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FG’s home- grown school feeding, two years after

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

In this piece, TOPE SUNDAY takes a deep look at the national home-grown school feeding programme of the federal government to ascertain how it has fared in the last two years.   In 2016, the All Progressives Congress-led government introduced the country’s first national home-grown school feeding programme with the intention of capturing about 5.5m Nigerian-school children in the first Read More

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EBHA aspirant builds house for homeless man in Afikpo

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

A House of Assembly aspirant in Afikpo, Ebonyi state, Mr Iheukwumere Okogwu Otu, has handed over a three-bedroom flat he built for a homeless man in Ezi Agbii, Ukpa, in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state. Iheukwumere, who is the Special Adviser (SA) to Hon. Maria Ude Nwachi, member representing Afikpo North East Constituency in the Ebonyi State Read More

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UNIUYO to graduate 32 first class students

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

The University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom state has announced that a total number of 4,539 students will graduate in the 24th convocation of the institution on November 3, 2018. The management said 32 out of the number of the undergraduates will bag first class degrees. Vice chancellor of the university, Prof Enefiok Essien, disclosed this in Uyo at a Read More

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Kogi varsity alumnus wins tourism scholarship in Scotland

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

A student from Kogi state has won the prestigious travel and tourism scholarship from a Scottish university. An International Studies and History graduate from Kogi State University, Raphael Aguda, has been named as one of the 2018 Moffat Scholars at Glasgow Caledonian University, according to kogi reports. The scholarships were established in 1998 through funding from the Moffat Charitable Trust, Read More

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Coy donates digital duplicator to YABATECH

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Giving back to the society is a social responsibility aimed at encouraging companies to be more aware of the impact of their business on the rest of society. In a bid to enhance human productivity and reduce the time spent on work done, a Nigerian based company, SFICO Limited, has donated to Yaba College of Technology, a digital duplicator. A Read More

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Baze varsity convocation: 20-year old female student is overall best

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  A 20-year old Nengi Ibama of the department of Economics, Baze University, Abuja was the overall best graduating student among the 230 graduands from three faculties of the institution during their fifth convocation ceremony held on the campus. Many students from various departments received prizes for their academic academic excellence. Delivering his welcome speech, the vice chancellor of the Read More

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X-raying Sex-for-mark for mark conundrum

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Sex-for-mark, a form of sexual harassment, is on the rise in Nigeria’s higher institutions of learning, despite some attempts to curb the menace. Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines why it will continue.   Sex-for-mark, a form of sexual harassment, is a deliberate and an open attempt by a lecturer of opposite sex to seduce an unwilling student into inappropriate relationship with Read More

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Oyo students denounce state govt over bursary fraud

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Students of Oyo origin under the platform of Federation of Oyo State Students Union (FOSSU) have alleged that Oyo state governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi has “duped” at least 20,000 students from the state in the name of bursary. The students made this declaration when they protested against hike in school fees, unpaid bursary and persistent strike by lecturers in tertiary Read More

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College lecturers begin strike over retirement age

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

College lecturers begin strike over retirement age Lecturers at the Niger State College of Education, Minna, Niger state, have reportedly embarked on an indefinite strike to press home their demands regarding retirement age. lecturers said they were starting an indefinite strike because the state government refused to honour signed agreements with them. According to reports, the total implementation of the Read More

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Administrator donates 4000 learning aids to pupils

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  No fewer than 2000 pupils have benefited from the educational aids donated by the administrator, Mopamuro local government area of Kogi state, Hon. Sunday Moses, to their schools, according to kogireports. Hon Moses recently donated 4000 educational aids to 18 primary schools across the local government area. He said the contribution was to make a more conscious and better Read More

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No subsidy for varsity education in Edo –Obaseki

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has ruled out the issue of subsidising university education in the state, saying that the state budget for education was channelled towards funding basic education. Obaseki who stated this while inaugurating the governing council of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, said his administration would assist students the best way it could. Obaseki reiterated that his Read More

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Hoodlums sack students in Delta secondary school

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Hoodlums numbering over 20 persons, in the early hours of Wednesday allegedly sacked students of Igbonine Grammar School, in Ozoro community, Isoko north local government area of Delta state, leaving two of the students injured. The principal of the school, Prince Syllabus Osiogo who confirmed the incident to journalists in the area, disclosed that the hoodlums gained entrance into the Read More

