Tagged: federal government

SERAP

SERAP SUES NYSC OVER EXEMPTION CERTIFICATION

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure and the NYSC over “failure to publish specific documents and information on Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun’s application for NYSC exemption, and seeking to compel them to explain if Adeosun obtained...

OLANIYI

OLAYINKA OLANIYI DEFRAUDS US UNIVERSITIES

A Nigerian man, identified as Olayinka Olaniyi, has been been; pronounced guilty of defrauding universities in the United States, and is; due to be sentenced to jail. The 34-year-old was living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the time he committed the fraud, alongside his partner-in-crime, 29-year-old Damilola Solomon Ibiwoye. Both...

EMIR

EDUCATION BOARD LAUDS EMIR OF GOMBE

The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Gombe has commended the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, for his numerous contributions towards education in his domain. Mrs Zulaihatu Madugu, Acting Secretary of the Board, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday...

babalakin

ASUU Demands Babalakin Sack or Union Embarks on Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) rose from its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Calabar yesterday and said it could no longer guarantee that its members would continue to work if Wole Babalakin, negotiating on the part of the Federal Government, was not sacked. Addressing journalists at the...

IMOPOLY

IMOPOLY PROTEST KILLING OF THEIR COLLEAGUES

Students of the Imo state Polytechnic, Imopoly, on Monday staged a demonstration on the Owerri- Port Harcourt Expressway to protest against the killing of three of their colleagues by a speeding truck. The Imopoly students claimed that the deceased were; knocked down by the driver of the vehicle on Sunday...

DEFECTIONS

DEFECTIONS: Lecturer Says Low Political Development

A university lecturer, Dr Olakunle Lawal, has described the massive defections between political parties by Nigerian politicians as indication of low political development. Lawal, of Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at the Lagos State University (LASU), made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday...

FRENCH

FRENCH PARLIAMENT BANS PHONES IN SCHOOLS.

The French parliament has approved a far-reaching ban on mobile phones in schools, radio broadcaster Franceinfo reported on Monday following the result of the vote in the National Assembly. The law fundamentally bans the use of mobile phones in all preschools and primary schools, as well as middle school. The move...

KENYA

KENYA SCHOOLS TO CLOSE EARLY BECAUSE OF CASH

Public secondary schools in Kenya are in a rush to close following a delay by the government in releasing funds. Some have already sent their students home despite the official closing date being August 2. The government had promised to release the remaining 6.3 billion for second term by Friday. Last evening,...

EXPLOITING

ASUU CAUTIONS JAMB AGAINST EXPLOITING STUENTS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cautioned the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to stop exploiting Nigerians in its drive to remit impressive revenues to Federal Government’s coffers. ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in Abuja; accused JAMB of profiting from exploiting Nigerian students; and...

FEEDING

BENEFICIARIES LAUD FG ON FEEDING INITIATIVE

From Cross River, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti to Bauchi, some of the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-SIP, particularly in the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), are speaking. Close to four years in President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, one of the programmes of the Federal Government, which has resonated, is the...

Junior

Junior Secondary Admission List into Govt. Colleges

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of admission into Junior Secondary School 1 of the 104 Federal Government Colleges in the country. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry; Mr Sonny Echono and made available to newsmen in...

HEAD

FG TRAINS 200 HEAD TEACHERS TO ACHIEVE SDG4.

The Federal Government has commenced training of over 200 head teachers of primary and junior secondary schools across the six geo-political zones of the federation on academic leadership. The training aims at equipping head teachers and school administrators towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal number 4, to ensure inclusive and...

Special

Proprietor Advocates Special Centers Closure

Mr Godwin Oyekanmi, a school proprietor, has called on government at all levels to close down special centres used for examination malpractices in the country. Oyekanmi, who is the proprietor of Bright Future Nursery & Primary School, Agbo-Oba, Ilorin, made the call in Ilorin on Tuesday. He said that such special...

Okpara

Michael Okpara Non-Teaching Staff Begins Work to Rule

Members of the non-teaching staff of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia, on Monday began a one-week work-to-rule to protest against the alleged management’s deductions and percentage payment of their salaries. The workers are operating under the aegis of the Joint Account Committee (JAC), comprising Non-Academic Staff Union...

Dolapo

DOLAPO CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR GIRL EDUCATION

Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President, on Saturday urged groups, organisations and individuals to support more indigent girls and women to access quality education and empowerment. Dolapo Osinbajo made the call as a special guest at the Gala Night/Fund Raising Dinner of the Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiative (DLWEI)...

NANS

NANS GIVES FUNNAI 7 DAYS TO REFUND LEVY

The Vice Chancellor, AE-FUNAI Ebonyi State, Sir. COMMUNIQUE REACHED BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERAN STUDENTS, NANS LEADERSHIP OF EBONYI STATE DURING OUR MEETING AT AE-FUNAI!. We bring to the students, staff and management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike ikwo a revolutionary and freedom greetings from the leadership of...

Burundi

Burundi; Stop Banning Pregnant Girls from School

Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. The Burundi Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school. Burundi’s ban is contrary to...

ABANDONED

FG TO COMPLETE ABANDONED PROJECTS IN EBONYI

The Federal Government has pledged to complete all abandoned federal government funded projects in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. President Muhammadu Buhari made this known when he commissioned some ecological projects initiated and completed in the university. Represented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,...

secretariat

COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IS BUILDING SECRETARIAT

The West African College of Surgeons has reiterated why it embarked on the construction of a permanent secretariat for its operations. The College stated that its leadership decided to invest in the project as part of its strategic plan to become self-sufficient in its core mandate and vision, and to...

OLUWAGBEMI

OLUWAGBEMI WANTS POPULATION CONTROL LAW

Professor Tai Oluwagbemi of Kogi State University; Anyigba has called for a series of Marxist legislative policies, including adoption of population control and constitutional amendments; to achieve a policy of food sufficiency in the country. Oluwagbemi canvassed this position in his inaugural lecture titled, “Scientific Elegance and Political Naivety of...

SENTENCED

EDUCATION SECRETARY SENTENCED WITHOUT FINE .

For employing his secondary school [SS2] teenage daughter; Ms preye Tom, into the education authority in Delta State; Mr Abayomi Tom Kelekumor has been sentenced to five years in jail by a High court sitting in the state. Kelemour, who was a former education secretary in Bomadi LGA in the...

STALKING

STUDENT JAILED FOR STALKING A LAWMAKER

A 25-year old Ugandan student has been; handed a two year prison sentence for stalking a Kabalore Woman Member of Parliament, Ms Sylvia Rwabwoogo. The student of YMCA Jinja Branch was; convicted on his own plea of guilty to counts of cyber harassment, stalking and offensive communication. He confessed that...

Financial

FG IMPLEMENTS FINANCIAL EDUCATION STRATEGY

Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, said that the Federal Government was implementing financial education strategy to help the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) manage their business finances. Abubakar said this in Abuja on Thursday at the Fate Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO’s)...

admiralty

FG TO INCLUDE ADMIRALTY LAW IN UNIVERSITIES

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it had taken appropriate steps to ensure that Admiralty Law (Maritime Law) was included in the curriculum of Universities in the country for speedy resolutions of maritime cases. Alhaji Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council ‘(NSC) disclosed this at the 15th...