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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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Non-academic unions of Universities vow to continue strike

Over one month after embarking on an indefinite strike, the universities' non-teaching staff have said the strike action will be intensified. The unions under the unbrella of the Joint Action Commitee, JAC, also threatened to withdraw concessions it earlier granted. The unions said this in a statement signed by the…

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Why electricity supply across Nigeria was limited on New Year day – Report

Gas constraint, maintenance issues and other challenges forced Nigeria's power generation down amid New Year celebrations on Monday and later Tuesday night, an industry report obtained by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. According to the operational report prepared by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, for Monday, the power generated for…

Pic 19. FEC MEETING

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (2)

November 2017 marked two years that most of the ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet assumed office. PREMIUM TIMES in 2016 reviewed the performances of the ministers after their first year in office with many of them getting average scores. This is the second part in the series for 2017. Read the first part…

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

JAMB generated N12 billion in 2017 -Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB says it generated N12 billion as income in 2017. The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this at a press conference in Ilorin on Monday. The registrar said the board remitted N7.8 billion to the Federal Government after deducting its expenses. According…

Pic 19. FEC MEETING

ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (1)

November 2017 marked two years that most of the ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet assumed office. PREMIUM TIMES reviewed the performances of the ministers after their first year in office with many of them getting average scores. Mr. Buhari inaugurated 36 ministers on November 11, 2015 to man 24 federal ministries. However,…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai to make senior Kaduna officials enroll wards in public schools

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that his administration will ask its senior officials to enrol their children in government-owned schools. Public primary schools, largely poorly funded, ill-equipped and staffed with inadequate, and sometimes incompetent,  teachers, are usually attended by wards of low income earners and the poor…

NLC to Nigerian govt: 2017 one of the most difficult years for Nigerians

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Sunday listed the various challenges and successes of the Nigerian government in 2017 as they affect workers. The NLC in a New Year message by its president, Ayuba Wabba, said 2017 “proved to be one of the most difficult for most Nigerians in recent…

Adamu Adamu

Federal College recommends Provost’s suspension over N125 million fraud

The Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River state, has recommended the suspension of the provost of the college, James Ejue, for alleged theft of N125 million from the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, salary account of the college. PREMIUM TIMES learnt the governing council of the college…

Students writing exams used to illustrate the story, Civil society

WAEC releases timetable for 2018 first series candidates

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released timetable for 2018 first series private candidates. The Council released the timetable on its official twitter page @waecnigeria on Thursday night. The council has fixed January 12, 2018 as the closing date of registration for the first series of private candidates which…

FCT minister ‘frees’ 114 prison inmates

About 114 prison inmate breathed the air of freedom after their fines were paid by the FCT Administration on Thursday. The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, announced the reprieve when the Presidential Committee on Prison De-congestion visited the Kuje Medium Security to review cases of inmates who had either been fined…

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WAEC extends closing date for exams registration

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has fixed January 12, 2018 as the closing date of registration for the first series of WASSCE private candidates which was scheduled to close December 29. The council made this known on its official twitter page @waecnigeria on Thursday. The registration of the WASSCE…

Adamu Adamu

Civil Rights Group Launches Project To Track UBE Spending

In order to ensure proper use of funds earmarked for the provision of Universal Basic Education, UBE in Kaduna State, an outfit, the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education, CHRICED, has launched an innovative data-driven project. The executive director of the group, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, in a press statement…

Group condemns arrest of MAPOLY students

A civil rights group, Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has condemned the arrest and detention of protesting students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic MAPOLY, by the police reportedly on the orders of the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun. This was made known in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

Multiple charges: JAMB urges telecoms firms to stop extorting candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has urged telecoms firms to stop collecting multiple SMS charges from candidates attempting to register for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE. It said this anomaly was done by companies enlisted to provide 'profile code creation services' through…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

University workers strike continues as meeting with govt deadlocked

A meeting between the federal government and striking university workers on Tuesday ended without an agreement. The non-teaching staff embarked on the strike to protest the sharing of the 'earned allowance' recently released to universities. The meeting which held in Abuja was called to review government’s offer on earned allowances…

NYSC SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN ZAMFARA

NYSC announces passing out date for 2016 Batch B stream 2 corps members

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said its 2016 Batch B, Stream 2 Corps members will be passing out Thursday, December 21, 2017. The corps said on its official Twitter account page on Wednesday that certificates of National Service will be distributed to deserving corps members…

Why sex education should be taught in Nigerian secondary schools – SFH

To eradicate HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, students of secondary schools must be taught about the need to abstain from pre-marital sex through sex education or Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education, FLHE. The Society for Family Health, SFH, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the presentation of a report on the…

ABU Zaria

Why we gave scholarship to ABU’s best graduating student, not others – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, said it awarded scholarship to the best graduating of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, and not to those of other universities, mainly because the university was the only one that invited the corporation to its convocation. It also listed other criteria for the award. NNPC…

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 JAMB Exams

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…

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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,…