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Omo-Agege hits Okowa again, says ‘nothing on ground looks like the N3.5 trillion you have received in seven years’  

••Commissions FG Projects at Alma Mater Deputy Senate President and Delta APC governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that there is nothing that looks like the N3.5 trillion naira that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has received from various sources in the past seven and half years. Senator Omo-Agege made the …

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Nigeria, FCDO, UNICEF’s girls’ education programme sends 1.5 million more girls to school in northern Nigeria

ABUJA, 24 November 2022 In response to the low levels of participation of girls in schooling, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK, and UNICEF implemented the Girls’ Education Programme Phase 3 (GEP3) across six northern Nigerian states of Katsina, Kano, Niger, …

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Protest: Appeal to FG on No Work No Pay – OAU ASUU Chair urges Nigerians

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) branch, has urged well- meaning Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision on ‘No Work, No Pay’ for lecturers. Prof. Tony Odiwe, Chairman, ASUU-OAU chapter, made the appeal during the Union’s peaceful protest at OAU …

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No student was raped in UNICROS – V-C

By George Odok Calabar, Nov. 22, 2022 Prof. Augustine Angba, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Cross River State, has refuted media reports alleging that a female student was raped on campus by hoodlums on Monday, Nov. 21. He said this when he spoke in a telephone interview with the News …

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ASUU: Of half-salary, pro-rata, six and half-a-dozen dichotomy By Bolanle Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 When we thought the dust had settled on the eight-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), President Muhammadu Buhari’s fumbling and wobbling administration came up with its pro-rata as opposed to half-pay nonsensical dichotomy. In this instance, what is the difference between half-salary …

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UNILAG: Ogundipe presents scorecard, bows out of office

  By Chinyere Nwachukwu  Lagos, Nov. 11, 2022 The outgoing Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (Unilag), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe says one of the key successes recorded during his five-year tenure is the uncompromising academic standards and excellent research output. Ogundipe stated this at his end-of-tenure/valedictory news conference on Friday in …

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The ‘Buhari’ at JAMB By Femi Adesina

Whenever I see a paragon, champion of transparency and accountability, I remember Muhammadu Buhari, retired military officer and gentleman, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. Whenever I hear that a man has shunned greed, avarice, rapacity, I remember Buhari. Whenever I see anyone …

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Gender inclusiveness: World Maritime University commends NIMASA … Commitment to capacity development non-negotiable – Jamoh.

  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been commended for its policies of gender equality which have manifested in both the number of women employed by the Agency as well as those sponsored for capacity development in country and abroad.   This was made known by the …

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ASUU: Paying lecturers half salaries unlawful, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “direct the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and the acting Accountant General of the Federation, Sylva Okolieaboh to immediately reverse the apparently illegal deductions from the salaries of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities …

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Prof. Elujoba is alive – OAU, Ile-Ife

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has said that the rumours of the death of a former acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anthony Elujoba is false and must be discountenanced and discontinued. “The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been drawn to …

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