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Today's Headlines:We've Number To Secure Senate Presidency- Akpabio, FEC Approves 37 New Universities

We've Number To Secure Senate Presidency- Akpabio

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An aspirant for the 10th Senate Presidency, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has expressed confidence in securing the required number of support across party affiliations from the Senators-elect to clinch the slot.

The former governor of Akwa Ibom said this when he led Senators-elect from various political parties on a courtesy call on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State at the State House Marina, to seek the support of the Lagos State Government for his emergence as the next Senate President.

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FEC Approves 37 New Private Universities

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The Federal Executive Council on Monday approved the establishment of 36 new private universities across the country following a memo presented by the Ministry of Education.

Briefing journalists after the special meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, said with this approval, there are now 72 private universities in the country.

Adamu stated that the approval was given considering the importance of education in bolstering the economic fortunes of the country.

Afrobeat Singer, Seun Kuti In Police Net, To Face Trial

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Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, in the early hours of Monday turned himself in at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja.

The Grammy award nominee showed up in company with his lawyer and a family representative.

The singer has been in the news after he was captured in a video, slapping a policeman in uniform.

US Owes It To Nigerians To Name Those Placed On Visa Ban - Hamzat

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Amid commendation for the US visa ban imposed on individuals in Nigeria who undermined the 2023 elections, the Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development (CODE), Hamzat Lawal, is asking the American government to name the subjects of the sanction.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a tweet Monday announced the visa restrictions, noting that his country remained committed to supporting Nigerian aspirations to strengthen democracy and rule of law.

Responding in a live appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Lawal advocated the naming and shaming of those refused entry into the North American nation.

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