COVID-19: WE CAN’T REOPEN SCHOOLS YET – Boss Mustapha

The Nigerian Government has said that it is still unsafe to reopen schools because of uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday. He said, “The PTF appeals to state governments to embark on wider…

COVID-19: NO NYSC MOBILIZATION SOON – DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Ibrahim Shuaibu, has said that there are no plans to mobilise recent graduates in the country for the compulsory scheme due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Shuaibu in an interview with Economic Confidential said only Batch A, Stream 1, who were asked to leave camp due to COVID-19…

WAEC POSTPONES EXAMINATION OVER COVID-19

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday postponed indefinitely the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) over the Coronavirus pandemic. The WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said in a statement the examination scheduled to begin April 6 was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. He said the…

241 University of Ibadan students make first class

The University of Ibadan, Ibadan on Tuesday graduated 7,430 students with 241 of them making first-class honours from various degree programmes and faculties in its 2017/2018 academic session. Miss Ebhomielen Ofure Mary from the Department of Computer Science broke record by graduating with 7.0 CGPA. In her brief remarks, she urged her fellow graduands to…

JAMB to create new platform for candidates denied admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable candidates who scored 250 and above know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future. Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin. Sharu said the call…

Redeemer’s University students get business grants

Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has given three of its students seed funds to implement their business proposals. The students were presented their cheques on Thursday during one of the events marking the Bursary Week of the institution. According to the bursar of the university, Mrs Olutayo David, the gesture is meant to encourage entrepreneurship…

Five Edo University best graduating students get automatic employment

The Management of Edo  University, Iyamho, yesterday, offered automatic employment to five best graduating students of the institution. Besides, it announced that Sterling Bank has also offer them automatic employment, adding that the choice is left for the graduands to accept that of the university or that of the bank. The five students are Olayemi…

Jigawa community cry for intervention, as pupils trek 24km to school daily

Residents of Kalawa village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa have appealed for the construction of a primary school in the community to ease hardship of pupils who trek 24 kilometres daily to and from school. The community is also asking Gov. Muhammad Badaru to construct a clinic in the area to enable them…

512 Nigerian students studying on Chinese scholarship

A total of 512 out of the 6,845 Nigerian students currently studying in China, are on Chinese government scholarship as at 2019, an official said. The Press Officer in the Embassy of China in Nigeria, Sun Saixiong, said this in a statement in Abuja. Mr Saixiong said the scholarships cover was students undergoing their masters and doctorate…

Four Students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Dies After Bridge Collapse

Four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Gubi, Bauchi, Tuesday died when a bridge they were walking within the school campus collapsed. The bridge collapsed after a heavy downpour with about 20 students on it when the tragedy struck, according to students. The police in Bauchi confirmed the development and referred journalists to the…

Hours after Governor Wike sacks Rivers State University VC, Students Express Joy

Some students of the Rivers State University (RSU) Nkpolu, Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, have lauded the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for the sack of the former vice chancellor  of the institution, Prof Blessing Didia  and his deputy, Prof Magnus  Oruwari, over the recent  cult killings in the university that claimed  the lives of two…

Students of UniOsun Arrested by EFCC regains Freedom

Last week Thursday, twenty-one students were arrested from the UniOsun university hostels by the operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This led to a protest by concerned students who blocked the Osogbo/Ibokun road. Before their release, the social media accounts of the students as well as their phones and other gadgets were inspected and…