Students of Ondo state government owned Universities have protested the astronomical hike in their tution and called for a downward review.  The students who were mostly from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akugba Akoko and Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa trooped out to the streets of Akure in their numbers. The protest was in defiance of the order issued...
Two students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Tuesday lost their lives in a road accident in Ogbomoso. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that five students were involved in the accident along Aroje Road, opposite Bovas Petroleum station, Ogbomoso. The victims were 400-level students. They were reported to have died on the spot of the accident. The injured were...
The Owerri Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday struck out a suit seeking to prevent the inauguration of the Imo governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on May 29. The plaintiff and governorship candidate of the Democratic Alternative (DA) party in the March 9 governorship election, Clifford Eze, had asked the court to stop Mr Ihedioha’s inauguration, arguing that the...
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France. Secretary General, Africa-France Summit, Stephanie Rivoal, said this when she visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday in Abuja. She said the summit with the theme “Sustainable Cities” was aimed at helping African countries resolve the rural-urban...
The House of Representatives has adopted a report on a Bill for an Act to, among other things, prohibit the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging. The report was adopted on Tuesday at the Committee of Whole presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Yussuf Lassun (APC-Osun). The bill seeks to address the harmful effects...
The federal government on Tuesday inaugurated a 10 Megawatts (MW) Independent Power Plant for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to complement the power needs of the airport. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the project was significant to the development of the airport and the nation at large. Mr Sirika, a former senator, said the power...
The police in Abuja on Tuesday said they will block some major roads in the federal capital as part of security measures near the venue of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday. The tribunal has been sitting at the Court of Appeal Headquarters between the Federal Secretariat and the Three Arms Zone. On Wednesday, it will hold the first...