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Kwara govt, polytechnic council differ on staff recruitment
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Kwara govt, polytechnic council differ on staff recruitment

The Kwara State Government has warned the managements of the state owned tertiary institutions to henceforth desist from illegal recruitment of staff or be made to face the full wrath of the law. The state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Alabi Afees-Abolore, who gave the warning in a statement on Monday said that he received a report that the Kwara State Polytechnic was making a backdoor recruitment in the institution which he said would attract sanction from the government. According to a statement signed by the ministry’s press secretary,  Mansurat Amuda-Kannike, such recruitment should not have taken place without the prior knowledge of the ministry, declaring that the ministry would not hesitate to penalise any school authority that is caught in the act. ...
Why government negotiation with ASUU fails – LASU don 
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Why government negotiation with ASUU fails – LASU don 

Negotiations between labour unions such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the government are not always successful because the principle of collective bargaining is not always adhered to by the parties. Also, some representatives of the negotiating parties lack behaviour modification skills such as emotional intelligence, communication skills, assertiveness skill, and interpersonal skills necessary for arriving at a productive conclusion. This was the submission of a lecturer at the Lagos State University, LASU, Prof. Akanji Rafiu Bankole while delivering the 87th inaugural lecture of the institution. The topic of the lecture was “Train the operators the machine shall produce the desired outcome: The human resource management perspective.” Bankole is a...
JUST IN : YABATECH suspends ‘student week’ over campus shooting incident
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JUST IN : YABATECH suspends ‘student week’ over campus shooting incident

The management of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has suspended the ongoing “Students’ Week“ due to the shooting incident which occurred on Wednesday in the college. The Deputy Registrar of YABATECH, Joe Ejiofor, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Thursday, that the step became necessary to restore sanity as the event attracted an influx of miscreants and non-students in the school. Ejiofor, also the Head, Public Relations unit of YABATECH, expressed discontentment over the incident. He said the person who was shot was not a student of YABATECH and that shooter had been apprehended.Related News “Truly there was a problem that resulted in a shooting incident which took place on Wednesday during the ongoing ‘Students’ week’ but the people involved are not ou...
ASUU : Lecturers Protest Half Salary Payment In Benue Varsities
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ASUU : Lecturers Protest Half Salary Payment In Benue Varsities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday staged a peaceful rally in two universities campuses in Benue State, calling on the Federal Government to honour the agreement it entered with the union. Our correspondent reports that the rally held separately in Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University (JOSTUM) and Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi. Chairman of ASUU chapter in Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University (JOSTUM) formerly known as Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), Prof. Simon Ameh Ejembi, said the union declared a lecture-free day to observe the rally and tell Nigerians how bad the federal government had been treating them. “We are here to create awareness that the federal government has started again. If we start our own, people shouldn’t say ASUU...
JUST IN : ASUU Threatens Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’
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JUST IN : ASUU Threatens Fresh Crisis Over ‘No Work No Pay’

Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities (ASUU) has alerted Nigerians about a fresh crisis it claimed would surpass all previous ones in Nigerian universities. To this end, ASUU sought intervention of stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay members across the country their withheld eight months salaries. The chairman of ASUU, University of Ilorin branch, Prof Moyosore Ajao, raised the alarm at a special congress of the local branch held at the university’s main auditorium. The university’s lecturers had staged a solidarity rally within the campus before retiring to the auditorium where they addressed the newsmen on: “Casualisation of Intellectual Workers In Nigeria: Prelude To Our Response”. He said, “Though we have resum...
CRUTECH students run for cover as gunshots ring out on campus {VIDEO}
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CRUTECH students run for cover as gunshots ring out on campus {VIDEO}

Chaos erupted today at Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, after gunshots were heard on campus. Videos shared online show students screaming and running for dear life. Some claim the gunshots were fired by cultists, not unknown gunmen as reported by some online users. According to reports, some students sustained injuries while running. One student reportedly fainted in the process. Watch the video below. https://twitter.com/i/status/1597294765837791232 https://www.instagram.com/p/Clg7fNurQAp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AN...
BREAKING : U.S Announces No-Interview Student Visa Renewals For Nigerians
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BREAKING : U.S Announces No-Interview Student Visa Renewals For Nigerians

The embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has announced a no-interview student visa renewal for Nigerians studying in the U.S. In a statement by Press Office, the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria, the country said only students physically present in Nigeria would qualify for this procedure. According to the statement: “If you are currently studying in the United States on an F1 or academic J1 visa, you may be eligible to renew your student visa without an interview when you return to Nigeria over the winter break. “To qualify for this procedure, you must be physically in Nigeria, renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to: (a) continue participation in...
Lady celebrates as she graduates with a 3rd class from UNIZIK {VIDEO}
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Lady celebrates as she graduates with a 3rd class from UNIZIK {VIDEO}

