AI will drive Africa’s socio-economic development – Official

December 4, 2023 Binta Shama 0

Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji, has said that for Africa to compete globally in advanced technology there is need to pay special attention to Artificial Intelligent (AI). Nnaji stated this when Glisten International Academy Abuja, led by its Chief Executive, Dr. Samira Jibir paid him a courtesy visit. According to the Minister, the world is Read More

2024: JAMB announces sale of forms, exam dates for UTME, others *See where to click

November 29, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced dates for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The board said sales for forms for the examination will start on January, 15 and end on February 26. In a statement by JAMB’s Public Communication Advisor (PAC), Fabian Benjamin, the board said the main UTME will be held from 19th to Read More

Seplat Energy wins SISA’s CSR award for education empowerment

November 29, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Energy Plc has won the Social Impact & Sustainability Awards (SISA)’s CSR Award for Education Empowerment organized by CSR Reporters. CSR Reporters is Africa’s premier all-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability publication; and the SASA, which is now in its fourth year, recognises initiatives of companies in promoting sustainable economies in Nigeria and in serving the needy public. Speaking Read More

Abdul Samad’s laudable efforts in education, entrepreneurship

November 21, 2023 Jamimah Sule 0

I write to express my sincere appreciation for the recent philanthropic gesture by Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, the chairman of BUA Group and a business mogul, towards the University of Maiduguri, Borno state. The donation of N1 billion entrepreneurship center at the university by Abdul Samad is truly commendable. The initiative reflects a forward-thinking approach to addressing the critical need Read More

International Men’s Day: Lawan tasks men on mental health 

November 20, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

In commemoration of International Men’s Day, Senator Ahmad Lawan  (APC Yobe North ), admonished Nigerian men to take their mental health seriously. Lawan who stated this in a message to mark the day  also in another message, congratulated  the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, on his 56th birthday and lauded him for his significant strides in education, agriculture, healthcare Read More

An indolent labour union and matters arising

November 19, 2023 Hassan Gimba 0

There is no Nigerian that will tell you he is not aware of the NLC even if he does not know that it is an acronym for the Nigeria Labour Congress. What the average Nigerian knows about them is that they always go on strike at the drop of a hat, strikes that have lost their meaning because they always Read More

Education, skills, panacea for poverty, hunger in Nigeria?

November 17, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma  0

This week, Vice President Kashim Shettima said that education and skills development are the panacea for addressing poverty and hunger in Nigeria. The Vice President said this during a meeting with a delegation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation led by the President of its Global Growth and Opportunity Division, Mr Rodger Voorhies, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Read More

Repositioning education for all in Jigawa

November 14, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

It seems that a new dawn beckons in the educational sector of Jigawa state as BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports. In view of the prevailing challenges hampering the education sector in many states across the nation presently, Jigawa state government has taken a long stride to reposition the sector by putting the square pegs into the available square holes. It could Read More

As education takes backseat in Gombe…

November 14, 2023 Malam Sadiq Danladi 0

Education is a very important sector in the development of any country. Unfortunately, in recent times, the Gombe state government has been exhibiting nonchalance towards this pivotal sector. This has led to a decline in students’ performances in the 2023 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), which also affects the state’s Read More

Breaking: Like JAMB, WAEC transforms, begins CBT exams, sets registration kick-off date

November 13, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Monday, said it would conduct computer-based (West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. WAEC, in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department and signed by Moyosola F. Adesina, the Ag. Head Public Affairs, Yaba, Lagos, also said the registration for the examination will commence on Monday, December 18, 2023. The Read More

Revitalise basic education in North

November 12, 2023 Abubakar Adamu 0

The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, lamented that massive investments in the nation’s basic education sector have not translated into desired results. It is the glory of a nation to have an effective and productive education system. Education is the bedrock of the society, hence the need to ensure its sustainability. Statistica reports that in 2018/2019, around Read More

Sokoto caliphate founded on knowledge not illiteracy- Sultan

November 6, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Mohammed  Saad Abubakar, weekend admonished adherents of Islamic religion to seek knowledge about words of God and about other people’s faith for peaceful co-existence.  He said the Sokoto Caliphate itself “was founded on knowledge, not on illiteracy” saying it is therefore , incumbent on Read More

