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Ground breaking Ceremony of Nigerian Army university holds Tuesday

Ground breaking Ceremony of Nigerian Army university holds Tuesday

The Nigerian Army said the Ground breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army University Biu will still hold as planned on Tuesday. The Army in a statement issued in Abuja said the earlier message on the postponement of the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Nigerian Army University Biu has been cancelled. Impeccable sources at the  top

Four weeks after, NYSC keeps mum on Kemi Adeosun’s certificate scandal

Four weeks after the management of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) promised to investigate a certificate scandal involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Corps has continued to ignore Nigerians. On June 7,  PREMIUM TIMES reported that the minister did not participate in the mandatory one year national service despite her eligibility for it, but went on

Adeosun applied for exemption, alleged forged certificate under probe –NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps has said it is investigating a “purported exemption certificate” which was allegedly obtained by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adeyemi Adenike, stated this on Monday, while reacting to media reports (not The PUNCH) that the finance minister allegedly forged

OAU sacks professor over sex-for-mark scandal

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. Ogunbodede had, on April 19, confirmed Akindele’s suspension pending the findings of the investigative panel. A

Aduvie students shine in Microsoft competition

Students of Aduvie International School, Jahi, Abuja have emerged champions in various National categories at 10th edition of the Annual Microsoft Office Specialist Competition, Computer Fundamentals and Adobe Certification which was concluded recently. More than 500 students from 42 schools in the 36 states of Nigeria competed in the Competition. It was a record breaking

FULL LIST: NUC says these 58 universities are illegal

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of 58 illegal universities operating in the country. In a bulletin dated May 14, the commission said certificates obtained from any of the institutions are invalid. “For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so

Nigerian breaks Guinness world record for ‘longest marathon reading aloud’

Olawunmi Bayode, a Nigerian, has set a new Guinness Record in the ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’ category. Bayode, father of three, logged 120 hours on Saturday at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain. The latter had 113 hours 15 minutes in 2008. Another Nepalese, Tudikhel

Federal University Dutse ‘develops’ herbal anti-diabetic, anti-cancer drugs

Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il, department of biochemistry, Federal Unversity Dutse, Jigawa, has developed herbal anti-diabetic and anti-cancer drugs. Fatima Batul-Muktar, the vice-chancellor of the university, disclosed this in Dutse on Monday. “I am glad to inform you that one of our staff, Dr Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il of the Biochemistry Department has developed a herbal anti-diabetic and

Ambode appoints Onibon as MOCPED Acting Provost

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr. Nosiru Olajide Onibon as the Acting Provost of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe. Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh in a statement on Thursday said the appointment takes immediate effect. Onibon’s appointment follows

Katsina’s Gov. Masari sacks Commissioner to give room for ‘active politician’

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has fired the state’s Commissioner of Education, Halimatu Idris. The removal of Mrs. Idris, a professor, takes effect immediately. A press release signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Abdu Labaran, quoted a letter personally signed by the Governor thanking Mrs. Idris for the services she rendered as Commissioner of Education.