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Another Corps Member Dies In Bayelsa Camp


A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), identified as Miss Elechi Chiyerum, has been confirmed dead after she was found ill at the orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokoma, Bayelsa State. Miss Chiyerum, 27, from Rivers State, reportedly arrived at the camp with an illness that made her ...

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FUTA suspends 23 protesting workers


The authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, has suspended 23 workers of the institution for insubordination to the Governing Council of the institution. Members of the three labour unions of the university – the Non-Academic Staff Union, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and National Association ...

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Katsina lawmakers worry about alleged homosexual activities in schools


Sequel to alleged homosexual activities in state-owned schools with boarding facilities, Katsina State House of Assembly has ordered full investigation into the claim. It also directed that the state-owned Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina, be probed for the same allegation. The House recommended enlightenment programmes on the “adverse effects of homosexuality ...

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FUNAAB Vice Chancellor Arrested By EFCC


The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to The Guardian, a source at the commission told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that Oyewole was arrested ...

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Kaduna State Demolishes Shiite School


The Kaduna State Government on Thursday demolished a school owned by the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The government has banned the group amidst what appears a clampdown on its activities by state and federal officials. The leader of the IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is still in detention without trial since ...

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Ambrose Alli University shut over violent student riots


Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, has been shut down indefinitely following violent student protest. ‎The students were reportedly protesting a 200 percent increase to their tuition fees. The University’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevbe, explained in a press statement that the decision to close the institution was reached after the University’s ...

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Tiv, Idoma and Igede to be taught in Benue schools


The Benue State Government says it is already working to ensure that the three major indigenous languages in the state (Tiv, Idoma and Igede) are taught in all schools across the state in line with the new National Policy of Education on the teaching of mother tongue at Basic education ...

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Senate suspends amendment of JAMB Act


The Senate on Wednesday said it had suspended its plan to amend the Act establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. This comes barely two weeks after it announced the plan to amend the Act. According to the Senate, the move was suspended to allow for adequate consultation with stakeholders. ...

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JAMB to scrap uniform cut-off points for varsities, others


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has hinted that it may cancel the use of uniform cut-off points for admitting candidates that took the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The issue of cut-off marks as currently being used for admission, it said, should be subjected to national debate by stakeholders. The ...

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Kwara shuts 10 private schools built with wood


The Kwara Government on Friday said it had shut down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorisation from the state government. Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau (QAB) of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of ...

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