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Fire razes UNILAG building, consumes visiting dignitary


Mallam Abbah Kyari, a former Auditor General of Borno State, died today, Thursday, in a fire outbreak inside the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge of the University of Lagos, UNILAG. Kyari was visiting the University for the installation of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi as Chancellor of the ...

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UNIPORT Makes List Of Africa’s Top 30 Universitie


The University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has emerged as the only Nigerian university on the list of the 30 best universities in Africa for 2015, in a rating released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). UNIPORT came sixth on the list, behind four South African and one Ugandan university. ...

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LASU Directs Staff To Sign Nominal Roll Or Forfeit Salary


The Lagos State University (LASU) has directed its staff to resume the signing of nominal roll before the fifth day of every month to ensure payment of their salaries. This is contained in the university’s official bulletin ‎issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. According ...

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Lawmaker Donates N1.5m Worth Of Materials To Renovate School


A member of Nassarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Hashimu Jibrin-Gurku, has donated building materials worth N1.5 million for the rehabilitation of dilapidated structures at Dutsen Gogo Primary School in Karu Local Government. Jibrin-Gurku, who represents Karu/ Gitata constituency, presented the materials during the annual New Year festival in Dutsen ...

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The employment of 500,000 people as teachers is the highlight of the N6.08 trillion budget estimates for next year presented yesterday to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Budget 2016 (FACTS & FIGURES) Buhari apologises for fuel scarcity •Cash transfer for poor Nigerians Oil benchmark is $38 per barrel ...

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70.67% fail English, Maths in Nov/Dec WASSCE


The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has on Friday in Lagos released the statistics of candidates who passed English Language and Mathematics in theNovember/December 2015 WASSCE results. In a released made available to Vanguard through email, its Public Relations Officer, Mr Demian Ojijeogu said:” A total of 67,713 candidates, representing‎ ...

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WAEC releases Nov/Dec WASSCE results


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday released the Nov/Dec West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by 237,154 candidates. But WAEC management for the first time decided to conceal the statistics of candidates who obtained five credits including English Language and Mathematics in the private candidate exam. ...

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Abuja school where kids learn under the tree


The chant of their learning by rote tears the air around. The children learn in an environment characterized by dirt, foul odour and outdoors; yet, they recite the lines handed out by their teacher excitedly with their eyes readily fixed on the teacher for more instructions. The children sit on ...

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“Be Change Agents,” Buhari Tells Nigerian University Students


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian universities to function as agents of change in order to accelerate the desired economic growth and development of the country. Buhari stressed that varsities must play visible roles in the country’s economic growth and transformation. The President, who was represented by the Executive ...

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Dutse University names 11 Professors shortlisted for VC post

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he Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, said the council had shortlisted 11 professors out of the 24 who applied for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the institution. Adedoja disclosed this on Sunday in Dutse while speaking with newsmen after inspecting ongoing projects ...

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