Varsity lecturer found dead in office

The lifeless body of a lecturer, Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, was on Saturday morning found in his office at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Until his death, Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university. Although no official statement yet as to how the incident happened, a source in the department, who pleaded anonymity, said the late academic may have died late Friday without anyone knowing about it. The source said, “His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12.00 a.m. Saturday. “That…

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Oyebade, a fulfilled General, retires from the army

Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, the 28th Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and one time General Officer Commanding of 1 Mechanised Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna,  has retired from the Nigerian Army.The respected senior army officer was honoured with a colourful pull out parade which was attended by high ranking retired and serving military officers, captains of industry, the academia, officers, staff and cadets of the NDA community.  Speaking during the pulling out parade held at the NDA parade ground Afaka, Major General Oyebade attributed his success to God…

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Gbajabiamila promises to prioritize education

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday in Lagos warned students to avoid regrets in the future by staying away from hard drugs and truancy in school.According to Gbajabiamila, who spoke during a Health and Education initiative for students in Surulere 1 Federal Constituency, organized by some of his Aides and other professionals under the aegis of the Gbaja Professional Volunteer Network (GPVN), the need to take education seriously cannot be overemphasized. The initiative, which is a continuous exercise designed to go round the country was…

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9th House will give adequate attention to education – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the 9th House would give adequate priority to the education sector.The Speaker said it was for that purpose that the House included education as part of its Legislative Agenda, which he said will be pursued vigorously.Speaking when he received a delegation of the Committee of Council Chairmen of Federal Colleges of Education led by the chairman, Dr Lawan Bukar Alhaji in his office on Tuesday, the Speaker said the House would ensure appropriate budget and carry out…

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YEA 6: Fidelity Bank, Gazelle Empowers Over 200 Youth With Entrepreneurial Skills

Determined to reduce unemployment levels in the country, Fidelity Bank Plc, in partnership with Gazelle Academy and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka on Friday concluded an entrepreneurship training programme for over 200 students in Anambra State. The programme which formally kicked off Wednesday ended with a call to Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurship and create wealth for themselves instead of searching endlessly for non-existing paid jobs. Organised under the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy (YEA 6), the programme seeks to empower the Nigerian undergraduate with vocational skills and enterprise training which…

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Google’s honour for ‘Lioness of Lisabi’, Fela’s mother at 119

Olufunmilayo Ransom Kuti, iconic Egba woman leader and activist revered in her lifetime as ‘Lioness of Lisabi’ is being honoured today by Google with a doodle on what would have been her 119th birthday. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900–1978) was a leading activist during Nigerian women’s anti-colonial struggles. She founded the Abeokuta Women’s Union, one of the most impressive women’s organizations of the twentieth century (with a membership estimated to have reached up to 20,000 women), which fought to protect and further the rights of women. Her very popular children; Beko, Olikoye…

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Ajayi Crowther Varsity reacts to video on students locked out of campus

The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, has reacted to a viral video in which some undergraduates of the school were locked out for late resumption. Many social media users had criticised the private university, as the affected students claimed to have slept on the road outside the campus gate. The ACU Public Relations Officer, Alvan Ewuzie, in a statement on Tuesday, said the varsity could not be held responsible for any student who resumed after the due date. He noted that the institution placed premium on discipline, adding that the…

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Witness tells court how JAMB official replaced N20m cash with cardboards

A prosecution witness, Karimatu Abubakar has narrated to Justice Peter Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Abuja, how Aliyu Yakubu, a former Revenue Officer with the Kano State zonal office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, siphoned N20million belonging to JAMB by replacing it with cut-to-size cardboards. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Yakubu on eight counts bordering on criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds and money laundering to the tune of N20m. At the resumed trial on Tuesday, Abubakar, who is…

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Unizik sacks lecturer accused of academic fraud

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has finally dismissed embattled senior lecturer in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Peter Ekemezie. The PUNCH gathered on Wednesday that the Anambra State indigene’s claims to a master’s degree and PhD from UNIZIK were also dismissed by the school. The development followed a series of investigations into the fraudulent academic records of Ekemezie, which had been covered up for about nine years by top officers of the school. Arrangement for his promotion to the rank of a Reader (associate professor)…

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Full Video: Sex for grades accused Unilag Don reportedly attempts suicide

After the release of the documentary, Dr. Boniface was sacked by the University of Lagos while his church where he is a preacher, Foursquare Gospel Church have also asked him to step down from the pulpit. According to media reports, Dr. Boniface attempted to end his life after the disgrace by drinking rat poison in the late hours of Monday. Further reports indicate that he has been rushed to Reddington Hospital and is currently receiving treatment.

