Monthly Archives: February 2021

FG Approves Establishment Of 20 New Private Universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, granted approval for the establishment of 20 private universities, a development that brings the total number of private universities in the country to 99. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed journalists after the FEC meeting, said the approved universities would get their provisional licences from the National ...

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Myanmar Military Slams Aung San Suu Kyi With Bizarre Charges

…accuses her of illegally importing 10 walkie-talkies Two days after Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup, the scope of its formal allegations against the country’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, are taking shape: She is accused of illegally importing at least 10 walkie-talkies. It was a bizarre postscript to a fraught 48 hours in which the army placed the country’s ...

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Insights From Fulani Pastoralists And Host Communities In Southwestern Nigeria

A Fulani herdsman waters his cattle on a dusty plain between Malkohi and Yola town Emmanuel Arewa/AFP via Getty Images Janet Ogundairo, University of Ibadan and Feyisitan Ijimakinwa, University of Ibadan The Fulani in the Ibarapa community of Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria, are mostly migrants from the northern part of the country. A small number come from neighbouring Chad, Niger, ...

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South-East Has Never Had It So Good In Federal Projects, Say Group

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN), a non-governmental organization, has observed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari responded to the age long demand for the construction of a second bridge across the River Niger following the depreciation of the first bridge. The group in a statement signed by the national president Mr. Lawrence Onuzulike stated that ...

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Abia Govt Condemns Kidnapping, Destruction Of Farms By Herdsmen, As IPOB Issues Ultimatum

The Abia State government has accused herders of kidnapping citizens of the state. John Okiyi Kalu, the state commissioner for information, made the allegation in a statement on Monday. He said the state government also condemned the destruction of farmlands by cows grazing openly. This came  as the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, warned herdsmen to obey the order ...

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Nigeria Must Rethink Responses To Women Displaced By Boko Haram

The Boko Haram crisis has displaced many women who have now made camps like this Awaridi refugee settlement in Niger, their home. GettyImages Titilope F Ajayi, University of Ghana People’s experiences of conflict and violence are shaped in part by sex and gender. Women and girls are especially vulnerable to the threat of sexual violence, owing to cultural practices of ...

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Higher Quality Seeds Can Help Beat Africa’s ‘Hunger Pandemic’

Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Chris O. Ojiewo, CGIAR System Organization Vaccination efforts across the globe encourage hope of an imminent end to the COVID-19 health crisis. But the food security crisis that the pandemic has deepened cannot be alleviated quickly and will require lasting solutions. Well-adapted and nutrient dense crops like millet, sorghum, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea, cowpea ...

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Obi Faults FG’s Poverty Eradication Strategies

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has explained why the cash transfer strategies employed by the Federal Government to lift people out of poverty, will not work out in Nigeria. Obi, who spoke on The Morning Show on Arise Television on Tuesday, said that the planned N5000 disbursement to 24 million ...

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FG, SSANU, NASU Meeting Ends In Deadlock

The meeting between the Federal Government team and the non-teaching staff in the universities under the umbrella of Joint Action Committee, JAC, ended Tuesday without any resolution of the contentious issues. Recall that JAC comprising the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU had threatened to shut down the ...

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