azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba , an education reporter at Premium Times Newspaper. She received a B.SC degree in Mass communication from university of Jos in 2014. She has a penchant for music, art and rights of the masses.

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#Fundlautech initiative raises N5.8 million in nine days as Ladoja donates N2 million

Some former students have raised N5.8 million for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, nine days after they set up the #fundlautech Initiative with a target of raising N1 billion in 90 days for the beleaguered institution. Areo Oyegoke, the president of the students' union of the university for…

Nigerian govt. reacts to controversy over alleged de-listing of Christian, Islamic subjects

The Nigerian government has reacted to controversy over alleged removal of key religious subjects from the country’s education curriculum. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES Monday, the acting Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Kate Nwufo, denied claims that Christian Religious Studies and Islamic Studies had…

JAMB orders over 60,000 candidates to rewrite UMTE over malpractice, others

At least 62,140 candidates will have to re-write university admission examinations as the Joint Examination and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has delisted computer-based centres (CBT) from board examination as a result of technical deficiencies, extortion, organised examination malpractice and other infractions. The board also suspended 24 centres for one year due…

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LAUTECH students insist on permanent solution to funding crisis

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have expressed skepticism over the plan by the Alumni Association to raise N1 billion within 90 days to help the school solve the funding challenge that has crippled it. According to the students, any measure that does not offer a lasting solution to the…

Sosoliso plane crash Nigerian survivor impresses at America’s Got Talent show

A Nigerian lady who as a secondary school student in 2005 survived the Sosoliso Plane crash in Port Harcourt with severe burns, on Saturday stole the show in far away America at a major public event. Nkechi Okwuchi impressed the judges and audience at the "America's Got Talent" show watched…

Nigeria pledges support for Egypt’s candidate for UNESCO top job

The Federal government has assured the Egyptian government of its support for the country’s candidate for the post of Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO. Egypt is sponsoring Moushira Khattab for the position, and Nigeria said assured the northern country of maximum support. A…

Please take over LAUTECH, Students beg Nigerian govt.

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, have appealed to the Federal Government to take over the school. The students made the appeal on Thursday at the National Assembly on the second day of their sit out at the entrance to the Assembly in Abuja to call attention to…

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ASUU, Alumni intervene in University of Ibadan crisis

The University of Ibadan may soon re-open following the intervention of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, and the Alumni Association of the university in the dispute between the management and the students' union. The university was shut down on May 30 after a protest by the students…

State govts must pay more attention to basic education – Minister

The Federal Government is taking steps to encourage state governments to pay more attention to the development of basic education, an official has said. The Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, stated this on Wednesday at a press conference in his office on the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in…

How Nigeria can eradicate Biafra agitation – ActionAid

A civic group, ActionAid Nigeria, has urged the Nigerian government to employ wisdom and foresight in addressing the resurgent agitation for Biafra in the country. According to the group at its annual general meeting on the state of the nation held in Abuja on Saturday, to eradicate the agitation, the…

What Nigerian govt must do to eradicate corruption – ActionAid

To eradicate corruption in the society, the federal government needs to orientate citizens on how corruption affects every individual in the society, ActionAid Nigeria said on Saturday. The chairman of the governing board of the civic group, Patricia Donli, made the call during a press conference after the organisation’s Annual…