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University of Ibadan (UI)

Nigerian professors accuse university of excluding Muslims

Thirty-eight professors have accused the University of Ibadan (UI) of excluding Muslims from decision making on key issues by fixing meetings and other academic and administrative engagements at hours dedicated to Friday prayer (Jumu'ah). In a letter written under the umbrella of University of Ibadan Muslim Community and addressed to…

The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU panel recommends sack of top ASUU officials, other lecturers

Barring a last-minute change, the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, may on Thursday, September 12, wield the big stick on six lecturers accused of unauthorised removal, retention and dissemination or publication of official confidential documents, sales of marks and receipt of financial inducements, among others. PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed that…

Babcock University (Photo Credit: School Website)

Why Babcock University fees are high –VC

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, spends between N80 and N85 million every month on power supply, amounting to about N1 billion annually, the school's vice chancellor has said. The VC, Ademola Tayo, a professor, said this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES ahead of the 60th anniversary celebration of the…

Ene Obi surrounded by the participants during a training session

Rising criminality: ActionAid pledges to raise patriotic Nigerian youth

ActionAid Nigeria, the country’s arm of a global non-governmental organisation, has stepped up its campaign towards building patriotism, selflessness and a culture of integrity among Nigerian youths in particular, and all Nigerians by extension. The organisation said it is worried by the rising cases of criminality, especially following the recent…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

FUOYE Sex Scandal: ASUU seeks ICPC’s intervention

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the anti-graft agency, ICPC, to probe the sexual harassment of a teenage female student of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Precious Azuka, by a professor, Adewole Atere. One of the lecturers named in the report of the sub-committee of…

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian professor impregnates 16-year-old student

Facts have emerged on how a professor and former head of the department of criminology at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Adewole Atere, had sex with and impregnated a teenage student of his department, Precious Azuka. The victim, Azuka, was in her first semester at the university when she…

The Publisher of popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

Sowore: We’ll ensure court detention order is vacated – Lawyer

The national legal adviser of the African Action Congress has vowed to challenge and ensure the vacation of a court order authorising the State Security Services to detain the party's 2019 election presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, for an extended period. The order was given in Abuja on Thursday, nearly a…

ICPC Head Office

Residents accuse ICPC of favouring senator who failed to distribute N117m constituency project items

The Sunshine Hotel hall, Enugu, venue of an anti-corruption sensitisation programme, was on Monday afternoon, thrown into rowdiness when an official of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Suleiman Achile, threatened to arrest a constituent. Onyewuchi Igboke - a constituent - and others had accused the…

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Grounded N5.6bn cardio-renal centre: Lagos assembly sets up probe panel

At its plenary on Monday, the Lagos State House of Assembly asked its standing committee on health to probe into the immediate and remote causes of the challenges facing the state’s renal facility. The move is coming two days after PREMIUM TIMES’ publication on the moribund multi-billion naira cardiac and…

Gbagada Cardiac and Renal in Lagos.

INVESTIGATION: Why Lagos govt’s N5.6bn cardio-renal centre remains grounded, in terrible state

The Lagos State Cardiac and Renal Centre, Gbagada, a multi-billion naira health facility, is presumed to be one of the signature legacies of the administration of former governor Babatunde Fashola, neglected by his successor, Akinwunmi Ambode. But unlike others, the abandonment of this facility has come with a huge cost,…

Project Development Institute (PRODA). [PHOTO CREDIT: YouTube]

Buhari reappoints agency DG enmeshed in corruption scandals

The Director-General of the Enugu-based Project Development Institute (PRODA), Charles Agulanna, who is mired in corruption allegations, has been reappointed by the Buhari administration Mr Agulanna is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged fraud. He has also been summoned, at least, twice by the…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

LASPOTECH crisis: Sanwo-Olu gives condition to re-absorb sacked workers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has asked the sacked workers of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, to write a letter of appeal for a review of their disengagement within the next seven days. The governor also committed to setting up a visitation panel to look into the series of…

Senator Elisha Abbo

Elisha Abbo: Lawyers call for arrest of senator accused of assault

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called for the arrest of Elisha Abbo, the Nigerian senator caught on camera assaulting a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday exclusively reported Nigeria’s youngest senator being caught on camera physically assaulting a woman in Abuja. The report…

