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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.

Nigerian private universities declare readiness to reopen

The Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Registrars of Private Universities, Prof. Timothy Olagbemiro, has said private universities are ready to resume.

JAMB sets N2,000 benchmark for Post UTME screening

As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) directs institutions to begin 1st, 2nd choice admission exercise from 21st August 2020, the Board has warned institutions not to exceed N2,000 cost for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening. This is coming on the heels of institutions that charge unsuspecting candidates as much as N6,000 to write or attend the post-UTME screening.
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Peter Okebukola: Nigeria not safe yet for WASSCE

Former executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola, has expressed support for the sudden U-turn by the Federal Government not to allow Nigerian candidates to participate in this year’s school-based West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) which has been fixed for between August 3 and September 5.

Nigerian government inaugurates governing councils of 13 universities

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has inaugurated the governing councils of 13 federal universities in the country.
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Governor Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated a committee for the establishment of a Medical College and Teaching Hospital for the Borno State University.

Anambra university rescinds plan to reopen college of medicine

The authorities of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University College of Medicine, Amaku-Awka, Anambra State has rescinded its plans to reopen the institution for the final medical students.

IPPIS: SSANU writes Nigerian government on looming industrial dispute

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has sent a notice of looming industrial dispute to the Federal Government as a result of the alleged many failings of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, in the payment of salaries to members.
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Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA researchers recommend cocoa-zobo-ginger beverage as immune system booster

The cocoa-zobo-ginger beverage with high antioxidant potential was developed by the FUTA researchers from blends of Hibiscus sabdariffa (zobo) and ginger blends and natural cocoa powder.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister: Nigerian universities working on vaccine, cure for coronavirus

The federal government has disclosed that researchers in the country’s universities are working on vaccine and cure for COVID-19.
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Parents fume over Akwa Ibom university’s refusal to shutdown amid virus outbreak

Parents of students at Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin, have accused the authorities of the school of negligence and refusal to close down the school as ordered by the federal government over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
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NUC approves six new courses for NOUN

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved six academic programmes for the institution.

JAMB ends 2020 UTME as blind candidates sit for exam

This year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has ended on Saturday nationwide.

UNN orders students to vacate campuses before March 23

In compliance with the order issued by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, which asked universities to close for one month, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Prof. Charles Igwe, has ordered the students to vacate the campuses on or before the 23rd of March, 2020.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA, BUK suspend lectures, order students to go home

Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and Bayero University Kano (BUK) have suspended lectures for one month and asked students to go home, as part of measures to contain coronavirus.

Bayero University suspends lectures

Bayero University Kano (BUK) has suspended lectures for one month, following a circular from the Federal Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission (NUC), ordering the closure of Univeristies to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Barely 24 hours after he appointed him as a member of the Board of Kaduna State investment agency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday gave the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi another key appointment.

Why Emir Sanusi was dethroned – Ex-NUC scribe

A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, and Emeritus Professor of English, Professor Munzali Jubril, has provided the actual reason His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was removed as the Emir of Kano.

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Nigerian journalist shot dead

The Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Tuesday, condemned the attack and brutal killing of its former treasurer, Benjamin Ekom, by unknown gunmen at his residence in Washo village, Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area (LGA), of the state.
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Morocco to reform state bodies in virus response – ministry

Morocco plans to reform, merge or dissolve some state bodies to reduce their dependency on a state budget hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-AGF Adoke for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Tuesday, re-arraigned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), in a Federal High Court, Abuja.
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Kwara deputy governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

The deputy governor sued for calm and enjoined the residents of the state to follow the safety protocols highlighted by the government and health authorities. He stressed that the state government is determined to flatten the curve of Coronavirus and curb community transmission

Resumption: Fumigation does not kill coronavirus – private schools

National Vice President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, South-South, Dr. Akpeme Ochukwu, has faulted the compulsory fumigation of schools before resumption as directed by the state governments, stressing that it does not kill COVID-19.