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Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

Buhari Marginalising South-west in Appointments, Gani Adams Alleges

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, yesterday alleged that the South-west was being marginalised by the President Muhammadu Buhari, in terms of appointments into public offices. Speaking yesterday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State during the 6th World Congress of the Oodua Progressives Union, Adams said: “Buhari’s government is tainted with nepotism. You have a situation whereby only ... Read More »

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Oloyede’s leadership qualities yielding results at JAMB- Prof. Galandachi

Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Professor Shehu Galandachi has said the success story of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) are not unconnected with the leadership qualities of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. Professor Galandachi* He stated this when a delegation from the Board paid him a courtesy visit in his residence in Kano recently, ... Read More »

Prof Aderinto To Deliver UI’s 482nd Inaugural Lecture On Thursday

Prof Aderinto To Deliver UI’s 482nd Inaugural Lecture On Thursday

Immediate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (academic), University of Ibadan,Professor Adeyinka Aderinto is to deliver the 482nd Inaugural Lecture of the University on Thursday, January 30. Aderinto who becomes the first Criminologist to present Inaugural lecture from the Department of Sociology will speak on the topic “On the Fringe of Society”. The Lecture which is scheduled to take place at the Trenchard Hall ... Read More »

2020 UTME: Elite schools extorting candidates, 700,000 registered in two weeks — JAMB

2020 UTME: Elite schools extorting candidates, 700,000 registered in two weeks — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination nationwide in two weeks. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday night. According to him, the exercise has been hitch-free, with ... Read More »

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

The federal government has suspended the release of the funds for the payment of salaries of workers of tertiary institutions who have not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as their salaries will be paid on the IPPIS platform with effect from January. In a letter by the Director of IPPIS at the Office of the ... Read More »

NUC approves 16 courses for Al-Hikmah University

NUC approves 16 courses for Al-Hikmah University

After been satisfied with facilities and manpower available, National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 16 courses for Al-Hikmah University in Ilorin, Kwara State. The approval was sequel to report of experts who visited the institution to review proposed academic programs and assess human and material resources available for their establishment. Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim, in a statement by ... Read More »

George Soros, American multi-billionaire, announces $1 billion gift for project Open Society University Network

George Soros, American multi-billionaire, announces $1 billion gift for project Open Society University Network

Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Open Society Foundations Founder and Chair George Soros announced Thursday a $1 billion gift to start the Open Society University Network—an unprecedented defense of critical thinking and academic freedom that Soros called “the most important and enduring project of my life.” Citing the threat posed to open society by “would-be or actual dictators” in Brazil, ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

Professor Kabir Bala Emerges New ABU Vice Chancellor ( See his profile)

Professor Kabir Bala Emerges New ABU Vice Chancellor ( See his profile)

Professor Kabir Bala is the new Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His emergence was announced on Wednesday by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the university,  Alhaji Adamu Fika. The selection was held at the Arewa House Kaduna and eleven contestants vied for the position. Professor  Bala will assume office as the Vice Chancellor on May ... Read More »

30th anniversary: Atlantic Hall School set to launch N2bn fundraising

30th anniversary: Atlantic Hall School set to launch N2bn fundraising

Atlantic Hall School is set to launch a Two Billion Naira fundraising initiative as part of the activities lined up to mark the 30th anniversary of its establishment. On February 1, distinguished men and women will assemble to give back to the school which nurtured the foundation of their success. The school was founded in 1990 on the vision of ... Read More »

TETFUND Unveils N4.9bn Projects in Balewa University

TETFUND Unveils N4.9bn Projects in Balewa University

The Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro yesterday unveiled four major projects at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi valued at N4.9 billion. The executive secretary, also, disclosed that the fund would spend the sum of N1billion in 2020 to construct the perimetre fence of the Gubi Permanent site of the ATBU, Bauchi. He revealed ... Read More »

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of a former President of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), Dr. Lekan Are, as a huge loss the State, the education sector and the media. Governor Makinde, in a condolence message made available in Ibadan on today, said that he received the news of Dr. Are’s demise ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo State has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal demolition of classrooms in two state-owned Primary schools within Ibadan metropolis and vowed to prosecute the offenders. Information had reached the Government early on Thursday to the effect that some unknown individuals in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government Areas of the State illegally entered the premises of two ... Read More »

90,000 Youths to Benefit from Access Bank’s CSR Initiative

90,000 Youths to Benefit from Access Bank’s CSR Initiative

Access Bank Plc’s retail banking division is embarking on a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project that will impact over 90,000 youths across the country A statement explained that Project L.E.A.D (Leadership, Enterprise, and Academic Development) as it is fondly called, is carried out in partnership with Revamp Africa Foundation (formerly Project Revamp Africa), a non-profit organisation focused on youth development ... Read More »

Breaking- 2020 UTME: No registration exercise in 243 centres on Thursday- JAMB (See the centres nationwide)

Breaking- 2020 UTME: No registration exercise in 243 centres on Thursday- JAMB (See the centres nationwide)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB) has said there would be no registration exercise on Thursday in the 243 centres where it is conducting a recruitment examination for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) JAMB stated this on Wednesday in a press statement signed its Head, Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin, Ph.D The statement, titled  “JAMB ANNOUNCES NO REGISTRATION EXERCISE ... Read More »

Mutallab, Jaiz Bank Chairman Becomes Fountain University Chancellor

Mutallab, Jaiz Bank Chairman Becomes Fountain University Chancellor

Chairman of Jaiz Bank Plc, Dr Umaru Mutallab has been appointed the new Chancellor of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, by the Board of Trustees of the university. L-R: Alh. Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab (CON), Osun State Governor, Alh. Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, Chairman Board of Trustees Fountain University, Alh. Abdulwaheed Adeyinka Adeola, during the Investiture Ceremony of , Dr. Umaru ... Read More »

Oloyede, Vice Chancellors rub minds on Central Admissions Processing System

Oloyede, Vice Chancellors rub minds on Central Admissions Processing System

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede has charged universities and other tertiary institutions of learning in the country on the need to adhere to the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) introduced by the Board. Oloyede spoke recently at JAMB Headquarters in Abuja, during separate meetings with Professor Charles Arizechukwu Igwe, Vice-Chancellor of the University ... Read More »

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

…says Nigeria’s Armed Forces have sacrificed for nation’s peace and unity Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that natural resources alone cannot take Nigeria to its desired prosperity. The Governor, who spoke during a church service in respect of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, held at Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, said that education and ... Read More »

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

During his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, Wolf Cukier landed a two-month internship with NASA. So during the summer of 2019, he traveled down to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. His first assignment was to examine variations in star brightness captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, known as TESS, as a part ... Read More »

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

2020 UTME: ‘Date for sales of registration documents unchanged’

JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the date for the sales of its registration documents for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) still stands, despite the suspension of the NIN. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, said that the process for ... Read More »