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CRSHA Passes Bill For Establishment Of UNICROSS

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The state Assembly has passed a bill for a law to establish the University of Cross River State, UNICROSS.
The passage of the bill is sequel to the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Education by its Chairman, RT Hon. Itam Abang.
According to the report, the bill which is sponsored by Member representing Ogoja State Constituency and Leader of the House, Rt Hon. Peter Odey seeks to repeal Law No 6 of (2004) which established
Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) to change the nomenclature of the university from CRUTECH to UNICRoSS.
The committee chairman stated that, the Law which established CRUTECH known as Law no 6 of 2004 was passed by the State Assembly on August 5, 2004 and assented to by the then Governor, Donald Duke, adding that the Law was later amended in May 2008 and passed into law in September 26, 2008 having been assented to by the then Governor, Liyel Imoke.
She noted that even with the amendment, CRUTECH was limited in scope in terms of programmes and courses, adding that the name restricts the university from offering courses that are not technologically based as well as hinders the National Universities Commission from accrediting courses in other fields of academics to carter for the needs of the teeming youths seeking admission in the state.
A majority of the members voted for the passage of the bill, noting that there was urgent need to repeal the existing law and change the institution from a University of Technology to a conventional university to provide better access to university education for more Cross Riverians and also prevent the delisting of non-technical courses by the NUC.

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‘Buhari Does Not Know What Restructuring Means’

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A chieftain of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as an “illiterate”, who does not know what restructuring means.
Adebanjo said Buhari’s illiteracy was taking Nigeria back to the dark ages by refusing to implement resolutions on how to restructure the country.
The Afenifere chieftain decried that the country has not been lucky in electing the right political leaders since the return of democracy in 1999.
He spoke at a lecture titled: ‘Restructuring: Building a Knowledge-Based Economy’, organised by the Voice of Reason in honour of her Founder, Late Prince Goke Omisore in Lagos.
Adebanjo also stated that Buhari was less-concerned about the future of Nigeria.
According to Adebanjo: “Despite far-reaching resolutions submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari on how to restructure Nigeria politically, economically and socially, Buhari is less-concerned because he does not know what restructuring means.
“President Buhari is an illiterate, he does not know what restructuring means, he is less concerned about the future of Nigeria, he is only bothered about his cows.”
The elder statesman urged youths in the country to form a movement that would ensure they regained power from the old generation.
“I am 92 now, I want to challenge the younger generation to take their destiny into their hands.
“There is little to what I can do, the energy is no longer there.
“I want you to take the bull by the horn, take Nigeria back from the hands of your oppressors and build a society that will make you proud among your fellow young people in the global economy,” he said.

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Buhari Will Not Resign – Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign because he has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country until the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this at a media briefing in Abuja.
Mohammed was reacting to “diversionary statements by some commentators, especially political and religious leaders” calling for Buhari’s resignation over purported spate of insecurity.
The minister conceded that the country was facing security challenges but they were being tackled headlong.
“There have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr President or the sack of the security chiefs.
“I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity.
“These challenges will be successfully tackled. I will however advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments.
“These are comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us,” he said.

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Abba Kyari Drives Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption – Lawyer

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A  legal practitioner, Mr Leo Ekpenyong, has described Abba Kyari,  Chief of Staff to the President, as a man driving  President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption.
Ekpenyong,the Managing Director of De Bongos Media was reacting against the barrage of sponsored attacks in the media and protests against the Chief of Staff, in a statement in Abuja yesterday.
He described such sponsored protests as an attempt to malign his person, saying under a Buhari’s administration, it had been difficult for people, even those within the government to loot the country’s commonwealth.
“And Abba Kyari’s job as Chief of Staff to the President, is not one that anyone should admire; it is a difficult one.’’
According to him, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, rightly captured the reasons for this when he said; “I will say that the problem Malam Abba Kyari has with most people is that he, like the President he serves, will not throw money at people in order to please them.”
“This is surely bad news for those who feel a sense of entitlement to the nation’s purse. In a country like Nigeria where most of the elites survive on government patronage, why would anyone be happy with a Chief of Staff like Abba Kyari.
“The reason is simple. Kyari has done quite well to protect President Buhari from some hawks whose negative influences have played key roles in wrecking many administrations in the past.
“If he was allowing them access to the loot, he would have been the best man for the job.”
Ekpenyong said to get back at him, they went to town with all sorts of false tales about the man.

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