Zulum appoints Executive Secretary for Borno Scholarship Board

November 3, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Bala Isa as Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board. The appointment was announced on Monday morning by Governor Zulum’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau in a statement. The 50-year old Bala Isa hails from Bayo local government area, and until his appointment, was a Read More

Jigawa establishes 545 nomadic schools

October 19, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Commissioner of Education, Dr Lawan Inusa Danzomo, has said disclosed that the Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar-led administration has established 545 nomadic schools across the 27 local government areas of the state. Speaking at the weekly Correspondents media engagement forum, the commissioner stated that since the inception of the government six years ago, a lot had been achieved regarding Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

Breaking: Zamfara governor reveals how kidnapped students were rescued

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that a repentant bandit led to the rescue of the abducted students of Kaya Maradun from the bandits. Governor Matawalle made the disclosure Saturday morning in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, “Ganimun hanya.” On September 1, 2021, armed bandits stormed Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government area, and Read More

Zamfara: How we rescued students from bandits’ den – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said that a repentant bandit led to the rescue of the abducted students of Kaya Maradun from the bandits. Governor Matawalle made the disclosure Saturday morning in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, “Ganimun hanya.” On September 1, 2021, armed bandits stormed Government day Secondary School Kaya in Governor Matawalle’s Maradun local government Read More

Breaking: IPOB operatives ‘go berserk’, stop students from writing WAEC exam

September 13, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Students of Comprehensive Secondary School Nkume Njaba in Njaba local government area of Imo state suffered humiliation on Monday when they were chased of the examination hall by suspected Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria (IPOB) operatives. Blueprint gathered that immediately the gunmen entered the school, they started shooting sporadically and both students and teachers who were at the time concentrating on Read More

Breaking: Zamfara govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew, shut down schools

September 1, 2021 Editor 0

Reports say the Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state. The government has also shut down all schools, operating in all the local governments in the state. The latest development is happening following bandits’ invasion of Kaya town in Maradun Local Area of the state on Wednesday morning, where a yet-to-be-ascertained number of pupils were abducted from Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap many students, teachers in Zamfara

September 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

Suspected group of recalstrant unrepentant Bandits on Wednesday stormed Government Day Secondary school Kaya in Maradun local government area, and kidnapped over 100 students alongside some of their teachers during school hours. A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity told our Correspondent via telephone conversation that the Bandits stormed the school premises around 11:00am began shooting indiscriminately on air Read More

Alleged deductions: FUTA never tempered with pension funds – Mgt

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

The management of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state has debunked allegations that the school management had failed to remit pension deductions to some of its staff. Some former staff of the institution who are now retirees had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against FUTA management over the allegations. The then teachers of the secondary Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

CIIN releases new textbooks on insurance education

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has initiated the second edition of its insurance textbooks for both secondary school and college students. The move, according to the institute, is to promote insurance education and sensitisation to the next generation. The second edition of the textbooks is an improvement on the first edition in terms of quality, design, and contents. Read More

How Bauchi varsity has transformed to world class institution – Staff

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

Staff of the Bauchi State University Gadau (BASUG) have praised the Vice Chancellor, Auwalu Uba, for what they described as an all-around transformation that has seen the university grow from a glorified secondary school before his assumption, to a worldclass Institution of higher learning. Speaking during a tour of the institution on Friday August 6, 2021, the Dean Students Affairs, Read More

Yobe state education and Fika Old Students Association

August 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yobe state had its own bitter taste of the Boko Haram insurgency, which destroyed many schools across the state. According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, more than 1, 500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed and over 2, 295 teachers had been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents since 2014. It Read More

Nasarawa assembly uncovers purported employment of 366 teachers

August 2, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has directed its committee on education, science and technology to investigate the purported employment of 366 secondary school teachers by the office of the state Accountant General. The speaker gave the directive after Hon. Daniel Ogazi, the chairman, house committee on education, science and technology, raised the issue on the matters of public interest Read More

Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in North-east

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Hayat Holdings (Producer of MOLPED Pad) and WHAI (Whispering Hope for Africa) Nigeria, has donated menstrual period kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in IDP camps and secondary schools within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. A statement by the lender said the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate Read More

Contextualising the unholy parable of the Fika school video

July 29, 2021 Abubakar Aliyu Bawa 0

James Thurber, an American author, sums it up when he said, quite rightly so that, “nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation”. And in the midst of rising tide of such desperation such men get blind to the obvious, and hence blind also to their blindness, apologies to Daniel Kahneman a world famous psychologist. These are some of the thoughts Read More

Yobe to commence phase 2 renovation of 6 schools

July 28, 2021 Yusuf Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, has on Wednesday embarked on inspection of hostels and classrooms in six schools in the state. Governor Buni who stated this said the aim was to ascertain the requirements of the schools. The schools are government girls college (GGC) Damaturu, Government girls secondary schools (GGSS)Buni Gari, Fika Government Secondary school(Fika-GSS) Potiskum, and Government Science Read More

Yobe gov. donates textbooks, lab equipment, others to schools

July 28, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, has distributed textbooks, laboratory equipments and chemicals worth over N1billion.Director General press and Media affairs to the governor Mamman Mohammed stated this on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalist in Damaturu. He said classroom and office furniture worth over 1billion were procured and distributed to schools across the state,as over 10,000 teachers Read More

NBAIS wants govt to regulate Almajiri schools, review existing curriculum

July 15, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has called on the Federal and State Government to regulate Almajiri schools and review its existing curriculum.  The call is contained in a communiqué jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the communique drafting committee, Muhammad Ndagi and Abubakar Hassan, issued at the end of a two-day stakeholders’ national conference, Read More

NERDC plans review of senior secondary school curriculum

July 9, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) has said it was out to review the senior secondary education curriculum (SSEC) in order to help children catch up with global educational trends and create opportunities for them to acquire new skills and competences. NERDC’s executive secretary, Prof Ismail Janaidu, who said this in Calabar, Friday, during the South-south zone National Read More

Breaking: Anguish, anxiety as bandits attack another Kaduna school, abduct students

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

More students have been kidnapped by suspected bandits who gained entrance into Bethel secondary school, Maramara Chickun local government area of Kaduna state. Blueprint gathered that the incident happened in the early dark hours on Monday in the school located within the outskirts of Kaduna town. One of the security guards, Mr. Daniel Muhuta, who escaped the attack said, “They came Read More