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  •  The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 31 year old Bashir Gorau as member of the State Executive Council Gorau who was the Special Adviser on Student Matters to Gov Aminu Tambuwal before the Assembly s confirmation would be the youngest commissioner in the state In his career the appointee is a former National Vice President as well as former Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS The confirmation followed a motion moved by Alhaji Bello Ambarura APC Illela to screen the nominee at the Assembly s Committee of the whole house Ambarura said that Tambuwal in a letter presented to the Assembly indicated that there was vacancy in the executive council The appointment is as enshrined in the Public Service Rules and Regulations and other processes as required by law pertaining to such appointments he said The lawmakers unanimously accepted the appointment after screening the nominee as the Deputy Speaker Abubakar Magaji who presided over the sitting put the motion to a voice vote The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new commissioner will replace Bello Goronyo the former Commissioner for Solid Minerals who was elected state Chairman Peoples Democratic Party PDP Gorau in his response promised to continue to support the state governor toward youth empowerment and development Our aim and struggle as youth leaders is to ensure a future generation we deserve in our state and the country he said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Assembly confirms 31-year-old commissioner-nominee in Sokoto
     The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 31 year old Bashir Gorau as member of the State Executive Council Gorau who was the Special Adviser on Student Matters to Gov Aminu Tambuwal before the Assembly s confirmation would be the youngest commissioner in the state In his career the appointee is a former National Vice President as well as former Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS The confirmation followed a motion moved by Alhaji Bello Ambarura APC Illela to screen the nominee at the Assembly s Committee of the whole house Ambarura said that Tambuwal in a letter presented to the Assembly indicated that there was vacancy in the executive council The appointment is as enshrined in the Public Service Rules and Regulations and other processes as required by law pertaining to such appointments he said The lawmakers unanimously accepted the appointment after screening the nominee as the Deputy Speaker Abubakar Magaji who presided over the sitting put the motion to a voice vote The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new commissioner will replace Bello Goronyo the former Commissioner for Solid Minerals who was elected state Chairman Peoples Democratic Party PDP Gorau in his response promised to continue to support the state governor toward youth empowerment and development Our aim and struggle as youth leaders is to ensure a future generation we deserve in our state and the country he said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    Assembly confirms 31-year-old commissioner-nominee in Sokoto
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    Assembly confirms 31-year-old commissioner-nominee in Sokoto

    The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of 31-year-old Bashir Gorau as member of the State Executive Council.

    Gorau, who was the Special Adviser on Student Matters to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal before the Assembly’s confirmation, would be the youngest commissioner in the state.

    In his career, the appointee is a former National Vice President as well as former Senate President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

    The confirmation followed a motion moved by Alhaji Bello Ambarura (APC-Illela), to screen the nominee at the Assembly’s Committee of the whole house.

    Ambarura said that Tambuwal, in a letter presented to the Assembly indicated that there was vacancy in the executive council.

    “The appointment is as enshrined in the Public Service Rules and Regulations and other processes as required by law pertaining to such appointments,” he said.

    The lawmakers unanimously accepted the appointment after screening the nominee, as the Deputy Speaker, Abubakar Magaji who presided over the sitting put the motion to a voice vote.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new commissioner will replace Bello Goronyo, the former Commissioner for Solid Minerals, who was elected state Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Gorau, in his response, promised to continue to support the state governor toward youth empowerment and development.

    “Our aim and struggle as youth leaders is to ensure a future generation we deserve in our state and the country,” he said.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Donald Ugwu
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS on Wednesday appealed to respected traditional rulers in the country to intervene in the EndSARS protests in order to nip the crisis in the bud The students body appealed to the traditional rulers to pacify aggrieved youths in their respective domains as a way of helping the states government in addressing the crisis Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta the National Public Relations Officer PRO of NANS Azeez Adeyemi said that the appeal had become necessary because the state governments appeared overwhelmed by the protests Adeyemi who condemned the killings and violence that had characterized the protests urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately speak to the nation and address demands of the protesters We call on our respected monarchs to assist in addressing the challenges It is obvious that the crisis is beyond the state governments They should intervene by pacifying their subjects he said The NANS spokesperson commended the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu for banning the operation of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS across the country May we equally use this opportunity to call on the president to do more in the area of addressing all the concerns raised by the EndSARS protesters and expedite action towards implementing them Anyone caught in the act of using the EndSARS protest to perpetuate any criminal activities should be made to face the laws of the land Adeyemi said Edited By Remi Koleoso Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    #ENDSARS Protest: NANS ask traditional rulers to intervene to stop protest
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS on Wednesday appealed to respected traditional rulers in the country to intervene in the EndSARS protests in order to nip the crisis in the bud The students body appealed to the traditional rulers to pacify aggrieved youths in their respective domains as a way of helping the states government in addressing the crisis Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta the National Public Relations Officer PRO of NANS Azeez Adeyemi said that the appeal had become necessary because the state governments appeared overwhelmed by the protests Adeyemi who condemned the killings and violence that had characterized the protests urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately speak to the nation and address demands of the protesters We call on our respected monarchs to assist in addressing the challenges It is obvious that the crisis is beyond the state governments They should intervene by pacifying their subjects he said The NANS spokesperson commended the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu for banning the operation of the Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS across the country May we equally use this opportunity to call on the president to do more in the area of addressing all the concerns raised by the EndSARS protesters and expedite action towards implementing them Anyone caught in the act of using the EndSARS protest to perpetuate any criminal activities should be made to face the laws of the land Adeyemi said Edited By Remi Koleoso Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    #ENDSARS Protest: NANS ask traditional rulers to intervene to stop protest
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    #ENDSARS Protest: NANS ask traditional rulers to intervene to stop protest

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday, appealed to respected traditional rulers in the country to intervene in the #EndSARS protests in order to nip the crisis in the bud.

