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Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

Chloroquine not approved for coronavirus treatment – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned that Chloroquine has not been approved for treatment of the Coronavirus disease, NAN reports. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, director general of NCDC, gave the warning in Abuja today. “Nigerians should please remember that the use of chloroquine and its derivatives for the management of COVID-19 disease has not been validated and approved ... Read More »

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

JAMB 2020: Matters arising

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration – transparency, accountability and openness – has translated into zero-level tolerance for corruption, reduced examination charges, as well as handsome money into ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS: The sound of a talking drum from Wuhan-China to Nigeria

By:Dr Audu Lucky Emmanuel Humans developed a wireless communication system long before cell phones were invented! In a time and place where roads didn’t exist, men went into deep in the forest to hunt and women walked long distances to gardens. They needed a way to be informed if something went wrong in town. Drums were used to send detailed ... Read More »

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

Former Inspector General of Police to float private ICT institute in Jigawa

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba Gwaram, has pledged to set up a private multi million naira Independent Information Technology Centre in Dutse as part of his contributions towards boosting science education to better the future of our younger generations. Speaking in his capacity as Chairman of the conference of Dutse Development Association, he stated the ... Read More »

JAMB suspends activities nationwide over coronavirus

JAMB suspends activities nationwide over coronavirus

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has temporarily suspended all activities requiring physical contacts in all its offices and centres nationwide. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Tuesday. According to the statement, the development is in line with the professional advice of government on safety of all persons in ... Read More »

6 Must-Visit Students’ Friendly Resources From Google – By Najeeb A. A. Gambo

6 Must-Visit Students’ Friendly Resources From Google – By Najeeb A. A. Gambo

Najeeb A. A. Gambo Credit: Benjamin Dada This piece is motivated by the World Economic Forum report on the Future of Jobs and Skills that concludes ‘more than 65% of young people will work in jobs that don’t currently exist’. Likewise, the current hiring trend has shifted from putting too much emphasis on paper qualification to transferable skills. It is on this ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Oyo Govt. Declares Emergency, Closes Schools

Coronavirus: Oyo Govt. Declares Emergency, Closes Schools

…designates hospital as Infectious Disease Hospital …sets up emergency operation centres, diagnostic centres …disease surveillance officers continue operations in 68 LGs, LCDAs Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Oyo State has declared an emergency by ordering the immediate closure of schools and the inauguration of emergency operation centres, among other measures. Governor Seyi Makinde, who addressed ... Read More »

Coronavirus : Lagos Govt to teach pupils 8 core subjects via radio, tv, social media during school closure

Coronavirus : Lagos Govt to teach pupils 8 core subjects via radio, tv, social media during school closure

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has advised parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure. She stated this in her office at the Alausa Secretariat on Friday, 20th March during a meeting with Private Schools Association According to the Commissioner, parents should ensure that their wards stay at home ... Read More »

FUTA Alumni Flag Off Construction Of 500 Seater CBT Centre

FUTA Alumni Flag Off Construction Of 500 Seater CBT Centre

The Alumni Association of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA has pledged further assistance to the institution towards its infrastructural development. This pledge was made during the flag off and ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre at Obanla. The project is estimated to cost N100 million. Speaking at the ceremony, the President, ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Lagos announces closure of schools

Coronavirus: Lagos announces closure of schools

The Lagos State Government says it is closing down all public and private schools from March 23, 2020 as part of preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by the state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, in a statement. She said the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable ... Read More »

Schools shut down in North West from Monday over coronavirus – Masari

Schools shut down in North West from Monday over coronavirus – Masari

Schools in the North West zone are to be closed for 30 days to protect citizens from the impact of Corona virus. Governor Aminu Bello Masari announced the decision in a communique at the end of the meeting of North West Governors held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna. Alhaji Aminu Masari explained that measures shall be taken in each ... Read More »

2020 UTME: JAMB announces new method of checking results

2020 UTME: JAMB announces new method of checking results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new method of checking the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination after shutting down its portal. According to the examination body, the new method of checking UTME results was due to the activities of fraudsters. JAMB said candidates should check their results using their unique telephone numbers. “JAMB has not cancelled ... Read More »

FCT Minister applauds FCT students, teachers performance in 774 YONSPA 2020

FCT Minister applauds FCT students, teachers performance in 774 YONSPA 2020

FCT Administration has joined the Federal Government to applaud and appreciate winners of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award (774 YONSPA 2020) organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology through the presentation of cash gift to the second-place winner, Master Aimofumhe Eshiobomhe Sigmus. *FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (5th right) Hon. Minister of State, Dr Ramatu ... Read More »

We adhere to global standard at UNIOSUN – Yusuf Olaolu Ali SAN, Pro- Chancellor

We adhere to global standard at UNIOSUN – Yusuf Olaolu Ali SAN, Pro- Chancellor

By Mikail Mumuni Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Osun State University ( UNIOSUN), Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali SAN has restated the determination of the university to adherence to global standard in it’s affairs. He stated this during the Exhibition/ Media Event of the university held over the weekend in Lagos. Mallam Ali said part of the ... Read More »

Sanusi Lamido To Chair LASU Convocation Lecture

Sanusi Lamido To Chair LASU Convocation Lecture

The former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, will on March 26 chair the convocation lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The lecture, which is titled; “The Future of Developing Economies in a Digital World,” is part of activities lined up to mark the institution’s 24th convocation ceremony, where a total of 8,959 will be awarded certificates in various ... Read More »

Another good news for Sanusi, as Ekiti varsity says he remains Chancellor, despite deposition as Emir

Another good news for Sanusi, as Ekiti varsity says he remains Chancellor, despite deposition as Emir

Another good news came on Wednesday for the deposed Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ( Muhammadu Sanusi II) in the wake of his dethrownment by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State. The latest comforting news is from Ekiti State University (EKSU) which says Sanusi remains it’s Chancellor his deposition. This is coming in the heels of the ... Read More »

EFCC Trial:  Kwara Board Officials Forged 326 Students’ Signatures To Steal  – Witness

EFCC Trial: Kwara Board Officials Forged 326 Students’ Signatures To Steal – Witness

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. The Ilorin High Court trying the immediate past Chairperson of the Kwara State Scholarship Board was told today how signatures of students were forged to defraud them. The Chairperson, Alhaja Fatimoh Yusuf, Board Executive Secretary, Fatai Lamidi and Accountant, Stephen Ajewole were being tried in court over alleged fraud by the EFCC. A witness, Abdulkareem Ishmael, ... Read More »

El- Rufai gives Sanusi another appointment, now Chancellor of KASU

El- Rufai gives Sanusi another appointment, now Chancellor of KASU

  The Kaduna State Government has named His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU). He succeeds the pioneer Chancellor, His Highness, Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who was appointed to the role in 2005. A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House announced the new appointment. “On behalf of the government and ... Read More »

UNILORIN alumni association elects national officers

UNILORIN alumni association elects national officers

The University of Ilorin Alumni Association has elected new national officers to run its affairs in the next four years. The election was held at its 13th National Congress in Ilorin, Kwara State on March 6, 2020. The 11 alumni elected were Dr. Stephen Olawale Fashakin, National President; Alhaji Mohammed Abbas, National Vice President I; Abayomi Olumuyide, National Vice President ... Read More »