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NANS issues safety advisory to Nigerian students following deadly Turkey earthquake.

The Turkish chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS-Turkey), has given a safety advisory to Nigerian students in the country following a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the European nation on Monday.

The earthquake which rocked the country and neighbouring Syria, has reportedly killed over 4,000 people so far, with several thousands of others, including Nigerians, still trapped under rubble of collapsed buildings.

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While giving the safety advisory on Tuesday, the NANS-Turkey President, Caleb Olasupo, advised Nigerian students living in the country to “stay calm and follow instructions from local authority.”

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“Solidarity greeting to all Nigerian students. In light of the recent earthquakes of different magnitude that is occurring in Turkey,” the advisory reads.

“We would like to remind everyone to prioritise their safety. Please, follow any instructions from local authorities and avoid entering any damaged buildings or structures.

“Stay informed of any updates and if you are in an affected area, take necessary precautions to ensure your safety,” it added


ASUU: NANS threatens shutdown of major airports


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, on Monday, threatened to shut down major airports if the face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government continued.

NANS South West Zone Coordinator, Mr Adegboye Olatunji, made this known in Abuja on Monday, at a protest to the All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat in solidarity with Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun to run for a second term.

Olatunji said that it was time both parties came together to resolve the issues leading to the strike as students were at the receiving end.

“We are planning to block government organisations that generate money for them if the ASUU issue is not resolved.

“We have been protesting on this issue by occupying major roads in the South West but we believe if we ground airports, the government will do something about the strike,” he said.

Olantunji said that the student body had dissociated itself from Abiodun’s prosecution and disqualification from contesting the 2023 elections.

He said Abiodun’s education policy remained enviable in the South West region because he’s coming on board had helped in the resuscitation of some tertiary institutions in the state.

“Their call for prosecution and disqualification of Gov. Abiodun from running for the second time in office through their petition to the EFCC copied to the National Chairman of the APC is nothing but a ruse that cannot stand the test of time.

“We wish to advise them and their sponsors of this unwarranted political venture to follow the right channels through legal means to prove their allegations as their claims are nothing but a figment of imagination.

“As students’ leaders from South West, we can state unequivocally that the way and manner Abiodun is conducting the affairs of Ogun has hitherto improved the standard of living of all residents in the State.

“And of great concern to us as students is the improvement in the standard of education in Ogun State. His adherence to rule of law in managing the affairs of the state is highly remarkable to us as young people,” he said.

Olatunji, however, said that the student body passed a vote of confidence on the governor for his commitment and sacrifices toward education development in the state.

Also speaking on the alleged N80 billion fraud by the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, NANS Joint Campus Committee (JCC) Chairman, Mr Damilola Kehinde said the alleged fraud was a slap on the integrity of the country when students were at home due to the ASUU strike.

Kehinde said that the educational sector was suffering as the country was not able to implement the UN recommendation of 26 per cent budget for education.

“We have been at the forefront of the ASUU struggle ever since it commenced, we have shut down most of the federal roads in south west agitating that the Federal Government listen to the plight of ASUU.

“We have not kept our sword in fighting for the lecturers and the generality of the students.

“If government officials or politicians can upgrade themselves every three months spending billions of naira for wardrobe allowances, I don’t think it is wrong to also equip our academics.

“What ASUU is clamouring for is not up to what a single person is embezzling. I think it is high time the government has to rise by using some of these persons as a deterrent to others,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that inscriptions such as ‘Moving Ogun Forward’, we need Dapo Abiodun, Dapo Abiodun, a silent achiever, Dapo Abiodun, the people’s choice’, among others were written on the placard during the protest




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ASUU strike: NANS asks students to block major roads everyday for 3 hours.


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has directed all its structures and organs to block all federal roads in protest against the continued shutdown of public universities in the country.

Against the backdrop of the extension of the warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), NANS asked the students to ensure the roads are blocked daily for at least three hours until the Federal Government resolves its impasse with the aggrieved lecturers.

NANS National Public Relations Officer, Victor Ezenagu, declared the mass action tagged ‘Operation Test Run’ on Tuesday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“We are poised at ensuring that our campuses are reopened and as such, the instruction has gone out to all the 36 states and the FCT calling on all our structures to begin (the mass action) immediately, starting from today, by barricading and blocking every federal road, every road leading to the airports, and ensuring they remain on the street for at least three hours every day until the Federal Government does something as regards to settling their impasse with ASUU for us to return to our campuses,” he said during the breakfast programme.




Academic activities have been grounded in public universities across the country following a warning strike by ASUU in February.

Some of the issues that led to the industrial action include renegotiations of the 2009 agreement, payment system for members, and revitalisation of the nation’s universities, among others.

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Following several negotiations between the government and ASUU that ended in a deadlock, the union on Monday extended the strike by another 12 weeks.

