Top LASU lecturer caught in ‘result racketeering’

November 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A top lecturer and Dean of Student Affairs (DSA) of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko, has been allegedly been involved in result racketeering. Already, Prof. Olumoko who was accused of being a certificate racketeering syndicate who issued genuine LASU certificates at the rate of N2 million and N3 million, has been removed as DSA Dean of the Read More

How Tinubu can revive university system

September 1, 2023 Sunday Saanu 0

Motivation to do this write-up is predicated on the perception that President Bola Tinubu is public-opinion sensitive and determined to take Nigeria to greater heights. He also seems to be committed to doing whatever can bring greater good to a greater number of Nigerians. From all indications, Tinubu, unlike his immediate predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, is more communicative and interactive with Read More

Veritas university set to host 10th All Nigeria Universities debating championship

August 23, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo, Abuja 0

Over 230 Nigerian universities are set to participate to converge at Veritas University in Abuja for 2023 All Nigeria Universities Debating Championships. The debate competition which is at its 10th edition is a week-long event scheduled for August 27 to September 3, 2023. This was disclosed by the Coordinator of the Veritas University Debating Society and Chairman of the Local Read More

First Bank launches Digital Xperience Centre in University of Ibadan

August 11, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation, has launched its second fully automated branch, the FirstBank Digital Xperience Centre (DXC), on the campus of the University of Ibadan (U.I). Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan Professor. Kayode Adebowale, Deputy Vice Chancellor Admin, Professor E.O Ayoola, and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Aderonke Baiyeroju, led the Read More

Re: Benue State University at it again

July 26, 2023 T. Tser Vanger 0

It has caught the attention of management of Benue State University, Makurdi, a write up by one Awuna Pius Terwase, published in the Blueprint newspaper of Monday, 24th July, 2023, with the above caption. In the said article, the writer himself reveals that he is a graduate of Benue State University, Makurdi and goes ahead to raise allegations of extortion Read More

Benue State University at it again

July 24, 2023 Awunah Pius Terwase, 0

It is disappointing to see an institution that should be teaching what can contribute in developing a society, demonstrating anti-development. A university that always look for any means and creates one, if there is none, to extort its students, is rather damaging the nation by impacting same habit into many as some who are victims now shall do same to Read More

Bayero University, please stop the high fees

Recently, the registration fees of most federal universities in Nigeria have risen astronomically, constituting a huge financial burden on students. The recent increase in fees is causing a lot of constraints on low-income earners, promoting social inequality. More so, the exclusion is based on financial circumstances. As the registration fees continue to rise, the dream of acquiring a university education Read More

Breaking: NUC executive secretary resigns, returns to classroom

June 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has resigned his position. He made the announcement of his voluntary resignation on Monday, while noting that he would be returning to Bayero University Kano to continue his job as a lecturer. He became the executive secretary of the commission seven years ago during the President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure Read More

King Biobelemoye hails Tinubu, others over approval of FUAB

June 16, 2023 Moses John 0

The Paramount Ruler of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, King (Dr)J Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, Ogbodo VIII, the Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs and the entire citizenry of the Kingdom have commended president Bola Ahmed Tinubu his predecessor President Muhammadu Buhari and others who played roles on the newly approved Federal University of Agriculture Bassambiri (FUAB). In a letter of appreciation signed by the acting Read More

Kano-based varsity VC emerges new COREN President

April 21, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The pioneer Vice Chancellor of the Capital City University, Kano, Professor Abubakar, Sadiq Zubair, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), has been elected as the new president of The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Zubair succeeded Engineer Ali A. Rabiu, who was the president of the council from April 2019 – April 2023. Read More

Tribute to Prof Gujbawu

April 16, 2023 Professor Umaru Pate 0

The death of Prof Mohd Gujbawu is not only a personal and collective huge loss to his family and Unimaid but to the communication discipline in Nigeria. I first knew him in 1979 or thereabout when he was admitted in Govt College Maiduguri. He joined us was in Galtimari House. I was in Form Three/Four . Much later, he joined Read More

