azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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WAEC examination

WAEC withdraws 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released a list of candidates whose certificates it had impounded over the candidates' involvement in malpractices during examinations held in December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates but did not publish their names.…

Akinwumi Adesina

AfDB calls for increased access to finance for women

The African Development Bank(AfDB) has called for increased access to finance for African women. The president of AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, said this during the inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit going on Rwanda. The African Development Bank and the government of Rwanda hosted the Global Gender Summit from 25…

National president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi in an interview with Premium Times

INTERVIEW: Why centralised payroll system, IPPIS, can’t work in Nigerian universities — ASUU President

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Azeezat Adedigba, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, speaks on the union's stand on sex for grades, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the proliferation of universities in Nigeria among other issues. PT: Why is…

Seunara Arotiba

You can be an academic genius and have a social life — 2018 WAEC best student

Eighteen-year-old Seunara Arotiba who emerged as the overall best candidate of the May/June 2018 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has said having a social life does not deter a student from being an academic genius. Mr Arotiba scored eight A1s in Economics, Civic Education, English Language, General Mathematics,…

UNICEF Building in Geneva

World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges Nigeria to prioritize child education

As Nigeria joins the world to commemorate the 2019 International World Children’s Day, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the Nigerian government, non-governmental organisations, policymakers, and individuals to give priority to the education of every child. Addressing students of Government Day Secondary School Garki, on Wednesday in Abuja,…

NLC PRESIDENT, COMRADE AYUBA WABBA, GIVING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

ITUC-Africa demands repatriation of Africa’s ‘stolen wealth’

The International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa), has demanded the repatriation of Africa's stolen wealth stashed in developed economies. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, said this during the ITUC 4th Ordinary Congress held in Abuja. Speaking at the congress which had as its theme “Unite and…

An elderly man casts his vote in Kabba Bunu, Kogi West 16/11/2019 NAN

Situation Room, YIAGA demand cancellation of Kogi poll

Two major election observer groups in Nigeria have called for the total cancellation of Saturday's governorship election in Kogi State. The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room and YIAGA said the election was marred with violence, votes buying, voters inducement, intimidation and harassment. Governorship election was held across the state while…

2:39pm. Open space III. PU 003. Obinoyin. OGORI MAGONGO.

KogiDecides: INEC declares 30 staff missing

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared 30 of its staff missing. The ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday's Kogi State governorship election. They were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA) by the commission. They were declared missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday during the final collation of results in…

8:45am: Governor Yahaya Bello casts his vote at Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government

Yahaya Bello wins own local govt with very large margin

The Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has defeated his closest rivals, Musa Wada of the PDP and Natasha Akpoti of SDP, in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi Central. The governor polled 112,764 votes to defeat Ms Akpoti of the SDP and…

1:30 Ward 6, PU 20, Yenagoa LGA. Voting is in progress and peaceful too. No issues with the card readers as well and Unarmed security operatives are around and voters are peaceful and calm.

BayselsaDecides: Official results from LGAs

Official results from local government areas in Bayelsa State have started coming in. After the announcement of the governorship election results at polling units, collations were done in wards before those of local governments. Bayelsa has eight local government areas. The final announcement of results of each local government will…

8:57am: Voting commences at Olofu Polling Unit 012, Ayingba Ward.

KogiDecides: Official results from LGAs

Official results from local government areas in Kogi State have started trickling in. After the announcement of the governorship election results at polling units, collations were done in wards before those of local governments. Kogi has 21 local government areas. The final announcement of results of each local government will…

Kogi State Map

Armed men invade INEC office in Kogi community, chase officials, observers into hiding

The atmosphere was tense Saturday night at about 10 p.m. in Ugwolawo community, Ofu local government of Kogi State, as thugs who claimed to be from Zamfara State invaded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office. Collation of results was ongoing when the armed men arrived. For more than an…

