Friday , 6 May 2016


[Photos] Shade Okoya Speaks Of Her Life With Billionaire Husband On Vanguard Allure


CHIEF (Mrs.) Shade Okoya, the wife of Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya, the billionaire owner of Eleganza Group of Companies,  graces the CEO edition of Vanguard Allure cover in unique style. In the magazine which comes out today, the mother of 3 speaks on the new innovations at Eleganza, and her …

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Medical Students To Spend Seven Years, Not 11, NUC Dismiss Reports


The National Universities Commission has described as erroneous and misleading the news making the round that Nigerian medical students will now spend 11 years to obtain their first degree. The NUC’s Head, Information Department, Mrs. Adebukola Olatunji, said in a statement on Monday that medical students will only spend seven …

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WAEC Says Examination Malpractice A Major Challenge


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Saturday identified examination malpractice as a major challenge militating against its operations in its 64 years of existence. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, the council’s Head of Test Administration, Mrs Frances Iweha-Onukwu, said that the scourge …

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11-Years For Medicine Appears Too Much, Stakeholders Tell NUC


Stakeholders in education sector have reacted to plans by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to increase duration of medical students from six to 11 years, saying the development was expensive, discouraging and will lead to dearth of medical doctors in Nigeria. In her reaction, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, …

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JAMB Releases Over 200,000 Results …


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Tuesday released results of 200,000 candidates who had written the examination even as the test continued. The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, disclosed this during the monitoring of the exercise in Abuja and its environs. He explained that over 200,000 …

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JAMB Gives 48-hour Extension For Applicants To Complete Registration Process By Moses Alao


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will reopen its website between 12 midnight on Tuesday and 12 midnight on Thursday to allow applicants complete their registration process for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). But the fresh grace, the Board stated, will only be for applicants who were unable to complete the …

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Akwa Ibom To Implement One Teacher-One Subject Policy In Primary Schools


Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says the state will soon implement the one teacher one subject policy in public primary schools in Akwa Ibom. Emmanuel stated this in Eket at the inauguration of five renovated classrooms block at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ikot Ibiok, Eket, on Saturday. The …

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JAMB Advises Candidates To Print Exam Notification Slip


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday advised candidates who had registered for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to print their examination notification slips. The advice is contained in a statement issued by the Board’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made available in Lagos. According to the …

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AMAZING!!! SEE The Only Nigerian University That Made The World’s Best List


The Webometrics University Ranking, which provides indicators for more than 12,000 universities in the world, is based on university web presence, visibility and web access. The ranking system measures how strongly a university is present in the web by its own web domain, sub-pages, rich files and published scholarly articles. …

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Buhari Laments Low Ranking Of Nigerian Universities

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian universities rank very low in Africa and the world at large. This worries President Muhammadu Buhari. “We rank below a thousand, if we do not aspire to be among the world class universities, we cannot boast of robust system capable of making the country among the top economies of …

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Aregbesola Inaugurates Management Commiittee For Government Schools

Rauf Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has inaugurated a community-based management committee for public schools in the state. He called the step a bold one, towards the effective maintenance of public school facilities across the state. Aregbesola pointed out that the move is aimed at returning the schools to the communities, …

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NUC Releases Latest Ranking Of Nigerian Varsities; OAU, UNIBEN Dethroned [FULL LIST]


The National University Commission (NUC), has released the latest ranking of Nigerian universities. According to the list obtained by Nigerian Pilot, the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo state, is Nigeria’s top tertiary institution for the year under review as Covenant University remains Nigeria’s best private university. Check out the full …

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Obasanjo Graduates From Open University With Masters Degree In Theology

MDG : Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo bagged a Master’s Degree in Theology at the fifth convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Vincent Tenebe, said in his address at the ceremony that Obasanjo was among other notable Nigerians in the list of …

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American energy Firm Partners UNIPORT For Nigeria’s First Subsea Engineering Degree


FMC Technologies, Inc., an American global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry, together with the Offshore Technology Institute at the University of Port Harcourt (OTI-UNIPORT), has launched the first ever subsea engineering degree program offered in Nigeria. The Master of Science degree in Subsea Engineering was developed …

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UNILORIN Awards Scholarship To 246 Students


The Senate of the University of Ilorin has awarded scholarships to 246 students during the 2014/2015 academic session in recognition of their brilliant academic performances at their various levels across all faculties of the University. According to the University Bulletin issued on Wednesday in Ilorin, the breakdown of the awards …

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SSANU Threatens To Embark On Indefinite Strike Action… SEE Why!!!


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened to declare an indefinite strike over a directive by the Federal Government for universities to retrench workers of University Staff Schools. The National President of the association, Mr Samson Ugwoke made the plan known at a news conference in Abuja …

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70.67% Fail English, Maths In Nov/Dec WASSCE


The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has on Friday  in Lagos released the statistics of candidates who passed  English Language and Mathematics in the November/December 2015 WASSCE results. In a released made available to Vanguard through email, its Public Relations Officer, Mr Demian Ojijeogu said:” A total of 67,713 candidates, representing 29.33 per cent obtained credits in …

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OAU Suspends Students’ Union Indefinitely


The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has banned the institution’s Students Union Government (SUG) until further notice. This came after the management announced that all students should proceed on a mid-semester break, an order that was resisted by the union’s leadership. According to a statement on Thursday issued …

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Osun Inaugurates N750m High School Named After Prof. Wole Soyinka


Osun State has inaugurated one of the mega schools under the education reform programme of Governor Rauf Aregbesola named Wole Soyinka Government High School located in Ejigbo, Osun State. The project is said to be worth N750 million. Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who described the Federal Government’s failure to rescue …

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Education Sector Reform: FG Vows To Weed Out Unqualified Teachers


The Federal Government will sanitize the teaching service by weeding out all unqualified teachers in Nigeria’s primary and secondary schools as it reforms the education sector. The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, told a news conference in Abuja on Sunday, that the Federal Government would no longer …

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