A member of the House of Representatives Goni Bukar, representing Bursari/Yunusari/Gaidam Federal Constituency, has revealed likely location of the 110 missing school girls from Dapchi Government School,Yobe Bukar speaking with The Nation in Damaturu said the girls are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government of Yobe. “The girls are within Yobe. We have an idea that they are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government. “The military is aware that Boko Haram has been in that place for over four years. They live in that place like their own city. “I cannot blame the military because I am speaking with those that are carrying out the operation. We have been speaking and they are telling me everything that they are doing; so, I cannot say I will blame anybo
Prominent Islamic organisations – The Muslim Congress (TMC) and Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), yesterday condemned the abduction of 110 girls of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State last Monday, describing the incident as unfortunate. According to Prof Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC, at a press conference, the attack had exposed Boko Haram terrorists as a despicable bunch of cowards who turn their guns on unarmed innocent girls and the most vulnerable members of society. Akintola said: “Once again, Boko Haram terrorists have proved that they have nothing in common with Nigerian Muslims. The abduction of Dapchi school girls is a flagrant violation of Islamic rules of engagement which forbid attacks on women, children and old people
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has warned parents of candidates sitting for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to stay away from Computer-Based Centres. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, gave the warning on Monday in Abuja while monitoring the Mock UTME at the Kogo and Veritas University CBT centres. He noted that some parents had formed the habit of hanging around the centres to engage in examination malpractice, and also warned the candidates against flouting the Board’s rules. According to him, “We urge parents to keep away from CBT centres. We are preparing people for university education, but the parents come around too often. They want their children or their wards to pass at all costs. “This practice is not helpful becaus
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has ruled out the possibility of reducing fees charged in the state’s university, the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Amosun insisted that fees charged in the school were already being heavily subsidised. He made the comments on Wednesday, as part of his address at the university’s 27th convocation ceremony. Fees paid by OOU students range from N90,000 to 200,000 depending on the course of study. Reacting to calls from students to reduce the fees, Amosun stated that it was not practicable if they desired qualitative tertiary education. “That’s why we’re subsidising it seriously. Things are changing. Unless you want to have ‘garbage in, garbage out’; if it must be of a qualitative standard, it cannot be free,” he said.
Academics at the University of Zimbabwe have petitioned the anti-corruption commission to investigate the “suspicious” way in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded a doctorate four years ago. The academics from the university’s sociology department say they were “shocked” when Grace Mugabe emerged among the doctoral candidates in 2014. “This was a shock to many members of the department as most members never (saw) or heard about the proposal, progress reports, thesis examiners and outcome of such a study by the candidate,” reads part of the petition, quoted by the private Zimbabwe Independent. “The awarding of the degree has therefore not gone through processes that other candidates are subjected to which makes the awarding of the degree very suspicious”. Grace Mugab
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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the conduct of the 2019 examination will be better. He also announced that registration for the exams would commence before the end of November, urging prospective candidates to visit the board’s website, download JAMB app, syllabus and brochures. He said these during an interactive session with CTB owners from across the country. The parley held at Yaba College of Technology on Wedensday. Oloyede said: “We have learnt some lessons from the last year’s experience and therefore introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process and the conduct of the examination. “Four example, we discovered last year and this year t
The N-Power scheme has announced the commencement of the second phase of its Volunteer Corps Programme. In a message displayed on its official website, the scheme revealed that there are 300,000 successful applicants. It wrote on npvn.npower.gov.ng “The Federal Government of Nigeria is pleased to announce the commencement of the second phase of the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme, involving the selection of 300,000 successful applicants. “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to congratulate all 300,000 successful applicants. “They are encouraged to take this opportunity seriously by learning the skills that will brighten their future and also serve their communities with commitment and dedication. “For those who have not been selected at this time, there is
Disturbed by the untold hardship the volunteer teachers, who were engaged during the past administration in Enugu State were passing through, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has announced the regularization of 857 such volunteers. The volunteers, who are graduates, are now permanent staff of the state government under the Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB). Briefing journalists after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, who was accompanied by his counterparts in Health and Works and Infrastructure ministries, Dr. Fintan Ekochin and Engr. Greg Nnaji, said that the council took the decision in line with the four-point agenda of the government with regard to quality education and empowerment in the rural areas. The ...