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Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Slam FG Over Radio Station For Herdsmen

Less than two days after the Federal Government disclosed that it has acquired an Amplitude Modulation, AM radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across the country, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has attacked the government over the decision. In a statement jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin, Prof Chigozie Ogbu, Senator Bassey Henshaw and Dr. Isuwa Dogo, the forum noted that the move was ill-advised. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who had confirmed the acquisition of the licence during an!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

We’ve Reduced Out-Of-School Children By 2million– Education Minister

Following various interventions of the government and development partners, the number of out of school children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2, the Federal Government has said. Nigeria’s Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu disclosed this at the 12th Edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing on the OSC Phenomenon held in Abuja on Friday. Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, said the reports of the figures of out-of-school children was!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

How We’ll Deal With Parents Who Refuse To Send Children To School – FG

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has revealed how the federal government will deal with parents who refuse to send their children to school. Adamu made this statement in Abuja on Monday while addressing newsmen during the 9th edition of the Weekend Ministerial briefing. He said he will soon effect a policy to prosecute parents who refuse to enroll their children to school at school age across the country. He said parents who sabotage efforts of the government in reducing the number of out-of-school!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

TETFund: Buhari Sacked Me For Refusing To Give N200m Bribe – Baffa

Dr Bichi Baffa, who was recently sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), has claimed he was removed for refusing to give N200 million bribe to a serving minister. According Baffa, President Buhari removed him as TETfund boss on Monday for refusing to give the said bribe to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. The sacked TETfund ES stated this while speaking in an interview with the BBC Hausa service. He said, “The minister has…

BREAKING: Buhari Sacks Bichi Baffa As TETFund Executive Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has disengaged Dr. Bichi Baffa as the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). Baffa’s sack reportedly followed his misunderstanding with the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over TETFund’s 2019 intervention in Nigerian institutions. He was said to have also ran into troubles with unnamed persons over is open involvement in Kano state politics. According to SUN Newspapers, the sacked Executive Secretary has now been replaced with a former ES of the…

Minimum Wage: Osinbajo Chairs NEC Meeting

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, today, chaired the National Economic Council meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. Top on the list of issues deliberated at the meeting was the issue of the new minimum wage requested by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. The meeting was attended by state governors, deputy governors, ministers, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo…

Buhari Reduces Cost Of JAMB, NECO Forms

The federal government, on Wednesday, announced a reduction in the cost of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB and National Examination Council, NECO, registration and examination fees. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who revealed the development to journalists, said it was part of the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. The cost of JAMB forms was reduced from N5,000 to N3,500 while the cost of NECO forms was reduced from N11,350 to N9,850. The cost of Basic…

We’re Ready To Negotiate With FG Over Strike – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is ready to commence negotiations with the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. Ogunyemi said that meeting with the Federal Government delegation has been scheduled for Thursday, one o’clock at the instance of the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu. According to him, the N200 billion released by the Federal Government in September 2018 is not an issue but…

New WAEC Result: Buhari Gets One A1, F9, Four Credits

The new attestation and confirmation of school certificate issued to President Muhmmadu Buhari by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Friday has shown that the president earned one A1, four credits and one F9 in his result. The Presidency had earlier announced that WAEC, which issues academic school-certificate qualification to candidates who successfully complete its exams, had presented President Buhari with the attestation certificate at the State House. What was surprising however was the conspicuous…

FG To Varsities: Don’t Charge Above N2,000 For Post-UTME

The Federal Government on Tuesday warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for post-UTME. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the warning at the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Gbongan, Osun State. Adamu said, “At the 2017 policy meeting, I endorsed that any institution which was interested in conducting any form of post-UTME screening could do so, but that the gross charge for the…
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