Ahmadu Bello University Tops NUC Rankings

Ahmadu Bello University Tops NUC Rankings

The National University Commission has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned, and the rankings show quite curious results. According to the ranking, out of over hundred ranked university in Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria came out top, beating University of Lagos , and Obafemi Awolowo University to second and third place respectively. At the 4th position is University Ibadan. The only non-federal university in the top ten ranking, National Daily gathered is Covenant University, Ota which also emerged as the best private university…

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Court Stops El-rufai From Sacking 21,780 Kaduna Teachers

Court Stops El-rufai From Sacking 21,780 Kaduna Teachers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna Division, has told the Kaduna state government to halt its planned sacking of 21,780 teachers. The Kaduna government had said it would sack the teachers after they failed a competency test. But the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) dragged the state government to court, asking it to stop the government from sacking the teachers over the test written in June. Head of the teachers’ counsel, Samuel Atum, had filed a motion of “interlocutory injunction”, seeking stay of action pending the outcome of…

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EKSU Lecturers Are Dying Of Hunger Over Unpaid Salaries – ASUU

EKSU Lecturers Are Dying Of Hunger Over Unpaid Salaries – ASUU

The chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti chapter, Prof. Olufayo Olu, has lamented that hunger, occasioned by non-payment of salary, is killing members of staff of the institution. According to the don, four members of the university community died in the last two months due to inability to raise money for their health challenges as the institution is owing them six months’ salary arrears. Addressing a press conference at the university on Sunday Prof Olu, also decried alleged underfunding of the state- owned institution…

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OAU Will Be Shutdown Till January 2 – Management

OAU Will Be Shutdown Till January 2 – Management

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has asked students to go home until January, 2018 as a result of the ongoing strike embarked on by Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, in a statement said the Senate of the institution, at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday, approved that the students should proceed on an “End of the Year” break with immediate…

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NASU, others to resume indefinite strike on Monday

NASU, others to resume indefinite strike on Monday

In a letter to all the branch chairmen of the non-teaching staff unions of universities, under the umbrella of Joint Action Committee (JAC), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have directed all their branches nationwide to resume indefinite strike on Monday, December 4. The directive was titled, “Directives to immediately resume the suspended strike,” and signed by Samson Chijioke Ugwoke (SSANU), Chris Ani (NASU) and Sani Suleiman (NAAT). The letter explained that the action was…

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The Gem International Schools Set Standards In Academic Excellence

The Gem International Schools Set Standards In Academic Excellence

In a competition recently organised by The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun state district society, tagged “Catch Them Young”, The Gem International Schools, represented by Mr. Omotayo Arinola and Ms. Blessing Amosu came first and fourth respectively. The merit award, given to Omotayo Arinola will cover full scholarship upon his admission in a tertiary institution to study Accounting. The competition, aimed at reaching out to students who aspire to become Chartered Accountants in the future had Senior Secondary Students in the Yewa/Awori…

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Benue State University Bans Male Students From Wearing Thick Beards

Benue State University Bans Male Students From Wearing Thick Beards

The Benue State University, Makurdi has banned students of the institution from wearing thick ‘beards on their faces.’’ A circular signed by the security management and pasted across the school campus said male students with thick beards must ‘shave it without option.’ The circular reads: “This is to inform all students (male) that those wearing thick beard on their faces must shave them without option.” This directive has sparked mixed reactions among students of the state-owned school. Share on: WhatsApp

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NASU, Others Begin Indefinite Strike Action

NASU, Others Begin Indefinite Strike Action

A joint union comprising the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and some other unions have on Tuesday, November 14, declared a total and indefinite strike action. The other unions include Senior Staff Association of Teaching Hospitals, as well as Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions. This is following the expiration of the 15-day ultimatum issued by the group to the Federal Government on Monday, October 30, 2017.The industrial action which the workers’ union say would commence Share on: WhatsApp

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Daria Media announces media training and scholarships

Daria Media announces media training and scholarships

Daria Media has announced two unique and ground-breaking initiatives targeted at revolutionizing journalism practice in Nigeria. The company, which is promoted by Kadaria Ahmed, former BBC journalist, editor of 234next and host of the Channels TV talk show, Straight Talk and The Core, will be holding a 3-city journalism training for aspiring journalists. The 3 cities are Kano, where she went to school; Uyo, where she served out her National Youth Service and Lagos where she works and calls home. The training will pay special attention to the worrisome fake…

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ASUP To Begin Indefinite Strike November 13

ASUP To Begin Indefinite Strike November 13

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP ) is set to embark on an indefinite strike action with effect from Monday, November 13, 2017 to press for the implementation of its agreement with government, accusing government of treating polytechnic education with disdain and levity. Rising from the emergency meeting of its National Executive Council, ASUP said it has no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of its earlier 21 days ultimatum, adding that the conciliatory meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Labour failed…

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