Niger SUBEB to release appointment letters to 2,600 applicants – Chairman

The Niger State Universal Basic Education Board will soon release appointment letters to 2,600 applicants for teaching jobs in the state. The Chairman of NSUBEB, Dr. Isa Adamu, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Thursday. According to him, the successful applicants are to teach in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in all the 25 local government areas of the state. Adamu said the board arrived at that number after series of tests it administered on the prospective employees to weed out the…

BREAKING:JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Candidate Medicine Following Admission Row

The Ahmadu Bello University has been ordered by JAMB to offer a young female candidate medicine to study as a course. According to The Nation, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has ordered Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to admit a female candidate from Niger State , Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo medicine instead of the Anatomy she was offered. But it is left to Shekwobyalo to either accept or reject. Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the directive in Bwari, Abuja at a review meeting with the representative of the Commissioner…

Technical University appoints Olayinka Balogun as Registrar

The First Technical University in Nigeria has announced the appointment of the Mrs Olayinka Balogun as first substantive Registrar for the University . Balogun hails from Igboora, in Ibarapa Central Local Government, Oyo Central Senatorial District, Oyo State. Until her appointment, Mrs. Balogun was on sabbatical leave at Tech-U as the Deputy Registrar/Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office. She had, before, been Principal Assistant Registrar at the University of Ibadan. As the Principal Assistant Registrar at UI, Balogun was the Head, Senate Unit of the Academic Division of the Registry. She also previously…

Osun Education stakeholders commend reopening of Baptist Govt High school, Oshogbo

The Governor, State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the re-opening of Baptist Government High School, Gbodofon, Osogbo. In a press statement signed by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Oladoyin disclosed that the decision to reopen the school was followed by appeals from stakeholders and leaders of thoughts who were convinced that the students have learnt their lessons and have shown remorse over the unruly behaviour that led to the closure of the school last year. While addressing the teachers of the school, the Coordinating Director Osun central…

Who Should be Called a “Dr”? A Physician or a PhD? By Farooq Kperogi

There was an interesting Facebook conversation among a group of Nigerians last week on who, between medical doctors and PhDs, are more deserving to be addressed as “Dr.” I’ve written about this before, so let me share my thoughts once again with people for whom this sort of thing is interesting. By convention, both medical doctors and PhDs can prefix “Dr.” to their names. But, here, there’s a clash between etymology (origin and development of words) and pragmatics (how words are actually used by speakers of a language). The word…

Fight Against Sex For Grades in Tertiary Institutions By. Yisau Abdussalam 

The Issue of sex for grades in tertiary institutions across West Africa has been disheartening to say the least. It is a corrupt practice usually by lecturers of these institutions, they demand for sex in order to pass the student. They go as far as intentionally failing the student knowing that the student will be at their mercy, thereby taking advantage of the student’s helpless situation. Year after year, there have been allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers in these institutions, especially in federal universities. Students of these universities usually…

IBB Varsity Losses Head of Department, Prof Eweniyi

The management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai IBBUL,has announced the demise of the Head of Department of Counselling Psychology, Professor George Bamidele Eweniyi who died after a brief illness. In a statement signed by the Registrar of the university,M.A. Abdullahi , Eweniyi was a Professor of Counselling Psychology, and one of the University’s Orators,who was a hard working academic staff whose contributions to the growth of the University was immeasurable. The Registrar said the University Management was liaising with Eweniyi’s family for funeral arrangement. “May his soul rest in…

Gov Lalong Celebrates another “Jos Star” ,Rhodes Scholar-Elect, Nwangele Godwin

Plateau State Governor ,Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated Nwangele Godwin, a 25 year old Nigerian winner of the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa who was born and brought up in Jos. With his selection, Nwangele Godwin became the second Nigerian and the fourth recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship from the sub-continent since its re-launch in 2017. Godwin, an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka was born in 1994 at the Ande Hospital and grew up in Tudun Wada area of Jos, Plateau State.…

Gov Ortom offers Niger state student scholarship, admission into BSU

The Benue State University Visitor, Governor Samuel Ortom has directed the institution to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, an indigene of Niger State who emerged as best graduating student of St. Clement’s Secondary School, Gbaiko Minna for year 2019, but was denied admission by another university.   Governor Ortom’s directive followed reports that despite scoring 302 points in her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 278 points in post UTME test and six A1s in her Senior School Certificate Examination, Goodness was not given admission, thereby failing to realize her…

I’m in support of citing FUPRE Post-Graduate campus in Orerokpe, not Orogun – Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described as mischievous, insinuations that he supported the citing of the proposed Post-Graduate Campus of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) in his Orogun Community instead of Orerokpe. Omo-Agege specifically said he would fully support citing the campus in Orerokpe in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State and not in Otoro-Orogun in Ughelli North. He was reacting to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Efe Afe (PDP, Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency). The…