UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License

UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License

UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License The University of Lagos, Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a TV television station, an official has said.   Ralph Akinfeleye, a professor and Chairman of Unilag Radio and TV, stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. The don confirmed that the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, granted the TV licence to the institution on Thursday, November 9. He therefore invited members of the university community to the commissioning…

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History returns as Nigerian government reintroduces subject in 2018/2019 academic session

History returns as Nigerian government reintroduces subject in 2018/2019 academic session

History returns as Nigerian government reintroduces subject in 2018/2019 academic session The Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) is set to reintroduce History as a subject, beginning from the 2018/2019 academic session. The NERDC Executive Secretary, Prof. Ismail Junaidu, told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the curriculum is ready. He said that the subject would now be a standalone curriculum and would be taught from primary one to JSS III. NAN reports that the National Council on Education had approved the reintroduction of…

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ASUP issues 14-day strike notice to Nigerian govt, lists demands

ASUP issues 14-day strike notice to Nigerian govt, lists demands

ASUP issues 14-day strike notice to Nigerian govt, lists demands The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has asked Nigerian government to implement its outstanding demands. It also threatened to embark on an indefinite strike from October 28, 2017 if government failed to give a positive response.  Issues ASUP want resolved include NEEDS Assessment for federal and state polytechnics at N652, 591, 478, 614 billion, Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Scale (CONTISS 15) N20billion and short fall in salaries as at December 2016 N2, 637, 161,000billion and earned academic allowance N3,…

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Anambra state Primary school teacher, Mr. Okodo Clement Nwoye has won Nigeria’s Overall Best Teacher of the Year 2017.

Anambra state Primary school teacher, Mr. Okodo Clement Nwoye has won Nigeria’s Overall Best Teacher of the Year 2017.

Anambra state Primary school teacher, Mr. Okodo Clement Nwoye has won Nigeria’s Overall Best Teacher of the Year 2017. Mr Okodo Nwoye, of Central School Abagana, in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state won the award organized by the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja. Announcing his selection, the Director, Education Support Services in the Ministry, Mrs J. N Ibeh writing on behalf of the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu said that the award presentation ceremony will hold on Thursday, 5th of October 2017 at Eagle Square, Abuja during the…

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University Has Rescheduled Its 2017/2018 POST UTME Screening Exercise

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Has Rescheduled Its 2017/2018 POST UTME Screening Exercise

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Has Rescheduled Its 2017/2018 POST UTME Screening Exercise The Nnamdi Azikiwe University has rescheduled its 2017/2018 POST UTME screening exercise for candidates who made the University their first choice in the 2017 University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The dates are outlined below: SCREENING EXERCISE DATES:MONDAY, 25TH – MONDAY, 2ND OCTOBER, 2017 DAY 1: MONDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER, 2017 Faculties of Arts and Physical Sciences DAY 2: TUESDAY, 26th September, 2017 Faculties of Management Sciences and Biosciences DAY 3: WEDNESDAY, 27th September, 2017 Faculties of Engineering and Education DAY…

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If Strike Were The Solution to Nigeria’s Educational System

If Strike Were The Solution to Nigeria’s Educational System

If Strike Were The Solution to Nigeria’s Educational System Martin Luther King, Jr. once said and i quote; “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,…

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Over 50% Teachers in Kaduna Failed Primary 4 Exams – Gov. El Rufai Laments

Over 50% Teachers in Kaduna Failed Primary 4 Exams – Gov. El Rufai Laments

​ Over 50 per cent of teachers in Kaduna State penned down for re-appointment as teachers, failed primary 4 test set for them as pre-condition for re-absorption into the civil service, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed. The governor also disclosed that students who were sent on overseas study were being withdrawn due to poor academic performance. El Rufai disclosed this when chiefs and traditional rulers from Southern Kaduna paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday. He expressed shocks over what he described as “shameful performance of the students because their…

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Nigerian, Folafoluwa Oginni graduates with a perfect 5.0 GP in Heterfordshire University