A Nigerian lady who gave her name as Chisom has taken to social media to celebrate herself as she graduated with a 3rd class from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University UNIZIK. In the video, Chisom asked anyone who thinks it's easy to graduate with such a degree to try it out. Watch the video below... https://twitter.com/i/status/1595065818752192513 Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/NrPHjKaVTB4
Unpaid salary arrears: ASUU threatens to skip academic sessions missed during strike over ‘no-work, no-pay’ FG stance
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Unpaid salary arrears: ASUU threatens to skip academic sessions missed during strike over ‘no-work, no-pay’ FG stance

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to skip the backlog of academic sessions halted by their seven months strike if the federal government persists on its 'no work no pay' stance. ASUU members, mainly lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Chapter, Rivers state, made this known after a special congress and protest rally on Monday, November 21. Some of the inscriptions on their protest placards read, “No to Pro Rata Salary Payment, “Lecturers are not casual workers” and “FG, stop maltreatment of lecturers”.  The argued that the policy of "no pay no work'' does not apply to them because they have started lectures from where they stopped seven months ago and currently clearing the backlogs of work by combining two sessions. ...
27 NYSC members receive service extension in Osun
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27 NYSC members receive service extension in Osun

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State has revealed that 27 corps members will have their service year extended for various infractions. The NYSC also stated that 20 corps members absconded during the 2021 Batch C Stream II service year. The Osun NYSC State Coordinator, Olayinka Abdulwahab made this known during the low key passing out ceremony held for the 2021 Batch C Stream II on Thursday, Nov. 17. During the ceremony held at the local government secretariats across the State, Abdulwahab stated a total of 2870 corps members of the 2021 Batch C Stream II successfully completed their one year mandatory service to the nation. She said: "I hail you for successfully scaling through the four cardinal programmes of the scheme and for being good ambassadors ...
FG reviews school feeding, adds N30 per meal
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FG reviews school feeding, adds N30 per meal

The federal government has reviewed the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme from N70 per meal for schoolchildren to N100 in Delta State. The state Commissioner for Humanitarian and Community Support Services, Dr Darlington Ijeh made the announcement on Thursday, November 17.  Ijeh said;  “Upon my assumption in office three months ago, I inherited a backlog of issues on the NHGSFP that ranged from inconsistent payment to underpayment, low capturing leading to low figures for cooks, which adversely impacted our pupils and the state. “Today, the N70 per meal for school pupils has been reviewed to N100 per meal, and other bureaucratic bottlenecks that had bedevilled the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme in the state, such as short payment of...
You Won’t Be Paid For Work Not Done FG Tells ASUU
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You Won’t Be Paid For Work Not Done FG Tells ASUU

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke The Federal Government has insisted that lecturers will not be paid for work not done in line with the ‘No work no pay’ policy. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this while commenting on the protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over pro-rata October salary payment. ASUU, which embarked on strike in February, called it off in October following the intervention of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives. However, the union members got half salaries at the end of October, a move which did not go down well with the lecturers. On Wednesday, State House reporters took up the minister after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeti...
Family demand justice as 6-year-old girl dies in Abuja school allegedly due to swimming instructor’s negligence
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Family demand justice as 6-year-old girl dies in Abuja school allegedly due to swimming instructor’s negligence

A bereaved family has accused an Abuja school of causing their 6-year-old daughter's death. Modadeoluwa was taking swimming lessons on Nov. 2, when an incident led to her death at Start-Rite School in Abuja, her family claims. The family alleged that the school tried to tamper with CCTV footage of the incident but they found a way to get evidence. A relative who called out the school on Twitter, claims the swimming instructor tossed the deceased multiple times at the shallow end of the pool and she hit her head and suffered internal bleeding. They said that the school remains open and is carrying on like nothing happened. They called on the authorities to investigate the school and ensure that justice is served. Share this Story Kindly leave y...
FG to reportedly pay 8-month salary backlog to breakaway ASUU faction
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FG to reportedly pay 8-month salary backlog to breakaway ASUU faction

Members of Congress of University Academics (CONUA), the breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), are reportedly set to receive their 8-month salary which was earned while lecturers were on strike.  A member of CONUA and lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, who spoke to Daily Trust, said the leadership of the union has already got a hint about payment of their 8-months salary from the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. Asides promising that they would start receiving alerts as from Monday November 7, it was also alleged that the Minister pledged that the issue of “half salaries” paid to them would be resolved. The official said;  “We were not part of the last strike. We had earlier written to th...
Education Gets Highest Allocation as Ganduje’s present N245bn Budget Proposal 
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Education Gets Highest Allocation as Ganduje’s present N245bn Budget Proposal 

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has proposed a N245billion appropriation bill for the 2023 fiscal year with the education sector getting the highest allocation. The governor, who tagged the budget proposal as “Budget of consolidation and prosperity 2”, said the education sector has been allocated N62billion representing 27% of budget size, which is above the 25% target set by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He revealed that capital expenditure will gulp N144bn in the budget representing 59% while recurrent expenditure was pegged at N100.9billion (representing 41%) with payment of salaries and allowances to civil servants and political appointees gulping N71billion while payment of overhead and other recurrent ex...
JUST IN : Suspected armed robbers invade UI staff quarters, kill NECO official
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JUST IN : Suspected armed robbers invade UI staff quarters, kill NECO official