STUDENTS WRITING THE NECO EXAMS

NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

The management of the National Examinations Council (NECO) said it has dismissed 70 staff from its services for certificate forgery. The Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the council, Azeez Sani, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES Friday night. He refused to disclose the names of the dismissed staff.…

Minister of Youth and Sports Developer, Sunday Dare launching the National Youth Policy

Nigeria to equip 200,000 youth with digital skills within two years — Minister

The Nigerian government has set out a programme to equip 200,000 youth with basic digital skills over the next two years. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this during the Africa Youth Day celebration and launching of the National Youth Policy pocket size in Abuja on…

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige at the FG, Labour negotiation on the minimum wage

Minimum Wage: Labour unions to begin negotiations with state governments

The labour unions in Nigeria will formally write state governments on Wednesday and ask them to begin negotiation on the consequential adjustments arising from the new minimum wage. The unions said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the end of a meeting of their states joint councils. They also said…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: News Digest]

Federal Scholarship: Nigerian education ministry opens portal for 2020/2021 session

The Federal Ministry of Education said it has opened its portal to commence registration for the 2020/2021 Computer Based Test (CBT) for the federal government scholarship award. The ministry also said the ongoing registration for scholarship under its Bilateral Education Agreement is for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. According to a…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Buhari asks CBN to provide funds for textile industries

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make special funds available for the local production of textiles and garments in Nigeria. Mr Buhari gave the instruction after declaring open the 31st National Education Conference of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of…

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

Minimum Wage: States’ revenue will determine consequential adjustment – Labour

Nigeria’s organised labour on Tuesday said the revenue of state governments will determine the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage it would accept. Reacting to a comment by the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) that the agreement between and organised labour on consequential adjustment of the N30,000…

Nigeria labour union leaders in intense negotiation with the Nigerian government over the new minimum wage.

Minimum Wage: Labour unions warn of ‘shutdown’ if states breach agreement

Labour unions have warned of a "shutdown" of the country after governors said a new minimum wage agreement approved by the federal government was not binding on the states. The organised labour said it will not accept any breach of the so-called consequential adjustment agreement, which details how the minimum…

40 years old Yagana Bante from Gasaki community

VIDEO: Despite health risks, firewood use still thrives in Nigerian communities

Though Nigeria ratified the Paris agreement on climate change in 2017, the country still grapples with the challenge of women and children suffering from the effect of constant use of firewood and charcoal. The International Centre for Energy, Environment, and Development (ICEED) said 93,000 Nigerians die annually as a result…

40 years old Yagana Bante from Gasaki community

Despite health risks, firewood use still thrives in Nigerian communities

Though Nigeria ratified the Paris agreement on climate change in 2017, the country still grapples with the challenge of women and children suffering from the effect of constant use of firewood and charcoal. The International Centre for Energy, Environment, and Development (ICEED) said 93,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of smoke inhaled while…

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story. (IPPIS)

Nigerian universities pension firm realises N12.5 billion – Official

The Nigerian University Pension Management Company Limited (NUPEMCO) said it has realised N12.5 billion as contributory pension from university staff in less than two years. According to a statement from the spokesperson of the federal ministry of education, Ben Gooong, Friday night, the leader of the NUPEMCO delegation, Aliyu Atiku,…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU kicks against enrolment of federal universities in IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the enrolment of federal universities in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). President Muhammadu Buhari recently issued a directive for the implementation of the IPPIS for the payment of salaries of all federal government workers. The president said…

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUPAcademic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP

IPPIS: Accountant-General meets Polytechnic lecturers over Buhari’s directive

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent directive on the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) for the payment of salaries for Nigerian workers, the Accountant General of the Federation has met with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). Mr Buhari had said any worker who is…

FG, Labour negotiation on the minimum wage

Minimum Wage: Labour demands five-month arrears

The Trade Union Congress side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council has called on the Federal Government to pay five months arrears of the new minimum wage when the payment begins this month. They want the payment dated back to April 18 when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the…