The President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the Ministry of Education to include National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) graduates in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. He also directed graduates of the Law faculty in the institution to be allowed to enrol in Law School upon graduation. According to Punch, Tinubu gave the orders through the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Biodun Saliu, who represented the President at the institution’s 13th convocation ceremony on Saturday, April 13. “With the changing demographics of our…

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How parents, doctor’s negligence caused Sylvester Oromoni’s death -Coroner

The Coroner Inquest sitting in Ogba Magistrate Court examining the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Sylvester Junior Oromoni, has attributed his death to his parents’ and doctor’s negligence. The Coroner Magistrate, Mikhail Kadiri, held that Oromoni died as a result of failed treatment for his enlarged liver. Oromoni died on November 30, 2021. His death was attributed to bully and an alleged poisonous substance he was forced to drink in the school. He was said to have mentioned that he was beaten up by five senior…

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We will hunt down fake certificate holders -Education minister

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, on Tuesday, said security agencies will go after individuals with fake degree certificates in the country. According to the minister, the individuals will be tracked after the committee inaugurated to investigate the activities of degree mills in the country submits its report. The Federal Ministry of Education had earlier set up an investigative panel to probe activities of degree mills following an investigative report published by Daily Nigerian which exposed the activities of degree mills in Benin Republic. The Daily Nigerian reporter, Umar…

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Havarde College reacts as student allegedly commits suicide over school’s failure to secure accreditation

Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, Ogun State is in the news for bad reasons as a 300-level student of the institution reportedly took her life after the school allegedly failed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. The management of the private tertiary institution has however refuted the reports that one of its students, simply identified as Ajoke, committed suicide after the school failed to meet the accreditation requirements. It was gathered that the deceased student had on Monday evening, consumed…

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Why Ogun State shut Harvarde College over non-accreditation of programmes

An enforcement team comprising the Ogun State Ministry of Health and Nursing and Midwifery Committee has sealed the Nursing Department of Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, Obada in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state. The state government moved against the school for allegedly offering a degree programme in Nursing Sciences for six years without accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Sunday PUNCH had earlier reported how the institution operates as an academic institution with no clear specification of where it belongs among…

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FG begind payment of ASUU’s withheld salaries

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the withheld salaries of academics under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, PUNCH Online has learnt. Multiple sources in the academic sector confirmed the development to our correspondent in Abuja on Monday. The chairperson of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, who confirmed the development on the record, said, “Yes, it is true. Payment has started rolling in.” President Bola Tinubu Tinubu had in October 2023 approved the release of four of the eight…

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Read details of FG’s repayment plan for students’ loan

Ahead of the official launch of the Student Loan Scheme on February 21, 2024, the Nigeria Education Loan Fund said it is finalising repayment modalities. Although it confirmed that the 10 per cent direct deduction from the beneficiaries’ salaries still stands, applicants can pay higher percentages or 100 per cent upfront if they choose. However, persons confirmed to be dead, terminally ill, and incapable of earning a living through work will be granted waivers, a source close to the board’s activities told Sunday PUNCH. “First and foremost, the modality for…

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EFCC arrests, interrogate Providus, Jaiz bank CEOs over N44bn NSIPA fraud

Anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and interrogated the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of two new banks in connection with the ongoing EduGate financial scandal. The N585m alleged fraud has already consumed the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu. The banks are Providus Bank and Jaiz Bank and their CEOs were interrogated for their roles in connection with the over N44 billion fraud allegedly uncovered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. The Punch gathered that the senior bank executives are…

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See list of FG suspended foreign univerditirs in Nigeria

The Federal Government has suspended the evaluation and accreditation of degree certificates from the Republic of Benin and Togo, respectively. The Federal Ministry of Education made the announcement on Tuesday. The Ministry noted that its decision followed an undercover investigation conducted by a Nigerian online platform that exposed the activity of a degree mill in Cotonou. According to the investigation, the investigative reporter bagged a degree from Cotonou University within six weeks and also participated in the mandatory one-year scheme organised by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Here is…

