The story has been of ‘Solomon the Terror’, a notorious robber who specialized in killing policemen at checkpoints. Solomon John His name is Solomon John. He may not be as wise as King Solomon in the Bible. But at 23, he has succeeded in teaching every policeman and officer, especially at checkpoints, that the fear […]
Twenty-eight corpers among the 2019 Batch B Stream 1 deployed to Ogun State have been sanctioned by the National Youth Service Corps with an extension and remobilization of service. The Ogun State NYSC Coordinator, Belinda Faniyi, revealed this on Thursday during the passing-out event in Abeokuta, the state capital. She further stated that the scheme […]
The Governor Inuwa Yahaya-led government has debunked the report that the Federal Government has fixed June 8 as resumption date for schools in Nigeria. The Gombe State Government also warned against the re-opening of schools in the state due to the increase in coronavirus confirmed cases. The Commissioner for Education in the state, Habu Dahiru […]
During the Task Force briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said that the Federal Government is considering sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also debunked reports that schools are set to reopen […]
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The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Dr Adekolawole Edaogbogun has been threatened with a lawsuit by a senior academic staff member in the institution, Matthew Omolade, for suspending him over “unsubstantiated allegation” of plagiarism. Omolade in a letter forwarded through his lawyer, Soji Oyetayo, to the Registrar of the institution, Tunji Agboola, […]
The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government in Lagos State on Tuesday noted that the state does not have the authority to unilaterally order the reopening of schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, stated this during an online programme, ‘Covinspiration show,’ moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Israel in […]
Professor Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO) by President Buhari. Prof. Obioma who was Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO). According to a letter dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the letter stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure […]
The rumoured news flying around the world wide web that the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next fourteen days has been debunked by the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. The Minister who spoke on Thursday, May 21 at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 noted that it […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The NECO registrar who has been suspended since 2018 following a probe of allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against him with one involving the mismanagement of N25 billion, was dismissed alongside four […]
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday terminated the appointment of Charles Uwakwe as the registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and four other management staff for various offences. Naija News reports that the President sacked the NECO registrar and four other top staff after a panel investigating allegations of misconduct against them while they were […]
Following complaints by different lecturers that the salaries they have been receiving, since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), is lower than their initial pay, the Federal Government have explained why. Recall that the lecturers complained about not receiving full salaries in February, March and April, demanding explanations. A statement […]
According to a statement by Bashir Rabe Mani, the Media Assistant to the former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, necessary provision are already put into place, for the establishment of a Northwest University in the state. Rabe disclosed to newsmen on Saturday that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence is planning to establish the […]
Imo State has emerged top of the malpractice list of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB’s Public Relations Officer Dr Fabian Benjamin told The Nation that Imo leads with 27 candidates. According to him, some of the 195 candidates on the list had already been […]
President Muhammadu Buhari‘s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has again reiterated on federal government’s stand on school resumption following the gradual relaxation of the lockdown ordered by the president on Monday during his speech on COVID-19. Naija News reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conditional and phased relaxation of the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos […]
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has denied cancelling the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 2020. In a statement to newsmen, WAEC’s Head of National Office (HNO) Mr. Patrick Areghan, also denied reports that the council was refunding N22,500 to candidates for cancelling the examination. Areghan said the examination was […]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) said that its members at all universities are yet to receive their salaries for February and March despite a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari that the wages withheld should be paid. This was revealed on Friday by the President of the union Professor Biodun Ogunyemi during an interview […]
The Nigerian Air Force Has suspended the entrance exam into all its secondary schools in Nigeria indefinitely. This information was contained in a statement released by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola who is the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force. “Candidates for @NigAirForce Comprehensive & Secondary Schools are kindly informed that […]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has refused to call off its ongoing Strike despite the order of the Nigerian President, that February and March 2020 withheld salaries of lecturers in federal universities should be paid. Naija News recalls that the Federal Government had previously withheld the lecturers’ salaries over their refusal to register in […]
The Nigerian Government has announced that this year’s Senior School Certificate Examination organised by the West African Examinations Council and National Examinations Council will be postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. According to Emeka Nwajubu, Minister of State for Education, government has made provisions for students to learn online. He said, “WAEC and NECO for the […]
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2019 provisional matriculation list of successful candidates. This was disclosed in JAMB’s weekly bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, in Abuja. According to the board, candidates are to check the list published on the JAMB Website. JAMB also advised candidates […]
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has disclosed that no definite decision has been taken yet on postponing the Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) and the Basic Education Common Entrance Examination (BECE). NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Alhaji Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Minna, Niger State, […]
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released information about 149 candidates arrested for malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) The malpractices committed includes attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, examination by proxy, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others. According to the board Imo, Anambra […]
Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Monday, March 23, 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories and the latest information on the 2020 UTME examination and result. UTME 2020 Ends As JAMB Conducts Exam For Physically Challenged Candidates The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) […]
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has postponed the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020, until further notice. It was earlier scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020. A statement released by the council’s Head of National Office in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, on Friday March […]
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely over the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement issued by WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan. Areghan said the examination scheduled to […]
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has issued a 15-days notice to the federal government after which it will proceed on strike. ASUP on Thursday, noted that the ultimatum was given after the government failed to honour all pending agreements reached with it. Addressing the press after the union’s 97th National Executive Committee meeting […]
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has clarified the issues surrounding the change in exam dates for candidates writing the 2020 UTME. The board in a statement on Thursday by its head of media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin noted that not all students are affected by the change of dates as been rumoured […]
The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions and unity schools across the nation as a measure to check coronavirus in Nigeria. Naija News reports that the permanent secretary of the ministry of education, Sonny Echono, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night, March 19. “We […]
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided additional information on how candidates can check their 2020 UTME results. This follows complaints by some candidates that they are unable to check their results via the JAMB result checker portal. Explaining why such candidates are unable to access their results, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head, […]