Irate students of the Osun State Polytechnic at Iree on Saturday set the school clinic and medical equipment ablaze over the death of one of their colleagues. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the timely intervention of the school’s security officials prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings in the school. It was learnt that one Aminu Hammed, a Higher National Diploma student of the institution’s Department of Applied Chemistry, slumped in the examination hall on Friday and was rushed to the school clinic, where he later died. The protesting students, who stormed the clinic on Saturday morning, alleged that there was no medical personnel at the clinic to attend to Hammed when he was rushed to the clinic. During the protest, the school’s ambulance, dru
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu on Thursday disclosed that the World Bank has provided a total of $611million to support Nigerian government in strengthening universal basic education. Adamu, who made this disclosure in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, while speaking at the launch of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), a program initiated by the World Bank to support the Nigerian government in strengthening education across the country, lamented that Nigeria has the highest number of the out-of-school children in sub-Saharan African with an estimation of 13.2 million. At the launch were: Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mr. Toye Arulogun amo...
The house of representatives has recommended the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution. The house asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a fake West African Examination Council (WAEC) result. The house also recommended the withdrawal of his law degree and law school certificate obtained with the result. The lawmakers made the recommendation on Thursday while adopting the report of its committee that investigated the special presidential investigative panel for the recovery of public property (SPIP), which is headed by Obono-Obla. The committee had said it discovered irregularities in the O’level result which the presidential ai
By Francis Sardauna in Katsina Following the insecurity in Borno State as a result of the attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the 2018 Batch ‘C’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to serve in the state have been relocated to Katsina State where they began their three-week orientation course Thursday. Speaking during their swearing-in ceremony at the temporary camp located within the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Training College in Katsina, the Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima noted that their relocation was due to the temporary security situation in his state, urging the corps members to re-dedicate themselves to nation building. Shettima, represented by the state Chairman, NYSC Governing Board, Mahdi Gazali, however, noted that the state go
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The Nigerian Army has released Joining Instruction for Screening of 77 Regular Recruit Intake shortlisted for the State Recruitment Exercise. It said the State Recruitment Screening exercise commences on 9 April 18 by 0700 hours. The instructions below: STATE SCREENING Selected Candidates to report to their various states screening centres with the following items: White vests. Blue short. White canvas. White socks. Original and photocopies of their credentials. Relevant scratch cards for online verification of result (WASSEC/GCE/NECO/NABTEB). Writing materials (Biro and Pencil) File Jacket National Identity card/slip Passports and full size 5 x 7 photographs. Applicant Eligibility Applicants shall be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess N...
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has released the final batch of the 2018 UTME results. The board confirmed this in a chat with DAILY POST Monday morning. JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told our correspondent on phone that the results can be assessed from Tuesday afternoon. “We are not holding any press conference to make the announcement; no need for that. “All those who sat for the examination are advised to check the JAMB website this afternoon. “All results will be uploaded at 2pm,” he said. Candidates can check their JAMB results on www.jamb.org.ng The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was conducted nationwide between Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 17, 2018. How to check JAMB result 2018: Requireme
The education loving PDP lawmaker, Hon. Mrs. Betty Okagua Apiafi, the member representing Abua-Odual/Ahoada East Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives has urged the youths of her constituency to shun violence and embrace peace in order to attract development, This was made known when she sponsored another set of youths from her constituency on a Graduate Intensive Advance ICT Training Program at the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja that lasted for weeks. In her speech, she pleaded to the beneficiaries to make good use of this opportunity, by putting in their best in the training, because she believed that the skills acquired can add meaning to their life if properly harnessed. According to ABUA/ODUAL Media Team, Hon. Betty Apiafi has done beyond expectation, ...
A bill to amend the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Act failed to scale second reading at the Senate on Wednesday The bill was rejected following concerns that such amendment requires altering the constitution which requires a longer process. Soliciting support of his colleagues, Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba-PDP) said the amendment was meant to give corps members the liberty of digressing from the rigid adherence to the NYSC uniform specification. “This particular amendment especially in section 13 and 16 of the principal act is to achieve the following objectives; increase the penalty for offences contained in the Act to make such fines reflect the present value of the naira. To ensure that regulations made by the directorate prescribing drills and uniform for exercise do not
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said the examination body, will not reschedule exams for candidates who reported late for the mop-up examination. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this while speaking to candidates sitting for the mop-up examination at the board’s Computer-Based Centre (CBT) in Bwari, Abuja. He explained that the exam was a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) being conducted in 170 centres across the country and the 85,000 candidates eligible have been notified. “There is nothing you can do … we placed adverts in newspapers, sent e-mails and text messages and if you did not get it, it means that you were not invited for the exam. “A bulk Short Message Service (SMS) was equally sent to your telephone num