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Zamfara APC establishes committee for celebration advancement strategy

The Zamfara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sets up a nine-man technical committee to draft development plans of the party in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Lawal Liman, inaugurated the committee at the party secretariat in Gusau on Friday. Liman said…

OYSIEC: APC, PDP, disagree over structure of members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, disagreed over the composition of members of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC). Seyi Makinde The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday forwarded the names of the chairman and members of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission…

N614 bn bailout reductions: We are all set to pay– Governors

Dr Kayode Fayemi, Chairman NGF By Henry Umoru, Abuja  The 36 State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday agreed to pay the N614 billion that was advanced to thirty five states as budget support facility. Responding to a question  after the meeting of the governors  ahead of Thursday’s  97th National Economic Council,…

John McDonnell backs ‘Eliminate Eton’ dispute at Labour conference

The shadow chancellor is to throw his weight behind an “Abolish Eton” debate at the Labour party conference this weekend, as he declares that “private schools don’t need to exist” in an equal society. John McDonnell said he supported a motion put forward by the campaign group Labour Against Private Schools calling for independent schools…

Office ‘hurried to punish’ trainees implicated of unfaithful

The Home Office “rushed to penalise” international students accused of cheating in English language tests without checking the reliability of evidence, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. The public accounts committee has compared the way the department treated more than 30,000 international students accused of breaking the rules of an official English language test to the…

Labour votes to ditch trainee wing ahead of celebration conference

The founder of Momentum, a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn, has succeeded in a bid to make the party effectively abolish its 40-year-old student wing, which is dominated by the more centrist side of the party. Jon Lansman won the backing of Labour’s ruling national executive committee (NEC) for a motion that argued Labour Students…

United States scholastic provided 2 weeks to leave UK after 8...

After eight years researching music history at Glasgow University, Elizabeth Ford hoped her request for a visa extension would sail through this summer. Instead, the Home Office gave the American academic two weeks to pack up her life and leave the country. Ford has held a research fellowship at Edinburgh University – which, like Glasgow…

UK trainees waiting approximately 3 months for psychological healthcare

Students with mental health problems are being forced to wait up to 12 weeks for help from their university, prompting fears that some may take their own lives during the delay. Undergraduates at the Royal College of Music in London had to wait the longest to start counselling last year, with the worst case being…

Just half of UK universities prepared for no-deal Brexit– research study

Four out of five British universities are worried about the impact of crashing out of the EU without a deal, as vice-chancellors look to stockpile essential supplies ranging from chemicals to toilet paper. A survey of members by Universities UK, which represents more than 130 higher education institutions, found that 80% of those responding said…

George Orwell was right, independent schools bar moves towards a fairer...

I couldn’t agree more with Melissa Benn that the private school system is “morally rotten” and the moment for its demise is, or could, be close (Education, 10 September). I emphasise “could” as this is hardly a new phenomenon or issue. George Orwell in The Lion and the Unicorn recognised clearly how private education stood…

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