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JAMB may Scrap Uniform Admission Cut-Off Points


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has hinted about the possibility of reversing the policy which allows uniform cut-off points for candidates, writing Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination to seek admission into tertiary institutions in the country. This hint was given Sunday in a statement issued in […]

Umahi Freezes EBSU Accounts, Sacks Bursar, Lecturers Over Leadership Row


By Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi, has frozen all the bank accounts of the State owned University (EBSU), sacked the institution’s Bursar, Mr. Chris Nguta, and the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Chairman, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi. The development followed the present impasse […]

MURIC Condemns Assault Of WAEC Female Candidate Over Use Of Hijab In Lagos


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly condemned alleged assault of a female Muslim candidate (Khadijat Eniola Anisere) who is writing the ongoing West African Examinations Council (WAEC), describing it as “most bizarre, highly barbaric and totally deplorable”. The teenager was allegedly assaulted by a female WAEC Supervisor at Egan […]

5 Adults, 4 Children Die in Lagos Ghastly Motor Accident


Tragedy struck at Fadeyi area of Lagos on Friday as nine people, including four children died in a ghastly motor accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred around 5:45am as a Toyota Hiace Commercial bus with registration number: Katsina KT 715YG lost control of the vehicle, hits covet and ran across the road into a coming articulated truck […]

Shell Boosts Subsurface Studies at University of Ibadan


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The University of Ibadan now has an ultra-modern subsurface research centre that will boost the development of top rate manpower for the nation’s oil and gas industry, thanks to a donation by The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture. The centre has 15 fully-networked workstations, a high-end server […]

UTME: JAMB Raises Alarm over Sponsored Protest by Blackmailers  


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has uncovered plans by a faceless group under the aegis of education consultants to stage a protest in Lagos over some challenges in the conduct of the ongoing Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). A statement issued on Monday night in Abuja by the […]

Sack Of 3,000 Workers: Okorocha Begs State Labour Union To Shelve Planned protest


Imo State Government has appealed to the state and national leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to consider the long standing cordial relationship existing between them and drop their planned shutdown of the state. Labour had threatened to shut down the state if Governor Rochas Okorocha failed to recall the over 3,000 workers of the […]

Boko Haram Attacks Keep Over One Million Children Out of School –UNICEF


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Boko Haram’s violence and attacks against civilians in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries have forced more than 1 million children out of school, UNICEF has said. The number of children missing out on their education due to the conflict adds to the estimated 11 million children of primary school […]

Sacked ESUT Lecturers Accuse Management Of Using Them To Seek NUC Accreditation


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The recently sacked lecturers of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), have accused the institution’s management of engaging in academic fraud of use and dump. The sacked 153 academia said on Monday that their relieve, which came few days after the Nigeria Universities Commission, (NUC), accreditation, amounted to […]

Senate Summons JAMB Boss Over Lopsided Admission Policy, To Review Power of JAMB on Admission


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB) Professor Dibu Ojerinde has been summoned by the Senate to explain the difficulties surrounding admissions into the nation’s universities. This was even as it mandated its committee on Education  to review the power of JAMB on issues revolving around admission. The […]

Incredible: Police Found  4  Female Dead Bodies In One Room In Anambra


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka – Police in Anambra State, South East Nigeria, on Thursday discovered four female dead bodies in a living room in Ifite area of Awka, the Anambra State capital. The corpses were found in a room occupied by a couple on Olisa Onyeka Crescent near the Commissioners’ quarters in Awka. AFRICAN EXAMINER […]

JAMB Announces Admission Cut-Off Marks For  Admissions


By Abdul Gaffar Bello – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made public, the cut off mark for candidates seeking admission into the Nigeria higher institutions in the coming academic session. JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde disclosed at a press conference Tuesday in Abuja that the cut-off point for degree candidates is 180, while […]

OOU Students Protest Against Killing Of 11 Colleagues In Auto Crash


By Funmilayo Omidiji – Following the death last Friday, of about 11 undergraduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU) Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, some students of the institution Monday morning took to the highway – the Sagamu-Ore Expressway, in protest against the sad development. The students who converged at the Ilishan Remo/Sagamu Junction, which is […]

Gunmen Abduct Rivers State University Of Education VC


By Ignatius Okpara – Gunmen have Abduct Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers state, Professor (Mrs.) Rosamond Green. She was said to have been abducted on her way home Friday night in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Registrar of the institution, Adiele Ikem, told newsmen after a management meeting […]

Delta Poly Expels 233 Students Over Cultism, Lecturers Indicted


By Ignatius Okpara, Asaba – Authorities of the Delta State Polytechnic, Uzoro has announced the expulsion of 233 students of various departments over cultism and sundry acts. Rector of the institution, Dr. Steve Obioreh, in a statement he personally signed, and made available to newsmen, disclosed that majority of the affected students, were involved in […]

Cholera Outbreak Hits Federal Government College In Bayelsa

microscope image of cholera bacteria

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Yenagoa – The Federal Government College, Imiringi in Ogbia council Area of president Goodluck Jonathan’s home state, of Bayelsa, has been shut down, following an outbreak of cholera in the school. African Examiner gathered that already, no fewer than eleven students of the school have been hospitalised at the Federal Medical Centre […]

Varsity Slams Suspension On 5 Lecturers Over Misconduct


FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka – Authorities of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state, has slammed suspension on five lecturers of the institution, over examination and other misconduct. Director of Publications, in the ivory tower, Mr Emma Ojukwu, confirmed the action in an interview with newsmen Thursday in Awka. According to him, the said […]

ASUU Protests Alleged Assault On Members In Edo


IGNATIUS OKPARA, Benin – THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter, has raised the alarm over alleged harassment and assault of its members by some suspected hoodlums, over disputed landed properties. It said it has already filed an appeal against a court judgment issued on the said land which according […]

LASU Crisis: VC Splits ASUU Into Factions


The crisis between the Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. John Obafunwa and the lecturers of the institution has snowballed as the VC has wittingly split the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the ailing institution into two factions. One of the faction loyal to Obafunwa has sacked the executive council […]

  Governor Orji Approves 20 percent Reduction in School Fees For ABSU students

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State

IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia Abia state Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has approved 20 per cent across board reduction in the school fees of students of Abia State University, (ABSU) Uturu. A statement signed by Secretary to the state Government SSG, Professor Mkpa Agu, Mkpa, on Monday, said the gesture is aimed at boosting education in the […]

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