Why Bayelsa is not ready to resume school – Liverpool

Days after the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID -19 eased some restrictions including approving the resumption of pupils and students of graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, and SS 3) in preparation for examinations, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Bayelsa state, Comrade Walter Liverpool, has declared that schools in the state were not ready…

Alleged cultism: Ogun govt, DSS, stand as guarantors for suspended Ilaro SUG president

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun By James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI), Ogun state has listed conditions that must be satisfied before it lifts the suspension on the embattled President of the institution’s Students’ Union Government (SUG), Comrade Adegboye Olatunji, over alleged cultism. The institution stated that a letter…

Ilaro Polytechnic reinstates suspended SUG president

Main Entrance of Federal Polytechnic Ilaro By James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI), Ogun state has lifted the suspension on the embattled President of the institution’s Students’ Union Government (SUG), Comrade Adegboye Olatunji over alleged cultism. It would be recalled that Olatunji was arrested on Sunday, February 9 for…

Aug 3: Boarding schools, Churches, Mosques, event centres, others remain shut – Lagos Govt

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu •Warns against illegal testing centres •Curfew remains 10pm to 4am •Selected state workers still to work from home •Records 10,639 cases, 177 deaths as at last count, Thursday. By Olasunkanmi Akoni Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the resumption of both public and private schools beginning from August 3, 2020…

Senate queries law school over payment of N36m dressing allowance into staff account

The Senate Thursday slammed the management of the Nigeria Law School over the payment of N36 million dressing allowance for 52 workers into the account of a single  staff.Chairman of the Upper Legislative Chamber’s committee on Public Accounts, Senator Matthew Urhoghide ( PDP Edo South), told the management of the school led by its Director-General,…

‘No African country invests 1% of GDP into research’

A group of scientists, in an article on African Neuroscience, argue that the inability to meet research and development funding targets has affected Africa’s research output. ABDULSALAM MAHMUD reports. ‘Background Africa, as a continent, is desirous of attaining rapid scientific growth and technological development. It is the only way for it to catch up with…

MTNF announces 2020 STSS scholarship awards…gives 3,829 in decade

By Princewill Ekwujuru MTNFoundation has announced calls for application for its annual scholarship schemes for Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (STSS) and Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (SSBS) with 3,829 students awarded scholarship in the last 10 years. The call for entry commenced June 15, 2020, and open to students in accredited public tertiary institutions…

Okigbo, 17 others appointed Senior Fellow at Harvard University

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government has appointed a Nigerian, Mr. Patrick Okigbo III as a Senior Fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) for the 2020-2021 academic year.   Okigbo will join 17 other distinguished professionals from business and government to address issues at the interface of public and private sectors.   This was disclosed…

Oyo state govt. lists guidelines for schools resumption

As students in primary and secondary schools are preparing to resume back on Monday 6th July, 2020, Oyo State government on Wednesday announced various measures that were in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,  Olasunkanmi Olaleye who disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan stated…

Actis-backed African education group acquires Nigerian varsity – CEO

  A pan-African education group backed by global investment firm Actis has acquired its first university in Nigeria as it seeks to make inroads into Africa’s largest economy, its chief executive told Reuters. Honoris United Universities, majority owned by private equity firm Actis, has universities in countries including Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritius, South Africa, Zimbabwe and…