Nigeria gets new $98m Islamic bank loan for education

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved a $98 million loan to promote multilingual education in Nigeria. Head of Public Relations and Protocol at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mr David Apeh, stated this in a statement published in Abuja Wednesday. He said the project’s goal was to help improve Nigeria’s socioeconomic situation, Read More

Bala assures Bauchi students on outstanding scholarship allowances

November 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed has announced plans by his administration to settle the outstanding scholarship of students to alleviate their sufferings. The governor announced this when he received newly elected officials of the National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Bauchi. Governor Mohammed said he cherished the understanding and Read More

Education reform: Yobe civil servants to contribute 10% November salary – Commissioner

November 23, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

In an efforts to revitalise education sector for overall development of the state, the Yobe state government has inaugurated an education appeal fund raising committee to bring the philanthropist, cooperate organization, and various stakeholders on board to contribute towards revitalization and communal ownership of education reforms. Briefing journalist Monday in Damaturu, Yobe state Commissioner for home affairs information and culture Read More

Ministry launches policy on gender education in Delta

November 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Federal Ministry of Education weekend launched the National Policy on Gender in education (NPGE) with a view to reduce disparity in access, retention and completion at all levels of education in Nigeria. The ministry said the reversed policy would be used at all levels, from early childhood, education and tertiary level. But, officials of the Delta state Ministries of Education Read More

NLC tasks labour leaders on education

November 14, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has tasked labour leaders in the country on the need to build her capacity to acquire the requisite knowledge to engage employers. General Secretary of the congress, Comrade Ismail Bello, who gave the charge at the flagg off of state level school of the congress in Abuja said education is key to trade union movement. Read More

Why law and medicine get highest subscribers in Nigerian universities

November 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, the statistics of the candidates who preferably choose some courses labelled as professional ones, outnumbered those that are not, in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In 2020, the statistics of clinical sciences related courses were 452,196 where the available quota is 30,111 equivalents to 6.7%.  Law related programmes had 103,478 with the available quota of 8,656 Read More

‘JAMB remittances in line with global best practices’

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

In line with the extant government’s directive which was reiterated recently by the Director of Budget Office, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will continue its practice of remitting the constitutionally-mandated proportion of its operational surpluses to federal government coffers. This was disclosed by JAMB’s head of publicity and protocol, Dr FabianBenjamin, Monday in a statement. He said JAMB Read More

Ogun: Educationist advocate scraping of JAMB to free admission processes

November 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Foremost educationist, Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin has canvassed for scraping of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to free up admission processes to the nation’s tertiary institutions. Adebayo stated this on the sideline of the 2021 education stakeholders’ forum, with the theme: ‘Higher institutions admission crisis in Nigeria: Influencing policies and way forward’, sponsored by the Scholarship Aid Initiative Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

Shortlist announced for inaugural Chinua Achebe Prize

November 5, 2021 Editorial III 0

In a consecutive occurrence, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, who won NLNG Fiction Prize barely six days ago, would be going up against Obinna Udenwe for another literary prize. The duos were recently announced finalists for the inaugural Chinua Achebe Prize for Literature for their novels “The Son of the House” and “Colours of Hatred” respectively. They are joined by Chukwudi Eze for “The Return Read More

What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

Breaking: Dele Momodu back to politics, joins PDP

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

Renowned Nigerian Journalist, Dele Momodu, has decided rejoin politics and that he’s teaming up Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Momodu, a former presidential candidate announced his move to the PDP in a statement, explaining that his decision was based on the need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country. According to him, “I have Read More

The Obadiah I knew

October 27, 2021 Prof Samuel Mailafia 0

As the sunset welcomed the twilight of December 24, 1956, my mother told me she began to feel signs of movement and labour pain in the left side of her womb. This child that was born would later be christened Obadiah as the first child of the family of the first wedded couple in the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ Read More

I’m not a prostitute, Sadiya Haruna cries out

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

 Former Kannywood star Sadiya Haruna, who was recently arrested by officials of Kano Hisbah Command for posting a nude video on Youtube, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she’s not a woman of easy virtue.   Background When Hadiza Gabon and Auwal Isah West, both of whom popular Kannywood actor and actress, were recently locked in a serious battle of moral Read More

IDGC: Stakeholders charge girls on digital skills, passion

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

An On Air Personality (OAP) and the Convener of Teenage School Girl Outreach Chinyereugo Chinwuba, has urged girls in Nigeria to defy societal challenges confronting them and follow their passion. She stated this at a Girl’s Workshop and presentations of awards to winners of essay competition she organized in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine and Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Girl most marginalised in Anambra, Kaduna -Christian Aid

October 11, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Christian Aid’s Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion lead, Mercy Okeke has revealed according to Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) that despite socio-cultural differences, girls were identified as one of the most marginalised groups within local governments in Anambra and Kaduna. She made assertion based on data gathered through its work to reduce poverty and improve the wellbeing of marginalized groups in various parts of the country. She explained that the Evidence and Collaboration Read More