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Fire guts hostel in Lafia varsity

Fire has gutted a 1,000-capacity hostel at the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State. It was gathered that the hostel, which was completed about three years ago, had yet to be handed over to the management of the university by the contractor due to alleged substandard nature of the project. The …

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Two AAU students die in campus accident

Tragedy occurred at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma when two students died while 16 others suffered injuries in an accident that occurred within the campus. The accident was said to have occurred when one of school’s shuttle buses lost control due to alleged brake failure and somersaulted several times. One …

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JAMB and the Quest for Good Governance

By now, the most concerned parties in the annual UTME must have come to terms with the unrelenting tenacity of the Oloyede-led JAMB in detecting and scuttling “smart cheating” tactics across the examination environment. While the criminal ingenuity of the examined remains highly adventurous, the examiner’s curiosity is on steroids …

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Strike cripples activities at poly

Lecturers of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwanna Afikpo, Ebonyi State, yesterday protested against the management following a salary cut. According to them, their Peculiar Academic Allowance (PAA) was withdrawn by the management. The protest paralysed academic activities. Over 500 lecturers carried placards: “Rector, pay our Peculiar Academic Allowance”; “Bursar pay …

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Ahmed scales up education in Kwara

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s administration is set to scale up education in the state. Late last year the state launched the International Vocational and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) in Ajase-Ipo. It also started building two other campuses of Kwara State University (KWASU) in Ilesha-Baruba and Osi, Baruten and Ekiti local …

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JAMB extends registration by five days

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) has extended registration for the unified tertiary matriculation examination till Sunday 11, by 12 midnight. The board said registration for Direct Entry candidates continues. JAMB Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in a statement after a meeting with …

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