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UNILAG

UNILAG Crisis: Reps Committee fixes Tuesday for ‘stakeholders’ meeting

As part of efforts towards resolving the conflict between the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and some governing council members, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Procurement has scheduled a broader 'stakeholders’ meeting for Tuesday, May 21. This decision was taken on Thursday after the committee…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG institute wins German University’s N338m infrastructure grant

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has won 840,000 euros (about N338million) as an infrastructural grant for its Institute of African and Diaspora Studies. Under a project sponsored by the University of Bayreuth, Germany, UNILAG was on Thursday announced as one of the four African universities to host an African…

Chris Isiguzo, NUJ President

Ogun NUJ sues national president, others over dissolution of council

The Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has dragged the national president of the union, Chris Isiguzo, among others before the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The dispute is over the dissolution of the state’s leadership by the national body. The suit, FHC/AB/CS/50/2019, was…

Kwara State University

KWASU reopens after VC crisis, holds convocation June 8

Barely one week after it was shut due to a controversy surrounding the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor, the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has been reopened. The Kwara State Government had on May 7 announced the appointment of Kenneth Adeyemi as the university’s acting vice-chancellor while the tenure of…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

EXCLUSIVE: Inside audit report that indicted UNILAG VC, DVCs, bursar, others

Ahead of the special meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, scheduled to hold on Monday and Tuesday, PREMIUM TIMES has obtained extracts from the report of the council’s sub-committee on the review of the institution’s expenditure. The report has indicted the vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe,…

UNILAG

UNILAG Crisis: Governing council calls emergency meeting

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has fixed Monday and Tuesday, next week, for an emergency meeting. A notice, calling for the meeting, was issued by the university’s registrar, Oladejo Azeez, who doubles as the Secretary to the Council. Mr Azeez reportedly sent the notice to…

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

Ogoni Cleanup: Despite Violations, Nigerian govt insists contracts followed due process

The Nigerian government has said it followed due process in the award of contracts for the remediation of polluted sites in Ogoniland. In two separate responses to PREMIUM TIMES report on how the Buhari administration awarded Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms, both the Federal Ministry of Environment and the…

Unilorin

Protesting workers barricade UNILORIN gate

The entrance gate of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Kwara State, was on Monday barricaded by protesting workers, causing heavy traffic for both human and vehicular movements. The workers, under the umbrella bodies of the university’s chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU)…

Fish sellers without fish to sell

INVESTIGATION: How Buhari administration awarded Ogoni cleanup contracts to unqualified firms

In what seems like a parody of the clean-up of the heavily polluted Ogoni land, a PREMIUM TIMES investigation has revealed that almost all of the 16 companies awarded contracts for the first phase of the exercise by the Buhari administration have no experience whatsoever in the remediation of oil…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG crises deepen as Babalakin queries VC, DVCs, bursar, others

Three separate queries bordering on allegations of travelling without permission, financial impropriety, among others, have been issued to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the institution’s Registrar, Oladejo Azeez. The registrar acted on the instruction of the chairman of the university’s governing council, Wale…

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

Fresh crisis brews in UNILAG over Babalakin’s query to lecturers

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter, has, again, accused the chairman of the institution’s governing council, Wale Babalakin, of being dictatorial and engaging in illegality in the administration of the university. In its letter to the union members and signed by…

FILE PHOTO: Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17). 02556/15/5/2017/Anthony Okpu/EO/ICE/NAN

JAMB may cancel half of 2019 UTME results in some states over cheating — Source

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board may cancel as much as half of the results of its 2019 university admissions exams in some states of the federation, a senior official has told PREMIUM TIMES. The official, who requested anonymity to be able to discuss JAMB's delay in releasing results, expressed…

University of Abuja

May Day: SSANU demands reinstatement of sacked university workers

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark Labour Day on Wednesday, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has condemned alleged disrespect for the court by the Nigerian government. It said the government’s failure to reinstate about 2,000 sacked workers of various universities’ staff schools across…

L-R: David, Godswill and Obinna during their arrest in Lagos. (Photo: Mojeed Alabi)

Malpractices: Thousands of 2019 UTME candidates won’t get their results – JAMB Registrar

Thousands of candidates who sat for this year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their results withheld for engaging in examination malpractices. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, a professor, stated this in Lagos on Tuesday during the arrest of two children of…

LASPOTECH

Alleged Attack On JAMB Officials: Nursing mother, two-year-old among 10 LASPOTECH workers detained by police

A nursing mother, Folorunsho Janet, and her two-year-old daughter, Folorunsho Ifeoluwa, are among 10 workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, currently being detained by the Lagos State police command. However, the police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, has denied the allegation, saying it is not correct to speculate…

LASPOTECH

Police invite four LASPOTECH workers over alleged attack on JAMB officials

Four members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, have been asked to appear at the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road Police Station, on Sunday. The development is believed to be connected to an allegation last week by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that two…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

JAMB records hitches as 2019 UTME begins nationwide

The 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) kicked off across the country on Thursday with logistic and technical hitches recorded in a few computer-based test centres used for the conduct of the examination. There was confusion at 3MS Multi-Dynamic Services, a computer-based test centre in Jos, Plateau State, where the…

WAEC examination

Real reasons JAMB, WAEC exams dates clash affecting students

Fresh facts have emerged on the reasons behind the clash in the dates set by both the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), for their examinations slated to commence this week. While the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by WAEC is slated…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU: Allegation of dam poisoning unfounded – Ooni

The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State, has described as unfounded and illogical the allegation by the  Obafemi Awolowo University that Ife indigenes poisoned the dam that supplies water to the university. The monarch of the ancient town, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, told PREMIUM TIMES that it is illogical for his people to poison…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU dam poisoned by Iand-grabbers, Vice-Chancellor tells police

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-ife, has accused some individuals of 'criminally poisoning' the institution's dam. The dam provides water to the OAU community of over 30,000 students and staff. The management said as a result, the campus is endangered by the activity of those it described as…

Police say Ogunyemi Olalekan (R) killed Kolade Johnson. His colleague, Godwin Orji (L), has been acquitted. (Photo Credit: Nigeria Police)

Police dismiss cop who killed Kolade Johnson

The Nigerian Police have announced the dismissal of Ogunyemi Olalekan, an inspector, who the police said shot and killed a 36-year-old man, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos on Sunday. The Police also discharged and acquitted another officer, Godwin Orji, a sergeant, who was also tried alongside Mr Olalekan, but found not guilty of…

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar

Battle for Senate Presidency, Speakership: NSCIA replies CAN

The demand for religious balancing in the election and appointment of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been criticised by its Muslim counterpart- the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). The Muslim group in a statement signed by its Deputy…

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

EXCLUSIVE: Onnoghen reacts to allegations of paying wife estacode, receiving illicit payments

The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has reacted to new petitions filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the National Judicial Council (NJC). Mr Onnoghen is facing a separate trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, where he is accused of not declaring…

STUDENTS WRITING THE NECO EXAMS

UPDATED: JAMB releases results of 2019 Mock UTME

The results of about 50,000 candidates who took part in the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have been released on Tuesday evening. Disclosing this in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the head of Media and Public Relations unit of the…

I enrolled in UNILAG to avoid boredom, says 77-year-old graduate

A 77-year-old grandma who on Tuesday bagged her first-degree certificate at the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, says she enrolled for the programme after her retirement to avoid boredom. Bridget Okonji was among the 1,008 students of the university’s Faculty of Education, who were in…