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FG suspends accreditation of degree certificates grom Benin Republic, Togo

The Federal Government has suspended the accreditation and evaluation of degree certificates from Benin Republic and Togo. This move followed a report detailing how a degree was acquired from a university in Benin Republic in under two months. “This report lends credence to suspicions that some Nigerians deploy nefarious means and unconscionable methods to get a Degree with the end objective of getting graduate job opportunities for which they are not qualified,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Augustina Obilor-Duru said in a Tuesday statement. “The Federal Ministry of…

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JAMB announces fees increment, dates for 2024 UTME/DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the official start of profile creation for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise. JAMB announced this in a statement on Sunday, stating that prospective candidates can now begin creating their profiles on the JAMB website, with the official sale of application documents set to begin on Monday, January 15th, 2024. It also stated that the prospective candidates have six weeks, until Monday, February 26, to complete their registration. The examination body also noted that…

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UN OFFICE, RMRDC COMMEND PREMIERE ACADEMY’S CURRICULUM ON TECH INNOVATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

The United Nations Office, Abuja has called on schools and other learning institutions to focus on improved engagement of Nigerian youths on human rights awareness and positive technological innovations to unleash their potentials and capacity to influence the world. Speaking during a Visitation to Premiere Academy, Abuja recently, Knowledge Management Assistant, United Nations Information Centre, Abuja, Mrs. Bo-lanle Olumekor, observed that the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and Agenda 2030 rests greatly on how well the youths are empowered to unleash their potentials in the areas of innovation, industry…

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OAU lecturer slumps, dies on duty

The academic community of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has been thrown into mourning following the death of a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Dr. Ayo Ojediran, who reportedly slumped in his office. Sources on the campus said Ojediran was rushed to the institution’s clinic immediately he slumped on Tuesday, but could not make it. Speaking on the incident during an interview with the PUNCH Online on Wednesday, the President, the Faculty of Education Students Association of Nigeria, Victor Adesokan, said he was with Ojediran the night…

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LASU sacks Dean of Student Affairs over certificate racketeering

The Lagos State University, Ojo, has removed the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko. His removal was in connection with a news report published on Monday by an online news platform that a certificate racketeering syndicate had genuine Lagos State University certificates that anyone interested could purchase for between N2m and N3m, depending on the technicality of the course involved. Meanwhile, a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Dr Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, has been appointed as acting DSA. A source in the university who does not want to…

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OAU ask EFCC not to suffer innocent students as agency arrests 70 students for yahoo

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said a delegation from the school would visit the Ibadan Zonal Office the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to profile those arrested in the early-hour raid on some hostels located outside the campus. Speaking with The PUNCH, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed that some students of the university were arrested, could not, however, give the e figure. Olanrewaju, who said the intervention of the management was to ensure that the innocent students were not…

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581 candidates failed Law School exams

Five hundred and eighty-one candidates (35 per cent) of the Nigerian Law School failed the school’s final examinations held in July. Of a total of 1,666 students that participated in the July examination, 1,085 candidates (65.09 per cent) were successful. The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Chiroma (SAN), made this known at the October 2023 Call to Bar ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday, October 11. Chiroma enjoined the candidates to make the best of the legal profession, and ensure strict adherence to its norms and ethics. Speaking…

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Oyo making teaching profession attractive- TESCOM Chair, as three teachers win FG’s World Teachers’ day award

Three teachers from Oyo state, won awards in various categories of the 2023 Presidential Teachers and School Excellence Award at the Eagle’s square, Abuja. This was announced by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Abdulwaheed Adelabu, during the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day celebration. He added that the Oyo State awardees are part of the winners who were drawn from different public and private primary and secondary schools across the country. Prof. Abdulwaheed Adelabu was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Adeniyi Olusanjo…

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Army rescues Gusau Varsity’s six female students kidnapped by Zamfara bandits

