Loyola Jesuit College sets records in Maths competition

The National Mathematics Competition, now known as Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show, which was instituted 19 years ago by Promasidor Nigeria Limited, maker of Cowbell brand of milk, has recorded an unprecedented performance since its existence as one of contesting candidate won the junior category and repeat same in senior category. Munachi Ernest-Eze, a student of Loyola Jesuit College, who was the winner of the junior secondary school category of the competition in 2015, also won this year’s edition of the Senior Secondary School Category. The 2017 edition…

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Varsity, Bethel College sign MoU to run degree programmes

The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), has reiterated the university’s determination to sustain its position as a leading centre of excellence in academic and research in the country and the world in general. This was as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun pointed out that the university would not rest on its oars in sustaining excellence in all spheres of the university development. He, however, disclosed this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on affiliation agreement with the Bethel College of Education, a private institution located at…

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College warns students against cultism, exam malpractice

Determined to enhance the academic quality of the college, the management of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State has warned the students to steer clear of cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of anti-social behaviour that could truncate their education. According to the Provost of the college, Prof. Saviour Nathan Agoro, cultism has not only been outlawed in all higher institutions in the state under the Restoration Agenda of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, but that there are also stiff sanctions for any student or group of students…

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New chair for Trustfund

The Acting Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Ismail Mohammed Agaka, has been appointed as the chairman, Board of Directors of Trustfund Pensions Limited. Until his appointment as the acting managing director/ chief executive NSITF last February, he was the pioneer general manager, social security development department from September 2015. The new chairman obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in international studies from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983 and a diploma in social security financing from the International Training Centre of…

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Ice Prince Dapper rapper

Panshak Henry Zamani, popularly known by his stage name, Ice Prince, is one of the biggest hip hop recording artist and also an actor. The 31 year old star was born in Minna, Niger State. At age two, he moved with his family to the mining city of Jos, Plateau State. While residing in Jos, he attended St. Murumba College. His passion for music contributed to his dropping out of school to pursue his life’s ambition. This happened after the death of his parents. He started out his music career…

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Don restates roles of private sector in education provision

Private sector has been described as important and critical provider of education, which over the years has in its roles complemented the efforts of the government in providing qualitative education to the citizenry. A retired don and Professor of Public Administration, Prof. Ladipo Adamolekun, who disclosed this, however, said that “to ensure provision of qualitative education, there was the need for quality training of teachers, improved instructional and health care materials in primary and secondary school levels.” This was as he canvassed as a way forward for education the need…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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YEMISI RANSOME-KUTI: WOULD BE A LOT RICHERIFI WASN’T A RANSOME-KUTI

    Yemisi Ransome-Kuti is one of the elite women out to serve her community selflessly without a thought of enriching herself. She had served in different developmental projects that had earned her recognition in her community. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE, Ransome-Kuti, who is a cousin of late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, encourages women who are aspiring to run for political offices not to give up. Excerpts…     What was your growing up like as a Ransome-Kuti, a family that played prominent roles in the history of…

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Queen’s College: 350 sign petition against ex-principals, teacher

Following the death of four pupils of the Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, over the outbreak of diarrhoea and general unhygienic condition at the school, about 350 concerned stakeholders including parents and students have instituted an online petition against four key figures including two former Principals, Mrs. Ekwutozia Osime and Dr. (Mrs.) Lami Amodu, and a Biology teacher, Mr. Olaseni Osifala, The petition, which is entitled; #JusticeforQCGirls, is questioning the academic, moral, infrastructural and physical degeneration in the school, which it described as the nation’s foremost girls’ college. They addressed the…

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