Ex-minister seeks Bill mandating FG’s assistance to private varsities

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  From: Petrus Obi, Enugu A former Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo, has expressed concern over Federal Government’s inability to assist private Universities in the country, calling for a bill in the National Assembly to correct the anomaly. Nebo, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria’ Nsukka (UNN), who spoke during the…

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Adamawa gov writes Assembly, to commence 2 weeks leave

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Governor Muhammadu Bindow, on Wednesday, wrote the Adamawa State House of Assembly, notifying it of his decision to commence two weeks leave, beginning from Monday. The letter read at the plenary by the Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Mijinyawa, indicated that the Deputy Governor, Mr Martins Babale, would serve as Acting Governor during Bindow’s absence. At the…

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Ebonyi NLC suspends chairman

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From: Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki The face-off between the Ebonyi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and its chairman, Ikechukwu Nwafor, took a different dimension, on Wednesday, when the labour union suspended Nwafor for allegedly involving in partisan politics and for deceiving the labour movement in the state. The state’s NLC Vice Chairman, Comrade…

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IPOB carpets Buhari, Britain over disobedience to Rule of Law

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….Demands release of Kanu, El-Zakzaki, Dasuki, others From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leadership worldwide have urged the Great Britain to prevail upon President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressive Congress (APC) party to obey the court orders and respect the rule of law in the Nigeria. The group…

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Frozen account: Ozekhome to knows fate April 12

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From: Lukman Olabiyi Justice  Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos will, on April 12 , rule on Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN)’s application seeking to unfreeze his account. Ozekhome’s Guaranty Trust Bank  (GTB) account, with a cash balance of N75 million, was on February 7,   frozen by the  Economic and Financial Crimes…

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Reps push for connection of LGAs to national grid

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The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, resolved to ensure that all local government areas in the country were linked to the national grid for power supply. Toward this, it has mandated the Committee on Power to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to ensure that…

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