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…

UNN CONDUCTS FIRST BIOMETRIC STUDENT UNION ELECTION

As part of efforts to eliminate Students Union Government (SUG) election violence and to upgrade its technology systems, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully conducted its first biometric SUG election. The Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof Edwin Omeje, speaking to reporters in Nsukka on Monday, said that the election, which took place on…

EX-UNILAG LECTURER JAILED 21 YEARS

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Josephine Oyefeso while sentencing Baruwa, described his action as heinous.Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as…

NUC uncovers 100 fake professors in universities

 The National Universities Commission has said it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin, obtained by our correspondent. The ES noted that the commission published the details of the fake professors on its website and also…

I wrote SSCE 17 times because I wanted to pass without cheating – UniBen Graduate

The story of his determination to succeed at all costs was aptly demonstrated when he wrote his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) 17 times before he gained admission into UNIBEN. In this interview with Vanguard , Ahmadu speaks on his life. How did you write SSCE 17 times and passed before you gained admission? I…

Babcock student is overall national best in Law School Bar exams

A Babcock University (BU) graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams. Abiru, who made a Second Class Upper credit from Babcock, is one of the 10 BU alumni with a First Class grade at the Bar exams. Also, Babcock University ranked third among universities…

Pentecostal Group Calls On The Vice-Chancellor To Cancel Witch Conference in UNN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday declared its opposition to the proposed conference of witches scheduled to hold this week at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. The PFN said Enugu State would be in a serious danger if the proposed conference was allowed to hold. The Chairman of PFN in the state,…

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…

Over 100,000 candidates now in universities, says JAMB

Dr Fabian Benjamin, Spokesman for JAMB, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the board hoped to utilise 80 to 90 per cent of the available spaces for this year’s admission. Benjamin stated that the board’s projection for this year’s admission was to ensure that candidates utilised more available spaces unlike…