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Nigerian students now beggars in UK, Dabiri-Erewa tells NDDC

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission to pay the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on its scholarship scheme in the United Kingdom. She said the students had turned beggars following the non-payment of their tuition and allowances by the NDDC. Some of the … Read more

2020 WASSCE begins Aug 17 – FG

The Federal Government on Monday asked schools in the country to reopen for graduating pupils effective August 4. It also announced that this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination would commence on August 17. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong. … Read more

WASSCE: FG considers Nov/Dec GCE option

The Federal Government on Thursday said pupils in Nigeria might be forced to sit for the General Certificate Examination in November, if the country failed to meet up with this year’s timetable for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The government explained that that might become necessary since the West African Examination Council  could … Read more

COVID-19 did not disrupt our Academic year”- VC, Tech-U

THE first Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, has completed its first semester examination and resumed for the second semester despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ayobami Salami, in a statement said the university enjoyed the benefit of its digitised system, which had been on since 2017. … Read more

Buhari congratulates Nigerian appointed VC of UK varsity

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, expressed delight at the appointment of a Nigerian, Prof Charles Egbu, as the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity Unversity, United Kingdom. Buhari’s congratulatory message to Egbu was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The statement was titled “President … Read more

LAUTECH professor wins top academy of science prize

A Nigerian professor, Olugbenga Bello, has emerged the winner of the 2019 Nigerian Academy of Science Physical Sciences Award. Mr Bello is a professor at the department of chemistry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday evening, the chairman of the NAS Science Prize Committee said … Read more

MOUAU Vice Chancellor, Prof Otunta accused of impregnating a third year student and upgrading her to final year status

The Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia State, Prof Francis Otunta has been accused of impregnating a 300 level student of Accounting of the institution. The allegation was contained in a petition written by a member of the University’s Governing Council, Dr Nelson O’Amanze Udenze. In the petition made … Read more

Similar Words Being Murdered Daily

You can hardly tell when similar-sounding words are being misused in speech. However, this weakness is revealed at once in writing, and since it is compulsory that some form of writing has to be done in corporate settings, it is only necessary to learn to tell them apart. Find some of such words below and … Read more

OOU turns out 42 first class graduates

Olabisi Onabanjo Univerusity (OOU), Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, has turned out 10, 258 graduates with 42 of them making it to the First Class honours category. Also, 1, 436 others graduated with Second Class Upper Division at the institution’s combined convocations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 sessions. OOU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olatunji Olatunde, who disclosed … Read more

JAMB announces new age for UTME candidate

JAMB HAS APPROVED AGE FOR UTME EXAMS. THE APPROVED AGE IS 15 YEAR.THEREFORE ANYONE BELOW 15 IS DISQUALIFIED TO REGISTER FOR ITS EXAMS ***ANYBODY BELOW 16 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY A GUARDIAN FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HIS/HER NIN AND THOSE ABOVE 16 CAN GO ALONE. ***JAMB HAD OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE INTRODUCTION OF NIN SINCE … Read more