Women scientists harp on relevance of e-library for research

The Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti chapter of the Organisation of Women Scientists for Developing World (OWSD), has called on individuals and institutions to embrace the use of Electronic library (E-Library) resources to access information and books online for research and knowledge. They, however, made the appeal during a workshop organised by the organisation, which took place at the university ICT Centre. The workshop, which covered the various aspects of Electronic Library Resources, brought to light the numerous advantages of e-library and how it could help in the academic research.…

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Ortom tasks corps members on loyalty, service to nation

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tasked the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream Two corps members deployed to the state for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, to serve their fatherland with unreserved loyalty and dedication. He said it is through this that they could receive due recognition and reward for their service. The governor stated this during the inauguration of the 2,500 corp members deployed to the state at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Wannune in Tarka Local Government Area of the state. The governor, however, advised them…

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Afe Babalola varsity shines at 2017 UN contest

These are best of times for the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), given the warren of awards, commendation and encomium the university has been receiving, following the number of laurels won by the institution in the last few months. Recently, some 11 Final Year Law students won this year’s edition of the Lagos Model United Nations (LMUN) competition. No fewer than 200 students selected from 25 universities in the country and two others from the United Kingdom participated in the competition. The students, who have done the university proud and…

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Intafact sharpens students, staff skills in entrepreneurship

As part of its corporate social investment initiative programmes, the management of Intafact Beverages has equipped students and other members of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, with skills in business sustainability and expansion. The training workshop, facilitated under the auspices of Intafact Hero’s Foundation, is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship in Nigerian youths by encouraging them to develop their ideas into sustainable businesses or expand their existing businesses through provision of material and financial support, which include business development, skill training, business mentoring and coaching, as well…

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UNIBEN plants trees to boost green environment, academic goals

Wooried by the negative impact of climate change on the people and the need to ensure green environment, the management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has flagged-off tree planting exercise, aimed at safeguarding the environment. According to the institution, the exercise, among other things would go a long way in checking the problems associated with natural disaster and add to the aesthetic value of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, in his remarks during the flag off ceremony of the exercise, however, assured that the tree planting exercise…

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Students canvass for seed funds for business after graduation

The Federal Government has been called to set aside ‘some seed funds’ to support fresh university graduates with good proposal on entrepreneurship to start up their businesses. The call was made by the leader of a students’ group, the Parrot Publicis Consultants, instituted as part of the practical course in Public Relations at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Olusola Emmanuel. The student leader also advocated the inclusion of higher institution undergraduates in the Federal Government School Feeding Programme, saying it would go a long way in alleviating the challenges facing…

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NAN retracts story on varsity fees, suspends three staff

The management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has retracted a story published June 26 on alleged increase in school fees in federal, state and private universities. The story, titled, ’38 Nigerian Universities increase tuition fees – ASUU’, was credited to Deji Omole, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has carried out checks on the story and discovered that standard editorial procedures were not followed to verify its authenticity. The alleged press statement was found…

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1,500 AAUA students to participate in SIWES – DVC

Not less than 1,550 students of the Ondo State owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) will embark on six months Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, (SIWES) The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Olugbenga Ige, who disclosed this at the weekend during their orientation programme, charged them to take the six-month exercise seriously without which they would not graduate from the university. Ige said: “Taking part in SIWES is very key to your graduation. I, therefore, advise you to take the exercise seriously. I also want you to know that…

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No plan to shut UNIMAID – Minister

    The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government has no plan to close the University of Maiduguri in spite of upsurge of attacks by insurgents. Adamu made the remarks during a visit to the university on Friday. He condoled with the university community over the brutal murder of some staff of the institution by Boko Haram insurgents. The minister said the government does not want academic activities at the institution to be truncated, in spite of the security situation in the state. “You demonstrate great…

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Lecturer sacked for collecting money to clear students from carry-overs

College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, has sacked a lecturer found to have collected money to clear students who had carry-overs in some courses. Its Provost, Dr. Rebecca Umaru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Akwanga that the lecturer, Paul Madela, who is the institution’s examination officer, extorted money from students that had failed some courses and were expected to carry them over. “The Governing Council of the college approved his sack when a committee set up to investigate the allegation found him culpable,” Umaru said.…

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