US Consulate Trains 50 Lagos Teachers In STEM Methods

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 1,440 total views,  444 views today Fifty teachers from the Lagos State Education District One have completed a five-day STEM training workshop tagged “Global Air Drone Challenge for Teachers.” The teacher capacity building workshop led by instructors from U.S.-headquartered Global Air Drone Academy was sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Education. Throughout the five-day training, the teachers drawn from public schools in underserved communities of Agege, Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye were introduced to basics of building and flying drones, computer coding, solar panel assembly, as…

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#AbiruIsDoingGood: Excitement, Accolades As 600 Higher Institutions Students Receive Senator Tokunbo Abiru Bursary

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 1,709 total views,  444 views today Their joy knows no bounds as they individually got credit alerts in their respective accounts. The 600 beneficiaries who converged on the Lagos Polytechnic Ikorodu on Thursday were full of gratitude for the kind gesture from the Distinguished Senator. The Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA , the Senate Committee Chairman on Industry,  in his address reiterated his passion for providing good for the greater number of people. Abiru who has achieved unprecedented feats in less than 10 months…

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Obafemi Awolowo University Management Shuts Campus, Asks Students To Vacate Hostels Amid Protests

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 8,011 total views,  444 views today The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has shut down the institution till further notice. The development trails students’ demonstration earlier on Friday over the death of their colleague, Adeshina Aishat, as they blocked the Ife-Ibadan Expressway and state roads in Ife. It was learnt that Aishat, a final year student of the Department of foreign language had some breathing complications. A statement from the institution stated that she was promptly treated with some drugs prescribed and asked to report back as an out-patient. She was…

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Sanwo-Olu To Set Up Visitation Panel To Probe LASU

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 8,986 total views,  5 views today Lagos State Governor, who is also the Visitor to the Lagos State University, LASU, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will soon set up a Visitation Panel to look into the affairs of the university from 2009 till date. Also, the State Executive Council will soon discuss the report of the Visitation Panel that probed the affairs of the Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, Ikorodu. Speaking in a chat with our correspondent, the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed the developments. “Normally, Visitation Panels to…

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Prof Ibiyemi Named New LASU VC

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 13,208 total views Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, wife of the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University. By her appointment, she becomes the ninth Vice Chancellor of LASU and the second female to occupy the exalted post in the Lagos State-owned tertiary institution. Ibiyemi, a Professor of Physiology, had served as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution before her appointment The 57-year-old academic was born on April 23, 1964, in Lagos. Her appointment was announced in a…

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Cult Threat: Missing Student, Sister Planned Disappearance, Says Caleb Varsity

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 7,246 total views Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, has said its internal investigation and information obtained from chats between a missing student, Oluwanifemi Olajide, and his sister, Stella, showed that the student’s disappearance was planned. PUNCH Metro on Wednesday reported that the student’s father, Oni Olajide, lamented that his son went missing while in the school. He claimed that Oluwanifemi, a student of Computer Science at the institution, sent disturbing messages to his sister on WhatsApp suggesting that cultists were after his life. Oni said the 21-year-old disappeared shortly afterwards, as…

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Sexual Assault: OAU Dismisses English Lecturer Mosobolaje

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 8,385 total views The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has dismissed Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, a lecturer at the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Art, who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student. This was announced in a statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, titled, ‘Sexual harassment: OAU dismisses another lecturer’, on Tuesday. But when contacted for comment, Mosobolaje neither picked his telephone calls nor responded to a text message sent to him. The statement read, “In its avowed determination to…

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NYSC Signs Mou To Enroll Corps Members In Health Insurance Programme

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 3,984 total views The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, for the compulsory enrollment of corps members in health insurance. The agreement was signed between the NYSC and the National Health Insurance Scheme in Abuja.  The enrollment entails that corps members will receive free medical care in approved healthcare facilities during their service year. In his remarks at the ceremony, NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said he was glad to witness the signing of the MoU. Ibrahim said that the process that led to…

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UNILAG Moves Up In 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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 3,689 total views,  2 views today Nigeria’s University of Ibadan (UI) has maintained its top spot in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has however moved a step upward to rank second in Nigeria and 501–600, out of over 1,600 institutions across the world. Lagos State University (LASU) on its part, dropped to sixth in Nigeria behind Covenant University, University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. While LASU is the only state university included in the ranking, Covenant University also is the only privately-owned…

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JAMB’s Registrar Vows To Expose Exam Malpractice

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 2,755 total views Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), has vowed to expose candidates caught in fraudulent acts during the board’s examination. Oloyede, who was speaking in Bwari on Friday, said that more than 10 candidates had written to the board to complain that their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. He said that the candidates complained that their results were compromised, and demanded a review or restitution. The registrar, who said that the board would stop at nothing to expose candidates involved in fraudulent activities,…

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Two Kogi Poly Students Kidnapped, Abductors Demand N3m Ransom

