• African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    African farmers should determine cocoa price – Ooni

    It was gathered that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said cocoa farmers in Africa should be allowed to determine the price of the produce in the international market.

    The monarch, who made the call at the first Regional Cocoa Symposium held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan on Tuesday, said it was morally wrong for external bodies to determine what the price of a farm produce would be, bearing in mind the fact that Africa was producing […]

  • National Assembly, not Buhari to determine Biafra referendum – IPOB

    National Assembly, not Buhari to determine Biafra referendum – IPOB

    According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his dismissal of the call for a referendum on Biafra’s self-determination, saying referendum does not require presidential approval but an enabling law by the National Assembly.

    President Buhari had at a media event in New York, USA on September 24, 2016 reportedly asserted that there would be no referendum on Biafra’s independence.

    But in a statement jointly signed by the IPOB spokespersons, Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford […]

  • Merit, catchment to determine varsities’ admission, says JAMB

    Merit, catchment to determine varsities’ admission, says JAMB

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said admission into tertiary institutions will be based on three factors: merit, catchment area and educationally disadvantaged states.

    It noted that the point system copied from its website as criteria for admission into tertiary institutions is a mere illustration.

    JAMB’s Head of Media and Information Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, said the Federal Government approved the reinforcement of admission guideline as recognised by law.

    It said the point system wrongfully copied from the board’s […]

  • JAMB can’t determine admission guidelines for varsities – ASUU

    JAMB can’t determine admission guidelines for varsities – ASUU

    From the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) came yesterday a declaration that the power to determine admission guidelines for universities is beyond the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

    Essentially, ASUU, while reminding the examination body of university autonomy, maintained that only the Senate of a tertiary institution has the power to regulate admission modalities and determine what best suits the vision of the school.

    Chairman of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of ASUU, Dr. Deji Omole, in his reaction […]