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How we determine most popular Nigerian universities — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it does not use students' checklist in determining applicants' preferred schools, contrary to a news report. PREMIUM TIMES had on Monday, published a press release from Economic Confidential, which named the University of Ilorin as the 2016 most preferred university among student applicants. According…

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VOX POP: Who do you prefer on Abuja roads? Hawkers or beggars?

Some Abuja residents told PREMIUM TIMES that beggars cause more disruptions on roads than hawkers. https://youtu.be/mYfLXoERkec

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VOX POP: Who do you prefer on Abuja roads? Hawkers or beggars?

Seventeen-year-old Musa wakes up every day at 5am. Then, he makes the journey from Masaka to Powerhouse, Asokoro. There, he hawks books to commuters. Musa uses his venture to support himself as he has no formal education. To many Abuja residents, hawkers like Musa are useful especially in traffic situations.…

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Abuja commuters stranded as mass transit workers strike over 5-month unpaid salary

Abuja residents have expressed anger over the one-month long strike by workers of the Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company, which has left thousands struggling daily to get around the capital city. The company, established in 1984, operates mass transit buses commonly known to Abuja residents as El-Rufai buses. The buses,…

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Jamb lists 8 conditions Nigerian universities must stick to in admitting students

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Ishaq Oloyede, on Friday, said the agency will ensure candidates are not mistreated by their preferred universities. He also listed eight conditions that tertiary institutions must follow when admitting students. Mr. Oloyede spoke at Baze University, Jabi, Abuja at the first…

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No plan to strike, ASUU assures Nigerians

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has no plans to commence an interim strike on October 2, an official has said. The Chairman of the University of Abuja chapter of ASUU, Ben Ugheoke, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that he was wrongly quoted on a planned strike. The News…

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INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria should scrap special schools for disabled – Founder, Albino Foundation

Jake Epelle, founder of the Albino Foundation of Nigeria, is calling on the Nigeria government to create an environment for the education of vulnerable groups. He campaigns for the improved conditions for marginalized groups, particularly albinos and the disabled. He was at the August 29, 2016 unveiling of Strategic Planning…

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What to do if you can’t afford ram for Sallah – Cleric

Nigeria is currently undergoing economic challenges. This is due to the fall in the value of the Naira and other factors. Purchasing rams for the Muslim Eid-el-Kabir celebration is difficult this year. This is especially true for those who belong in the low income class. PREMIUM TIMES spoke to an…

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Kannywood: Six movies to watch this Sallah break

As Nigerians celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, it is only right to select some good movies to watch. For those interested in Hausa movies, the following selections are great choices. The themes of the selected movies are based on love, betrayal, family values and the stark realities between vices and virtues. See…

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Five books you should read this September

Nigerians have constantly been accused of having a lack of interest towards developing reading culture. Even in our schools, any student who reads for non-academic purposes is usually referred to as being overzealous. While reading takes one to many locations and on a journey of various experiences, it is also good…

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Nigerian designers showcase amazing projects at Abuja expo, but lament poor funding

Several Nigerian designers at the ongoing Proudly Nigeria Expo Abuja have accused the government of not helping them with funding to fully develop their innovations. The designers said they were self-funded because it was nearly impossible to meet the conditions for assistance, set by the Bank of Industry (BOI) and…

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How recession, forex crisis is affecting prices of Sallah rams

As Sallah celebration approaches, buyers are not readily available in Abuja ram markets. "This is as a result of high cost of rams," said Shehu Usman, a ram trader at Dei-dei. "This year, our rams are sold between N60, 000 and N400, 000. A lot of customers cannot afford so…

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VOX POP: How would you feel if your wife earns more money?

In marriage, the husband is seen as the head of the home, while the wife is the helper. A husband is meant to be the provider of the family, which automatically means he should be more financially buoyant. But what happens when the wife earns more money than her husband?…

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Nigeria appoints new managing director for reconstruction fund, NERFUND

The Nigerian government has appointed a new managing director for the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). He is Ezekiel Oseni, a former general manager and chief risk officer at the Bank of Industry. Mr. Oseni's appointment was announced Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse,…

VOX POP: Will you operate joint account with your spouse? — Watch reactions

Marriage is generally seen as a union of two people, which is a gateway to ensuring they both feel at ease sharing everything. But does that include bank accounts? PREMIUM TIMES decided to speak to a cross section of Abuja residents, asking them if they would operate the same bank…

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EXCLUSIVE: How 100 Federal Unity Colleges ranked in WAEC, NECO exams

At least four Federal Unity Schools across the country failed to record a single pass – that is five credits including Mathematics and English Languages – at the 2014/2015 senior secondary school examinations conducted the West African Examinations Council, an analysis of multiple examinations obtained by PREMIUM TIMES shows. The…

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EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian govt releases fee schedule for Unity Schools

The Ministry of Education has released a new schedule of fees for all Unity Schools in the country. The announcement was made since June 2016, contrary to the claim by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that there was no raise. The disclosure by parents that the government had increased…

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EXCLUSIVE: 150 courses unaccredited in Nigerian universities — FULL LIST

At least 150 undergraduate academic programmes in Nigeria's public and private universities are unaccredited, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today. According to the 2016 accreditation status report by the National Universities Commission (NUC), exclusively obtained by this newspaper, the unaccredited courses are domiciled in 37 of 143 universities in the…

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What HND graduates must do to be at par with Bachelor’s degree holders – Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education has denied harmonizing the degrees and higher national diploma awarded by universities and polytechnics. A spokesperson for the ministry denied recent reports that the dichotomy between Bachelors and HNDs had been abolished, saying HND holders must meet new requirements to attain the Bachelors level. Speaking to…

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WAEC releases May/June 2016 results; records over 50% pass

The 2016 May/June results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) were released on Friday, August 5, 2016. The examinations body announced that it withheld the results of 137,295 candidates, representing 8.89 per cent of those who took the examinations. This, according to Olu Adenipekun, the Head, Nigeria…

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Four books you should read this August

William Godwin once said, "He that loves reading has everything within his reach". True, there is a small comfort which comes from knowing that knowledge isn't far-fetched but can be found within the pages of a good book. The following titles are great suggestions for this month. The New Carnivorous…

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Printers, brand artists lament ban on gift items, souvenirs at Nigerian govt functions

Commercial printers and brand business owners have lamented the recent ban on the distribution of gift items and souvenirs at events organised by agencies of the federal government. The government had on Saturday announced the ban on procurement and distribution of bags, T-shirts and other souvenirs at events such as…

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VIDEO: Nigerians react to call for Dogara’s resignation

As allegations of budget padding continued to rock the House of Representatives, some Nigerians have been calling on Speaker Yakubu Dogara to step aside to allow for unfettered investigation of the matter. The speaker's supporters have however insisted that the speaker remained innocent until prove guilty. They therefore believe he…

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Buhari sacks heads of 17 education agencies, names Ishaq Oloyede, 16 others as replacements

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointment of 17 new chief executives of various parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education. The new appointees are Abubakar Rasheed (National Universities Commission); Lilian Salami (Nigerian Institute For Educational Planning and Administration); Hameed Boboyi (Universal Basic Education Board); Lanre Aina (National Library…

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FACT-CHECK: Some goods are cheaper in local markets than in Shoprite – SEE LIST

Shoprite, a popular South-African-owned retail chain, lays claim to offering variety of food products, household goods, and small appliances at “lowest possible prices.” On its website, fliers and other advertising products, the store likes to underline low, lower or lowest prices as its unique selling point. But, is this always…