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School proprietors urged to engage only trained teachers

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Former director, academic programme, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and senior lecturer in the department of Arts and Social Science Education at Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Dr. Yunusa Abdulkarim has urged National Association of Private Proprietors of Schools (NAPPS), the umbrella body saddled with the responsibility of checkmating and regulating the activities of private schools in Read More

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Delta students to protest low budget for education

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

The National Association of Students in Delta State is planning to stage a mass protest over eight per cent budget allocation to education in the state in the 2019 budget. The students, in their letter to the governor, reject the eight per cent budgetary allocation to education in Delta state and called on the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to review Read More

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Ineffective policy thwarting Nigeria’s education growth

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

Nigeria is a signatory to several global conventions on how to improve quality of education from basic to tertiary, but effective implementation has frustrated the efforts, writes Our Correspondent.   Putting the record straight Nigeria is one of the countries in the sub-Sahara region with laudable policies, particularly in the quest for her educational development, but poor implementation has contributed Read More

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Ebonyi govt advocates for shaft mining

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The chairman of Mineral Resources and Environmental Management Committee (MIREMCO), and Special Adviser to Ebonyi state Givernor on Solid Mineral, Mrs Jacinta Nworie has solicited for underground mining in Ebonyi state. Nworie made this request on Thursday at a workshop /training of the committee members with miners at the Cabinet office Abakaliki . Speaking at the workshop, Nworie expounded Read More

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Taekwondo sensations maintain top spots

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Two taekwondo sensations Ifeluwa Ajayi and Josephine Esuku have maintained their top positions in the recent rankings released by the Nigerian Taekwondo Federation (NTF). The NTF Technical Director and Olympic bronze-medalist, Chika Chukwumerije made the disclosure in a statement, noting that the duo maintained the positions with their exploits at the recently concluded 2018 Korean Ambassador cup competition. organized Read More

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Ebonyi labour insists on #30,000 minimum wage

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Ebonyi state chapter has insisted that minimum wage is their right and not a privilege. They out rightly refused the #22,500 naira new minimum wage proposed by Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) made it clear that the 30,000 naira initially proposed by them should be paid. In an excusive chat Blueprint, some labour leaders in Abakaliki Read More

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Minister tasks journalists on ethical conduct

November 2, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Journalists have been tasked to stick to the ethics of the profession and play safe while covering elections. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the advise on thursday during a one day summit in commemoration of the International Day to end Impunity for crimes Against Journalists in Abuja. The minister, who was represented by the Read More

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Kaduna 100% ready for National Sports Festival – El-Rufai

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Kaduna state government is ready to support the state contingent to participate fully in the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF), Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said. Speaking when he received the National Sports Festival torch in Kaduna on Wednesday, el-Rufai said, “we are fully supporting the senior National Sports Festival and will fully be participating. We are happy the Festival Read More

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Agbaje picks bank director, Busari, as running mate

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has announced Mrs. Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. Mrs Busari was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company) and a serving director in First Bank, Sierra Leone. In a statement yesterday, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Read More

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Perry Brimah: A narcissist that lost his marbles

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

  In a season when blind adoption of political correctness is dredging up the worst of human scum for drama effect, one Perry Brimah of ENDS (Every Nigeria Do Something) has taken his own narcissistic self-absorption to a new level by hallucinating that he is worthy of being Khashoggied. Brimah suddenly thinks he, by virtue of insulting Nigerian government officials, Read More

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Stemming road crashes in Nigeria

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

The disclosure by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that1,602 people died in 2,805 road crashes recorded in the last quarter of 2017 is quite alarming. This undesirable tide, no doubt, requires pragmatic and pro-active measures to nip it in the bud, considering the fact that the yuletide season, with its attendant heavy vehicular movements across the country, is fast Read More

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The people’s agenda (1)

November 1, 2018 Editorial III 0

  In the next few days or so, INEC will formally flag off the campaigns for the 2019 general elections. The masquerades will be out. Expect our towns and cities to be festooned with beautiful posters and bill boards marketing the elective office seekers. Electioneering campaigns are great and fun times. They bring out the best and the worst in Read More