Education

Law school DG says 29 students made first class in Bar examination

The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday said 29 out of the 4,294 candidates called to the Nigerian Bar bagged First Class after the August 2017 bar examinations. The Director-General of the school, Mr Olanrewaju Onadeku (SAN) disclosed this at the Call-to-Bar ceremony in Abuja. Onadeku said that the students were ...

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Why private universities produce more first class degrees — Crawford VC

“Private Universities produce more First Class Degree holders because of the lower rate of distractions and the quest for excellence,’’ the Vice-Chancellor, Crawford University, Prof Olurotimi Ajayi, has said. Ajayi made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after a news conference heralding the activities ...

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Soyinka blasts the ‘maggots’ of Social media spreading fake news

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has blasted fake news writers,  vicious liars and character assassins operating in the Social Media space and  suspected that their motive was  to use him to start a tribal war in the country. According to the Nigeria’s  P.M.News,  Soyinka spoke at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island ...

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Alumni drag Kogi varsity V-C to court over alleged graft

Members of the Alumni Association of Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, has instituted a case against the school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammed Abdulkadir, over alleged unauthorized withdrawal of N9.9 million from the association’s account. In the suit number AYHC/10/2017 filed at Kogi High Court sitting in Anyigba, the alumni association, ...

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1,000 applicants jostle for federal teaching jobs in Lagos

No fewer than 1,000 applicants have applied for employment in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) in Lagos. Mr Seyi Akitoye, the Head, Public Relations of SUBEB, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday. He said that the ...

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12 UniAbuja medical students fail final exam after 12 years

Twelve of the 30 pioneer medical students of the University of Abuja, who enrolled in 2005, failed their final examinations, an official has said. Mr Waziri Garba, the university’s Deputy Registrar in charge of Information and Publications, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Adefolake Adekola: Facts about Snakes & their Place in Balancing the Environmental Ecosystem

Snakes are long, legless reptiles that have a highly developed sense of sight, taste, touch and sound. They are highly mobile and some snakes have venoms that are lethal. According to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection of Queensland Government, there are more than 2,600 species of snakes, but ...

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51 Lagos teachers failed professional examination

No fewer than 51 teachers failed the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) conducted by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in Lagos State. Mr Gbolahan Enilolobo, the state coordinator of the council, told newsmen on Monday in Lagos that 412 teachers sat for the maiden edition of the examination. Enilolobo ...

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JAMB bans pens, watches at 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), organiser of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitisation workshop for Computer ...

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Protesting teachers vandalise Kaduna Assembly over test

Teachers in Kaduna State under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have sacked the state House of Assembly. In the peaceful demonstration that later turned violent, the angry teachers destroyed properties within the premises of the Assembly Complex. They are protesting the decision of the state government ...

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