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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A POS agent, Jane David explaining their challenges

VIDEO: How introduction of N50 charge on POS transaction threatens Financial Inclusion

The federal government recently mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria to strictly implement Merchant Service Charge, which would impose more charges on all POS transactions. To this end, the central bank issued a circular to banks and other stakeholders titled, ‘Review of Process for Merchants Collections on Electronic Transactions.’ Accordingly,…

Candidates writing the JAMB exam at a CBT centre

2020 UTME: JAMB apprehends four agents for fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said four agents have been arrested for selling ePINS for the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) registrations above the stipulated amount. The four agents are Abdulrazak Adiza, Mathew Joe, Obekee Godday and Inyang Patrick. In a statement sent to…

SPECIAL REPORT: How introduction of N50 charge on POS transaction threatens Financial Inclusion

Jane David sat on a stone close to her newly constructed kiosk for her daily business as a Point of Sale agent popularly referred to as a mobile bank agent. Mrs David looked exhausted, her gaze fixed on the Point Of Sale (POS) machine. It was a few minutes to…

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

No registration in 243 centres Thursday – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said there will not be registration exercise for its examinations in 243 centres on Thursday. The board said the decision was taken because a third-party recruitment examination will be taking place in the centres across the nation. In a statement sent to…

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi

IPPIS: Buhari didn’t order stoppage of lecturers’ salaries – ASUU

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, has described as untrue, reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the stoppage of salaries of lecturers who failed to register on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The union also said the federal government is…

The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, DG of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz and other officials during the press conference

UPDATED: JAMB suspends use of NIN for 2020 exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has suspended the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the move was to provide more time…

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

Minimum Wage: Labour union issues new deadline to state governors

The Trade Union Congress has asked all states governments that have not complied with the implementation of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage to do so before January 31 to prevent industrial action. In a communique sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday evening after a National Executive Meeting (NEC) in…

Candidates writing the JAMB exam at a CBT centre

Why candidate who scored 302 in UTME was not admitted for medicine in ABU — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided insight into why a candidate who scored 302 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was not admitted for Medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Goodness Shekwobyalo Thomas from Niger State was not admitted despite her high UTME score…

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Mass Communication wasn’t phased out, only unbundled – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it has unbundled Mass Communication programme in universities into seven separate degree programmes. The commission said this was done to meet the growing demand. The development is expected to take effect from 2020 admissions into Nigerian universities. The Director of Corporate Affairs of the…

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

JAMB announces date for 2020 UTME examinations

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has proposed a date for its 2020 examinations. The board proposed March 14 to April 4, 2020, for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME). The board also fixed February 18, 2020, for its mock examination which usually comes before the main UTME examinations.…

University of Abuja

UniAbuja expels 100 students

The University of Abuja on Sunday announced the expulsion of 100 students for their involvement in examination misconduct. The university said those expelled include 72 undergraduate and 28 postgraduate students. According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday evening by the spokesperson of the institution, Habib Yakoob, five other…

File photo of Students writing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Mock Examination, at Mater Dei High School Imiringi in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday (29/4/17).

NIMC to prioritise NIN enrolment for 2020 UTME/DE applicants

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has directed its enrollment centres nationwide to give preference to applicants sitting for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) examinations, for enrolment and issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN). The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board in October had said it…

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.…