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“This is our drive to improve the quality of education,” says UBA Foundation boss at 2019 call for entries

UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has commenced the 2019 edition of its annual National Essay Competition in Nigeria with a call for entries. Now in its 9th year, the essay competition, targeted at senior secondary school students in Nigeria is organised annually, as part of UBA Foundation’s education initiative which is aimed at promoting the reading culture and encouraging healthy and intellectual competition amongst secondary school students in Nigeria and across Africa. At the media launch which took place at…

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Four Square sack Unilag’s ‘sex for mark lecturer’

The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has asked the embattled University of Lagos lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, to step down from all ministerial assignments. Igbeneghu, who is a former sub-dean of Faculty of Arts and also head pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church was caught on camera sexually harassing a supposed admission seeker in his office. Reacting in a statement on Monday, the National Secretary of the church, Ikechukwu Ugbaja, dissociated the church from Igbeneghu, saying appropriate measures would be taken against him. “The attention of the leadership of…

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Unilag shut down staff club’s slaughterhouse, ‘Cold Room

The University of Lagos has shut down the “Cold Room” its Staff Club’s ‘slaughterhouse’ after the institution announced the suspension of the embattled lecturer of the Faculty of Arts, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, over sexual harassment. Igbeneghu was exposed in a documentary released by BBC Africa Eye on Monday. In the documentary, the lecturer revealed to undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, who posed as an admission seeker, the secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students breast” at the staff club of the university. “They call the place cold room,” he said.…

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Respiratory infection outbreak rocks Queens College

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday confirmed the reported outbreak of air-borne, flu-like illnesses among pupils of Queen’s College. The government said that preliminary investigations revealed “a sporadic increase in upper respiratory tract infection, characterised by cough, catarrh, fever and weakness.” The government said it was also investigating other schools in the state. In a statement on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said a team comprising officials of the state epidemiology team, primary healthcare services and environmental health department of Lagos Mainland Local Government was dispatched to unravel…

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Union Bank announces Edu360 2019

Union Bank has announced the second edition of its annual education fair – Edu360, in line with its efforts to support education as a vital sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The three-day event themed, ‘Education Beyond Walls’ will take place at the Union Bank Sports Centre in Surulere, Lagos from Thursday, 24th to Saturday, 26th of October, 2019, and will attract audiences across the education ecosystem including government officials, educators, parents and students.   Attendees will benefit from a robust programme lineup that includes talks, panel sessions, masterclasses, workshops…

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Kaduna Gov, El-Rufai enrols 6yr old son in public school

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has enrolled Abubakar Al-Siddique, his six-year-old son as a pupil of Kaduna Capital school. Abubakar was enrolled as a primary one pupil of the public school. This was made known via the state governor’s Twitter handle on Monday. According to a series of tweets, the governor had in 2017 promised to ensure that Abubakar attended a public school as a way of showing commitment to fixing public education and raising the standard. “Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai has today enrolled as a Primary One pupil pf Kaduna…

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Unilag denies MC Oluomo

UNILAG’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede has denied that Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was invited by the authorities of the institution as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus. The varsity management, in a statement on Friday, dismissed the reactions trailing the invitation on the social media as mere propaganda and that it did not approve the banner which had the picture of MC Oluomo. The University of Lagos…

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Gbajabiamila ends accreditation rift between ABU, NMCN

Following the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the full accreditation status of the School of Nursing Sciences of the College of Medical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has been restored.  The speaker had mandated the House Committee on Health care Services, chaired by Hon. Dr Tanko Sununu to intervene and ensure the accreditation, which was withdrawn in May 2019 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is restored.  At the stakeholders’ meeting on Monday at the House of Representatives,…

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Gbajabiamila donates N60m drugs, 600 bags of rice, scholarship to Katsina IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State, that the Federal Government would not abandon them. Gbajabiamila, who paid a visit to the Gidan Baki IDPs Camp in Katsina metropolis on Monday, said he was saddened by the conditions of IDPs all over the country, but that both the Executive and the Legislature are working together to better their lives. He said the main focus of government would be how to get the thousands of IDP children…

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How Fayemi’s wife escaped FUOYE students’ mayhem

