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Aduvie students shine in Microsoft competition

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.

Reps honour crippled beggar turned lawyer, OAU record-breaker

Abdulsalam Kamaldeen, a physically-challenged one-time Lagos beggar, is being honored by the House of Representatives for his rare academic feat. 38-year-old Kamaldeen overcame his physical challenge as a crippled beggar to graduate as a lawyer. Femi Gbajabiamila, leader of the House, on Tuesday called for the recognition of Kamaldeen alongside Aarinola Olaiya during a plenary

Chinua Achebe honoured with Google Doodle on posthumous birthday

Google has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, on its doodle. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. November 16 is Achebe’s posthumous 87th birthday. Google said Achebe had been honoured to underscore his status as a figure of 20th-century literature. “One man took it

Nigeria polytechnic lecturers ASUP commence nationwide, indefinite strike today

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, said it will commence a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike on Monday due to the federal government’s failure to fulfil the outstanding agreement made with the union. The National President of the union, Usman Dutse, confirmed this in a phone interview with PREMIUM TIMES Sunday night. According to

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