When Chicanery Becomes A Governance Tool

By Ikechukwu Amaechi Once again, President Muhammadu Buhari is in London, primarily on medical tourism, but also to attend a Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025. Aso Rock says the summit will bring together Heads of State and Government, as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform to chart a course for transforming education systems in partner countries through exchange of best practices. Deliberations will focus on issues such as the power of education, transforming education for girls, priorities for transforming education in the…

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Danger Looms As IPOB Threaten Weekly Lockdown Of Activities Over Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu (left), and Hon. Justice Binta Nyako who is in charge of Kanu’s trials Following the recent arrest of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the failure of the government of Nigeria to try him in court the day they promised to start his trials at the federal high court, Abuja, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a “weekly total lockdown” in the Southeast from August 9, 2021, should the Federal Government fail to release Kanu, unconditionally before August 8. IPOB’s Head of Directorate of…

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Nigeria Needs A New Constitution Before 2023 Elections – Afe Babalola SAN

Chief Afe Babalola SAN is calling for a new constitution, which he said should be in place before the 2003 general elections. The legal luminary said the 1999 Constitution, which was foisted on Nigerians by the military is the cause of multitudes of political, socio-economic crises that are bedeviling the country. He also called on all patriotic Nigerians who want the country to remain united to join hands to reject the 1999 Constitution to save the country from disintegration. Babalola said the new constitution must jettison the Presidential system of…

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Nigeria Government Approves N8.5billion For TETFund Research In 2021

The federal government of Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N8.5billion for research in medical sciences and other specialty areas in 2021, under the National Research Fund (NRF) scheme funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, made this disclosure on Wednesday July 28, at a three-day workshop for directors of research and development (R&D) of federal universities at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Training Institute, Abuja. He said, “With your support, I made a case to the board of trustees…

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Shiite Leader Zakzaky, Wife Held Freed By Nigeria Government

At long last, Shiite Muslim leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife who have been detained for murder since 2015 in Nigeria on Wednesday were discharged from incarceration. This was disclosed by his lawyers who stated that they were set free on Wednesday July 28, 2021. The prominent cleric has been at loggerheads with the secular authorities for years because of his calls for an Iranian-style Islamic revolution in Nigeria, where Shiites make up a small minority. Zakzaky, his wife Zeenah Ibrahim, and 200 of their followers were arrested in a…

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