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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Chrisland School teacher in court for allegedly rapping 2yr old pupil

Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos’s supervisor,  Adegboyega Adenekan, 47years has been arraigned at an Ikeja High Court for allegedly raping a two-year-old pupil in his care. The Prosecution, led by Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, said Adenekan committed the offence sometime in November 2016 at Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos. Shitta-Bey said: “The defendant defiled the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her. The offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.” The alleged defilement was reported to the Lagos…

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Yabatech: Group alleges fraud in Rector’s selection procedure, petitions Prez. Buhari

An advocacy group, PARLEY AGAINST INJUSTICE AND CORRUPTION (PAIC), has petitioned President Mohammadu Buhari over what it termed the clandestine move to impose incompetent character as a Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH). In the letter signed by one Chief Wakeel Olale Liadi, copy of which was made available to www.infinitylive.com.ng, the group is asking the President to conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the trio of Obafemi Owoseni Omokungbe, Aladare Kayode and Omolayo Raheem as the preferred candidates for the position of rector of…

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Tambuwal flags off Nigeria’s largest school enrollment drive

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Nigeria’s largest school enrolment drive which targets 1.4 million new intakes in the next one year. The event, which took place at Riji village in Rabah LGA, was also used to officially the launch the State cash transfer scheme, the Nigerian Partnership for Education Project and the prototype early childhood development centres (ECD). Riji village is the birthplace of former Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. Speaking at the event, Tambuwal said his administration will continue to invest significant…

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Angry Nigerians condemn FG for using Evan’s family picture at Education retreat

Nigerians have expressed anger over the usage of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, the alleged kidnap kingpin’s family picture where the wife and five children were seen crying after he was arrested, to depict education’s cry for help at the Federal Executive Councils’s retreat on Education. The picture which was first published by a national daily to illustrate a story about a purported telephone interview with Evans’ wife, Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, shortly after the family fled to Ghana, following the billionaire kidnapper’s arrest was  used to demonstrate education’s cry for help at…

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We built Mega Schools to cater for interest of the masses out of fear of God – Aregbesola

Goverrnor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, on Tuesday lashed out at his critics, declaring that the policy of his goverrnment to build mega schools across three senatorial districts of the state was informed by crucial need to cater for the collective interest of the masses and fear of God. He reiterated that obtaining loans to fund some of his capital projects was in the best interest of the people in Osun, stressing what the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led government did is sourcing for loans some years back was to further place the…

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Ogundipe is UniLag’s new Vice Chancellor

Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe, a Professor of Botany and Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has emerged as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) after a contest involving eight candidates. Ogundipe, was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Academic and Research at UNILAG, he now succeeds Prof. Rahamon Ade Bello, the 11th and outgoing VC who will leave the 11th Floor of the Senate Building on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2017, when his 5-year tenure will end. He emerged as the preferred candidate out of the…

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Buhari signs UniPetrol bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. Performing his ceremony on Tuesday at the presidential villa, Abuja, he pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. “This administration is fully committed to supporting the Niger Delta in its endeavors to achieve socio-economic development,” he said. He appealed to all communities in the region to strive for peace through dialogue in resolving all conflicts not only among them, but also with business entities and the authorities.…

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UniLag Lecturers stab student

A postgraduate student (English Language) of the University of Lagos, Jimi Fatunbi, has been allegedly injured by two lecturers. Fatunbi said he was slapped and stabbed by the lecturers at about midnight on Wednesday at Faculty of Education roundabout. He identified the lecturers as Dr. BabawaleTaiwo and Dr. Israel Abiala, who lecture at the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics; and Arts and Social Sciences Education respectively. Fatunbi told Punch: “I went to take my car from Elkanemi hall, where it was initially parked, to Henry Carr. While I was reversing…

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Breaking: Parents protest shoddy arrangement and inhuman treatment at UNILAG’s Post UTME centre

The ongoing post UTME at University of Lagos, UNILAG, has led to a crisis occasioned by the institutions lack of proper arrangement and planning for the examinations. According to an aggrieved parent who spoke to www.infinitylive.com.ng, “they invited over 10,000 Student to write the post utme exams, unfortunately no adequate arrangement were made by the school management. Parents and their wards were left in the scorching sun. Not even canopy and chairs were provided for by the university. Our children have been have subjected to all manner of stress about…

