LASU VC’s appointment based on merit, experts Say

With the appointment of professor of Physiology, Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, as the ninth substantive vice-chancellor of Lagos State University, experts have silenced critics, proving her appointment was based on merit and not ethnicity. Funmi Ogundare reports The appointment of Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the ninth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) has been a […]

FG Meeting With ASUU Successful –Ngige

The Federal Government says the meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) aimed at evaluating the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) entered into by the parties is successful. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige said this while addressing newsmen at the end of a close-door meeting on Monday […]

Rights group accuses Buhari of sidelining Igbo on new varsities

By Waliat Musa Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described as ‘Igbophobic’, discriminatory and unconstitutional, the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the establishment of specialised technology-based and health universities in five of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria while excluding the Igbo-speaking South East. HURIWA wondered what the Minister of State in […]

Rivers State loses an astute educationist and academician, Dr. Onengiyeofori Georgewill

(NNP) The academic community in Rivers State has been thrown into mourning with the sudden death of Dr. Onengiyeofori Moses Douglas Georgewill, the immediate past Rector of ken Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, formerly known as Rivers State Polytechnic. The former Rector who was an engineer by training, died on April 24, while exercising at his home […]

‘How Nigeria wastes unjustified wealth on UK education’

As CBN admits $960m overseas funding of education, personal travels Nigerians pay N20.25b tuitions yearly to UK schools, says report Make education system attractive to curb trend, scholars advise Despite severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, […]

Enugu community disassociates itself from N100M lawsuit against UNN

Ejuona Obukpa Community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Monday, dissociated itself from a N100 million suit filed against the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). The plaintiff, Nnemeka Aleke, dragged UNN to court seeking N100 million in damages for alleged degradation of the community’s environment, by the contractor handling the construction of […]

Prof Agomo retires from UNILAG, unveils autobiography

Prof Chioma Kanu Agomo By Romanus Okoye, Lagos The first female Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Chioma Kanu Agomo, will on March 1 retire from the university as she clocks 70 years. Several events have been lined up to celebrate her exit from the institution after over 40 years of […]

Imo govt seizes Eastern Palm University from Okorocha

Imo state government has taken over Eastern Palm University at Ogboko in Orlu, said to be owned by former governor Rochas Okorocha. In an announcement today, government warned all those it called ‘fraudulent claimants’ to stay away from the university. It said its right to ownership is based on the fact that state money was […]

Bishop says God killed UNILAG lecturer who attempted to sleep with his daughter for grades

The founder and Presiding Bishop of Christ Life Church Worldwide, Francis Wale Oke, has claimed that God killed a lecturer of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who repeatedly failed one of his daughters because he was bent on sleeping with her. In a trending video seen by SaharaReporters, Oke, who is also the President of […]

Schools resume nationwide Jan. 18 pending a review – PTF

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Tuesday said schools across the country will resume on Monday, January 18, 2021 pending the review by the federal government. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu had on Monday said the federal government would review the resumption date of schools as a result of rising cases of Coronavirus. “On the […]

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