    The students’ body appealed to the traditional rulers to pacify aggrieved youths in their respective domains as a way of helping the states government in addressing the crisis.

    Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi, said that the appeal had become necessary because the state governments appeared overwhelmed by the protests.

    Adeyemi, who condemned the killings and violence that had characterized the protests, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately speak to the nation and address demands of the protesters.

    “We call on our respected monarchs to assist in addressing the challenges. It is obvious that the crisis is beyond the state governments. They should intervene by pacifying their subjects,” he said.

    The NANS spokesperson commended the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for banning the operation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the country.

    “May we equally use this opportunity to call on the president to do more in the area of addressing all the concerns raised by the EndSARS protesters and expedite action towards implementing them.

    “Anyone caught in the act of using the EndSARS protest to perpetuate any criminal activities should be made to face the laws of the land,” Adeyemi said.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Bayo Sekoni
    Source: NAN

  •  President of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS Mr Chidi Ilogebe has urged Federal and States Governments to waive school fees in tertiary institutions as a palliative to students Ilogebe made the request while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on national issues affecting Nigerian students in Enugu on Friday It is our earnest desire that students in Nigeria are made comfortable while studying It is no news that the federal and some state governments have continuously doled out palliatives grants to help resuscitate small and medium businesses for youths and women It is on record that students were not considered in any of these arrangements I therefore call on government at all levels to waive this 2019 2020 session s school fees as COVID 19 educational support to Nigerian students he said Ilogebe also called on house owners around campuses to give rent accommodation rebate to all students This will serve as a morale booster to the students and help strengthen students community relationship On the strike the students leader urged the federal government to urgently resolve the issues so that students can go back to classes He added that the gains of the resolution could not be overemphasised NANS also calls on the Presidential Taskforce on COVID 19 to quicken the process of releasing the comprehensive protocols that will allow Nigerian tertiary institutions to reopen for lectures We shall within the next few days before transiting to a new team that will carry on from where we stopped vigorously engage the government with a view to finding lasting solutions to these issues he said On students alleged involvement in EndSARS protests Ilogebe said that the government and should settle their differences to make students go back to their classes The government desires that the protests be depopulated the best way is to reopen our campuses This does not mean that we condemn the motive of the protest The cases of police brutality generally got out of hand and were worthy of being protested against However we believe it will be better for Nigeria that the youths are in classrooms breaking new grounds than being on the streets protesting Ilogebe said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Abdulfatah Babatunde Source NAN
    NANS President urges school fee waiver as gov’t palliative to students
     President of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANS Mr Chidi Ilogebe has urged Federal and States Governments to waive school fees in tertiary institutions as a palliative to students Ilogebe made the request while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on national issues affecting Nigerian students in Enugu on Friday It is our earnest desire that students in Nigeria are made comfortable while studying It is no news that the federal and some state governments have continuously doled out palliatives grants to help resuscitate small and medium businesses for youths and women It is on record that students were not considered in any of these arrangements I therefore call on government at all levels to waive this 2019 2020 session s school fees as COVID 19 educational support to Nigerian students he said Ilogebe also called on house owners around campuses to give rent accommodation rebate to all students This will serve as a morale booster to the students and help strengthen students community relationship On the strike the students leader urged the federal government to urgently resolve the issues so that students can go back to classes He added that the gains of the resolution could not be overemphasised NANS also calls on the Presidential Taskforce on COVID 19 to quicken the process of releasing the comprehensive protocols that will allow Nigerian tertiary institutions to reopen for lectures We shall within the next few days before transiting to a new team that will carry on from where we stopped vigorously engage the government with a view to finding lasting solutions to these issues he said On students alleged involvement in EndSARS protests Ilogebe said that the government and should settle their differences to make students go back to their classes The government desires that the protests be depopulated the best way is to reopen our campuses This does not mean that we condemn the motive of the protest The cases of police brutality generally got out of hand and were worthy of being protested against However we believe it will be better for Nigeria that the youths are in classrooms breaking new grounds than being on the streets protesting Ilogebe said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Abdulfatah Babatunde Source NAN
    NANS President urges school fee waiver as gov’t palliative to students
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    NANS President urges school fee waiver as gov’t palliative to students

    President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Mr Chidi Ilogebe, has urged Federal and States Governments to waive school fees in tertiary institutions as a palliative to students.

    Ilogebe made the request while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on national issues affecting Nigerian students in Enugu on Friday.

    “It is our earnest desire that students in Nigeria are made comfortable while studying.

    “It is no news that the federal and some state governments have continuously doled out palliatives/grants to help resuscitate small and medium businesses for youths and women.

    “It is on record that students were not considered in any of these arrangements.

    “I, therefore, call on government at all levels to waive this 2019/2020 session’s school fees as COVID-19 educational support to Nigerian students,’’ he said.

    Ilogebe also called on house owners around campuses to give rent/accommodation rebate to all students.

