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Petrol tanker on fire in Abuja.

How petrol tanker went up in flames in Abuja

A petrol tanker was engulfed by fire at a Conoil filling station, along the airport road in Abuja on Wednesday evening. The tanker was said to be offloading fuel at about 5:55 p.m. when the fire started. The fire was eventually put out at about 7:10 p.m. by fire service…

Petrol tanker on fire in Abuja.

Petrol tanker on fire in Abuja

A tanker carrying petrol was engulfed by fire at a Conoil filling station, along the airport road in Abuja on Wednesday evening. As at 7:00 p.m., fire service officials were still trying to put out the fire. Witnesses said the fire started at about 6:00 p.m. One of the fire…

Yakubu Gowon

My regret as Head of state – Gowon

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, says he could have made Jos, Plateau State, the capital of Nigeria but refused to do so for fear of being seen as parochial. Mr. Gowon, who ruled Nigeria for nine years from 1966 to 1975, however said his only regret was that…

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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Beware of fake past questions, JAMB warns

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has warned prospective candidate for the 2018 UTME to be wary of fake past questions in Compact Discs, CDs, being circulated. JAMB said such is intended to dupe unsuspecting candidates. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Tuesday said the…

House of Reps 3

State lawmakers will pass ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill before Christmas – Kwara Speaker

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad, has said the 'Not Too Young To Run' bill will be passed by the various state Houses of Assembly before December 25 this year. Mr. Ahmad gave the assurance in an address at the 'Not Too Young To Run'…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC partners U.S. firm to train lecturers from Northern Nigeria

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has indicated its plans to initiate the training of junior and middle career university lecturers in the northern part of the country as a means of building the capacity of staff. The NUC is partnering with ENAGO, a U.S.-based organisation specialising in providing scientific, academic…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Create department for ‘Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment’, Okorocha advises Air Force

The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that 89 per cent of Nigerians are unhappy 'in the real sense of the word happiness' . Mr. Okorocha said this during a visit by air force personnel, led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Sampson Akpasa, in Owerri. He,…

Manager of the civil society organisation, YIAGA, Cynthia Mbamalum. [Photo credit: News Express Nigeria]

What Nigerians need to fight corruption – Civic Groups

To eradicate corruption in the society, Nigerians must be united and join movements holding individual, groups and government accountable, a civic group has said. The program manager of the civil society organisation, YIAGA, Cynthia Mbamalum, said this at a competition organised on Saturday in Abuja to celebrate the International anti-corruption…

Adamu Adamu

FACT CHECK: Did UNESCO ever recommend 26 per cent budgetary allocation to education?

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s presentation of the N8.6 trillion ‘Budget of Consolidation’ in November to the National Assembly for approval and appropriation, Nigerians have criticised the government for again proposing an allocation to the education sector lower than 26 per cent of national budget ‘recommended’ by the United Nations Educational,…

Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17).
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JAMB begins 2018 candidates’ registration in 700 centres

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, has commenced the 2018 registration in over 700 centres across the 36 states of the federation including FCT. The board said the registration exercise will end in February 2018. Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of JAMB, said this in a statement on Thursday evening, noting…

OAU

Striking university workers dismiss ‘no work no pay’ threat by government

The non-academic university workers have described as insensitive and laughable the threat by the Nigerian government to apply the 'no work, no pay' employment clause over the current strike by the workers. The minister of labour, Chris Ngige had warned the three striking unions, NASU, SSANU and NAAT, to stop…

FILE PHOTO: Fuel Queue

Resolve fuel queues this week, FEC mandates petroleum minister

The Federal Executive Council has mandated the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to end the fuel queues across the country by the end of this week. The directive was given at the FEC meeting held on Wednesday. The meeting was presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the…

OAU

University strike: OAU Postpones Convocation

Due to the ongoing strike action by the non-teaching staff unions of universities, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has postponed the 43rd Convocation Ceremony of the university earlier scheduled for December 13 to 16, 2017. The spokesperson of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, said this in a press statement…

University of Lagos. [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

University Workers Strike: Nigerian govt, workers contradict self on compliance with agreements

The Nigerian government said it has met the twelve-point agreement reached with non-teaching staff of federal universities. The aggrieved staff, members of three unions, NASU, NAAT, and SSANU, commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, accusing the government of violating the agreement. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said…

FCT and security officials met in Abuja on Tuesday after foreign embassies issued security alerts.

