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War in NANS!

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, is once again in the news, but this time for what many critics deem as all the wrong reasons. The umbrella body of university students in Nigeria is presently embroiled in a crisis that seriously threatens its existence. Though with a long history of activism based on students solidarity against the excesses of constituted authorities on campuses and the society at large, NANS appears to be tottering on a precipice of relevance as it continues to unravel due to certain prevailing circumstances.

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SCANDALOUS POOR FUNDING: Education gets N4.57 trillion of N61.48trillion budget in 10 years

There was wild jubilation at the Government House, Enugu weekend, when three victims of the recent fire outbreak at a petrol station in Trans Ekulu, Enugu whose commercial bus and two tricycles were burnt during the inferno took delivery of replaced ones donated by the governor, in fulfillment of his promise when he visited the scene.

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Educational Landmarks in Delta State

Last year, during the commissioning of a multi-million, ultra-modern library complex built by the Okowa administration in the very heart of Asaba, the senate deputy president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu harped on the importance of education and the various educational strides of the Delta State government. An elated Ekweremadu argued that education was the solution to the various challenges plaguing the nation. The deputy senate president shared his sentiments on education :    ‘The challenges we have today as a nation, such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other vices can be pushed away through education and I want to appeal to Nigerians to embrace education.   You (Governor Okowa) have empowered your people today by completing this library complex, you are leading by example. Modern Nigeria where no one is oppressed. I want to thank you for making it possible for me to witness your accomplishments, we are happy to be associated with you, you have done so much for your people.‘

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ASUU represents self interest not students – NANS

THE President, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Comrade Danielson Akpan, has warned that if the face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, was not resolved and the ongoing strike called off, on 7th January 2019, the students body would mobilise students across the country  to halt commercial activities and the February general elections.

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