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The Future Of Private Universities In Nigeria Is Bright, Begs ASUU To Call Off Strike – Okonjo-Iweala



Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that with the high demand for university education in Nigeria, the future of private tertiary institutions in the country is bright.


She added that Nigeria was on the path of addressing the problems in its education with the injection of N220bn annually to infrastructural development in the universities.

She spoke at an event in Oduduwa University, Ipetu Modu, Osun State, where the minister and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, were respectively conferred with honourary doctorate degree of science in accountancy and economics on Saturday.

Okonjo-Iweala expressed optimism in prompt physical infrastructural development of the country’s universities, revealing also the Federal Government plan to support privately-owned tertiary institutions in the country.

She said, “The increasing demand in tertiary education suggests that there is great protection for private investment in tertiary education in Nigeria to thrive.

“As we continue to invest in critical infrastructure and provide practical-oriented curriculum, we will arrive at what graduates in this country need to survive.

“Our tertiary education system is facing enormous challenges, which this country must urgently address. The Federal Government is deeply committed to the provision of good education by tackling the problems of tertiary education and has set aside additional N220bn annually to be able to address infrastructural problems in our tertiary institutions.

“We know that we will need to do more as the years go by but the political will to perfect the business of tertiary education in this country is present in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.”

The minister said that the Federal Government  acknowledged the place of quality education in the nation’s development but stressed that the desired excellence could only be achieved with the genuine partnership with the private sector.

“Quality education will have positive impact on our economy, therefore, both public and private sectors will need to work together to reach our desired goal,” she said.

Sanusi expressed optimism that partnership of private and public sector would develop the nation’s economy to the desired capacity.

“Nigeria has a long way to go but the government will like to assure the nation that with the support of the private sector, the country has a great future,” he said.

Source: Punch Nigeria

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups



Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday



Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers




Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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