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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Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

Akpabio: My Heart was with Buhari, not Jonathan, in 2015

Former governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, has said his heart was with Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 election and not with his party’s candidate, former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Akpabio, who last month defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the disclosure…

FRSC

FRSC commences screening to select new recruits

The Federal Road Safety Commission has said its screening and physical fitness assessment for potential new recruits will commence from September 24 to 29. The FRSC public education officer,  Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement sent on Friday night  that the screening would be conducted in all the state capitals. According…

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

WAEC warns candidates on social media questions

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has warned candidates to ignore past questions posted on the social media, saying it is fake and capable of jeopardizing the performance of candidates. The head of public affairs of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, said this in a press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES…

Passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja

Passengers grumble over Arik airline’s failure to transport luggage

Some angry passengers on Monday at the Nnamdi Azikwe airport lamented the failure of Arik Air to ensure the arrival of their luggage after they landed. Two Arik Air flights which flew separately from Lagos and Ibadan to Abuja left behind the luggage of these passengers. Some of them who…

Nurses and a new born baby used to illustrate the story

UNICEF expresses concern about low birth registration in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria has the highest number of children without birth records among ten nations assessed in Africa. UNICEF urged the federal government to intensify birth registration for proper education and healthcare planning. The UNICEF Child Protection Specialist, Sharon Oladiji, stated this at a…

Is’haq Oloyede

Oloyede opposes reduction of JAMB fees

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has said 24,148 candidates have gained admission into various higher institutions in Nigeria as at August 29. The JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, also dismissed as 'baseless' agitations in some quarters that registration fee for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates should be reduced. About…

NECO releases June /July examination results

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results for the 2018 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The council confirmed the release of the results on its official website www.mynecoexams.com. Also, several media houses including The Cable and Vanguard reported the release. According to the reports, the acting registrar,…

Protesters gather at police headquarters as Samuel Ogundipe is released

Protesters gather at police headquarters as Samuel Ogundipe is released

Protesters on Friday gathered at the Nigerian Police Force headquarters in Abuja to demand the release of detained PREMIUM TIMES reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. The groups which include Nigerian activists, civil society leaders and journalists held the first day of protest on Thursday, The demonstration led by the #TakebackNigeriaMovement and the…

WAEC examination

NABTEB begins registration for 2018/2019 exams

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board has started registration for its November/December 2018 certificate examinations. NABTEB conducts examinations for the award of certificates in crafts and technical education in Nigeria. Registrar of the board, Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, announced the registration formalities in a statement on Wednesday. Mrs Isiugo-Abanihe said the…

OAU

OAU loses Law, Dentistry accreditation

The National University Commission, NUC, has withdrawn accreditation for Law and Dentistry at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, prompting the school to ask prospective students to change their first choices. In text messages, the school asked admission seekers for the 2018/2019 academic year they will not be given admission…

NABTEB Registrar, Ifeoma Abanihe

NABTEB registrar reacts to N49million fraud claim, says board’s sacked chairman blackmailing her

The Registrar of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Ifeoma Abanihe, has responded to claims by a former chairman of the board of the agency, Leonard Shilgba, that she mismanaged N49 million belonging to the examination body. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, Mrs. Abanihe, a…

JAMB

JAMB clarifies highest scorers in 2018 UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board says Galadima Zakari from Biu, Borno State, is the candidate with the highest score in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Galadima Zakari sat for the examination in Ogun State and scored 364, the agency said. It stated that Ape Moses from Benue…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku pledges to allocate 21% budget to education if elected president

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to devote 21 per cent of federal budget to education if elected president in 2019. Mr Abubakar, who seeks to be president on the platform of the opposition party, PDP, said this in response to the feat by Apple Inc…

Nigerian govt considers compulsory levy for students in primary, secondary schools

The Nigerian government on Thursday argued for the payment of compulsory levy by students in primary and secondary schools across Nigeria. The levy was debated on Thursday at the 63rd ministerial session of the National Council Education (NCE). The approval for the levy was initially contained in the communique from…

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

2019: Appeal Court nullifies judgement stopping NASS from reordering election sequence

An Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday nullified the April 25 judgment of the Federal High Court which struck out the National Assembly’s election re-ordering provision of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018. A five-member panel of the court headed by the court’s president, Zainab Bulkachuwa, also…

Aminu Tambuwal

10 grievances Tambuwal listed against Buhari’s administration

In the midst of the gale of defections by members of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) to other parties particularly the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who followed suit on Wednesday called on Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in next…

From left :Minister of state for education, Anthony Anwukah, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education :Adamu Adamu

What we’re doing to assist out-of-school children – Nigerian govt

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the implementation of pre-primary education and the establishment of Community Based Early Childcare Centre (CBECC) in 16 states has helped reduce the incidences of out-of-school children. The minister also said funding is central, as a means to effectively develop the education sector.…

FRSC pledges to sanction errant driving schools

The management of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it is declaring war against driving school certificate racketeering and will not spare anyone caught in the act. This was made known in a statement made available on Monday evening by the spokesperson of the organisation, Bisi Kazeem. According to…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

Nigerian govt announces date for confirmation exam of civil servants

The Nigerian government has confirmed August 28 as date for the commencement of compulsory confirmation examination for some civil servants in federal agencies in the country. This was contained in a circular released on the official website of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation…

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

FCTA bans scavengers from Abuja city, restricts them to approved dump sites

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has banned the activities of scavengers from Abuja city centre. It said such persons, popularly as baban bola, have been restricted to the official dump sites in the city. This was disclosed in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday evening…

Ijeoma Abanihe (Photo Credit: Independent)

NABTEB registrar speaks on fraud allegations, dissolution of board

The reinstated registrar of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Ifeoma Abanihe, has spoken about the circumstances that led to the dissolution of the agency's governing council. Mrs Abanihe, who was suspended by the board of NABTEB, rejected allegations of corruption against her, and instead accused the sacked…

Kings College

Nigerian govt releases 2018 admission list for unity schools

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of the admission list into Junior Secondary School 1 for the 101 federal government colleges in the country. This was made known in a press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES and confirmed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Education,…

Bishop David Oyedepo

Resign now, Oyedepo tells Buhari

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, on Sunday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the persistent killings across the country linked to armed herdsmen. PREMIUM TIMES reported how violence involving armed nomadic herdsmen and farming communities has led to the…

NYSC members

NYSC announces date for Batch B, Stream 1 corps members orientation

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed July 24 for the commencement of orientation course for prospective Stream 1, Batch 'B' corps members nationwide. The spokesperson of the agency, Adenike Adeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement Wednesday. She said the orientation course for the batch will hold from…

At 8:39, Ilejemeje LGA, Ward 6, PU 001, voting process has commenced, security personnel present and party agents.

CDD, PTCIJ release preliminary report on Ekiti election

Two prominent civic groups have released their preliminary statement on the governorship election held in Ekiti State on Saturday. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) said they observed that "against all the odds, the voting process of the ongoing 2018…