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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Minimum Wage: Consultation moves to Council of State

The National Economic Council (NEC) says it will take the consultation on a new minimum wage to the Council of State on Tuesday. This is even as governors have insisted that N30,000 as minimum wage is impracticable without a review of the present federation account sharing formula that allocates 26.72…

ASUU Strike: Release N50bn to demonstrate your commitment, lecturers tell federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have asked the Nigerian government to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with their union. The striking lecturers gave this as a condition for calling off its strike which began November…

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

Exams for Nigerian govt scholarships holds Thursday

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the qualifying examination for the award of federal scholarships will hold on Thursday, January 17. The scholarships include those into Nigerian public tertiary institutions, the Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) scholarship obtainable overseas, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ Scholarship for females. Mr Adamu…

Candidates writing the JAMB exam at a CBT centre

JAMB eases registration for direct entry candidates

As the registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) continues, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has unfolded a new guideline for direct entry admissions. In the guideline, direct entry candidates can 'upgrade' their UTME form to direct entry without buying two forms. The board said direct…

Ondo Boys’ High School or Ondo Town [Photo: odcekimogun.org]

Nigeria’s ‘first community high school’ celebrates 100th year anniversary

Ondo Boys’ High School, reputed as Nigeria’s first Community High School, turned 100 years on January 13. As part of events marking the centenary, the school will host a book presentation on Tuesday, January 22, organisers said. The book is titled 'One Century of Ondo Boys’ High School: The History…

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ASUP decries absence of govt officials at negotiation meetings

Striking Polytechnic lecturers have urged Nigerians to appeal to the federal government to show seriousness in addressing their grouse. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on December 12, joining their university colleagues who have been on strike since November 4. The strike is over the non-implementation of the…

Candidates writing the JAMB exam at a CBT centre

2019 UTME: Two candidates can’t share phone number, JAMB warns

As registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) began on Monday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has warned that a phone number can only be used to register one candidate. The board said it discovered that some candidates tried to register their friends or siblings with…

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Elections: Oyo students demand education plan from governorship candidates

Students in Oyo State have said they would only vote for a governorship candidate who presents a workable plan for qualitative education in the state. The gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections are scheduled to hold on March 2. In a statement Thursday, the National Association of Nigerian Students…

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President [Photo: Channels TV]

ASUU yet to reach agreement with Nigerian govt on ending strike – Official

A fresh insight into the negotiation between the federal government and university teachers indicates there is still a long way before an agreement between the two parties on their dispute. The union warned that there is still nothing concrete on ground to push any optimism of the over two months…

FILE PHOTO: 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). 02556/15/5/2017/Anthony Okpu/EO/ICE/NAN

JAMB candidates with biometric problems to write exams in Abuja – Spokesperson

As part of new measures to curb cheating in its examinations, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) says any candidate with biometric issues must now report at its office in Abuja to resolve the issues and write the examinations. According to the board, such a candidate will write the…

Chairperson of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mrs Mata Banki (R) addressing workers over non-implementation of the new minimum wage for workers, in Kaduna on Tuesday (8/1/19).

UPDATED: Finally, Nigerian govt sets date for minimum wage bill

The Nigerian government has finally set a date for the transmission of a bill for a new national minimum wage, a move aimed to stop the organised labour from starting a strike about a month before a presidential election. The federal government has repeatedly dithered on the labour’s demand for…

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

NLC, others hold protest over minimum wage

Nigeria's organised labour unions will proceed with a planned protest today over a new national minimum wage, after a last minute attempt by the federal government to forestall the demonstration failed Monday night. The federal government’s meeting with labour union leaders to avert a national protest over non-transmission of a…

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

UPDATED: Nigerian govt, ASUU reach agreement

The Nigerian government has reached an agreement with striking university lecturers, raising the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action. The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment…

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

Minimum Wage: NLC to hold protest Tuesday

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will hold a nationwide protest on Tuesday over the president's delay in transmitting the recommendations of the committee on a new national minimum wage to the National Assembly. The NLC general secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson, said this in a statement made available Monday…

Nigerian govt., ASUU meet again

The federal government on Monday resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) with both sides expressing hope of an agreement that would bring an end to the ongoing strike in public universities. Lecturers at the universities went on strike on November 4 last year,…

Labour and Nigerian government negotiations

UPDATED: Minimum Wage: FG meeting with labour leaders inconclusive

The Friday meeting between the federal government and labour unions ended without an agreement. The meeting was organised to prevent the planned January 8 protest by labour unions. The planned protest by the labour unions is to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari submit a bill to the parliament for the…

Labour and Nigerian government negotiations

Minimum Wage: FG moves to avert protest, meets with NLC, others

The federal government resumed talks with the labour unions on Friday in a bid to prevent the planned January 8 protest over the non implementation of the new minimum wage. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is currently leading other ministers including the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Champion Newspapers Limited]

ASUU Strike: Buhari meets Nigerian Students

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met the national leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to discuss the lingering strike in the education sector. The meeting took place at the Council Chamber in the presidential villa, Abuja. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike…

Governors, Ifeanyi Okowa [Delta] Seriake Dickson, [Bayelsa] Emmanuel Ayade [Cross River] and Nyesom Wike [Rivers] today [30-10-18] After The South South Governors' Meeting On Issues Of Common Interest At Abuja

Minimum Wage: N30,000 ‘neither realistic nor sustainable,’ Governors insist

The N30,000 minimum wage demand of labour unions is "neither realistic nor sustainable," the Nigeria Governors Forum has said. Instead, the NGF said, states should pay a minimum wage of N22,500 but any governor who can pay more than this is free to do so. The forum also said insinuations…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

2019 Elections: INEC to meet ASUU on Friday

Following the failure of the federal government to find a lasting solution to the lingering strike by public university lecturers, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to hold a meeting with the lecturers’ union, the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on January 4, ahead of the…

Is’haq Oloyede

Money-swallowing snake, hijacked railway scholarships and other key education news of 2018

The year 2018 will not be forgotten in a hurry as long as the education sector is concerned. The outgoing year witnessed some controversial moments. From a mysterious snake gifted with the powers to swallow millions of Naira, to the abduction and return of Dapchi girls (save one), to Nigerian…

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

Group seeks UN intervention in ASUU strike

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) said it has appealed to two UN special rapporteurs urging them to prevail on the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reach a truce and end the ongoing strike. The appeal was reportedly sent to Koumbou Boly Barry,…

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Abandoned by Buhari govt., suffering Nigerian students on scholarship beg for help

Owed over 12 months’ allowances, hundreds of Nigerian students on federal government scholarship in Morocco have cried out for help. They say many of them now go cap in hand, begging to survive. Some of the students, who are ashamed of begging on the streets, have taken to social media…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Christmas: Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, APC, others felicitate with Nigerians, call for peace

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed concern about the worsening insecurity in the country, including during the Christmas season. Mr Obasanjo stated this at the 2018 Christmas Carol Service of Six Lessons of the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King (CCKG) of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL). "The…

Dermophis donaldtrumpi: Blind amphibian which burrows named after Donald Trump [Photo: Sky News]

Blind amphibian named after Donald Trump

A newly discovered animal that buries its head in the sand has been named after U.S. President Donald Trump, apparently in response to his comments about climate change. The amphibian, Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, was named by the head of a company that had bid $25,000 (£19,800)…