Armed robbers invaded the staff quarters of the University of Ibadan and killed an official of the National Examinations Council (NECO) Mr Vincent Odinko.  The Nation reported on Friday, November 4, that the gunmen broke into the boys quarters (BQ) of a staff building where the man lived with his family and shot him dead.  He was said to be working on his lapttop when the armed robbers broke into his home last Friday night.  Though details of how he was killed were unavailable as at press time, it was learnt that the robbers took away the laptop and mobile phones of the occupants. The deceased worked in the SSCE Internal Unit, Ibadan branch of NECO while his wife is said to be a member of staff of the university. Spokesperson of t...
Lecturers get ‘half-month pay’ as first salary after ASUU strike
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Lecturers get ‘half-month pay’ as first salary after ASUU strike

The federal government has been called out by some members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for not paying their full salaries after resuming from an 8-months strike they embarked on. Some members of the union who spoke to TheCable, said despite the suspension of the strike, the government is yet to pay them full salaries. Moyosore Ajao, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) ASUU chairman told the publication;  “I’m yet to get mine but some of us who have received theirs got half salaries for October. We don’t know why they have to pay us half salary.” A lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), who did not want to be named, also confirmed that he did not get full salary. He also it wasn’t clear what month the pay was for. Th...
UNILAG to expose students to energy creation, management — VC
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UNILAG to expose students to energy creation, management — VC

. The University of Lagos is to expose its students to energy creation, management and conservation, in line with its quest to become Africa’s entrepreneurship hub. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He spoke on the sidelines of the Sod-turning ceremony of the Sahara Group School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship building and the launch of the Sahara Scholar award, at  University, on Friday. “Today, we are witnessing the Sod-turning for a new building, of the Sahara Group School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in which our students will further be exposed in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development. “We already have a centre here, but as you can see, this...
Girl Education: Kaduna trains 2,000 teachers
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Girl Education: Kaduna trains 2,000 teachers

 Share As part of efforts to remove barriers against girl-child education, Kaduna State  has commenced training of 2,000 teachers deployed to 155 schools in the 23 local governments. The training is to equip the teachers in the core areas of modern teaching strategies and contemporary classroom management. Opening the training  in Kaduna, Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, said the administration had given premium to the education sector by giving it the support to thrive. She explained that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had demonstrated strong political will in revamping the sector through consistent allocation of more than 27 per cent of its budgetary allocation to the sector. The deputy governor urged the teachers to enhance themselves in the profession, ...
Rivers varsity bans nose rings, tattoos, long eyelashes, miniskirts, ankle chains, others on campus
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Rivers varsity bans nose rings, tattoos, long eyelashes, miniskirts, ankle chains, others on campus

The management of Rivers State University (RSU), Port Harcourt has banned all forms of ‘indecent dressing’ by both male female students on its campus with immediate effect. In the Internal Memorandum signed by the Registrar of the school, Dr. S.C Enyindah and Secretary of the Senate, students are prohibited from wearing ''spaghetti gowns, short skirts, blouse that exposes naval of breast, leg chains, long eyelashes, tattoos, nose rings by both sexes of students, ear rings by male students, and others.  The Registrar said the Senate of RSU took the decision to ban indecent dressing at its meeting held on 29th of September, 2022. It directed the students to take note and comply accordingly as enforcement of the directive will begin immediately. The circular titled, ‘Ban...
UNN students returning to school, others kidnapped in Enugu
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UNN students returning to school, others kidnapped in Enugu

NSUKKA—There was an uneasy calm in Ugwuogo Nike-Nsukka Express Road, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Sunday, following the alleged abduction of an unspecified number of road users, including students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, who were returning to school after the eight months Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, strike. Some lucky commuters, who managed to escape, said the kidnappers attacked at least six commercial buses, riddled them with bullets and diverted the occupants to nearby bushes. It was gathered that the kidnappers are already contacting the families of victims, demanding N30 million ransom. A source told Vanguard that a woman from Aku in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State and his son were among the victims o...
MURIC calls for relocation of JAMB, WAEC centers from RCCG camp
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MURIC calls for relocation of JAMB, WAEC centers from RCCG camp

Director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola A Muslim rights advocacy group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) demanded the relocation of examination centres from the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Redemption Camp situated along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. In a statement signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday, MURIC expressed concern that Muslims were being barred from entering the Redemption Camp  According to MURIC, Muslims were barred from transacting business in their banks or checking their centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) among other examinations. The MURIC Director stated that the organisation has been inundated with complaints from Nigerian Muslims...
Anger trails Rivers varsity’s ‘no school fees, no exams policy’
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Anger trails Rivers varsity’s ‘no school fees, no exams policy’

