Sexual violence: Reporting app set to be launched in tertiary institutions

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

Plans have been concluded for the launch of a sexual violence reporting app for use in various tertiary institutions in the country. Ms Omowumi Ogunrotimi, Executive Director and Founder, Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO in forefront of campaign against sexual violence, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kogi State University. Ogunrotimi Read More

COVID-19: Send children with respiratory symptoms home, PTF tells schools

November 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, has called on proprietors of schools in the country to send home children with respiratory symptoms consistent with coronavirus to reduce risk of transmission. The national coordinator made the call at a briefing in Abuja Monday.“School reopening: following some of the issues we had with Read More

Kwara: 78 students write exam for foundation’s free JAMB forms

November 23, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  No fewer than 78 students in Asa and Ilorin west local government area of Kwara state Sunday sat for screening examination to qualify them for free JAMB forms being offered by Serve Africa foundation in collaboration with Bolaji Lawal group.The screening examinations were held in two centres namely Banni community secondary school, Ilorin and Government secondary school, Alapa, in Read More

9 kidnapped ABU students released

November 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The nine French Language students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state who were kidnapped Sunday last week, have been freed. The nine students were on their way to Lagos, for an immersion programme at the Nigerian French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry, when they came under attack by armed kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna state government Read More

Balarabe Musa put the poor in the centre of governance – ASUU

November 22, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said Nigeria  has has lost an iconic  revolutionary in Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, former governor of old Kaduna state who passed on at the age of 84 years on Wednesday, November 11,  2020. A press release signed by ASUU national chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi Sunday, describes Balarabe Musa as a committed revolutionary who worked Read More

We’ll continue to prioritise education in Nasarawa – Sule

November 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Saturday, declared that his administration would continue to prioritise education in the state.He stated this at the occasion organised by the Aliyu Bello educational charity foundation to celebrate the approval of the appointments of newly 2,500 teachers in the state. The governor who was represented by his Senior special adviser on special duties,  Mr. Read More

LAUCTECH now belongs to Oyo state govt

November 20, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The lingering crisis arising from the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo state, has been resolved. Speaking to journalists in Abuja Friday, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two governors of Oyo and Osun states, shows that the main university Read More

Happening now: Oyo, Osun take over full ownership of LAUTECH

November 20, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The lingering crisis whic rocked Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has been formally resolved.  Executive Secretary, National Universities  Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed who revealed this told journalists in Abuja, Friday that according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the governors of Oyo and Osun states, the main university campus at Ogbomoso is now the property of Oyo Read More

Talks resume as ASUU accuses FG over prolonged strike

November 19, 2020 Moses John 0

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume talks today on ongoing efforts at ending the eight-month strike by the varsity lecturers. Spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. Charles Akpan, who disclosed this to journalists Wednesday night, said the meeting would hold at the minister’s conference hall. ASUU commenced an indefinite strike Read More

We have produced 350,000 graduates – UNIBEN VC

November 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The management of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Thursday, said the institution is formulating policies that would enable graduands compete technically anywhere in the world.This was just as the institution disclosed that it has produced over 350,000 graduands since its inception in 1970. Vice Chancellor of the University,  Prof. Lilian Salami, stated this during an interactive session with journalists in Benin City Read More

Female researchers make tremendous impacts on economy

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Thecla Ayoka, a biochemist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) believes Nigerian female researchers have made tremendous impact, reports ABDULSALAM MAHMUD. Background In Nigeria’s male dominated science field, there are still women who, despite all odds, have made tremendous impact just as their male counterparts. Some of these great women, according to Mrs. Thecla Ayoka, a lecturer at the Read More

Orthopaedic graduate launches book on diabetes

November 19, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

An Orthopaedic cast technician at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, Niger state, Mr. Nasiru Alhaji Shaba, has unveiled a book he authored on diabetes titled, “Diabetic Foot Care: A Basic Foot Care Guide for Persons Living with Diabetes and Their Care Givers.” The book was launched last Saturday in an event organised by management of the FMC as part Read More

