16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ seeks equal opportunities for women, respect for dignity

December 1, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark the 2023 16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls the Nigeria Association of Women Journalsits (NAWOJ) has.made case for equal opportunities for women, and respect for dignity. NAWOJ in a press statement signed by the National Chairperson, Aisha Ibrahim Bura, and the National Secretary, Wasilah Ibrahim Ladan, on Thursday, noted Read More

Criminal justice system a reflection of countries’ social, cultural orientation – Fagbemi

November 23, 2023 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

  The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Lateef O. Fagbemi, SAN, Wednesday, said the design of any countries’ criminal justice system is a reflection of its social and cultural orientation. This was as he noted that criminal justice system may be conceived as the collective institutions through which an accused offender passes until the accusations have been disposed off.  Fagbemi Read More

Access to quality education: Academy partners UI 

November 21, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  The Chief Executive Officer of EdTech institution, Edurex Academy, Adedotun Fasiku, Monday said the institution’s partnership with the University of Ibadan (UI) is to revolutionise access to quality education. Speaking on the partnership, he stated that it will be done by offering a diverse range of online courses and certifications, adding that the academy teamed up with UI to Read More

IGR: Kwara poly powers UITH, JAMB NIS others with 33KV sub- station project 

November 8, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin will on Thursday inaugurate a 33Kv injection sub -stations power project funded from its internally generated revenue (IGR), which is now providing electricity to six federal government agencies and four communities. This is just as the polytechnic r appealed to the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to increase funding of the polytechnic to enable it carry out Read More

Etsu Nupe bags Sultan Bello Exemplary Good Governance Award

November 6, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

  The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has conferred on the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, and some prominent Nigerians, the Sultan Bello Exemplary Good Governance 1445AH (2023) Award. Prominent among the recipients of the award included a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mahmoud Yayale Ahmed, the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Read More

Stop patronising quacks, Surveyors tell Nigerians

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo State branch, has called on Nigerians to stop patronising quacks to tackle the menace of land grabbing. The call was made by the Chairman, NIS, Oyo state branch, Surveyor Waheed Lamidi, at an event organised to mark the 2023 Global Surveyors’ Day in Ibadan recently. The Global Surveyors’ Day celebration which started in Read More

Sterling Bank beams search light on creative industries potentials

March 14, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Sterling Bank Plc, has reiterated its determination to empower and energise the creative industry because of its strategic importance to the economic growth of Nigeria. Head of Media and Entertainment Financing at Sterling Bank, Mr. Olanrewaju Olalusi, disclosed this in Lagos over the weekend while addressing participants at a seminar organised by the Legends of Read More

Don’t dent NYSC, family image, DG warns corps members

November 9, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Tuesday, warned corps members posted to Gombe state to be wary of acts that could soil the image of the scheme and that of their families. Ibrahim gave the charge while declaring closed the orientation course for 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 corps members at the temporary Read More

Adhere to prescribed Science/Art ratio, JAMB tells stakeholders

November 8, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged all stakeholders to adhere strictly to the federal government’s guidelines on admission, which mandate tertiary institutions to admit their intakes in line with the prescribed 60:40 Science/Art ratio  for conventional  universities/colleges of education; 80:20 Science/Art ratio for specialised universities and 70:30 for Technology/Non-Technology courses ratio for polytechnics and monotechnics. This was contained Read More

Zamfara lawmaker donates solar panels to constituents

November 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

As part of efforts to improve the living standard of his constituents, the Senator representing Zamfara West Lawal Hassan DanIya, has flagged off official of several units of solar lights to some selected locations in Anka local government area of the state. Senator DanIya said plans are underway to extend similar items to all local government areas under his constituency Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

New NIS DG unveils vision for institute

October 28, 2021 Admin III 0

A new dawn beckons at the National Institute for Sports, Surulere, Lagos with newly appointed Director General, Professor Olawale, A. Moronkola, promising fundamental changes at the foremost sports institute. On the recommendation of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed the University of Ibadan Scholar on May 5, 2021 but the academician Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

AE-FUTHA CMD cries out against fruadsters, says institution not employing

October 21, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Chief Medical Director of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Doctor Emeka Onwe-Ogah Wednesday cried out against activities of fraudsters. He said the institution has no recruitment exercise going on at the moment. Ogah added that the hospital last conducted employment exercises in 2019 and warned the general public not to give money to anybody in the name of securing Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Senate summons FUTO VC, lecturers over victimisation of student

October 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has again summoned the management of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) over alleged victimisation, extortion and criminal breach of duty. Also summoned are two lecturers of the institution, Williams Akionbare and C. Onanuju. They are to appear for the public hearing on a petition written by the law chamber Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Anambra: Merge with APC for seamless victory, Okechukwu tells APGA

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has once again reminded the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) of the imperatives of striking a merger with APC, in the Zikist Model strategy, to win the November 6, governorship poll. Okechukwu, who is also the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) told newsmen Sunday in Abuja that Read More