    “This will serve as a morale booster to the students and help strengthen students-community relationship.’’

    On the strike, the students’ leader urged the federal government to urgently resolve the issues so that students can go back to classes.

    He added that the gains of the resolution could not be overemphasised.

    NANS also calls on the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 to quicken the process of releasing the comprehensive protocols that will allow Nigerian tertiary institutions to reopen for lectures.

    “We shall within the next few days before transiting to a new team that will carry on from where we stopped vigorously engage the government with a view to finding lasting solutions to these issues,’’ he said.

    On students’ alleged involvement in #EndSARS protests, Ilogebe said that the government and should settle their differences to make students go back to their classes.

    “The government desires that the protests be depopulated, the best way is to reopen our campuses.

    “This does not mean that we condemn the motive of the protest.

    “The cases of police brutality generally got out of hand and were worthy of being protested against.

    “However, we believe it will be better for Nigeria that the youths are in classrooms breaking new grounds than being on the streets protesting,’’ Ilogebe said.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Abdulfatah Babatunde
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has cautioned protesters against the Federal Anti Robbery Squad FSARS of the police to stop vandalising government property in the name of protest Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of the association said this in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday Adeyemi who noted that though the activities of FSARS needed to be checked said that the ungoing protest in parts of the country might have been hijacked by hoodlums He added that the hoodlums might take advantage of the protest to wreck havoc on law abiding citizens of the country The activities of the police not only that of special anti robbery squard should be reformed for optimal performance but we must take precautions and the be careful about the way we go about it Information at our disposal revealed that some hoodlums have already hijacked the nationwide protest in a bid to cause chaos and throw the country into crisis We are also aware that some internet fraudsters in a bid to continue perpetrating their criminal acts are mobilising hoodlums to protest against the activities of FSARS who have been clamping down on them We want to call the attention of the Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu to the plans of these criminals and their devilish plans Adeyemi said He added The I G ordered that men of the FSARS should no longer conduct checks neither should they mount road blocks but the people behind these protests are not satisfied with this The police should not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the public or causing violence all in the name of protest We call on Nigerian students and youths in general to always be law abiding and not to allow anybody or groups to use them for their selfish interests he said Edited By Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    NANS cautions EndSARS protesters against vandalising government property 
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has cautioned protesters against the Federal Anti Robbery Squad FSARS of the police to stop vandalising government property in the name of protest Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of the association said this in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday Adeyemi who noted that though the activities of FSARS needed to be checked said that the ungoing protest in parts of the country might have been hijacked by hoodlums He added that the hoodlums might take advantage of the protest to wreck havoc on law abiding citizens of the country The activities of the police not only that of special anti robbery squard should be reformed for optimal performance but we must take precautions and the be careful about the way we go about it Information at our disposal revealed that some hoodlums have already hijacked the nationwide protest in a bid to cause chaos and throw the country into crisis We are also aware that some internet fraudsters in a bid to continue perpetrating their criminal acts are mobilising hoodlums to protest against the activities of FSARS who have been clamping down on them We want to call the attention of the Inspector General of Police I G Mohammed Adamu to the plans of these criminals and their devilish plans Adeyemi said He added The I G ordered that men of the FSARS should no longer conduct checks neither should they mount road blocks but the people behind these protests are not satisfied with this The police should not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the public or causing violence all in the name of protest We call on Nigerian students and youths in general to always be law abiding and not to allow anybody or groups to use them for their selfish interests he said Edited By Ali Baba Inuwa Source NAN
    NANS cautions EndSARS protesters against vandalising government property 
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    NANS cautions EndSARS protesters against vandalising government property 

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has cautioned protesters against the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) of the police to stop vandalising government property in the name of protest.

    Mr Azeez Adeyemi,  the National Public Relations Officer of the association said this in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday.

    Adeyemi who noted that, though,  the activities of FSARS needed to be checked, said that the ungoing protest in parts of the country might have been hijacked by hoodlums.

    He added that the hoodlums might take advantage of the protest to wreck havoc on law abiding citizens of the country.

    “The activities of the police, not only that of special anti robbery squard should be reformed for optimal performance, but we must take precautions and the be careful about the way we go about it.

    “Information at our disposal revealed that some hoodlums have already  hijacked the nationwide protest in a bid to cause chaos and throw the country into crisis.

    “We are also aware that some internet fraudsters in a bid to continue perpetrating their criminal acts are mobilising hoodlums to protest against the activities of FSARS who have been clamping down on them.

    “We want to call the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu to the plans of these criminals  and their devilish plans,” Adeyemi said.

    He added:”The I-G ordered that men of the FSARS should no longer conduct checks neither should they mount road blocks but the people behind these protests are not satisfied with this.

    “The police should not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the public or causing violence all in the name of protest.

    “We call on Nigerian students and youths in general to always be law abiding and not to allow anybody or groups to use them for their selfish interests,” he said. 


    Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa
    Source: NAN

     

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has commended the Governor of Kebbi Alhaji Atiku Bagudu for according priority attention to the education sector in the state A Deputy Coordinator for NANS in the zone Muhammed Kichinga made the commendation on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi the state capital He said Service to humanity is service to God if done with clear intention On behalf of thousands of students in diaspora and at home we want to say a big thank you for your consistency and fatherly support to students in the state over the last four years Students of Kebbi have never had it so good than now during your good tenure and we want to thank you for the payment of NECO WAEC and NAPTEP examination fees for secondary school students Kichinga said that the state had recorded a myriad of achievements and gestures in terms of policies and programmes for the promotion of education These include the payment of tuition fees for students in tertiary institutions renovation of some secondary and tertiary institutions across the state upgrading of the school of Nursing in Birnin Kebbi School of Health Technology Jega and the Adamu Augie College of Education Argungu as well as the contribution in the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture in Zuru All these giant strides he said would in the short and long term provide the state with the much desired human resources He said that the aim of the visit was to commiserate with the government and good people of the state over the flood disaster which had devastated farmlands crops and infrastructure belonging to government and individuals Nigerian Students are here today in furtherance of the celebration of our Independence and to sympathise with government and people of the state especially farmers who have incurred monumental loss of their farmlands and crops This is indeed very sad for a state spearheading food production in Nigeria with a dogged and resilient governor like you he said He also acknowledged the resilience and courage of the governor in the fight against the dreaded Covid 19 in the state as well as his tenacity in promoting the socio economic development of the state The coordinator also commended the governor for being the first to implement the N30 000 minimum wage for workers in the state Earlier the President National Union of Kebbi State Students Abbas Zaki requested the government to come out with a good policy on transport and accommodation for the students We are also soliciting for an 18 seater bus to address our logistics needs and challenges Zaki said Responding Gov Bagudu who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai thanked the Students Union for acknowledging the giant strides of the Bagudu administration in education He commended the students for believing in the unity of Nigeria and advised them to be God fearing law abiding and shun the obnoxious act of cultism in its entirety I want to sincerely thank you for acknowledging what the government is doing to promote education and the efforts to better the lot of people in the state Please remain good ambassadors of this country I assure you we will not be deterred in our resolve and unwavering commitment to support education and our children the governor said Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    NANS lauds Gov. Bagudu for prioritising education sector 
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has commended the Governor of Kebbi Alhaji Atiku Bagudu for according priority attention to the education sector in the state A Deputy Coordinator for NANS in the zone Muhammed Kichinga made the commendation on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi the state capital He said Service to humanity is service to God if done with clear intention On behalf of thousands of students in diaspora and at home we want to say a big thank you for your consistency and fatherly support to students in the state over the last four years Students of Kebbi have never had it so good than now during your good tenure and we want to thank you for the payment of NECO WAEC and NAPTEP examination fees for secondary school students Kichinga said that the state had recorded a myriad of achievements and gestures in terms of policies and programmes for the promotion of education These include the payment of tuition fees for students in tertiary institutions renovation of some secondary and tertiary institutions across the state upgrading of the school of Nursing in Birnin Kebbi School of Health Technology Jega and the Adamu Augie College of Education Argungu as well as the contribution in the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture in Zuru All these giant strides he said would in the short and long term provide the state with the much desired human resources He said that the aim of the visit was to commiserate with the government and good people of the state over the flood disaster which had devastated farmlands crops and infrastructure belonging to government and individuals Nigerian Students are here today in furtherance of the celebration of our Independence and to sympathise with government and people of the state especially farmers who have incurred monumental loss of their farmlands and crops This is indeed very sad for a state spearheading food production in Nigeria with a dogged and resilient governor like you he said He also acknowledged the resilience and courage of the governor in the fight against the dreaded Covid 19 in the state as well as his tenacity in promoting the socio economic development of the state The coordinator also commended the governor for being the first to implement the N30 000 minimum wage for workers in the state Earlier the President National Union of Kebbi State Students Abbas Zaki requested the government to come out with a good policy on transport and accommodation for the students We are also soliciting for an 18 seater bus to address our logistics needs and challenges Zaki said Responding Gov Bagudu who was represented by his Deputy Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai thanked the Students Union for acknowledging the giant strides of the Bagudu administration in education He commended the students for believing in the unity of Nigeria and advised them to be God fearing law abiding and shun the obnoxious act of cultism in its entirety I want to sincerely thank you for acknowledging what the government is doing to promote education and the efforts to better the lot of people in the state Please remain good ambassadors of this country I assure you we will not be deterred in our resolve and unwavering commitment to support education and our children the governor said Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    NANS lauds Gov. Bagudu for prioritising education sector 
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    NANS lauds Gov. Bagudu for prioritising education sector 

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has commended the Governor of Kebbi, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, for according priority attention to the education sector in the state.

    A Deputy Coordinator for NANS in the zone, Muhammed Kichinga, made the commendation on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.

    He said,” Service to humanity is service to God, if done with clear intention.

    “On behalf of thousands of students in diaspora and at home, we want to say a big thank you for your consistency and fatherly support to students in the state over the last four years.

    ”Students of Kebbi have never had it so good than now during your good tenure, and we want to thank you for the payment of NECO, WAEC and NAPTEP examination fees for secondary school students.”

    Kichinga said that the state had recorded a myriad of achievements and gestures in terms of policies and programmes for the promotion of education.

    These include ”the payment of tuition fees for students in tertiary institutions, renovation of some secondary and tertiary institutions across the state, upgrading of the school of Nursing in Birnin Kebbi; School of Health Technology, Jega, and the Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu, as well as the contribution in the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture in Zuru.”

    “All these giant strides,” he said, “would in the short and long term, provide the state with the much-desired human resources.”

