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Yobe College Matriculates 1013 Students

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) Potiskum, Yobe State has matriculated One Thousand and Thirteen (1013) Students into Diploma and National Diploma Programmes. The occasion took place at the College Auditorium which was attended by important personalities within and outside the State. The Oath was administered by the Commissioner of Oath Barrister Abdullahi  Yusuf who ...

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NUT Hails Fayose On Teachers’ Welfare

Yaqoub Popoola, Ado-Ekiti The zonal leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers in Edo, Delta, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Oyo and Ekiti states has commended Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for giving priority to the welfare of teachers and boosting their morale through the provision of incentives. This is just as the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour ...

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NDLEA Arrests Suspected Drug Baron, Intercepts 576kg Of Narcotics

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug baron, Tochukwu Ubah, alleged to be coordinating a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine distribution in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, in Lagos on Sunday. The statement said Ubah was arrested by the agency’s Special Enforcement ...

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We Use Juju To Rob Traders In Lagos Markets —Robbery Suspects

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By Evelyn Usman & Ufuoma Tiveruahor LAGOS—It was payback time for a two-man robbery gang which specialised in raiding markets in Lagos and dispossessing traders of their wares and cash, following its arrest by the Police in Lagos. The suspects; Saidi Olalekan (32) and Joshua Akinsola (20), who claimed to be a Nigerien, were arrested at Oshodi market during a ...

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Three Delta Technical Colleges Get N81m SEEFOR Grants

Three technical colleges in Delta state has received minimum of N81 million in form of grants from the State Employment and Expenditure for Results Projects (SEEFOR), the state’s Coordinator, Mr Benson Ojoko,has  said. Ojoko, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba, said that the colleges received the grants during the 2014/2015 academic session. He said ...

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Police Rescue Suspected Criminals, Rapist In Bayelsa

By Igoniko Oduma Yenagoa Policemen in Bayelsa State have rescued a 35-year-old man from being lynched by an angry mob over alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl in Akenfa area of the state capital, Yenagoa. Similarly, three criminal suspects who specialize in using tricycle otherwise known as ‘Keke NAPEP’ to rob unsuspecting members of the public, were also rescued by ...

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Survey Shows Poor Science, ICT, Library Infrastructure In Schools

By Oyeniran Apata Lagos    The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has stressed the importance of scientific approach to unearth the deep-rooted challenges of poor showing by students in science education and youth development initiatives in the country. This was clearly demonstrated in two separate publications on results of field survey of public and private schools in Nasarawa and Ekiti ...

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TETFund Foresees Improved Ranking Of Nigerian Universities

Stories by Innocent Oweh Abuja   Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Elias Bogoro has expressed optimism that more Nigerian Universities would go up in ranking globally, if the current infrastructural intervention effort is sustained by the Federal Government. According to TETFund, most public tertiary institutions in the country were lagging behind other nations because they were ...

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Sad End For Baby Merchants, Cult Leader In Lagos

By Andrew Utulu LAGOS “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” This passage from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 8:17 has become the lot of one Onalaja Olawole, a self-styled Medical Doctor who was in fact a trado-medical practitioner, and a couple, couple  Dele and Oluwakemi ...

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A Paean To The Son Of Idoto: My Thoughts About Christophe r Okigbo

By Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema I might as well admit it at the beginning: I am no poet. Although I have scribbled some lines over the years, whether they stand up to poetic standards is in the lap of the Muse. Going by the parameters of the Nigerian literary environment where a single stone thrown in the sky will land on ...

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Police Arrest Pickpocket At Mile 2

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By Andrew Utulu LAGOS   A man believed to be a member of an armed robbery gang that specialises in picking-pockets and stealing handsets from motorists has been arrested. The suspect, Monday Ubi was arrested in Mile 2 area of Lagos State by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of Lagos State Police Command. He was arrested in the act ...

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Police Arrest Suspected Vandals En-Route Benin Republic

By Tunde Opeseitan Lagos   The Anti-pipeline vandalism squad of the Nigerian Police on Thursday arraigned three men before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly conspiring to illegally deal in petroleum product contrary to provisions of the Miscellaneous Offence Act of 2007. The suspects – Tijani Gbadamosi, 48; Adeleke Akininbosun, 54 and Kenneth Okoria, 39, were said to ...

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FG Approves N400m For Students On Foreign Scholarship

The Federal Government has approved N400 million for the payment of upkeep allowances of Nigerian students on foreign scholarships. The Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia HIndatu Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja recently. Abdullahi attributed the delay to non-release of capital allowance and the change in government which delayed the release of ...