Bolaji Owasanoye

Insecurity: Years of poor leadership in northern Nigeria to blame –ICPC Chair

The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has blamed rising cases of violent crimes and biting poverty in northern Nigeria on years of poor leadership in the region. Mr Owasanoye spoke on the sideline of a conference in Lagos on Friday organised…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG Library Collapse: Panel recommends contract termination, wants university officials punished

The panel set up by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, to probe what led to the partial collapse of the institution’s seven-story library under construction, has submitted its report. The 40-page report has recommended termination of the contract with the contractor - Dutum Company Limited…

Kano Governor Ganduje caught on video receiving dollars from suspected contractors

Dollar Scandal: Anti-graft agency didn’t probe Ganduje because ‘wasn’t involved in sting’

The head of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission, Magaji Ramindado, has said the commission could not probe Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s alleged bribery scandal because the agency was "not carried along" in the investigation by the newspaper that reported the case. Mr Ramindado said the governor’s immunity had…

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

‘Breasts on lantern’: CBN speaks on banks’ ‘inhumane, unethical debt recovery practices’

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it is unaware of crude debt recovery methods adopted by some microfinance banks. It, however, said it is taking steps to 'curb the use of inhumane and unethical debt recovery practices.” In response to an earlier enquiry on its position over the reported…

Ishola, one of the loans benefactor, holding a clipper in his shop in Ibadan.

‘Breasts on lantern’: Agonies of borrowers of Nigerian micro-credit loans

“Gb’omu le’na” in Yoruba language, the dominant language in Nigeria's South-west - literally means to place breasts on a lit lantern. It was coined by some Nigerians today to express the excruciating pain that comes with the repayment plans for loans drawn from some micro-finance banks (MFBs) or micro-finance institutes…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG Crisis: Reps absolve management of corruption allegation, fault governing council composition

The House of Representatives on Thursday received and approved the report of its committee on public procurement, which investigated the crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, over allegation of abuse of public procurement laws by the institution’s management. The 16-member committee, chaired by Oluwole Oke, representing Obokun/Oriade federal…

President Muhammadu Buhari

EEG: Buhari should break silence on DMO’s RAP policy – Exporters

Nigeria’s non-oil exporters have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the difficulty they face in accessing the approved arrears of Export Expansion Grant (EEG) through the promissory notes programme. They exporters said the recent introduction of Reverse Auction Process (RAP) by the Debt Management Office (DMO) in the…

The alleged murderer Wilson and his victim, Okoro shortly after he was arrested at the Lagos State Polytechnic today

Lagos Polytechnic guard allegedly kills colleague for ritual

A private security guard employed by the management of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Cletus Wilson, on Friday, allegedly murdered one of his colleagues, John Okoro. The management of the polytechnic and the police have confirmed the development. Witnesses told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Wilson had attempted to escape…

UNILAG

UNILAG Crisis: Reps Committee fixes Tuesday for ‘stakeholders’ meeting

As part of efforts towards resolving the conflict between the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and some governing council members, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Procurement has scheduled a broader 'stakeholders’ meeting for Tuesday, May 21. This decision was taken on Thursday after the committee…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG institute wins German University’s N338m infrastructure grant

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has won 840,000 euros (about N338million) as an infrastructural grant for its Institute of African and Diaspora Studies. Under a project sponsored by the University of Bayreuth, Germany, UNILAG was on Thursday announced as one of the four African universities to host an African…

Chris Isiguzo, NUJ President

Ogun NUJ sues national president, others over dissolution of council

The Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has dragged the national president of the union, Chris Isiguzo, among others before the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The dispute is over the dissolution of the state’s leadership by the national body. The suit, FHC/AB/CS/50/2019, was…

Kwara State University

KWASU reopens after VC crisis, holds convocation June 8

Barely one week after it was shut due to a controversy surrounding the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor, the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has been reopened. The Kwara State Government had on May 7 announced the appointment of Kenneth Adeyemi as the university’s acting vice-chancellor while the tenure of…