Students beg ASUU, urge strike suspension

September 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to respect the ruling of the Industrial Court which directed its members to go back to work pending the determination of the suit. The North-East, Zone E, Zonal Coordinator of NANS, Alhassan Adam, made the appeal while speaking to journalists on Friday at Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

Despite ASUU strike, NANS set election date

August 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has announced its readiness to conduct elections for various leadership positions on Saturday August 27, 2022. In a chat with Journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, coordinator, South-West Zone D, Adegboye Emmanuel, said the election will hold on Saturday. Sunday Ashefona civil servant with the Ekiti state government was elected on December Read More

ASUU strike and students pitiable condition

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

“A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies”.-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1990). The politicians are making some of us (students) to hate our lecturers while unknowingly some of us do not know what the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, are struggling for considering their antecedents. To truly digest the scenario of the excessive strikes one may acknowledge why the Read More

Ogun: Old students tasked on cultism reduction in schools

Aformer Head of Service in Ogun, Lanre Bisiriyu, has called on old students and alumni associations to play active role to reduce cultism in schools. Bisiriyu, who is also the national president of Egba High School Old Students Association, Asero, Abeokuta, stated that government cannot do it alone, and as such requires the involvement of all education stakeholders. He stated Read More

ASUU Strike: Police calls for calm as OAU students protest 

May 12, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, has appealed to students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, to be civil in their protest. The students of the university had protested against the continuous strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), preventing vehicular movement in the town. The students who barricaded major roads in Ile-Ife carried placards Read More

VIDEO: Nigerian students stage protest as ASUU plans indefinite strike

May 9, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigerian students living in Lagos state, Monday, took to the street to protest the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU). This is coming after a viral tweet shared by ASUU on their official Twitter account, Sunday, reads; “#BREAKING: @ASUU NGN EndsWarning strike tomorrow. “The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end its warning strike tomorrow Read More

Jigawa pays N79, 365m 181 law students’ registration fees

April 29, 2022 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The Jigawa state government Thursday said it has paid the sum of N79, 365 million as law school registration fees for its 181 indigents studying at various law schools of the country as a morale booster. The acting executive secretary of the jigawa state scholarship, Alhaji Saidu Magaji, stated this while interacting with newsmen in his office Wednesday. He said Read More

30 abducted FGC Birnin Yauri students regain freedom

January 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Thirty out of the 102 abducted students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, have arrived at Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital following their release from captivity. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser, Media, to Kebbi state governor. “Today Thursday, the 21st of October, 2021 thirty (30) students of the Federal Government Read More

KaLMA to empower 30,000 students

December 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The British Council has said the Kano Literacy and Maths Accelerator (KaLMA) programme, funded through UK Aid, will improve literacy and numeracy among primary 4 to primary 6 pupils in Kano state. On the 9th of December 2021, the KaLMA programme results were shared at a dissemination event held at the Fountain Hall of the Rockview Hotel Royale, Abuja. The Read More

Use internet wisely, group tells students

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Pleasant Gathering Digest, has called on students to make proper use of the internet instead of indulging in watching pornographic films. The group encouraged students to organise reading clubs in schools to improve their academics and advised the students to use their android phones to browse the internet to search for things relevant to their studies. Read More

Students killed by truck: Lagos shuts down school, FRSC washes hands off

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Lagos state government has shut down Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, formerly known as Ojodu Grammar School until January, 2022. Education commissioner, Folashade Adefisayo, announced this when she visited the school Wednesday morning.On Tuesday, a speeding truck rammed into some of the students, killed two, and injured 12, according to the police. Some reports, citing eyewitnesses, put the death Read More

NANS urges students to take COVID-19 vaccine

November 25, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Wednesday urged all Nigerian students to take the COVID -19 vaccine jab saying it is not harmful. President of the association, Mr. Sunday Dayo, and the national executive members were at the headquarters of the National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA) for a press briefing to dispel the rumour that the vaccine is Read More

Uniben grants 500 overstayed students ‘amnesty’

November 16, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Senate has granted ‘amnesty’ to 500 students who had overstayed their academic years. The ‘amnesty’ granted the students, according to the varsity management, would enable them to graduate from the system. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Lilian Salami, stated this during the school’s 46th & 47th pre-convocation/51st Founders’ Day press briefing in Benin City, Read More

We are changing Kwara students’ thinking on tax evasion – Omoniyi

November 9, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Executive Chairman Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), Shade Omoniyi, Tuesday, said the agency was evolving measures to change the thinking of students in a bid to inculcate culture of tax payment in them. To demonstrate its seriousness, the agency has rewarded winner of 2021 inspired tax club competition among secondary school students with a cash prize of N2.5 million. Read More

Gunmen shoot Ibadan poly female student on campus

November 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

There was pandemonium Tuesday at the campus of The Polytechnic Ibadan as a female student was hit by stray bullet on her way to the lecture room within the institution’s campus. Reports said the female student is now responding to treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, while the institution’s authorities have raised a 7-man panel to investigate the Read More

Breaking: UNIAbuja suffers fresh attacks as armed robbers, cultists torment lecturers, students *Many flee

November 3, 2021 Editor 0

University of Abuja located around Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has come another attack on Wednesday, day after bandits invaded the higher institution of learning and kidnapped lecturers and children. Terrorists in the guise of bandits had early Tuesday morning opened fire within the staff quarters of the school before they eventually escaped with six person. Read More

Post UTME test: JAMB gives waiver to disadvantaged students

November 2, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has waivedthe post-UTME screening test conducted by institutions to certain categories of candidates in order to attract foreign candidates intoNigerian tertiary institutions. These categories include candidates in foreign countries, correctional centres, as well as blind and deaf candidates. This was contained in JAMB’s weekly bulletin published Monday.“Consequently, for every year preceding Read More

Management reopens OAU, to start examination immediately

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has ordered reopening of the University for students to complete their ongoing examinations. The University was closed down on October 2nd in the wake of the students’ protests occasioned by the death of a 400-level student of the Department of Foreign Language, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. A statement by the Public Read More

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Prof. Charles Igwe and the prize of honour in UNN

October 29, 2021 Rev Solomon Semaka 0

Honour is a virtue that is no longer in vogue in most modern societies. It is the least talked about of all virtues. In fact it is almost honourable to be dishonest provided the stakes are high and the benefits will fall down heavily. The antithetical and immoral philosophy of the end shall justify the means is widely held as Read More

Prison decongestion: Committee releases 122 children from Ilorin borstal home as 2 gets education scholarship

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

A total number of 122 children have been released from the Borstal Training Institute, Ilorin, Kwara state by the order of the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion. The Committee led by its Chairman and former Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate, facilitated the release of the children during their Read More

US warn Nigerians against scammers using EducationUSA

October 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has warned the Nigerian public about scammers using the EducationUSA name to extract payment for placement into Ivy League colleges through the EducationUSA Ivy League Programme, warning, “all these messages are fake!”. The Mission in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, noted: “The U.S. Mission to Nigeria draws the general public’s attention to fake targeted Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More