Category Archives: university

OAU Professor shot dead by gunmen in Edo

A senior lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, Professor Jerome Elusiyan, has been killed. According to reports, Elusiyan who was until his death the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, was gunned down by yet to be identified men in Edo State. He was said to be travelling between

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Rivers State University final year law student allegedly stabbed to death

Matilda Itonyo Mark, a final year Law student of Rivers State University was allegedly stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday December 10.  The 24-year-old student was reportedly found lying in the pool of her blood after allegedly being stabbed inside her room at main gate in Port Harcourt. It is also suspected that she was allegedly raped by her assailants. 

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University of Calabar lecturer babysits student’s twins during an exam

A Univeristy of Calabar lecturer has shared photos of him babysitting a student’s set of twins during a recent exam at the institution.  The lecturer noted that it is quite stressful for one to be taking care of kids and also writing an exam. He further described women who juggle parental responsibilities with school work as real heroes.  He tweeted; 

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Best graduating medical student from ABU Zaria packs 13 awards after he emerged best in all the medical school subjects

A young man has become a sensation both online and offline after he emerged best graduating student from Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, in Zaria. Sale Muhammed Dandashire, is the best graduating medical student 2019, ABU Medical School, Zaria. Not only that, he also emerged the Best in physiology, best in Surgery, best in Haematology, best in Anatomy, best in Hustopathology,

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2 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Enrol In National Open University

The chairman of the Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Peter Okebukola, says two repentant Boko Haram insurgents have enrolled for degree programmes at the institution. Speaking yesterday after a council meeting in Abuja, he said more women were enrolling at the university than men. According to him, the university has the largest enrolment so far

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Sex-For-Grades: LASU Dean Calls For Dismissal Of Lecturers Involved

Prof. Yemi Akinkuotu, Dean, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, LASU, has called for the dismissal of any lecturer found culpable of involving in ‘sex-for-grades’ in the nation’s tertiary institutions. Akinkuotu made this call in an interview with PM News, at the Ojo campus of the institution, Lagos. A Senior Lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbenegbu of the Faculty of Art, University

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Sex For Grades: ASUU Calls For In-Depth Investigation

ASUU University of Lagos (UNILAG) Branch Chairman, Dr. Dele Ashiru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the union was against all forms of unethical practices, including sexual harassment. Ashiru was reacting to a viral British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) investigative video which showed some lecturers of Universities of Lagos and Ghana sexually harassing female students.

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Nigerian Teenage Girls Win Technovation People’s Choice Award In Silicon Valley

Team Brain Squad, a group of five Nigerian girls was named the People’s Choice award recipients for their app, Hands Out, at this year’s global Technovation held in Silicon Valley, California. The girls’ aptly named Hands Out app is a fundraising tool to help finance education for indigent children. A group of five Nigerian girls, who call themselves team Brain Squad  are

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Nigerian Universities Lecturers To Begin Warning Strike

Nigerian university workers have announced a warning strike from Monday, August 19, to express their grievances over the federal government’s failure to meet their demands. The strike will commence on Monday, August 19 and end on Friday, August 23 Recall that is coming four months after the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) suspended its two-month strike. The contending

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Unizik sacks senior lecturer, Peter Ekemezie over alleged certificate forgery

A senior lecturer at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, NnamdiAzikiwe University, Dr Peter Ekemezie, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution for alleged certificate forgery. Ekemezie was alleged to have forged a BSc certificate from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He was found guilty by a committee set up by the

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DG warns Universities to Stop enrolling unqualified graduates into NYSC

The DG said the NYSC would blacklist any higher institution found to be involved in fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates in order to serve as a deterrent to others.   The NYSC is preparing to mobilise its Batch B prospective corps members by June amid reports from the Ministry of Finance that the monthly allowance paid to the members had

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2019 JAMB arrests 2 children over examination malpractice

The arrested children were said to have been caught using their mobile telephones to screenshot questions of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination what they did was to take screenshots of the examination questions, compile them and forward same to some of these tutorial centres which, in turn, used the questions to defraud prospective candidates. Prof. Is’haq Oloyede.  the board’s Registrar,

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Check 55 free online courses for Computer Science students and graduates

These days, what you learn in the classroom is no longer enough to get you your desired job, especially if you are a computer science student. You’ll certainly need more than what your lecturers can offer you to land your dream job. As a Computer Science student or graduate, decorating your resume with one or two relevant online courses, will

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JAMB Direct Entry application to close on Monday, June 4, 2018

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has announced that the Direct Entry application will close on  Monday, June 4, 2018. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to Benjamin, over 140,000 candidates have so far obtained the forms

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No More Strike; FG is planning to stop incessant strikes in Nigerian Universities

President  Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian students that the Federal Government is making efforts to stop strikes in Nigerian universities. The President represented by a Director with National Universities Commission, Dr Gidado Kuma, said there will soon be stability and balance in the system. Buhari made this known on Saturday at the 23rd, 24th and 25th combined Convocation Ceremonies of

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