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Nigerian government inaugurates committee on research, development draft bill

The federal government has inaugurated the National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) draft executive bill committee, with a charge on members to propose legislation that will ensure a robust knowledge economy.

Unity Schools: 76,855 candidates jostle for 30,000 admission slots

A total of 76,855 candidates on Saturday sat for the 2021 National Common Entrance Examination for admission into the 110 Federal Government Colleges, also known as Unity Schools, according to the National Examinations Council.
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Group faults FUOYE VC’s 100 days in office speech

A group under the auspices of Media Monitor for Good Governance (MMGG) has picked a hole in an anniversary speech made by the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) Prof Abayomi Sunday Fashina when he clocked 100 days in office recently.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU: We lost over 30 members to coronavirus

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday disclosed that no fewer than 30 of its members lost their lives to COVID-19-related complications.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Children’s Day: Nigerian government launches ‘safe to school’ initiative

The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated a “Safe to School, Be Seen, Be Safe” initiative to ensure the children safety in and out of school.

UNN: Visitation panel extends deadline for submission of memoranda

The seven-man Presidential Visitation Panel to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has extended the deadline for the submission of memoranda to Friday, 21st May 2021.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

Oby Ezekwesili: I never said #BBOG was set up to bring ex-President Jonathan down

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged Nigerians to ignore a “malicious quote” attributed to her regarding the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor: Removing History from school curriculum is an evil agenda

Benue State governor Samuel Ortom has described as evil, the removal of history as a subject from secondary and primary school curriculum by the Federal Government.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to commence basic accelerated education programme for disadvantaged children

The federal government has revealed plans to embark on a national rollout of the accelerated basic education programme to enable disadvantaged children between the ages 10 and 18 have access to education.
The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has lambasted Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.

Oby Ezekwesili: I have been rejecting ministerial appointments since 2007

A former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, said she was determined since 2007 that she would never accept a ministerial appointment again.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government inaugurates 46 federal polytechnics, education colleges councils

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated 46 governing councils of Federal Polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education (FCE).
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Ex-minister: It’s time to convoke sovereign national conference

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convoke a Sovereign National Conference to address the numerous problems facing the nation.

Nigerian government inaugurates visitation panels of federal polytechnics, colleges of education

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the visitation panels of 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education in the country.The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the visitation panels of 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education in the country.
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Nigerian government promises to address issues leading to ASUP strike

The Federal Government on Tuesday promised to address issues that led to the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

Nigerian government invites ASUP to emergency meeting over strike

The federal government has invited officials of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to an emergency meeting over its proposed strike.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government invites ASUU to emergency meeting after strike threat

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has invited the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike.

NASU stages protest over retirement age, salary scale

Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in Kano State staged a protest at the State’s House of Assembly on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

President Buhari approves establishment of Federal Polytechnic Orogun

In a letter to the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, dated February 23, 2021, and referenced DHE/POLY/39/C.1/I/84, the President said the polytechnic would “supply the needed human resources required for national development.”
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urged to declare state of emergency in education sector

According to Clark who was Commissioner for Education, Midwestern Region (1968-71), it has become very imperative for the federal government to declare the state of emergency to save the Education sector from total collapse, adding that as a teacher, a former headmaster in local authority schools, he is today very sad that the standard of education is falling and if not checked, would further deteriorate.

2020 UTME: We’ll spend N100 million to prosecute impersonators – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would spend not less than N100 million on the prosecution of 200 out of the over 400 persons involved in impersonation in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

Nigerian government announces visitation panels to 25 polytechnics, 21 COEs

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has released the list of Visitation Panels to 25 Federal Polytechnics and 21 Colleges of Education as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, with a directive to submit their reports in six weeks.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

NYCN exonerates minister in university contract scam

The National Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN, and some civil society organizations have given the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, a clean bill of health in alleged contract scam at the Federal University, Gusau.

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The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River North: Senator Odey floors Joe Agi at election tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar Friday, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.
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Fish once labeled a ‘living fossil’ surprises scientists again

The coelacanth - a wondrous fish that was thought to have gone extinct along with the dinosaurs 66 million years ago before unexpectedly being found alive and well in 1938 off South Africa's east coast - is offering up even more surprises.
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South African long jumper gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation

Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga is set to miss the Tokyo Games after being banned for four years for a second anti-doping rule violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

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Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, said Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa are adjoining villages under Marte Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian Army speaks on ‘killing’ of six soldiers, attacks on Abia communities

The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that troops were on revenge mission in some communities in Abia following the alleged killing of six soldiers in a clash with ESN/IPOB terrorists.
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Delta governor congratulates WTO chief at 67

Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as she clocks 67 years.

Official: JAMB releases 2021 mock result

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the result of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exam conducted on June 3.

Stakeholders divided over film, video censor bill

Major stakeholders in the movie and film industry were on Thursday divided over some provisions in the National Film and Video Censor Bill currently...
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor congratulates COAS, urges support for Nigerian Army

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has congratulated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya, on his appointment as the 22nd COAS in the history of Nigerian Army.