Students of Rivers State University protest policy of "no fees, no examination" which excluded them from ongoing exams of the institution Scores of students of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt on Tuesday took to the streets of Port Harcourt to protest the new policy of “no fees, no examination” of the institution. The implementation of the policy, commenced with Second Semester Examinations of the University on Monday October 24. As a result, indebted students, especially those in final year were prevented from writing their examinations. In addition to missing the final examinations, the affected students may also to lose extra year. The school fees of the university was early this year increased from the initial amount. The protesting students called ...
NASU FUNAAB issues 7-day warning strike notice
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NASU FUNAAB issues 7-day warning strike notice

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, will embark on a seven-day warning strike from today, October 24. The national leadership of the Union issued a notice of one week strike to the management of the institution. This was disclosed in a letter titled "Notification of a seven-day strike action", signed by the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Damola Adelekun, and addressed to FUNAAB Vice-Chancellor. The Union said they are going on strike over alleged poor welfare, "anti-NASU policies" and "undue interference in NASU activities." Other issues raised are, instigation of staff/members against the Union and its leadership, victimisation, stepping down, promotion and denial of career progression of one Mr. I.O. Odunjo and...
See the ‘anti-cheating’ exam hats being used by students in Philippines that have caused a stir online (photos)
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See the ‘anti-cheating’ exam hats being used by students in Philippines that have caused a stir online (photos)

Images of students wearing "anti-cheating hats" during college exams have gone viral on social media in the Philippines. Engineering students from Albay, Bicol, in the Philippines are trending online after they were asked to wear headgear that would prevent them peeking at others' papers during their exams. The students did a good job and came up with creative ways to don their 'anti-cheating' hats by making homemade contraptions out of cardboard, egg boxes and other recycled materials. Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a professor of mechanical engineering at Bicol University College of Engineering, said the idea had been "really effective". Prof Mandane-Ortiz said her initial request had been for students to make a "simple" design out of paper. Prof Mandane-Or...
FUTA approves revised calendar for continuation of 2020/2021 session
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FUTA approves revised calendar for continuation of 2020/2021 session

The Senate of the Federal University of Technology Akure FUTA has approved a revised academic calendar for the continuation of the 2020/2021 Academic Session. According to a statement signed by Richard A. Arifalo, Registrar, lectures leading to the completion of the First Semester resume on Monday October 24 while students are expected on campus from Sunday October 23,2022. The approval was given at a Special Meeting of the Senate held on Wednesday October 19,2022We wish all students safe trip back to campus . Full Details: MODIFIED ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS – 2020/2021SESS COMPLETION OF FIRST SEMESTER 2020/2021 ACADEMIC SESSION Sunday, 23rd October, 2022 – Arrival of all StudentsMonday, 24th October, 2022 – Lectures ResumeSaturday, 29th Octobe...
JUST IN : FG approves N470bn for university revitalisation and upwards review of lecturers’ salary
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JUST IN : FG approves N470bn for university revitalisation and upwards review of lecturers’ salary

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved N470bn special fund in the 2023 budget for university revitalisation and upward review of lecturers’ salaries. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this known at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, October 19. She explained that the sum was specially provided in the allocation to education for upward adjustment of salaries for university lecturers and revitalization of universities. N300 billion is for university revitalisation while N170 billion is for an upward review of university lecturers’ salaries, the Finance Minister said. According to her, the draft 2023 budget has been prepared on the background of international challenges such as the Russia-Ukraine war and COVID-19 pandemic, adding that revenue generation ...
Ahmadu Bello University gives date for academic resumption
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Ahmadu Bello University gives date for academic resumption

The management of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, has scheduled the resumption of academic activities for Oct. 24. The university’s Director of Public Affairs, Malam Auwal Umar, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Zaria. He said that the resumption followed the suspension of the eight-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Umar said that the Senate of the university approved the resumption date at its 516th (Emergency) Meeting. He said that the senate also approved the university’s revised academic calendar for the 2021/2022 session. He said that the calendar earlier approved by the senate at its 513th (Regular) Meeting held on Nov. 25, 2021, had to be revised due to the strike which was called off las...
JUST IN : Federal Government warns Nigerian citizens to be wary of fake study and job opportunities in Cyprus
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JUST IN : Federal Government warns Nigerian citizens to be wary of fake study and job opportunities in Cyprus

The Federal government has warned Nigerians to be wary of fake admissions and unverifiable job opportunities in Cyprus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, titled 'Travel Advisory For Nigerians Seeking Admission Or Job Opportunities In The Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)' gave the word of caution in a statement released today October 18. The ministry explained that many young Nigerians have become stranded in the country after falling prey to agents advertising unverifiable opportunities in the territory. The statement reads "The attention of the Federal Government of Nigeria has been drawn to the clandestine activities of unscrupulous elements parading themselves as agents and deceiving unsuspecting young Nigerians into believing th...
Katsina varsity builds multi-billion naira agric faculty
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Katsina varsity builds multi-billion naira agric faculty

