DG flags off NYSC nationwide sanition in FCT

July 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has flagged-off the NYSC national sanitation exercise at the palace of the Sa’Nyanyayi of Nyanya Saturday. In his address, General Ibrahim pointed out that the need to enlighten the general public on the risk of poor hygiene was based on the experts’ report which attributed most ailments diagnosed to poor sanitation habits. The Read More

Breaking: Fresh strike looms in varsities as ASUU alerts FG

July 20, 2021 Editor 0

Another round of strike is looming in the Nigeria’s University following a fresh threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) after its next National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. ASUU while speaking on Tuesday, said government officials have been put on alert due to non-payment of 16 months salaries owed some of it’s members. ASUU further stated that in addition Read More

Breaking: NECO gets substantive Registrar

July 19, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. The Head Information and Public Relations of the council, Azeez Sani, stated this in a statement issued in Minna on Monday.  He said, “In a letter dated 16th July,2021 with reference No: FME/PSE/NECO/1078/C.1/36 and signed by the Minister of Education, Read More

Fosla Academy scholarship: 13 successful indigent students set for verification

July 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Fosla academy 2021/2022 scholarship programme for indigent children has entered it’s final stage with successful candidates invited for certificate verification. The Vice Principal academic, Ibrahim Lawal said 13 students comprising of nine boys and four girls have been penciled down for the certificate verification. According to him, “Every year since the creation of this school we give scholarship to students Read More

Shun anti-social behaviour, or risk expulsion, UniAbuja warns students

July 18, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

 The newly admitted  students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja)  have been urged not to engage in anti-social  behaviour and respect the laws, statutes and regulations of the institution or risk  expusion.The vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, gave the warning during the matriculation ceremony for the 2020/2021 academic session at the university.Prof. Na-Allah said the university community Read More

Democracy under threat – Don

July 18, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

A political scientist and Director, Institute for Legislative Studies, University of Abuja, Prof. Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim, has warned that Nigeria’s gradual slip into autocracy under the present administration threatens the foundation and gains of democratic governance as established by the founding fathers. He added  that the excessive use of armed security personnel against the people negates the principles of democracy Read More

NYSC DG pays homage to composer of NYSC Anthem

July 15, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of NYSC  Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Thursday made an emotional and historic visit to the writer and composer of the NYSC Anthem, Dr. Oluwole Adetiran, at his Ibafo residence in Ogun state. A statement from General Ibrahim said,  “The visit was predicated on the news of the ill-health of the great musical legend who composed and produced the age-long Read More

2000 corps members trained on jobber soft skills

July 15, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

A two-day Jobberman Soft Skills Training and Certification programme was organised for NYSC Lagos state Island Zone corps members between Tuesday 13  and Wednesday 14 July, 2021 at Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event which is aimed at equiping corps members with relevant skills that will make them competent and relevant in today’s workplace, had about 2000 corps Read More

NYSC begins enumeration for school feeding in FCT

July 15, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Corps members in the FCT have commenced  the enumeration exercise of the National Home Grown Feeding Programme. The exercise which commenced Tuesday July 13, saw the exercise take  place across schools in Bwari Central, Karshi, Gwagwalada Central and Lokogoma. Others are the LEA School Kutunku, LEA Gwako, Jahi Kadi Kuchi , LEA School for the blind Jabi,and LEA Primary School, Read More

SERVICOM seeks improvement of funding for unity schools

July 14, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM Office in the Presidency, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli, has called for timely funding for unity schools to improve service delivery.She stated this during the presentation of SERVICOM Compliance Evaluation (SCE) reports of 34 unity schools nationwide to the Federal Ministry of Education Tuesday in Abuja.The SERVICOM boss said the inadequacy of basic amenities could lead to slow Read More

AbdulRazaq explains Kwara education trust fund establishment

July 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state Tuesday explained the rationale behind the establishment of an education trust fund for the state.He said the body was established to mobilise resources for school infrastructure, provide affordable and qualitative education, and boost human capital development in the state. The governor spoke at the inauguration of a multimillion naira information communication technology (ICT) centre and Read More

