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Mugabe attends graduation, in first appearance since Zimbabwe’s military coup

The Telegraph   Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military seized control of the country, attending a graduation ceremony at Harare's Open University on Friday morning. In an apparent display of defiance, the 93-year-old arrived at the ceremony on Friday morning dressed in a blue academic gown and

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics Commences Strike Action

-Stella Ukwuoma,Abuja    The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Polytechnics on Sunday midnight commenced an indefinite strike action. The Union had given the Federal Government one-week ultimatum which expired Sunday midnight, hence the strike action. Reports say efforts so far by officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment to reach the leadership of the Union has proved abortive.

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JAMB to review UTME,meets stakeholders

By NAN   The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will meet with “critical” stakeholders in education on Wednesday to appraise the general conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the meeting, scheduled to

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Maritime university kicks off in Delta, Buhari increases grant to N5bn

  The Maritime University, located at Okerenkoko, Delta State, has now commenced full academic activities. This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase of the take-off grant from N2b earlier announced to N5b. The grant has already been included in the 2018 budget presented to the National Assembly earlier this week,

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Liberian President Sirleaf visits Imo today

  The Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is visiting  Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Thursday (today). The Director General of Rochas Okorocha Foundation, Mrs. Uloma Nwosu,  said Sirleaf will be guest of the foundation. Nwosu said Johnson-Sirleaf was invited because she shared in the foundation’s ideal to focus attention on the

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JAMB Bans Use Of Wristwatches,pen, eye glasses in Exam Centres

  The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday, revealed that it has introduced electronic signal jammer and will henceforth ban candidates from bring in wrist watch, eye glasses, pen amongst other devices in the examination hall. The registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this at

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Education gets just 7% in 2018 Budget

  Nigeria’s education sector has again been allocated much lower than the 26 percent of national budget recommended by the United Nations. The global organisation recommended the budgetary benchmark to enable nations adequately cater for rising education demands. But in the proposal presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari allocated

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NiMet to Establish Meteorological Infrastructure in Nigerian Universities

-Oru Leonard   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, is to establish meteorological infrastructure in 34 universities across the country in the first phase. This is in furtherance of its target to increase the network of meteorological stations across the country and boost its data collection. This was disclosed by the Director-General/CEO of NiMet, Prof.

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