4,562 newly-recruited teachers sacked in Kaduna Kaduna State has sacked over four thousand teachers it newly recruited for incompetence. The sacked teachers were among the 15,897 recruited late 2017 after the State Government laid off 22, 000 teachers for failing aptitude tests. A state official said the sacked teachers were unable to write their acceptance letters properly...... read more
Sex-for-Mark scandal: Committee recommends indefinite suspension of Prof. Akindele  The committee set up by the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has recommended indefinite suspension of professor Richard Akindele who was allegedly caught on tape demanding sex from a female student at the school.  A member of the committee, who spoke to Punch in Oshogbo on Wednesday, said...... read more
Free School Feeding: Ikpeazu empowers 270 Food Vendors   About 270 food vendors have been employed under the free school feeding programme introduced by the state government in collaboration with the federal government. Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu made the revelation recently in Umuahia during the launch of Abia Telehealth Initiative – “Dial-a-Doc Direct. Factnews recalls that the federal...... read more
Striking Abia teachers will soon return to work - Commissioner   Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, has assured that the state government is actively engaged with striking teachers to ensure that contentious issues that led to the recent strike action are resolved quickly to enable students return to school as soon as possible. Addressing newsmen in his...... read more
Ikpeazu applauds achievement in Educational sector   Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu says his plan is to build a state with necessary skills and manpower that will attract industries and development.  Governor Ikpeazu who stated this during the maiden matriculation ceremony of Dr. Uma Ukpai Polytechnic, Asaga Ohafia, said with the foundation already laid, Abia in...... read more
7 Secondary School students expelled for cultism in Bayelsa state Four teenage gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group, on Friday attacked the Community Secondary School, Biogbolo, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.   The teenage gunmen, who brandished assault rifles, caused pandemonium in the school as confused students and staff of the school scampered for safety....... read more
JAMB begs candidates to patiently await results as exams end The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urged its 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates to patiently await the results of the just concluded examinations. The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja. He said the...... read more
Saraki donates N10million as WAEC fee for 432 Kwara state students Senate president, Bukola Saraki has put a smile on the face of 432 Kwara state students as he gave out the sum of N10million to help them pay their WAEC fees. The beneficiaries who were drawn from across Kwara Central Senatorial District were selected through the intervention of the Kwara State...... read more
FG renames Ebonyi Federal Varsity after Ekwueme The federal government has renamed the Federal University Nduflu Alike, Ebonyi state, after Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, who died in London last year. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo announced this at a funeral service for the deceased in Oko, Anambra state. Osinbajo said the government decided to rename the school after the great Nigerian...... read more
Kaduna Govt Screens Teachers Ahead Of Deployment To Schools The Kaduna State Government has commenced the screening of over 22,000 new teachers ahead of their deployment to public primary schools across the state. This has put to rest the controversy generated from the sacking of over 21,000 unqualified teachers who failed a competency test in June last year. Our correspondent...... read more
Kaduna Teachers suspend indefinite strike The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna State has called off its indefinite strike. The chairman of NUT Kaduna state chapter, Titus Amba, announced the calling off of the strike in a statement jointly signed by himself and the assistant secretary of the union, Adamu Ango. The 10-day strike began on Monday, January 8th, in protest...... read more
BREAKING: Ebonyi Shutdown Schools Over Lassa Fever Ebonyi State government has shut down all private, government and mission schools in the state following the out break of Lassa Fever in the state which has claimed the lives of health workers in the state and left many critical at Irrua specialist hospital. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof John...... read more
Kaduna Govt threatens to sack any teacher that embarks on strike The Kaduna state government has vowed to dismiss any teacher that is absent from school today as all public schools in the state resume for the next academic session. This warning came on the heels of the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers beginning an indefinite strike in the state to...... read more
Dangote begins construction of job centre in Abia Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Dangote Education for employment (E4E) job centre at Okpuala in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of the state.The pilot project which is to be fully funded by Dangote Group, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is aimed...... read more
12th December Declared as Abia Teens Day December 12th every year have been declared as Abia Teens Day. The declaration was made by the one day Abia Teens Governor, Her Excellency Joy Eze Chikamnayo in her maiden speech to the state. She thanked the Special Adviser to the Governor on Teens Matters, Chinemenma Umesaka for organising the competition...... read more
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