Datti Ahmed: Time for a Paradigm Shift in the North – By Prof. Ibrahim Shehu

By Prof. Ibrahim Shehu | NNP | October 10, 2018 – I will start this reflection by paraphrasing the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 111. While our pre-independence leaders did a lot in fashioning a regional identity for us – and we are grateful to them- the challenge for the current generation of Igbos, Yorubas […]

There’s deliberate policy of govt. to undermine public varsity – ASUU

— 18th August 2018 Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alarm over what it called government’s programme to undermine public universities in the country. Raising the alarm, on Friday, in Awka, ASUU Owerri zone, said there was a deliberate policy on the part of government to undermine public […]

Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, alleges plan to demolish school

The management of the Adeleke University, Ede, has alerted the police in Osun State to the threat from the Oshun Ceramic Industries Limited to demolish all buildings on the premises of the university. The Registrar of the university, Oyerinde Oyejola, said in a letter written to the Commissioner of Police in Osun State that the […]

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 […]

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