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NYSC: Oladepo Ifedolapo Died of Kidney Disease, Not Negligence

Late Oladepo Ifedolapo

Oladepo Ifedolapo Rachel, the corps member, who died last week in Kano State, suffered from kidney related disease, it was learnt yesterday. Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig.-Gen. Sule Kazaure, yesterday presented the report on her death to the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, in Abuja. Kazaure said: “The deceased corps member, who is a ...

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662 Workers Sacked In Oyo For Certificate Forgery


The Oyo State Government has sacked 662 workers for certificate forgery and removed 2,021 fictitious names from its payroll. Soji Eniade, the Head of Service (HoS), told journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday that the dismissed workers were identified after a thorough verification exercise. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 662 affected workers include 305 from the local ...

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UNIJOS Professor Caught In Exam Malpractice Suspended


The University of Jos (UNIJOS) has suspended one of its academic staff who was allegedly caught cheating while writing an examination on May 4. Benedicta Daudu, an associate professor of law and former head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty of Law in UNIJOS, was allegedly caught copying from a prepared answer during an examination ...

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40 Reps, 5 Senators Parade O’ Level Certificates


A peek into the qualification details of the members of the National Assembly by Daily Trust on Sunday reveals that a staggering number of the parliamentarians got elected with Ordinary Level certificates during the 2015 general elections, a development that leaves doubts on the capacity and quality of legislation in the 8th National Assembly. A total of 45 federal lawmakers ...

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Green Card Palava: Soyinka Threw Card Away

Wole Soyinka

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election. Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign promises to get ...

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Ambode Leads Others to Grace ‘Road to Ruin’ Premiere


Wife of the Lagos State governor,Mrs Bolanle Ambode, representatives from the ministry of poverty alleviation will lead other dignitaries to the premiere of the first movie of one of the rising actresses-cum producers; Fisayo Ajisola staled to hold on December 8, 2016. The movie premiere which stands to address the plight as well as raise the hopes of the recently ...

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ASUU Strike Update: We Can’t Pay N284bn Allowances -FG


The Federal Government said due to the current economic recession, it cannot afford to pay the N284 billion earned allowances demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Labour and Employment minister, Chris Ngige stated this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Ngige said the ...

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Nigeria Top List of Highest Number Of Students Studying In The U.S


Nigeria has the highest number of students from Africa studying in the US with at least 10,674 Nigerian students. Other African countries with over 1,000 students in the US during the period include Ghana with 3,049, Kenya with 3,019 and South Africa with 1,813 according to a 2016 Open Doors Report on the International Educational Exchange. There are over a ...

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‘Lagos will continually invest in education’

During the 2016 Annual Spelling Bee, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Idiat Adebule declared that the state government will continue to invest heavily on education to further expose students’ innate capabilities and enhance human capital development. “Education remains the veritable means of attaining greatness. Education helps to prepare and equip individuals for life challenges. “Lagos State Government will continue to invest heavily ...

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