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Ambode vows to tackle security callenges in LASU, UniLag

Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos State, has expressed the willingness of his administration to address the security and other challenges facing the students and members of staff of University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Lagos State University (LASU) to ensure conducive atmosphere for learning. Ambode gave the promise on Wednesday at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja when he received the National President of UNILAG Alumni Association, Chief Sonny Kuku and other eminent members of the association on a courtesy visit. According to Governor Ambode, the state government will…

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ASUU announces conditional suspension of nationwide strike

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Biodun Ogunyemi has announced a conditional suspension of the association’s nationwide strike. Ogunyemi announced the suspension at the end of a meeting with top government officials led by Minister for Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige in Abuja on Monday. ASUU declared a nationwide strike on August 13, citing the failure of the government to implement the 2009 agreement it reached with the union. The union had asked the government to pay its members their earned allowances and to increase funding for universities.…

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LAUTECH resumes Sept. 15

After a protracted crisis that has crippled academic life of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso for about a year, The Governing Council of the University has fixed the resumption of activities at the university for Friday, September 15, 2017 . The registrar of the university, Jacob Agboola, said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Thursday by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Lekan Fadeyi. The university urged students to return to their campuses for commencement of academic activities on Monday,…

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Nigerian Defence Academy releases full list of successful candidates for 69 regular course

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has released names of successful candidates that appeared before the Armed Forces Selection Review Board held from July 8 to August 26, 2017. The list was released on Wednesday. Candidates were selected from all states of the federation. NDA stated that those whose names appeared on the reserve list are not expected to appear until invited. The NDA at Kaduna is the only Military University in Nigeria. Duration of training in the academy is 5 years, which include 4 years of academic studies and 1 year…

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See some Universities Post-UTME screening/examination dates, requirements

This is the period of the 2017/2018 Nigerian Educational Calendar, when most universities organise the various Post-UTME examinations. Below are some of the universities and their dates for the examinations including details: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) UTME: Pre-Admission Screening Exercise To be eligible for Pre-Admission Screening Exercise candidates must have sat for the 2017/2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored a minimum of 180 marks for the following programmes: Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Production and Health,…

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EFCC arrests 7 MAPOLY students for internet fraudulent

Seven students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, suspected to have obtained money under false pretense, possessed forged documents and allegedly committed offences bordering on conspiracy have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Lagos Zonal Office. The suspects, said to be living flamboyantly, were allegedly involved in internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam, among others. The identified suspects including Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni are studying various courses in the institution.…

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‘Why we are not on strike’ -Unilorin ASUU

The University of Ilorin branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it did not join the on-going nationwide strike embarked upon by the union because the national leadership of ASUU has severed relationship with majority of academic staff of the Unilorin chapter since 2001. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Monday, the Unilorin ASUU chairman, Dr. Usman Raheem, said that the national leadership of the union had chosen to identify with a minority of the academic staff of the institution. Dr. Raheem, who said that…

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2017 MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR ATTRACTS RECORD ENTRIES   

As entries closed for this year’s Maltina Teacher of the Year, organizers of the initiative, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has said the edition attracted entries from all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, who disclosed this last week as the panel of judges met to commence assessment of the entries, said that over 300 valid entries were received, compared to 176 received in 2016. According to him, “all 36 states and the FCT will be up in battle for…

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Coalition accuse Queens College Old Girls Association of Sabotage over students’ Deaths

 A group of six non-governmental and civil society organisations, The Coalition of Civil Societies on Human Rights and Anti-Corruption in Nigeria has blamed sabotage as possible cause of death of some students at the Queens College Lagos. The Coalition in a letter to the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education probing the cause of deaths at the Federal Government’s Unity School, insisted that from their findings after an investigation, “we are convinced that what may have happened resulted from acts of sabotage by some desperate persons”. The former Director/Principal…

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JAMB begins sale of Direct Entry forms, says 2017 cuts-off marks not out

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has commenced the sale of Direct Entry (DE) application forms for qualified candidates who possess A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The organisation has also commenced the sale of UTME application forms for Nigerians abroad and foreign candidates who desire to attend tertiary institutions in the country. A statement issued on Tuesday by the Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, obtained by Journalists in Abuja, said it had not determined the cut off marks for…

