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Poverty: FG engages global body to review Nigeria’s ranking

The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has entered into a discussion with World Data Lab, publisher of the World Poverty Clock, to undertake a review of Nigeria’s poverty statistics, using realistic tools and indices to determine the country’s correct ranking. The World Poverty Clock had in June 2018, stated that Nigeria has now become the country with the highest […]

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Condition of poor Nigerians, Almajiris upsets me – Buhari

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Monday night, lamented the high level of poverty in the country at present and the inability of the elite to address the education needs of the less privileged in the society, saying the situation makes him uncomfortable. The president’s statement drew the immediate reaction of socio-cultural and political  groups, including Ohanaeze Ndigbo, […]

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JAMB, UTME and our computer-age youth

AFTER weeks of anxious waiting by young Nigerians who participated in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the Professor Ishaq Oloyede-led Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has finally released results of the 2019 edition of the examination. The examination held from April 11 through 17. Since JAMB raised the bar in its use of […]

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9th Assembly: Presidency speaks on Buhari ‘deciding’ Saraki, Dogara’s successors

The presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari won’t interfere in deciding those to lead the 9th National Assembly. Buhari’s Special Adviser on National Assembly matters (Senate), Ita Enang, said the president had devolved the responsibility to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to decide. Speaking with Daily Independent, Enang said: “The president is the leader […]

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After fourth utme attempt,i got 176 says segun,decided to commit suicide

After fourth UTME attempt, I scored 167, says Segun, as he threatens suicide Published May 13, 2019 A student seeking university admission, Segun, has been trending on Twitter after he threatened to commit suicide, following his score of 167 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. On his Twitter handle on Sunday, Segun tweeted, “2015 […]

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DELSU conducts first ever SUG online voting in Nigeria

The Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka has conducted the first ever solely online Students’ Union Government election in Nigeria. The election software developed by the University enabled the students, during the just concluded students’ union government election, to vote online from any location within and outside the University. As the students voted using their mobile […]

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In defence of elite educational institutions

By Ladipo Adamolekun An essential quick fix (pending the longer route of constitutional amendment) is the issuance of Guidelines on the Application of the Federal Character Constitutional Clause with respect to the public services in the form of an Executive Order. The Guidelines should include (a) affirmation of the primacy of the merit principle in […]