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Ex-Minister Ruqayya Ahmad calls for new universities to curb youths restiveness

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayya Ahmad, has urged the Federal Government to establish more universities to effectively tackle youth restiveness and general insecurity.

Vivacious atmosphere at ABU convocation in Zaria

There was a spirited, energetic atmosphere at the 40th convocation ceremony of the Ahmadu Bello University ( ABU ) Zaria on Saturday.

Central bank spends N6 billion on ABU Business School

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spent about N6 billion to establish a business school in the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna.

Don suggests Kenya model to Nigeria’s herdsmen

A university don has slammed pastoral nomadism as outdated and urged the Nigerian government to prevail on herdsmen to embrace the zero grazing model as practised in Kenya.

Nigeria needs $35 billion annually to sustain economic growth – Adekunle Oyinloye

The Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank, Adekunle Oyinloye, has said that Nigeria needs $35 billion per annum for five years to sustain a robust economic growth.

Why ex-President Jonathan was unable to change University of Lagos name – vice chancellor

The University of Lagos name was retained because it was an institution set up by an act of parliament.

We will fight for our entitlements – ABU Pensioners

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) branch has said that it will take necessary actions to ensure that all entitlements of its members are paid.

President Buhari against Nigeria’s unity – Ben Nwabueze

Chairman of The Patriots, Project Nigeria and Igbo Leaders of Thought respectively, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has regretted that despite his avowals that Nigeria’s unity was non-negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to work against the country’s unity.

Don wants constitutional role for traditional rulers

Prof. Ibrahim Jaro of Geography Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has advocated for a constitutional role for traditional rulers in the country to facilitate cultural development and promote peace.

How private varsities forced JAMB to lower cut-off mark

Abysmally low student enrolment into private universities in the country has been identified as the major reason the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently lowered the minimum cut-off mark for Nigerian universities in the 2017/2018 academic session to 120.

LASU to appoint professional coaches ahead of NUGA Games

The authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have pledged to appoint more professional coaches ahead to enhance its athletes performance at the next Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) Games.

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