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Ex-Gov Obi Diagnoses Nigeria’s Poor Spending On Education

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has again lamented the country’s poor attitude towards education, saying that even when compared to some African countries, that Nigeria has not done well at all. Speaking during the launching and funds raising dinner for Dominican University, a newly established university owned by the Dominicans, at the  Colonnade, Lagos, Obi said that the problem with Nigerians is that they still see education as expenditure rather than investment  in the future. Obi said it had become clear, flowing from what countries that…

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9 Institutions Get N50m NCC Grant For Telecoms Research

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given a  N50m grant to nine researchers in  Nigerian institutions  to carry out research in the telecommunications sector.   Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof.  Umar Danbatta, while presenting the award letters in Abuja, said the grant  would go a long way in transforming the  country’s  telecoms  sector.   Danbatta said the grant was in recognition of the role of the academia in the development of the telecoms sector.   “Under this project, tertiary institutions submit detailed and well thought out research proposal to…

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American University To Graduate 10th Set May 19

American University of Nigeria will graduate its 10th class including potential, budding entrepreneurs at a Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at its main campus in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.   The Chief Executive and co-Founder of Flutterwave, Mr. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, is this year’s keynote speaker. Flutterwave is an intercontinental payments technology company. Another Nigerian, a Rhodes Scholar and leading investment banker, Ike Chioke, of Afrinvest West Africa Limited, played a similar role at last year’s graduation. Mr. Chioke belongs to the AUN Board of Trustees charged with…

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M.D School, 7 Others Win British Council International Award

Eight schools in Nigeria have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of their work to bringing the world into the classroom. The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that showcase outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens. The…

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Ambode: Current Power Structure Inhibiting National Growth

 …Delivers  UNILAG Convocation Lecture Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has reiterated the need for Nigeria to implement the federal system as originally intended, saying doing so remains the right path to rescue the country from the doldrums and myriad of challenges inhibiting growth and development. Governor Ambode, who spoke while delivering the University of Lagos Convocation Lecture and investiture of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the institution on Tuesday, said it was a common knowledge that the Federal Government was burdened with tasks beyond the…

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Shell Sponsored Marine Engineering Centre Starts Masters Programme

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be awarded by the Centre which was established last year by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) operated Joint Venture.   “We are pleased that the Centre of…

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Sex-For-Marks: OAU  Alumni  Association Calls For Diligent Probe

The Ibadan branch of  the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Alumni Association has called on the panel investigating the alleged sex-for-marks scandal  at the institution to be  diligent  and objective in  its  investigation. The  Ibadan branch Chairman of the association, Dr Musa Oshodi, made the call  on Tuesday at the annual picnic of the group. It would be recalled that  one Miss Monica Osagie , a student in the Master of Business Programme at OAU,  had alleged that a lecturer,  Prof. Richard Akindele,  deliberately failed her when she rejected  his request…

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NYSC DG Visits Camp, Cautions Corps Members

…….. against keeping late night The Director General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps scheme, Brig Gen Zakari Sule Kazaure, has advised Corps members against keeping late night when they get to their places of primary assignment.   The DG gave the advice on Sunday night when he visited the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu local government of the state.   Kazaure also admonished the corps members to also travel in day time and not in the night whenever they wish to embark on a journey.  …

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VP’s Wife, Osinbajo, Advocates Reading Habits In Children

The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo has urged parents to inculcate good reading habits in their children to enable them to excel in their academics. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at an event to commemorate the World Book and Copyright Day organised by the United States Embassy and Abuja Literary Society, Mrs Osinbajo stressed the need to encourage young ones to cultivate the habit of reading noting that series of discoveries were made on the pages of books. The World Book Day and Copyright Day is a…

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