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States May Discontinue Payment Of WAEC Fee

As the nation continues to grapple with the lean returns from petroleum and non-oil sectors, there are indications that governments at states and local council areas may shun payment of candidates’ fee for the May/June 2016 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASCCE). The implications of this are that parents of children in public schools may have to buckle up, ...

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UAC Long Vacation Classes Ends In Lagos

If giving back in appreciable quality and quantity to the society is what Corporate Social Responsibility is all about, this best describes the responses of students, parents and guardians to the just concluded free Long Vacation Weekend Classes organised by the UAC. The UAC Free Weekend Classes initiative organised for students during the 2015 long vacation in the state recorded ...

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School Celebrates Student’s Outstanding Performance In WAEC, IGCSE

By Kunle Ajayi Lagos Tomi Adesanya was the cynosure of all eyes as his former school, Legacy High School, Akowonjo, Lagos State recently celebrated the outstanding performances of the five students’ it presented in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and International General Certificate Secondary (IGCSE). Aspiring Medicine and Surgery undergraduate student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Adesanya made ...

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Don Calls For Restoration Of History Education In School Curriculum

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase Lagos A Professor of English Language at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Akachi Ezeigbo has called on the Government to urgently re-insert history in the secondary school curriculum. He made the call while speaking at the 16th Mike Okonkwo Annual lecture and presentation of prizes to winners of the national essay competition in Lagos. Professor Ezeigbo, ...

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Stephen Centre: Providing education, succour to Boko Haram victims

By Laide Raheem Abeokuta Long before the rise of Boko Haram insurgency in the northern part of Nigeria, especially in the North-East, Stephen’s Centre established about 15 years ago had been giving hope and life to people and especially rendered homeless and orphans from various parts of the country. As many thousands of lives have been lost and property worth ...

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Government Must Accept Proof Of Low Academic Performance – Don

By Oyeniran Apata Lagos  Dean, School of Education National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Salawu Olatunde has called on the Federal Government to improve on the budgetary allocation for the education sector and poor performance in public examinations. Delivering the 8th Inaugural Lecture of the university tagged, “Educational Technology in Teacher Education and Distance Learning: The Facts, Puzzle and ...

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Checking The Proliferation of Small Arms, Light Weapons: The NATFORCE Approach

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By Samuel Otu Ita Uyo  Illegal importation  of small arms, ammunition, light weapons and other contraband goods continue to pose a major threat to national security. The global dimension of the problem of proliferation of arms continues to occupy the centre stage of international politics.  In December 1999, the Heads of States  and Government in West Africa under the Economic ...

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NDLEA Intercepts Crack Cocaine In Tins

By Andrew Utulu LAGOS The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 7.576kg of white cocaine and 3.885kg of crack cocaine in Lagos. The drugs being smuggled from Brazil were concealed in tins. Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Ofeoyeju Mitachel who confirmed the seizures gave the total weight of the drug as 11.461kg with an estimated street value of ...

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Discipline Has Eluded Nigerian Public Schools’ Says Ex-Commandant

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By Innocent Oweh  –  Abuja   A former Commandant of the Command Secondary School, Kaduna, Col. Eddy Vincent (rtd) has decried the growing level of indiscipline in public schools across the country. Col. Vincent, who retired from military service in 1995 as Commandant of Command Secondary School Kaduna, attributed what he called the degenerating discipline in public schools to the overbearing ...

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Emfield Counsels Parents On Qualitative Education

By Philip Oladunjoye –  Lagos   Parents and guardians have been advised to always enrol their children and wards only in schools where qualitative teaching is guaranteed. Other qualifications for standard according to stakeholders are: presence of qualified staff employed to meet the basic standards required to impart adequate knowledge of the pupils, the existence of friendly learning environment and ...

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AOCOED Appeals To Lagos Govt To Increase Subvention By 65%

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase –  Lagos   Provost of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Mr. Olalekan Bashorun has appealed to the Lagos state government to increase the monthly subvention of the college by 65 per cent. He made the call during the 35th convocation ceremony of the college where no fewer than 2,829 students graduated , contending that the ...

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Participants Laud UN Global Forum for Sustaining Development in Education

Over 400 participants from higher education institutions, business, government, and civil society who gathered at the 2015 Global Forum (a UN initiative) Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), in New York have commended the on-going work of the PRME community.  The forum, which was designed to carve a path for management education and business, also charged participants to take a ...

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