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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NYSC members

NYSC announces date for Batch B, Stream 1 corps members orientation

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed July 24 for the commencement of orientation course for prospective Stream 1, Batch 'B' corps members nationwide. The spokesperson of the agency, Adenike Adeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement Wednesday. She said the orientation course for the batch will hold from…

At 8:39, Ilejemeje LGA, Ward 6, PU 001, voting process has commenced, security personnel present and party agents.

CDD, PTCIJ release preliminary report on Ekiti election

Two prominent civic groups have released their preliminary statement on the governorship election held in Ekiti State on Saturday. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) said they observed that "against all the odds, the voting process of the ongoing 2018…

PDP Candidate for the July 14th Ekiti State Governorship Election, Prof. Olusola Eleka (L) waiting to be accredited at Ward 2 Unit 7, Okeruku, Ikere Ekiti during the Governorship Election in Ekiti on Saturday (14/7/18). 03768/14/7/2018/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

EkitiDecides2018: PDP candidate Eleka finally votes

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election in Ekiti State, Olusola Eleka, has eventually cast his vote. Mr Eleka was earlier unable to vote at his polling unit 007, Ofomofuru Hall, Ward 2, Okokuru in Ikere-Ekiti, due to a malfunctioning card reader. While expressing his…

National University Commission, NUC

Private universities account for less than 6% of Nigerian students population — NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday said the 75 private universities Nigeria account for less than six per cent of students’ population in the country's university system. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, disclosed this at a retreat organised for Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities in Abuja.…

Applicants for the CCECC scholarship.

EXCLUSIVE: ICPC begins probe of Buhari’s ministers, other officials involved in railway scholarship scandal

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations into the railway scholarship scandal involving top government officials, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Investigations by this newspaper showed how some ministers and other top public officials cornered scholarships meant for young Nigerians. The scholarship was offered by a Chinese firm,…

National University Commission, NUC

Only 1% of Nigerian population in universities – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday said only one per cent of Nigerian population form the total enrollment of students in the 164 universities across the country. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, said this while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja. According to Mr Rasheed, the…

Kano gets first private university

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday presented provisional licence to Skyline University, Kano, to begin operation. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed, presented the licence to the proprietor of the university, Kamal Puri, an Indian businessman and educationist. It becomes the first private university in Kano, arguably…

The winners from L-R: Adekunle Adebanjo; Best Oponion Piece, Okafor Chiamaka; Best Community Journalism story and Best campus reporter, Kabir Adejumo, Best investigative story, most prolific writer and best male campus reporter during the campus journalism awards.

PTCIJ honours Nigeria’s best student journalists

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) on Thursday in Abuja held a campus journalism award ceremony to celebrate student reporters across the nation. The awards were named in honour of the late Alfred Opubor for his pioneering contributions to journalism in Nigeria. Mr Opubor was the first Nigerian…

The winners from L-R: Adekunle Adebanjo; Best Oponion Piece, Okafor Chiamaka; Best Community Journalism story and Best campus reporter, Kabir Adejumo, Best investigative story, most prolific writer and best male campus reporter during the campus journalism awards.

Nigeria’s best student journalists to be honoured (LIVE UPDATES)

The best student journalists across Nigeria will be honoured on Thursday in Abuja. The event is organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ). The campus journalism awards ceremony would be chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and holds at the Stonehedge Hotel, Central Business District,…

JAMB

Nigerian govt approves construction of new CBT centre for JAMB

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N133 million for the construction of a new computer based facility for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the…

Adamu Adamu

Sacked board chairman accuses Minister of corruption cover-up

Two days after the dissolution of the governing board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), the chairman of the dissolved board, Leonard Shilgba, has accused the Federal Ministry of Education of covering up fraud in the examinations agency. Mr. Shilgba made the accusation in a statement he…

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Experts call for early release, increased funds to Nigerian farmers

