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Educationist begs ASUU to end strike

An educationist, Mr David Ogbonna, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing nationwide strike in the interest of students.

Educationist: Igbo language may go extinct

Mrs Anulika Abbu, an educationist in Enugu state, has warned that the Igbo Language faces imminent threat of going extinct in Nigeria, should parents continue to discourage their children from speaking the language.
Aisha Ahmed Lemu

President Buhari mourns Aisha Lemu, describes her as ‘Repository of Knowledge’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Aisha Ahmed Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted to reports that he had been cloned.

Muhammadu Buhari mourns death of his teacher

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday offered condolences over the death of Alhaji Sanda Kaita, Magajin Rogo of Katsina, his former teacher and a retired school administrator.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

[email protected]: Why we love this President

“That’s him, that’s him,” the two old women, wrinkled and bent with age, exclaimed. You could see wonderment and fulfillment in their eyes. And as if on cue, they both began to cry.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Plateau Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)

Teachers Day: Plateau SUBEB intensifies search for quality primary education

When Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Teachers’ Day last week, Prof. Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had one concern in his heart – the quality of education in Plateau’s primary schools.

Defections: Former Minister Jerry Agada others joins PDP

The former Minister, Prof. Jerry Agada, over the weekend officially relinquishes his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in his ward 1 Orokam district of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state.

2019: Ex-minister Shekarau reaffirms bid for presidential seat

Dr. Ibrahim Shekarau, former Minister of Education and two-time governor of Kano State, has reaffirmed his ambition to occupy the nations’ number one political office next year under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: We must reverse negative indices of APC

A former vice-president and frontline presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had recorded only negative indices in every aspect of Nigeria’s economic, social and political affairs and time had come to reverse the trend.

Educationist want content in children’s story books upgraded

An educationist, Dorcas Ikya, has tasked Nigerian authors with special interest in children’s books, to upgrade their work content in line with the current demands of the society.

Educationists seek review of education curriculum

Two educationists on Monday called for a complete overhaul of the educational curriculum to place more emphasis on science and technology.

Parents admonished against relinquishing roles to house maids

Some experts and stakeholders have admonished parents not to relinquish their parenting roles to house maids in order to ward off negative influences on their children.

Abuja parents pay extra fees for children to learn British accent

Some parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have admitted that they pay extra fees for their children to learn how to speak with British accent.

Poor tutoring on spellings negatively affecting education standard – Educationist

An educationist, Mrs Oluwakemi Waniko, says poor tutoring on spellings in schools is a major factor for the falling standard of education in the country.

Quack teacher versus muckraker in Kaduna

I am (or was) a fish biologist by training and every now and then, Kaduna State Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i reminds me of a fish called the muckraker. This fish swims close to the bottom of brackish rivers, raking up muck as it goes in order to find food

How JAMB is destroying education in Nigeria

Coming to the lifting of the ban on the post-UTME test, there is no doubt that the universities want the post-UTME test for monetary purposes. The test is not there to get the best university materials. Why test someone who has already failed with 30 per cent?

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Situation Room urges security agents not to infringe on people’s right

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Police: Why Kwara senator, seven others were arrested

The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, on Friday said that, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, PDP senatorial candidate for Kwara South senatorial district for today’s election and seven other suspects in the state were arrested in connection with the incident at Ojoku where one was killed and Ilorin during the recent attack on the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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Bishops’ Council urges politicians to accept results of election

The World Bishops’ Council (WBC) Africa has challeged stakeholders in the Nigeria’s February 23, 2019 polls to ensure that the election is credible while asking the electorates to come out enmass and cast their votes.