• Babcock University matriculates 2,423 students, adjudged most visible school in Nigeria

    Babcock University matriculates 2,423 students, adjudged most visible school in Nigeria

    Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State has admitted a total of 2,423 students for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, for 2017/2018 academic session. While 2,023 were admitted for the various undergraduate’s programmes, 400 were admitted for post graduates programmes.

    Speaking at the ceremony held at the school stadium, last Thursday, the VC, Prof. Ademola Tayo, advised matriculants to be focused, discipline, hard working and recognise God, as they embark on the journey, stressing without God there will be no meaningful success.

    “In a […]

  • Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed Kogi State University – Group

    Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed Kogi State University – Group

    A political pressure group, ‘Ujache Igala’ has described the proposed decentralization of Kogi State University, Anyigba as a white elephant project, wondering how a state institution that is trying to find its feet can be decentralized.

    In a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja, which was signed by the group’s National Chairman, Dr. Goodman Akwu and Secretary, Valentine Opaluwa, the group expressed disappointment that the university which was established by the late Prince Abubakar Audu in 1999, has suddenly […]

  • Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    According to reports, the bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, few months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project.

    The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover’s lead debate, making case for the establishment of the university.

    The groundbreaking of the proposed school at Okerenkoko in Warri south-West local government area was done by former President […]

  • I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    I have no plans to establish private university – Dangote

    Chairman of Dangote Group Alhaji Aliyu Dangote has said he has no plans to establish a private university.

    He maintained that he would always work toward enhancing the standard of education in the country.

    Dangote spoke through Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communications Mansur Ahmed yesterday at the Royal Tropicana in Kano State.

    Ahmed, who emphasised that Dangote appreciates the role of education in the socio-economic development of any country, noted that he has been and is still helping professionals in diverse […]

  • Dangote, Osundare, Amao bag University of Ibadan honourary degree

    Dangote, Osundare, Amao bag University of Ibadan honourary degree

    Foremost entrepreneur and business guru, Aliko Dangote, has been named among three eminent Nigerians to be conferred with honorary degrees by the premier institution, the University of Ibadan.

    Others to be honoured during the 68 Foundation Day ceremony climaxing the convocation ceremonies of the university on November 17, 2016 in Ibadan, according the University management are Prof. Niyi Osundare and Chief Jacob Olabode Ajao.

    In a letter from the University signed by the Vice-Chancelor, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka, Aliko Dangote, GCON, who […]

  • Why I did not attend university – Billionaire business tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija reveals

    Why I did not attend university – Billionaire business tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija reveals

    Billionaire business tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija, has revealed why she did go to university.

    According to her, it was not her destiny as she was able to achieve her dreams without a degree.

    Alakija, one of the richest black women in the world, said this on Thursday at the Excellence in Leadership program, an annual event organised by Daystar Christian Centre, Ikeja, Lagos.

    The founder of Rose of Sharon motivated the audience by saying that she never allowed a lack of university education to […]

  • Court stops University of Ibadan from ejecting sacked lecturer

    Court stops University of Ibadan from ejecting sacked lecturer

    It was gathered that the National Industrial Court in Ibadan on Monday stopped the University of Ibadan management from ejecting a sacked lecturer, Adenike Ogunshe, from her official residence, pending the determination of a suit.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ms. Ogunshe, a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, is challenging the institution and its council for the ‘unlawful’ termination of her appointment.

    The institution had also directed the claimant to vacate her quarters on the institution’s […]

  • Ranking: UNILORIN emerges University of first choice + full table

    Ranking: UNILORIN emerges University of first choice + full table

    According to reports, the University of Ilorin in Kwara State has emerged the 2016 university of first choice among student-applicants as the foremost citadel of learning in the country.

    It is followed by 16 others drawn from the Federal, State and Private Universities, the Economic Confidential can authoritatively report.

    In a new report obtained and carefully computed and analyzed by Economic Confidential from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on preferred first university of choice in 2016, the University of Ilorin has […]

  • University of Ibadan is 600th in ranking of best 1,000 global varsities

    University of Ibadan is 600th in ranking of best 1,000 global varsities

    It was gathered that the University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked 600th among the best 1,000 universities in the world.

    UI achieved this feat in the latest 2016/2017 ranking, which was carried out by Times Higher Education (THE). The result showed that UI is the only Nigerian university that made it to the top 1,000 globally ranked universities.

    The latest ranking was based on teaching, research, citations of scholarly publications, industry income and international outlook.

    Despite being the only university, which entered […]

  • Boko Haram allegedly threatens to bomb University of Ibadan

    Boko Haram allegedly threatens to bomb University of Ibadan

    Tension heightened Friday afternoon at the University of Ibadan following the circulation ‎of a letter purportedly written to all staff by a Boko Haram group threatening to wreck monumental havoc through ceaseless bombings of the institution, beginning from today, Saturday.

    The alleged offence of the institution was for being the first university in the country that brought in and entrenched western education.

    Reports say both teaching and non-teaching staff were in panic mood as others were discussing the messages which was now […]

  • Meet the Nigerian Girl Who Sold Noodles and Eggs to Pay Her Way Through University (Photo)

    Meet the Nigerian Girl Who Sold Noodles and Eggs to Pay Her Way Through University (Photo)

    A young Nigerian lady has told of her struggles to see herself journey through University and secure a good life.

    Adebayo Oluwatoyin (pictured above) is a young Nigerian lady who has known what it is like to hussle and toil one’s way through a thing.

    The young woman has shared her amazing story of how she sold noodles and eggs during holidays so she could have enough money to see herself through university.

    According to her, she also paid her rent and also […]