Sex-for-marks: OAU suspends Professor Akindele indefinitely

Sex-for-marks: OAU suspends Professor Akindele indefinitely — 19th April 2018 A professor at the centre of a sexual harassment sex-for-marks scandal, Mr Richard Akindele, has been suspended by his university, having been found culpable and liable of serious misconduct by an investigative committee set up to look into the allegations. Akindele, a professor at the […]

5 OAU students arrested, remanded in prison

— 24th March 2018 Gabriel Dike Five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife were arrested by Osun State Police Command for protesting against the decision of the university management to evict some students from the hostels. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) in a statement made available to Saturday Sun and signed by the National […]

Nigerians, Foreign is not Always Better – Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria  | March 10, 2018 – Last Saturday, a friend forwarded to me this headline: “Nigerians are receiving expired education, says US Varsity VC.” The story was published in a mainstream national newspaper. He and I have studied and worked in countries that supposedly do not offer “expired […]

FG committed to end varsity workers’ strike – official

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday said it was committed to end the on-going strike by the non-teaching labour unions in Nigeria universities. The Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mrs Priscilla Ihuoma, gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen in Lagos. Recall that the unions, comprising of the Senior Staff […]

JAMB suspends worker over N36m swallowed by snake

Eniola Akinkuotuand Olaleye Aluko The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that it had suspended its employee, Philomina Chieshe, on account of N36m which was reported to have been swallowed by a snake in the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State. The JAMB Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, told our correspondent on Sunday […]

Still on The Return of History – By Arnold A. Alalibo

 By Arnold A. Alalibo | NNP | January 20, 2018 – The hue and cry in opposition to the eradication of History Studies from our primary and secondary schools has eventually paid off. Its notional existence for about three decades has proved catastrophic to a nation and generations interred in ignorance or incapacity. A proclamation from […]

Kaduna: El-Rufai backpedals, asks sacked teachers to reapply

El-Rufai backpedals, asks sacked teachers to reapply — 20th January 2018 The Kaduna State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) says the 21,780 primary school teachers sacked by Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i should reapply. The state NUT Chairman, Audu Amba, said in Kaduna yesterday that the affected teachers would reapply, sit for another examination and […]

FG approves six new private universities

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Government has approved the establishment of six new private universities in the country. The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which […]

Still on the Return of History – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | November 3, 2017 | NNP | The hue and cry in opposition to the eradication of History Studies from our primary and secondary schools has eventually paid off. Its notional existence for about three decades has proved catastrophic to a nation and generations interred in ignorance or incapacity. A proclamation […]

Press Release: Gov. Wike to renovate 175 schools in Rivers at N1 billion for each school

PRESS RELEASE   WIKE’S CLAIMS ON SCHOOL RENOVATION FRAUDULENT AND A PLOY TO SIPHON FUNDS — RIVERS APC   Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike’s claim that his administration has embarked on the renovation of 175 schools across the State has been dismissed as a big fraud by the State Chapter of the All Pro­gressives […]

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