• NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has effected a major shake-up within the organization.

    About 109 Management staff were promoted, while 24 were redeployment.

    The shake-up saw the return of veteran journalist, Ndu Ughamadu as Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division. He takes over from Garba Deen Muhammad, who recently denied reports that NNPC was planning to increase fuel pump price.

    Ughamadu was NNPC’s Group General Manager (GGM) Government and Labour Relations before his new appointment.

    He served as the […]

  • JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    According to reports, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will adopt “pin vending” for the 2017 UTME test, advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach.

    The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said on Wednesday in Lagos that it would no longer use scratch cards.

    He said, “Candidates, wishing to sit for the 2017 examination, should start getting themselves familiar with the newly adopted process of pin vending by the board.

    “We must make ourselves […]

  • NUC scraps diploma programmes  in Nigerian varsities

    NUC scraps diploma programmes in Nigerian varsities

    According to reports, the National Universities Commission, NUC, has scrapped sub-degree diploma programmes in the country’s university system, its Executive Secretary, Abubakar Adamu, said on Monday.

    Mr. Adamu said universities currently running the programmes have been directed to begin to wind down immediately.

    The NUC scribe, who was speaking at the end of a meeting with vice chancellors of federal, state and private universities, also disclosed the plan for a comprehensive review of the university curricula to set the benchmark minimum academic […]

  • JAMB scraps use of scratch cards, calls it archaic

    JAMB scraps use of scratch cards, calls it archaic

    According to reports, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has scrapped the use of scratch cards in any of its transactions and services, describing it as “archaic”, its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has announced.

    He also demanded that the Federal Government should revert to the former system where serving Vice Chancellors of Universities were made chairmen of the Governing Board of JAMB.

    A statement issued by the Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, obtained by Newsmen on Sunday, said, Oloyede made […]

  • Buhari Scraps N3bn Kannywood Project over people’s concerns

    Buhari Scraps N3bn Kannywood Project over people’s concerns

    The Federal Government has cancelled its plan to build a film village in Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics. The over $10m project would have created thousands of job opportunities and promote cultural activities with a state-of-the-art facilities for the Hausa language film industry, known as Kannywood.

    However, Muslims clerics opposed the idea saying the project would promote immorality and would encourage teenage girls to run away from home in the hope of becoming actresses.

    Locals also kicked against the project insisting that […]

  • FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have scrapped the Computer-Based Test, CBT, even as they agreed on N2,500 as the maximum fee for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, AVCNU, Prof. Michael Faborode, who said the agreement was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

    Faborode […]