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2 teachers jailed over N3m admission scam

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Wednesday sentenced two teachers, Adams Jibril, 28, and Mohammed Yusuf, 27, to combined 24 months imprisonment for defrauding a man of N3 million. The convicts, both residents of Chechenji Road, Kaduna, were arraigned on a five-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, …

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Taraba varsity students killed by falling trees in Cameroon

Three students of the Taraba State University lost their lives when they were hit by falling trees during a rainstorm at the Bouba Njidda National Wild Life Park in Cameroon. This was diclosed by The Deputy Registrar, Information and Publication of the university, Malam Sanusi Sa’ad on Wednesday. Sa’ad in …

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Edo to run multi-campus college of education

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans to restructure the state’s tertiary education scene for the training of teachers with competencies in different knowledge and skill areas, especially basic and technical education. Obaseki disclosed this when he visited the Abudu College of Education, in Orhionmwon Local Government Council, …

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Non-Maximum Demand Metering Management Lead at Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC)

Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) – Buoyed by a mission to redefine customer experience and be the provider of choice wherever energy is consumed, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Plc (Ikeja Electric), Nigeria’s largest power distribution network powers lives and businesses with innovation and unwavering drive for excellence. The company began its new …

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Regional Sales Manager at Smile Communications Nigeria Ltd

Smile delivers affordable, high quality and easy to use broadband access and communication services to customers across Africa. Founded in 2007, Smile is at the forefront of harnessing technologies to create innovative solutions that enable the cost-effective deployment of advanced communication services to everyone in Africa. In 2012, Smile was proud …

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Dangote pledges committed to education, healthcare development

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, has pledged his commitment to the development of education and healthcare sector, as he bagged the Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award. Mr Tony Chiejina, the Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said that Mr …

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Islamic education not backward – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that Islamic education is robust and not backward as some people say. Abubakar said this at the centenary celebration of Sheikh Adam Al-Ilory, held at the University of Lagos on Monday. He said, “We cannot allow people to bring our …

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Buhari to restore study of history in schools

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that stoppage of teaching of history as a subject in schools was a mistake. At a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday in London, Buhari promised that the Federal Government would return history to school curriculum. He highlighting the importance of education, …

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NOUN Nursing programme fully accredited by NUC, NMCN—VC

The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Prof. Abdalla Adamu, says the institution’s Nursing programme has been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(NMCN). Abdalla made the disclosure in his remark at the First Faculty of Health Sciences Public Lecture held …

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We may involve police in probe – OAU VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the varsity may involve the police to verify a telephone conversation involving a professor at the institution who was accused of demanding sex from a female student. The VC said this while speaking to journalists in Osogbo …

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Don elected into Academy of Engineering

A professor of Metallurgical and, Material Engineering and Member, University of Uyo Governing Council, Prof. Linus Okon Asuquo, has been elected as Fellow of the highest engineering body in Nigeria, the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. A release by the Secretary and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Prof. A. …

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Kogi medical students protest non-accreditation of course

Medical students of Kogi State University College of Health Sciences stormed the Senate building of its institution to protest the continued non accreditation of their faculty. Students in the faculty have been stagnant for over 5 years now without professional examination to qualify them for clinical training in the teaching …

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31 students bag first class at Achievers University

No fewer than 31 students of the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, got first class out of the 340 students that graduated from the institution. This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, at the seventh convocation and 10th anniversary of the institution, held on …

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Nigerian Universities full of ‘Internet Professors’ – Ex-VC

Former Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Ikenna Onyido has lamented that Nigeria universities are full of those he described as internet professors. Onyido, who was keynote speaker at the 55th meeting of the committee …

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VC warns students over cultism

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu has warned new students to desist from cultism and other forms of crimes. He said that appropriate sanctions would be meted out on students found belonging to nocturnal organizations and cult groups. Akpagu gave the warning at the 40th …

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Buhari government worst in education funding – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that the stifling of education funding under the Muhammadu Buhari government is preparing the country for a greater future doom. It stated that the nonchalant attitude of the Buhari-led government to education appears to be the worst in the history of …

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NYSC: Basic requirements for orientation camp

Following the uploading of call-up letters for the 2018 Batch A orientation course on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Portal, a comprehensive list of essential things prospective corps members must take to camp have been highlighted here by our reporter. Among the items are some life saving TIPS. 1. …

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NANS reject Akeredolu’s fees reduction

The National Association of Nigerian Students on Saturday rejected the 50 percent tuition fee slash on returning students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, by the Ondo State Government. The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr. Idowu Odebunmi, told journalist on Saturday that the fee reduction was …

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University of Ibadan ejects medical students from hostel

It was reported recently that students of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, have been ordered to vacate their hostel after they staged a protest against an unfair introduction of a professional training fee by the school authorities. According to the students, the university recently introduced professional fees, ranging …

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NYSC lists requirements for 2018 Batch ‘A’ camp registration

The National Youth Service Corps has directed both foreign and local graduates to present all necessary documents before camp registration for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. According to the NYSC official twitter handle @nysc_ng, corps members must take note of all required documents and make adequate preparation ahead of …

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155 teachers in Plateau State to lose jobs over dual appointment

The Plateau State Government has threatened to sack 155 teachers holding dual appointments with local and state governments. Chairman, Plateau State Teachers Service Commission, Vonjen Lar told newsmen that the state government had in February recruited a total of 834 teachers for its Secondary Schools. He said the state recently …

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Lecturer renounces Nigerian citizenship over alleged injustice

Victor Koreyo, a lecturer at the Department of Ceramics and Glass Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi State has declared his intention to renounce his Nigerian citizenship for what he called social injustice. In a letter to President Buhari and made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday, he …

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Confusion as cultists take over Ibadan poly, injure students

Students of the Polytechnic Ibadan at the weekend expressed concern over the last Friday’s attack by suspected cultists during the school’s matriculation ceremony, urging management to beef up security around the campuses. It was learnt that some suspected cult members had on Friday launched an attack on the institution during …

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JAMB admission cut-off marks to be disclosed sometime in June

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on the purported cut-off marks being circulated in some section of the media. The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin debunked the report saying no cut-off mark whether for programmes or institutions had been released by JAMB. …

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JAMB conducts UTME in 8 countries

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has recorded a huge success in the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in eight countries. The countries include: the UK, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa. The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed …

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Tears as hit-and-run driver kills FUTA first class student

The Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, was thrown into mourning on Thursday following the death of a student of the institution. The deceased student, who was identified as Deborah Olajide, was said to be a second year first class student of the Department of Food Science and Technology. …

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Oyo awards N5.7bn contract to renovate schools

The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Adeniyi Olowofela, has said that ahead of pupils’ resumption in the state on April 30, 2018, the state government awarded contracts worth N5.7bn to construct new structures and renovate the existing ones. The commissioner, who spoke to our correspondent on …

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79,878 candidates jostle for admission into unity colleges

No fewer than 79,878 candidates, sat for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination, to enable them to gain admission into the 104 Federal Government Colleges also known as unity colleges across the country. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Registrar National Examination Council, NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, noted that Lagos State …

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DELSU medical student commits suicide over poor result

Orumah Efemena, a student of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, has allegedly committed suicide after being handed two semesters extension by the school authorities. The extension allegedly followed his poor results in his final year examination. Efemena, a student of the Pharmacy Department, was alleged to have ingested himself …

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What LASU lecturer said about Professor Akindele

A university lecturer, Dr Olawale Lawal has described the “sex-for-marks’’ scandal, involving Prof. Richard Akindele of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, as a damage to the academic community. Professor Akindele was alleged to have asked a female student for sex in order to help her pass exams. Lawal, …

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