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103 NOUN students bag First Class degrees

March 19, 2019 Editor 0

A total of 103 students are to receive the First Class Degree certificate of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) during its 8th convocation ceremony to be held in Abuja this Saturday. At a pre-convocation press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, the vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, said a total number of 20,799 students are Read More

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2018/2019 academic session: 17, 000 Students gain admission, matriculate at NOUN

March 2, 2019 Editor 0

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), on Saturday matriculated no fewer than 17,000 new students for the 2019 Academic Session. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, disclosed this during the matriculation ceremony at the institution’s headquarters in Abuja. Adamu who was represented by the Center Director, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Special Study Center, Prof. Read More

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NNPC announces new environmental policy

June 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a new environment policy to enhance its waste management practice and reduce pollution across its areas of operation. This was disclosed yesterday by the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, at the 2018 World Environment Day celebration held in Abuja. In a keynote address delivered on his behalf by Read More

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Dankwambo 2019: A better choice before Nigerians By Jacob Moses

June 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

It is true that a golden fish has no hiding place. The professional, political and public service career of national and global leaders are always in public domain. Their performance or lack of it stands them out as the populace, public affairs analysts and social affairs commentators are wont to publicly and vocally assess their varied contributions to the socio-economic Read More

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Movements of Nigeria’s ruling class, by Edwin Madunagu

June 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

To appreciate, more fully, the current wave of political realignments in Nigeria and be able to make informed projections, we may need to go back to the Nigerian Civil War of (1967- 1970) and the long preparation for the Second Republic (1979- 1983). When the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo finally, in August 1978, lifted the ban on political Read More

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Russia 2018: Nigeria Super Eagles name final World Cup

June 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Following Nigeria friendly game with England on Saturday, the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has finally named his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup slated for Russia. Having already trimmed down the provisional squad to 25 before the friendly game which the Th ree Lions won 2-1 at Wembley Stadium, Rohr was left with the decision of dropping two Read More

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Yellow fever and Nigeria’s campaign to protect the vulnerable

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is conducting its largest ever yellow fever mass campaign. The vaccination campaign is a response to the yellow fever cases reported in Nigeria since September 2017, and also part of the comprehensive strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) by 2026. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the need to protect the highly vulnerable populations against yellow fever, Read More

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Taking the Nigerian life seriously By Prof. Chidi Odinkalu

May 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

“(I)f we are interested in bringing the violence to a stop, we should be interested not just in crime and punishment but, more so, in political reform.” —Mahmood Mamdani On Thursday, February 25, 2016, a senior officer (Group Captain) in the Nigerian Air Force who is also a medical doctor in Residence at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Read More

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NOUN urges Northern leaders to embrace child abuse act

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A senior lecturer in department of Criminology and Security Studies (CSS) National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Abuja, Prof. Sam Smah called on northern leaders to consider and implement the child rights act which has being passed into law since 2002. Prof. Smah made the appeal in Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) where he reviewed a book written by Dr. Read More

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Recruitment test: JAMB, police announce date, instructions for shortlisted candidates

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigeria Police have fixed May 25 for the conduct of examination for candidates shortlisted for recruitment into the police. A statement signed by the police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jimoh Moshood explained how candidates could identify their exam centres. “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform all successful candidates in Read More

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Lafarge announces N34bn loss in 2017

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Chairman of Lafarge Africa Plc, Mobolaji Balogun, has said the overall drop in domestic cement demand was instrumental to the group’s N34.3 billion Loss Before Tax in the 2017 financial year. Addressing shareholders at the group’s 59th Annual General Meeting in Lagos, Mr Balogun said the cement sold in 2017 was lower by 15.6 per cent compared with Read More

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One-third Nigeria’s adult population hypertensive – Expert

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Hypertension Society (NHS) has stated that one-third of the country’s adult population is hypertensive. The President of the Society, Prof. Ayodele Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday to commemorate the World Hypertension Day. Omotoso, who is with the Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), said the theme of the 2018 World Read More

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NPFL: Another Nigerian player dies in road accident

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Professional Football League has lost another player to road accident. This occurs few months after former Enyimba skipper Chinedu Udoji died in a ghastly auto crash. Hussaini Isiah, a Niger Tornadoes defender, died on Monday in a motorcycle accident along Maitumbi Road, Minna, Niger State. “With sorrow heart, we painfully announced the sudden exit of our dedicated and Read More

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FG, NOUN worry over ‘unskilled’ Nigerian graduates

May 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lack of skills has been identified as one of the major reasons of graduate unemployment in the country. In two separate fora, academics of various callings said there was the need for further skills development programmes for graduates in the country. Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwukah, at a tworetreat orgsanised by National Universities Commission (NUC), which ended Read More

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Nigeria’s rising debt: Any cause for alarm?

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria insists its debt is still within tolerable level in spite of recent warnings by global financial institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes Over the years, experts have continually warned Nigeria’s fiscal and monetary authorities over the country’s increasing debt profile. This was further reinforced by the International Monetary Fund at its 2018 Spring Read More

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Birmingham varsity targets Nigerian students

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Brimingham University Dubai has perfected arrangement to recruit students from Nigeria so that students in Nigeria will have the opportunity of discovering the benefits of studying at the University of Birmingham Dubai, the provost, Prof. Glyn Watson said. The first global top 100 and elite Russell Group university to establish a campus in Dubai, Birmingham will open its doors Read More

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Don renounces Nigerian citizenship over alleged injustice

April 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Buhari Victor Koreyo, a lecturer at the Department of Ceramics and Glass Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, has declared his intention to renounce his Nigerian citizenship for what he called social injustice. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and made available to journalists in Abuja, he said he was demoted for a period of eight Read More

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UNIDO announces $2.6m electricity project in Nigeria

January 27, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by Musa Adamu Abuja The United Nation International Development Organization (UNIDO), has announced a $2.6 million support fund for rural electricity programme in Nigeria. The managing director for the programme development and technical cooperation division of the organisation, Philippe Scholtes disclosed this in Abuja when he visited the minister of science and technology, Onu Ogbonnaya. He informed that the Read More

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Civil Society Network Denounces World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking of Nigeria

October 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

The World Bank will release its 2015 Doing Business report and ranking of some 189 countries, including our country Nigeria. Since 2002, through this annual publication, the World Bank has been benchmarking and ranking countries according to “the ease of doing business.” The Doing Business is based on the principles of privatisation, deregulation, low taxation for corporations, and ‘free market’ Read More

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Canada announces support to create jobs and opportunities in Nigeria

July 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

Canada has announced support for a new project to help increase job opportunities and promote entrepreneurship among young people in Nigeria. Canadian minister of international development and La Francophonie, Christian Paradis, made the announcement in an address to the inaugural national convention of the Akwa Cross Association of Canada. Akwa Cross is non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of Read More