Arrests and Tensions: Protests Escalate at Columbia University

Protesters have converged on Columbia University’s campus amid mounting frustration over the school’s response to antisemitism. The demonstrations follow Columbia University President Dr. Nemat (Minouche) Shafik’s testimony before a House committee focused on assessing antisemitism at the Ivy League institution. As night fell on Wednesday, pro-Palestine students gathered for a rally, chanting slogans and vowing […]

Student-Led Opposition to Program Cuts at West Virginia University

Sophomore Christian Adams initially enrolled at West Virginia University with plans to study Chinese, envisioning a future in labor or immigration law. However, unexpected changes arose when the university made significant program cuts in response to a $45 million budget shortfall in September. The decision to eliminate the world language department and numerous other programs, […]

Tinubu Signs National Students Loan Amendment Bill into Law

President Bola Tinubu took a significant step on Wednesday as he signed the National Students Loan Amendment bill into law during a brief ceremony at the State House. The event witnessed the attendance of key dignitaries including Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Deputy President of the Senate Barau Jibrin, Chief of Staff to the President Femi […]

Vantaa School Shooting: 3 Children Injured, 12-Year-Old Suspect Arrested

Police in the Finnish city of Vantaa reported that three 12-year-old children were injured in a shooting incident at Viertola school. The incident occurred before 09:00 local time on Tuesday, prompting authorities to advise local residents to stay indoors. According to police, the suspect, also 12 years old, fled the scene but was later apprehended. […]

Senate Passes Student Loans Act 

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Student Loans Access to Higher Education (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2024, aimed at enhancing access to higher education funding for students. This legislative milestone follows the consideration of a report presented by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), chaired by Sen. Mohammed Muntari representing […]

Verdict: James Crumbley Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter

On Thursday, a Michigan jury delivered a verdict of guilty on four counts of involuntary manslaughter against James Crumbley, the father of school shooter Ethan Crumbley. This decision holds James Crumbley accountable for his role in the tragic deaths of four students at Oxford High School in 2021, despite not physically committing the act. The […]

Senate Advances Student Loan Access Bill Following Executive Proposal

In a move aimed at revamping the student loan scheme, the Senate has advanced the Students Loans Access to Higher Education Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2024, to its second reading stage. This significant legislative step comes in response to a correspondence from President Bola Tinubu, urging the Senate to repeal the existing law and […]

FG Postpones Launch of Student Loan Scheme Indefinitely

The Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government has announced the indefinite postponement of the launch of the Student Loan Scheme. The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Akintunde Sawyer, disclosed this development on Tuesday, March 12. Speaking during an interview on Arise News, he emphasized the importance of ensuring that all stakeholders are aligned […]

SSANU, NASU Declare 7-Day Warning Strike Over Withheld Salaries

  The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have jointly declared a 7-day warning strike to press for the payment of four months’ withheld salaries of their members, following the 2022 nationwide strike. The decision to embark on the strike was reached by the joint action committee of […]