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17 year old girl best student who scored 7 A1 in WAEC dies mysteriously

17 year old girl best student who scored 7 A1 in WAEC dies mysteriously

A Professor and Consultant Surgeon at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nsukka, Felix Chukwuneke, has taken to social media to mourn his daughter, Chisom, who died on October 18, 2020, barely a year after being named the best graduating student of Graceland School, Enugu. Chisom, according to the school, obtained seven distinctions at the...

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Ngige: WHY ASUU should accept FG’s offer

Ngige: WHY ASUU should accept FG’s offer

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will accept the new offer by the Federal Government and end the eight-month strike which began in March. He urged ASUU to hasten consultations with its members in order to return to the negotiation table before...

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Cross River College of Health Technology workers starts STRIKE

Cross River College of Health Technology workers starts STRIKE

Workers at the Cross River College of Health Technology on Monday began a one-week warning strike following the suspension of the Consolidated Polytechnic and Colleges of Education and Academic Salary Structure by the state government. While addressing journalists in Calabar, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Mr Bright Ewona, said the suspension of the...

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Kidnappers demanded soft drinks before releasing ABU students

Kidnappers demanded soft drinks before releasing ABU students

The nine abducted students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, have been released. The Director of Public Affairs of ABU, Mallam Auwal Umar, confirmed the development on Sunday. Umar said the victims regained their freedom on Saturday. Asked if ransom was paid by the families, Umar said, “We don’t want to go into...

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ASUU’s exemption from IPPIS temporary –Ngige

ASUU’s exemption from IPPIS temporary –Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government’s proposal to exempt members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System is a temporary measure, pending the conclusion of integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. Ngige, who clarified the position of the...

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I converted the classroom to my bedroom to excel at varsity – Nworie, UNN first-class mathematics graduate

I converted the classroom to my bedroom to excel at varsity – Nworie, UNN first-class mathematics graduate

Nworie Emmanuel, 27, who graduated with a first-class degree in Mathematics, having scored a CGPA of 4.96 in the 2017/2018 academic session at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, shares his story with ALEXANDER OKERE Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Emmanuel Nworie from the Iza-South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State....

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Ekiti varsity to RESUME Academic session on MONDAY

Ekiti varsity to RESUME Academic session on MONDAY

Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has directed all newly-admitted students for the 2019/2020 academic session to resume for academic activities on Monday, 23rd November. The Head, Directorate of Information, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, who said the resumption included pre-degree, diploma and 100 level students of the university, said, “The students are expected complete their registration exercise...

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FG sets up committee to reposition teaching

FG sets up committee to reposition teaching

The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the national implementation committee on the revitalisation and repositioning of the teaching profession in Nigeria. The committee aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The committee chaired by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, was subdivided into 12 sub-committees to ensure focus on...

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UTAS: NUC has framework for hardware, says ASUU

UTAS: NUC has framework for hardware, says ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the National University Commission has the framework for warehousing the University Transparency Accountability Solution software. UTAS is the platform created by ASUU as an alternative to the Federal Government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The Chairman of ASUU, Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, made this known in an...

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ASUU strike not about IPPIS alone – Official

ASUU strike not about IPPIS alone – Official

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it would not call off its eight-month strike even if the Federal Government withdraws the Integrated Payroll and Information System as a means of paying them. The Coordinator, ASUU Owerri zone, Uzo Onyibinama stated this in a press briefing held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra...