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

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

Class of 91 donates N20m exam hall to Titcombe College

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Class of 91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater to support the school during its 30th anniversary reunion. Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which use to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1952 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba Read More

Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

2021 World Teachers’ Day: Setting legacies for the future

October 14, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased – Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Poet and civil rights activist.What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others – Pericles (495-429 BC), Greek Statesman. Recovery from a breakdown, setback, illness, heartbreak, Read More

Bandits abduct 3 students in Kaduna Catholic seminary, scores injured

October 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Secretary, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure, has confirmed the kidnap of three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary. Earlier reports indicated that bandits attacked and kidnapped scores from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a LGA. Kaduna police also confirmed the Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More