Category: Education

See Primary School Pupils Initiated Into Cult Group In Lagos (Photo)

The police said it was a Guardian and Counseling teacher at the Egan Community School in Lagos who uncovered the cultists� initiation ceremony plan. It was gathered that about 12 Primary School pupils between the ages of 6 and 16, were reportedly recruited and initiated into the dreaded cult group known as Awawa. According to […]

Oh No! Final Year Student Of UNIPORT Drowns While Hanging Out With Girlfriend (Photos)

A final year student of the University of Port Harcourt has reportedly drowned while he was hanging out with his girlfriend. It has been reported that a 400 level Animal Science student of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has died, leaving family and friends in deep pain and anguish. The young man identified […]

See The Agreement FG Signed With ASUU To End Strike [Full Details Inside]

The Federal Government on Thursday resolved all eight areas in contention by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the strike embarked by the union. Naija News had reported earlier that ASUU suspended its three-month strike following an agreement it reached with the Federal Government on Thursday. This online news platform recalls that […]

Nigeria: ASUU Suspends 3-Month-Old Strike

By Henry Tyohemba Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its 3 months-old strike after exhaustive deliberations during its meeting with the federal government in Abuja yesterday. The president of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi said, the strike was suspended after the union made extensive consultations through its final level of consultation of the […]

BREAKING: ASUU set to suspend strike after fruitful meeting with govt

Striking Nigerian university lecturers have accepted the proposal of the federal government but asked to be given until Thursday evening for words on ending their strike. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) stated this on Thursday evening after a three-hour meeting with a government delegation. “Our members are […]

Omotola’s daughter graduates

Frontline movie star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is a proud mother of a graduate. Her daughter, Princess Tola Ekeinde some days ago graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. The 21-year-old first daughter to Omotola and her pilot husband Matthew, bagged a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. The elated mother could not hide her happiness as […]

Tears As AAUA Graduate Serving In Oyo Dies While Returning From INEC Training (Photo)

A National Youth Service Corps member has lost her life while on her way back from INEC training. It is a sad time for the family members of a Microbiology graduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) identified as Kemi Adeniran following her sad death. It was gathered that the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream […]

ASUU: FG commences meeting with striking lecturers

The Federal Government held meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the lingering strike. Chris Ngige, the minister of Labour and Employment, was in attendance along with the striking lecturers. The Minister said he is worried over the delay in suspending the strike after the last meeting where some funds were released […]

We have no agreement yet with FG: ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refuted having any agreement with the Nigerian government. “The @ASUUNGR is hereby issuing this statement to inform the General public and by extension students of Nigerian universities that “the union has not reached any agreement with @AsoRock,” ASUU tweeted Wednesday night. Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, […]

ASUU reach agreement, strike ends soon – FG

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) reached possible agreement on Monday toward resolving the ongoing lecturers’ strike. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this after a reconciliatory meeting with ASUU in Abuja. Ngige said the meeting was fruitful as an agreement had been reached between the Federal […]

ASUU strike: LASU speaks on resumption date

The Lagos State University (LASU) has urged its students to disregard any notice directing them to resume for lectures amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Spokesman of the university, Mr Ademola Adekoya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the information was a lie and handiwork […]

Our Nationwide Strike Not to Sabotage Government – ASUP

According to current update trending now, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said that it’s nationwide strike which it embarked upon since December 12, 2018, was not targeted at sabotaging the government, and has nothing to do with the 2019 elections, but a struggle to get government live to it’s responsibility of resolving […]

Over 29 Students Expels, 26 Suspended – Bowen University

It is gathered that the management of Bowen University, Iwo, on Thursday said it has expelled no fewer than twenty nine students and suspended twenty six students indefinitely for involving in anti-social behaviours. Meanwhile this was contained in a statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Dr K. A. Ogunleye, a copy which was uploaded on […]

ASUU makes announcement ahead of 2019 election

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced its readiness to participate in the 2019 general election. The agreement was reached at a meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and officials of the union in Abuja. At the end of the meeting, Biodun Ogunyemi. president of ASUU, said: “We had a good […]

ASUU strike: Lecturers speak on being distracted by 2019 election

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday, declared that it would not be distracted by the 2019 elections in its struggle to revitalise public universities. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Prof. Yakub Mahmood, had said that the planned ASUU strike might affect the 2019 general election. The Chairman of […]

WAEC extends registration date

The West African Examination Council, WASSCE, has extended it’s registration for private candidates. WASSCE extended it’s registration for private candidates to January 11, 2019. The body made the disclosure in a post on its Twitter handle on Thursday. “ICYMI: The closing date for registration for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-First Series has been extended […]

2019 UTME: JAMB issues warning to candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on prospective candidates to disregard advertisements in the social media, announcing sales of registration documents with some illegal centres and subject combinations. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday […]

