Godfrey AKON

2019: fake news and hate speeches

Every democratic nation situates information at the centre of public enlightenment and national discourse. However, the proliferation of information through social media and sundry platforms, has created a problem of authenticity and reliability.

Although devoid of factual accuracy, misguided i [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


NNPC disowns alleged $3.5bn subsidy fund

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has denied the existence of an alleged $3.5bn subsidy slush fund for underhand payments of differentials in the pump price of petrol.

The corporation, in a statement, said its Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has explained to the Sen [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


Baru charges petroleum experts to find more oil

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikati Baru, has charged members of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, to deploy their wealth of knowledge and experience and find more crude oil to meet the 40 million barrels reserves tar [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


SHORT STORY The Hidden Treasure

There was an old man living in his village. He had four sons and they were very lazy. The old man fell sick and was counting his last days in bed. He worried a lot about his sons’ future as the young men hesitated a lot to work. The sons believed that luck would favour them.

The old man&r [...]

Fri, 02 November 2018


SHORT STORIES A PRICELESS LESSON

 

 

 

Once upon a time, a student named Rakesh lived in an ashram. Every night he used to jump over the ashram's boundary wall and roam around. He used to return before dawn. No one knew that Rakesh went out at night.

One n [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018


NANS flays N32,000 acceptance fee by Ibadan Poly

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has frowned at what it described as the “deliberate fraudulent extortion of new intakes by the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan.”

NANS, in a statement by its spokesperson, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, rejected “in totality the [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018


TETFund enlists 14 new beneficiary institutions

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has added 14 new public tertiary institutions to the growing list of beneficiaries of its statutory interventions, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 216.

The approval which was made by the Board of Trustees of TETFund, followed numerous re [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018


COSFAN to offer voluntary services on education

As part of its commitment to ensure Nigeria achieves the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in science and technology, the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association of Nigeria, COSFAN, has expressed readiness to offer voluntary services on education.

Speaking at a meeting with the [...]

Fri, 26 October 2018


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