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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WAEC examination

NABTEB begins registration for 2018/2019 exams

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board has started registration for its November/December 2018 certificate examinations. NABTEB conducts examinations for the award of certificates in crafts and technical education in Nigeria. Registrar of the board, Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, announced the registration formalities in a statement on Wednesday. Mrs Isiugo-Abanihe said the…

OAU

OAU loses Law, Dentistry accreditation

The National University Commission, NUC, has withdrawn accreditation for Law and Dentistry at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, prompting the school to ask prospective students to change their first choices. In text messages, the school asked admission seekers for the 2018/2019 academic year they will not be given admission…

NABTEB Registrar, Ifeoma Abanihe

NABTEB registrar reacts to N49million fraud claim, says board’s sacked chairman blackmailing her

The Registrar of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Ifeoma Abanihe, has responded to claims by a former chairman of the board of the agency, Leonard Shilgba, that she mismanaged N49 million belonging to the examination body. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja, Mrs. Abanihe, a…

JAMB

JAMB clarifies highest scorers in 2018 UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board says Galadima Zakari from Biu, Borno State, is the candidate with the highest score in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Galadima Zakari sat for the examination in Ogun State and scored 364, the agency said. It stated that Ape Moses from Benue…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku pledges to allocate 21% budget to education if elected president

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to devote 21 per cent of federal budget to education if elected president in 2019. Mr Abubakar, who seeks to be president on the platform of the opposition party, PDP, said this in response to the feat by Apple Inc…

Nigerian govt considers compulsory levy for students in primary, secondary schools

The Nigerian government on Thursday argued for the payment of compulsory levy by students in primary and secondary schools across Nigeria. The levy was debated on Thursday at the 63rd ministerial session of the National Council Education (NCE). The approval for the levy was initially contained in the communique from…

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

2019: Appeal Court nullifies judgement stopping NASS from reordering election sequence

An Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday nullified the April 25 judgment of the Federal High Court which struck out the National Assembly’s election re-ordering provision of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018. A five-member panel of the court headed by the court’s president, Zainab Bulkachuwa, also…

Aminu Tambuwal

10 grievances Tambuwal listed against Buhari’s administration

In the midst of the gale of defections by members of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) to other parties particularly the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who followed suit on Wednesday called on Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in next…

From left :Minister of state for education, Anthony Anwukah, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education :Adamu Adamu

What we’re doing to assist out-of-school children – Nigerian govt

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said the implementation of pre-primary education and the establishment of Community Based Early Childcare Centre (CBECC) in 16 states has helped reduce the incidences of out-of-school children. The minister also said funding is central, as a means to effectively develop the education sector.…

FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.

FRSC pledges to sanction errant driving schools

The management of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it is declaring war against driving school certificate racketeering and will not spare anyone caught in the act. This was made known in a statement made available on Monday evening by the spokesperson of the organisation, Bisi Kazeem. According to…

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

Nigerian govt announces date for confirmation exam of civil servants

The Nigerian government has confirmed August 28 as date for the commencement of compulsory confirmation examination for some civil servants in federal agencies in the country. This was contained in a circular released on the official website of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation…

FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello

FCTA bans scavengers from Abuja city, restricts them to approved dump sites

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has banned the activities of scavengers from Abuja city centre. It said such persons, popularly as baban bola, have been restricted to the official dump sites in the city. This was disclosed in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday evening…

Ijeoma Abanihe (Photo Credit: Independent)

NABTEB registrar speaks on fraud allegations, dissolution of board

The reinstated registrar of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), Ifeoma Abanihe, has spoken about the circumstances that led to the dissolution of the agency's governing council. Mrs Abanihe, who was suspended by the board of NABTEB, rejected allegations of corruption against her, and instead accused the sacked…

Kings College

Nigerian govt releases 2018 admission list for unity schools

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved the release of the admission list into Junior Secondary School 1 for the 101 federal government colleges in the country. This was made known in a press statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES and confirmed by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Education,…

Bishop David Oyedepo

Resign now, Oyedepo tells Buhari

The general overseer of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, on Sunday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the persistent killings across the country linked to armed herdsmen. PREMIUM TIMES reported how violence involving armed nomadic herdsmen and farming communities has led to the…

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…