ASUU Strike: Deal with all concerns today, Buhari orders Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to end the three-month-old strike by Nigerian university teachers at the ongoing meeting with the teachers. Minister of Labour and Productivity , Chris Ngige Ngige disclosed this in a statement issued during the resumed negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff…

Obasanjo fires Buhari once again

By Nwafor Sunday & Idowu Bankole Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has again chided President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that he (Buhari) is sick in the body, mind and soul. Obasanjo-Buhari Speaking with BBC Yoruba on Monday, Obasanjo opined, “Buhari has health issues in his body, mind and soul. We should implore him to quit politics. He should…

Once again, Court stops FG from eliminating CJN

The Federal High Court Abuja, has restrained the Federal Government  from forcefully removing the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen from office. Justice Edward Ekwo gave the order on Monday in Abuja while ruling on an ex parte motion brought by the Action Peoples Party. Defendants in the suit include President Muhammadu Buhari, the…

Ofsted’s grade fixation stops working students and instructors|Letters

The chief inspector has launched a consultation on the new framework for the inspection of schools and colleges (Ofsted plans overhaul of inspections to look beyond exam results, 16 January). While we welcome most of Ofsted’s new inspection framework, it is doomed to fail unless Ofsted drops its flawed four-point grading system. Schools and colleges…

10 Things to Know Prior To you Spontaneously Transfer To Europe

Sipping wine in a French café. Lying in the hot sun on the Italian coastline. Taking in the beautiful Scandinavian wilds. Sometimes, it can feel like living in Europe just feels so much more fun than living in America. Got a hankering for adventure and a desire to see what life looks like across the…

Recovering My Muslim Identity at SDSU

As a kid, it was always easy to fit in because religion did not define me as much as it does today. As a Muslim male, I could effortlessly slip under the radar as opposed to Muslim women who wear hijab (headscarves) and carry their identities with them everywhere. I would keep these things to…

How to End Up Being a Certified Public Accountant

Like me, the only thing you might know about certified public accountants, or CPAs, comes from that one line in Bowling for Soup’s “1985”; “One Prozac a day, husband’s a CPA.” When you think of a CPA what comes to mind? Perhaps a person walking around in a suit and tie, carrying a briefcase while…

Whatever Pertains To an End, Even Your Splendor Days

College lasts four years for a reason. Sure, some take it faster or slower, but the overall four-year plan gives just the right amount of time to take risks, get comfortable again and yearn for something more. As I approach graduation this spring, I can’t help but feel momentum pushing me forward. I’ve outgrown Indiana…

Financing your postgraduate degree: grant, scholarship and loan choices

Fresh loans to cover course fees and living costs have thrown a financial lifeline to some postgraduate students. But course fees are still high: the average was £7,400 in 2018-19, up by 31% on 2014-15. Over the past couple of years, the government has introduced financial aid for postgrads: loans of up to £10,609 for…

FUTO Postgraduate Admission List 2018/2019 is Out– Examine Here

FUTO Postgraduate Admission List for 2018/2019 Academic Session is Out. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Postgraduate School have announced the release of the First batch postgraduate admission list for 2018/2019 Academic Session. Candidates are advised to check their admission status online and pay a non-refundable Acceptance fee of Forty Thousand Naira (N40,000=) only using the…

Obasanjo requires excellent physician for treatment– Garba Shehu

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – THE Presidency Sunday night said that the former President Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo needs a good doctor for a good treatment so that he will get well quick The Presidency while reacting to the allegation by the former President that President Muhammadu Buhari had planned to rig the forthcoming elections in favour…

2019 Elections: Nigerians in Diaspora care versus intriguing utterances

Abuja – The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Europe (NIDOE) on Sunday cautioned Nigerians against fake news and provocative utterances that could incite violence before, during and after the 2019 general elections. File photo: NigeriansThe organisation, under the auspices of Nigerian Political Parties, Europe and Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Europe gave advice in a communiqué jointly…

Benue govt to give autonomy to State Profits Board

By Peter Duru, Makurdi Benue state government has promised to facilitate moves to grant the Benue State Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, autonomy even as it commended the steps taken so far by the Executive Chairman of the Service, Mr. Terzungwe Atser to increase the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the state. Gov. Ortom of Benue…

The requirement to revive adult education|Letters

As a former mature student who escaped a life of dead-end jobs thanks to Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) classes and Ruskin College, I welcome Laura McInerney’s case for revisiting adult education after 100 years and supporting mature students (A century of adult education tossed aside, 15 January). The concept of the “mature student” was largely…

How to overcome our Oxbridge fixation|Letters

“Cambridge was always my dream,” says student Hridita Rahman Khan (Oxbridge bonanza: How one school beat the odds to compete with Eton, 19 January). Forty-one successful applications is great news, but as Sol Gamsu wrote (Journal, 3 January) our obsession with Oxbridge is not correcting the inequalities that exist in the higher education system as…

Cut tuition costs and you shut the door to bad trainees|Anne-Marie...

Last week, universities in England were preparing reports on how they have diversified their student populations. These reports will be submitted to the director of fair access at the Office for Students. My university, King’s College London, will report, happily, that our undergraduate intake is now 77% state school, more than 52% ethnic minority and…

Ghanaian woman ruling the world of modeling with boobs

Relatively unknown Ghanaian girl, Pamela Watara, 21, has been widely reported as the model in Ghana with the largest and heaviest breast. Unlike the conventional models that are usually slim with plain body landscape, Watara is blessed with a slim physique, big butt, big boobs, dark skin and long legs and her photos have recently…

Delta peace performance to hold February 14

By ESTHER ONYEGBULA Delta youths under the aegis of Delta Peace Concert have called for peaceful campaigns and elections among political parties, flag bearers and Nigerians. Artist performing during the solidarity concert to support the re-election bid for Gov Ifeanyi Okowa was held in Agbor, Delta State This came even as they call on the…

Ondo emperor “missing out on”

By Dayo Johnson, Akure The people of Ayetoro in Ilaje area of Ondo State have raised the alarm over the disappearance of their traditional ruler, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi. The monarch, who left the coastal community on Monday to attend a security meeting in Igbokoda, headquarters of the council, according to the natives, has not returned…

‘This is not a fluke’: how one state school got 41...

“Cambridge was always my dream,” says 17-year-old Hridita Rahman Khan, one of 41 students at Brampton Manor academy in east London to have won offers from Oxbridge this week. Khan’s parents are from Bangladesh, she grew up in Italy and arrived in London at the age of 14 with little English. Three years later she…