UNICROSS VC suspended over alleged gross misconduct

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS), Professor Augustine Angba, has been suspended by the Governing Council, over allegations of gross misconduct. The decision was made during a meeting of the Governing Council held on Monday, May 6, 2024, where they voted to relieve Angba of his duties with immediate effect. The council has appointed Professor Stephen Oshang from the Faculty of Agriculture to serve as the acting Vice-Chancellor until further notice. The suspension comes on the heels of a vote-of-no-confidence passed by some staff members of…

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Father writing JAMB for son arrested

A father was reportedly arrested while writing exams for his son during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has been arrested. The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has warned that it has improved its technology check for those engaging in all forms of examination malpractices. Speaking in Kaduna on Wednesday, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who inspected the UTME centres in Kaduna, expressed satisfaction over the 2024 examination, which had 1.94 million students this year. He, however, frowned at few cases of impersonation, adding that some people…

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Covenant University ranked best university in Nigeria for the second time, beats UI, FUTA

Covenant University has been ranked above the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, as the best university in Nigeria for the second time, according to Times Higher Education‘s 2024 rating. Analysis of the latest ranking on Thursday showed that the university based in Ota, Ogun State, is among the top 1,000 universities in the world. The 801st-ranked university in the world first gained prominence in 2018 after it got the prize for the best university in Nigeria and the sixth-best university overall. The University of Ibadan…

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Three Teams Emerge Winners in HabariPay’s Take-on-Squad Hackathon 1.0 for University Undergraduates

After days of intense collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving, three teams – Team Within, Team X, and Team Storepoint – emerged winners in the inaugural Take-on-Squad Hackathon 1.0 coding event held at the state-of-the-art GTCO Training Complex, Tayo’s Plaza, Abeokuta, Ogun State, from January 18th to 20th, 2024. Team Storepoint, represented by Haruna Faruk and Ladipo Samuel from the University of Lagos, secured third position and a prize of N1 million. Their winning solution, Storepoint, facilitates quick access to an online marketplace for local shops and small businesses within 5 minutes,…

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300 level Nursing student commits suicide over school’s failed accreditation

A 300-level student of a private tertiary institution in Ogun State, Havarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, simply identified as Ajoke, has reportedly taken her life after the school allegedly failed to meet up with the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. It was gathered that the deceased student had on Monday evening, consumed insecticide and slumped on her way to her boyfriend’s house. It was learnt that the institution’s failure to secure accreditation of the NMCN for its nursing courses frustrated the 300-level…

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Parents, student to be prosecuted for assaulting principal, teacher in Ogun

Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, Ogun State Commissioner for Education, has said one Akanni Azeez Olawale, an SS3 student of Agbara Grammar School, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, who allegedly assaulted one of the teachers of the school as well as his parents will soon be prosecuted. Trouble was said to have started on Wednesday, February 14 when the Principal of the school, Mr Ajibola Olanrewaju, reportedly seized Olawale’s uniform for allegedly behaving unruly and in a manner that constituted lack of respect for constituted authority. It was gathered…

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FG suspends accreditation of degree certificates from Benin Republic, Togo

The Federal Government has suspended evaluation and accreditation of degrees from Benin and Togo Republics. The Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced the suspension. According to a statement on Tuesday signed by Augustina Obilor-Duru on behalf of the Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, the government lamented that “some Nigerians deploy nefarious means and unconscionable methods to get a Degree with the end objective of getting graduate job opportunities for which they are not qualified”. It followed an investigative report by Daily Nigerian Newspaper titled…

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Ongoing Probe into Altercation Between OAU Student and Lecturer

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University is currently investigating an altercation involving a male student named Gift and a lecturer known as Dr. Ariyo. According to reports from the campus, Gift, a 200-level student, accidentally entered a lecture room where Dr. Ariyo was teaching, thinking it was his class. When he realized his mistake and tried to leave, the lecturer called him back. An anonymous student revealed that an argument ensued, leading to a physical confrontation. The lecturer even called security to apprehend the student and attempted to seize his…

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Electrocution Claims Life of Final Year PTI Student in Delta State

A tragic incident unfolded as a final year student at the Petroleum Training Institute in Effurun, Delta State, was electrocuted while installing solar panels on a one-story building. This unfortunate event took place in the vicinity of a commercial bank at the Warri Garage Area on Thursday, October 19, 2023. According to witnesses, the student’s aluminum ladder became magnetized by the nearby high-tension wires that connected to the commercial bank. Consequently, he suffered an electric shock during the installation process. A passerby bravely used a long dry plank to detach…

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EFCC Arrests Over 70 OAU Students in Midnight Raid on Off-Campus Hostels

More than 70 students from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, were reportedly arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during a midnight raid on hostels outside the campus. The raid took place at around 2 a.m. in the Fine Touch and Superb hostels in Oduduwa Estate. The reasons for the arrests have not been confirmed yet. Students’ Union President Abass Ojo mentioned that 72 students were taken from the hostel, and their phones and cars were confiscated. Some students reported being beaten during the…

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