98-Years Old Great Grandmother Breaks Record, Graduates From High School

You always think it is too late? Read the epoch making story of this unstoppable record breaker + Her advice for those who always think life is unfair   Vivian Fisher from California has finally achieved her dream after she recently earned her high school diploma at the age of 98. She was one of the graduates of Monrovia High School’s Class of 2020. She was joined by her great-grandnephew, Elijah Vance, who also graduated in the drive-thru ceremony. READ ALSO: Unstoppable 82 Yr-Old Grandmother Makes History, Graduates From US…

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Ogun Workers Declare Strike, To Ground State Indefinitely

“Our action becomes imperative in view of many failed promises by the state government,” Workers in Ogun State said as the held a rally on June 27, 2022, ahead of a planned strike. The organized labour in Ogun state has directed the state workforce to commence a full blown and indefinite industrial action. The action is expected to commence by 12am on Tuesday. They are seeking to press home their demands for better conditions of service. READ ALSO: Nigeria Dwarfs Education, Health Budget, Blows N2.84trn On Petrol Subsidy Strike: Consider…

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Nigeria Dwarfs Education, Health Budget, Blows N2.84trn On Petrol Subsidy

INVESTIGATION: N2.84 trn spent on subsidy in 17 months doubles the N1.45 trn allocated for infrastructure in 2022 budget. It is over N700 bn higher than N2.1tr total budget for health and education. Here is Platforms Africa exclusive report on fuel subsidy and an economy in reverse gear   The Nigerian government has dwarfed the budget for three critical sectors of the economy – Education, Health and infrastructure – in 2022 fiscal year with the N2.84 trillion already spent on petrol subsidy in the last 17 months, investigation by Platforms…

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We’ve Spent N185bn To Train 35,000 Nigerian Scholars – TETFund

A total of N185 billion has been expended on the training of 35,000 Nigerian scholars by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund. The scholars,drawn from public tertiary institutions across the country,were trained by TETFund under its academic staff training scheme. Acting Director of Academic Staff Training and Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam, who stated this when the representatives of the TETFund scholars Alumni Steering Committee paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono in Abuja, also disclosed that the scholars were trained both locally and internationally.…

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Meet Dr. Rejoice Songden, 1st Female Registrar In University of Jos History

The Governing Council of the University of Jos has appointed Dr. Rejoice Songden as the first female Registrar of the institution. Abdullahi Abdullahi, Deputy Registrar Information and Publication of the university, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. According to Abdullahi, Songden, who until her new appointment was the Registrar of the Karl Kumm University, Vom, near Jos, would serve for a five-year single tenure. READ ALSO: All 2022 Law Graduates At University of Calgary Are Nigerians – Dean 5G Networks May Interfere with Aircraft landing, IATA warns Nigeria UI,…

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UI, UNILAG, OAU, Two Other Varsities Secure €30,000 Research Grants

The Obafemi Awolowo University; University of Lagos; University of Ibadan; Bayero University Kano; and the University of Jo’s have secured €30,000 research grants to support innovative health research projects. Hayward Mafuyaih, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Jos, said the grant would enable them “get to more sentinel sites” in Plateau State. “We will now be able to take statewide sentinel data that is more robust that will give us precise accuracy in terms of what we are measuring,” said Mr Mafuyaih, a professor of public health, entomology,…

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Davido Offers Scholarship To Indigent Student Who Scored 9 A1 in O’level Exams

Afropop star singer, Davido, has offered a 5-year scholarship to a student who aced his O’Level examination but could’t further his education. An internet user had called on well-meaning individuals to financially assist the “intelligent student” who had to stop his education at the secondary school level due to a lack of funds. The student, whose results showed that he had scored A1 in all his subjects, was identified as Morro Suleyman. READ ALSO: RT $200bn: Polaris Bank sensitises non-oil exporters, urge them to key into programme Black Girls Fly…

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NASU, SSANU extend strike by two months.

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and allied institutions has extended its ongoing strike by two months. This was made known on Wednesday, in a statement signed by the National President, SSANU, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, and General Secretary, Mr. Peter Adeyemi. The statement partly read, ‘‘In view of the fact that government is still a long way from effectively resolving the issues in contention, it is only expedient that we allow the process to be fully concluded…

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15 Top Varsities Jostle For Nigerian Teen, Rotimi Kukoyi, With $2m Grants

Harvard University, Yale University, and Stanford University, 12 Others offered genius admission with over $2 million in scholarships but here is the name of the varsity the super star settled for and reason   In 2018, Rotimi Kukoyi — a high school freshman at the time — was one of the gifted students selected to appear on the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament. Now, the star senior has gone on to excel even further after getting accepted into some of the top schools in the nation, according to ABC News. Rotimi Kukoyi’s Acceptance Letters And Decision Kukoyi has…

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End Four-Month Strike, Labour Appeals to ASUU

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has appealed to the striking University lecturers to shift ground in their demands by making some concessions so that students can return to school. Mr Monday Ogbodum, Cross River chapter Chairman of the TUC, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Tuesday. Ogbodum said the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had “clearly” made their points known to the world with the prolonged strike and advised government not to always allow issues to degenerate to strike…

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