The Nigerian Army has rescued six abducted female students of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State. It was not clear if there were more students kidnapped by terrorists from their hostels on Friday morning. TVCNews reports that the kidnapped students were rescued by Operation Hadarin Daji of the Nigerian Army. Bandits reportedly kidnapped a significant number of mostly female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, in the early hours of Friday. An indigene of Sabon Gida village, Abubakar Sani, told The PUNCH that the bandits, who were…

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FG raises salaries for all tertiary institution workers

The Federal Government, through the National Salaries, Wages and Income Commission, has approved payment of a newly approved percentage increment in salaries for academic and non-academic staff of all its tertiary institutions across the country, The PUNCH has learnt. This is as the percentage increment for junior staff of tertiary institutions was raised from 23.5% which was reviewed last year to 25%. Our correspondent gathered that the arrears of the increment from January 2023 will also be paid. Though nothing was said about the withheld salaries of the academics and…

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Model Smart School: Oyo conducts e-based entrance exam for 1,395 pupils

No fewer than One Thousand, three hundred and Ninety-five pupils, on Monday sat for the year 23/24 e-based Entrance Examination into Oyo State Model Smart School. The pupils were tested in English language, Mathematics and General knowledge at the Smart School, Sogunro, Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan. The Executive Secretary, SUBEB, Jacob Dairo stated that the exercise was smooth and hitch free in the centre, adding that seven hundred and ninety-six candidates were disqualified, as a result of double entry. Mr. Dairo, added that the turnout was very impressive. The…

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Student’s performance to determine Ondo public school teachers’ promotion -Olabimtan

Ondo State Government has directed that, there is no going to be automatic promotion for teachers in the Public Primary School as from next year. The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan dropped the hint during an interactive session with the Education Secretaries from the eighteen Local Government Areas of the State at the Board Corporate Headquarters, Akure. According to Olabimtan the directive became necessary in order to enhance better performance of pupils of public schools in Common Entrance Examination into Public…

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See full list as NUC restructures Nigerian varsities courses

The National Universities Commission recently unveiled a newly restructured curriculum for Nigerian universities. The acting Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Chris Maiyaki, during a meeting with stakeholders last week, reiterated that the implementation of the new curriculum will commence in September 2023. According to Maiyaki, the new curriculum CCMAS would make up 70 per cent of the curriculum while the university decides what to include in the remaining 30 per cent. According to him, the implementation will help sharpen the future of education sector. The new curriculum means that…

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Zulum gives N36m palliatives to Borno corpers

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State, Saturday, August 26, announced the allocation of N36.4 million as palliatives to the 1,215 youth corp members deployed to the state for their national service. Each of them is to receive N30,000. The governor visited the NYSC orientation camp at the weekend four days after he attended the swearing-in of the youth Corp members at the camp’s reopening in Maiduguri. Zulum also allocated 100 bags of rice, 10 cows, 10 bags of 100 kg beans and 10 gallons of cooking oil for a…

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UniCal suspends law faculty dean, Prof. Ndifon over alleged sexual harassment

The management of the University of Calabar has suspended the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, over allegations of sexual harassment. Ndifon’s suspension, effective August 17, 2023, followed a probe by the management of the school into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by female students of the faculty on Monday. A viral video on social media had shown the students of the faculty storming the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, bearing placards with inscriptions such as, “Ndifon must go for our sanity”,…

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9 things to do to convert your HND to Bachelor’s degree

The National Board for Technical Education has unveiled an online top-up programme for Higher National Diploma holders to convert their certification to Bachelor’s Degree through online top-up for one year, with foreign accredited universities. The board disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday by its Head of Media Unit, Mrs Fatima Abubakar. Abubakar said this was also to facilitate the progression of HND holders to higher degrees. Find below 9 step-by-step guides for HND holders to convert their certificates to a BSc certificate through…

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UPDATED: Duyile, Ohens to receive Lifetime Achiever, Africa Courage awards in Holland

