Standard of education has fallen in public varsities, says Dele Alabi

October 11, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Pan African Centre, Dele Alabi, Tuesday stated that the standard of education has fallen in public universities and this has led to the massive movement of students to private universities. Alabi who is the chairman of the 16th Award & Recognition of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, advised the government at the federal 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

Breaking: Another university body suspends strike

August 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has announced the suspension of its three months strike. This followed the earlier suspension of strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of University and Allied Institutions (NASU). While addressing Journalists after the National Executive Council meeting of the union in Abuja on Thursday, the Read More

As Okey Ikechukwu becomes a Professor, by Valentine Obienyem 

August 17, 2022 Valentine Obienyem 0

I was going through different social media platforms last night, when I came across the exhilarating piece of news on the appointment of Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, mni, as Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development by Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With a  Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy, and after a straight Ph.D. in philosophy (and Metaphysics) without a Master’s Degree, Doc, Read More

[Breaking] 2022/23 academic session: JAMB approves cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics

July 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in the country for 2022/2023 academic session. The decision was taken after a heated session on Thursday, comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others. For the polytechnics, 120 cut-off mark was Read More

Mamuda appointed Registrar of FUGA

November 11, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Governing Council of Federal University Gashua (FUGA) in Yobe state has approved the appointment of Dr. Abubakar Mamuda as substantive registrar, Muhammad Ahmad Ali as  Bursar, Dr. Adam Gambo Saleh as Librarian and Engr. Ahmed Adamu Janga, as the Institution’s substantive director of works and Physical planning. According to the acting Registrar of the institution, Mallam Ubayo Juji, their Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Editor 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

Breaking: At last, UK returns stolen Benin to Nigeria

October 27, 2021 Editor 0

A Benin bronze stolen from the country in 1897 has finally been returned by the Cambridge University. The British institution became the first to return the bronze to Nigerian authorities The bronze cockerel named Okukor was taken from the Benin Kingdom during a punitive expedition in 1897 when thousands of bronzes were looted by British forces. The bronze cockerel was Read More

Tragedy! 24- yr- Old Benue varsity graduate found dead in Makurdi

October 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

A 24-year- old graduate of Mass Communication from the Benue state University, Makurdi, Miss Joy Onoh, has been found dead at the Federal Housing North Bank in Makurdi, the state capital. There were claims that she was raped and killed, but police said they were not certain about the cause of death until autopsy is carried out. Joy who resided 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

Medical Bills, Youth Empowerment, Scholarships, Projects: How Kogi Chief of Staff, Pharm Asuku is Touching Lives and Impacting Kogi

October 14, 2021 Onoja Johnson Baba 0

The ascension of Governor Yahaya Bello as the head of Kogi State didn’t just convey extraordinary administration to the people. It moreover made room for explicit individuals to get the opportunity of reaching lives and lifting such incalculable people across families and religions in the state to say the very least. Through the emergence of Yahaya Bello, a lifter of Read More

It’s rat race for VC Unibadan position

October 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

At last, a new vice chanchelor for the University of Ibadan is expected to emerge shortly, but BAYO AGBOOLA reports that race to this level was herculean for all stakeholders. As the race for the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor for the nation’s premier university, the University of Ibadan hots up and somehow volatile on a daily basis, all Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

Ebonyi @25: Chief PNoble lauds Umahi on infrastructural devt, human empowerment, others

October 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (Chief P Noble), has said that residents of the state will eternally be grateful to Governor David Nweze Umahi as a result of efforts in bringing development to the state since he assumed office in 2015. In an interview with our reporter Friday, Ezeali said that since the state Read More

Breaking: NSCDC CG Audi loses father

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The father of Comptroller General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Alhaji Abubakar Audi, Magajin Gari Laminga, has died. He died yesterday and will be buried in his hometown of Laminga today according to Islamic rites. A statement released by the NSCDC spokesman Olusola Odumosu, said Alhaji Audi was a retired civil servant who worked in several Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

Breaking: LASU gets substantive female VC

September 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Lagos State University (LASU) now has a new substantive female Vice Chancellor. She is Prof (Mrs) Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello. The new school head is a Professor of Physiology who had served as acting Vice Chancellor of the institution before her elevation. Details loading…