Sunday February 1st, 2015
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Delta State and its home-grown billionaires 

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Chief-Ayiri

Nigerians from every nook and cranny have found Lagos an irresistible land of dreams. It is the nation’s number one destination for commerce, manufacturing, finance, and the media, and even the movie industry, which is clearly evident in the pace and pulse of the city’s activities.

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Election violence: Fear grips Ndigbo, South South indigenes in North

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As the general elections draw nearer, there is increasing fear, apprehension and tension of post election violence in some parts of the country, especially, in the three geo-political zones of the North. This has made Nigerians that are not of Northern extraction to start relocating from the North especially, North East and North West where there have been increasing wave of insurgency.

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Jonathan, not the President we need

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Jonathan: Battle ready?

The President of a country could be rated by the promises he made during his campaign and is judged by his performance while in office. In 2014 at the wake of the Presidential campaign, Goodluck Jonathan promised uninterrupted power supply by the end of 2014.

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Nigeria needs a new beginning

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Prof Obafunwa

Our nation is at crossroads! Many doomsday forecasters have said or insinuated that our nation will disintegrate after the elections on February 14th 2014.The latest of such declarations came from the so-called retired Niger Delta militants. It was reported that the militants had threatened to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan failed to win the presidential election.

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JAMB procures special computers for visually impaired to take 2015 UTME

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has procured gadgets to facilitate the participation of the visually impaired candidates in its Computer Based Test (CBT) in March.

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Education in Nigeria can only develop through deliberate plans — Nweke

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Former Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Frank Nweke has urged the Federal Government to make deliberate plans that will be sustained over a period of time on developing the education sector.

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MOCPED: ERC calls for release of students’ results, certificates

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The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has called on the management of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe, Lagos State, to release the results and certificates of the degree students of the college, even as it demands that the Professor Olu Akeusola-led MOCPED administration be probed for mismanagement of funds.

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Scorecard: Stakeholders differ on Jonathan’s performance in education sector

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty. The 56-year-old made the announcement to tens of thousands of supporters in the red, white and green of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a carefully orchestrated ceremony including patriotic music, dancing, prayers and speeches. AFP PHOTO

It was Lyndon B. Johnson, LBJ, 36th President of the United States of America that said “freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant.” He had asked Congress for $1.5bn in new school programmes aid, saying “nothing matters more to the future of our country.”

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TEP Centre holds convention, tackles girl child challenges

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File photo:  Cross section of students

As part of efforts to improve innovation and practice in secondary education in Nigeria,The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and Results for Development Institute (R4D) held its first convening of stakeholders in the secondary education space under the auspices of the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSISPE), addressing the challenges of the girl child and marginalised youths.

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UI gets new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Prof. Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), has been elected the 7th Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution

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2015 elections: Which Messiah will deliver education?

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Jonathan-Buhari

BY LAJU IREN Ever since campaigns for the 2015 elections began, education has been mentioned in bits and pieces by candidates of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and its main opposition, the All Progressives Congress, APC. However, no educational issue has been given as much attention as the ‘certificate saga’ associated with General Muhammad

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Criticisms trail N10,000 entrance fees by Lagos govt into JSS

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state

MORE negative reactions have continued to trail the N10,000 fees charged by the Lagos State government for parents who wish to register their child(ren) into the state’s junior secondary model colleges and upgraded colleges, saying the amount is tantamount to pricing education out of the reach of the poor.

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Quality of teachers, principals pivotal to education system — Exam Ethics

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Oshiomhole and one of the state's  teacher

WORLD over, it is believed that nobody can give what he doesn’t have. This philosophy gives credence to why school owners should seek for best hands to handle students in school. Leadership is difficult and complex because it involves managing many roles simultaneously.

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Three inmates receive NOUN degree at 4th convocation ceremony

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The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has awarded degrees to three serving inmates alongside over 7,000 others in its 4th convocation ceremony held on Saturday.

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Ndiomu Foundation awards scholarships

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Army-Jonathan

THE Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation, commemorating this year’s armed forces remembrance day with the Federal Government and particularly the Nigerian Armed Forces, in Lagos on Thursday, distributed scholarships to children of some of the deceased ranks and files of the Nigerian armed forces whose condition needed to be attended to due to the absence of their bread winners.

