Author: National Record

THE MINISTER of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has made commitments towards addressing fundamental issues in the nation’s education sector. This is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary-General, Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU), Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, in Abuja on Wednesday. Mamman assured the delegation that President Bola Tinubu, a visitor to all federal universities is very serious about turning the nation around through education. He noted that the president’s approach to governance is business-like and that all his ministers would be subjected to quarterly performance reviews. ALSO READ: Now That Sule Lamido is No Longer in…

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THE FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, says a six-man committee has been set up to resolve the lingering dispute between local government employees and the six Area Councils in the FCT. Wike stated this while addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the councils’ chairmen in Abuja on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the disputes bother on unresolved allowances and deductions due to local government employees, who planned to to embark on strike on Oct. 2 in solidarity with primary school teachers. ALSO READ: When…

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THE unpredictability, chaos and contingent character of social reality makes it unimportant to bother about what people think about anything or anybody. There is an indigenous idiom to this in Idomaland, for example. It says that bad mouthing the hawk doesn’t kill the hawk. Rather, it makes the hawk fatter and happier. So, it is not worth worrying about such opinion for the different reason of the fluidity of the social which is such that what exists now can become absolutely irrelevant in a twinkle of an eye. Alhaji Sule Lamido In the postmodern world, two great enemies now can…

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THE WORLD never stands still for anyone everywhere across the world. Whenever it stands still, it is always for someone, somewhere at a particular time. The expression has no universalist intent. To that extent, it was absolutely a case of the world standing very still for Dr (Mrs) Regina Ada Adulugba on September 26th, 2023. It was a double celebration for her – 60th birthday as well as the day of her exit from the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria. Today’s ceremony was not one for Dr (Mrs) Adulugba alone but also well attended by fellow directors, security chiefs, diplomats,…

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THE HOLLYWOOD writers’ strike is nearing its end after a preliminary agreement with studios and streaming companies on Sunday after five months of disruption. Is the strike over? Not yet. The two sides still need to work out the language of the final contract, which will then need approval from the leadership of the Writers’ Guild of America (WGA), as well as its 11,500 members. Analysts said the approval should come swiftly, perhaps within a week. Writers will also no longer be on the picket lines as the union has asked them to stop protesting. What were the writers’ demands?…

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NIGERIAN workers under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are set to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike set to commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. This followed a joint press briefing held by both leadership of the union in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Tuesday. The two labour centres have directed their state councils to commence the mobilisation for general strike which will include street protests across the country. The notice of the meeting, signed by Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC General Secretary, indicated that the meeting held virtually. The joint communiqué…

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By Amos Aar BENUE State governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, on Monday said Benue State is no longer a dumping ground for bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers. The governor stated this while reacting to the abduction of the state Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Hon. Abo Matthew, and former Chairman of Ukum LGA, Iorwashima Erukaa, during a reception organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his honour at IBB Square, Makurdi to celebrate his victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which delivered judgement last Saturday. The governor, who noted that relative peace has returned to Benue since his…

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By Amos Aar THE SENIOR Legal Advisor, Lawyers Alert, Victor Eboh, has disclosed that under the Benue Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL), women are guaranteed the right to stand as sureties to bail a suspect. Eboh disclosed this at a dialogue organised by Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Network Cluster with support from USAID-Scale Project on the ACJL and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law (VAPPL) implementation across project states on Tuesday in Makurdi. He added that section 171, subsection 3 empowers women to stand as sureties against the old practice where women were denied the right to do so.…

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THE FEDERAL in Abuja on Tuesday restrained the Ondo State House of Assembly from impeaching Deputy Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa over alleged gross misconduct. Deputy Governor Aiyedatiwa Justice Emeka Nwite gave the ruling shortly after Aiyedatiwa’s counsel, Kayode Adewusi, moved the ex-parte motion to the effect. The judge also restrained Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from nominating a new deputy governor and forwarding the same to the lawmakers for approval pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter. Justice Nwite said after listening to Adewusi, he was of the view that the interest of justice would be met by granting the application.…

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A MAN said to be a lecturer at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, has been filmed flogging a group of students. Prof Obi, Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar A video clip of the incident is being shared on X (formerly called Twitter). The clip showed the unidentified man using what looked like a belt to randomly flog a handful of students who had gathered along a passage in a storey-building on the campus. There were shouts and booing from the students, following the man’s action. ALSO READ: Wike Issues Ultimatum To Owners Of 189 Abuja Plots Although National…

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