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DOCAG, Total donate e-library to UNICAL (Punch, Dec. 27, 2012)
by Stanley Opara
The Deep Offshore Community Affairs Group in partnership with Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, have unveiled an e-library at the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State targeted at boosting quality research and development in the university.
The group also called for quality research and development in tertiary institutions to foster human capital development in the country.
The Chairman, DOCAG, Mr. Joseph Adeyemi, who officially handed over the facility to the school in … Continue reading
Nigerian students shine at
DSTV Eutelsat contest
Education (Nigerian Vanguard) Thursday, December 27, 2012
By DAYO ADESULU
The duo of Master Isa Bello Suleiman of Zamani College, Kaduna; and Miss Imoh Daniel of Army Day Secondary School, Cross River State have shun in Africa continent as they emerged the 2012 Country Winners in the Essay and Poster categories respectively at 2012 DSTV Eutelsat Star Award winners.
While Oyindamola Adisa of Adesoye College and Simon Akpan Anita of Lagos Anglican Girl’s Grammar … Continue reading
No Plans to Increase Tuition fees – OAU Register
BY ABASS ALOBALOWO, OAU – (Nigerian Vanguard, Dec. 27, 2012).
The Registrar of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr Ayorinde Ogunruku has debunked rumours that the university authority was planning to increase tuition fees.
He was reacting to last week’s lecture boycott and protest for restoration of the proscribed students’ union by students.
He said that the procedure for increase in fees is quite clear, adding that no committee has met nor discussed anything whatsoever … Continue reading
Obi disburses N650m to LG education authorities Continue reading
Source: Punch On the Web: http://odili.net/news/source/2010/dec/3/828.html
Friday, December 3, 2010
John Ameh and Fidelis Soriwei (authors)
There was a dramatic twist to the scheduled appearance of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, before the House of Representatives on Thursday, as lawmakers backed down.Sanusi had been summoned to appear before the House in plenary to defend his statement that 25 per cent of Nigeria’s annual total overhead … Continue reading
Nigerians turn heat on Senators, Reps
Politics Friday, December 3, 2010
By Uduma Kalu Deputy Features Editor
Nigerians are turning the heat on members of the National Assembly following the weekend revelation by the CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido that as much as 25% of the nation’s overhead is used to service the legislative arm alone.
They are not impressed by strenuous efforts by the legislators to discredit the allegation and Mallam Sanusi who was summoned by the Senate on Wednesday to come … Continue reading
Source: Nigerian Tribune Nov. 11, 2010)
Written by Sam Nwaoko, Awka
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Anambra State government has decided to jack up the fees payable by students of the state-owned Anambra State University (ANSU) by 300 per cent as part of measures to meet the demands of striking lecturers of the institution.
The state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Chinyere Okunna, gave this indication on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen at a stakeholders’ meeting on 2011 participatory budget forum and … Continue reading
Source: Vanguard Online Edition, Nov. 12, 2010
ONITSHA-The Commissioner for Information in Anambra State, Chief Maja Umeh, yesterday gave a marching order to striking Association of Senior Staff Union of Universties, ASUU, in the state to go back to the class room, following increment of the lecturers’ salaries by Governor Peter Obi.
Addressing reporters in his office, Umeh explained that the salaries of the lecturers were increased from N235,000 to N400,000 as recommended by Anambra State University Governing Council against the N500, … Continue reading
Source: Nigerian Punch (on the web) Nov. 11, 2010
Sunday Aborisade, Akure.
No fewer than 120 farmers in Ondo State have benefitted from a training programme funded with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the Natural Resource Institute in the United Kingdom.
Under the programme, known as the Cassava Adding Value For Africa, the beneficiaries are expected to train other farmers on the latest techniques and methods that could be employed to process cassava.
They were trained by … Continue reading
Falcons defeats Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in the finals
Source: Vanguard Online Edition
News Sunday, November 14, 2010
• Falcons reclaim African crown
• Perpetua wins top scorer award
• MVP — Stella Mbachu
• Fair Play Award
Nigeria’s Super Falcons re-claimed the African Women’s Championship with a 4-2 victory over Equatorial Guinea Sunday at the Sinama Stadium on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
It was also a sweet revenge for the Nigerians against a team who dethroned them two years ago.
The Falcons also scooped the top scorer award, Most … Continue reading