Nigerian, Folafoluwa Oginni graduates with a perfect 5.0 GP in  Heterfordshire University

In 2013, 17-year old Folafoluwa Oginni emerged the overall best pupil in the May/June 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) when she scored the highest grade (Grade 1) in all her eight subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. Fast forward to 2017, Folafoluwa kept the flag flying by becoming the best graduating student from the University of Heterfordshire after she finished her Law degree without getting a B throughout her stay. She just graduated with a perfect score of 5.0 GP thereby setting a new record in the…

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Varsity strike: FG, ASUU meet tomorrow

Varsity strike: FG, ASUU meet tomorrow

Varsity strike: FG, ASUU meet tomorrow The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, confirmed that it will honour invitation from the Federal Government to resume the suspended talks tomorrow on the on-going strike and its demands. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone chat told Daily Sun that the union had received invitation for the meeting and will act accordingly. Also, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) made up of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non Academic Staff Union…

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IMO State Doctor Returns N2.7m Mistakenly Paid Into His Account

IMO State Doctor Returns N2.7m Mistakenly Paid Into His Account

Doctor Returns N2.7m Mistakenly Paid Into His Account We really still do have some good people in Nigeria. A Doctor attached to Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Oluh Tochukwu, reportedly returned N2.7million mistakenly paid into his account. Oluh took to Facebook to share his story adding he has taken all necessary steps to have the money returned. He wrote; “In this austere time and with the long holidays knocking, the sum of #2.7M (Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand naira) was MISTAKENLY credited into one of my “not well used” accounts…

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UNN Refuses JAMB’s 120 Cut-off, Sets Own Cut-Off Mark

UNN Refuses JAMB’s 120 Cut-off, Sets Own Cut-Off Mark

UNN Refuses JAMB’s 120 Cut-off, Sets Own Cut-Off Mark Another university has rejected JAMB’s 120 cut-off mark varsity admission requirement.   The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has rejected the 120 cut-off mark fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for 2017/2018 universities admission. To be considered for admission into the university, a candidate must score 200 Statement released by the school management below…  

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Female students of Ebonyi state university come out to accuse their lecturer of sexual victimization, bribery

Female students of Ebonyi state university come out to accuse their lecturer of sexual victimization, bribery

Female students of Ebonyi state university come out to accuse their lecturer of sexual victimization, bribery Facebook user, Nolly Lee, shared a post on his page yesterday about an assistant lecturer of the Ebonyi state University who he claims is currently facing a panel in the school for sexual victimization of female students, bribery, and other illicit acts. Nolly, who is a former student of the school, asked his fellow alumni to state whether or not they want the lecturer to be sacked. Female students of the school came to…

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FG decides on ASUU’s demands today as union shuns meeting

FG decides on ASUU’s demands today as union shuns meeting

There are strong indications that the Federal Executive Council will, at its meeting on Wednesday (today ) decide on the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige , who gave this indication in an interview with journalists on Tuesday, said the university lecturers had deliberated on the offers made to them by the government at a meeting on August 17 . Also, the union, in a statement on Tuesday, said it would call off its strike after receiving a positive…

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ASUU to meet FG again on strike

ASUU to meet FG again on strike

There are indications that the Academic Staff Union of Universities may meet with the Federal Government this week over the ongoing strike by the union. The ASUU strike which started on Sunday, August 13 , 2017 was announced by its National President , Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi , at a meeting of the National Executive Council of the union in Abuja . It was learnt on Sunday that the union would present its position to the government on the offers made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige,…

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ASUU STRIKE: ASUU EXCOS TO DECIDE FATE TODAY

ASUU STRIKE: ASUU EXCOS TO DECIDE FATE TODAY

A crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is going on to decide on offers made by the Federal Government team last week to persuade its striking members to return to work. Ahead of the NEC meeting, various zones of ASUU had met also to consider the offer as well as inputs from the various branches for presentation to the NEC. ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on August 14, accusing government of failure to redeem the terms of agreement signed in…

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ASUU DECIDES ON RESUMPTION TODAY