This further worsens the plight of students whose hopes of returning to the classroom have been dashed again, despite staying away from campus for almost three months.


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NANS, in its reaction, said ‘Operation Test Run’ would be a precursor to a total shutdown that would be decided during its Senate meeting/pre-convention on Saturday, May 14.

While the ASUU strike persists, according to the union, students will continue to occupy roads leading to airports and might be forced to disrupt political activities, including parties’ primaries to elect candidates for the 2023 general elections.

“There shall be no primaries, there shall be no political activities if our future is not resolved, if our future is not decided well, if the issue concerning the Nigerian students is not resolved, because we cannot be talking about next elections, we should be talking about next generation,” Ezenagu stated.

“If we are only concerned about elections, then what happens to the next generation? Education is the only thing that can ensure and ascertain the existence of Nigeria and make Nigeria a better place. We cannot sit back and watch our fathers who are almost in their dying age toy with our future; we will not allow that.

“There shall be no primaries, there shall be no political activities in Nigeria except the ASUU strike is resolved. We are not deterred, we are formidable; we are coming to shock Nigerians, we are coming to shock the government, we are coming to shock everybody.”




FUOYE: NANS charge Police to investigate student’s killer


The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has called on the Osun State Police Command to investigate the suspected killer of the student of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Oloyede Romoke, for alleged food poisoning and internet fraud, codenamed yahoo.

NANS also canvassed for immediate transfer of the case from Iree Divisional Police Station in Boripe Local Government, to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) section at Osogbo, the Osun State capital, for prompt conclusion of investigation into the horrendous crime.

Romoke, who was until her death a 200 Level Mathematics Education Student of FUOYE went with her friend named Fadeke, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to visit her boyfriend called Malik at Iree and was reported to have died after taking rice meal.

Meanwhile, Malik has now been arrested after initial escape and is being detained at the Divisional Police Station at Iree.

A statement signed by the Vice President of the National Association of Universities Students (NAUS) , a subsidiary of NANS, Com David Aruson in Ado Ekiti, on Saturday, urged the police to look beyond food poisoning in Romoke’s death, for justice to be attained in the case.


Aruson said though the police had already suspected that Romoke must have died of food poisoning and the residue of the food she took last had been sent for medical investigation, they should also look into the area of what he tagged “spiritual ICT fraud” fondly called (yahoo plus) to unearth the real reason behind Romoke’s death.

“So far, we have been able to gather through our visit to the room of Malik at Iree that he is a suspected Yahoo boy based on the exhibits that were seen in his room, which included but not limited to a black local pot and black soaps.

“No one can deny the fact that these are common features of these fetish yahoo boys and many ladies are falling victims on daily basis.

“In all, we charged the DPO to ensure that justice is secured and he has promised that the case shall be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for thorough action and this should be done quickly.


“We are sad about Romoke’s death and we will spare nothing at the level of NANS to ensure that justice is done in this matter.

“Looking at the scenario painted by Fadeke, the late Romoke’s friend, we believed something sinister was hidden about her mysterious demise and the police must get to the roots of this”, he stated.

Aruson urged the police to institute a legal action against the suspect after thorough investigation had been conducted.

The NANS leader said he has paid a visit to the parents of the deceased and promised that NANS, as umbrella body for all students in Nigeria, shall monitor the case closely to ensure that justice is adequately served.



Uwa’s Rape: NANS full Benin streets – Demand Justice.

University students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday trooped onto the streets of Benin, to demand justice for Uwaila Vera Omozuwa.

Omozuwa a 100 level undergraduate of the University of Benin, was recently raped and murdered.

She was gang-raped inside a church. Then the assailants hit her with a fire extinguisher and left her to die.


The demonstrating students also demanded that a law prescribing death sentence for rapists and sex offenders be enacted

The lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Dennis Idahosa, also joined the students in the solidarity march.

He vowed that he would move a motion to support capital punishment at the floor of the house.

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Students from LASU fully charged to fight for justice over murder of mate.

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Southwest (Zone D) has vowed to ensure that justice is done in the gruesome murder of a 22-year-old Lagos State University (LASU) final year Theatre Arts student, Favour Daley-Oladele.

Late Daley-Oladele was reportedly murdered by her boyfriend, some of her body parts dismembered, cooked and eaten by the boyfriend’s mother, as part of a bizarre money-making ritual. NobleReporters learnt

LASU students?vow?to seek?justice in the gruesome murder of?22-year-old final year?student, Favour Daley-Oladele

The murder occurred early in December at Ikoyi-Ile, Ikire in Osun state, 270 km from the lady’s school. A candle light procession was held in her honour on Monday, December 30th by LASU students, who mourned her demise.

NANS promised to follow the matter to a logical conclusion and “update the public on our actions and findings in due time.”

LASU students?vow?to seek?justice in the gruesome murder of?22-year-old final year?student, Favour Daley-Oladele