Over one million students admitted illegally into Nigeria Universities –JAMB 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that some tertiary institutions in the country illegally admitted over one million students. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, revealed this on Thursday in Abuja at the ongoing policy meeting on 2023/2024 admissions. The policy meeting, which has heads of tertiary institutions in the country, and other…

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Police halt SSANU, NASU protest in Abuja over four months withheld salaries

The Nigeria Police, Federal Capital Territory, FCT Command, on Thursday stopped the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, from embarking on protest in Abuja. As soon as the leadership of JAC started addressing members for the protest…

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JUST IN: FG bans admissions for under 18

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, on Thursday announced a ban on admissions for candidates under the age of 18 into tertiary institutions in the country. Mamman announced during the 2024 policy meeting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. “JAMB is hereby notified that there is now a ban on underaged students, those…

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NiDCOM to Repatriate 250 More Nigerians from UAE

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has announced the upcoming repatriation of another 250 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During her visit to the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi, in Abuja, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa emphasized the importance of reinforcing partnerships between Nigeria and the UAE. She…

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Nigeria Engages Stakeholders on Renewable Energy

The Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, has initiated discussions with global stakeholders to explore new opportunities for climate finance and risk mitigation platforms aimed at boosting renewable energy technology manufacturing in Nigeria. Chief Ngelale held a virtual meeting with the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Dr. Supo Olusi, and…

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UNICEF criticizes significant lack of infrastructure in schools in northern Nigeria.

UNICEF recently highlighted the concerning high level of infrastructural deficiencies, physical instability, and psychological challenges in schools in northern Nigeria. A 2023 survey conducted by the UN agency revealed significant underperformance in critical areas such as infrastructure, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), and student nutrition. States like Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Adamawa were identified as…

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Delta police apprehend three suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Delta

The Delta State Command’s operatives have apprehended three individuals suspected of being involved in armed robbery and kidnapping. Among the suspects are Tega Dierunaba, aged 44, Chibiuke Anuforo Cosmas, aged 42, and Sunday Moses Pam, aged 36, who is believed to be involved in distributing arms. Intelligence-led investigations led to their capture in various locations…

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Navy Arrests 8 Stowaways in Lagos

The Nigerian Navy apprehended eight suspected stowaways in two speedboats attempting to board the MV Northern Light while it was underway along the Lagos Channel. Director of Naval Information, Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, announced on Tuesday that five of the suspects admitted they intended to travel abroad. The patrol team from NNS Beecroft detected the stowaways during…

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