NYSC: Workers, corps members bag Director-General’s awards

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has unveiled the maiden edition of the Director-General’s Community Development Service award, during which staff and corps members were rewarded for outstanding performances in the sphere of Community Development Service (CDS). A statement from DG’s office Friday revealed that the awardees, include the overall best position, second and third best, taken by Oduma Fidelis Read More

Don makes case for strong institution, leadership for Nigeria to progress

May 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The President and Chairman of Council, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Professor Benjamin Osisioma, Thursday, officially bowed out of public service with a call for the country to establish a strong institution and leadership.Osisioma, who in October 2020, retired from active service as a Professor in the department of Accountancy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, in a valedictory lecture Read More

Breaking: Gunmen abduct Abia varsity students

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen, Wednesday night, along Okigwe-Uturu highway kidnapped students of Abia State University travelling in a bus, Blueprint reports. Both the school management and Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident. Details loading…

Breaking: NECO releases 2020 SSCE external results, records reduction in malpractice… How to access your result

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) for external candidates. According to a release signed by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Thursday, out of 41,459 candidates who registered for the examination, 39,503 were actually examined. Announcing the results, NECO registrar, Professor Obioma explained that 26,277 candidates obained Read More

How we lifted education from abyss in Taraba – Ishaku

May 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state said Wednesday that his administration prioritise the revitalisation of education because it is a springboard for rapid development of the state and its people.The governor said this when he received a delegation from Blueprint newspaper at the state government’s lodge in Abuja.He said without quality education, little can be achieved in the socio-development of Read More

Students protest: Corruption fighting back at Isa Mustapha Agwai Poly – SUG President

May 5, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, Wednesday, alleged that those benefiting from previous analogue system of payment of school fees were those that instigated the students’ protest in the institution on March 11, 2021.He revealed this in Lafia when the officials of the union appeared before the Nasarawa state House of Assembly Read More

Imo varsity law student found dead in Owerri

May 3, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A 300-level Law Student of Imo state University, Chiwueze Kingsley, has been found dead days  after he was declared missing.Chiwueze also known as “Saraki” went missing on the night of April 26 when he reportedly left his hostel around Bishop’s Court Owerri to see his family at World Bank Housing area but was not seen again. The Oguta local government Read More

Bank trains, gives grants to corps entrepreneurs

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Unity Bank of Nigeria, in collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has trained and empowered corps members with grants to set up their own busunesses after the  service year. According to the statement made available to Blueprint by the office of the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Sunday, the focus was on the bank’s  empowerment of Read More

593 Edo varsity students take matriculates oaths

April 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

The Vice Chancellor, Edo State University Uzairue, Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor has reiterated the commitment of management to ensure that all programmes offered by the institution are completed within the stipulated time frame. Aluyor said: “As a university, we  have made a commitment to run all our programmes within the stipulated time. You can attest to the fact that we Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More

Distinguish yourself from others, DG NYSC tells corps members

April 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has charged corps members to acquire leadership qualities that will distinguish them from other compatriots with the experiences gained from the scheme. He threw the challenge when he paid an unscheduled visit to Villa Nova Estate, Apo-Dutse, Abuja, venue of a two-day leadership training organised for corps members by Lux Terra Network Read More

Guild of Nigerian Actors back basement search reality TV show, audition train set to hit Asaba

April 22, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The  Guild  of Nigerian Actors  has finally  endorsed  Basement Search Reality TV Show,  project  targeted at  providing new stars  with the opportunity to take over from the big actors  in the  film industry in future. The  National President of the Guild of Actors, Mr., Emeka Roland, who was one of the judges at the Abuja audition, said over 300 persons Read More

4 Nigerian students win global award

April 22, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Four Nigerian students of Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha have emerged as winners of the University of Delaware Global Award for secondary schools during semi final competition in the country.The Nigerian team emerged seventh in the overall competition held virtually and received a cash prize of $1, 500 and promissory of international mentorship for 10 years. The Nigerian team competed Read More

‘150 Corps members in Lagos trained on heart related attacks’

April 21, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Lagos State Safety Commission, in collaboration with Joe Nwiloh Heart Foundation and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos state, has organised a one-day “Health and Tafety Training on Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)” for corps members in Lagos, Wednesday.Corps members were trained on how to handle cardiac arrest, general safety, hazards and accidents. Also in the training was practical sessions on Read More

FG to impact on education, create safe learning communities

April 19, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The federal government is set to impact education and create safe learning communities across the country, following a high-level dialogue and well-thought-out gathering titled ‘Financing Safe Schools: Creating Safe Learning Communities.’ A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, said the event is to be hosted by Minister of Finance, Budget and Read More

NYSC: Deploy corps members to ECOWAS bloc – Don

April 17, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

A lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Oyo state, Professor Oka Obono, has advised the NYSC management to deploy corps members to ECOWAS countries in order to curb graduate unemplyment and at the same time foster unity and brotherhood among ECOWAS bloc. Obono gave the proposition during a retreat in Suleja, while delivering his lecture titled, “Strategies for sustaining the Read More

Breaking: In Oyo, Makinde sacks LAUTECH VC

April 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday ordered the Vice Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Professor Michael Ologunde, to step aside till further notice. The governor handed down the order through a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye. In the statement, dated April 16, Prof Ologunde was subsequently directed to hand over Read More

FEC approves N532 million for Ibadan varsity library extension

April 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N532 million for the construction and furnishing of the University of Ibadan library extension.This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. He said the extension project would comprise Read More

Breaking: FUTO gets new VC

The governing council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has appointed Prof Nnenna Oti as the new Vice Chancellor (VC) to succeed the outgoing helmsman, Prof. Francis Eze. Prof. Oti, until her new appointment was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Academic).  She emerged tops with 75.5 points to beat six other candidates. Her closest rival was Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie who Read More

UTME: Admissions processed by schools cannot stand – JAMB

April 14, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned some higher institutions of learning,  including the University of Abuja, to desist from issuing  illegal  admission letters  to candidates without recourse to the board’s central processing unit. This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Tuesday. He said any admission that does Read More

No shortcut to success, varsity don tells Nigerians

April 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Head of Linguistics and Communication Studies Department University of Portharcourt (UNIPORT), Prof. Aniefiok Udoudo, has charged Nigerian youths to study and work hard in their bid to attain good success with no short cut. Udoudo spoke at a thanksgiving service on Saturday, in his honour, at Church of Christ, Ebom Avenue, Abak, on his promotion to the rank of a Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC schedules 2021 school examination

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has now rescheduled 2021 May/June school examination popularly known as West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A press statement just released on Friday revealed that this year’s examination will now start August 16 and end September 30. Details loading…

Breaking: COVID-19 forces WAEC to postpone May/June examination, releases results for private candidates

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the conduct of 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. Head of WAEC Patrick Areghan who disclosed this in Lagos said the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the pandemic distorted academic calendar, hence it was not possible to hold the Read More

Breaking: Like Judiciary workers, Polytechnic Lecturers begin strike

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

Lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have commenced indefinite strike. President of the union, Anderson Ezeibe, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning said members have agreed to shut all the Nigerian Polytechnics until their demands are met. Details loading…