FG bows, brings back History in schools The Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) is set to reintroduce History as a subject, beginning from the 2018/2019 academic session. The NERDC Executive Secretary, Prof. Ismail Junaidu, revealed in Abuja on Tuesday that the curriculum is ready. He said that the subject would now be a standalone curriculum and...... read more
Students' protest shuts down Ekiti Poly The Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti was on Sunday shut indefinitely following a violent protest by students over the alleged death of two of their colleagues. Trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria. They were said to have been rushed to the...... read more
Rumbles as ASUU brands Unilorin 'a terrorist group' The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has labeled the University of Ilorin, a terrorist organization following the contract termination of the Dr. Kayode Afolayan, ASUU chairman of the school. Dr. Afolayan was reported to have been sacked for allegedly exposing corrupt practices of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali. In...... read more
BREAKING: NASU, SSANU, NAAT call off strike The non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian government universities under the umbrella of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) have suspended their industrial action. JAC comprises members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT). National President...... read more
Despite receiving paris club funds, Benue, Kogi, Imo, 10 other states still owing Teachers Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Tuesday said that 13 State governments were still owing primary and secondary school teachers various months of salary arrears and urged them to pay. Acting Secretary-General of the union, Dr Mike Ike-Ene revealed that previously, 19 States owed, but some states have paid except 13....... read more
BREAKING: ASUU calls off strike *Members return to class, Tuesday University teachers will return to the classrooms on Tuesday to commence academic activities after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced the suspension of the strike actions it began last week to press home its demands from the Federal Government. But the reprieve would last for just a month, as...... read more
ASUU, FG face-off persists, strike continues - Ogunyemi The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is looking forward to a fruitful deliberation with the federal government on Monday, in an attempt to end the ongoing strike embarked upon by university lecturers. The union’s national president, Biodun Ogunyemi  who said this in an interview in Lagos maiantained; “We...... read more
INCREDIBLE! How Teachers failed primary four exams in Kaduna 50 per cent of teachers in Kaduna State penned down for re-appointment as teachers, failed primary 4 test set for them as pre-condition for re-absorption into the civil service, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed. The governor also disclosed that students who were sent on overseas study were being withdrawn due to...... read more
Axe falls on 15 LASU teachers for misconduct The Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council has dismissed 15 Academic Staff, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, over various malpractices. The dismissed LASU-ASUU Chairman and Vice Chairman were Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu. LASU spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya, said in Lagos...... read more
My businesses not standing on stolen funds, Atiku claims Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has denied setting up his businesses with looted money. Atiku also denied that contrary to rumours making the rounds, he does not own generator manufacturing company, Mikano International Limited. He revealed this while engaging with some Twitter users on Thursday. One user @izz_korede had said: “After...... read more
BREAKING: After marathon meeting, ASUU strikes accord with FG, may call-off strike next week The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the federal government. The accord comes after a meeting, which lasted 12 hours, between the leadership of the union and a government delegation led by Adamu Adamu, minister of education. Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting,...... read more
ASUU strike: Negotiations to resume after Salah Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige says negotiation between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume after Eid-el-Kabir. In a statement issued by Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, Mr Samuel Olowookere, Ngige said the meeting would hold shortly after the holidays as requested by...... read more
ASUU shuns Labour Minister, Ngige, continues strike Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday, were absent at a meeting called at the instance of the federal government over the lingering industrial action in universities. Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige had called for a meeting in Abuja with ASUU leaders, minister of education,...... read more
Edinburgh Varsity awards Doctor of Letters to Chimamanda Adichie Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of  Letters by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The award was presented by Vice chancellor of the university, Timothy O’Shea in recognition of her achievement an author and public intellectual. While delivering her speech, the 39-year-old author of We Should...... read more
Despite Jamb's directive, Zamfara Varsity sets own cut off mark at 170 The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) has announced 170 as the minimum mark for admission into the university for the 2017/2018 academic session. The information officer of the university, Umar Usman, disclosed this in an interview in Gusau at the weekend. Usman said the university management had arrived at the decision to...... read more
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