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University of Abuja debunks salary withholding rumours, academic staff receive May, June payments

The University of Abuja’s management has confirmed that academic staff have started receiving their May and June 2024 salaries as of Wednesday. This confirmation came directly from the University’s bursar, Florence Ajagbonna, who clarified the situation amid false reports suggesting that May salaries were still being withheld. There were also misleading claims about a directive […]

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JUST IN: Lagos cholera death toll hits 21, cases rise to 401

The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Kemi Ogunyemi, said that the suspected cholera cases in the state have increased to 401 with 21 fatalities. The statement noted that Lagos Island, Kosofe, and Eti Osa recorded the highest numbers. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday signed by the Director

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Nigeria, Ghana to represent Africa in US spelling bee

A non-governmental organisation, Young Educators Foundation, has announced that Nigeria and Ghana will represent Africa at the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee, that will be hosted in the United States in 2025. The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Eugenia Tachie-Menson, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. Tachie-Menson

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APLLY: EDP for Africa Business Grant for empowering young African entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurship Development Program for Africa (EDP for Africa), launched in 2021 by Voice1Africa and Sound Mind Buildup, aims to empower young entrepreneurs across the continent. By providing financial support and specialized training, the program fosters a collaborative environment where participants can connect and grow their businesses, contributing to a unified and economically vibrant Africa.

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FG’ll convert Zaria Hotels to classrooms, hostels for aviation college – Keyamo

The Federal Government is to convert Zaria Hotels in Kaduna State to classrooms and hostels for the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Aviation Minister, Festus Keyamo, has said. Keyamo told newsmen in Zaria on Wednesday that the Zaria Hotels had been acquired as an annexure to the NCAT to widen its growth potential. He

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NUC accredits 18 courses in Kwara varsity

The National Universities Commission has granted full accreditation to the 18 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes presented by Kwara State University in the October/November 2023 round of accreditation of academic programmes in the institution. A letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, dated June 6, 2024, which was signed by the Acting Director

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Controversy as US state, Louisiana asks schools to display Ten Commandments

Louisiana has become the first U.S. state to mandate that every public school classroom, from elementary to university level, must display a poster of the Ten Commandments. The measure, backed by Republicans and signed into law by Governor Jeff Landry on Wednesday, described the commandments as “the foundational documents of our state and national government.”

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N4bn school feeding programme benefits 25,000 pupils in Kaduna

The Kaduna State government, on Thursday, gave the assurance that “almajiri children in the state would be given qualitative educational opportunities.” Also, the government said about 25,000 school pupils spread across the 23 local councils of the state have already benefited from the school feeding programme, which cost the government N4 billion. The assurance came

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UNICAL elects first female SUG president

After 49 years since its establishment, the University of Calabar has elected her first female SUG president. Blessing Alims is currently studying Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the Department of Political Science. She is a serial volunteer with different NGOs such as AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Youth Advocates, The Bridge Leadership Foundation founded by

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I aim to become a researcher, with a particular focus on drug design and development – Haleemah Hamzah

Haleemah Hamzah, a driven and accomplished individual, hails from Ilorin West, Kwara State. She pursued her education at Al-eemaan Group of Schools, completing her secondary education in 2018. Initially aspiring to study medicine and surgery, she embraced a degree in Biochemistry after being offered admission. Throughout her undergraduate journey at UDUS, Haleemah excelled academically, culminating

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Rape: Man bags life jail for raping 15-year-old pupil in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division on Wednesday convicted and sentenced one Ojo Ayegbusi to life imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl. The defendant, who committed the offence on November 11, 2020, at Ikole Ekiti, was charged with the offence of rape. As stated in the charge, “The innocent survivor (victim) of the

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TIES Global partners CAM to boost education

The TIES Global, in partnership with Campus Abroad Mauritius, has organised the ‘Study in India’ education fair, in Kigali, Rwanda. The organisers explained that the collaborative initiative was meant to provide Rwandan students with valuable insights into the diverse educational opportunities available in India. A statement noted that the education fair kicked off on June

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Alliance Française organises students summit, advocates environment safety

The Alliance Française, a non-profit institute in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, gathered pupils and students in an exhibition to raise awareness of environmental challenges being experienced and how they can be managed. The institute said the exhibition calls for action by addressing essential questions, such as non-carbon energy, food, transportation, and urban planning while proposing

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ASUU Strike: OOU ASUU holds rally ahead of nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, on Wednesday, held a rally to sensitise parents and students ahead of a national strike. The rally led by the OOU branch acting Chairman, Dr Olooto Wasiu, took the lecturers around the university campus, where they told the students of the imminent

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Quality Management: Emphasising Risk Assessment and Management in School Leadership

In the world of education, ensuring the safety and well-being of students is paramount. School leaders play a pivotal role in not only shaping academic environments but also in safeguarding every facet of the educational experience. You wouldn’t leave home without your car documents, driving licence, or ensuring your vehicle is equipped with essential safety

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HND holders to join polytechnic lecturer ranks under new scheme

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has announced that holders of Higher National Diplomas (HND) will now be eligible for employment as lecturers in Nigerian polytechnics. This landmark change is part of the newly unveiled Schemes of Service, which aims to unify and elevate the standards of recruitment and promotion within the polytechnic system

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Kwara gov appoints Professor Shaykh-Lukman as new KWASU VC

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has appointed Professor Shaykh-Lukman Alade Jimoh as the new substantive Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU). This announcement was made in a recent statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye. Professor Shaykh-Lukman’s appointment follows a rigorous screening exercise conducted by KWASU’s governing council, in

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Lagos police vows robust security for 11th All Africa University Games at UNILAG, LASU

The Lagos State Police Command has committed to ensuring top-notch security for the upcoming 11th All Africa University Games (FASU), to be co-hosted by the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. The event, set to take place in September, will bring together over 3,000 students and officials from universities

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