BREAKING: EFCC Re-Arrests Dibu Ojerinde, Ex-JAMB Registrar

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has re-arrested the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Adedibu Ojerinde, on Thursday in Abuja. According to a statement on Thursday by the Commission’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, Prof. Ojerinde’s re-arrest followed a warrant issued by the Federal High Court, Abuja. […]

8-Month Withheld Salary: ASUU May Head To Court

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may drag the Federal Government over its members’ eight months’ withheld salaries. ASUU will resort to the court, it was learnt, once the government goes ahead to pay members of the parallel union, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics. Counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana, disclosed this in an […]

VIDEO: Afghan Women Stage Street Protest Against University Ban

Dozens of women march on a street in western Kabul on Thursday, December 22, to protest a ban by the Taliban-run administration on women from tertiary education. The decision to bar women was announced on Tuesday, December 20, evening in a letter to universities from the higher education ministry, drawing condemnation from foreign governments and […]

Taliban Bans All Women From University In Afghanistan

The Taliban have taken a new decision to ban all female students from universities across Afghanistan. Following a meeting of the Taliban leadership, universities received a letter from the regime’s higher education ministry ordering them to immediately cease admitting female students until further notice. The Taliban reassumed control of Kabul last August, as western forces […]

Blame game as WAEC delists 50 Oyo schools [FULL LIST]

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the recent delisting of some secondary schools in Oyo State by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Information made available revealed that no fewer than fifty (50) secondary schools in Oyo State have been delisted by the examination body. The schools were delisted after the recently conducted examination. They […]

Photos: Sunday Igboho bags honorary doctorate degree in war studies from US varsity

Sunday Igboho, the famous Yoruba nation agitator, real name, Sunday Adeyemo, has bagged an honorary doctorate from the Triune Biblical University. The university is based in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. Recall that Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, in July last year, for the alleged falsification of his passport. Before then, […]

BREAKING: Fire engulfs WAEC national office

An early morning fire outbreak has been reported at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Yaba, National Office, Lagos. A report monitored on a Lagos radio station Bond FM, noted that firefighters from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have arrived the scene of the incident to extinguish the fire […]

Photos: Protest rocks MAPOLY as students storm street over hike in fees

Academic activities were disrupted as students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic including officials of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Ogun Axis, took to the streets to protest an alleged hike in tuition fees by the management. Though a peaceful demonstration, the action saw most of the students shutting down the entrance to the polytechnic, disrupting […]

Real reason we called off eight months strike – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has explained why it called off its eight-month strike. ASUU National President, Emmanuel Osodeke, said the eight months strike was called off following a court order and appeals from Nigerians. Osodeke disclosed this while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. “As you have seen from our press release […]

BREAKING: Our Issues Not Fully Addressed – ASUU Gives Update

The union in its statement further noted that the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige, took the striking lecturers to court. The Academic Staff Union of Universities has made clarifications after conditionally suspending its eight-month-old strike on Friday. In a press statement of Friday, ASUU noted that the issues in its disputes with […]

Strike Will End In A Few Days – ASUU President

The president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has revealed that the union is hopeful that the strike will soon come to an end. He made this comment on Monday during a meeting with the house leadership. Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, was also present at the […]

We Spend $100m In Feeding 10m Pupils – FG

This is contained in a statement issued by the Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Olajide Oshundun. The Federal Government has revealed the amount being spent to feed school pupils. The government said it spent about $100 million in feeding 10 million pupils under the National School Feeding Programme. This was part […]

Photos: Physically challenged woman celebrates passing out of NYSC

A physically challenged member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Queen Samuel Okafor Ivunnah has celebrated passing out from the scheme. Showing off her NYSC certificate on Friday, October 7, she wrote: “Thanks to Almighty God for making this day a reality.”

BREAKING: Prof Folasade Ogunsola emerges first female UNILAG VC

Folasade Ogunsola, a Professor of Microbiology, has emerged as the 13th Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG). The scholar makes history, as she becomes the first female VC of the institution established in 1962. Ogunsola will succeed the outgoing and 12th VC, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, whose five-year single term ends on November 11. Her […]

ASUU strike: FG makes U-turn, withdraws orders asking Vice-Chancellors to reopen universities

The Federal Government (FG) on Monday withdrew its earlier directive asking the management of Vice-Chancellors in universities “to ensure that the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) resume and commence lectures immediately.” This was contained in a letter signed by the Director, Finance and Accounts of National Universities Commission (NUC), Mr […]

Strike: Shift grounds in the interest of Nigerian students – Kumuyi to FG, ASUU

The General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W. F Kumuyi, has urged the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to shift grounds in resolving the conflict between them in the interest of Nigerian students. Kumuyi made the call in Minna while fielding questions from journalists in Minna, Niger […]

Strike: Anxieties, despair as FG, ASUU resume legal battle

Nigerians, especially University students and their parents wait with bated breath as legal fireworks begin today, Monday, in the suit filed by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. It was recalls that the Federal Government has filed the suit before the National Industrial Court, seeking an order of court to […]

Court Adjourns Proceedings Of The Case Between ASUU And FG Till Friday

The lawsuit filed by Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, against the Academic Staff Union of Universities, has been adjourned. The case was heard by Justice Polycarp Hamman of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja. The National Industrial Court was requested by the Federal Government on Monday to order ASUU to […]

Nigerians’ preference for English worries federal government

The Federal Government has complained about Nigerians’ preference for foreign languages, especially English. The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The official said unless something drastic was done to protect Nigerian Languages, a lot of them would go extinct in the near future. […]

Days After Ooni Of Ife Remarries, Ex-Wife Bags Honourary Doctorate

The former queen revealed that she has been conferred with an honourary doctorate at the Myles Leadership University, Cotonou, Benin. Naomi Silekunola Naomi Silekunola, the ex-wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has announced that one of her dreams has come true as she bags an honourary doctorate. This is coming three days […]