Dedicated to the principles of good governance, social justice, and equal opportunities for all, Dr. Joseph Adonor Ohens is set to be honored with the prestigious Africa Courage Award on the 29th of September, 2023. This remarkable recognition is being conferred by The Voice Magazine, based in Almere, The Netherlands. The accolade comes as a result of Dr. Ohens’ unwavering commitment to advocating for good governance, his impactful humanitarian endeavours, and his substantial contributions to the development of local communities. Ohens will receive the award alongside veteran journalist and media…

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Tinubu to all federal schools: No increment in fees

President Bola Tinubu on Monday directed the authorities in all Federal Institutions of higher learning to avoid arbitrary increase in sundry fees payable and where possible defer further increase so that parents and students don’t face too many difficulties. He also approved the provision of buses to the student bodies of all universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the country. Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Monday titled ‘FG ready to provide buses for…

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No tuition fees in Federal universities, says Presidency

The Presidency, on Wednesday, said that despite the hike in ancillary fees at several universities nationwide, tuition remains free in federal universities. This comes barely five days after Federal Unity Colleges increased the school fees for new students from N45,000 to N100,000. “For the avoidance of doubts, federal universities in Nigeria remain tuition-free,” a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, read Wednesday. The statement is titled ‘Federal Universities Remain Tuition-free.’ While acknowledging the rise in fees in federal universities in the…

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Nigeria Police opens online portal for academy, see details

The Nigeria Police Academy has opened an online portal for applications for its 10th regular course cadet degree programme from interested and qualified Nigerian candidates. The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who said this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, added that the online registration process would run for a period of six weeks, starting from July 24 to September 3. Adejobi said that admission into the academy would afford both male and female Nigerians of good character the opportunity to serve the country. According to him,…

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Education ministry jerks up Unity schools’ fees, see details

The Federal Ministry of Education has increased the school fees of new students into Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Federal Unity Colleges to ₦100,000. This was contained in a directive from the Office of the Director of Senior Secondary Education Department of the Federal Ministry of Education, reference number ADF/120/DSSE/I, dated 25th May, 2023, and addressed to all Principals of Federal Unity Colleges. According to the circular entitled, “Approved fees/ charges for Federal Unity Colleges (1st Term) for new students“, signed by the Director of Senior Secondary Education, Hajia…

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Fake JAMB result: Finally, Mmesoma owns up to forging scores + Full report

Joy Mmesoma Ejikeme, Anambra JAMB candidate, has finally owned up to forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result. This was the major highlight of the report of a panel set up by Governor Chukwuma Soludo to probe the raging issue. Professor Soludo set up the panel following the alarm raised by Ejiekem that the organiser of the UTME, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, was trying to deny her the highest score of the examination. She claimed that whereas she scored 362, JAMB had changed it to 249. But…

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JAMB: We have discovered the App developer who manipulated Mmesoma’s result

Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board said the the examination body had discovered the developer of the app used for the manipulation of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results. Benjamin also noted that the developer, who is a student would lose his admission status in the university he is currently studying at. He said, “Let me tell you something, we have discovered the developer of the app used for fake UTME result upgrade and the person is a student. He will lose his admission…

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Fake Result: “I got JAMB SMS that I scored 249” -Mmesoma admits

Mmesoma Ejikeme, the Anambra student who was accused of manually inflating her 2023 UTME result by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday confirmed that she received an automated text message from JAMB indicating that her score was 249. Mmesoma made this known during an interview with Sunrise Daily on Channels Television on Wednesday. JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, had earlier revealed that the candidate sent a series of messages to the board’s automated telecoms system, including the results showing an aggregate of 362. Responding, Mmesoma said the only SMS…

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JAMB boss, Oloyede threatens to give more details on Mmesoma’s fake result

The Registrar and chief executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Tuesday said that Nigerians will be shocked if the board decides to reveal the details of the “forgery” perpetrated by Mmesoma Ejikeme, the candidate from Anambra State whom the board accused of manually inflating her UTME score. Oloyede noted that the result paraded by Ejikeme was the template for a student who sat UTME two years ago. In an interview with Premium Times, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin said, “If you scan…

