Education

Federal University Gusau Reacts To Rumour Of Bandits’ Attack

  The Federal University, Gusau, on Friday, dismissed the story in social media that bandits have raided the university’s campus located along Gusau – Funtua Road on Thursday, saying it is baseless. The information officer of the university, Umar Usman, said in a statement that the rumour might have occurred as a result of panic …

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Six Dr. Seuss Books Won’t Be Published Due To ‘Hurtful And Wrong’ Racist Images

Six Dr. Seuss books will stop being published due to racist and insensitive imagery, the business managing the author’s legacy said in a statement, a decision that fits within a wider reckoning in the past year over the ongoing use of historic but insensitive material that has spanned movies to famous brand names. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, …

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Anxiety As Fire Guts Students’ Hostel In IBB University

There was pandemonium on Thursday evening In Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, owing to a fire outbreak in the boys’ hostel.Many students were seen running from the scene to find safety, except a few of them who stood to quench the fire.An eyewitness reported the incident to iBabanaija Blog that the inferno was triggered by a linking …

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UNILAG holds special Senate for Late VC, Ibidapo-Obe

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Wednesday held a special Senate in honour of late former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, who died on January 3rd, 2021 due to COVID- 19 complications. The special Senate was attended by principal officers of UNILAG, former VCs, deputy VCs, professors, retired colleagues, family members of late Prof. …

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Alleged corruption: Group kicks against swearing in of new University VC

A Non-governmental organization under the auspices of Network for Positive Democracy in Nigeria (NPDN) has called for immediate suspension of all processes toward the inauguration of the new Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina for the Federal University, Oye, Ekiti (FUOYE) because of alleged corruption.   The group in a press statement signed by its Director …

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FG okays establishment of 20 private universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, granted approval for the establishment of 20 private universities, a development that brings the total number of private universities in the country to 99. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed journalists after the FEC meeting said the approved universities would get their …

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No Going Back On Planned Strike – Varsity Workers

  The Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), on Tuesday, maintained that it has not shelved its plan to embark on an indefinite strike, starting from Friday, February 5. President of SSANU, Mohammed Haruna Ibrahim and the General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi, disclosed this …

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EFCC arrests Vice Chancellor, FUG, Garba over 260m contract scam

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba for alleged abuse of office, corrupt practices and contract scam. According to sources at the EFCC, Professor Garba was invited for questioning last Thursday, after which he was detained. The source further disclosed that the embattled VC …

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Strike: FG Meets SSANU, NASU Leaders Tuesday

  The representatives of the federal government and the leadership of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) will Tuesday meet over planned nationwide strike declared by the unions. (NAN) reports that the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will lead government’s delegation while the President of SSANU, Mohammed …

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