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The National Universities Commission NUC has issued a provisional license to the Osun State Government for the takeoff of the University of Ilesa, which makes it the 60th State University and 220th in the country. The university will focus on Agriculture and Health Sciences to produce graduates that will be relevant to the state as well as boost its economy. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, while presenting the license to Governor Adegboyega...

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Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has said more than 90,000 members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) have surrendered in the last year. The governor indicated this while speaking at an event organized on the margins of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. Zulu stated that the terrorists voluntarily surrendered to the army for disarmament, de-radicalisation and reintegration. According to him, this has never happened anywhere in...

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Scores of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) members in Oyo State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors were received by the APC governorship candidate, Sen. Teslim Folarin and the Oyo Central Senatorial Candidate, Dr. Yunus Akintunde, on Saturday during a local meeting of the party held at Elekuro High School, Ogbere in Ona-Ara area of the state. The PDP defectors were led by Mogaji Akinjide, while Elder...

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Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has said Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had advised him to contest for a seat on the senate after the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary. Wike said this on Friday in an interview with Channels Television. According to him, he rejected the suggestion because he did not contest the PDP primary to settle for a vice-presidential or senatorial ticket. “Let me...

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The South East geopolitical zone of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on weekend witnessed the bandit’s devilish operations on Enugu-Port Harcourt highway resulting in the abduction of some unidentified passengers in three buses. The bandits heavily armed swung at the unsuspecting commuters at the Leru-Ihube-Okigwe road, and marshaled them into the bush. Soldiers who came to the scene in response to the distress call were equally attacked and their military van was purportedly set ablaze....

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The inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the deployment of personnel and operational assets in and around the federal capital territory (FCT). Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday. According to the statement, Bala Senchi, deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations, has been directed to supervise and coordinate the deployment of the personnel which will cover surrounding states. “The Inspector-General of...

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“A politician who detaches himself from the masses and relies on physical structures is only embarking on a fruitless political journey,” ―G. Ugo Ulasi From best practices, refined worldviews, events, and trending developments around the globe, the masses have generally adjudged the owners of the sovereignty and power of their nations. This is sufficiently attested by how easily partisan political structures bow to the people’s resistance whenever a political leader is rejected, and have to...

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David Adejo Andrew, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education has said that insecurity has become a global phenomenon, stressing that a peaceful and secured environment is required for quality learning. Andrew made the assertion at the 81st Joint Consultative Committee on Education plenary meeting held at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola. The 81st Joint Consultative meeting on education titled “Strengthening of security and safety in Nigerian schools for the achievement of education 2030” was...

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The Federal Government has presented 360 metric tons of assorted grains to Yobe state government so as to cushion the hardship being faced by Nigerians especially the vulnerable persons in Yobe state. The Minister of Power Engineer Abubakar Aliyu while presenting the grains on behalf of the federal government to Governor Mai Mala Buni in Damaturu, said the gesture was as result of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari for the release of grains from...

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The colorful carnival which also is the largest African cultural festival in the City will hold at the Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney on Saturday, July 16, 2022. IgboFest Houston, a cultural entity and festival that showcases the African heritage and Igbo culture to the great city of Houston has partnered with the Texas Southern University (TSU) to promote, embrace, and encourage culture, and diversity education in the community. TSU will be visibly present at...

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