The protest embarked upon by students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, turned violent on Tuesday evening leaving in its trails two deaths, vandalisation of properties and a narrow escape by the Ekiti State First Lady. The wife of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, who was on tour of council areas in the state, escaped being attacked by the protesters as they smashed the screens of all the vehicles in her convoy. Sources at Oye Ekiti alleged that no fewer than two persons were feared killed in the…

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International Youth Day: Gbajabiamila seeks transformation of educational system

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged governments at all levels to fashion out ways of transforming the Nigerian educational system to strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian youth. The Speaker in a message commemorating the International Youth Day with the theme ‘Transforming Education,’ said the essence of education is to proffer solutions to challenges confronting humanity. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker noted that governments at all levels have the primary responsibility of ensuring…

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OAU female student battles roommate with Snipper

Two students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Saturday poured an insecticide, Sniper, on each other. The female students, who are in part-one in the institution, were said to have engaged in a disagreement before attacking themselves with Sniper. It was learnt that the actions of the students, who reside in Mozambique Hall, caused commotion at the university. It was also gathered that the incident caused fear among students who reside near the room where the incident happened. One of the residents of the hall, who did not want…

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Bizarre! Female Teacher, 28, sleeps with 13-year-old male pupil, jailed

A teacher, Brittany Zamora, has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with her underage pupil. Zamora, who has since been dismissed from her job, had pleaded guilty to ‘improper behaviour’ with her 13-year-old pupil. She admitted to 10 counts of sexual misconduct with the pupil, in addition to two counts of child molestation and another two counts of exposing him to sexually explicit materials. Twenty-eight-year-old Zamora is married and had worked as a sixth-grade teacher from Las Brisas Academy in Arizona until 2018 when…

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Armed robbers raid UI’s female hostel

The Obafemi Awolowo Hall of residence (Awo) in the University of Ibadan (UI) was attacked by some armed men in the wee hours of Friday.  The Cable reports that the attackers, numbering up to 10, stormed the hall around 1 am and raided for almost two hours. The hall porters were said to have done some inspection in the rooms by 11 pm and when the students heard knocks on their doors, they thought the porters had returned and willingly opened the doors to the attackers. At least five students…

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Group to train Nigerian Journalists in Applied Data Journalism

Journalists in Nigeria are set to receive intensive training on data journalism from one of Nigeria’s foremost civil society organisations, Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ), in conjunction with some international and Nigerian resource partners, namely, Code for Africa,  BudgIT, and the International Press Centre (IPC). The training will also feature CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award winner, Arukaino Umukoro.The training, tagged, ‘RCDIJ Data Journalism Masterclass 2019’ is slated for Thursday, June 20, from 8am to 5pm, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. In a statement released by RCDIJ Monday and signed by its…

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Video: Ekiti Varsity lecturer caught pants down with female student

A senior lecturer at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, described as notoriously randy with female students, has been caught pants down while allegedly attempting to have carnal knowledge of one his students in Ado Ekiti. https://roundoffnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/VID-20190614-WA0014.mp4 The lady’s boyfriend and his friends were said to have informed the lady to play along with the lecturer when he made overtures to her in exchange for marks. Sources at the institution identified the lecturer as Dr. O.O Aduwo and was seen nude in a 29-second video clip which has gone viral on social…

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JAMB, tertiary institutions meet, announce cut-off

The 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2019 into public universities. The meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities. For public polytechnic, 120 UTME score was approved, while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

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How Lekki British School owner, Biodun Laja died

That the Executive Director of Lekki British School, Lekki, Dr Biodun Laja, is dead is no more news. However, what is news is the circumstances of her death five days after a surgery in the United States. National Infinity learnt that the 69 years old foremost educationist passed away five after a surgery on a perennial back pain that has plagued the society big wig for some time now. Her close confidants revealed that the popular educationist developed a complication from the surgery, which eventually led to her death. “She…

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Students shot as Caleb University’s ‘dusk to dawn curfew’ on hanging out spark riots

There was pandemonium on Friday at the Caleb University, Imota, Lagos as some students clashed with policemen during a protest against some rules made by the school management. It was learnt that the school authorities recently released a memo, prohibiting male and female students from hanging out together from 7pm and before 8am. Another new rule requires students to get a pass from the fellowship within the school premises before they could leave the campus. City Round learnt that some students were suspended for violating the “7pm rule” which led…

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Lagos Police arrest teacher who forced pupil into oral sex for marks

