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JAMB: UniIlorin, ABU, Uniben Most Subscribed Varsities In 2018

University of Ilorin (UniIlorin) has bagged the most-subscribed university by candidates in the 2018 admission exercise. The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed that a total of 86,401 candidates applied to UniIlorin in 2018. Oloyede made the statement during 2018 National Tertiary Admission’s Performance Merit Award held in Abuja, yesterday. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, with 74,635 candidates and University of Benin (Uniben) with 70,322,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Yabatech To Become City University As Senate Passes Bill

The Senate has passed a bill to convert the Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, to City University of Technology. The passage followed a motion by Senato Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos) at the plenary presided over by Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Abuja. The bill basically sought to transform the YabaTech in Lagos state, to the City University of Technology Yaba. Ashafa added that the new university will encourage the advancement of learning, among other benefits. He said the institution will “Provide courses!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Abia State Needs Buhari’s Help

Since its creation in 1991 from the old Imo State, Abia had waited for a truly transformative leader. For a leader and a government which would turn the potentials of the state into visible economic transformation and take it from a simply commercial entity into an industrial hub. Abia had waited. But none came. Ironically, every administration that came, including the current Peoples Democratic Party administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, had promised to create a private sector driven economy in the state,!-->!-->!-->…

NCC Releases N100m To Universities For ICT, Telecoms Research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that the commission has released over N100 million to some Nigerian universities to carry out research in Information Communication Technology (ICT). Danbatta disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the Endowment of Professorial Chairs for Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). He said the N100m intervention funds given to the academia for research would boost the economy and!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

ASUU Warns FG, Don’t Blame Us If We Embark On Another Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the federal Government should not blame it if it embarks on another strike action. ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said the federal Government had not shown any sign of commitment in carrying out the 2019 Memorandum of Action. Ogunyemi, who updated newsmen yesterday in Abuja on the ongoing renegotiation with the government, also cleared the air over the N25billion confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to have been approved for universities.!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FG Approves N25bn Earned Academic Allowances For ASUU

The Federal Government has approved additional N25 billion payment as Earned Academic Allowances for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this at his valedictory press conference in Abuja, yesterday. He said that the money is part-payment contained in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) the union signed with the government. The government said the cash was aside the N20 billion that was released in 2018 to public universities. Adamu said all!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

What You Need To Know About Traffic Offences And Penalties – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it will begin full implementation of the Penalty Point System on traffic offenders from June 1st, 2019. Penalty Point System is a punishment awarded by the court for a driving offence and recorded cumulatively on a persons driving license. Recall that the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, during a critical summit on Information Technology at the FRSC National Headquarters, Abuja, said that traffic offenders who accumulate 10 to 14 penalty points will!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

300-Level Medical Student Commits Suicide ‘After Failing MBBS Examination’

A 300 level medical student of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Zakah Timi Ebiweni, has allegedly killed himself for failing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) examination. According to reports, Ebiweni allegedly took his life after plunging into Amassoma River in Bayelsa State. It was gathered that about 50 students, out of the 169 who sat for the MBBS exam failed the examination. The police public relations officer in the state, SP. Asinim Butswat confirmed the incident but said there was no!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Gov Ajimobi Restores 100 Percent Subvention To Oyo Tertiary Institutions

The Oyo State government has restored 100 percent monthly payments to all state-owned tertiary institutions. The development is coming just ten days (10) to the end of the Abiola Ajimobi administration. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, disclosed this, yesterday, during an interview with newsmen. He explained that the restoration of 100 per cent payment to the institutions is aimed at assisting them to put an end to their financial constraints. Recall!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Teachers Begin Indefinite Strike In Oyo

The Nigerian Union of Teachers in Oyo state (NUT) has commenced an indefinite strike due to delay in payment of salaries of primary school teachers and other requests. The union said the strike became necessary due to the inability of the state government to meet its demands. The union noted that the teachers are protesting non-implementation of the approved promotion benefits to public primary school teachers from 2011 to 2016, non-payment and also delay in the promotion of grade level 14 to 15, continued withholding!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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