azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba covers the education and labour sectors for PREMIUM TIMES. She is also an investigative journalist and the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). Azeezat is passionate about women and children advocacy. She holds a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos. She can be reached on Twitter @Adebimpe57.

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Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

JAMB develops mobile application to ease admission process

In order to make the admission process easier and accessible for candidates, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has developed a mobile app they can be used instead of visiting CBT centres. The app enables candidates to access the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) for all their admission-related issues…

Mrs Victoria Segun discussing why markets should not be on total locked down

VIDEO: COVID-19 Lockdown: Why we disobey social distancing directive – Abuja market women

Despite the appeal by health authorities for Nigerians to maintain social distancing as a measure of containing the rapid spread of coronavirus, many are yet to comply in parts of Abuja even with the current lockdown on the city and two others. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obMEOj40Boc&w=560&h=315]

The catfish Seller popular know as mama Ibrahim doing her business.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Abuja residents disobey social distancing directive

Despite the appeal by health authorities for Nigerians to maintain social distancing as a measure of containing the rapid spread of coronavirus, many are yet to comply in parts of Abuja even with the current lockdown on the city and two others. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has so…

Dunamis International Gospel Church visit to Primary Health Care Centre in Lugbe [PHOTO CREDIT: Dr. Paul Enenche]

Coronavirus: Dunamis church denies report of pastor’s N2bn donation

Dunamis International Gospel Church has debunked reports of its founder, Paul Enenche, donating items worth N2 billion to the federal government to fight Coronavirus in Nigeria. The church described the documents that generated the reports as “fake and false.“ The church said this in a disclaimer it issued on its…

darkness

UPDATED: Nigeria suspends plan to increase electricity tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has backed down on its earlier plan to raise electricity tariffs effective April 1 this year. In a directive issued on Tuesday titled: “Order on the Transition to Cost Reflective Tariffs in NESI,” the commission announced its decision not to go ahead with the…

FRSC officials supervising the opening of the Kara Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to traffic on Sunday in Lagos

Coronavirus: FRSC orders shutdown of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver's Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a statement on Monday evening, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said…

Governor Abubakar Bello

Coronavirus: Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors' Forum's meeting on March 18. The meeting was attended by many governors, including Bauchi State's Bala Mohammed who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Governor Bello also directed all his…

Aso Rock Villa (Photo Credit: Herald Nigeria)

Coronavirus: Lock down Nigeria now, Scientists urge FG

Nigerian scientists have advised the federal government to order a lockdown of the country to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The National Academy of Science, which acts as a scientific advisor to the Federal Government of Nigeria, gave the advice in a statement by its president, Mosto Onuoha. Mr Onuoha,…

Prince Charles

Updated: Prince Charles tests positive to coronavirus

Britain’s Prince Charles has tested positive to coronavirus. The Prince of Wales’ positive test has been confirmed by Clarence House. He was tested on Monday and the results came out positive on Tuesday. Prince Charles, 71, has been displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health,” CNN quotes Clarence…

FCT: Abuja City Gate.

Abuja plans more isolation centres to curb coronavirus – Official

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it is preparing 'multiple health isolation and treatment centres' across the territory to manage cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCTA also said the Zuba General Hospital would be converted into an isolation and treatment centre to accommodate more patients, if the need…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU begins ‘indefinite’ strike

Despite the closure of all tertiary institutions by the federal government, the Academic Staff of Universities Union (ASUU) has declared an indefinite strike after the expiration of its two-weeks warning strike. The national president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the strike at a press conference in Abuja on Monday.…

Students writing exams used to illustrate the story, Civil society

Coronavirus: WAEC postpones 2020 examination

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed its school certificate examination (WASSCE) for this year, including in Nigeria, until further notice due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The council said a new date for the examination will be communicated to schools and other stakeholders in due course. The council…

National Universities Commission

Coronavirus: NUC announces closure of Nigerian universities

Twenty four hours after the federal government ordered all educational institution in the country to shut down, the National Universities Commission has ordered universities across the country to close for a month beginning from March 23, 2020. This is contained in a circular signed by the commission's deputy executive secretary,…

Coronavirus: Nigerian govt orders closure of schools nationwide

The Federal Ministry of Education is closing all tertiary, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country. The ministry said it is part of measures to contain the spread of the virus. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, confirmed this…

NLC criticises Nigerian govt’s measures to curb coronavirus

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday opposed the advice by the government that persons arriving Nigeria from countries with numerous cases of coronavirus should self-isolate themselves as a precautionary measure. The labour union said the current practice that allows visitors from countries with recorded cases of COVID 19 to…

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

Coronavirus: Nigerian north-west governments shut down schools

North-west Governors in Nigeria have shut down schools for 30 days due to the outbreak of coronavirus, an official said on Wednesday. Currently, Nigeria has eight confirmed cases of the virus. Katsina State Government recorded its first suspected case on Wednesday. According to the Cable Newspaper, the Governor of Katsina…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

2020 UTME: We’ve not cancelled any results – JAMB

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) had said it has not cancelled the results of its examination conducted on March 14 to 17. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday morning, the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, said candidates should disregard rumours that the results have been cancelled.…

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

ASUU Strike continues as talks between govt, lecturers progress

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, progressed in their negotiations to end the ongoing two weeks warning strike by the lecturers. However, the strike continues as ASUU said it would have to take the proposals to its members for review and possible approval.…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt meets again with lecturers today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) and the federal government will again meet today, Tuesday, to resolve the ongoing warning strike by the lecturers. The meeting was confirmed by senior officials of the union Monday night. “We will be meeting with the federal government by 3 p.m.," an official…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

UPDATED: ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt reaches agreement with lecturers on IPPIS

The Nigerian government has reached an interim agreement with striking university lecturers to integrate the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The IPPIS is the government’s accountability software that has been made compulsory for all public institutions, mainly for personnel payroll.…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

ASUU Strike: Nigerian govt, university teachers meet

Nigerian government officials, on Thursday, held a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Abuja. The meeting is part of the steps by the government to resolve issues that led to the ongoing nationwide strike by the lecturers. An ASUU delegation led by the national president of…

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

ASUU strike ‘illegal, shocking’ – Labour Minister

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has described the ongoing two-week-old warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as illegal and shocking. Mr Ngige said the announcement of the strike "came as a shock". Speaking at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting…

Nigeria to secure N45 billion grant to help out-of-school children

The federal government has said it is planning to secure a N45 billion grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), to strengthen the fight against out-of-school children syndrome in the country. The government also said it has secured a facility funding of N220 billion through the World Bank, under…

Commonwealth Day: Power outage disrupts celebrations in Nigeria

The celebration of the 2020 Commonwealth Day was disrupted on Monday by a power outage at the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja. The Commonwealth Day events scheduled to start at 11 a.m were marred by poor planning as key officials of the diplomatic community, heads of agencies of the…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

UPDATED: ASUU commences nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a two-week warning strike with effect from Monday. The strike was declared by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU which ended its meeting in Enugu on Monday. The President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, announced the strike in Enugu. The…