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Again, UNILAG changes governing council meeting venue

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has again changed the venue of its emergency governing council meeting to the conference room of the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja, federal capital territory. The three-day meeting, which is expected to begin at 11 a.m.…

Troubled UNILAG takes governing council meeting to Abuja

A month after it postponed indefinitely a special governing council meeting earlier scheduled to hold between July 13 and 15, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has fixed an emergency meeting of the council for August 12 to 14. However, the university has moved the meeting from…

WAEC examination

WAEC: What to expect if centres fail to meet COVID-19 protocols – Official

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has vowed strict observance of the protocols against the spread of coronavirus disease to protect the candidates and its staff during the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The examination body’s head of its Nigeria national office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, said this in…

Car of bank staff hijacked and used to cart away loot from the bank.

Community residents share loot stolen by bank robbers

Some residents of Okeho town, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, have been accused of stealing huge sums of money they allegedly recovered from armed robbers who attacked the community’s First Bank branch on July 29. Corroborating the allegation, the traditional ruler of the town, Onjo of Okeho, Rafiu…

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Video: Stranded Nigerian students in Saudi Arabia blame embassy for ordeal

Some Nigerian students, who are stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the restriction of movements caused by coronavirus, have accused officials of Nigeria’s embassy and consulate office in the country of thwarting their evacuation plans. But the embassy has described the allegation as false, and challenged the students to produce…

Nigerian regulators trade blame as killer fuels dominate country’s oil business

While various scientific research results have linked annual deaths of more than 100,000 Nigerians to air pollution, partly caused by the dirty fuel imported into the country by commodity dealers, the various regulatory bodies saddled with the responsibility of ensuring quality fuel sales have continued to engage in buck-passing. The…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi [PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]

Ekiti: Doctors’ strike enters fourth week as NLC, TUC issue 14-day ultimatum

Almost four weeks after medical doctors in the employ of Ekiti State Health Management Board (HMB) and the state’s Primary Healthcare Management withdrew their services, there is no sign of an end to the industrial dispute. This is as organised labour in the state, under the umbrella of Nigerian Labour…

Saudi Arabia

COVID-19: Over 300 Nigerian students demand evacuation from Saudi Arabia

Another batch of more than 100 Nigerians who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the restriction of movements caused by coronavirus disease, will on Saturday arrive in the country. A source at the Nigeria’s embassy in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who craved anonymity, told PREMIUM TIMES…

National Assembly

UPDATED: Sani-Omolori out as National Assembly Commission appoints new NASS clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) has announced the appointment of an acting clerk of the National Assembly, signaling the end to the controversies surrounding the tenure of the outgoing clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori. The new acting clerk, Olatunde Ojo, is an architect who hails from Ilobu, headquarters of Irepodun Local…

UNILAG

COVID-19: UNILAG VC orders suspension of physical meetings of unions

The vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has ordered that the proposed physical emergency congress meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNILAG chapter and others be suspended as a measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The vice-chancellor was responding to the union’s…

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

UNILAG postpones council meeting

The chairman of the governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Wale Babalakin, has approved the postponement of the council meeting earlier scheduled to hold between July 15 and 17, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. A notice of postponement, which was contained in a letter by the university’s registrar,…

UNILAG: Again, ASUU, Babalakin set to clash over governing council meeting

The crisis rocking the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has taken another dimension as the institution’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened to bar the chairman of the governing council, Wale Babalakin, from gaining entrance into the campus. The university’s registrar, Oladejo Azeez, had on…

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WAEC: Private school owners, parents disagree with minister over exam postponement

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and the National Parents-Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) have appealed to the federal government to reconsider its position on the senior school certificate examination (SSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The government had last week said no…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi [PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]

Striking Ekiti health workers reject N5,000 hazard allowance

The striking healthcare workers in Ekiti State have rejected the government’s offer to pay N5,000 monthly hazard allowance while working out modalities to address their other demands. The leadership of the medical doctors’ group- Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (AGGMDP) and that of the state’s chapter of…

Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh, is dead

The lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Braimoh, is dead, officials have said. The Chief Press Secretary to the Kosofe Local Government Chairman, Taiwo Fadipe, confirmed the death to Punch newspaper. He said Buraimoh died after a brief illness. Reliable sources at the…

WAEC examination

WAEC reacts to Nigeria’s embargo on WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has reacted to the abrupt U-turn made by the federal government on the resumption of schools across the country, and its earlier announcement of dates for the commencement of the 2020 May/June diet of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The regional…

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COVID-19: Anger as Lagos govt disengages frontline health workers

Amidst the rising cases of coronavirus across the country, more than 30 healthcare workers attached to two of the Lagos State isolation centres have been disengaged. The affected workers who were part of the first set of volunteers at the infectious disease hospital (IDH), Yaba, and those drafted to the…

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi [PHOTO CREDIT: @kfayemi]

Ekiti risks health crisis as healthcare workers, doctors strike

Five days after doctors in the service of the Ekiti State Government embarked on an indefinite strike action, other healthcare workers in the state under the Joint Associations and Unions of Ekiti State Healthcare Workers are set to commence a three-day warning strike beginning from today The union comprises the…

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi during an inspection of facilities at the new 100-bed infectious Diseases Unit (isolation centre the treatment of covid-19 patients) in Ado Ekiti….on Monday

Ekiti doctors down tools ‘as 72 medical officers run 22 hospitals’

Beginning from 12 midnight on Tuesday, June 30, doctors in Ekiti State under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) withdrew their services from the public hospitals with the exception of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). The affected hospitals are the…

APC NEC Meeting

APC Crisis: Oshiomhole, other sacked NWC members eligible to recontest — Tinubu

The former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, has suggested the possibility of the embattled former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, recontesting his position during the party's planned mini-convention. He added that other 17 members of the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) of the party are…

President Donald Trump

U.S. demands accountability from countries but rejects ICC probe of American troops

President Donald Trump, on Thursday, signed an executive order placing restrictions on officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the court’s decision to investigate allegations of human rights violations against America’s troops in Afghanistan. The order states that individuals who "have directly engaged in any effort by the ICC…

Oil spill near a farmland in K-Dere, Ogoniland

Nigeria has created 775 jobs through Ogoni cleanup – Minister

The Nigerian government has said the ongoing remediation project of the hitherto polluted Ogoniland, which was launched in 2016, has created 775 jobs for qualified Nigerians. The minister of environment, Mohammad Abubakar, stated this on Wednesday while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. The minister said he…

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Lockdown Violation: Dangote Group says fertiliser plant exempted by govt

The Dangote Industries Limited, promoter of the multi-billion dollars refinery project in Lagos, has said the federal government exempted its fertiliser plant from the movement restrictions and the ban placed on mass assembly across the country. President Buhari had, on March 29, declared lockdowns in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, the…

Extortion Bazaar: How corrupt security personnel, states’ officials help violate interstate travel ban

On April 27, President Muhammadu Buhari during his third nationwide broadcast on measures taken by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus announced a ban on non-essential interstate travels. The president also declared a nationwide curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. What Mr Buhari may not have…

Workers on the Dangote Refinery site during Covid-19 lockdown

INVESTIGATION: Officials indifferent as Dangote refinery violated lockdown rules

The Nigerian government may have deliberately ignored the violation of its lockdown order by the Dangote Group in Lagos at the site of what the latter plans to be Africa’s biggest oil refinery. This is in spite of the outbreak of coronavirus disease among the workers, which resulted in the…