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FG, ASUU Back to Negotiating Table

FG, ASUU Back to Negotiating Table

By Jessica Oshomagbe   The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU have gone back to the negotiating table to find means of ending the strike embarked upon by university lecturers. The federal government delegation led by the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, is expected to negotiate with ASUU executives

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards

20 Students Benefit From Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards

  20 students have emerged successful in the 2018 Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards. The awardees are: 1. Acham John from (University of Abuja) 2. Adesola Ridwan (University of Ibadan) 3. Adewale Wahab Quadri (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) 4. Adeyeye Oluwabunmi Victoria (University of Ibadan) 5. Akanle Samuel Ayobami (University of Ibadan) 6. Akingbade Aderayo Sukurat

NIJ Hosts Anti-Corruption Round Table

A round table on youth participation in the war on corruption holds at the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ, Ogba, Lagos on Wednesday November 1.  The round table titled “Best Strategies In Engaging The Youth In Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption War”, is organized by Sustainable Development and Transparency Foundation, SDTF, an anti-corruption and non-profit organisation.  The lead paper

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World Literacy Day: Obaseki Canvasses For Modern Teaching Method

Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State,  has decried the prevalence of obsolete teaching methods in institutions of learning in Nigeria. He believes that the moribund teaching methods account for the poor quality of education and high level of illiteracy in the country. For this reason, the governor, who made the recommendations on August 8

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Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

At a time when many elderly people in Nigeria continue to lament the poor welfare system in the country, Elias Wahab, a professor of Sociology and dean of faculty of Social Science, Lagos State University, LASU, has urged the government to establish a programme and policy that will ensure monthly stipends are given to Nigerians

Education Tourism: How to Stop the Exodus

As more Nigerians flock to higher institutions abroad in search of better education, some stakeholders stress the need to curb the exodus, which drains individual and corporate pockets  He did not really plan to school abroad. Rather Edet Emedong, who just completed his second year programme at the Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana, had always

Soyinka In An Era of Academic Decline

By SOYOMBO OPEYEMI   There is intellectual recession in Nigeria. It is high time we conducted an intellectual audit of tutors in our higher institutions of learning. Is it refutable, as someone recently argued, that ‘half-baked’ graduates are produced by ‘half-baked’ lecturers; that a mango seed can only produce a mango fruit, certainly not an

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