ASUU STRIKE UPDATE : Lecturers Dragged To Industrial Court

The strike action embarked upon by university lecturers has assumed another dimension as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been dragged before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over the lingering strike action. The suit, with the number NICW/Abj/242/2013 which also has ministers of labour and productivity, education, finance and justice, as well as secretary to the ... »

We Have To Sacrifice For Better Things To Come – ASUU President

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Nasir Fagge, said on Tuesday that the current strike by lecturers of public universities in the country was a sacrifice for better things to come. Fagge told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that there would be no development unless the deficits in the education sector, especially the university system, were addressed once and for all. ... »

Winners Emerge In Creative Contest For Undergraduates

An author, Mr. Richard Akinnola, says he introduced  essay  competition to students in order to encourage creativity. He stated this on Tuesday in Lagos during his 55th birthday. Three students emerged as winners in this year’s competition entitled, ‘100 years of amalgamation: The dialectics of Nigeria’s structural imbalance with the contest of dysfunctional federal system.’ A Fine Art student of ... »

Undergraduates, Others Arrested For Stealing N2bn From Bank

Samuel, Friday and Mahmoud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibrahim, were also arrested in connection with the alleged crime. The suspects were also accused of being members of a synd... »

I Want To Be A Broadcaster – Blind Pupil [READ INTERVIEW]

Yakubu A 14-year-old pupil of the School for the Blind, Abuja, Maria Yakubu, tells Friday Olokor that her dream is to be a broadcaster What do you hope to do in life? I want to be a broadcaster because I like reading News”, she replied, when asked about her career choice.  How will you do that when you can’t see? I will do it through Braille. I know that God will do it but I don’t know how; visual... »

Ekiti State University (EKSU) Sacks 6 Lecturers, Suspend 300 Students

The Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Oladipo Aina, has said that the institution has sacked six lecturers and rusticated 300 students for alleged sexual harassment and plagiarism, among others. He spoke to our correspondent in Ado Ekiti, while stressing that his administration was committed to providing basic infrastructure in the school. Aina said vices, comprising cultis... »

ASUU/NULGE Strikes And Imperative Of National Conference

Polycarp Onwubiko, a public affairs analyst is of the view that the strike embarked upon by ASUU and NULGE are indicative of the fact that Nigerians can no longer tolerate the present federal structure… Realistic minded Nigerians are not astonished by the ASUU strike because of the ever degenerating standard of educational infrastructures and facilities in the universities. The persistence failure... »

JAMB Commends UNIBEN For Beating Admission Deadline

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has praised the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for completing its admission for the 2013/2014 academic session ahead of the October deadline. A statment by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Fabian Benjamin, noted that the university submitted its list of admitted students during the first Technical Committee meeting on 2013/2014 Admissions to m... »