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Breaking: Bandits kill Usmanu Danfodiyo University deputy VC

Prof. Yusuf Saidu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Development at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, was killed by bandits. The attack occurred while Prof. Saidu was travelling from Sokoto to Kaduna State. The university announced Prof. Saidu’s death in a brief statement on its Facebook page on Monday. The statement read, “The death […]

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FUNAAB Launches Tomato Sales Initiative to Combat Food Price Surge

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has embarked on a new initiative to sell tomatoes directly to the public. Starting today, June 24, 2024, at 10 a.m., FUNAAB began its tomato sales at the rear of the FUNAAB Staff School. This initiative aims to provide affordable tomatoes to the local community amidst rising food

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ICYMI: HND holders must undergo one-year mandatory training- FG

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, has asked workers with Higher National Diploma to undergo one-year mandatory training before their conversion from Executive to Officers cadre. According to a statement on Saturday, Yemi-Esan said this at a virtual interactive session with civil servants in commemoration of the 2024 Civil

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Education in Nigeria: Poor Training and Poor Funding

Education is a must for the development and growth of any country, and Nigeria is not exempted. Education in Nigeria has, however, been a grave concern over the years. Despite being the largest economy in Africa and also having the continent’s most populous nation, Nigeria has one of lowest literacy levels at 59 percent. According

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Education in Nigeria: Old Facilities and Old Methods of Teaching

Education is an indispensable foundation for the development and progress of any nation. However, in Nigeria, the educational system is marred by numerous challenges, ranging from insufficient funding to old facilities and outdated methods of teaching, which stand out as critical issues. To understand the current state of education in Nigeria, it is essential to

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FUNAAB plants 2 hectares of tomatoes to combat shortages

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), is spearheading a major agricultural initiative to address the critical tomato shortage and soaring prices plaguing the market. In a groundbreaking move, the university has successfully planted over two hectares of tomatoes, a venture spearheaded by the institution’s Farm Practical Year (FPY) students. The project began with the

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Education in Nigeria: Heavy on talent, lean on resources

Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory, about 10.5 million of the country’s children aged 5–14 are not in school. Only 61 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds regularly attend primary school, and only 35.6 percent of children aged 36–59 months receive early childhood education. In the north of the country, the picture is

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Nigerian bags two doctorate degrees in US after failing WASSCE 17 times

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Ahmadu, who failed the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination 17 times, has urged youths to remain resilient and never lose hope, regardless of challenges they face. Ahmadu, who was recently honoured with two doctorate degrees in the US, gave the advice in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria

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ASUU calls out government over insensitivity to lecturers’ plights

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed its disappointment and frustration with the Federal and State Governments’ over their refusal to address the outstanding issues affecting lecturers in Nigerian public universities. The University lecturers stated this at a joint press conference held on Saturday at the National Union of Journalists council in Sokoto.

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Family of slain Air Force school student demands justice

The family of the Assistant Head of the Air Force Comprehensive School, Kaduna, Felix Blaise, allegedly murdered by his seniors, on Sunday, called for justice. A family member simply identified as Paul, an uncle to the slain student, while speaking to newsmen in Kaduna, on Sunday, insisted that the relevant law enforcement agencies should conduct

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Stanbic IBTC Insurance launches education endowment plan

Stanbic IBTC Insurance, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, has launched its Education Endowment Plan, which empowers parents and guardians to secure the academic future of their children or wards.  At the launch of the plan in Lagos recently, it was revealed that the education endowment plan encouraged parents and guardians to adopt a long-term

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FinTribe brings financial literacy to OAU students

FinTribe, a women-focused finance platform, brought its impactful program to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). The event, themed ‘Girls Talk Money’, was held on the OAU campus on Friday and aimed at equipping female students with essential financial skills. Organised in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of the Great Ife Student Union

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Looming strike: EKSU ASUU chairman urges Tinubu to implement 2009 agreement

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ekiti State University branch, Prof Sola Afolayan, has tasked President Bola Tinubu to implement the 2009 ASUU/FG agreement to avert looming strike. The union leader also lamented the counter-productive attitude of the Federal Government towards Nigeria’s university system. Prof Afolayan noted that because of the nonchalant nature of

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16-year-old wins $250,000 scholarship in global science contest

A 16-year-old, Noor Haideri, from Overland Park, United States, has emerged as the winner of the prestigious Breakthrough Junior Challenge. This global competition, renowned for recognising the scientific ingenuity of high school students, awarded Noor a $250,000 college scholarship for her outstanding science video on the impact of blue light on sleep cycles. Noor, a

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ASUU boycotts UNIBEN postgraduate programme over unpaid entitlements

In a dramatic move that could severely impact postgraduate studies at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) UNIBEN chapter has announced an immediate withdrawal of its services from all postgraduate programmes. This decision, taken on Sunday, aims to pressure the university administration into paying outstanding entitlements for postgraduate teaching

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