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Nigeria Will Soon Eradicate Bird flu – FG

Nigeria Will Soon Eradicate Bird flu – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it is in full control of the outbreak of bird flu virus saying it is using multiple approaches to combat the virus. Ademola Raji, Director, Animal Production and Husbandry Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. He said

NUC Abolishes Pass Degree

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has abolished the award of Pass Degree in Nigerian Universities with effect from the 2013/ 2014 academic session. This was disclosed by Abdullahi Zuru, the Vice Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, on Wednesday at the 2014/2015 matriculation of 4,133 students of the institution. “This has far reaching implications on

FG Plans to Approve 9 More Universities

The Federal government has concluded plans to approve nine more universities. This was disclosed by Ibrahim Shekarau, Education Minister on February 2 in Abuja while reviewing the Nigerian Basic Education Sector 2011-2015. “If not for technical reason, another nine would have been approved before now. Soon, we shall sort out all the outstanding issues and

MTN, INEC Inaugurate Mobile Platform for Voter Education

MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the National Orientation Agency inaugurated a mobile application to educate consumers on voter education issues on January 30. At the inauguration, the 2015 BetterMe app by MTN Nigeria was described as innovative and a milestone in voter education and engagement towards enhancing and deepening Nigeria’s

YABATECH Declares 22-day Holiday for Elections

The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holiday to enable them to exercise their civic rights during next month’s general elections. This was disclosed in a bulletin issued by Charles Oni, Head, Public Relations Unit of the college. According to the bulletin, the holiday

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LASU Students and Lecturers Call for Resignation of VC

Protesting lecturers and students of the Lagos State University, LASU, on January 28 stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly calling for the resignation of John Obafunwa, the University’s Vice Chancellor. Ajibayo Adeyeye, leader of the House who came to address the aggrieved students and lecturers was snubbed and embarrassed. The students said the House

FUOYE Shut Down by Staff

Staff of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State shut down the institution on January 23. This was due to alleged plan by the management to sack all staff that participated in a recent protest against Isaac Asuzu, the Vice Chancellor of the institution. The staff had earlier in December 2014 protested against Asuzu for reasons,

University Of Ibadan Gets New Deputy Vice Chancellor

The University of Ibadan, UI, has elected Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics. Olatunji Oladejo, director of Public Communication of the institution, disclosed this in a statement made available to pressmen on January 25. She is the 2nd

UNILAG Lifts Ban On Student Unionism

The authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has lifted the 10-year long ban on student unionism in the institution. Rahmon Bello, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, announced this during the institution’s 2014/2015 matriculation ceremony which held on January 23 at the university’s multipurpose hall. The students union of UNILAG was banned 10 years ago following a

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