    He said that the aim of the visit was to commiserate with the government and good people of the state over the flood disaster which had devastated farmlands, crops and infrastructure belonging to government and individuals.

    ”Nigerian Students are here today in furtherance of the celebration of our Independence and to sympathise with government and people of the state, especially farmers who have incurred monumental loss of their farmlands and crops.

    “This is indeed very sad for a state spearheading food production in Nigeria with a dogged and resilient governor like you,” he said.

    He also acknowledged the resilience and courage of the governor in the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 in the state, as well as his tenacity in promoting the socio-economic development of the state.

    The coordinator also commended the governor for being the first to implement the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the state.

    Earlier, the President, National Union of Kebbi State Students, Abbas Zaki, requested the government to come out with a good policy on transport and accommodation for the students.

    “We are also soliciting for an 18-seater bus, to address our logistics needs and challenges,” Zaki said.

    Responding, Gov. Bagudu, who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Samaila Yombe-Dabai, thanked the Students’ Union for acknowledging the giant strides of the Bagudu administration in education.

    He commended the students for believing in the unity of Nigeria and advised them to be God fearing, law abiding and shun the obnoxious act of cultism in its entirety.

    “I want to sincerely thank you for acknowledging what the government is doing to promote education and the efforts to better the lot of people in the state.

    “Please remain good ambassadors of this country, I assure you, we will not be deterred in our resolve and unwavering commitment to support education and our children,” the governor said. .


    Edited By: Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of NANS disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday According to Adeyemi the NANS southwest zone D led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff He said that the students insisted that if the government failed to reverse the prices it would shutdown the southwest states in a mass protest on Monday The NANS spokesman however disowned the Olawale led group describing them as impostors Adeyemi insisted that the group was not recognised by the national leadership of the students umbrella body He urged the police not to hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the country under any guise Adeyemi explained that the national leadership of NANS had met in Abuja on Thursday where it was unanimously agreed that the Federal government be given a stipulated date to reverse the hike in the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff Adeyemi said that NANS and other affiliate bodies had staged a protest in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital and other five southwest states last Tuesday to register their displeasure on the issue The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS wishes to inform the general public that it is not part of any planned protest by a group of impostors who called themselves NANS SouthWest zone D led by one Kappo Samuel Olawale We want to put on record that the umbrella body does not recognised the Olawale led group and would not in any way be held responsible for their actions This group of individuals are not authourised to carry out any protest in the name of NANS and we want to call on security agencies to be alive to their responsibility and arrest any one caught during the planned protest he said Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz Source NAN
    Fuel hike : NANS dissociates self from planned protest in southwest 
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff Mr Azeez Adeyemi the National Public Relations Officer of NANS disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday According to Adeyemi the NANS southwest zone D led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff He said that the students insisted that if the government failed to reverse the prices it would shutdown the southwest states in a mass protest on Monday The NANS spokesman however disowned the Olawale led group describing them as impostors Adeyemi insisted that the group was not recognised by the national leadership of the students umbrella body He urged the police not to hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the country under any guise Adeyemi explained that the national leadership of NANS had met in Abuja on Thursday where it was unanimously agreed that the Federal government be given a stipulated date to reverse the hike in the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff Adeyemi said that NANS and other affiliate bodies had staged a protest in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital and other five southwest states last Tuesday to register their displeasure on the issue The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS wishes to inform the general public that it is not part of any planned protest by a group of impostors who called themselves NANS SouthWest zone D led by one Kappo Samuel Olawale We want to put on record that the umbrella body does not recognised the Olawale led group and would not in any way be held responsible for their actions This group of individuals are not authourised to carry out any protest in the name of NANS and we want to call on security agencies to be alive to their responsibility and arrest any one caught during the planned protest he said Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz Source NAN
    Fuel hike : NANS dissociates self from planned protest in southwest 
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    Fuel hike : NANS dissociates self from planned protest in southwest 

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff.

    Mr Azeez Adeyemi,  the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday.

    According to Adeyemi, the NANS southwest zone D, led by Kappo Olawale had given the Federal government a five-day ultimatum to reverse the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity tariff.

    He said that the students insisted that if the government failed to reverse the prices, it would shutdown the southwest states in a mass protest on Monday.

    The NANS spokesman, however, disowned the Olawale – led group, describing them as “impostors”.

    Adeyemi insisted that the group was not  recognised by the national leadership of the students’ umbrella body.

    He urged the police not to hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the country under any guise.

    Adeyemi explained that the national leadership of NANS had met in Abuja on Thursday where it was unanimously agreed that the Federal government be given a stipulated date to reverse the hike in the pump price of fuel and electricity tariff .

    Adeyemi said that NANS and other affiliate bodies had staged a protest in Abeokuta the Ogun state capital and other five southwest states last Tuesday to register their displeasure on the issue.

    “The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) wishes to inform the general public that it is not part of any planned protest by a group of impostors who called themselves NANS SouthWest zone D, led by one Kappo Samuel Olawale.

    “We want to put on record that the umbrella body does not recognised the Olawale – led group and would not in any way be held responsible for their actions.

    “This group of individuals are not authourised to carry out any protest in the name of NANS and we want to call on security agencies to be alive to their responsibility and arrest any one caught during the planned protest,” he  said.


    Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz
    Source: NAN

  •  Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Thursday said he would reduce fees being paid at state owned tertiary institutions in the state Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure during a courtesy visit by the national executive members of National Association of Nigerian Students NANS He explained that he had commenced investigation into fees being paid in other state owned institutions with a view to effecting a reduction in the state At my last meeting with you I said I would find out where they are paying less than what we charge here What we found out was that for those newly admitted we still charge the lowest in tuition but for the second year and all we have state owned institutions that charge lesser than us And if not for this issue of COVID 19 we have decided to reduce it We will reduce it We will make sure that by next week we make an announcement on the fee It s not a matter for political gains I know by the time we announce it they will turn it to political issue the governor said According to him students are so important that it will take every stakeholder to sit down to have discussion about the tuition Earlier Mr Danielson Akpan National President of NANS lauded the monumental delivery of Akeredolu s transformational projects across all sectors in less than four years Akpan explained that good governance premised on efficient service delivery had always been the basis of NANS agitations He said that a three day tour of some of the projects revealed empirical evidence of credible performance hence the support for the governor in his quest for a second term in office Akpan also appreciated the governor for his interventions at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Okitipupa OAUSTECH which he said has enhanced the fortunes of the university and placed on it the path of academic excellence The NANS national president appealed to the governor to reconsider the tuition payable in the state owned tertiary institutions in the state Edited By Muftau Adediran Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Akeredolu to reduce fees in Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions
     Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Thursday said he would reduce fees being paid at state owned tertiary institutions in the state Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure during a courtesy visit by the national executive members of National Association of Nigerian Students NANS He explained that he had commenced investigation into fees being paid in other state owned institutions with a view to effecting a reduction in the state At my last meeting with you I said I would find out where they are paying less than what we charge here What we found out was that for those newly admitted we still charge the lowest in tuition but for the second year and all we have state owned institutions that charge lesser than us And if not for this issue of COVID 19 we have decided to reduce it We will reduce it We will make sure that by next week we make an announcement on the fee It s not a matter for political gains I know by the time we announce it they will turn it to political issue the governor said According to him students are so important that it will take every stakeholder to sit down to have discussion about the tuition Earlier Mr Danielson Akpan National President of NANS lauded the monumental delivery of Akeredolu s transformational projects across all sectors in less than four years Akpan explained that good governance premised on efficient service delivery had always been the basis of NANS agitations He said that a three day tour of some of the projects revealed empirical evidence of credible performance hence the support for the governor in his quest for a second term in office Akpan also appreciated the governor for his interventions at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology Okitipupa OAUSTECH which he said has enhanced the fortunes of the university and placed on it the path of academic excellence The NANS national president appealed to the governor to reconsider the tuition payable in the state owned tertiary institutions in the state Edited By Muftau Adediran Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Akeredolu to reduce fees in Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions
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    Akeredolu to reduce fees in Ondo State-owned tertiary institutions

    Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Thursday said he would reduce fees being paid at state-owned tertiary institutions in the state.

    Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure during a courtesy visit by the national executive members of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

    He explained that he had commenced investigation into fees being paid in other state-owned institutions with a view to effecting a reduction in the state.

    “At my last meeting with you, I said I would find out where they are paying less than what we charge here.

    “What we found out was that for those newly admitted, we still charge the lowest in tuition but for the second year and all, we have state owned institutions that charge lesser than us.

    “And if not for this issue of COVID-19, we have decided to reduce it. We will reduce it. We will make sure that by next week we make an announcement on the fee.

    “It’s not a matter for political gains. I know by the time we announce it they will turn it to political issue,” the governor said.

    According to him, students are so important that it will take every stakeholder to sit down to have discussion about the tuition.

    Earlier, Mr Danielson Akpan, National President of NANS, lauded the “monumental delivery of Akeredolu’s transformational projects” across all sectors in less than four years.

    Akpan explained that good governance premised on efficient service delivery had always been the basis of NANS agitations.

    He said that a three-day tour of some of the projects revealed empirical evidence of credible performance, “hence the support for the governor in his quest for a second term in office”.

    Akpan also appreciated the governor for his interventions at the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) which he said, has enhanced the fortunes of the university and placed on it the path of academic excellence.

    The NANS national president appealed to the governor to reconsider the tuition payable in the state owned tertiary institutions in the state.


    Edited By: Muftau Adediran/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

     