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a teacher at Fazir-I-Omar Senior High School in Iwaya, Yaba area of the state for allegedly forcing an 18-year-old pupil, Mary (not real name), to perform oral sex on him in return for marks. The PUNCH had published a detailed report on the issue in its March 27, 2019 Online edition titled, My teacher forced me to perform oral sex for marks –Lagos schoolgirl. Speaking with our reporter on Friday, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Bala Elkana, confirmed that the teacher…

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Kogi Govt,. Isanlu community plan to immortalise Adesanmi

The Kogi government says the state will ensure that Prof. Pius Adesanmi is immortalised by ensuring that all his books are made available in its school libraries. Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, the Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology disclosed this during a tribute organised in honour of the deceased in Abuja. She said his death came at a time when the state ministry was reaching out to Kogi scholars like Adesanmi, who could help put the educational standard of the state on a high pedestal. The commissioner said that Adesanmi…

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1.8m candidates register for JAMB UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) says it has registered over 1.8 million candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. NAN reports that registration of candidates for the all Computer Based Test (CBT) commenced on Feb. 10 and terminated on Feb. 21. Benjamin said that the registration was a huge success, adding that there were no hitches at…

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Sex For Mark: OAU’s Prof. Akindele jailed 2yrs

A former lecturer in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, who was dragged to court for demanding sex to pass one of his students, Monica Osagie, on Monday was sentenced to two years in prison. Akindele had earlier changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty.’ The prosecutor, Mr. Shogunle Adenekan said all parties in the matter have reached a plea bargain and pleaded for a suspended sentence for the accused.

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JAMB begins UTME registration in January

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed January 2019 for the sales of its forms and registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB Governing Board Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe stated this at an event to celebrate some workers of the board, who retired in Abuja. He said the board picked next year for registration of UTME candidates because it wanted the reduction in the cost of selling its forms approved by the Federal Government to take effect. Ndukwe explained that the reduction followed recommendations made by management…

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Davido in trouble for violating NYSC service rules

The National Youth Service Corps says it has communicated with popular musician, David Adeleke aka Davido, over his activities during his service year. The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to Davido who has broken several NYSC bye-laws The artiste, our correspondent gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations. Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp where he had submitted himself for registration…

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Royal College Of Education has resources to run Degree Courses –Prof. Bandele

Ekiti State University on Saturday 10th November 2018 matriculated one hundred and twenty students into different degree courses in their Sandwich Program with Royal City College of Education, Iyesin Ota in Ogun State for 2018/2019 academic sessions. Performing the ceremony, EKSU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, urged the students to be committed to their studies. He also encouraged them to eschew acts that are inimical to their academic progress. He further reiterated the premium academic excellence in Ekiti State University, “I hereby assure all matriculating students that the University…

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How Abuja based teacher emerged as MToY

The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria  in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year. For the feat, Opeifa was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get One Million Naira every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.…

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Union Bank Unveils Edu360

Union Bank has announced the first edition of an annual education fair – Edu360, as part of its efforts to support education as a critical sector for Nigeria’s growth and development. The 2-day event themed ‘Investing in the Future’ according to a statement from the lender, has been designed to attract audiences across the education ecosystem including investors, parents, school owners, teachers and students who will benefit from robust discussions covering investments, school choice and financing options for parents. Edu360 will also feature an exhibition where service providers in the education sector will showcase their…

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GTBank Ogun State Principals Cup Season 6 Finals hold

The MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta will on Thursday 26th July play host to the final matches for GTBank-Ogun state Principals Cup; the biggest grassroots soccer competition in West Africa. Now in its 6th year, this season’s final promises to be a thrilling encounter between the qualifying teams as they stake their claim to become ultimate champions of the prestigious tournament in the state. In the male’s category, Pakoto High School, which won the title in 2017 will be seeking to permanently retain the trophy as they go in search of…

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‘Decade Old Story’ Wins GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winning manuscript, titled Devil’s Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena and The Other Side of Truth by Nneoma Anieto, which came first and second runner-up respectively. Organized in partnership with Kachifo Ltd. and Okadabooks, the Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank’s YouREAD initiatives aimed at…

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Court reinstates Yaba Tech Bursa sacked for exposing fraud, gets N21m for damages

The National Industrial Court (NIC) has ordered the Governing Council and the management of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, to immediately reinstate its former Bursar, Mr Olu Ibirogba, who was sacked in 2015 for exposing alleged corrupt practices in the institution. The court also awarded in damages and legal costs to the tune of N21 million to be paid by the college to the embattled bursar on the basis, that he had suffered injustice by being unfairly sacked. Mr Ibirogba, an accountant in Yabatech, had dragged the college before…

