Godfrey AKON

UNICEF Recounts Tragic Woes Of Borno Schools

The United Nations Children Emergency Fund, UNICEF, has again narrated the tragic situation of schools ravaged by insurgents in Borno state, north east Nigeria.
Chief Education Officer of UNICEF, Mr. Terry Dunmian, said the deliberate targeting of schools, began in 2009 and has been intensified, [...]

Fri, 17 November 2017

JAMB schedules 2018 UTME for March 9-17

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed March 9-17 for the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. 

Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at a critical stakeholders meeting in Abuja, to discuss plans and modalities for the [...]

Fri, 17 November 2017

NNPC to promote in-country technology

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has pledged to promote the development and commercialization of home-grown technology in collaboration with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB.

A statement by the Corporation's spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, s [...]

Mon, 13 November 2017

No 3.0 GP Policy, No Graduation Is In Order – NOUN

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has explained that it has not violated any law as it was in line with NUC’s Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for Nigerian universities.

In a statement made available to our correspondent by Malam Ibrahim Sheme, Director, Media and [...]

Thu, 09 November 2017

Kingsley Kuku vs The Abuja Inquirer: ‘We are headed for appeal court’

The Abuja Inquirer has indicated that it was headed for the Court of Appeal in the wake of the judgement delivered by an Abuja High Court last Wednesday, in favour of a libel case brought by former Presidential Adviser on Amnesty, Kingsley Kuku.

A member of the newspaper’s legal team, Bar [...]

Mon, 06 November 2017

Students protest Open Varsity’ ‘No 3.0 GP, No Graduation’ policy

Students of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, have protested against the policy of no grade point average of ‘3’ or no graduation.

The students in a statement in Abuja on Saturday signed by Tony Christian, Executive Director of SubNews Empowerement Foundation, claimed t [...]

Mon, 06 November 2017

Negotiate with ASUU, others, Kogi unions warn Bello


The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of trade unions of tertiary institutions owned by Kogi state has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government to negotiate with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Kogi State University, Anyigba chapter, and other aggrieved partie [...]

Fri, 03 November 2017

CFTD trains over 300 French teachers in 61 COEs


As the third Nigerian French Language Project winds down, the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, has said over 300 French teachers have been trained by the Centre for French Teaching and Documentation, CFTD, in 61 Colleges of Education.

Anwukah, who des [...]

Fri, 03 November 2017


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