Since 1999, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been in charge of the two chambers of the Na­tional Assembly and has always filled six, out of the 10 available leadership positions in the federal legislature.

With a vice grip on power at the executive and legislative level, the PDP understandably became arro­gant and perhaps, felt that because it was already embedded in govern­ment, the people would renew that confidence on March 28.

The National Assembly election results from the North showed that Nigerians were disappointed and frustrated with the PDP. In a classi­cal show of power, the same people, whom the lawmakers claim to repre­sent, spiked them with their thumbs resulting in hitherto heavyweights tumbling out of the race.Saraki-n-Goje-702x336

The PDP, which in the past, en­joyed strong presence in the North West and the North Central was left speechless when the people voted for change and a breath of fresh air.

The PDP was left panting in its stronghold states of Bauchi, Benue, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi and other northern states of Kano, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, and even Ad­amawa. Read More →

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By Favour Nnabugwu


Determined to boost teaching, learning and research in the nation’s education sector, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Tetfund, gave 12 tertiary institutions across the country N24 billion through its special intervention programme.

The Minister of Education, Prof Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, disclosed this  at the 2012 Strategic Planning workshop organized by TEtFund for tertiary institutions.

The institutions which benefitted from the special intervention are: Moshood Abiola University, Lagos and The Polytechnic, Ibadan to represent the South West; Anambra State University, Uli and Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri to represent the South East, Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa and Benue State University to represent the North Central.

Others include, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aleiro and Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda to represent the North West, University of Calabar and Federal College of Education, Agbo to represent the South South while Bauchi State College of Education and Modibbo Adamawa University, Yola will represent the North East.

Each of the universities, according to the minister is to have N3billion while the polytechnics and colleges of education are expected to have N1billion  each.


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