ASUU vows to resist increased tuition fees in Nigerian universities

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, has said that the union will resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country’s public universities. He also said ASUU could go on strike if the government failed to meet its demand on adequate funding of the institutions and payment of salaries. […]

Police arrest soldier who ‘worked with Evans’

The inspector-general of police intelligence response team (IRT) has arrested a soldier in Lagos for allegedly being part of the gang of Chukwudi Onuwamadike, the billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans. Quoting a police source, NAN said the team led by an assistant commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, arrested the soldier after weeks of surveillance. […]

BREAKING: Over 120 people killed as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Over 120 people have been killed in Pakistan after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded. The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Bahawalpur, Pakistan’s Punjab province. Most of the victims were residents of nearby areas who were collecting fuel from the oil tanker, residents told Al Jazeera. Rescue operations were underway as fire fighters […]

Nigerian university dismisses lecturer for altering results

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said it dismissed a lecturer (names withheld), for altering students’ results. The Vice Chancellor, Abdullahi Zuru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday, but declined to mention the affected lecturer’s full details. Mr. Zuru, a professor, said, “that management of the university took that drastic action […]

Fashola’s claims on 2017 budget ‘mischievous, misleading’ – Reps

The House of Representatives has described the statement of the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, as regards the 2017 budget as “misleading and mischievous”. In a statement Saturday, the House described the minister’s statement as an attempt to blackmail the National Assembly and set it on a collision course with the executive. […]