Garba Shehu at 60: A tribute
Let me wish my mentor, Malam Garba Shehu, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari a happy birthday as he turns sixty (60) today November 27. I doubt, very much, if there would be any fanfare to mark this milestone.
ASUU Bayero University boycott FG IPPIS registration order
Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Bayero University, Kano has boycotted the Federal government directive to key into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information (IPPIS). The Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, in an advertorial last week announced that university teachers will be captured on the IPPIS beginning from November 25th, and…
Vice chancellors sponsoring crisis in ASUU, Ogunyemi alleges
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused some vice-chancellors of sponsoring crisis within the body for selfish motives. National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke against the backdrop of plans..
Journalists must probe powers for positive impact, says Anas
Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has challenged African journalists to constantly beam their searchlight to uncover atrocities and malfeasance perpetrated by influential figures in the society.
We must join hands to lift youths out of poverty - Elumelu
Tony O. Elumelu, Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman UBA Group and Heirs Holdings charged everyone to join hands to lift Nigeria’s youth from poverty to prosperity. He made this statement while receiving an Honorary Doctor of Business (Hon D.B) degree by one of Nigeria’s foremost universities, Bayero University, Kano. According to the Vice Chancellor,…
Elumelu, others to bag honorary degrees
Bayero university Kano is set to honour philanthropist and entrepreneur, Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu and the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke with honorary doctorate degrees for their immense contributions to human development. Also, a blind student, Abdullahi Umar Abdullahi, from special education department graduated with second class upper. While Elumelu will be conferred…
Minister faults Oshiomhole over call for INEC chairman’s resignation
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has disagreed with the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his call asking the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, to resign over the postponement of the general elections. He described the advocacy as unfair and unacceptable. Addressing reporters…
Bayero University, farm owners tango over compensation 40 years after
Controversy surrounding land acquisition and counterclaims of compensation between Bayero University, Kano and some farm owners is generating tension. The university claims to have acquired and duly settled required compensation to farmland owners in the 1970s and early 1980s but some owners of the settlements are demanding compensation, insisting their lands were never included in…
JAMB denies bias in lowering cut-off points for admission
• ‘90% of varsities didn’t accept less than180 in 2017’ The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied the allegation that its plan to reduce cut-off points for admission into tertiary institutions is meant to favour certain parts of the country, especially areas where candidates have problem of scoring low marks. The minimum cut-off…