  •  The protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan against the escape from custody of suspected serial killer Sunday Shodipe turned violent resulting in the attack of some policemen The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the protesting youths had wielded placards with various inscriptions demanding the rearrest of Shodipe The protest however turned violent with the youths attacking security personnel at the command with stones and other dangerous objects The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in Oyo State SP Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN Fadeyi said that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANs came to the command s headquarters to protest the escape of Shodipe The Commissioner of Police Nwachukwu Enwonwu with all the management came around to attend to them and allow them express their grievances They made series of demands including that the escaped suspect be rearrested and the CP assured them that he will do everything within his powers to ensure that the suspect is rearrested and brought to book Fadeyi said The PPRO said that the commissioner appealed to the protesters although they eventually became violent and were dispersed He however said that no officer sustained injury during the attack We gave them the opportunity to do whatever they wanted to do and we were just standing by to ensure that there was no break down of law and order Fadeyi said Edited By Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Escaped suspect: Irate youths attack police headquarters in Ibadan
     The protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan against the escape from custody of suspected serial killer Sunday Shodipe turned violent resulting in the attack of some policemen The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the protesting youths had wielded placards with various inscriptions demanding the rearrest of Shodipe The protest however turned violent with the youths attacking security personnel at the command with stones and other dangerous objects The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in Oyo State SP Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN Fadeyi said that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students NANs came to the command s headquarters to protest the escape of Shodipe The Commissioner of Police Nwachukwu Enwonwu with all the management came around to attend to them and allow them express their grievances They made series of demands including that the escaped suspect be rearrested and the CP assured them that he will do everything within his powers to ensure that the suspect is rearrested and brought to book Fadeyi said The PPRO said that the commissioner appealed to the protesters although they eventually became violent and were dispersed He however said that no officer sustained injury during the attack We gave them the opportunity to do whatever they wanted to do and we were just standing by to ensure that there was no break down of law and order Fadeyi said Edited By Mufutau Ojo NAN
    Escaped suspect: Irate youths attack police headquarters in Ibadan
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    Escaped suspect: Irate youths attack police headquarters in Ibadan

    The protest by some aggrieved youths on Wednesday at the police headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan, against the escape from custody of suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, turned violent, resulting in the attack of some policemen.

    The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the protesting youths had wielded placards with various inscriptions demanding the rearrest of Shodipe.

    The protest, however, turned violent with the youths attacking security personnel at the command with stones and other dangerous objects.

    The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) in Oyo State, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident in an interview with NAN.

    Fadeyi said that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANs) came to the command’s headquarters to protest the escape of Shodipe.

    “The Commissioner of Police, Nwachukwu Enwonwu, with all the management, came around to attend to them and allow them express their grievances.

    “They made series of demands, including that the escaped suspect be rearrested and the CP assured them that he will do everything within his powers to ensure that the suspect is rearrested and brought to book,” Fadeyi said.

    The PPRO said that the commissioner appealed to the protesters although they eventually became violent and were dispersed.

    He, however, said that no officer sustained injury during the attack.

    ” We gave them the opportunity to do whatever they wanted to do and we were just standing by to ensure that there was no break down of law and order,” Fadeyi said.

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    Edited By: Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has solicited the cooperation of the Nigeria Police Enugu State Command for its crusade against gender based violence in the state The NANS National Ex Officio 1 Miss Modesta Okoli said on Monday in Enugu while presenting an Award of Excellence and Certificate of Credence to the Uwani Divisional Police Officer DSP Danladi Mashat She said that police was critical partner in the fight against rape and other gender based violence According to Okoli NANS as a body is ever ready to combat the problem in the area NANS is disturbed by the spate of rape cases recorded in parts of the country especially in the last five months As a body we have started a nationwide awareness against rape in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Female Students she said Okoli said that the awareness which had already been launched in some states would be flagged off in Enugu in September We therefore solicit the support of the police command in the state to ensure that incidences of rape are checked she said On the award Okoli said that NANS had singled out Mashat as an exceptional and incorruptible police officer in the state She said that of the 30 police officers nominated for the recognition that the Uwani Divisional Police boss came top on the list This award is to strengthen you to continue the good job you are doing Okoli said Responding Mashat dedicated the award to the Commissioner of Police Mr Abdurahaman Ahmad whom he said was the driving force behind his achievements The awardee said that the recognition would spur him to do greater service He said that his police division would be part of any activity by NANS aimed at stopping incidences of rape in the area We have been battling with cases of rape and I will not want anyone to take advantage of women Any rapist caught will be in trouble Mashat said Edited By Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    NANS solicits police support to end rape in Enugu
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has solicited the cooperation of the Nigeria Police Enugu State Command for its crusade against gender based violence in the state The NANS National Ex Officio 1 Miss Modesta Okoli said on Monday in Enugu while presenting an Award of Excellence and Certificate of Credence to the Uwani Divisional Police Officer DSP Danladi Mashat She said that police was critical partner in the fight against rape and other gender based violence According to Okoli NANS as a body is ever ready to combat the problem in the area NANS is disturbed by the spate of rape cases recorded in parts of the country especially in the last five months As a body we have started a nationwide awareness against rape in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Female Students she said Okoli said that the awareness which had already been launched in some states would be flagged off in Enugu in September We therefore solicit the support of the police command in the state to ensure that incidences of rape are checked she said On the award Okoli said that NANS had singled out Mashat as an exceptional and incorruptible police officer in the state She said that of the 30 police officers nominated for the recognition that the Uwani Divisional Police boss came top on the list This award is to strengthen you to continue the good job you are doing Okoli said Responding Mashat dedicated the award to the Commissioner of Police Mr Abdurahaman Ahmad whom he said was the driving force behind his achievements The awardee said that the recognition would spur him to do greater service He said that his police division would be part of any activity by NANS aimed at stopping incidences of rape in the area We have been battling with cases of rape and I will not want anyone to take advantage of women Any rapist caught will be in trouble Mashat said Edited By Maureen Atuonwu NAN
    NANS solicits police support to end rape in Enugu
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    NANS solicits police support to end rape in Enugu

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has solicited the cooperation of the Nigeria Police, Enugu State Command for its crusade against gender-based violence in the state.

    The NANS National Ex-Officio 1, Miss Modesta Okoli​ said on Monday in Enugu while presenting an Award of Excellence and Certificate of Credence to the Uwani Divisional Police Officer, DSP Danladi Mashat.