Buhari orders improved funding of Maiduguri varsity teaching hospital

November 19, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday directed the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and the Budget Office to consider an increase in the personnel and overhead allocation of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). The lresident issued the directive at the virtual inauguration of capital projects executed at UMTH, in response to a specific request by the Board and Read More

ASUU Strike: Agbese writes Buhari, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned human rights activist and writer, Philip Agbese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, on the lingering strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that university lecturers have been on strike for over eight months in protest against the federal government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers had demanded their Read More

Breaking – SSCE 2020: WAEC rolls out time table for private candidates, extends registration

November 18, 2020 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has rolled out time table for 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for private candidates. The examination body announced this via their verified Twitter on Wednesday. According to WAEC, this year’s examination is scheduled to start November 23. The examination council wrote, “Are you a registered candidate in the forthcoming WASSCE for Private Candidates, Read More

Ngige, Nwajiuba still feeding Nigerians with lies—ASUU

November 17, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Owerri Zone, has accused the minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige, and his education counterpart, Chief Emeka Nwajiuba, of feeding Nigerians with lies and half-truth, as concerned the negotiation to end the lingering industrial action. Addressing a press conference at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, the ASUU zonal Coordinator, Comrade Uzo Onyebinama, Read More

VC appointments: Buhari cautions pro-chancellors against violating due process

November 17, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned heads of governing councils of Nigerian universities against mismanaging the process of appointing vice chancellors, saying they would be held responsible for any crisis arising from the process. The president who was represented by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed, gave the warning at the 2020 convocation and 72nd foundation day celebration Read More

Int’l Students Day: Ogun to provide free data for E-learning

November 17, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Ogun state Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, Monday disclosed that students in the state will soon enjoin free data services to aid their learning through technology. The Governor made this known at an event organised by the office of his Special Assistant On Students Matters to mark the year 2020 International Students’ Day, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Read More

FG reveals one contentious issue to be resolved before ASUU strike ‘ll be called off

November 15, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The federal government has said the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would soon be called off. Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Sonny Echono gave the assurance weekend in an interview with journalists in Abuja after monitoring the professional qualifying examination organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). The strike Following an unresolved Read More

Deploy aerial vehicles for quality healthcare, digital economy – Don

November 12, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

A professor of mechatronics engineering, at the federal University of technology Minna (FUTMinna), Abiodun Musa Aibinu, has stated that appropriate deployment of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) would assist in solving societal challenges, especially in the areas of healthcare delivery, improvement of health facilities, and boosting digital economy. Aibinu who is chairman, local organising committee (LOC) for the 2020 UAV competition Read More

ASSU/FG impasse: NANS to stage nationwide protest

November 12, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has resolved to organise a nationwide protest to press home its demand for the immediate reopening of all universities across the country. This is part of resolutions reached in a communiqué jointly signed and made available to journalists by Mr Salahudeen Lukman (ABU Zaria) Mr Danladi Jonah (Modibo Adama Federal University, Yola),  Mr Nwafor Read More

Ganduje tasks old boys associations on education development

November 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has challenged old boys and other alumni associations in the country to partner with government, well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies in delivering qualitative education to the citizenry. Ganduje represented by the state deputy governor, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, at the annual lecture organised by the Barewa Old Boys Association, held at Meena Event Read More

Confluence varsity will enjoy maximum support of NUC – Prof Rasheed

November 12, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi state as the new addition to the list of state owned universities in Nigeria. Commenting on the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, the executive secretary of NUC, Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, noted that the newly Read More

Kogi announces deadline for internal exam registration

November 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has announced November 13 as the deadline for the registration of all internal examinations in the state. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja Wednesday. According to the statement, the internal examinations include, Common Entrance Examination (CEE), Basic Six/First School Leaving Certificate Examination Read More