UK Reportedly Cracks Down on Nigerian Students With Poor Academic Grades | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

  • UK reportedly cracks down on Nigerian students with poor academic grades
  • Fubara instructs Rivers commissioners chosen by Wike to resign
  • NLC reacts to the proposition of FG increasing fuel price to N750/litre
  • Kenya waives visas to Nigerians and others
  • PoS operators hike withdrawal fees due to cash scarcity

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss.

UK reportedly cracks down on Nigerian students with poor academic grades

The United Kingdom is allegedly deporting Nigerian students who have failed to meet the expectations in their academics.

According to reports, Home Secretary James Cleverly requested that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) consider reviewing the two-year graduate visas.

This review was one of the five-point plans to reduce over 300,000 migration residents in the country since it has been discovered that student visas are a loophole to working in the UK.

The Chairman of MAC, Professor Brian Bell, stated that the committee would consider formulating a rule that permits only students with high grades to remain in the country.

Fubara instructs Rivers commissioners chosen by Wike to resign

The feud between Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara and Nyesom Wike grows stronger as the governor allegedly directed all commissioners nominated by the Minister of FCT to submit their resignation letters.

This action coincides with the resignation of 18 commissioners who resigned on December 15.

According to reports, the FCT minister had surrounded Fubara with his loyal officials, strategically placing them around the House of Assembly and many more political offices.

NLC reacts to the proposition of FG increasing fuel price to N750/litre

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has publicly shared its opposition to the World Bank’s recommendation to the federal government, advising that the FG increase the fuel prices to N750/litre.

NLC asked the FG not to go ahead with the World Bank’s suggestions, which claim that the FG ends fuel subsidies and raises the petrol pump price instead.

According to NLC’s Head of Information, Benson Udah, he stated that any further increase in the fuel price in Nigeria would immediately lead to anarchy.

“The World Bank is globalist north in thoughts and actions and has little or no consideration for the global south. It is a predatory institution that the global north uses to justify its crimes against the south.”

Kenya waives visas to Nigerians and others

Following in the footsteps of Rwanda and Ghana, the Kenyan government has announced its decision to cancel visa requirements for Africans.

Kenyan President William Ruto revealed this news at a conference in DR Congo; he stated that his country had developed a digital platform which makes entrance into the country a lot easier for all interested.

The no-visa rule is set to begin in January 2024 and will see the Kenyan government providing visitors with electronic travel authorisation before applying for visas.

PoS operators hike withdrawal fees due to cash scarcity

Point of Sale (PoS) operators have recently hiked the prices for withdrawals following the cash scarcity in the country.

Cash scarcity has worsened in the country since news began revolving around the internet about the pandemic, a replay of 2022’s disaster.

PoS operators have allegedly increased their fees by 100% as commercial banks have introduced a withdrawal limit and have cut down on the amounts which can be withdrawn nationwide.

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