The Katsina State-owned Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, (UMYU), yesterday took possession of the completed multi-billion naira Faculty of Agriculture, located at Layin Minista in Malumfashi Local government Area. A statement by the varsity’s Head of Press and Protocols, Abdulhamid K. Danjuma said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunusi Mamman stated this while conducting the Chairman and members of the Governing Council of the University around the faculty’s premises to inspect the entire project and the facilities provided. According to the statement, the Vice-Chancellor further stated that the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari facilitated the grant of N3 billion from the TETFund in addition to N1 billion also approved by the state government for the execution of the proje...
“Am an Empath” a book by Christy Ugboko now out on Amazon
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“Am an Empath” a book by Christy Ugboko now out on Amazon

Am an Empath.. A guide for highly sensitive people, Empaths intuitive Earth angels/light workers.. Crystalindigo's offers the gift of absolute scripture for us who are empaths../light workers it is simply incredible inspiring and profoundly effective In this book, you will find information , on Empathy traits of Empathic individuals....who is Earth angel ... who is light workers/indigo's children and what they are here to do on Earth.... Empaths and their sensitivities. why being an Empath could be a cores and a blessing... different between introvert and extrovert Empath. how to recognize a narcissist and who narcissist are... narcissist personality disorder (NPD) learning to manage stress and anxiety, navigating personal relationships, and balance your emotional sensitivi...
US teacher arrested for having ‘kill list’ of students, teachers she works with
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US teacher arrested for having ‘kill list’ of students, teachers she works with

Police officers in East Chicago, Indiana, USA have arrested a 25-year-old elementary teacher Angelica Carrasquillo-Torres for allegedly telling a student she had a ‘kill list’ that involved at least one student, herself and colleagues. The law enforcement agents said they responded to a report of a threat at St. Stanislaus School, located at 4930 Indianapolis Boulevard in East Chicago, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. ABC News reports that when police arrived they spoke with the school’s principal and assistant principal. They said a fifth grader reportedly told their counsellor that Carrasquillo-Torres of Griffith, Indiana made comments to them about killing herself, students and staff.   Carrasquillo-Torres also allegedly told the student that she had a list, with th...
UI, Unilag ranked top Nigerian universities
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UI, Unilag ranked top Nigerian universities

Ui and UNILAG gates The nation’s premier university – the University of Ibadan (UI) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) are ranked Nigeria’s best universities in the latest World University Rankings. Both universities emerged the best according to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for 2023 published this week where they both shared the top spot with 401-500 ranking globally and first spot in Nigeria. While the UI claimed 11th in the world’s 401-500th category, the University of Lagos clinched 24th place out of the 25 universities in the category. Covenant University, the only private university that made the top 10 list comes behind both federal universities, and ranked between 601 and 800 globally. Five countries made the ranking for the first time, all of them...
ABU releases dress code for students, bans certain outfits including coloured sunglasses
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ABU releases dress code for students, bans certain outfits including coloured sunglasses

The management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has released its 2022 dress code for students of the institution.  The institution banned certain haircuts, crazy jeans, coloured sunglasses among other outfits.  ABU students, staff and visitors were asked to abide by the rule. See the notice below... Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
UPDATE : ASUU Decides On Strike Suspension Thursday
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UPDATE : ASUU Decides On Strike Suspension Thursday

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will,  on Thursday, decide on the suspension of its 8-month-old strike, Daily Trust reports. Rumours were rife on Monday that the lecturers had called off the strike but a member of the National Executive Council of the union, who pleaded anonymity, said the strike had not been called off yet. “What is flying around is just a mere rumour. There are ways how to handle this type of issue in ASUU. Our NEC will meet on Thursday to take a decision,” the official said. ASUU had, on February 14, embarked on a strike over what it described as the failure of the government to meet its lingering demands. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngig...
Physically challenged woman celebrates passing out of NYSC
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Physically challenged woman celebrates passing out of NYSC

A physically challenged member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Queen Samuel Okafor Ivunnah has celebrated passing out from the scheme. Showing off her NYSC certificate on Friday, October 7, she wrote: "Thanks to Almighty God for making this day a reality."  Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
We are not in anyway threatened – ASUU reacts to FG’s registration of factional body
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We are not in anyway threatened – ASUU reacts to FG’s registration of factional body

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, has said the registration of a new trade union by the government for academic staff in the university system is inconsequential and does not pose any threat to its existence. Earlier today, the Federal government presented a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).  Reacting to the development, Osodeke while speaking to newsmen, said the registration of the factional union is unconstitutional. “That does not in any way affect us. We are a disciplined and focused union and we know what we are doing and what we are after. Let them register as many unions as...
JUST IN : FG presents certificate of registration to ASUU faction
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JUST IN : FG presents certificate of registration to ASUU faction

