Friday , 20 January 2017


458 Schools In Osun Risks Closure Over Registration


The Osun Government on Thursday gave two weeks ultimatum to owners of unregistered schools in the state to register them with the state Ministry of Education or stand the risk of closure. The warning is contained in a statement signed by Festus Olajide, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and …

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Niger Gov Urge Politicians To Send Their Kids To Public School


Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has advised all political office holders to enroll their children in public schools to ensure the revival and sustenance of the sector. He gave the advise when he received the President of Children’s Government of Nigeria, Miss Hauwa Musa and other delegations on Wednesday in …

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Enugu Recruits 1,000 Teachers


Chief Ikeje Asogwa, the Chairman, Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB), says the state government has recruited no fewer than 1,000 teachers. He spoke in Enugu on Tuesday at a prayer rally organised by workers in the state. Asogwa said that the recruited teachers would work in primary schools …

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Abia Teachers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Okezie Ikpeazu

Teachers in public primary and secondary schools in Abia have embarked on strike to protest alleged government’s failure to pay their salaries. According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, schools in the state were supposed to reopen on January 9 after the Christmas and New Year holidays …

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NASU, SSANU To Begin 5-Day Warning Strike On Monday


Non-academic unions in the Nigerian universities say they will on Monday embark on a five-day warning strike over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreements with the unions. The unions are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National …

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Watch Gov. Ajimobi’s Horrible Reaction To Protesting LAUTECH Students

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo state Governor Abiola Ajimobi was in his display of arrogance and tyranny when his office was visited by protesting students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH). The students held a peaceful protest to demand the reopening of their school which is jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states, but …

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Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo enrolls at University of Abuja


Though he already has actor, mentor, politician and even a National honour on his resume, Kanayo O. Kanayo can now officially add college student! Yes, the Veteran actor has gone back to school to study Law at the prestigious University of Abuja. Kanayo took to Instagram to share a photo …

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Kaduna To Spend N45bn On Education


The Kaduna State Government said on Wednesday that it would spend more than N45 billion on education as part of efforts to raise the standard of the sector in the state. Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i disclosed this when he received the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, in …

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Staff Of Kogi State Polytechnic Protests Non-Payment Of Salaries


Workers of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja on Tuesday took to the streets in protest against the non-payment of salaries. The workers, who took over all routes leading to the institution, held placards some of which indicated that more than 20 per cent of them had not been paid salaries for …

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Kwara Teachers Embark On Fasting And Prayers Over Unpaid Salary Arrears


Thousands of teachers in public primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Kwara say they have embarked on fasting and prayer to ensure payment of their six months’ salary arrears by state government. The Deputy Chairman of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Toyin Salihu, disclosed this …

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FG Warns Universities Of Technology, Agriculture, Others To Stick To Their Core Mandates


The Federal Government has directed that all specialized universities are to stick to their core mandates which they were set up to carry and desist from running programmes which have no bearing to their foundation. Specialised universities are set up to pursue specific courses/ programmes to steer the need of …

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UNILAG Medical Student Hacks Father To Death In Ondo


The Ondo State Police Command have arrested a student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Olusoji Thompson Olumekun, for allegedly hacking his father, Mr Clifford Olumekun, to death with an axe. The 26-year-old medical student was said to have traveled home to commit the dastardly act at his father’s private residence in …

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Nigeria Plans To Establish Aviation University

Minister of State-Aviation-Hadi Sirika

Nigeria plans to establish an aviation university to promote research, development and production of high level manpower. Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika revealed the plan on Saturday after a familiarization tour of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, Kaduna State. “The aviation university will be …

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Babalakin Heads FG-ASUU Mediation Team


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 16-man committee, headed by Dr. Wale Babalakin, to renegotiate the 2009 Federal Government agreement with the staff unions in the Federal Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director of Press, Mrs Ihuoma Chinenye of the …

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UNILORIN Promotes 583 Staff


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the promotion of 583 staff, cutting across all cadres of the institution. This is contained in a memo from the Office of the Registrar, titled: “List of newly promoted staff with effect from Oct.1, 2016’’ and made available …

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Sokoto State Govt To Conduct Proficiency Test For Teachers

Aminu Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Government has said that it will begin to conduct proficiency test for teachers working in public schools. Governor Aminu Tambuwal disclosed this on Tuesday while meeting with the Chairman of the state’s Committee on Emergency in Education, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu. In a statement on Tuesday, Malam Imam Imam, Spokesman to …

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59 Inmates Of Jos Prisons Excel With Good Grades In National Examinations

Vector illustration of a man lock up in prison

59 inmates of the Jos Prisons that sat for national examinations conducted by the National Examination Council, NECO, and the Federal Ministry of Education, under the Jos Prisons Adult Education School Programme, have successfully passed their papers in flying colours. The Spokesperson of the Jos Command of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr. Ayedo Luka,in …

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LAUTECH Students To Begin Mass Protest Over Closure


The students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho (LAUTECH) is set to begin a mass protest across Oyo and Osun states on Monday, January 9 over the strike embarked on by the workers of the institution which has lasted for over seven months. The Acting Secretary General, Alliance of Nigerian …

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ASUU Advises Nigerians To Rise Above Partisanship


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says Nigerians should rise in 2017 beyond party affiliation, religious sentiments and ethnic bias. The country should pursue the good of all and eradicate poverty and suffering because these menace do not know political parties, religion or ethnicity. “May the New year brings …

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ASUU Uncovers N2bn Fraud At UNILORIN


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging more than N2 billion fraud against the management of the University of Ilorin(UNILORIN). The petition was jointly signed by the Ibadan Zone Chairmen of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo, and the University of Ibadan …

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