azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba , an education reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. She received a B.SC degree in Mass communication from university of Jos in 2014. She has a penchant for music, art and rights of the masses.

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President Muhammadu Buhari talking

The world needs good journalism – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the media to practice good journalism in order rid the world of hate speech and insecurity. The president said this during the opening ceremony of the 67th International Press Institute's (IPI) world congress 2018 in Abuja on Thursday. The 2018 world congress is titled “Why…

Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah

Outrage as Buhari’s ministers, other officials ‘hijack’ railway scholarships meant for young Nigerians

It was confusion galore at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, on Wednesday. Scores of young Nigerians, who travelled long distances from all over the country, besieged the complex to submit applications for foreign scholarships being offered by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). But authorities at…

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Fresh strike looms as Nigerian govt fails to honour agreement with university workers

The leadership of non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities has fixed a meeting for July 4 to decide its next line of action following the failure of the federal government to implement the agreement it entered with the workers over three months ago. The unions- Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities…

How Nigeria’s paramilitary agencies are handling BSC/HND dichotomy

Two year ago, during its 39th meeting, the National Council of Establishment (NCE) resolved that bachelor degree and Higher National Degree (HND) holders should both enter the civil service on Grade Level 08, but federal ministries, departments and agencies are reluctant to implement the resolution except the paramilitary, who have…

JAMB report reveals states leading in law admissions

Admissions into law in Nigerian universities between 2011 and 2015 were led by Imo, Anambra and Delta states, according to JAMB figures. The three states were the most consistent of all top performers for the five years. They also dominated medicine and were amongst leading performers in engineering admissions --…

Olusegun Mimiko

Labour Party rejects Mimiko’s return

The national chairman of Labour Party, Mike Omotosho, has accused former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, of attempting to destabilise the party, vowing that his attempt to return to the party would be resisted. The party also said it had no candidates in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti…

JAMB

Arabic Controversy: CAN youth counter national leadership, commend JAMB

The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has said the allegation against the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), that it compelled candidates to write Arabic as a subject in the recently conducted police recruitment examination is not true. The association said JAMB deserves “commendations not condemnation”…

Most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty — ActionAid

A civil rights group, ActionAid has said that although the Nigerian economy is out of recession, most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty. The chairman of the governing board of the group, Patricia Donli, said this during a press conference held after the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held in Abuja.…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC wrong to call us illegal university – Kaduna Business School

The Kaduna Business School (KBS) has kicked against its listing as one of 58 illegal degree awarding institutions in Nigeria by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The school is demanding an apology from the regulatory agency for an act it said has maligned its "hard-earned reputation." KBS said it has…

Amnesty International Nigeria

Nigerian military’s threat, intimidation won’t deter us – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of resorting to threats and intimidation to discredit its work. The global rights group said this on Thursday in a statement by its Media Manager, Isa Sanusi. It added that it would not be intimidated and would remain focused on its task. Amnesty…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) receives President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and The Speaker of the Federal House Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara at the State house in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 7 2018.

FOR THE RECORD: National Assembly’s 12 resolutions on Buhari, his administration

Following the apparent escalation of the feud between the executive and the legislative arm of government, the National Assembly held a joint closed-door session on Tuesday. At the end of the sitting, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read out the 12 resolutions reached. The resolutions were also distributed on the…

World Environment Day : Trash can be turned to cash – Group

In commemoration of the World Environment Day, a firm, Trash Movers Nigeria, carried out a campaign in some Abuja communities, teaching them how to convert their solid and material waste properly so they can become cash. The World Environment Day is usually celebrated on June 5 and the 2018 theme…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

We’ve spent $9 billion on infrastructure – Nigerian Govt

The federal government said it has spent $9 billion on infrastructural projects since the commencement of the administration in 2015. The government says such infrastructure will also foster tourism and development. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday to…

Applicants writing Police cadet examination

How states, regions stand in police recruitment test results

Only 5,253 candidates out of the over 37,000 who sat for the police recruitment examination last week Friday made the cut for the next stage of the process, a list released by the agency shows. The successful candidates have been directed to report for medical screening between May 31 and June 3. Given…

Recruitment: Police release names of 5,253 shortlisted candidates nationwide

The Nigeria Police have invited, for medical screening, candidates who passed the nationwide recruitment examination conducted on Friday by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). According to the list published on the Nigeria police website, the candidates were directed to go for the screening at the zonal police headquarters…

JAMB

JAMB, Police reply CAN; say candidates answered no Arabic questions

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Police Service Commission (PSC) have denied reports that candidates for the recent police recruitment exercise wrote an examination in Arabic language. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the candidates for police recruitment wrote the qualifying examination nationwide on May 25 being part of the…

#FixingNigeria National Youth Conference (second edition)

2019: How to increase participation of young Nigerians – Groups

A civil group, Ernest and Ibrahim Foundation, has urged Nigerian youth to develop skills and competences before seeking elective positions. The group's founder, Ernest Nwosu, spoke at the #FixingNigeria National Youth Conference (second edition) on “Promoting Good Governance & Active Youth Participation in Politics.” The event was held in Abuja…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

ANALYSIS: Buhari administration’s scorecard in education after three years

On May 29, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as the elected president of Nigeria after defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Tuesday marks Mr Buhari's third year in the saddle of Africa's most populous nation. While campaigning across the country in…

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Democracy Day: Political class benefits, average Nigerian suffers – NLC

Ahead of this year's democracy day celebration, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said the 18 years of democracy in the nation has benefitted the political class and not the average Nigerian. In a statement issued on Monday, the president of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba said despite the inability of…

Police Recruitment: 37,000 write JAMB test nationwide

At least 37,000 Nigerians on Friday sat for an aptitude test in the ongoing police recruitment exercise. About six thousand are expected to be recruited into Nigeria's foremost security agency at the end of the exercise. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which conducted the examination at 156 computer-based…

Women who live in refugee camps after surviving Boko Haram attacks have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security officials maltreated them.

How Nigerian, Cameroonian soldiers maltreated us in IDP camps – Female Boko Haram victims

Women who live in refugee camps after surviving Boko Haram attacks have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security officials maltreated them. The women spoke on Thursday in Abuja at an event organised by Amnesty International (AI) to present its latest report on the situation in camps meant for internally displaced…

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NUC releases names of universities approved for post-graduate programmes (FULL LIST)

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released a list of approved post-graduate awarding institutions in Nigeria. The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees. A bulletin issued on Monday from the office of the Executive…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria (FULL LIST)

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria. The commission said the universities are yet to be licensed by the federal government and have been shut down for violating the national minimum standard for education. A Monday bulletin from the office of the…

Philip Roth (Photo Credit: cbc.ca)

Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, dies at 85

The novelist, Phillip Roth, has died at the age of 85 years. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist drew his inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. According to BBC, his works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy's Complaint. New…

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Nigerian university workers warn they may resume strike

Eight weeks after they returned to work, non-teaching workers of Nigerian universities have warned they may resume their strike. The workers are angry over the failure of government to implement the agreement it reached with them during the strike. They are also unhappy with the rate government is giving approvals…