OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Unijos students evacuation, FG’s failures and governors’ effort

September 6, 2021 Jerome-Mario Utomi 0

It is globally believed that, to lower the risk of democratic backsliding and improve lives, leaders must, among other demands, stress and promote values that are essential to good governance, especially transparency and accountability, and to support civil society, independent media, and the free flow of information.  Certainly, but, despite this admirable age long declarations, the global community, particularly the Read More

FUOYE gets new PRO

September 6, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has named its Chief Information Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Foluso Ogunmodede, as its Public Relations Officer (PRO). Ogunmodede, a seasoned journalist took over from Mr. Yinka Ademuyiwa.Ogunmodede, whose appointment as the university’s Public Relations Officer took effect from 1st September, 2021, joined the university as the VC’s Chief Information Officer this year. His appointment Read More

FUTMINNA’s invented dryer enhances shea butter processing quality – Don

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The rotary dryer designed and fabricated by research team of chemical engineers of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) for the processing of Shea butter nuts has helped local producers to improve the quality of the products to internationally accepted standard, Professor Joseph Onyebuchi Okafor has said. Professor Okafor stated this weekend in his inaugural lecture delivered at the Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the 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

DELSU’s first female Registrar celebrates appointment

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

Family, Friends and well-wishers recently joined the newly appointed Registrar of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Mrs Rufina Ufuoma Ufiofio, for a thanksgiving mass to appreciate God for the appointment. The programme held at St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel, Site II, Abraka. By her emergence, history has been made in DELSU, being the first female to occupy the position. Delivering the Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Afikpo New Yam Festival: Ebonyi commissioner distributes cash, wrappers, others to constituents

August 27, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (Chief P Noble), has distributed over 300 wrappers, cash, drinks of different kinds and other items to different members of his constituency, in celebration of the Afikpo new yam festival.  The event held Thursday at the popular P Noble Hotel and Suites, Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi Read More

Ranching: PDP condemns Umahi for secretly collecting N6bn

August 26, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Thursday lambasted governor David Umahi for secretly collecting the sum of 6 billion naira for ranching programme in the state. Special Assistant to President Buhari, Gabar Shehu had on Wednesday night in program on channels television revealed that Ebonyi among three other state in the federation accessed 24 billion naira for ranching. Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt evacuates ‘trapped’ students from Jos

August 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board said it has evacuated 87 students of the state origin studying in University of Jos and other tertiary institutions in Plateau state, following the recent crises in the state.  The Executive Secretary of the Board, Malam Hassan Rilwan disclosed in a statement made available to Blueprint on Thursday.  According to the Executive Secretary, Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Breaking: Another ex-Military governor is dead

August 21, 2021 Editor 0

Former Military Governor of old Oyo, General Tunji Olurin, has passed on. Olurin, who governed Oyo from 1985-1988, was born in Ilaro, Ogun state on December 3,1944. According to the Nation, Olorin passed on Saturday morning at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital(LUTH) after a brief illness. Over two weeks ago, a former Kano military Dominic Oneya reportedly died. Details loading…

Ebonyi PDP warns Catholic diocese against Umahi’s medical varsity gift, congratulates Bishop Nworie

August 20, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  Ebonyi state chapter, Thursday warned the  Conference of Catholic Bishop of the gift of the newly built Medical University, Uburu . Governor David Umahi same Thursday handed the institution and its document as a gift to the church during  the episcopal ordination and installation of Rt. Rev. Peter Chukwu as the new Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese. Read More

Amb. Ekpa assumes duty as special duties new perm sec

August 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Ambassador Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa has officially assumed duty as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs. Ambassador Ekpa, while addressing management staff of the ministry during a hand over ceremony, called on them to embrace team work in order to achieve results in delivering on the mandates of the ministry. Ekpa, who expressed joy over her Read More

SSANU cautions FG on new varsities

August 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has cautioned the federal government over the establishment of new varsities in view of numerous challenges confronting the existing ones. The association explained that funds being budgeted to such ventures should be used to strengthen existing varsities for effective service delivery. SSANU said only 10 per cent of its agreement with the Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Breaking – Police IRS: Tunji Disu in, suspended Abba Kyari out

August 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has announced Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Tunji Disu as the new head of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). Disu has now replaced Super Cop Abba Kyari who is currently under probe days after he was accused of accepting bribe from Hushpuppi. This was revealed in a press statement by the Police Read More

Don cautions journalists against sensational journalism

August 2, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

A Professor of Arabic linguistic at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria , Mohammed Shafiu Abdullahi, has cautioned journalists against sensational reportage to avoid over heating the polity. He gave the warning in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in zaria on Sunday. Professor Abdullahi pointed out that journalists as the fourth estate of the realm have vital role to play in Read More

Minna COE provost reappointed

August 1, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has reappointed Prof. Mohammed Yakubu Auna as the Provost of Niger State College of Education (COE), Minna for second term. The governor also appointed four principal officers for school of health technology, Minna for the first time in the history of the institution. The state Commissioner of Tertiary Education, Professor Aliyu Baba, stated Read More

Unizik to investigate, discipline lecturer for ‘torturing’ female student

July 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Uche Nwogwugwu, Wednesday said the university would investigate the alleged case of torture of a female student by a male lecturer. A viral social media video had claimed that the act occurred because the victim allegedly came in without wearing ankara (a native attire). “She suffered injuries on her Read More

Group lauds Senate for reinstating FUOYE’s registrar, bursar

July 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Media Monitors, has commended Senate Committee on public petition led by Senator Pius Akinyelure for ordering the immediate reinstatement of the Registrar Mr. Olatunbo Odusanya and Bursar Mrs. Bolatito Akande of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), who were sacked by the governing council of the institution. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja Thursday, national coordinator of the group, Read More

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking Read More

NOUN now has 3 deputy vice-chancellors – Official

July 28, 2021 Agi Ondo 0

For the first time, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) now has three deputy vice-chancellors as opposed to the two it used to have. This was disclosed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, who revealed that the move was unprecedented in NOUN where the practice used to be two deputy vice-chancellors. According to him, Read More