It used to be something of pride to attend any of the country’s public schools. But over the years, that feeling has been eroded. WINIFRED OGBEBO writes on the factors that have brought this about. The attitude of many Nigerians whenever the issue of public schools comes up for discussion...
Candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have confirmed receiving their examination centres as promised by JAMB. Some candidates, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday, said that they have started getting their centres from Wednesday. However, a few others told NAN that they...
  ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Abuja  The House of Representatives committee on Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) yesterday approved a Bill for an Act, seeking to establish a university of science and technology for the FCT, located in Abaji. The committee had last week approved a Bill to establish the FCT College of Agriculture...
By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja The Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi yesterday said without the Nigerian Air Force in the North-east, his school would have been closed down. Prof Abubakar stated this at the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force in Abuja while signing a Memorandum of...
By Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani, Seven of former US presidents, including Barack Obama were “lefty.” Yet, for the left-handed people of the world, life isn’t easy. Throughout much of history, massive stigmas attached to left-handedness meant they were singled out as everything from unclean to witches. Though the world has gotten progressively more accepting...
By Sam Egwu,  Lokoja Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has proscribed the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the state’s owned university (KSU), Anyigba. Bello, who made the proclamation  yesterday  in Lokoja after a decision reached on the matter by the state executive council said the decision...
BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT Rivers State governor,  Nyesom Wike has called for the amendment of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Act to accomodate the funding of senior secondary education across the country. This is even as the governor announced that the Rivers State Government will flag off the renovation...
By Winifred Ogbebo, Abuja Following the purported increase of tuition fees by some Nigerian universities, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)  has flayed the action, calling for a reversal immediately. A statement signed and made available to LEADERSHIP‎ by the association's  national president, Comrade Chinonso Obasi,said the tuition increase would...
By Winifred Ogbebo ,Abuja The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has criticised the government for not taken any drastic measure on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). The association said they have not shown action in securing lives and property . In a State of the Nation address to journalists yesterday in...
BY Adebayo Waheed, Ibadan The leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) yesterday backed the move by the federal government to sack anyone teaching in Nigeria public schools without professional certificate by 2018. The NUT national president, Comrade Michael Alogba Olukoya who spoke at the workshop organized by the TRCN...