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 3,420 total views Two female students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Itakpe Campus have been kidnapped. The students, simply identified as Christiana and Kemi had gone to a church located in the outskirt of Osara in Adavi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday and were kidnapped around 7:30 p.m. Also, a staff of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH), Osara identified as Joseph Simeon was abducted alongside the female students. The abductors were reported to have initially demanded a N30 million ransom but after negotiations by family members of…

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JAMB Cancels National UTME Cut-Off Marks

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 4,027 total views The 2021 policy meeting on admissions to Higher Institutions in Nigeria has cancelled the traditional benchmark of National cut-off marks and agreed that each institution should set the minimum benchmark for their admissions. The stakeholders passed the approval in the 2021 policy meeting held on Tuesday, in Abuja It is the first public function of JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede since His reappointment for another five years. Oloyede and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed that every Institution had determined and proposed its cut off marks to…

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Again, Strike Looms As ASUU Waits Till Midnight For FG To Meet Demands

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 1,520 total views,  2 views today The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, is waiting until midnight today, Tuesday, for the Federal Government to meet its demands or risks the union embarking on another round of strike. Checks by Vanguard, on Tuesday, revealed that the national leadership of the union wants to give the government the benefit of doubt and let the ultimatum the union gave it lapse before taking the next step. This is just as the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the union may hold on Thursday, if government…

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Nigerian UNILAG Alumnus Who Hawked Mangoes Obtains Six PhD Scholarship Offers From US, Australia

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 836 total views Onyeka Chukwudozie, Nigerian man, has been offered doctorate scholarship in six universities in United States and Australia. According to this Nigerian who announced this via his LinkedIn account, and said he had hawked mangoes and drinks in markets in the past, the scholarship offers came after he had been rejected by universities over the years. Chukwudozie had his first degree from the University of Lagos in 2016. He finished with a first-class. Of the offers he got, the scholar chose to study Biological sciences (virology) at the University…

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Kaduna Students Opt For Vocational Skills As Schools Remain Shut Over Insecurity

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 1,865 total views Spike in insecurity has compelled parents in Kaduna to send their children to learn vocational skills since the state government postponed schools reopening indefinitely. Newsmen report that the state government announced the postponement of schools resumption till further notice on Aug. 6 as advised by security agencies. According to the state government, the closure was in the best interest of the pupils and students to ensure their safety, following series of attacks on schools by bandits and kidnappers. Ibrahim Yusuf, a father of two told newsmen on Friday…

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Omomeewa’s Death: NANS Gives Sanwo-Olu Three-Day Ultimatum To Meet Five Demands

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 5,006 total views The National Association of Nigerian Students has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to probe the death of a student activist at the Lagos State University, Nurudeen Alowonle, popularly called Omomeewa. The student body, which also made four other demands, gave the governor a three-day ultimatum to meet the requests. If the governor and state governor fail to act, NANS threatened to mobilise over four million students to “do the needful” – a massive protest. The demands were contained in a statement by the Chairman of NANS in Lagos State,…

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President Buhari Reappoints Heads Of JAMB, NUC, Others

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 6,349 total views President Muhammadu Buhari, has, upon the recommendation made by the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, approved the reappointment of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, and the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Education says the 2 reappointments are for a tenure of 5 years each, with effect from August 1, 2021. Also reappointed is Dr. Hamid Bobboyi as Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC for a…

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UTME: JAMB Parades 50-Year-Old, One Other Over Impersonation

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 42,629 total views The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Friday, paraded a 50-year old man arrested over impersonation in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, registration. The suspect identified as Sesan Obasa, was paraded alongside his accomplice, whose name was given as Salvation Terhembe, at JAMB’s headquarters, Abuja. The board explained that the two suspects were picked up over their alleged involvement in impersonation during the 2021 UTME registration. Terhembe was picked up by a staff of JAMB at one of the board’s registration centres in Bwari, following his…

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LASU Partners US Varsity On Teaching Of GNS Courses

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 39,778 total views Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Triune Biblical University, Global Extension, USA, on the teaching of General Nigeria Studies (GNS) courses in the institution. Newsmen report that the MoU was signed on Thursday in Lagos by LASU acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyedamola Oke, and Legal Adviser to Triune Biblical University, Dr Sam Bamgbose. Oke said that the partnership was for his institution to teach students of Triune Biblical University GNS courses. “Everybody will want to associate with success, as you are aware…

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17-Year-Old Nigerian Girl Bags 19 International Scholarship Offers Worth Over $5 Million

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 38,914 total views,  2 views today 17-year-old Nigerian girl, Victory Yinka-Banjo, has broken grounds as she bags 19 international scholarship offers from top schools including notable institutions in the US and Canada. The secondary school graduate teenager has been offered a scholarship worth over $5 million dollars for her university education. In her interview with CNN, Yinka-Banjo revealed her feeling as “pretty unbelievable”, adding that though she made her applications to many schools, she didn’t think that any of the schools will offer her scholarships. Making a comment on the selection process…

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