Godfrey AKON

UBEC urges commitment to school census

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has urged states to be more committed towards ensuring that the ongoing national personnel audit yields expected results.

Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, stated this while interacting with the Management of Lagos State Universal Bas [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


FG begs ASUP to shelve strike action

The Federal Government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to consider the plight of students and shelve its planned strike which is due to commence this week.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch Sonny Echono, made the appeal in a meeting between [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


No work no pay: COEASU dares FG, draws battle lines

As the Federal Government prepares to implement the no work no pay policy, the Colleges of Education Academic staff Union, COEASU, has called on its members across the country to prepare for a prolonged battle.

National President of COEASU, Nuhu Ogirima, in a statement released in Abuja, said t [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


SHORT STORIES The boasting traveller

A man came back from a tour and boasted about his adventurous journeys. He talked at length about the different people he met and his amazing feats that got him fame and praise from people everywhere. 

He went on to say that he went to the Rhodes where he had leaped to such distances that [...]

Sun, 21 October 2018


Unilag, UNN top First Class Bar Finals 965 fail TETFund sponsors 150 for PhD

The University of Lagos and University of Nigeria Nsukka have topped the list of those with 1st Class in the 2018 Law School Bar finals.

Also, the number of females far outpaced those of male. A total of 113 females out of the 161 announced by the authorities of the Law School m [...]

Sat, 20 October 2018


Over 32 million Nigerians suffer from dyslexia

Over 32 million Nigerians suffer from a learning disability called dyslexia which affects reading, spelling, writing and comprehension.

Chairman Board of Trustees, Dyslexia Foundation of Nigeria, Mr Ben Arikpo, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja, said one in every six students in [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Northern leaders demand action on 13.2m out-of-school children

Traditional and religious leaders from northern Nigeria have demanded immediate action to tackle the rising number of out-of-school children in the country.

The leaders made the request in Kaduna at the Northern Nigeria Traditional Rulers Conference on Out-of-school Children jointly organized b [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


Enugu wins 2018 NNPC quiz competition

Enugu State representative to the 2018 NNPC National Science Quiz Competition, Okeke Tony Kabilan, has emerged winner of the contest.

Okeke beat 17 other contestants with 75 points to emerge winner at the grand finale of the competition in Abuja last Tuesday.

No fewer than 18 states from [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018


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