Tinubu should invest in education

November 5, 2023 Muhammad Yasir Garba 0

As the time draws near for Bola Ahmed Tinubu to present the 2024 budget, his first budget as President of Nigeria, it is crucial to emphasise the pressing need for substantial investment in the education sector. The preceding President Muhammadu Buhari government allocated a significant portion of the national budget to the security sector. While security is necessary, it is Read More

Education, panacea for Nigeria’s challenges – Etsu Nupe

November 3, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, had education as the panacea for most of Nigeria’s challenges. The Etsu Nupe spoke on Thursday in Bida at a reception for a newly promoted Arabic scholar, Prof. Shegu Abdulraman-Aboki, of the Usumanu Danfodio University, Sokoto. The ceremony also witnessed the wedding fatiha of his daughter, Read More

Tinubu seeks Senate’s approval for $7.864bn, 100m euro loans

November 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

President Bola Tinubu has requested the Senate to approve $7.,864,508,559billion and 100million euro loans being sought from African Development Bank (AFDB) for infrastructure development across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. The planned loans as explained by President Tinubu in a letter of request forwarded to the Senate and read in plenary on Wednesday by Read More

Katsinan Radda: Beyond 100 days and matters arising

October 31, 2023 Prof MK Othman 0

Aspiring to a leadership position is one thing, being at the top is another; they are simply two different scenarios. In the aspiration stage, dreams and fantasies permeate the thought process and produce both workable and seemingly unworkable ideas, making decisions and reasons for action quite difficult. Once one reaches the leadership position, reality brings stresses, challenges, painful choices, and Read More

Ado Ibrahim (February 1929 – October 2023): Demise of a quintessential royal father

October 29, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Ebira people from the central senatorial district of Kogi state were Sunday thrown into mourning following the demise of  their paramount ruler and the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland,  Alhaji (Dr) Ado Ibrahim.  OYIBO SALIHU writes on the monarch’s sojourns and tributes in his honour. His background The late monarch was one of the revered monarchs in northern Nigeria with a palace Read More

Governors are also liable

October 29, 2023 Prince Charles Dickson  0

Is life a freak accident, with no explanation,  no reason, and no one to blame? Is it random? Reminds me of an elderly couple, who were childless, but fond of their neighbor’s daughter and used to take her to the beach every Sunday to have fun. December 26, 2004 a tsunami occurred, it was the last they were seen of. Read More

Education tops Kano’s N350bn 2024 budget of transformation

October 28, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has proposed a N350 billion appropriation bill for the 2024 fiscal year, with education sector getting the highest allocation of N95 billion. The governor, who tagged the appropriation bill “Budget of Restoration and Transformation,” said compelling need to fulfill all campaign promises to the citizens of Kano informed the budget estimates. He revealed that Read More

Kwache tasks church leaders on fight against climatic change

October 27, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

A United Kingdom-based philanthropist, environmental advocate and founder, I.Y Kwache Foundation, Dr Iliya Yame Kwache, has called on the church to as a matter of urgency take a front seat in the fight against climatic change and global warming if any appreciable progress should be achieved. Dr Kwache made this called Wednesday in Yola while presenting a paper titled “The Read More

Is education still the path to success?

October 17, 2023 Ismail Mohammed 0

Education undeniably serves as the foundation of a nation’s development. If the education sector can be reformed to emphasise practical studies and entrepreneurship, there’s the likelihood that young individuals will become self-reliant and creators of jobs. This is possible because they would have acquired technological knowledge and the skills needed for the future. Education can indeed be the key to Read More

Tehran varsity honours El-Zakzaky with doctoral award 

October 15, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The University of Tehran Iran, has honoured the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Ya’qoub El-Zakzaky, with an honorary doctorate degree. The event took place at a convocation organised by the university recently. In a press release made available to Blueprint by Dr. Fatima Ismaeel Hassan dated 15 October, 2023, said the award was premised on Read More

Kebbi: Idris assents to N19.4bn supplementary budget  

October 12, 2023 Muhammad Sadisu Abubakar 0

Kebbi state governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, Wednesday, assented to a supplementary budget of N19.4 billion approved by the State House of Assembly. The fiscal document was presented to him at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Usman Muhammad Ankwe, in company of other members.          Governor Idris thanked Read More

Lawmaker bemoans educational facilities in FCT

October 6, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

The lawmaker representing AMAC/Bwari Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Chinedu Obika, has faulted the poor state of educational facilities in most government schools within the territory. Hon Obika was speaking on Friday during a kick-off programme of the ‘Reach a Child Campaign’, organised by a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with his office in Mpape, a suburb of Read More