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Fake Result: Mmesoma’s lawyer demands apology from JAMB

A legal practitioner, Johnmary Maduakolam, has threatened to sue the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, and the management of the Board should they fail to tender an apology to Anambra pupil, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused by JAMB of manually inflating her 2023 UTME result. The lawyer in a letter addressed to Oloyede shared on Twitter, said that Mmesoma was incapable of forging her own results. He also accused JAMB of failing to protect the identity of the girl. He said, “I am…

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Fake Results: We stopped using Mmesoma’s slip since 2021 using – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday morning said that it stopped using the print-out currently being paraded by Anambra candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme as her authentic result in 2021. The board also reiterated its position that the UTME result paraded by “Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma is patently fake.” In a statement made available to our correspondent on Tuesday morning by the Board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB insisted that only Mmesoma paraded the“obsolete” notification slip out of all the candidates that sat the 2023 UTME. “Consequently, the Board would like…

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UTME Alleged Fraud: Anambra candidate’s father insists daughter always come top of the class

Mr. Romanus Ejikeme, the father to Mmesoma Ejikeme, has said that her daughter had always come out as the overall best student from her nursery school days to date. Ejikeme made the disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Onitsha. NAN reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board had accused Ejikeme of using software to manipulate her score to 362 as against 249. According to him, “My daughter has been taking the first position from her nursery school till now. Some of these results…

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JAMB withdraws results, to prosecute candidates over ‘cooked up’ results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has withdrawn the result of one Mmesoma Ejikeme, a candidate of the just-released Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result over alleged manipulation of her scores. Also affected was one “Atung Gerald from Kaduna, who claimed to have scored 380. His ethnic group had taken the issue up, requesting that he be given special recognition, only for the Board to disappoint them with the incontestable fact that Atung never obtained the 2023 UTME application documents, not to talk of sitting the examination. This is…

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Sterling Bank launches tech-based solutions for stakeholders in the Nigerian education sector

Sterling Bank has recently launched Edubanc; an innovative tech-based solution to provide banking and social services for stakeholders in the education sector. The solution aims to improve current learning outcomes and business growth for students, parents, and providers of educational services. Mr. Damian Umeasala, General Manager of Edubanc, stated at the launch in Lagos over the weekend, “Education has always been the cornerstone of progress, development, and growth in any economy in the world today. However, financial constraints often hinder the dreams and potential of countless individuals. At Edubanc, we…

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FLED Institute holds Lagos People and Power Conference, advocates national cohesion through positive narratives

L-R. Mosunmola Omokunga, coordinator FLED Institute, Lagos Chapter, Dr Bolaji Akinyemi, Dr Suraj Olunifesi, Rev Olumide Olugbenle, all speakers at the conference and Dr Joseph Ibekwe, President FLED Group The Foundation for Leadership, Education and Development FLED institute, a think tank organisation that equips leaders with the necessary skills needed to become transformational leaders held its People and Power Conference on the 12th of June 2023 in commemoration of Democracy Day in Nigeria. People and Power Conference is one of the programs of FLED institute that provides opportunity of mentorship…

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Pres. Tinubu signs education loan bill, see guidelines to apply for the loan

The President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed the Student Loan Bill into law, says a senior aide to the president, Dele Alake, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Monday evening.⁣⁣ ⁣ According to Alake, the bill will enable Nigerian students to access loans at interest-free rates. ⁣⁣ Alake said the bill would boost the educational pursuit of the youths across the country, adding that to enjoy the facility, students must show evidence of being indigent. He said that a committee drawn from all the relevant education stakeholders…

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JAMB releases 2023 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted last Tuesday and Monday. According to the Board, 1, 595, 779 candidates registered for the examination in 708 CBT centres in 105 examination towns in the country. The Board noted the released results excluded candidates who have been rescheduled to take their examination on Saturday April 6, those absent during the examination; candidates whose results are under investigation, as well as those of visually impaired candidates, which are undergoing processing.…

