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Truck crushes two DELSU final year students to death

Truck crushes two DELSU final year students to death

Two final year students of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Emmanuel Maduka and Timeyin Okoromadu, have been crushed to death by a cement-laden truck. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 4, when the truck tried to avoid a motorcyclist and another vehicle plying the ever-busy Police station road in Abraka....

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Govt watches helplessly as bandits hold sway –MBF

Govt watches helplessly as bandits hold sway –MBF

The Middle Belt Forum has described as sad the threat by bandits to kill the students they abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna. The bandits who have already killed five of them said they will kill the remaining students in their custody if a  ransom of N100m is not paid on or before Tuesday (today). Reacting,...

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Missing Imo law student found dead after five days

Missing Imo law student found dead after five days

A 300-level law student of Imo State University, Owerri, Kingsley Chiwueze, has been found dead, five days after he went missing. Chiwueze was on Monday declared missing after effects made to find him proved abortive. Our correspondent gathered that the deceased who was involved in student unionism hailed from Oguta Local Government Area of the...

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Unemployment: Labour ministry lied, our statistics accurate, says NBS

Unemployment: Labour ministry lied, our statistics accurate, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics took to social media platform Twitter on Friday to drag the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment for faulting its employment statistics. Tweeting via its official handle, @nigerianstat, the NBS said contrary to the claim by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the Bureau’s methodology for measuring the...

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JAMB GOES ROGUE, SEE WHY

JAMB GOES ROGUE, SEE WHY

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has said the board has some rogues centres across the country. Oloyede on Wednesday while monitoring the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations registration in Lagos said the rogue centres were created so as to apprehend and disqualify cheating candidates. He said, “We have...

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Reps approve compulsory vocational studies in secondary school

Reps approve compulsory vocational studies in secondary school

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading, a bill seeking to make Vocational Studies a compulsory subject in secondary schools. The legislation, sponsored by the lawmaker representing Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency of Kogi State, Joseph Bello, is titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Compulsory Teaching of Vocational Studies in Syllabuses...

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VC condemns govt harassment, Imo controversial varsity shut

VC condemns govt harassment, Imo controversial varsity shut

THE management of Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, has announced the shutting down of the institution with immediate effect. The institution, which was established during the administration of Rochas Okorocha, is located in Ideato South Local Government Area. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tola Badejo, who briefed journalists in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday, said the...

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ASUU, others fault Netherlands on Africa’s BSc certificates

ASUU, others fault Netherlands on Africa’s BSc certificates

THE Academic State Union of Universities has said Nigerian graduates have what it takes to compete favourably with their peers from any part of the world. This was in reaction to recent information on the website of The School of Business in Amsterdam University, Netherlands, which said, “An African bachelor’s degree is generally the equivalent...

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Innovation: Enugu govt partners Oxford University on students’ mentorship

Innovation: Enugu govt partners Oxford University on students’ mentorship

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, through the State Scholarship and Education Loans Board (ESSELB), in partnership with Oxford University (African Society), has unveiled an innovative platform, known as Coal City Fellowship, to enable desirable young minds in the state to harness their intellectual potential and achieve their life aspirations. Unveiling the...