ASUU DECIDES ON RESUMPTION TODAY

A crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is going on to decide on offers made by the Federal Government team last week to persuade its striking members to return to work. Ahead of the NEC meeting, various zones of ASUU had met also to consider the offer as well as inputs from the various branches for presentation to the NEC. ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on August 14, accusing government of failure to redeem the terms of agreement signed in…

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ASUU IN CRUCIAL NEC MEETING TO DECIDE FG OFFERS

ASUU IN CRUCIAL NEC MEETING TO DECIDE FG OFFERS

A crucial National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is currently on-going to decide offers made by the Federal Government team last week when it met with striking union leaders. Ahead of the NEC meeting, the various ASUU zones met to also to consider the offers as well as inputs from the various branches for presentation to at NEC. ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on Monday, August 14 accusing the Federal Government of failure to redeem the terms of agreement signed in 2009…

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BAYELSA RANKS AMONG BEST SIX IN 2017 WASC EXAMS

BAYELSA RANKS AMONG BEST SIX IN 2017 WASC EXAMS

Bayelsa State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the education sub-sector by initiating policies and programmes to sustain and improve on the massive gains already made in the sector. This was coming on the heels of the state’s high ranking performance in the annual West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE), where it had consistently remained among the six best states in the country, since 2013. Speaking to newsmen in Yenagoa, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, pointed out that Bayelsa placed 6th in the latest West African Examinations Council…

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Photos: See what drug abuse did to a once brilliant student of the University of Calabar

Photos: See what drug abuse did to a once brilliant student of the University of Calabar

Photos: See what drug abuse did to a once brilliant student of the University of Calabar with promising futureComr. Ogar, Emmanuel Oko, the Secretary of Young Progressive Party (YPP) Cross River State Chapter shared this sad story of his friend and school mate at the University of Calabar. ‘Prof’, as he was called was a brilliant student, talented rapper and singer with a bright future ahead of him. Sadly, he went down a dark path of drug addiction. That is Prof. wearing a red shirt before his decline. Read below:A…

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SUSPEND ONGOING STRIKE, PARENTS BEG ASUU

SUSPEND ONGOING STRIKE, PARENTS BEG ASUU

Parents in the university town of Nsukka have appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike, considering the setback and suffering it would cause students and their parents. Some of the parents who spoke with newsmen in Nsukka on Friday said that if the strike was allowed to continue, it would alter university academic calendar and make it difficult for students to graduate when they ought to. Mrs. Njideka Ozioko, a secondary school Principal, decried the incessant strikes in Nigeria’s tertiary education sector, describing…

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Strike Continues As The Meeting between The Minister of Labour and ASUU Excos ends in Deadlock

Strike Continues As The Meeting between The Minister of Labour and ASUU Excos ends in Deadlock

The meeting held between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday, to resolve the ongoing strike embarked upon the union ended in a deadlock. Both parties, however, agreed to reconvene within a week to continue the negotiations. While Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, and his counterpart in Education, Adamu Adamu, represented the Federal Government, ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, led the union’s team. Read also: FG Begs ASUU To Call Off Strike Vanguard investigation revealed that the government made some offers during the less…

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Nigerian government begs ASUU to suspend strike

Nigerian government begs ASUU to suspend strike

The federal government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation. Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made the appeal in a statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, deputy director, press, in the ministry, on Tuesday, August 15, in Abuja, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. ASUU had on Monday, August 14, declared an indefinite strike over Federal Government failure to keep to the 2009 agreement. According to Ngige, there is an ongoing renegotiation…

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Graphics Video:Unizik Student Dead Body Found Four Days After Her death

Graphics Video:Unizik Student Dead Body Found Four Days After Her death

  The dead body of a female student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka(UNIZIK), simply identified as Ify has been discovered by her fellow students, four days after her death. Reports say her lodge mates started looking for her, four days after she was seen last as she didn’t say she was traveling. They later called for help when they noticed that an unpleasant smell was emanating from her apartment. With the combined effort of the neighbours, the door was forced open and her already decomposing body was found inside. The…

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