Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

The tortuous journey towards a new VC for Unibadan

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Its a journey that started a year ago with all the hiccups. AGBOOLA BAYO reports that finally a new vice chancellor has emerged for the University of Ibadan. After over 10 months, the controversy surrounding the selection of a substantive vice chancellor for the University of Ibadan was finally laid to rest with the emergence of Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale Read More

Senate summons FUTO VC, lecturers over victimisation of student

October 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has again summoned the management of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) over alleged victimisation, extortion and criminal breach of duty. Also summoned are two lecturers of the institution, Williams Akionbare and C. Onanuju. They are to appear for the public hearing on a petition written by the law chamber 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

UNIZIK VC, others seek revival of Igbo language

October 8, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Vice Chancellor, Nnamd Azikiwe University Awka, Prof Charles Esimone, has urged stakeholders in the South-east to rally support to revive the dying Igbo language. Esimone decried the trend in the Igbo society where speaking English language has become a status symbol, noting that the trend was harmful to the culture and tradition of the Igbo race. Speaking at the Read More

Bayero named chancellor of Al-Istiqama University

September 29, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Al-Istiqama University, Kano, has appointed Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, as pioneer chancellor of the new private institution. Emir Aminu is presently serving as chancellor, University of Calaba. He was appointed by the federal government. Presenting the letter of appointment to the emir Wednesday at the palace, founder of the university, Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila stated that Emir Aminu 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…

NUC approves law programme for Edo varsity

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to Edo State University Uzairue Law programme. The approval followed a review of the report of NUC accreditation panel’s visit of to the university in March and April, 2021. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, who disclosed this in a statement said: “The accreditation feat tallies with our university’s Read More

Sexual harassment: NGO signs MOU with Nasarawa varsity

September 9, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Nasarawa State University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a female rights non-governmental organisation known as Gender Mobile Initiative Against Sexual Harassment to aggressively tackle cases of sex- for-marks and other forms of intimidation suffered by female students at the nation’s tertiary institutions. The ceremony, which was presided over by Vice Chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, and witnessed Read More

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

NUC accredits 24 programmes for Kogi State University

September 6, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National University Commission (NUC) has accredited 24 programmes for Kogi State University, Anyigba, representing 100 per cent accreditation. The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Marietu Tenuche, stated this Saturday at a press conference held at the Senate building of the University in Anyigba. The vice chancellor and other management team took journalists round on a facility tour of Read More

ICPC warns contractors against poor execution of constituency projects

September 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned contractors to desist from shoddy execution of constituency projects without adherence to contract specification. Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Kogi state, Mr Ulu Okoro, gave the warning, Friday, during the third phase of Legislative Constituency Projects tracking exercise in Lokoja and Koton-Karfe federal constituency organised by the Read More

VC cautions against another ASUU strike

September 2, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, (NSUK) Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed has called for urgent remedial actions to avert the looming nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He said that it will be disastrous and unfortunate to ignore the recent complaints by ASUU leadership over government’s reluctance to implement the agreement that prompted the Read More

UniAbuja leture series: NDDC repositioned to better develop Niger Delta – Offi

September 2, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commenced thorough internal reforms that will reposition the agency and properly empower it to implement its mandate as the foremost driving force in the development of the region. Acting Administrator and Executive Secretary of the NDDC, Barrister Effiong Okon Akwa, who made this known in Abuja Tuesday, stated that the endless agitations in 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

Plateau varsity VC emerges NIOB President

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University Bokkos, Professor Yohana Daniel Izam, is set to take over as the 21st President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). This followed his election at the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) conference of the institute which held recently in Lagos. In his acceptance speech following a peaceful election, Prof Izam pledged 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

Oyo: NUC accredits Cornerstone varsity academic programmes

August 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, accreditation for all its undergraduate academic programmes. NUC made this known in a letter dated 2nd August, 2021, with reference number NUC/ES/412/ vol 13/24 from the office of the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, to the institution Vice Chancellor, Professor Kola Oloke. In the Read More

UNIFEMGA reunion: Oòni, Bugaje to speak on Nigeria at a crossroads

August 11, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Special Adviser on Political Affairs to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Dr Usman Bugaje is to deliver the 2021 annual national reunion lecture of the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA), slated for Saturday, August 21 in Ile-Ife, Osun state. A statement by the chairman planning committee of the reunion, Mohammed Buari and Samsudeen Adenopo, public relations officer, 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

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

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

UNIPORT VC outlines agenda for growth, development

July 21, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The newly appointed vice chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Professor Owunari Georgwill, has outlined his administrative agenda for the growth and development of the university.Professor Georgwill made the declaration in his inaugural address at a town hall meeting of the institution Wednesday. He said he will run an inclusive administration focusing on a holistic administrative reform. The academic egg-head said Read More