Submitted by akinolarj on Sat, 14/09/2013 - 11:53pm
A lack of united leadership in Nigeria's foremost university is shaking students stance on ongoing lecturers' strike.
By Rotimi Akinlola
Nigerian students in the University of Lagos staged a demonstration on Wednesday in which they gave the striking academic staff union of universities (ASUU) and the federal government a 20-day ultimatum to reach common grounds or experience a nationwide protest that they claim would cripple the country.
Nigeria's minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo says his country has earmarked $10.2 million for the procurement of six units of 40MVA 132/33KV Mobile Substations (with spare parts and accessories) to boost electricity supply across the country.
The Minister who was speaking with newsmen in Abuja shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting said, the mobile sub-stations would be used to ensure uninterrupted power supply to citizens during major works at existing substations.
Nebo said, additional $1.5million has been approved for the clearing of equipment at the port, its transportation and Value Added Tax (VAT).
He also announced that seven power plants and 150 new sub-stations built across the country were ready for inauguration.
Nigeria's next general election that will open grounds for presidential election is far away in 2015, but already many have gone far in speculating and taking position on whether or not president Goodluck Jonathan should contest.
While some support the candidacy of Goodluck Jonathan, others call for a politician of northern extraction to come out and contest.
It is on this ground the leader of Arewa Peoples Patriotic Front (a northern group) Mordecai Ibrahim speaks with IQ4News Nigeria Correspondent Iliya Kure, against what the group calls sectional politics being championed by some notable northern Nigeria elders.
Ibrahim says the elders need to allow the country’s constitution to take its cause.