Join us in forcing govt to fulfil its responsibilities than being counter force – ASUU tells NANS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has enjoined the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to join forces with the union in forcing the federal government to fulfil its responsibilities in the education sector rather than being deployed as a counter-force against the union. The union, while reacting to a statement credited to one […]

ASUU strike: Buhari govt dragged to UN

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has written to the United Nations (UN), urging the body to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to reach an agreement with leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the ongoing strike. In an urgent appeal dated 28 December 2018 and signed by SERAP senior legal adviser, […]

Three suspects arrested over murder of corps member in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects over alleged murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Samaila Usman, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in […]

2019 UTME: JAMB to commence sales of form January 10

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set January 10 date for the commencement of the sales of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) form. The sales of form, according to the examination body, will take place within six weeks while the examination will hold in March. Speaking at a stakholders’ forum currently […]

Gov. Ugwuanyi presents N109.199 billion 2019 budget estimates, targets improved infrastructure, healthcare, education, others

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday presented a budget proposal of N109, 199 billion for the 2019 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage. Presenting the 2019 budget proposal tagged: ‘‘Budget of peace, equity and prosperity’’, Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the appropriation bill was 5.44% higher than the […]

Basic education, our priority — Agbaje

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has described as unacceptable, the poor state of primary education in Lagos. The candidate who said this yesterday during an interactive session with stakeholders in the education sector called on those in authority to take education, especially in primary school, more […]

Urhobo give Delta University seven days to disengage Deogratas Security over student’s murder

The apex body of Urhobo decision making body, Urhobo progressive Union (UPU) on Saturday issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka to disengage Deogratas Security Company, the privately owned security firm contracted to secure Site Three of the university. The UPU, in the statement signed by Louis Emoubonvie […]

Student Stabbed Roommate To Death , Police Report

A 21-year-old American student was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, allegedly by her roommate, police in the Netherlands confirmed Friday. According to a police statement, authorities received reports of a quarrel at an apartment on Kralingse Kerklaan on Wednesday. When they entered the apartment, the statement said, police found Sarah Papenheim with stab wounds and […]

NYSC: Seven corps members face disciplinary measures in Nasarawa

Seven corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa State are to face disciplinary measures for committing various offences during their service year. Mrs Zainab Isah, NYSC Coordinator in the state, who made this known Thursday in Lafia, during the Passing out Parade (POP) for the 2017 Batch “B” Stream II corps […]

Strike: ASUU attacks APC, Bisi Akande

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has attacked the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its former national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande. ASUU described Akande as the grandfather of half-baked government. This was in reaction to Akande’s earlier attack on the union where he accused the striking lecturers of producing vagabonds and unemployable graduates. ASUU […]

ASUU may be ‘killed’ by unhealthy rivalry, politics – Members warn

A group at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, operating under the auspices of Concerned Academic Staff Academic Staff Union of Universities (CASUU), has stated that its members are ready to resist unnecessary politicisation and unhealthy rivalry in the union to prevent it from being ruined by power seekers. This was as the […]

Read what Ambrose Ali University, AAU, Ekpoma did in eliminating cultism and increase student efficiency

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important source of innovation and improvement of efficiency for many sectors across the globe. In the education sector, particularly, the application of ICT has become a critical part of the learning process for university students both outside and inside the classroom setting.AAU Ekpoma seems to have scored […]

NYSC Empowers 7,000 Corps Members in Katsina

The Katsina State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, has said the scheme has trained and empowered 7,000 corps members through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in the state since its inception in 2012. She said the entrepreneurship programme was introduced by the federal government to educate […]

AMBROSE ALI UNIVERSITY SCORES FIRST IN ICT IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPUTER BASED EXAMS (MUST READ)

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important source of innovation and improvement of efficiency for many sectors across the globe. In the education sector, particularly, the application of ICT has become a critical part of the learning process for university students both outside and inside the classroom setting. AAU Ekpoma seems to have […]

Strike: ASUU tells parents, students what to do as strike continues

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to parents and students to be patient over its decision to reposition and save the country’s university system from total collapse. ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. DAILY POST […]

JAMB announces date for 2019 registration

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday announced that registration for 2019/ 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence in December. The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), at the board’s […]

FG Slashes JAMB, NECO Examination Fees

The federal government has approved a reduction in the cost of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms from N5,000 to N3,500 from January 2019. It also cut the cost of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination handled by National Examination Coun-cil (NECO) from 11,350 to N9,850 and Basic Education Certificate also handled by NECO from […]

Northern States Allocate More Funds To Education In 2018

Facts have emerged that northern states allocated more funds to education than their southern counterparts in the 2018 fiscal year in their bid to improve enrolment and provide adequate infrastructure in primary, secondary and tertiary schools. Figures gleaned from the budgetary allocations of the 32 states of the federation covered in this report showed that […]