University of transportation’ll transform sector, develop manpower – FG

April 11, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The proposed Federal University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina state will serve as a training institution for the development of transportation engineering, logistics and courses that will support post-modern transportation industry in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the bill to establish the tertiary body on the 30th of March having received it from the national assembly on March 1st Read More

Federal varsity Lokoja must meet its vision, mission – VC

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The vice-chancellor, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Prof. Akinwumi Olayemi, has expressed the determination of the management of the university to continue to prioritise academic culture and quality programmes. Olayemi stated this Friday during the 11th Inaugural Lecture Series of the institution delivered at Adankolo campus of the university by a Professor of wildlife conservation and ecology, Dauda Tanko, entitled “Biodiversity Read More

Towards national rebirth through education, self reformation

February 24, 2023 Admin III 0

During the recent convocation ceremony of the Federal University in Ekiti state, there were calls for the re-evaluation of values in education for national rebirth. OJO OLADELE in this report captures one of such calls. A popular adage has it that if you think education is expensive, try ignorance.This perhaps gives the thought that investing in education may not be Read More

Benue State University: 30 years after

February 22, 2023 Admin III 0

With a combined convocation ceremony, management of Benue State University (BSU) rolled out the drums recently in celebration of contributions to the state and country. JOHN SHIAONDO reports. On Saturday, February 18 2023, Benue State University Makurdi, held the grand finale to mark its 30th year anniversary. The event also featured the 18th 19th 20th and 21st combined convocations with Read More

PICTURES: Jubilation as Benue State University honours Naija Ratels boss with award of excellence

February 19, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

It was a moment of honour well-deserved and outpour of enconiums as the prestigious Benue State University (BSU) singled out the President and Chief Executive Officer of Naija Ratels Football Club Barr. Paul Edeh and bestowed on him an award of excellence. The award according to the citadel of learning was in recognition of his years of immense contribution to Read More

Tribute to late Professor Ibrahim Umar

February 8, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

Barely a year after the sorrowful demise of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa (January 2022), penultimate Monday’s death of Professor Ibrahim Umar marked and added another turning point in the tragic losses of great Nigerians. A renowned physicist, a former vice- chancellor of the Bayero University, Kano, a distinguished and revered elder statesman, the deceased erudite scientist lived a dignified life Read More

Hike in varsity fees dead end for students

February 2, 2023 Hajara Abdullahi 0

It is no doubt that the incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which are caused by the federal government’s nonchalant attitude, have bastardised our education system. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has set a record of having the longest strike in his tenure and the move towards the privatisation of public universities.  After the call off Read More

Standard of education has fallen in public varsities, says Dele Alabi

October 11, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Pan African Centre, Dele Alabi, Tuesday stated that the standard of education has fallen in public universities and this has led to the massive movement of students to private universities. Alabi who is the chairman of the 16th Award & Recognition of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, advised the government at the federal Read More

Convert 7-months ASUU salaries to scholarship, compensation for students – APC chair

September 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national vice chairman (North-west) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, has called on the federal government to convert seven months arrears yet to pay members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to scholarship and compensation for Nigerian students. ASUU, who has been on strike for seven months was ordered, Wednesday, back to Read More

Breaking: Another university body suspends strike

August 25, 2022 Admin III 0

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has announced the suspension of its three months strike. This followed the earlier suspension of strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of University and Allied Institutions (NASU). While addressing Journalists after the National Executive Council meeting of the union in Abuja on Thursday, the Read More

As Okey Ikechukwu becomes a Professor, by Valentine Obienyem 

August 17, 2022 Valentine Obienyem 0

I was going through different social media platforms last night, when I came across the exhilarating piece of news on the appointment of Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, mni, as Professor of Strategic Management and Human Capital Development by Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With a  Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy, and after a straight Ph.D. in philosophy (and Metaphysics) without a Master’s Degree, Doc, Read More

[Breaking] 2022/23 academic session: JAMB approves cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics

July 21, 2022 Admin III 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in the country for 2022/2023 academic session. The decision was taken after a heated session on Thursday, comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others. For the polytechnics, 120 cut-off mark was Read More