2022: NANS decorates NARICT Boss with Best DG Award

December 23, 2022 Editor 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) has awarded the Director-General (DG), National Research Institute of Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Prof. Jeffrey Barminas, as the best performing DG of the year, 2022. The award was confered on him, during a courtesy visit to the Institute on Thursday by the students’ leaders, following what they termed as “holistic transformation of the Read More

Pictures: Newly elected NANS leadership visits Youth and Sports Minister

October 19, 2022 Editor 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) led by its newly elected President, Usman Umar Barenbu, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare at his Federal Secretariat office, Abuja on Wednesday October 19, 2022. The leadership of the student body was led on the visit by Olalekan Smart Edward. They showed appreciation to Read More

NANS passes vote of confidence on PenCom DG, Aisha Dahir-Umar

October 6, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has passed a vote of confidence on Aisha Dahir-Umar, the director-general and chief executive officer of the National Pension Commission (PenCom). Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, the NANS Senate President, Attah Felix Nnalue admitted that the union’s recent Freedom of Information (FOI) letter on the alleged annual expenditure of N14 billion Read More

ASUU: Adamu don’t deserve national honour – NANS

October 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has slammed the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to confer national honours award on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Astatement by the national Public Relations Officer (PRO), Giwa Temitope, Monday, he said it was an insult to the collective intelligence of Nigerian students who had been locked out of schools for close to Read More

ASUU strike: NANS blast senator Adeola over self-education funding comment

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone D, have blasted the chairman of the senate committee on finance, senator Solomon Adeola over his statement on funding of government-owned universities. Adeola earlier called on the federal government to have a rethink on funding tertiary institutions and salaries, because some institutions have no justification on their expenditures A statement by the Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

ASUU strike: NANS to ground airports over lingering strike

September 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students has vowed to protest at international airports across the country over lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Ondo State capital, the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on ‘End ASUU Strike Now,’ Ojo Olumide, said students were already tired of pleading with both parties over the need to end Read More

ASUU strike: NANS blocks Ibadan tollgate [Pictures]

September 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has blocked movemen from the Ibadan tollgate, en route Lagos-Ibadan expressway as they sought the end of the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU. The students protested along the route leaving motorists stranded, thereafter headed for the venue of the stakeholders meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, which Read More

NANS election: Two factional presidents emerge

September 3, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced the emergence of two different candidates as Presidents of the student body. The two candidates announced as factional presidents are Umar Lawal of the Department of Library and Information Science of the Bayero University, Kano and Usman Umar of the Federal University Dutse. Controversies had rocked the student body following internal Read More

Free-for-all at APC national secretariat over NANS election 

August 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The election of the National Association of the Nigerian Students  (NANS) slated for Thursday has already toured the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against each other. The various interests over the emergence of a new National President of NANS, Wednesday, degenerated into display of forces and physical assault at the national secretariat of the APC. A group of Read More

Minister Dare, NANS President parley on resolution of ASUU strike

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

In a bid to find a lasting solution to the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Thursday, met with the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefon. The NANS President in his submission said the student body thought to engage the Minister as Read More

Students drop threat as ASUU begins one-month warning strike

February 15, 2022 Editor 0

University teachers in Nigeria are to commence a four-week strike starting on Monday, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said. The union announced this as part of its resolutions at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos Monday morning. “… NEC resolved to embark on a four-week roll-over total and comprehensive strike action beginning from Monday 14th Read More

NANS to FG: Don’t go ahead with fuel subsidies removal plans

January 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday cautioned the federal government against going ahead with its plans to remove subsidies on petrol. NANS made the call in a statement jointly signed by the Zone D Coordinator, Comrade Fiyinfoluwa Tegbe, and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Comrade Emmanuel Esiegbe, in Ibadan. According to the association, the planned removal of subsidies Read More

Count us out of planned tuition fees hike protest, ABU students tell NANS

January 20, 2022 Moh Bello Habib 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ABU chapter in coalition with the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the university has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the national body of the association over recent increase in students’ charges by the university Senate. Addressing a press conference at the NANS secretariat in ABU Zaria, Wednesday, chairman of the ABU Read More

NANS lauds IGP, urges operatives to secure Okorocha, Nwosu

January 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for conducting immediate investigation into what it termed the “unlawful kidnap and attack of Comrade Uche Nwosu,” a former gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, and son-in-law to the former governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. President of NANS, Comrade Chuks Okafor, gave the Read More

FCT: NANS commends minister over appointment of SA youth designate

November 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended Minister of FCT, Muhammad Bello, for giving youth opportunity to be senior member of his cabinet. The NAN president, Comrade Sunday Adebayo in a letter to the minister and made available to Blueprint, applauded the minister saying that, “We wish to show our appreciation to the honorable Minister of FCT for Read More

Honour galore as Buni’s aide bags NANS award of excellence

October 30, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Friday Conferred an award of Exellence on the special adviser to Governor Mai Mala Buni on Political and Legislative matters, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa (Mal Terab of Gujba Emirates). The NANS leadership under the office of its deputy Senate President, Comrade Usman Adamu Nagwaza, and other top National officers of the Association Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

NANS gives Sanwo-Olu 3 days to meet demands over killing of ex-LASU activist

August 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a three-day ultimatum to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to meet a five-point demand which includes setting up a panel of inquiry to probe the death of Nurudeen Alowonle, popularly known as Omomeewa, the student activist at the Lagos State University, Ojo, who was killed last week. The five-point demand was contained in Read More