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Nine classrooms, six offices lost in Kano tech school fire

Kano State Fire Service on Tuesday confirmed that a fire outbreak completely razed nine classes and six offices at School of Technology located at Mayan Fada Road. The Public Relations Officer of the service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the agency received a distress call from Faisal Dauda that there […]

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UNESCO launches online course to shape future educational planners

UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) has announced the launch of its online course “Foundations of Education Sector Planning,” designed to equip professionals with essential knowledge in educational planning, approaches, and data analysis. Scheduled from October 2, 2024, to July 22, 2025, the program requires a commitment of 10-12 hours per week. The IIEP,

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Democracy Day: FG declares Wednesday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 as public holiday to commemorate this year’s democracy day. Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji- Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, Tuesday in Abuja The minister who congratulated Nigerians on the occasion, said the celebration is a moment of reflection for the

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On the Path to Becoming, A Reflection for Educators

In the journey of personal and professional growth, educators often find themselves in a complex web of relationships, experiences, and aspirations. The path to “becoming” – whether it is becoming a better teacher, a more effective leader, or a more fulfilled individual – demands careful consideration of what to hold onto and what to let

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Prof Jacinta Opara Appointed As Vice Chancellor of Dominican University

Professor Jacinta Opara has been appointed as second substantive Vice Chancellor of Dominican University, Ibadan-Nigeria. In an official statement by the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the University, Chief Anthony Idigbe(SAN), the Board, in the exercise of its powers conferred by Federal Government of Nigeria and the Universities Act at its meeting on Wednesday, March

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Unilorin secures N1.7bn grant for antibiotic alternative research

A research group at the University of Ilorin, known as Innovative Veterinary Solutions For AntiMicrobial Resistance (INNOVET-AMR) 2, has secured a grant of 1.6 million Canadian Dollars (approximately N1.7 billion) to develop innovative solutions addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food-producing animals. The grant was awarded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The

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Trinity University advocates for natural environment restoration

At the 2024 World Environment Day conference hosted by Trinity University, Yaba, Lagos State, scholars emphasized the critical roles governments and businesses play in reversing environmental damage. The event, themed ‘Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resistance,’ brought together experts to discuss strategies for combating these pressing issues. Vice-Chancellor of Trinity University, Prof. Clement Kolawole, in

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Abducted Nasarawa poly student’s mother cries for FG’s assistance

The mother of one of the abducted students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, kidnapped alongside 29 others while travelling along the Abuja-Nasarawa Highway has sought the intervention of the Federal Government in rescuing her child. It was reported on Monday that about 30 travellers, including some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, were abducted by

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UNN lecturer wins German grant to support journal

A Mass Communication lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr Gever Verlumun, has won a German grant to support the publication of a special issue for his Scopus-indexed journal, the Ianna Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Verlumun, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Ianna Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, during a Zoom press conference, stated that

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Tariff hike: UNILORIN power bill jumped from N70m to N230m, says VC

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Wahab Egbewole (SAN), has expressed concern over the hike in electricity tariffs imposed by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, which he said had affected the university budget. In an electronic message sent to staff and students of the university on June 6, 2024, Egbewole disclosed that

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Nigerian varsities need adequate funding, says NUC Boss

The National Universities Commission has identified inadequate funding as a major challenge facing both public and private universities in Nigeria. The commission emphasised that adequate funding was crucial for the growth and development of universities, noting that the university system required significant funds to effectively fulfil its core mandates of teaching, research, and community service.

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EFCC breaks into Nasarawa students’ lodges, arrests three

Operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission allegedly broke into the off-campus lodges of Nasarawa State University, Keffi students at Angwa Karim Area and allegedly arrested over three yet-to-be-identified residents. Some students told our correspondent, on Monday, that the men jumped into their compound as early as 2 a.m., and invaded their privacy by disrupting

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Senator raises committee on N100m yearly bursary scheme for 1,000 Kogi students

The Senator representing Kogi West, Steve Karimi has set up a committee to implement a yearly N100m bursary award for 1000 Kogi West students in Public Tertiary Institutions across the country. Under the scholarship scheme, each of the 1000 selected students of the public tertiary institutions anywhere across the country who are from the Kogi

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Book Review: The Mind Of The Strategist

AUTHOR : KENICHI OHMAE “The Mind of the Strategist” is a book written by Kenichi Ohmae, a renowned business strategist and former McKinsey consultant. The book’s emphasis on strategic thinking, competitive positioning, and adaptability remains highly relevant in today’s dynamic business landscape. Here are some key lessons and concepts explored in the book: 1. Strategic

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