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Photonews: Osun on world stage as state govt sponsored medical student emerge best graduating student in Ukrain

Best Graduating Medical student of V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, Dr Lateefat Oyeleye Abiola delivering her convocation speech while Vice Chancellor, Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Vice President for Research and Education of the University, Prof Mykola O. Azarenkov, Prof. Labo Popoola (2nd left) and others listen, during the 2016/2017 Convocation Ceremony with 50 Students of Uniosun sponsored by Osun Government,  at the Graduation Ceremony of the V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, on Friday 30th June, 2017 Best Graduating Medical student of V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, Dr…

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”Nigerian students will never endure any increase in tuition” – NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students has vowed to resist plans by some tertiary institutions to increase tuition fees, its President, Mr. Chinonso Obasi, has said. Obasi, in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said that NANS had received the report that no fewer than 38 tertiary institutions had concluded plans to jack up tuition fees. The NANS president said the association was pained by the move, as Nigerian students had, over the years, been made to bear the brunt of “administrative ineptitude” of managers of tertiary institutions.…

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INVOLVE CHILDREN IN FIGHT AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING – LSUBEB CHAIRMAN

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board Executive Chairman, Dr. Ganiyu Oluremi Sopeyin on has reiterated the need to involve school children in the fight against global warming. Speaking during a Quiz Competition on Climate Change organised by the Board, Dr. Sopeyin said children as the leaders of tomorrow should be involved in the fight against global warming at the early stage of their lives. He stated that the Quiz Competition was one of the ways the Pupils in the State Government Primary Schools can be informed and educated on…

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UTME score upgrade on Facebook is a scam -JAMB

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has distanced the body from the scam on the upgrade of scores for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates. The JAMB registrar said he has nothing to do with the scam being perpetrated with his name on Facebook. He made this known in a statement released by Fabian Benjamin, head of information, JAMB. Oloyede said the UTME results released by JAMB were a true reflection of the performance of candidates during the examination. He said the board does not intend…

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How CBT Centres perpetrated exam frauds – JAMB Boss, says they paid JAMB officials to alter scores

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has disclosed that some Computer-Based Test centres gave bribes to some officials, to falsify the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results. Oloyede disclosed this at a briefing yesterday in Abuja. He said the JAMB officials had to collect the bribes for “security reasons”. The registrar, who did not disclose the CBT centres, noted that the officials reported the cases to the board. He also lamented that some parents conspired with CBT centres to carry out examination malpractices. Oloyede…

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Igbonla Kidnap: Lagos CP, Fatai Owoseni takes charge of rescue operation

The Lagos state police command has announced that the State’s Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni is personally leading the rescue and investigation team following the abduction of 6 students from Model College, Igbonla, Lagos state. According to the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, the suspected Kidnappers early hours of today at about 05:00hrs gained entrance into Igbonla Model College School, Igbonla, near Epe Axis of Lagos state abducting six (6) students. According to Famous-Cole, investigations revealed that the criminal elements used the Imeru/Iji waterway to access…

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Nigerian Breweries FLAGS-OFF 2017 MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Nigerian Breweries Plc has flagged-off the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative. In an event attended by key education stakeholders across the country, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, represented by the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem said that applications for the 2017 Maltina Teacher of the Year opened on Tuesday, May 09, 2017. Interested teachers are advised to download application forms from the Maltina website –www.maltina-nigeria.com. Application forms should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by email to maltinateacheroftheyear@heineken.com or post…

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UTME: JAMB Extends Registration, Postpones Mock Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has extended the registration exercise for the 2027 UTME and postponed the scheduled mock examination. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-Haq Oloyede, while disclosing this in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, apologised to candidates and other stakeholders. “We could not go on with the Mock Examination and hereby announce extension of registration exercise of the 2017 UTME. Instead of the earlier announced April 19, the deadline for the sale of forms and registration will now extend to Friday, May 5, 2017. Consequently, the…

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Gov. Ahmed Abdulfattah flags off N907m KWASU College of Agric