The federal government has presented a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA). Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment who presented the certificate to CONUA on Tuesday October 4, also announced the registration of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) as a trade union. Ngige said the two unions would operate along with ASUU. Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
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The Strength Our Glory “A Poem” written by Chiemeka Chiedozie

A Poem on The Strength Our Glory By Bro ChiChi You know a young man with his strength, Only in his youthful days, When he is still full of life, And nothing to border about, But one day like a tree will be withered away. Youth are the leaders of tomorrow, With lots of admirations and ambitions, But only but a few reached their goals and are crowned with glory. Procrastination is a lady man tool, Who sits and never want to do anything, Expecting a miracle, And waiting for the unexpected, Only to discover his time had passed away. Time flies away so fast, To the person who refuses to act on his strength, But one day will say had I know, When he has nothing to leave behind as a legacy. Our strength lies in our glory of today, Only to those who never miss opportunity, But a...
Marcus Rashford, Macmillan partner on interactive children’s book
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Marcus Rashford, Macmillan partner on interactive children’s book

A British publishing giant, Macmillan is collaborating with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to publish a motivational interactive book for children between the ages of 10 and 14. The Book Seller revealed this on Monday adding that the new workbook will be created with psychologist Katie Warriner and journalist Carl Anka who worked on Rashford’s number one bestselling book, You Are a Champion. According to the report, Rashford, who won the EPL Player of the Month for September, would have his new book titled: You Are a Champion Action Planner: 50 Activities to Achieve Your Dreams. That would be the player’s third book to be published on November 2020. It further revealed that “the world rights were acquired by publisher Samantha Smith and senior commissioning ...
FUGA Promotes 3 Senior Staff To Readers, 239 Others
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FUGA Promotes 3 Senior Staff To Readers, 239 Others

The Governing Council of Federal University Gashua (FUGA) has approved the promotions of 89 academic staff to various ranks, 129 senior non-teaching staff to various ranks and 24 junior staff to various senior positions. Council also approved the promotions of 3 senior academics to the Rank of Readers following the receipt of favourable external assessment report on them. A statement signed by the Head, Information and Protocol Unit, Adamu Saleh, said the council took the decision at its 23rd Regular meeting held recently to consider cases of promotions. He said those promoted to the rank of Readers are, Dr. Mathias Ojo, Sociology department, Dr. Yunus Jibrin Hassan, Department of Islamic studies and Dr. Adekoyeni Oludare, Home Science and Management. The Vice Chancell...
UNILAG launches $500m endowment fund to mark diamond jubilee
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UNILAG launches $500m endowment fund to mark diamond jubilee

UNILAG main entrance gate. …as new VC for UNILAG emerges Friday The University of Lagos is set to launch an endowment fund worth of $500 million to mark its diamond jubilee anniversary.  Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the Governing Council, Senator Dr Olanrewaju Tejuosho stated this on Monday at the College of Medicine, UNILAG, Idi Araba, Lagos during the flag off of activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the university. According to the Pro-Chancellor, the endowment fund is targeted at raising funds for the provision of new facilities and the upgrade of old ones in the university. Meanwhile, Tejuoso has disclosed that the 13th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, will emerge Friday, this week. The new VC will take over from Prof. Toyi...
‘The union is dishonest and misleading its members and the general public’ – FG warns ASUU against disobeying court’s order
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‘The union is dishonest and misleading its members and the general public’ – FG warns ASUU against disobeying court’s order

The Federal government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has warned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against disobeying the court’s order on its eight-month strike. Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court in September ordered the varsity lecturers to suspend their strike and return to classrooms but ASUU appealed the ruling. The Federal Government then directed the Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Chancellors of universities to reopen the institutions in a bid to force the varsity lecturers to return to work. Days later, the FG withdrew the directive. In a statement issued on Sunday, October 2 by the Labour ministry’s Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, Ngige accused the leadership of ASUU of ...
Reaction as UK College teachers shut down school and embark on three-day strike over poor pay
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Reaction as UK College teachers shut down school and embark on three-day strike over poor pay

Lewisham College employees in the United Kingdom have staged a protest over poor pay. They shut down the institution to voice their dissatisfaction with the low wages in the industry. The instructors complained that their reduced income no longer allowed them to pay their bills, which was negatively affecting their emotional and mental well-being. Lewisham College, a further education institution, has two campuses: its main site is in Brockley on Lewisham Way, and its second one is on Church Street. The College’s librarian, Peter Bicknell, announced he was going on strike because his finances had worsened and his pay had been locked for too long. He declared, "I frequently go into overdraft these days. It has become highly challenging because of rising energy and fo...
Parents beg ASUU to obey court’s resumption order
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Parents beg ASUU to obey court’s resumption order

