University of Ibadan Ex-VC, Prof. Ayo Banjo, Is Dead

‘Just few weeks after his 90th birthday,’ What to know about the Emeritus Professor of English Language and his last hour     The former vice-chancellor, University of Ibadan, Emeritus Prof. Ayo Banjo, is dead. Banjo died weeks after his 90 th birthday, Platforms Africa reports as a source in the university confirmed his demise. Renowned for his contributions to the development of the English Language curriculum in Nigeria and the promotion of Nigerian varieties of English, Banjo is the former Chairman of the Board of the National Universities Commission.…

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Nigerian Final-Year Varsity Student Commits Suicide

The Police Command in Ebonyi on Thursday confirmed an alleged suicide by a final year student of the state University in Abakaliki. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the student, identified as Miss Favour Ugwuka, allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room at the Ishieke campus of the university on Wednesday. NAN further learnt that the deceased, who was in the English Department before her death, passed all her courses but repeatedly failed a particular course. Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the state command of the Police,…

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Four Casualties As Rainstorm Destroys OAU Amphitheatre Roof

It rained ‘everywhere, Nigerians count loses as rainstorm affects more states     Rainstorm has caused the roof of Obafemi Awolowo University’s amphitheatre to collapse during a class session, injuring four students. According to an eyewitness, The Great Ife, who tweets as #IfeCampus, wrote , “There was a whirlwind that collapsed the covering inside Amphi theatre. Four people have been rushed to the hospital as of 8:45am READ ALSO: ‘Rains Are Here,’ 4 Tips On Common Sicknesses And How To Prevent Them N615k To N48k: Govt Slashes Mimimum Wage Proposal,…

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YabaTech Secures N1.5b Grant For Girls’ Education

Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has secured a prestigious grant of N1.5 billion for the Girls’ Education and Skills Partnership (GESP). The institution’s Rector, Dr Ibraheem Abdul announced this in a statement emailed to TheNewsZenith on Wednesday in Lagos. According to the statement, the grant is a significant achievement resulting from a proposal developed by a five-man team of researchers from Yabatech. The researchers comprised Dr Funmilayo Doherty, Dr Ibraheem Abdul, Mr Adebayo Adebari, Mr Amos Alade, Dr Olusola Dada and Dr Idowu Aneyo (UNILAG lecturer). READ ALSO: Reactions As…

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‘Primary 4 To JSS 1,’ Here’s Danger Of Rushing Children’s Education

Education expert and Professor of Educational Management at UNILORIN offers words of advice to parents         A Professor of Educational Management at the University of Ilorin, Yunus Fasasi, has advised parents not to rush their children’s education at all levels, maintaining that making children to deliberately jump certain classes during their formative years has some dangers. Prof Fasasi gave the advice while delivering the 256th inaugural lecture at the University of Ilorin on Thursday. Though he focused on the rush of children into higher Educational institutions at…

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Two Ajayi Crowther University Vigilantes Rape 100-Level Female Student

▪️How their bubbles burst, University’s management gives dirty details of the ugly incident       Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, on Saturday, announced the arrest of two members of its vigilance group for allegedly raping a female student of the institution. The management, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Olufemi Atoyebi, said the university had set up its internal panel of inquiry to investigate the incident which occurred on May 9, 2024. READ ALSO: Tinubu Embargoes Cybersecurity Levy Implementation FULL LIST: Winners At AMVCA 2024 Moment Kwam…

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Deputy Vice Chancellor Loses Position + Reason

Prof. Adolphus Loto, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Clinical Services of the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Ondo, Ondo State, has been relieved of his position. This is contained in a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Temitope Oluwatayo, in Akure. The former DVC was in the Department of Restorative Dentistry of the university. The statement said that the decision was confirmed on Thursday, following the adoption and ratification of the Senate decision by the Governing Council of the institution at its 22nd Statutory meeting held at the…

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Why Don’t Men Like Men’s World Again?, By Funke Egbemode

There is a way men want the world to work and that is the way they have skewed it since the Garden of Eden… You wanted us in the kitchen, we stayed there. You wanted us in za ozza room, we stayed there. You wanted us to be seen and not heard, we obeyed. You wanted many wives and concubines, we bore it all. What exactly are we being blamed for, please?     Which one of you started this new campaign of ‘women enslaving men’ again? I have been…

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I Had 18 Girlfriends When I Got F9 Parallel In WASSCE – UNILAG Lecturer

A lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies at the University of Lagos, Dr Adewale Tiamiyu, has recalled how he flatly failed the first time he sat for the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in 1987. He got what is called F9 parallel, meaning he secured F9 in all the subjects he sat for. The reason, he said bordered on lack of seriousness and lack of focus as he had 18 girlfriends at the time, while he was also break dancing. Tiamiyu’s story, is however,…

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How Four-Year-Old Pupil Died In Abuja School

▪️School closes for a week, releases details of “sorrowful” death during the school hour         The Brickhall School, Abuja, yesterday announced that it has decided to mourn the memory of its late four-year-old pupil, Miguel Ovoke, by shutting down for one week. It also explained the circumstances surrounding the death of the pupil on April 24, 2024. There have been controversies trailing the death of the school boy, as the parents have since been protesting the death of their beloved son, alleging cover-up and calling for justice.…

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