Abuja Minister convenes emergency meeting over embassies’ security alerts

The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Muhammed Bello, has convened an emergency security meeting against the backdrop of travel alerts issued by some foreign embassies to their citizens living in Abuja. This information was made known in a press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. The FCT Minister, who was…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

2018 World Cup: What you should know about Nigeria’s group stage opponents

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn to face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D at the 2018 World Cup beginning June 14 in Russia. The draw was made by FIFA before a global live television audience at a glittering event in Russia Friday evening attended by football administrators and former stars from…

OAU

Nigerian universities in fresh crisis as non-teaching staff commence nationwide strike today, give reasons

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities will commence an indefinite strike today in public universities. The staff have also provided reasons for resuming their suspended strike. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the commencement of the strike last Thursday in a press statement signed by…

A cross-section of candidates writing the 2017 JAMB and UTME computer based examination at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Pro-metrics Centre, in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Saturday (13/5/17).
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JAMB fixes new date for sale of forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed a date for the commencement of the sale of the 2018 application forms. The board said the sale and registration for all candidates including those from foreign countries will hold from December 6 to  February 6, 2018.  The spokesperson of the board,…

ABU Zaria

EXCLUSIVE: How 24 universities shared N23 billion causing fresh crisis in Nigerian universities

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained the full details of how N23 billion disbursed to Nigerian universities to settle earned allowances and arrears was shared among 24 universities. University staff, members of four unions, are currently engaged in a verbal war over the modalities for sharing the money. The money was part…

University of Lagos. [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

ASUU, SSANU, NAAT speak on fresh crisis rocking Nigerian universities

The leaders of the major unions of university staff have given different reasons for the current crisis rocking the institutions. The crisis stemmed from the sharing formula employed in allocating the funds between members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Joint Action Committee, JAC, comprising the…

University of Ibadan (UI) [Photo: sirkenayo.com]

Nigerian universities set for fresh crisis as NAAT, NASU, SSANU commence strike

The non-academic staff unions of Nigerian universities have resumed their suspended strike. The unions, members of NAAT, NASU, and SSANU, announced the resumption of the strike in a joint statement on Thursday night. They said the strike will resume on Monday, December 3. The statement was signed by the national…

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ASUP strike ends

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its nationwide strike, 15 days after the industrial action began. This was confirmed by the chairman of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic chapter of the union, Kola Abiola, on Wednesday night. Mr. Abiola said the union suspended the strike based on certain…

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Nigerian firm launches e-learning mobile app

A Nigerian firm has developed a mobile application that enables students, teachers, and parents access past questions of school and professional examinations, curricula and other key information in the education sector. Bilyak Consulting Firm launched the application 'mAcademy' www.mylearningacademy.com in Abuja on Wednesday. A representative of the firm, Oladayo Pelumi,…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Amnesty International proffers solutions to curb torture in Nigeria

To abolish torture in the Nigerian society, security outfits, groups and individuals need to adopt negotiations, persuasion and dialogue to find solutions to problems, Amnesty International Nigeria said on Tuesday. The country director of the civic group, Osai Ojigho, said this during a symposium and moot court competition among Nigerian Universities…

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

FCTA promotes over 3,000 officials

The Federal Capital Territory has promoted about 3,000 of its officials. According to a statement Tuesday evening by the chief press secretary to the Minister of FCT Administration, Cosmas Uzodinma, the development was under the 2016 promotion and confirmation exercises of the FCTA. "As a result, 46 acting directors have…