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Reps honour crippled beggar turned lawyer, OAU record-breaker

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

Nigerian govt has abandoned us, NDDC scholarship beneficiaries

Some beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme put in place by the Nigerian government through the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have alleged that the commission has abandoned them. In several chats with PREMIUM TIMES, the scholars who craved anonymity, said they had been subjected to unfair and inhuman treatment by the commission since 2016. The

Mapoly Feud: No students is going to Ipokia -Amosun

Ogun State Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun on Tuesday disclosed that in about four years time, the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) will cease to exist adding that no student of the institutions would be going to the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic located in Ipokia. Governor Amosun made this disclosure when students and officials of the

FG, University ASUU begin meeting

The meeting on resolving issues involved in the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is ongoing in Abuja with representatives of the government and the Union attending. At the third meeting in the series, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said several meetings had been held by the

JAMB defends decision on cut-off marks for admission, says controversy needless

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has described as unnecessary the controversies over the reduction of cut-off marks for 2017 admission exercise into tertiary institutions by stakeholders at its policy meeting. Rather than criticisms, JAMB said Nigerians should be concerned about how to address the flight of citizens in glorified secondary schools called foreign

Afe Babalola faults JAMB pegging of 120 cut-off mark for varsity admission

The founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on Wednesday slammed the Federal Government for reducing the cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education for the 2017/2018 academic session. The legal luminary described the reduction as violence to the university system and a major setback to

Bello bans ASUU in Kogi State University over six months strike

The Kogi state government on Wednesday proscribed activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Kogi State University (KSU), Ayangba. Yahaya Bello, who announced the proscription in Lokoja shortly after the weekly executive council meeting, said that the decision was with immediate effect. He told journalists that the state government was forced to