Report has it that tension and unrest has been experienced in Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, following allegations that the management of the institution has increased the tuition fees for its new and returning students.
The new increment, which will affect students from 100-400 levels, has been seriously objected.
The management, after its 133rd meeting held on Thursday, July 5, came up with the resolve, adding that it was necessitated by the present financially realities of the institution.
The development was made public in a communique announcing the new fee schedule for the 2018/19 academic session, which was released on the school’s website. A student of the department of history who identified himself as Temitope, stated: “Not all departments were affected. I think five departments were affected in Faculty of Arts. For those ones, they said its studio fees. The departments are English, Linguistics, Communication and Language Arts, European Studies, Theatre Arts. They are paying N2,500 extra.”
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Residents of Lagos are calling on the State Government to help as trucks have taken over the 6 lanes of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
Channels reports that motorists who ply the road are lamenting the hours spent in traffic on the road.
A resident explained leaving his office at 6:45 PM and arriving home at 2 AM.
Danfo buses are reportedly driving against traffic, taking one-way.
Residents have shared photos on social media, calling on the government to take appropriate action.
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the reason why he announced his second term bid in April. Speaking when during a meeting with Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC) at the presidential villa on Friday, Buhari explained that he made his ambition known very early so as to “save a lot of time and cool tempers”.
“I had to announce before the national executive committee (NEC) about my intention to ask for the party’s nomination for next year’s election so that we can save a lot of time and cool tempers,” he said.
“A lot of people are trying to make it a habit of being a nuisance to themselves and to many Nigerians. So when I announced my intention, I said okay let those who are serious come out and I try to make sure that the party is reorganise and consolidated so that we start from bottom to top.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N310m to feed and administer drugs to dogs that will be deployed in states for the 2019 elections. .
According to a report by Punchng, the Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections which will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019. .
The information is contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by Pres. Buhari. .
The total police budget for the elections stands at N30.5bn; the Office of the National Security Adviser, N4.2bn; the Department of State Services, N12.2bn; NSCDC, N3.5bn and the Nigeria Immigration Service, N2.6bn.