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20 Budding Nigerian Writers Make it to Next Stage of GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

After spending several weeks poring over more than 1000 stories submitted for the Dusty Manuscript Contest, the judges of the competition have selected their top 20 entries. The selected entries are: Devil‘s Pawn by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Home to the hill by Eunice Ekelaka Sambisa by Mohammed, Fatima Aliko The Smell of rain by Nneoma Otuegbe Omon by Henri Yeri The Orchid Protocol Onochie Emeka Onyekwena Love Unexpected by Pailyin John Children of the Night by Chimaobi Olayinka Ahuekwe Giants by Adeyinka Isioye The Fugitive by Chidubem Akala Kamalu’s Symphony…

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Senate steps into OAU Sex Scandal

The Nigerian Senate, today, passed a Motion on the growing trend of sexual harassment in higher institutions of learning, with a spotlight on the case of Monica Osagie. Sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi, the Senate resolution also mandated its Committees on Tertiary Institutions and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to carry-out a full-scale investigation on the case of Miss Monica Osagie and the OAU lecturer named in the ‘sex-for-grades’ scandal. The resolution observed that Miss Osagie’s experience justified the specificity and target of the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions…

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Ambode Gives Scholarship, N5m to LASU’s best graduating student

LAGOS State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday granted scholarship and N5million cash reward to the overall best graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU), Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro.  It was an emotional-laden moment filled with joy, excitement and sense of fulfilment as Adetoro, who is of the Faculty of Management Sciences, was announced as the best graduating student at the 22nd Convocation Ceremony held at the Auditorium Complex of the University in Ojo having scored CGPA 4.78. A total of 29,710 students graduated with 201 awarded diploma; 21,481 first degrees;…

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OAU Sex-for-marks-scandal: Victim, Monica Osagie, appears before panel

A former female student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Monica Osagie, whose leaked audio conversation with Professor Richard Akindele, allegedly demanding for five rounds of s3x to secure marks, on Tuesday, appeared before the panel, constituted by the university to investigate the matter. Though the panel was sitting at the Vice Chancellor (VC)’s lodge, located around the staff quarters of the institution, only two lawyers were allowed entrance into the fenced premises with tall black gate. Tribune Online authoritatively gathered at the venue that officials from the National Human…

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Olashore International wins 2018 Africa Top Schools CEO Award

The Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Olashore International School, Iloko Ijesa, Mr. Derek Smith has received the 2018 Outstanding Schools CEO Awards by Africa Brands Review. The award was presented at the 2018 Africa Top Schools conference which held in Lagos. One of the key criteria for the award is that the school must have an excellent track record of producing first class degree students in top ranked universities globally and must have produced same in the last five years. At Olashore, in line with its mission statement, each…

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Olubayode Treasures Reads Aloud for 122 Hours to Promote Reading and Set New Record

In a bid to reignite the interest in reading across Nigeria and beyond, a 40 year old Nigerian, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi, , read aloud for 122 hours at a Read Aloud Marathon Session organized by the YouREAD Initiative, a CSR initiative of Guaranty Trust Bank. The Read Aloud Marathon, which had renowned Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer as the official timekeeper, held from 1:30pm on Monday, February 26th, 2018 to 3:30pm on Saturday, March 3rd at the Herbert Macaulay Library Yaba, which was recently remodeled into a state of the art…

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The GT Bank holds Crea8 Convention for Undergraduates

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the maiden edition of the GTCrea8 Convention for Undergraduates, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the University of Lagos, Akoka. The one day convention, which is free to attend, will bring together undergraduates from universities across Nigeria who are passionate about technology, digital media, fashion, and more to connect with peers as well as role models in their areas of interests. To participate in the event, interested undergraduates are advised to register, FOR FREE, at gtcrea8.com/convention2018. As a…

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GTBank’s ‘You Read’ Celebrate World Book Day, Backs Nigerian Marathon Reader For Guinness World Record

As part of her initiative to rekindle the interest in reading, You read Initiative one of CSR programmes of GTBank launched in 2017 has given her support to a 40-year old Nigerian, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Read Aloud from various schools in the environ. Since 2008, Deepak Sharma Bajaan has held the world record in book reading after he read a total of 17 books in 113 hours and 15 minutes. Now, Olubayode is taking a shot at…

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