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School environment strikes anticipated to be biggest yet– as it took...

9.02am EDT 09:02 Closing summary We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and commenting – here’s a summary of the afternoon’s events: • Hundreds of thousands of children and young people walked out of lessons around the world on Friday, with strikes in more than 1,400 cities in more than…

I got rid of obstacles in govt through prayers– Jonathan

…As Anglican Primate says Nigeria is in short supply of good politicians By Luminous Jannamike ABUJA – Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has urged Nigerians to pray and support the federal government’s effort towards tackling the security challenges rocking the nation, saying constant prayer was the secret behind the achievements of his five-year administration. Jonathan said…

My enthusiasm for Imo made me an insane male– Okorocha

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has Commissioned a number of projects in the State built by Governor Rochas Okorocha, Congratulating the people of the State for the great achievements of the governor. Prof. Osinbajo said, while Commissioning the Imo International Exhibition Centre Owerri on Friday, May 17, 2019, that he “could testify of the great…

Ladies to Enjoy in the 2020 Election

In response to Trump’s presidency, more women than ever before have decided to bid for the presidency and democratic nomination. The candidates that have announced their presidential campaign come from diverse backgrounds and all have strong political backgrounds and experience to guide our country into a stable, tolerant and progressive era. These women of the…

Barry Hutton obituary

My friend and former colleague Barry Hutton, who has died aged 83, was an inspiring lecturer, an innovative transport planner and a self-styled “bolshie”. He was born in south London, the elder child of Doris and Arthur Hutton. His father was a company secretary for textiles firms but during much of Barry’s early childhood was…

2019 SURVEYS: How the academic community stopped working Nigerians– Lamle

Dr. Elias Lamle is a lecturer with the Centre for Conflict and Peace Management Studies, University of Jos. He actively participated in the recently held 2019 general elections as a returning officer. In this interview, he narrated his experiences and chided the role played by the academia in the exercise. By Marie-Therese Nanlong   On…

Tory hand-wringing for trainees from the poorest nations is pure hypocrisy|Smita...

As news leaked that the government was planning to introduce higher fees and restrict access to student support for EU students, we were treated in parliament to a fine display of hand-wringing from supporters of this change. Apparently it would be morally indefensible, post-Brexit, to offer preferential terms to EU nationals wishing to study here,…

After 20 years in the Senate, David Mark starts ‘thank you...

By Henry Umoru ABUJA- AFTER his sojourn in the Senate for twenty years, representing the people of Benue South Senatorial district, former Senate President, Senator David Mark, will today begin a thank you tour to all the local governments that make up the zone. David Mark In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Media…

SENATE PRESIDENCY: Lawan to satisfy Ndume, Goje, takes project to media...

Calls for use of open ballot system to elect presiding officersPDP Senators yet to take position on a preferred candidateGoje yet to declare formally, Ndume vows to run By Henry Umoru, Assistant Political Editor ABUJA- AHEAD of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly and election of Presiding officers, Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, All…

Offer trainees with bad A-levels a break|Letters

The latest gaffe by the Conservative education minister Theodore Agnew once again shows how tone-deaf the privileged are to the reality of those who face a bumpier ride. His attack on the policy of widening participation at universities (It’s lunacy to let students into universities with E grades, says minister, 4 May) effectively amounts to…

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