    She said that police was critical partner in the fight against rape and other gender-based violence.

    According to Okoli, NANS as a body is ever ready to combat the problem in the area.

    NANS is disturbed by the spate of rape cases recorded in parts of the country especially in the last five months.

    “As a body, we have started a nationwide awareness against rape in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Female Students,” she said.

    Okoli said that the awareness which had already been launched in some states would be flagged off in Enugu in September.

    “We, therefore, solicit the support of the police command in the state to ensure that incidences of rape are checked,” she said.

    On the award, Okoli said that NANS had singled out Mashat as an exceptional and incorruptible police officer in the state.

    She said that of the 30 police officers nominated for the recognition, that the Uwani Divisional Police boss came top on the list.

    “This award is to strengthen you to continue the good job you are doing,” Okoli said.

    Responding, Mashat dedicated the award to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdurahaman Ahmad, whom he said, was the driving force behind his achievements.

    The awardee said that the recognition would spur him to do greater service.

    He said that his police division would be part of any activity by NANS aimed at stopping incidences of rape in the area.

    “We have been battling with cases of rape and I will not want anyone to take advantage of women. Any rapist caught will be in trouble,” Mashat said.


    Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

  •  The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has urged the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools to facilitate resumption of academic activities Mr Abdullahi Saleh Secretary General of the association Zone A made the call at a news conference on Monday in Kano Saleh said that the continued closure of schools occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic could affect performances and triggered population of out of school children in the country He stressed the need for the Federal Government to consider the reopening of schools in view of the lifting of embargo on domestic air travels and planned elections in some states The scereatary said we fear that the continued school closure might eventually lead to an increase in out of school children in most parts of the country Pupils and students sent back home are already mixing with some people who have not been to school Some are drug addicts and they can influence the students negatively This is a great concern to us we are worried because while the government is trying to reduce the number of out of school children others are probably going to join them We hereby inform all our members that prior to the meetings we had with security agencies the earlier planned protest is outrightly cancelled But without any conditions we urge the government to tell us precisely when schools will be reopened The government should come up with a timeline of how to reopen the schools and the students assures to abide by the terms and conditions Sale noted that the students association in collaboration with relevant security agencies and stakeholders would explore legal means to hasten reopening of the schools According to Saleh Zone A of the association comprises Kano Kaduna Jigawa Katsina Kebbi Sokoto Zamfara Bauchi Gombe and Niger States Edited By Chinyere Bassey NAN
    COVID-19: NANS calls for reopening of schools
     The National Association of Nigerian Students NANS has urged the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools to facilitate resumption of academic activities Mr Abdullahi Saleh Secretary General of the association Zone A made the call at a news conference on Monday in Kano Saleh said that the continued closure of schools occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic could affect performances and triggered population of out of school children in the country He stressed the need for the Federal Government to consider the reopening of schools in view of the lifting of embargo on domestic air travels and planned elections in some states The scereatary said we fear that the continued school closure might eventually lead to an increase in out of school children in most parts of the country Pupils and students sent back home are already mixing with some people who have not been to school Some are drug addicts and they can influence the students negatively This is a great concern to us we are worried because while the government is trying to reduce the number of out of school children others are probably going to join them We hereby inform all our members that prior to the meetings we had with security agencies the earlier planned protest is outrightly cancelled But without any conditions we urge the government to tell us precisely when schools will be reopened The government should come up with a timeline of how to reopen the schools and the students assures to abide by the terms and conditions Sale noted that the students association in collaboration with relevant security agencies and stakeholders would explore legal means to hasten reopening of the schools According to Saleh Zone A of the association comprises Kano Kaduna Jigawa Katsina Kebbi Sokoto Zamfara Bauchi Gombe and Niger States Edited By Chinyere Bassey NAN
    COVID-19: NANS calls for reopening of schools
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    COVID-19: NANS calls for reopening of schools

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has urged the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools to facilitate resumption of academic activities.

     

    Mr Abdullahi Saleh, Secretary General of the association, Zone ‘A’, made the call at a news conference on Monday in Kano..

     

    Saleh said that the continued closure of schools occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic could affect performances and triggered population of out of school children in the country.

     

    He stressed the need for the  Federal Government to consider  the reopening of schools in view of the lifting of  embargo on domestic air travels and planned elections in some states.

     

    The scereatary  said: “we fear that the continued school closure, might eventually lead to an increase in out-of-school children in most parts of the country.

     

    “Pupils and students sent back home are already mixing with some people who have not been to school.

     

    “Some are drug addicts and they can influence the students negatively.

     

    “This is a great concern to us; we are worried because while the government is trying to reduce the number of out-of-school children, others are probably going to join them.

     

    “We hereby inform all our members that prior to the meetings we had with security agencies, the earlier planned protest is outrightly cancelled.

     

    “But without any conditions, we urge the government to tell us precisely when schools will be reopened.

     

    ”The government should come up with a timeline of how to reopen the schools and the students assures to abide by the terms and conditions.”

     

    Sale noted that the students association in collaboration with relevant security agencies and stakeholders would explore legal means to hasten reopening of the schools.

     

    According to Saleh, Zone ‘A’ of the association comprises Kano; Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe, and Niger States.


    Edited By: Chinyere Bassey (NAN)

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