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Ebonyi University Deadly Cult Clash Claims Final Year Student

By Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  There was tension and anxiety at the Ebonyi state university, Abakaliki, South-East Nigeria following a deadly inter-rival cult clash between members of Vikings and Buccaneers which claimed the life of a final year student of the institution, identified as Theophilus Onele. The deadly clash which  also left many seriously […]

Buhari Reconstitutes Governing Boards for Education Agencies

Photo caption: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the boards of 19 parastatal agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education. Members of the board will run for a period of four years in the first instance. In making the appointments, the President took into cognizance of the […]

NANS Gives 24 Hours Ultimatum for Release of Jailed UNILAG Students

…threatens to Invade Kirikiri Prisons (AFRICAN EXAMINER) From the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), in Abuja on Monday, came a 24 hours ultimatum within which a Special Offences Mobile Court in Lagos, should release 13 students of the University of Lagos, currently being detained at the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons. NANS threatened to invade the […]

JAMB Arrests 25 Persons for Extortion, sale of UTME Materials

(African Examiner) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday announced the arrest of about 25 persons throughout the country for extortion and illegally selling registration materials to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates. The culprits, according to the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, were apprehended by a combined […]

UTME: JAMB Says Candidates Awaiting Results Can Apply

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), in Abuja on Thursday said candidates awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). A statement by the Spokesman of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, however stressed that any candidate who fails to upload their result between May and […]

JAMB to Commence Sales of 2017 UTME Forms March 20

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the sales of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Forms will begin next Monday, March 20, 2017. JAMB in a series of tweets Monday morning disclosed that the sales will last till Wednesday, April 19, 2017. […]

Group Alarms Over Looming Religion Crisis, Threat To Peace In OAU

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) has raised an alarm over threat to peace in its alma-mata due to activities of certain Muslim group operating on campus. The group raised the alarm in a petition signed by its National President, Engr. Abdulwaheed Odeyimka, warning on the looming consequences […]

TETFUND to Spend  N213.4bn On Intervention Projects In Public Tertiary Institutions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to spend a total of N213,418,124,493.75 on intervention projects in tertiary institutions across the country this year. Executive Secretary of the Fund, Dr. A. B. Baffa, disclosed this at the end of the meeting of TETFund Management with all the provosts, rectors […]

FUTO Students Protest Against Plan to Hike Tuition Fee

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has been shut down indefinitely by the school authorities, following a violent protest by the students which led to wanton destruction of the institution’s properties. AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent reported that the students protest which started like a peaceful […]

NECO Releases 2016 November/December Results

By Abdul Gaffar Bello (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2016 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results, with Ogun State South West Nigeria leading other States in best performance. NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Prof. Charles Uwakwe while announcing the results Tuesday at the Minna, Niger State headquarters of the examination […]

FUNAAB Unrest: Governing Council Orders Reinstate Of Sacked Staff

By Funmilayo Omidiji ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Indication has emerged that the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAB) has resolved to reinstate 23 recently sacked members of staff of the citadel. According to a statement issued Friday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by the FUNAB Head, Directorate of […]

Auchi Poly Fires 13 Lecturers, Demote 16 Others Over Students Sexual Harassment, Extortion

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Benin Benin City Nigeria, (African Examiner) – The management of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, South- South Nigeria, has fired 13 lecturers as well as demoted 16 others over sexual harassment, extortion, of students and other misconduct. This was made known to newsmen Wednesday by the Public Relations Officer PRO of the school, Mr. […]

Financial Misconduct: EFCC Arraigns Ogunlewe, FUNAAB VC, Bursar in Court

ABEOKUTA, OGUN (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe before Ogun State High court, sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the State capital. Ogunlewe, a Chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as the Pro-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, […]

FG Approves 8 New Private Universities

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has approved eight new private universities. The new higher institutions include: Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River; Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia; Coal City University, Enugu; Crown Hill University, Kwara; Dominican University, Oyo; Kola Daisy University, both Ibadan and […]

Senate Suspends Move To Amend JAMB Act For More Consultation

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has suspended its move to amend the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Act. Senate Committee Chairman on Basic and Secondary Education, Wednesday, Aliyu Wamakko, confirmed the suspension of the amendment during an interview with journalists in Abuja, while he visited the JAMB headquarters. Although, […]

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 […]

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