Our leaders no longer bother about ASUU strike but 2023 elections – NANS

ASUU Strike

The President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Comrade Sunday Asefon, on Thursday, accused Nigerian leaders of ignoring the plights of  Students who are at the receiving end of the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Comrade Asefon who also said that the leaders have diverted attention to the 2023 general elections, reassured that his Union would disrupt the forthcoming primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, if the industrial action is not called off.…

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After spending over $8bn on Ajaokuta, Nigeria imports N837bn steel

Ajaokuta

…stakeholders sceptical about plant’s concession Steelmakers are sceptical about the planned concession of Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited after Nigeria imported iron, steel, and metals valued at N837.761bn in the third and the fourth quarters of 2021. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Africa’s most populous nation brought in basic metals, iron, and steel products with 6000mm in width, rolled, painted, varnished, and coated with plastics within the six-month period. The total value of basic metal products imported within the two quarters was N748.529bn, while that of iron and steel…

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Champions League: Why Man City lost to Real Madrid -Guardiola

Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola put his side’s latest Champions League collapse down to the unpredictability of football after Real Madrid produced a stunning late fightback to reach the final. City led 1-0 on the night at the Santiago Bernabeu and 5-3 on aggregate heading into the 90th minute before two goals in 88 seconds from substitute Rodrygo sent the game to extra time. Karim Benzema then slotted home the winner from the penalty spot to send the 13-time winners into the final against Liverpool on May 28 in Paris.…

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Multiple candidates threaten southern presidency, leaders warn 24 aspirants

2023 election

In a  bid to ensure that the South produces the next President, leaders in the South-East and the South-West are expected to meet separately on Thursday and Friday, The PUNCH has learnt. The leaders of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the leading members of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West, who spoke separately with our correspondents, warned that the high number of southern presidential aspirants was a threat to the efforts of the region to produce the next president. The meetings in Enugu and Lagos, it was learnt, were…

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