Over 260 Nigerian teachers migrated to Canada in 2022 —TRCN

Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, said yesterday that over 260 Nigerians have migrated to Canada within the outgoing year. He also said the United Nations had hinted of its intention to sack some teachers and rather embark on mass recruitment of teachers from Nigeria. Prof. Ajiboye, who spoke at a one-day retreat on the state of education in Nigeria, organised by Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria, qECAN, in Abuja yesterday, lamented the berating of Nigerian education system by Nigerians. According…

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Aisha Buhari ordered the arrest of our undergraduate son over Twitter post -Uncle

Aminu Adamu, an undergraduate of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, who was arrested by security operatives comprising the police and men of the Department of State Service, over a post on Twitter alleging that the wife of the President Buhari, Aisha was feeding fat on poor people’s money is yet to be released. In an interview with Shehu Azare, (Aminu’s uncle) published by BBC Hausa on Monday, he said the victim’s father, Mallam Adamu was not aware of his arrest until about five days later, when his friends told…

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Nigerian lecturer in Ugandan varsity dismissed over alleged sexual misconduct

Dr. Lukman Abiodun, a Nigerian lecturer based in Uganda, has been dismissed by the management of Kabale University, over allegation of sexual misconduct involving female students of the institution. It was gathered that until Abiodun was sacked, he was the Head of the Department of Economics and Statistics in the institution. Abiodun was accused of demanding sex from female students in exchange for marks and failed students who refused his advances. The institution’s secretary, Johnson Munono, announced Abiodun’s dismissal in a letter trending online. The letter, dated November 9, 2022,…

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ASUU suspends eight-month strike

Following intense negotiations with the government and the House of Representatives, the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), has finally suspended the strike it embarked on since February 14, 2022. It was gathered that the decision to suspend the strike was taken at the end of ASUU National Executive Council meeting which was held at the ASUU secretariat in Abuja. After the discussions with the government, ASUU president Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke had said the union could call off its strike in a few days. “In a few days, we will…

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FirstBank Partners Junior Achievement Nigeria to Implement 22nd National Company of the Year Competition

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria to implement the 22nd National Company of the Year (NCOY) competition which will be held on Thursday, 13th October 2022. The annual flagship event which was last held physically in 2019 will bring together 12 winning student companies from the Regional Company of the Year competition to compete for the National Company of the Year award sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Limited. The winner of the National Company of the Year competition will proceed further to represent Nigeria…

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Professor Ogunsola becomes Unilag’s 13th vice chancellor

Prof. Folasade Ogunsola has been appointed by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos as the 13th Vice Chancellor of the institution. This is contained in a statement by Mrs Adejoke Alaga, Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit of the university, and issued on Friday night in Lagos. She said that the appointment is for a five-year tenure with effect from Saturday, Nov. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 11, 2027. Ogunsola will succeed Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, whose five years tenure comes to an end on Friday, Nov. 11. He was appointed…

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FG registers ASUU’s rival union CONUA

The Federal Government, yesterday registered two new trade unions for workers in the university and teaching hospitals, after 234 days (33 weeks) of university shutdown owing to strike action, in a fresh bid to forcefully reopen tertiary institutions, weaken influence of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The unions are the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA). The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, who spoke while presenting the certificates of registration to the two unions, explained that…

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Travellers miss flights, motorists held up for hours as students lock down Lagos airport road

Leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), yesterday, took over the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Road, in protest against the seven-month old industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The resultant effect was that many travellers missed their flights, while motorists shunned the road to avoid being caught up in a likely scuffle. Those who dared were stranded as the students, who converged on the road as early as 5:0a.m. defied the heavy downpour to remain on the road. Some parents, who joined the…

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ASUU declares intentions to call of strike

Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities is willing to end it’s seven month strike. Osodeke, however, said this could only be achieved if concrete agreements are reached with the Federal Government. He gave the assurance in Abuja, yesterday, at a National Town Hall Meeting on Tertiary Education tagged: ‘The Locked Gates of our Citadels -A National Emergency.’ Recall that the union embarked on industrial action on February 14, making it over seven months since public universities across the country were closed down. The Federal Government…

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Three female students found dead in Ojukwu varsity hostel

  Three female students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Anambra State, were at the weekend found dead in their hostel at the Igbariam campus of the institution. The three female students were identified as Obidiaso Chidera (200 level Political Science); Mercy (200 level Pharmacy); and Emmanuella, (200 level Business Administration). The cause of their deaths has not been ascertained, although some people on the university campus suspected foul play as they were locked in their rooms from outside. “The students were locked up in the apartment. When we gained…

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