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Ajibola, Nigeria’s former ICJ judge is dead

Prince Bola Ajibola, a former Judge of the International Court of Justice, Hague, Netherlands, died Saturday night after a long-time old age-induced illness. Aged 89, his death was disclosed by his eldest child, Mr. Segun Ajibola, in a statement on Sunday in Abeokuta and will be buried later today in accordance with Islamic rites. His son, Segun, while announcing his death, said, “With very deep heart and gratitude to Almighty Allah, “Our dad, Prince Bola Ajibola, departed this world over midnight. May Almighty Allah bless him with Aljanah Firdaus.” The…

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ASUU member araigned in Court for demanding sex for mark

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arraigned Dr. Balogun Olaniran, a lecturer at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ogun State. ICPC disclosed this development via its verified Twitter handle on Friday, saying the suspect abused his position in the school between October and November 2021, when he demanded for sexual gratification from a female student. In place of sex, Olaniran was said to have asked the victim to pay N100,000 to get better grades, an offence that contravenes Section 8(1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices…

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Whitney Adeniran: Court grants Chrisland principal, others bail

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday admitted four staff members of Chrisland School Ikeja, to bail for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran. The Lagos State Government charged Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, and Nwatu Victoria with involuntary manslaughter and reckless negligent acts. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Oyindamola Ogala admitted the defendants’ bail after defence counsel moved the motion for bail dated March 28 and March 29 respectively. There were no objections…

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Unity Bank marks Global Money Week with financial literacy training for students

Unity Bank Plc has facilitated financial literacy training in thirty-one schools across Nigeria as part of the lender’s activities marking Global Money Week, 2023. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Tomi Somefun took part in the programme by facilitating training on financial literacy at Kabayi Secondary School, Mararaba, Nasarawa state on Thursday, March 23. Represented by the Group Head, Customer Engagement, Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Titilayo Abraham, the participants gained useful insights on wealth creation which have money, saving, investing, and entrepreneurship remain the common denominator…

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UNN confers doctorate degree on Zenith Bank’s Onyeagwu

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, was on Saturday, March 25, 2023, conferred with a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The award, which is in recognition of his immense achievements as Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank as well as his contributions to the growth of the financial services sector in Nigeria and across the African continent, was conferred on him during the 50th convocation ceremony of the University. Speaking during the conferment ceremony, the Vice Chancellor…

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Why LASG will oppose exhuming Whitney, Chrisland student’s body

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has opposed exhuming the remains of the late Whitney Adeniran after confirming the result of her death as asphyxia and electrocution in a proven autopsy conducted by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. Recall that her death occurred amid the school’s inter-house sports activities on Thursday, February 9 at the Agege Stadium. In a statement by the Director, Public Affairs of the ministry, Alo Grace, on Saturday, it read, “Adeniran’s death was as a result of asphyxia and electrocution, as indicated by an autopsy conducted…

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Mind Builders School teacher gets life sentence for defilement

Chukwu Ndubuisi, a school teacher at Mind Builders School, Lagos has been sentenced by Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of the Ikeja High Court to life imprisonment for defiling a minor. The teacher was sentenced to life imprisonment for defiling a six-year-old girl at Mind Builders School in Lagos. Ndubuisi was an art teacher of the school as of June 2016 when the offence was committed. He was initially arraigned at the Ogudu Magistrate Court on a charge of forceful penetration. The court also declared Ndubuisi had unlimited access to the minor…

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Family tackles Chrisland School over student who collapsed, died during sports programme

Michael Adeniran, the father of a 12-year-old Chrisland International School student, Opebi branch, has taken to social media to cry out over the death of his daughter, Whitney Adeniran, who allegedly died during the school’s inter-house sports activities. According to posts making the rounds on social media on Saturday night, Adeniran said his daughter died on Thursday at the Agege Stadium, where the school used for its sporting activities. According to him, the child had no health condition or sickness as at when the school bus picked her up for…

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