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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President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari creates five new federal ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday announced the creation of five new ministries. The new ministries are Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Police Affairs, Special Duties and International Affairs; Aviation; and Power. The aviation ministry was initially part of the transportation ministry and was headed by Hadi Sirika, who…

Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria’s ‘new’ health, education ministers report for duty

The newly appointed health ministers, Osagie Ehanire and Olorunimbe Mamora, and education ministers, Adamu Adamu and Emeka Nwajuiba, on Wednesday, assumed office after being sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Ehanire takes charge as Minister of Health while Mr Mamora is now Minister for State for health. Health The…

Buhari swears in ministers (LIVE UPDATES)

Buhari swears in ministers (LIVE UPDATES)

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has sworn in his 43 new ministers. The ministers were sworn in on Wednesday, inside the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Among those present at the event was the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Secretary to the Government of the Federation…

NYSC members

NYSC management visits Katsina over death of corps members

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has paid a condolence visit to Katsina State over the death of three corps members in a road crash on Sunday. The management said the purpose of its visit was to assess the level of medical attention given to those who…

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari, Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari. Mr Buhari said this in his closing remark at a presidential retreat for minister's designate in Abuja. "In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions…

A cross-section of the NYSC Batch B Corp members during their closing ceremony at Wailo NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Bauchi on Monday (13/8/18). 04366/14/8/2018/Deji Yake/JMH/HB/NAN

NYSC: Five documents prospective corps members must take to orientation camp

As prospective corps members across Nigeria head to the orientation camps on Tuesday, August 20, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has listed the documents they must present to be admitted to the camps. The camps open with the registration of corps members on August 20. In an advert published…

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

Candidate arrested for forging UTME score to study medicine

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) result of Kingsley Unekwe for allegedly altering his score to meet the cut-off points to study Medicine at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). The board said Mr Unekwe, 18, was caught inflating his original…

Food on a dining table (Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels)

Healthy food choices for kids this holiday

It is the holiday season, one of the most exciting, adventurous, memorable and fun time of the year for kids. But many parents get stressed planning what to feed their wards during the holiday. Most parents who spoke with this newspaper complained their wards consumed too much sugar which could…

Workers in Nigerian universities begin warning strike

Nigerian university workers have announced a warning strike from Monday, to press the federal government to meet their demands. The one-week strike will last from August 19 to 23. Non-academic staff of universities had earlier planned for a nationwide protest on July 15 ahead of an indefinite strike over the…

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members used to illustrate the story.

Why we can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government. The agency also said it will hand over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Labour seeks Buhari’s intervention over minimum wage

Organised labour unions on Thursday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to help resolve the dispute over the N30,000 new minimum wage. The union and the federal government again failed to reach an agreement over the payment of the new minimum wage at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. However, both parties…

Federal Secretariat, Abuja

Nigerian govt blames labour for delay in implementing minimum wage

The Nigerian government has attributed the delay in the implementation of the “Consequential Adjustment” of the N30,000 new minimum wages to the unrealistic demands of labour unions. The Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Richard Egbule, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

New awardees and alumni of the Erasmus + scholarship

EU awards scholarships to 40 Nigerian students

The European Union has given university scholarships to 40 Nigerian students to enable them to study in European countries. The scholarship is part of the EU’s Erasmus+ programme. The Erasmus+ is a European Union flagship programme for higher education. It offers opportunities to students and staff to attend or work…

Action Aids' Country Director, Ene Obi speaking at a partnership meeting with Premium Times.

ActionAid seeks partnership with PREMIUM TIMES to eradicate poverty in Nigeria

An anti-poverty agency, ActionAid Nigeria, has sought partnership with PREMIUM TIMES and Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) to reduce and then, eradicate poverty in Nigeria. The Country Director of the organisation, Ene Obi, during a courtesy visit to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday said: “a lot is happening in…

Students in a university campus used to illustrate the story

NUC uncovers three illegal universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has uncovered three illegal degree-awarding universities in Nigeria. The universities are Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos State; Copperstone University, UPTA, USA, operating in Bayelsa State; and Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies). The NUC made this known in an advert…

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

NLC condemns arrest of Sowore, other protesters

The Nigeria Labour Congress has condemned the arrest of activist Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters online news media, was arrested on Saturday, two days before a series of protests he called were to start. The government said Mr Sowore's use of 'revolution' in his call meant he…

Toni Morrison (Photo Credit: USA Today)

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of influential works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN. According to npr.org, Ms Morrison died Monday night at the age of 88…

Head of Service, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita. ... Mass promotion for senior civil servants

Nigeria promotes 1780 senior civil servants — FULL LIST

About 1,780 senior civil servants have been promoted in the federal civil service under the 2018 Directorate Level promotion exercise. The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), the agency responsible for recruiting and promoting federal workers, approved the promotion of the senior officers from Salary Grade Levels 14 to 15, 15…

Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Sahara Reporters releases video of Sowore’s arrest

The online medium, Sahara Reporters, has released a footage showing how its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested and dragged out of his house Saturday morning. Mr Sowore was arrested by the State Security Service ahead of the nationwide protest expected to start on Monday, in 21 cities. Despite Mr Sowore’s…

WAEC examination

WAEC releases 2019 May/June examination results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it would release the 2019 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result on Friday. This was made known in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the board, Demianus Ojijeogu, and released on the council’s official Twitter page on Thursday,…

The executive secretary of UBEC, Hammid Bobboyi and the president of Commonwealth of Learning, Asha Kanwar

Out-of-School Children: UBEC signs MOU for Open Schooling Initiative

As part of its strategy to increase school enrollment in Nigeria, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada, on Open Schooling Initiative. This followed UBEC’s decision to start the Open Schooling Programme in the 36 states of the…

Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape Allegation: CAN declares support for COZA, Fatoyinbo

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared support for the Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) and its pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, amid allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. The Christian body announced its position on Sunday when its delegation visited the church. CAN Chairman in the FCT,…

Fresh strike looms in Nigerian universities as non-academic staff begin protests

Non-academic staff of Nigerian universities will on Monday begin a three-day nationwide protest as a notice of their intention to go on an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to implement its agreement with them. The agitation by the non-teaching staff is coming four months after their…

TETFUND

Nigerian govt approves N208 billion for public tertiary institutions

The federal government has approved N208 billion as the 2019 intervention funds for public higher institutions across the country. The reinstated TETFund Executive Secretary, Suleiman Bogoro, made this known at the annual meeting with the heads of TETFund beneficiary institutions in Abuja on Thursday. According to Mr Bogoro, the annual…

Buhari Signing

Buhari approves N208bn for public tertiary institutions

The federal government has approved N208 billion as the 2019 intervention funds for public institutions across the country. The reinstated TETFund Executive Secretary, Suleiman Bogoro, made this known at the annual meeting with officials of TETFund and beneficiary institutions in Abuja on Thursday. According to Mr Bogoro, the annual direct…