Godfrey AKON

Nigeria borrows $611m to support states’ out-of-school children

The Nigerian Government has secured a credit facility of $611 million to support states with the highest number of Out-of-school children, OSC, under the Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA, programme.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this in Kaduna at the 2- [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

Issues from the Osun election

After a controversial rerun election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Gboyega Oyetola of the all Progressives Congress, APC, as Osun state governor-elect.

When INEC, embarked on the conduct of the Osun state gubernatorial election on Saturday, September 22, 2018, i [...]

Sun, 14 October 2018

LRCN tasks VCs on employment of certified librarians

The Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, has called on all Vice Chancellors and heads of tertiary institutions in Nigeria to employ and promote only certified librarians.

Registrar of LRCN, Prof. Michael Afolabi, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

NUC plans ICT literacy for graduates

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has commenced efforts towards bridging the gap in Information and Communication Technology, ICT, among university graduates.

Chairman of ICT Development Committee in NUC, Engr. Johnson Asinugo, gave the indication at an interactive session between the [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

FG: ASUU lied over tuition fee increase

Claims by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that the Federal Government plans to introduce tuition in all federal universities have been described as baseless, false and without any iota of truth.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who issued the rebuttal in a statement, sa [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

Emirs converge over 13.2 million out-of-school children

Over nine Emirs and several traditional rulers from 19 states of northern Nigeria are meeting in a conference at Kaduna to seek solutions to the over 13.2 million out-of-school children in the country.

Emir of Argungu, HRH Samaila Mera, who is leading the movement, said the conference which sch [...]

Sun, 07 October 2018

SHORT STORIES The four students

There were four friends who hated studying. They partied all night before their exams and planned to skip the test by lying to the professor. So they went to the dean and told him that they had been to a wedding the previous night and on their way back, they had a flat tire. They continued to say that [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018

NNPC close to wrapping up funding for AKK project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said it is close to wrapping up funding arrangements for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, gas pipeline project.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this while speaking at the 30th edition of Gas Technology Conference [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


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