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US records 80% rise in international student enrolment

The 2022 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange has said new international student enrolment in the United States has increased by 80 per cent. The Open Doors Report made available to The PUNCH stated that the report indicated that  there was a 12.3 per cent increase in the number …

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Pay rise for public officers wrong, insensitive

A proposal by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to increase the salaries and allowances of top public office holders is highly insensitive considering Nigeria’s depressed economy. According to RMAFC Chairman, Mohammed Shehu, the commission is in the final stages of raising the pay of various cadres of public …

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Meteoric rise of the squash princess

For Mostura Durosilorun, who started playing squash at eight in Lagos, representing Kwara State at the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Delta State next month will be a dream come true for her following her meteoric rise in the sport in 2022. The festival holds from November 28 to December …

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Domestic debt charges rise by 244%

The Federal Government has proposed to spend N4.5tn on interest charges for domestic debt by 2023, according to the proposed 2023 budget. This is an increase of 243.51 per cent from the N1.31tn proposed allocation for interest charges on domestic debt in 2016. While presenting the 2023 appropriation bill to …

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Monkeypox cases rise to 481

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country has increased to 481, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. This is even as the suspected cases stand at 1,180. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa made this known at the ministerial press briefing held on …

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Lagos justifies pay rise, says decision not political

The Lagos State Government has said the workers’ pay rise planned by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is not a political tool to win the forthcoming 2023 general elections. The PUNCH had reported that Sanwo-Olu approved a 25 per cent salary increment for state workers on Tuesday, an announcement which was greeted …

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Oil prices rise ahead OPEC output cut

Oil prices rose Wednesday as OPEC and Russia-led allies prepare to announce a big cut in output. Stocks markets diverged following Tuesday’s surge on hopes the US Federal Reserve could temper its rate hike campaign. The pound continued to suffer against the dollar over fears for Britain’s recession-threatened economy, losing …

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Tensions rise as 100 buildings demolished in Benin

The reclamation of land in Benin has led to the demolition of over 100 buildings in Irhirihi, Arougba, Obazagbon and Ogheghe communities and has resulted to a war of words between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State. The APC, in a statement on Monday, …

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We want Nigeria to rise again, says Kumuyi

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, has said it is the desire of Nigerians that the country  should rise again to take its position of leadership on the continent of Africa as the country celebrates its 62nd Independence anniversary. According to a video on …

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