A civic group, ActionAid Nigeria, has called on government at all levels and banks in Nigeria to increase their funding of the agriculture sector and to ensure early release of funds to farmers. This was the consensus on Monday at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos on the 2019 Agriculture Budget.…

President Muhammadu Buhari talking

The world needs good journalism – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the media to practice good journalism in order rid the world of hate speech and insecurity. The president said this during the opening ceremony of the 67th International Press Institute's (IPI) world congress 2018 in Abuja on Thursday. The 2018 world congress is titled “Why…

Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah

Outrage as Buhari’s ministers, other officials ‘hijack’ railway scholarships meant for young Nigerians

It was confusion galore at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, on Wednesday. Scores of young Nigerians, who travelled long distances from all over the country, besieged the complex to submit applications for foreign scholarships being offered by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). But authorities at…

UNICAL

Fresh strike looms as Nigerian govt fails to honour agreement with university workers

The leadership of non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities has fixed a meeting for July 4 to decide its next line of action following the failure of the federal government to implement the agreement it entered with the workers over three months ago. The unions- Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities…

How Nigeria’s paramilitary agencies are handling BSC/HND dichotomy

Two year ago, during its 39th meeting, the National Council of Establishment (NCE) resolved that bachelor degree and Higher National Degree (HND) holders should both enter the civil service on Grade Level 08, but federal ministries, departments and agencies are reluctant to implement the resolution except the paramilitary, who have…

JAMB report reveals states leading in law admissions

Admissions into law in Nigerian universities between 2011 and 2015 were led by Imo, Anambra and Delta states, according to JAMB figures. The three states were the most consistent of all top performers for the five years. They also dominated medicine and were amongst leading performers in engineering admissions --…

Olusegun Mimiko

Labour Party rejects Mimiko’s return

The national chairman of Labour Party, Mike Omotosho, has accused former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, of attempting to destabilise the party, vowing that his attempt to return to the party would be resisted. The party also said it had no candidates in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti…

JAMB

Arabic Controversy: CAN youth counter national leadership, commend JAMB

The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has said the allegation against the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), that it compelled candidates to write Arabic as a subject in the recently conducted police recruitment examination is not true. The association said JAMB deserves “commendations not condemnation”…

Most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty — ActionAid

A civil rights group, ActionAid has said that although the Nigerian economy is out of recession, most Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty. The chairman of the governing board of the group, Patricia Donli, said this during a press conference held after the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held in Abuja.…

National University Commission, NUC

NUC wrong to call us illegal university – Kaduna Business School

The Kaduna Business School (KBS) has kicked against its listing as one of 58 illegal degree awarding institutions in Nigeria by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The school is demanding an apology from the regulatory agency for an act it said has maligned its "hard-earned reputation." KBS said it has…

Amnesty International Nigeria

Nigerian military’s threat, intimidation won’t deter us – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of resorting to threats and intimidation to discredit its work. The global rights group said this on Thursday in a statement by its Media Manager, Isa Sanusi. It added that it would not be intimidated and would remain focused on its task. Amnesty…

President Muhammadu Buhari (M) receives President of the Senate, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki and The Speaker of the Federal House Representatives Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara at the State house in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 7 2018.

FOR THE RECORD: National Assembly’s 12 resolutions on Buhari, his administration

Following the apparent escalation of the feud between the executive and the legislative arm of government, the National Assembly held a joint closed-door session on Tuesday. At the end of the sitting, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read out the 12 resolutions reached. The resolutions were also distributed on the…

World Environment Day : Trash can be turned to cash – Group

In commemoration of the World Environment Day, a firm, Trash Movers Nigeria, carried out a campaign in some Abuja communities, teaching them how to convert their solid and material waste properly so they can become cash. The World Environment Day is usually celebrated on June 5 and the 2018 theme…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

We’ve spent $9 billion on infrastructure – Nigerian Govt

The federal government said it has spent $9 billion on infrastructural projects since the commencement of the administration in 2015. The government says such infrastructure will also foster tourism and development. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday to…