NYSC: Ebonyi Govt increases Corps members allowance

NYSC: Ebonyi Govt increases Corps members allowance

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Sunday said starting from September 2018, each member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in the state will be paid N10, 000 allowance. Umahi made the declaration while opening the maiden David Umahi Tertiary Institution Games (DUMTIGA) at the Pa Ngele Oruta Stadium, Abakaliki, the state capital. He explained that his administration was extending the gesture because the Corps members had shown commitment to the cause…

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NYSC speaks on when corps members’ allowance will be increased

NYSC speaks on when corps members’ allowance will be increased

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Sale Zakari Kazaure, has revealed when corps members’ allowance would be increased. Kazaure said corps members’ allowance will be increased when the minimum wage of civil servants are increased. He made the disclosure while refuting rumours of increment in the monthly allowances of serving corps members. Kazaure spoke at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku, Delta State while addressing the 2018 batch ‘B’ (stream…

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LAUTECH: Why Govs. Ajimobi, Aregbesola must resign – ASUU

LAUTECH: Why Govs. Ajimobi, Aregbesola must resign – ASUU

The Benin Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), on Thursday called on governor Ajimobi Abiola of Oyo State and Mr. Raulf Aregbesola, his Osun State counterpart, to resign as governors of both states over their inability to pay salary of the staff of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. Prof. Fred Esumen, the ASUU Zonal Coordinator, made the call in Benin on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the state of the university owned…

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Osun library board celebrates Week as stakeholders tackle dwindling reading culture 

Osun library board celebrates Week as stakeholders tackle dwindling reading culture 

Stakeholders have lamented that libraries are being underutilised among Nigerians saying it has further dwindled reading culture in the country. In their separate remarks at the 2018 Library Week held at the premises of the Osun State Library Board on Wednesday, these stakeholders said there was a need for Nigerians, especially youths to understand the value that reading has on the growth of a nation.    At the lecture day of the Week long programme,…

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ASUU cries out over neglect, says LAUTECH so poorly funded that it can’t pay electricity bill

ASUU cries out over neglect, says LAUTECH so poorly funded that it can’t pay electricity bill

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH is better liquidated than continued to be administered in its current neglect by the two owner-states, Oyo and Osun. The union said the institution could better be described as TETFUND university because none of the two owner states had constructed a single project in the University nor funded it adequately. The lecturers said the situation on the campus had been…

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NYSC gives update on 2018 Batch B registration, how to resolve problems

NYSC gives update on 2018 Batch B registration, how to resolve problems

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given an update on the registration of 2018 Batch B mobilization exercise. The Scheme in a statement said those having problems with their registration on the portal should report to the States Secretariat before the commencement of the orientation exercise. The statement reads below… Attention! Prospective Corps Members to contact their Institutions if they are faced with the following challenges during Online Registration. 1. Wrong Matriculation Number 2….

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JAMB speaks on exam malpractices recorded in 2018 UTME

JAMB speaks on exam malpractices recorded in 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it recorded an appreciable drop in the number of exam malpractices in the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Compared to 2017 with 2, 508 exam malpractice cases, the Board said it recorded 280 cases in 2018 UTME, indicating a percentage difference of -88.84 per cent. It also vowed to work assiduously with all stakeholders to ensure continuous drop in the cases…

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Education Minster failed to act on corruption reports – Sacked NABTEB board tells Buhari

Education Minster failed to act on corruption reports – Sacked NABTEB board tells Buhari

Chairman of the dissolved Governing Board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Prof Leonard Shilgba, has alleged that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono, did not act on corruption investigations done by the board. Shilgba stated that the NABTEB Board acted in line with its statutory powers and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the matter. Echono had on Monday announced that President Buhari…

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Sex-For-Marks Scandal: OAU sacks lecturer, reveals why probe panel recommended dismissal 

Sex-For-Marks Scandal: OAU sacks lecturer, reveals why probe panel recommended dismissal 

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has dismissed Professor Richard Akindele for sexually harassing his F, Miss Monica Osagie in order to pass her. This was contained in a statement issued by Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, the University Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday. It reads fully, “around the 7th of April, 2018 or thereabout, there was an audio conversation between a man and a lady which was sensationally trending on social media because of its explicit sexual tone.  After thorough…

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OAU holds matriculation for 8,158 freshers as VC urges students to shun vices 

OAU holds matriculation for 8,158 freshers as VC urges students to shun vices 

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on Wednesday held its 2017/2018 matriculation ceremony for the 8,158 fresh students  admitted into the various academic programmes of the University.  This came as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede charged the students to desist from any anti-social behaviour capable of disrupting the smooth running of the University academic calendar and truncating their academic sojourn. Addressing the elated students at the school’s Amphitheater, Ogunbodede said the University has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice,…

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