UNILAG announces ‘potential COVID-19 3rd wave’ on campus

July 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has said there are signs of imminent third wave of coronavirus disease on the campus. The university in a statement posted on its website, a copy of which the institution’s spokesperson, Nonye Oguama, shared with our reporter on Tuesday evening, said there is an increased number of patients presenting COVID-19-related symptoms at its Read More

Senate passes bills establishing three universities

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Senate  Tuesday passed bills establishing three universities. They are: Federal University of Science and Technology Lau, Taraba State; Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Aboh, Delta State; and City University of Technology Auchi, Edo State.  The passage of the bills followed the consideration of three separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND. Senator Sandy Onuh, in Read More

NYSC ranks high in Freedom of Information Act _ DG

July 13, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said the scheme ranks high in Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, saying it has been complying with its provisions fully. It also said adequate measures have been put in place to entrench transparency and accountability in the day-to-day running of the scheme. The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed this Read More

UNIZIK students protest tuition fee increment

July 12, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Monday, protested alleged increment of the school fees by the university authority. The protesters, who marched round the school environment with placards, as well as blocked a portion of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, alleged that they were irked because the university last year hiked the tuition fees from N26,000 to over N50,000. A Read More

Politicians, democracy have failed Nigerians – UniAbuja VC

July 9, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

 The vice chancellor (VC) of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja),  Prof. Àbdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, has scored Nigerian politicians and democracy very poor both in human capital development and the provision of infrastructural gains and materials that constitute the dividends of democracy.Na-Allah said that the present democratic dispensation had not lived up to public expectations while “the crisis of public governance and Read More

Varsities now benefiting from ASUU agitations – VC

July 8, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The vice chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, has disclosed that universities have started reaping the results of the recent agitations and industrial dispute by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Akinwumi stated that many higher institutions, including the Federal University, Lokoja are now witnessing increased funding and infrastructural development due to sharp increase in the intervention profile from Read More

In Yobe, FG enrols 106,797 pupils on feeding programme, embarks on enumeration of beneficiaries

July 8, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on thursday flagged- off Stakeholders engagement on enumeration of National Home-grown School Feeding (NHSFG) programme in Yobe state. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, represented by the zonal monitor, Alhaji Ali Grema, said the effect of these special intervention affected millions of Nigerians with indices on the Read More

Kwara gov flags off projects for 600 schools

July 8, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahabn 0

 Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Thursday flagged off infrastructural projects across 600 schools in the state.Speaking at the flag off ceremony in Otte, Asa local government area of the state, the governor said the projects are a combination of the 2014 to 2019 State Universal Basic Education Commission (SUBEB) interventions that got stuck as a result of the previous administration Read More

Safeguard NYSC online transactions, DG charges accountants officers

July 6, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Accounts officers of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been urged to always be vigilant in order to safeguard the scheme’s online financial transactions. The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave this charge Monday at the interactive meeting of NYSC States, FCT and Ventures Management Accountants, with the offices of the Accountant-General and Auditor-General for the Federation. The workshop, Read More

Breaking: Troops foil another attempt to kidnap more students in Kaduna

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Troops have foiled an attempt by gunmen to attack Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by the Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedpo.  The school is located  in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, not far from a boarding school where many students were abducted by the gunmen in an attack that happened in the early Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of 27 kidnapped students, teacher of Bethel Baptist school

July 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 3 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the rescue of 26 students and one teacher kidnapped from Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama, Kaduna state early Monday morning.  Unknown gunmen stormed the boarding secondary school in Chikun local government area around 1:00 am shooting sporadically into the air before attacking the school where they abducted unknown number of students and teachers.  Read More

Provost advocates national confab on education

July 4, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 Provost of the Federal College of Education Technical Isu Ebonyi state, Prof Okey Okechukwu, has advocated the convocation of an education national conference to deliberate the way out of the many challenges confronting Nigeria’s education system.According to the professor, a similar conference convoked immediately after the civil war in 1970 had developed education immensely that one of its outcomes was Read More