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has flagged off Kwara State University’s College of Agriculture at Ilesha-Baruba, Baruten Local Government Area at a contractual cost of N907 million Speaking at the flag off on Tuesday 4th April, 2017 the governor promised that his administration will continue to provide needed incentives for agricultural practices to enhance the ability of farmers to compete in international markets. According to Gov Ahmed, “as we are battling issues relating to food insecurity and unemployment, it is important that we providtting edge education to ensure we produce…

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World Book Day: Heritage Bank promotes reading culture in schools

In its continuous drive to remain at the forefront of engendering educational learning amongst young Nigerians, Heritage Bank Plc joined in celebrating the “World Book Day” by means of implementing one of its literacy initiatives and donation of books to schools. The bank has decided to lend its support to the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading in its 20th year, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world for children of all ages to come together to…

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JAMB scraps awaiting results, includes 4th choice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting their O’level results. JAMB said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means candidates must sit and obtain the results of either West African Examination Council school examination, WAEC, or National Examination Council, NECO, before admission. The board said this will keep candidates from taking the slots they do not qualify for. JAMB also introduced a fourth…

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We did not sack teachers- KWSG

The Kwara State government has refuted a report by an online medium, ‘The Point’ that 700 teachers that were recruited into the State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) in 2014 without approval have been laid off. The state government through a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Dr. Muideen Akorede, described the report as false, misleading and lacking any basis in fact. Akorede said that the government had neither sacked the teachers nor has any intention to terminate their services. He clarified that the State…

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WAEC commends Aregbesola on ‘Opon Imo’

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has commended the government of Osun for boosting education system through the introduction of an innovative technological device. The examination body rated Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s interventions in education as “second to none” in Nigeria especially in the provision of massive infrastructure. A statement by the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor signed by Director, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, quoted the Head of the Nigeria National Office of the council, Mr Olutise Isaac Adenipekun, as stating these when he led the delegation of the…

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PRESS RELEASE: PROMASIDOR UNVEILS ENTRY GUIDELINES FOR 2017 COWBELLPEDIA SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TV QUIZ SHOW

Promasidor Nigeria Limited has released the entry guidelines for the 2017 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz Show as the call for entry continues to generate excitement amongst students and their teachers nationwide. Speaking at a press briefing to flag off the competition in Lagos last week, Mr. Festus Tettey, Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria Limited explained to journalists that the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show is open to students in JSS 3 and SSS2 from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in…

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SEARCH FOR INVENTORS BEGINS AS 2017 COWBELLPEDIA SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TV QUIZ SHOW OPENS

The search for the best students in Mathematics amongst Secondary Schools in Nigeria has kicked off as the 2017 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz show opened with excitement on Tuesday. Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Mr. Olivier Thiry, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the sponsor of the initiative, explained to Journalists that though Cowbell has been involved in the improvement of standard of education in Nigeria especially Mathematics in the last two decades, the company however brought all its intervention under one umbrella; Cowbellpedia…

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NIGERIAN BREWERIES DONATES LIBRARY FACILITY TO LAGOS SCHOOL

Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated a fully furnished school library to Randle Avenue Primary School, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos. While commissioning the project, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Breweries Plc, who was represented by Mr. Kufre Ekanem, the Company’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, explained that the initiative is in line with the company’s commitment to the development of education in Nigeria. He stated that the project is part of the company’s philosophy of Winning with Nigeria and a demonstration of its commitment…

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OAU Acting VC, Prof Elujoba to graduating students: Make a difference in Nigeria by engaging in positive history making achievements as 66 make First Class

No fewer than 66 students graduated with first class at the 42nd convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife out of the 6,827 graduating students. Also, 15 students graduated with distinction from the faculty of pharmacy. Speaking at the ceremony on Wednesday, the acting Vice-Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, said a total of 6,827 students successfully completed their various degrees. While 4,646 students were conferred with first degree ; 518 Postgraduate Diplomas; 1,663 got Postgraduate Degrees. The university also produced 1305 students with second class upper; 2127 second…

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Sokoto establishes agency for girl-child education

As part of renewed efforts to enhance access to education among females in Sokoto, the state government has announced the establishment of an agency girl-child education. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal made this known during a meeting with officials from the Nigeria Office of UNICEF and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). “The new agency will coordinate all issues related to female education from basic level to tertiary level. Officials of the agency will also interface with local and international stakeholders to properly monitor progress of our girls in…

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