Godfrey AKON

NNPC rakes in $470m in crude oil, gas export for August

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said it recorded a surge in the sale of crude oil and gas in August 2018 which stood at $470million, about $78million better than it did in July with only $391.91million exports.

NNPC Monthly Financial and Operations report for August 2018 [...]

Sun, 11 November 2018

How distance threatens school attendance in Kano

Nigeria faces a three-fold problem of access, quality and infrastructure in educating her growing children population. In some parts of Kano state, the ambition to acquire education places a demand on the child, not only of hard work but also of long distant trekking to access available schools.

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Fri, 09 November 2018

Russia, Algeria award scholarships to 115 Nigerians

The Governments of Russia and Algeria have awarded scholarships to 115 Nigerian students under the 2017/2018 Bilateral Education Agreement.

Speaking at an orientation ceremony for the scholars shortly before they left Nigeria, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the Bilateral Ed [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

FG to introduce qualifying exams for librarians

Plans are underway to introduce professional qualifying examination for all library and information science, LIS, professionals in Nigeria.

Registrar of Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, Prof Michael Afolabi, made this announcement at a National workshop on Database Desig [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

Why FG delayed meeting ASUU’s demands - Minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has attributed delays in meeting some demands of the Academy Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to weak financial base of the federal government.

Adamu, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja, complained that previous administrations ma [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018


A wealthy businessman was worried about his son’s bad habits. He sought counsel from a wise, old man. The old man met the man’s son and took him out for a stroll. They walked into the woods, and the old man showed the boy a small sapling and asked him to pull it out. The boy did so with ea [...]

Fri, 09 November 2018

U.S. Institute faults The Economist, Says Buhari likely to win

The United States Institute of Peace, USIP, has faulted The Economist magazine forecast on the 2019 election, positing that President Muhammadu Buhari will likely defeat his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The USIP said it arrived at the report b [...]

Mon, 05 November 2018

COE Zuba: FCTA abandons multi-million naira projects · Projects ongoing, FCTA insists

In spite of millions of naira ploughed into projects at the FCT College of Education Zuba, the tertiary institution is littered with several abandoned projects consisting of blocks of classrooms, hostels and half constructed roads.

Though the Federal Capital Territory Administration insists tha [...]

Mon, 05 November 2018


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