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Varsities Talk: Universities face the toughest year in Nigerian history (1)

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ADMITTEDLY, Frederick the Great, exaggerated a little bit.
The Prussian warrior and philosopher, who was faced with total destruction of his army, until he was saved by what, in history, had become known as ‘reversal of alliances’, still had a point. Several scenes, in history repeat themselves all over the world, sometimes in the same country, such that it is difficult to disagree with that broad generalization.

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Students get e-learning platform to boost academic performance

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BOthered by the perennial failure of students in Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, e-learning platform has been launched to enhance their performance.

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Why private institutions can’t benefit from TETFUND —Bogoro

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Sulaiman Bogoro

” Very clearly, it would be the wrong way to proceed. The reason is simple. Government creates the enabling environment for the private institutions. Government should not be subscribing their operations. It’s a wrong way to think and do things.”—Secretary TETFUND

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ERC condemns N10,000 CBT fees by Lagos govt

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The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has condemned the decision of the Lagos State Government to charge parents and guardians N10,000 to register their wards for computer-based-test, CBT, for 2015/2016 admission into junior secondary schools, saying such was criminal and anti-poor.

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Public varsities and crumbling infrastructure In 2015

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Federal and states budgets remain uncertain for 2015 as the price of crude oil continues to decline. November 2014, the Governor of the Central Bank, suggested that the price would go as low as $50 per barrel.

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Industrial training exposes students to practical skills — Gasper

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‘’When I was a student on industrial training, I was surprised, after my graduation without an interview, I got a job, because I did very well.’’—Board Sec.

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Travel Light!

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When we live with grudges in our hearts; we live with crutches in our lives. When you persist on holding onto past hurts you perpetuate the past and contaminate your future. “People need loving most when they deserve it least” reveals John Mason.

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NANS calls for investigation into death of student in US

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has call for proper investigation into the death of its member, Matthew Ajibade who died in United State police custody.

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Ondo promotes 4,000 teachers

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ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has presented Letters of Promotion to 4,001 teaching and non teaching staff of Public Secondary Schools in the State. The letters were presented in Akure, during an interactive session for Principals of Public secondary schools in the state. The governor who was represented at the event by the Secretary

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UNILORIN to get full internet coverage

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

By Faith Olatide Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali has announced plans by the management to provide full internet coverage within the university campus. He made the disclosure while receiving the report of the Google Student Ambassadors Summit in Accra, from the 2014 Google Ambassadors of the University, in his office. The

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AEI calls for improvement in education sector

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Worried about the falling standard of education in the country, a group, Academic Excellence Initiative, AEI, a non-governmental organisation has proffered solutions to cushion the effect of the decline.

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Why private institutions can’t benefit from TETFUND —Bogoro

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Sulaiman Bogoro

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund ,TETFUND, Professor Sulaiman Bogoro in this interview explains why TETFUND must be supported to addresses the fundamental challenges affecting the education sector and why private universities cant benefit from the Fund. Excerpts

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Establishment of more Polytechnics, CoE, commendable but …

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Candidates writing the UTME at the University of Abuja, Saturday.

Following the disclosure by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, of the Federal Government’s intention to establish federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in states where there are none, educationists are sceptical on the workability of such a project, saying government should rather focus on adequately catering for the existing institutions.

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A pathway to Nigeria’s grave

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The late Professor Chinua Achebe never lied when he asserted in his book, The Trouble with Nigeria that; “The only thing Nigerians learn from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.”

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Education Sector in 2014: Dons score govt below average, express mixed feelings in 2015

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Like any other year, the year 2014 would have started on a promising note for the education sector but for the almost half the year ASUU strike in 2013 occasioned by the Federal Government’s insensitivity to the sector at tertiary level. This, set the tone for the sector in 2014.

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A pathway to Nigeria’s grave

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economy

The late Professor Chinua Achebe never lied when he asserted in his book, The Trouble with Nigeria that; “The only thing Nigerians learn from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.”

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Funding universities on $56 crude

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economy

‘The price of global benchmark Brent crude against which Nigeria’s oil is priced, continued its decline on Wednesday and settled around $56 per barrel, $9 lower than the country’s budget benchmark price this year.” Femi Asu, PUNCH, January 1, 2015, p 36.

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