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The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, who disclosed this in a press statement at the weekend advised parents and guardians to provide their wards with facemasks in line with COVID-19 safety protocols as they resume schools on Monday as well as all the necessary textbooks and writing materials.

Official: Akwa Ibom spends N1.5 billion annually on examinations in public schools

Commissioner for Education in Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Etiebet, said the state government spends N1.5 billion yearly on external examinations in public secondary schools in the state.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

NARD president: Senator Ngige has lost touch with medicine

Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Ibadan polytechnic students threaten public protest over extortion, mass failure

Students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, have threatened to publicly protest continuous extortions by lecturers as well as the recurrent mass failures typifying their examinations, saying their future was hanging in the balance.

Lagos extends registration for JSS exam to May 21

The Lagos State Examinations Board has extended the dates for the ongoing registration for 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for Public and Approved Private Junior Secondary Schools in the state.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, suspends union leaders

The authorities of University of Benin, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of members of the three arms of Students’ Union Government in the institution.
The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has assured graduates of the institution of its commitment to their progress and prompt mobilization for the National Youth Service.

Kogi polytechnic bans end of examination celebrations

The management of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has banned end of examination celebrations on its campuses with immediate effect, to forestall the break down of law and order in the institution.

LASPOTECH rector warns matriculants to abide strictly by dress code

Oluremi Olaleye, Rector, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Saturday charged students of the institution to abide by its dress code and other rules and regulations in their best interest.

Hijab: Tension in Ilorin as hoodlums attack school

There was tension in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday as violence erupted when hoodlums, suspected to be Muslim youths, invaded C&S College, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin, with cutlass and dane guns. The students of the college were also chased away.

Students flee examination hall over coronavirus vaccination scare in Borno

Pandemonium erupted on Friday at the Mafoni Primary and Junior Secondary School, Maiduguri, as pupils and students fled classrooms and abandoned their examinations over fear of COVID-19 vaccination.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Hijab crisis: Kwara government orders principals, teachers to resume work Friday

Kwara State government on Thursday directed the Principals, teachers and all staff of the 10 grant-aided secondary schools embroiled in hijab controversy to report for duty Friday unfailingly.
The Group Managing Director of Eleta Eye Institute, Dr Benedictus Ajayi, says that smart phones may help in carrying out eye tests for early warning signs of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Nigeria.

Ophthalmologist: Smartphones may help in early detection of glaucoma

The Group Managing Director of Eleta Eye Institute, Dr Benedictus Ajayi, says that smart phones may help in carrying out eye tests for early warning signs of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Nigeria.

Niger Assembly to investigate non-release of NECO results of 30,000 students

The Niger House of Assembly has mandated the House Committee on Education and Legislative Compliance to investigate the non-release of 2019/2020 National Examinations Council (NECO) results of more than 30,000 students in the state.
Onah who is the director of the National Mathematical Centre said the subject was highly important especially in the area of power, energy and growth of the economy.

Mathematics highly essential for development – professor

In commemoration of the “International Day of Mathematics’’, a professor of mathematics, Stephen Onah, says the importance of mathematics could not be overemphasised across the world today.

UNN student commits suicide

A 300 level student of Biochemistry Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, identified as Daniel Mba, Friday night, plunged from the third-floor of a storey to end own life.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: The church critical to development

The Vice presidential candidate of the PDP in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, has called the Church not to relent in her contributions to nation-building.
Students of the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, on Thursday barricaded the Lafia-Jos Road for several hours, to protest the closure of the school’s registration portal by its management.

Nasarawa polytechnic students go irate over closure of registration portal

Students of the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, on Thursday barricaded the Lafia-Jos Road for several hours, to protest the closure of the school’s registration portal by its management.
The Imo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, may come under the hammer of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), following reports that the state government is interfering with the administration of the institution.

Imo nursing college faces ban over government interference

The Imo State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, may come under the hammer of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), following reports that the state government is interfering with the administration of the institution.
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LASU NASU, SSANU suspend strike

The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, on Thursday suspended an indefinite strike over outstanding arrears of minimum wage and other demands.
Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Napoli provide positive update on Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen will be assessed daily and gradually resume training following his head injury scare in Napoli’s 4-2 away defeat at Atalanta on Sunday.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Ekiti government ask teachers to resign if they can’t work in rural areas

The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has said it would henceforth urge public primary school teachers who are refusing posting to rural areas to tender their resignation.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG records 95% success in non-physical PUTME – VC

The University of Lagos says its current non-physical Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) has achieved 95 per cent success as against reports in some quarters that it was unreliable and inefficient.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara begins qualifying exams for SUBEB/TESCOM jobs February 22

The Kwara State government has said it will hold examinations for applicants for vacant positions at the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) between Feb. 22 and Feb. 25.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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DPR: 32 invalid refinery licences can be revived

The Department of Petroleum Resources has said companies whose refinery project licences have become invalid can reapply for revalidation.
Festus Keyamo

Minister: I pity those who follow commercialised opinions on social media

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has expressed pity for those who allow themselves to be influenced by the opinions of certain people on social media.
A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

NSF: Ondo boxer knocks out opponent in 15 seconds, advances to semis

Ondo state boxer, Adedeji Adegbola, on Friday, knocked out his opponent, Oluwafemi Adetoye of Yobe state, in a record 15 seconds of their first round heavyweight boxing bout at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: Migration to IPv6 will enhance digital economy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has stressed the need for Nigerians to migrate from the use of Internet Protocol version four (IPv4) address system to Internet Protocol version six (IPv6), in order to diversify Nigeria’s economy and prepare it for a digital economy transformation.
The thoughts of Canadians are with Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family as they mourn the passing of Prince Philip on Friday, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

Gun salutes will be fired across Britain on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her 69-year reign.