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Just in: Tinubu approves reconstituted tertiary institutions’ governing boards

President Bola Tinubu has approved the reconstitution of Governing Councils and Boards of federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. This was contained in a statement on Friday by the Permanent Secretary, General Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Nnamdi Mbaeri. He noted that approval was given for the effective […]

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FG Declares Two-day Public Holiday for Sallah Celebration

The federal government has declared Monday 17th, and Tuesday, 18th June, as public holidays to mark the 2024 Eid-ul-Adha (Sallah) celebration. The declaration was made in a statement on Friday by the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on behalf of the federal government. The statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako,

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APPLY: ITET Gem Essay Competition 2024

The ITET Gem Foundation has announced the opening of applications for its 2024 Annual Essay Competition, inviting Nigerian youths to contribute their innovative ideas for the country’s economic development. Benefits: The competition offers a total of N300,000 in prizes, with the first prize set at N150,000, the second at N100,000, and the third at N50,000.

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I hope to leave behind a well-informed, equitable society where girls and women’s voices are heard and valued- Child Safety Advocate, Founder VARSH

Meet Aworanti Salvation Grace, a fearless force at Obafemi Awolowo University, where she’s not just a fourth-year Philosophy student but also a powerhouse of activism and leadership. Hailing from Ila Orangun, Osun State, Grace is on a mission to redefine the status quo. Former Vice President of the OAU Student Union and Executive Director of

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ATBU boosts research capacity for over 150 lecturers

The management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi has stepped up the development of research capacity among its staff. Arewa PUNCH learnt that this is a drive towards preparing its young academics for future challenges and opportunities in their academic career. To achieve that, a 2-day training programme was organised by the Directorate of

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Eid al-Adha: Celebrations and Muslim expectations

Eid al-Adha, also known as Eid-el-Kabir in many parts of the world, is a significant Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims globally. It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham, peace be upon him) to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God’s command. The story of Ibrahim’s unwavering faith and the

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Poor infrastructure major challenge in schools — Daniel, Sanwo-Olu

The Former Ogun State Governor and serving senator for Ogun East, Gbenga Daniel, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu have lamented the inadequate infrastructure in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. The duo said this at the opening of a two-day retreat for the Senate Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary) with the theme, ‘Basic

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NANS opposes six-year term for president, govs

The National Association of Nigerian Students, on Thursday, rejected the bill seeking a single term of six years for the President and state governors, describing it as “anti-democracy and an attempt to stifle people’s choice”. It will be recalled that 35 members of the House of Representatives, under the auspices of Reformed-minded Legislators, last week

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Terminal operator empowers 150 students on sanitary pad making

The West Africa Container Terminal has partnered with Dofy Global to empower 150 students of Government Secondary School, Onne, Rivers State on how to produce eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads. In a statement on Thursday, the terminal operator said the move aimed to break the stigma surrounding menstruation. The terminal operator explained that it started Menstrual

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LearnAfrica gifts three best NECO students N2m

Learn Africa Plc, formerly known as Longman, has awarded N2.250m to the three best students in the 2023 National Examination Council. The three best students were overall best, Chima Okafor of St. Paul’s Academy, Plateau State. 17-year-old Okafor who had nine A’s was awarded a sum of N1m. Chelsea Ifebube of Renaissance Garden School, Lagos

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N45bn has been spent on Elizade varsity, says Ade.Ojo

Founder, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo, Mr Michael Ade.Ojo, said he has spent N45bn on the institution. The Elizade University in its 12th year seeks to be globally competitive, producing entrepreneurial, innovative, and ethical graduates. A statement by the Executive Special Duties, Mr Stephen Ogodo, in celebration of Ade.Ojo’s 86th birthday, today, explained that he had

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ICAN bill faces opposition from stakeholders at senate hearing

A Senate public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Act No. 15 of 1965 turned into a battleground of opinions as major stakeholders voiced strong opposition to several clauses in the bill. Organised by the Senate Committee on Establishment and chaired by Sen Cyril Fasuyi, the hearing

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Federal Ministry of Education embraces artificial intelligence to boost productivity, innovation

The Federal Ministry of Education has embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.  Led by the Permanent Secretary, Didi Esther Walson-Jack, the ministry  organised a comprehensive training programme on AI for its directors and senior management staff in Abuja. The initiative underscores the commitment of the ministry to compliance with the Federal Civil Service’s Enterprise Content Management

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