Nigerian parents have called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to obey the resumption order given by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on Wednesday. Their request is contained in a statement issued by Mr. Godwin Onmonya, the National Coordinator of the Noble Youths Mass Support Association (NYMSA) in Gwagwalada, FCT. According to him, the strike was having negative impacts on students. ASUU had embarked on a nationwide warning strike since Feb. 14 to press home its demands, stressing that the action would continue until their demands were met. Some of the lecturers’ demands were the funding of the Revitalisation of Public Universities, Earned Academic Allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS), and promotion ar...
UPDATE : Court order won’t stop negotiations with ASUU – Ngige
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UPDATE : Court order won’t stop negotiations with ASUU – Ngige

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment has said that the court order directing the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its strike will not prevent negotiations with the lecturers on their demands. The Minister said this while receiving members of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) in his office in Abuja.  Ngige also said “the government will order the vice-chancellors and pro-chancellors to reopen the universities in line with the court order.” He said;  “The ruling is in the best interest of the nation. It is a win-win situation for all of us- government, students, lecturers- all Nigerians indeed. I have just gotten the court order asking ASUU to go back to work. It is a sound judgment....
Nigerian Students Rated Second Highest In German Research Programme
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Nigerian Students Rated Second Highest In German Research Programme

Hundreds of young researchers in mathematics and computer science, including some of the world recognized mathematicians and computer scientists’ laureates are currently in Germany to attend the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The HLF is annually organised by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF). The opening ceremony, which held on Sunday at the New New University building in Heidelberg, had more than 400 attendees from over 50 countries. 200 researchers in mathematics and computer science were selected for this year’s HLF, which is the first to hold physically after two years of virtual encounter due to COVID-19. At the opening ceremony, the audience was treated to a short video of some attendees who spoke about how excited they were to be able to atte...
ASUU to appeal National Industrial court order asking it to call off its ongoing nationwide strike
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ASUU to appeal National Industrial court order asking it to call off its ongoing nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it will appeal the ruling of the National Industrial Court which ordered the lecturers to call off their ongoing strike. The counsel to the union, Femi Falana, disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV.  Following several failed attempts to resolve the umpass with the academic union, the Federal government through its lead counsel, James Igwe, filed an application for an interlocutory injunction, seeking an order of the court restraining ASUU from further continuing with the strike. Delivering judgment today, September 21, Justice Polycarp Hamman restrained ASUU from continuing with the industrial action, pending the determination of the suit. He ordered that the case file should be returned to the pres...
UPDATE : ASUU Appeals Judgment Directing Lecturers To Resume Work
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UPDATE : ASUU Appeals Judgment Directing Lecturers To Resume Work

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has vowed to appeal the order by the National Industrial Court, directing lecturers to resume work immediately. The union said it had started assembling its lawyers led by a renowned human rights activist, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, to file an appeal. The Chairman of the union, Lagos zone, Adelaja Odukoya, in a statement urged members of the union to remain calm and united to fight till the end. Daily Trust reports that ASUU began the strike on February 14 to press home its demands, which include acceptance of a payment platform preferred by the union. Details later… Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE...
ASUU UPDATE : Travelers stranded; we won’t leave airport until strike is called off, says NANS
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ASUU UPDATE : Travelers stranded; we won’t leave airport until strike is called off, says NANS

LAGOS — The National Association of Nigerians Students, NANS, yesterday grounded activities at the country’s main gateway, the Murtala Muhammad Airport, Ikeja, in protest against the continued strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which has kept students at home for over seven months. The students’ body also vowed to extend the protest to the Apapa Wharf and Tin Can Island ports and the Third Mainland Bridge today. ASUU embarked on strike on February 14 to protest the Federal Government’s failure to meet the demands of its members, among which implementation of the agreement it signed with the government in 2009 on Earned Allowances and replacement of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, and University Transparency and Accountab...
BREAKING : Imo Varsity Pulls Out Of ASUU Strike, Asks Students To Resume Tuesday
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BREAKING : Imo Varsity Pulls Out Of ASUU Strike, Asks Students To Resume Tuesday

Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, has pulled out of the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Consequently the university directed staff and students to resume classes on Tuesday. ASUU had commenced strike in February over the failure of government to meet some of its demands, including an agreement signed in 2009. But on Monday, IMSU pulled out of the strike, which has triggered nationwide outrage. Public Relations Officer, Ralph Njokuobi, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Monday. Njoku said the university decided to pull out of the lingering strike in the interest of the students and staff of the institution. He said, “Yes. It is true. We have asked students to resume immediately. Lectures start on T...
JAMB sets new date for supplementary exam  see new date
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JAMB sets new date for supplementary exam see new date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it would conduct  a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 67 candidates on Saturday, September 24,2022. JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the supplementary exam was fixed for the candidates after reviewing the entire exercise.  The statement released on Monday September 19, read;  “The examination is for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but who could neither sit the examination nor take the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME owing to one challenge or another, to take their examination at specially-designated centres.“It would be recalled that after the 2022 UTME, the Board had reviewed the entire exercise and ...
BREAKING : Anambra Govt Bans Students From Wearing Mini-Skirt Uniforms
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BREAKING : Anambra Govt Bans Students From Wearing Mini-Skirt Uniforms

