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) have moved from shutting down the institution’s main campus in Ogbomoso and medical school in Osogbo to blocking major roads in the communities over an increment in their tuition fees. PREMIUM TIMES reported the increment in the tuition fees of the…

Senator Ademola Adeleke,[Photo: Pulse.ng]

OsunDecides2018: Adeleke files petition, asks tribunal to declare him winner

The Osun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 and 27 elections, Ademola Adeleke has filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo to challenge the victory of the governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC). PREMIUM TIMES gathered…

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Fee Hike: LAUTECH lecturers drum support for students

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has condemned the management of the institution for increasing tuition fee. The increment by nearly 100 percent with effect from the 2018/19 academic session was announced by the school, which is jointly owned by the…

LAUTECH students burn tires to protest hike in fees

Students ground LAUTECH over hike in fees

The students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) have shut down the institution's main campus in Ogbomoso and also its medical school in Osogbo over an increment in their tuition fees. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported how the institution at its 133rd governing council meeting which held on Thursday,…

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LAUTECH formally announces fee increase for students by over 100%

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has formally announced increase in students fees starting from the 2018/19 session. In July, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how the institution at its 133rd governing council meeting which held on July 5 decided that the hike will take effect from the…

Bishop David Oyedepo

2019: I don’t belong to any political party – Bishop Oyedepo

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he does not belong to any party. Mr Oyedepo, while giving his Sunday sermon titled: "Covenant day of open doors" said his goal is to secure a glorious destiny for Nigeria. The…