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UI VC laments poor access to university education in Nigeria

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka has lamented the problem of access to tertiary education in Nigeria saying that out of over 1.5m university admission seekers into the nation’s 168 universities, less than 500,000 candidates could be admitted annually.

Eunice Ortom condemns rape of young girls in Benue

Wife of Benue State Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Eunice Ortom, has urged FIDA and other concerned agencies to ensure they get justice for Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, the 13-year-old girl who died recently from complications resulting from alleged sexual violation by her uncle, Mr. Andrew Ogbuja and his son.
Stefan Löfven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph- Jonas Ekstromer-EPA

Sweden’s Stefan Lofven loses no-confidence vote in parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Tuesday lost a no-confidence vote in parliament and will step down after four years in power, local media reported.

Ibrahim Gambari, Nasir El-Rufai appointed to Oxford University’s Africa Board

The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University, has appointed Nigeria’s former External Affairs Minister, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to the International Advisory Board of its African Studies Centre.

Isaac Adewale to deliver NOUN’s 12th Inaugural Lecture Wednesday

The 12th Inaugural Lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will take place on Sept. 26 in Abuja, a statement has said.

UNILORIN begins screening of 39,711 candidates for post-UTME

The University of Ilorin has begun screening for its post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the 2018/2019 academic session, with 39, 711 candidates taking part in the exercise.

NIMC makes e-ID card collection easier

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has introduced the transfer of e-ID Card to any NIMC Registration and Card Collection Centres of enrolee’s choice for collection.

18 year old jailed for stealing television

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced an 18-year-old boy, Uche Ani, to five months imprisonment for stealing a television set valued at N365, 000.

FIFA: Referees to use headset for new goal line technology

As revolution is taking place in football, for the first time centre referees would be wearing an headset, and this has been described as a revolutionary Video Assistant Referee by FIFA.

Federal government conducts training for state disease surveillance officers

As part of the efforts at detecting and curbing outbreaks of diseases in the country, the Federal Government has conducted training programmes for state disease vector surveillance officers.

Federal govt charges staff college board members to seek alternative funding

The Federal Government has charged the newly inaugurated Chairman and members of the Board of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), to seek alternative source of funding for its operations.

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INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

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Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.