Amina Mohammed

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Buhari withdraws diplomatic, official passports from ex-governors, ministers, senators, others

The Nigerian Immigration Service has directed former Nigerian public office holders to immediately surrender official and diplomatic passports issued to them while they were in office. The action, officials say, is based on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. The categories of officials affected by the directive are former governors,…

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U.S. supports education of IDPs with N150 million

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced its support for the activities of the American University of Nigeria Yola with a grant of $801, 000 for the education of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Speaking at the grant signing ceremony, the US charge-d’affaires, Maria Brewer, said the…

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NUC releases list of illegal tertiary institutions (See full list)

The National Universities Commission has released a list of illegal degree awarding institutions operating in Nigeria. The schools were published in the NUC’s weekly bulletin dated August 24. According to the bulletin, the NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, warned that those who patronise the schools, do so at their own…

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Jackie Chan to visit Nigeria September

Hong Kong actor, Jackie Chan, will visit Nigeria on September 4, 2015. Mr. Chan, who is also a martial artist, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer, will be performing his mesmerizing skills while telling stories across cinemas in Nigeria. He will be performing one of his finest works,"Dragon Blade” in…

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Dogara wants “godfatherism”, corruption “killed”

The speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said godfatherism should be tackled once corruption has been dealt with. Mr. Dogara said this via his twitter handle, @doyakubu. “After corruption, the next thing to kill is godfatherism, in fact its (sic) corruption in another form. So let’s…

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Nigeria to raise tertiary education tax to 4%

The executive secretary of TETfund , Suleiman Bogoro, on Wednessday said the federal government may have started the process to increase the two percent education tax, with which it supports TETfund, to about four percent. Mr. Bogoro said at a press conference that the Federal Ministry of Education had already…

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11 Nigerian universities are substandard – NUC

The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Thursday denied 11 private universities operating in Nigeria full operational licenses for their inability to meet set standards three years after they were issued provisional licenses. Speaking at the presentation of the full operational licenses to nine other private universities, the NUC Executive Secretary,…

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WAEC shifts ground on indebted states, to release results in 24hrs

The West African Examination Council on Wednesday announced that it would within 24 hours release results of candidates in the 13 states that are owning examination fees for the 2015 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Speaking at a press conference, the Head of the Nigeria National Office of…

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NUC orders Plateau Governor to reinstate sacked VC  

The National Universities Commission on Tuesday, asked the Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, to immediately reinstate the sacked Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokos, Dokan Sheni. Speaking at a press conference, the NUC Executive Secretary, Julius Okojie, said this is the only way Plateau State University can move…

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Results of 95, 373 candidates still being processed- WAEC

The West African Examination Council has said that the results of 95,373 candidates are still being processed and added that candidates can check their result on the website www.waecdirect.org in 24 hours. Speaking at a press conference, the head of WAEC National Office, Charles Eguridu, said the result were still…

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WAEC releases 2015 results, withholds 118,101 results over exam malpractices

The West African Examinations Council has released the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination results. Speaking at a press conference, the head of WAEC National Office, Charles Eguridu, said the council withheld results of 118, 101 candidates who engaged in examination malpractices. He added that the candidates from public schools…

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​​World Bank ​begins disbursement of funds to ​​Nigerian universities

The World Bank has released the first tranche of ​funding totalling N1.4 billion to facilitate the take off of 10 African Centres of Excellence in Nigerian universities. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Julius Okojie, who disclosed this at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, said the…

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Teachers union rejects JAMB’s 150 admission score for Colleges of Education

The Nigeria Union of Teachers has condemned the current Joint Admission and Matriculation Board policy that places cut-off marks for students seeking admission into Universities at 180 and 150 for those seeking admission into Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NUT,…

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JAMB backs down, says candidates can write post-UTME in their first choice institutions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Wednesday said candidates are allowed to do the post-UTME in their first choice institutions. JAMB’s Public Relations officer, Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement that candidates can do the post-UTME exercise in the institutions, particularly universities to which they were posted by JAMB.…

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States owing us may not receive their candidates’ results — WAEC

The West African Examinations Council on Monday said that it could not guarantee the release of the 2015 May/June WASSCE results of candidates in states indebted to it. In a press statement signed by its national officer, Charles Eguridu, WAEC said candidates from no fewer than 19 states that had…

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Nigeria has highest cases of WAEC Exam malpractice in West Africa

Nigeria has the highest number of examination irregularities among the five member countries of the West African Examinations Council, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu, has said. Speaking at a Road Show on Examination Malpractices Sensitization held in Abuja, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles…

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Nigeria rejects online degrees, warns students against virtual schools

The National Universities Commission, NUC, on Thursday called on Nigerians to stop patronising online universities and other degree awarding institutions operating online. Speaking at a press conference, the NUC’s Public Relations officer, Ibrahim Yakasai, said that degrees obtained online are not accepted in the country. "Nigeria will not recognize online…

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Plateau governor seeks TETfund intervention in higher institutions

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday called on Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, to extend its interventions to the Plateau State University, Polytechnic and College of Education. Speaking to journalists at TETfund premises, the governor said the state’s tertiary institutions are very dear to his heart, hence the…

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Universities are allowed to go higher than the 180 Cut off mark- JAMB

Following the rancour at the University of Lagos on Wednesday morning over admission scores, the spokesperson of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Fabian Benjamin, has said universities are allowed to go above the National admission examination cut off mark. JAMB had announced 180 as the cut off score for…

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Again, Nigerian universities fail to make world’s top 1,000 list

Nigeria has again performed poorly in global ranking of universities with none of its higher institutions making the world’s top 1,000 list. The United States alone has eight universities in the top 10, the ranking done the Centre for World University Rankings show. Harvard University came first while Stanford University…

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No admissions into Nigerian Universities beyond October 31 — Ministry of Education

Admissions processes into higher institutions in Nigeria will be rounded off on October 31, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education, McJohn Nwaoibala, has said. Mr. Nwaoibala gave the directive on Tuesday at the 2015 combined policy meeting, shortly after he pronounced the 2015 cut-off mark for admission into…

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JAMB announces cut-off mark

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced 180 as the admission cut-off score for degree programmes, and 150 for national certificate in education, national diploma and national innovation diplomas. The permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, McJohn Nwaoibala, announced the cut off after a vote by representatives of all institutions…

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U.S. condemns Jos, Zaria bomb attacks

The United States on Thursday condemned the recent bomb attacks that have taken hundreds of lives in churches, mosques and a local government office. Speaking at a press conference, the United States deputy secretary of state, Anthony Blinken, said defeating Boko Haram requires a comprehensive approach that involves the region…

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We lack English, Mathematics teachers in Katsina- Gov. Masari.

The Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, on Wednesday said his state lacks qualified teachers in two key subjects: English and Mathematics. Speaking at a press conference bat the headquarters of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETfund in Abuja, Mr. Masari pleaded with the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Suleiman Bogoro,…

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Nigeria has only one university in Africa’s top 10 list; South Africa has 6

Only one Nigerian university has made it to the list of top 10 African universities, a rating that has six South African schools. In a ranking released Tuesday, Nigeria’s University of Ibadan came a distant eighth on the top 10 list, beaten by schools from South Africa, Kenya and Egypt.…