From ‘Python Dance’ to ‘Dance of Peace’

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 announced the change of one of its internal security exercises in the South East from ‘Python Dance’ (‘Egwu Eke’) to ‘Dance of Peace’ (or ‘Atilogwu Udo’). This is a good and welcome development for which one would laud and applaud the army. Just a week before the announcement was made, the issue of coding or naming was part of the focus of discussion during the Leadership Course in National Security 3 held between October 7 and 10, 2019 at the Nigerian Army…

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Ogun Poly student wins seven prizes, gets automatic employment

A 25-year-old graduand of the Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State, Miss Opeyemi Adio, has bagged another automatic employment in the state civil service. Adio, who graduated from the institution’s Department of Business Administration with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.86 on a maximum scale of 4.0, was offered employment by Governor Dapo Abiodun for being outstanding in her academic pursuit. The overall best graduating Higher National Diploma (HND) student won seven prizes at the third convocation ceremony of the polytechnic held at the weekend. At the event, the…

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Ogun Poly student wins seven prizes, gets automatic employment

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta A 25-year-old graduand of the Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State, Miss Opeyemi Adio, has bagged another automatic employment in the state civil service. Adio, who graduated from the institution’s Department of Business Administration with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.86 on a maximum scale of 4.0, was offered employment by Governor Dapo Abiodun for being outstanding in her academic pursuit. The overall best graduating Higher National Diploma (HND) student won seven prizes at the third convocation ceremony of the polytechnic held at the weekend.…

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Abiodun offers poly graduate automatic employment, considers 58 others

Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday, offered Miss Adedokun Yetunde, the best graduating student of the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa, automatic employment. Adedokun graduated from the institution’s Department of Accountancy, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.85 on a maximum scale of 4.0. Speaking at the third convocation ceremony of the institute of technology, the governor also announced a cash reward of N50,000 to each of the 58 students of the school who graduated with distinctions. Abiodun, who also inaugurated a 2,000-seater twin lecture theatre, noted that the decision…

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16 Brigade donates education materials to shools in Bayelsa

Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa In continuation of it’s exercise of ‘Operation Crocodile Smile IV, the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday distributed educational materials to some schools in Bayelsa State. Presenting the educational materials to Central Epie Secondary, one of the schools, the commander of the Brigade, Brigadier-General Valentine Okoro said the exercise was part of the activities heralding the commencement of ‘Operation Crocodile Smile IV’ in the state. Education he said continues to remain the bedrock of any society. “It is in realisation of this fact that we…

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IMSU sacks medical student after 17 years of study

…Student drags VC to court over alleged fraud   The Imo State University (IMSU) has terminated the studentship of Michael Ohaji, a medical student of the university who was admitted in 2002. The dismissal of Ohaji, which followed a chain of events deemed largely as controversial, has pit the embattled student against the university’s management, particularly the current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria A. Obasi, who Ohaji accused being complicit in the conspiracy to undermine his studentship in the university. For Ohaji, to be thrown out of the College of Medicine…

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Battle for LAUTECH’s soul rages on

Osun Speaker: Varsity remains joint property of both states Oyo: Our aim is to take over ownership of LAUTECH     CRISIS LAUTECH, in the last two decades, seems not to have seen peace following the joint ownership tussle between the two owner states of Oyo and Osun, threatening its existence.  SOLA ADEYEMO and ADEOLU ADEYEMO examine the lingering crises and the battle for the soul of the university     After 29 years of its establishment, the battle for the soul of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH),…

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At Edu360 2019, bank reaffirms commitment to education

The Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Mr. Emeka Emuwa, has expressed the determination of the bank to focus on the development of education as the key component and active driver of national development.  He stated this while flagging-off the second edition of the bank’s annual Education Festival Edu360 in Lagos. The three-day event, tagged “Education Beyond Walls,” attracted key stakeholders in the education ecosystem, including government officials, policy makers, teachers, parents, school owners, investors, students and other participants.    Emuwa, who reiterated the Bank’s focus on education as a…

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How rector transformed, upgraded TV College

In an effort to upgrade the standard of learning and ensure a conducive academic environment, the Rector of the NTA Television College, Jos, an affiliate of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Dr. Barnabas Gbam has acquired a transmitter in conjunction with NTA Headquarters for the training of students in broadcast journalism and production. Apart from the ongoing installation of the transmitter, the Rector in the short span of his administration has also given the institution a facelift by completing the college library, procured books, journals and magazines, as well…

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UI, Mechanics Academy sign MoU to award diploma

As part of efforts to boost human capacity development, especially in the auto industry among females, the Consultancy Services Unit of the University of Ibadan (UI) and the Lady Mechanic Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Lady Mechanic Academy is established by Mrs. Sandra Aguebor, a mechanical engineering graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State. The document was inked by Adebanjo Eniolorunfe on behalf of the University of Ibadan, Consultancy Services Unit (CSU), while Mrs. Aguebor, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Lady Mechanic Academy signed on behalf of…

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