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EXCLUSIVE! Uniben Tuition Hike: Old Students Are Exempted, Says PRO

The University of Benin Public Relations Officer (PRO) has affirmed that the recent increment in tuition fees and general school charges has nothing to do with the old and existing students of the school. The PRO in the person of Mr. Michael Osasuyi, in a chat, made this exclusively known to our correspondent. In his words, the news about the increment is true but “only meant for new students”. According to him, “old and existing students are exempted from such charges”. Meanwhile, earlier today, the Students’ Union PRO, Ehiabhi Goodnews in a broadcast, debunked the news saying that the...

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NAUS set to hold annual national convention

The National Association of University Students (NAUS) is set to hold her annual national convention for the year 2017. In a statement jointly signed by the Convention Planning Committee (CPC) Chairman, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Monday and Secretary, Comrade Famuyibo Oluwasegun, the convention is billed to hold at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo state between the 23rd and 26th of November, 2017. The decision was reached following a meeting with NAUS leaders and stakeholders and the FUTA management on the transition process of the association. The statement further revealed the 11-man Local Organizing Committee (LOC) having Comrade...

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NIGCOMSAT Ltd Signs Strategic Partnership On Backup

A strategic partnership has been signed between the management of NIGCOMSAT Ltd and the management of Belintersat, operators of Belintersat-1, a communication satellite of the Belarusian Peoples Republic for a mutual backup services in faraway Minsk, Belarus. This strategic partnership is aimed at repositioning NICOMSAT Ltd for commercial viability which the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has poised to achieve. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Abimbola Alale said, with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NIGCOMSAT Ltd is set to push its services further as well as reassured customers of reliability and sustainability. Alale noted...

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Alaghodaro Summit: EU, US missions, others firm up arrangements to storm Edo

…As Obaseki inaugurates summit’s organising committee Foreign missions in Nigeria are firming up arrangements for the maiden Edo State Alaghodaro Investment Summit, holding in Benin City, the state capital. Some of the missions include the United States (US) Embassy, the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), Embassy of Japan, Chinese Embassy, Irish Embassy, and a number of embassies from the Asian continent. Meanwhile, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated the organising committee for the summit at the Government House, in Benin City. The organising committee, headed by Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, is a steering organ charged with ensuring...

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Obaseki inaugurates Edo Boundary Committee

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday inaugurated the Edo Boundary Committee with a charge to address intra and inter-local government boundary disputes in the state. Obaseki said that the state would no longer allow boundary disputes to degenerate to conflicts that affect economic activities in the state. He explained that despite his administration’s efforts to get the support of the National Boundary Commission to tackle intra and inter-state boundary disputes, “unfortunately we have not had the desired response and the matters are not treated with the required urgency.” He said that the longer the disputes...

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