Educational

We recorded 40,630 cases of malpractice in 2019 June/July exam – NECO

The National Examinations Council says a total of 40,630 candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during its recent June and July 2019 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.   The acting NECO Registrar, Abubakar Gana, disclosed these in Abuja in a brief submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the mandate and achievements of the council between May ...

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ABU Zaria sack 15 staff for sexual harassment and other offenses

15 staff of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria were on Thursday August 26 sacked by the management of the institution over offences which centered on sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption.   The sacked ABU staff are reportedly from different departments and faculties in the institution and they were handed their dismissal lettter after its approval by the university’s Governing Council ...

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Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai enrolls his 6-year old son in a public primary school (Photos)

Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has just enrolled his six-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai into primary one of Capital School Malali, Kaduna, a public school, in fulfilment of a promise he made in 2017.   El-Rufai in a state broadcast in December 2017, promised to enrol his child in a public school when he turns six years. “The move ...

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Woman narrates what happened when she tried to treat a vaginal infection by herself to warn other women

A woman is sounding a note of warning to other women by narrating an experience she had when she tried to treat a vaginal infection by herself.   @TheStorybabe said she was a Unilag undergraduate the first time she had a yeast infection. Having overheard women discussing the hot water treatment for yeast infection, she decided to try it.   ...

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“Ask yourself why they had kids they couldn’t cater for” Reno Omokri speaks against giving to poor parents with multiple children

Reno Omokri has made a post on Twitter that’s led to a debate.   He spoke against giving to poor parents with multiple kids but said there are exceptions. Ha added that it is “wicked” to have kids you can’t care for.   He tweeted: “It sounds wicked, but before you give to someone tugging at your conscience for money ...

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Orikadun: A celebration Of African Culture by Ayodeji Owolabi

Orikadun is one of the twenty six festivals celebrated annually by the good people of Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. It has always been a moment of celebration filled with colourful display of traditional and cultural activities.   As the customs, Orikadun marks the end of the calendar (Traditional Calendar) year for the people of Igbara-Oke ...

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Nigerian senators will soon be stoned –ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, says Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians.   Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newmen at the end of ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting at the Federal University of ...

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Inspirational story of a prodigal son who later became a PhD holder

A Nigerian PhD holder has shared his inspirational story just after bagging the highest university degree from an American university.   Reflecting on how far he has come, Ezekiel Olusola Adekanmbi disclosed that he grew up without his father as he died shortly after he was born. He further disclosed that he became a prodigal son by occasionally moving out of their home when ...

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Nigerian and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi gets admission to study business and management at De Montfort University (DMU)

Aside from his football career, the Nigeria international has taken steps to develop his academic life Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is ‘happy’ to be studying business and management at the De Montfort University (DMU). The 22-year-old is focused on being educated despite his daily commitments at the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has established himself as a regular fixture in Brendan Rodgers’ ...

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UNIMAID lecturer, Yakubu Nura wins World Physics Competition

A University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturer identified as Yakubu Nura, is now recognized as the father of modern Einstein’s planetary equation studies in Physics after defeating about 5720 contenders from 97 countries to win the 2019 World Physics Competition.   The UNIMAID lecturer’s research article was adjudged the best after being screened for the World Championship-2019 in Physics (Einstein’s planetary equation). The ...

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Bayero University expels 24 final year students

24 final year students of Bayero University Kano (BUK) have been expelled from the institution as confirmed in a statement released by its management on Friday August 9.   The statement released by the spokesperson for the university Lamara Garba, revealed that 6 students presented fake results from their institutions while another student presented a cancelled NECO result. It however added that 18 students will ...

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Governor Zulum pays WAEC registration fees of 24, 323 Borno students

Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday August 9, announced the approval of N152.6 million to pay for the May/June 2019 West African Examination Council (WAEC) registration fees of 23, 323 students from the state.   Payment of the WAEC registration fee was in compliance with the established sponsorship policy initiated by the state government. It is expected that the state government contributes ...

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OAU final year student commits suicide over poor academic performance

Grace Dara Opeyemi, an English Studies student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) committed suicide on Friday August 2.   The OAU student reportedly took sniper (insecticide) upon learning that she might not graduate with her coursemates following an alleged poor performance in her final year exams last semester.   “From a copy of the academic records on the university portal it showed that she had ...

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Nigerian researcher calls for the Bible to be updated over Psalms 93:1, 96:10 and 1 Chronicles 16:30

A Netherlands-based Nigerian researcher Emeka Chinaka, made a call for the Bible to be updated to reflect the knowledge and findings of today via Facebook.   According to the Nigerian researcher, Bible verses like Psalms 93:1, 96:10 and 1 Chronicles 16:30 have been disproved by science with facts hence the need for the Bible to be updated.   He wrote; Psalms 93:1, 96:10 ...

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Governor Nyesom Wike sacks Rivers State University Vice Chancellor

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia of his appointment with immediate effect.   A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dagogo Adonye Hart, said also relieved of his appointment was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Magnus Oruwari.  Accordingly, Wike has approved the appointment ...

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WAEC Deputy Registrar disowns President Buhari’s Cambridge credentials during cross-examination

The Deputy Registrar of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, Osidehinde Adewunmi, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, disowned the Cambridge University’s Moderated International Examination credentials produced by President Muhammadu Buhari and tendered as exhibits before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.   Buhari’s statement of results and also the broadsheet for the results of the 18 candidates who sat ...

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Governor El-Rufai pledges to sponsor the education of Almajiri boy who doesn’t like to beg from primary school till University

Luck just shined on an Almajiri boy, as Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has pledged to sponsor his education from primary school till he graduates from the University.   The promise came after Twitter user @el_bonga shared a photo of the Almajiri boy that learnt how to polish shoes for commercial purpose because he doesn’t like to beg. The 13-year-old boy identified ...

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