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Universities Selling Bread & Water? – Jega Blasts FG

The former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has criticised the trend where universities engage in bread and sachet water production to generate funds. Jega, who is the Pro-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, expressed displeasure over the trend at the opening of the three-day 2016 Nigerian …

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NUC Approves Borno State University Take-Off

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted recognition ‎to the Borno State University with approval for the commencement of academic activities, Executive Secretary, Professor Adamu Abubakar Rasheed announced before Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday in Abuja. With the approval, the Borno State University, a legacy of Governor Shettima’s administration, is …

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Federal Government Approves 8 New Universities

Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved eight new private Universities in the country. Addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, said the approval followed a memo submitted by the Federal Ministry of Education. He …

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Federal Government To Establish New ICT University

The Federal Government has concluded plans to establish the first Information  and  Communication Technology (ICT) University in Nigeria within the next three months. The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, stated this on Tuesday  while featuring in a quarterly radio programme, Guest of the month, at the Federal Radio Corporation …

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ASUU Denounces Sexual Harassment Bill – Says ‘Sex-For-Marks Bill’ Is A Violation Their Rights

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the 2016 sexual harassment bill before the senate will undermine the autonomy of universities. Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the union, said this at a public hearing on the bill, organised by the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. The …

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UNILORIN, Nassarawa State University, Covenant University top students’ first choice

University of Ilorin, Kwara State, UNILORIN, has emerged the 2016 university of first choice among student-applicants, followed by sixteen (16) others drawn from the Federal, State and Private Universities, the Economic Confidential reports. In a new report obtained from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and analyzed by Economic …

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FG May Clash With Turkey Over Nigerian Students’ Arrest

A diplomatic row may be brewing between Nigeria and Turkey following the arrest  and deportation of some Nigerian students from Istanbul by the Turkish police. Rukkaya Usman, one of the Nigerian students deported from the country, said the Turkish government did not give a reason for the action. Usman, a …

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