The Anambra State Government has banned students from wearing mini-length uniforms in any state-run educational facility. Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, commissioner for education, said in Awka on Sunday that the notification of the ban was necessary because classes start on Monday. She said that the state's public and private school education secretaries had been informed of the restriction. According to the commissioner, it is completely unacceptable for children of school age to wear miniskirts as part of the expanding trend of school uniforms. "A student should look smart, well groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school. "The acceptable length for uniforms in the state remains knee length and not above the knee, which is fast becoming the fash...
BREAKING : Gridlock, tension as NANS grounds Lagos airport over ASUU strike {VIDEO}
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BREAKING : Gridlock, tension as NANS grounds Lagos airport over ASUU strike {VIDEO}

Students under the platform of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to press down their demands for the government to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which has dragged on for almost seven months. Recall NANS had earlier said it will ground activities at the local and international airports across the country beginning from Monday, September 18 over the lingering strike. https://ac0dbd4bf1f2a66c632a967f67efc203.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html It said its decision to ground airports activities was due to the successes recorded in its road protest during which several highways were blocked. The leadership of NANS, which spo...
Gridlock As Youths Block Lagos Airport Road Due To ASUU Strike {VIDEO}
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Gridlock As Youths Block Lagos Airport Road Due To ASUU Strike {VIDEO}

Some Nigerian youths have taken to the street to block the ever-busy Lagos airport road due to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. In a video circulating on the Nigerian digital space, some youths were seen singing as they blocked the road leading to the Lagos airport. Moreso, there was some security presence in the vicinity. On Sunday youths under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students threatened to ground the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, today. https://www.instagram.com/p/CiruvC-rM0A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Share this Story Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STREAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR ...
JAMB set to conduct supplementary UTME for 67 candidates on Saturday
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JAMB set to conduct supplementary UTME for 67 candidates on Saturday

By Joseph Erunke THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would conduct supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, for 67 candidates on Saturday, September 24,2022. The examination,JAMB explained,is “for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but who could neither sit the examination nor take the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME owing to one challenge or another, to take their examination at specially-designated centres.” JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol,Dr Fabian Benjamin,said this in a statement, Monday morning. “It would be recalled that after the 2022 UTME, the Board had reviewed the entire exercise and those candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting a mop-up examination. ...
ASUU Strike: Kano Approves N304m Earned Allowances For YMSU Staff
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ASUU Strike: Kano Approves N304m Earned Allowances For YMSU Staff

Kano state government has approved the payment of N304million as earned allowances for academic staff of Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YMSU), one of its universities. This approval is coming on the heels of the government’s appeal to the academic staff to return to the classrooms and pull out of the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Daily Trust reports that the Kano state government meeting with representatives of ASUU from the two state-owned universities earlier in the week ended in deadlock but it is now unknown if the government’s move will convince the academic staff to return to the classes. The commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba, told journalists on Friday that the State Executive Council approved the payment, which he...
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JAMB asks for total financial autonomy

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has asked for total financial autonomy and removal from the annual national budgetary allocation. JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made the call while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) on Wednesday September 14.  Oloyede who revealed that one of the conditions set for the body was to review the examination fees upward, told the lawmakers that its registration fee was reviewed downward from N5,000 to N3,500 in 2017 after remitting N7.5 billion. The JAMB registrar who asked the federal government to allow it revert back to N5,000 and be autonomous, also disclosed that only Finland charges exam fees as low as Ni...
Zulum Inaugurates School In Buratai, Directs Hiring Of Teachers From Host Community
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Zulum Inaugurates School In Buratai, Directs Hiring Of Teachers From Host Community

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commissioned a newly built mega school with capacity for 1,500 students at Buratai village in Biu Local Government Area of the state.  Zulum also directed the recruitment of additional 20 teachers to be selected from the host community for deployment to the Government Secondary School. The governor explained that the immediate recruitment will be on ad-hoc basis but teachers who prove their capacity and commitment will be given permanent employment and fully integrated into the state civil service. Speaking during the event, Borno State Commissioner for Education, Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe, highlighted that in the last three years, Zulum administration had recruited about 1,000 teachers who were trained and posted to ...
JUST IN : NANS leads students protest, ground Lagos-Ibadan expressway
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JUST IN : NANS leads students protest, ground Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Tuesday led students within the South-Western region of the country to protest the long-running Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike, which has lasted for no fewer than seven months. The protesting students in their hundreds thronged the highway and blocked the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Shagamu Interchange.  Recall that ASUU began its strike on February 14, 2022, with resumption hope still dashed for many students as the union and the Federal Government are still at loggerheads. Speaking on the protest ground, the Coordinator, South-West Zone, and National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Adegboye Emmanuel and Giwa Temitope, respectively, the student leaders said the Federal Government, led by the Preside...