EDUCATION:Nwajiuba Urges Universities to emphasize training in entrepreneurship and skill acquisition.

The Honorable Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on saturday, urged Universities to emphasize training in entrepreneurship and skill acquisition. The Minister made this statement while representing the Visitor,President Mohammadu Buhari, at the 49th Convocation Ceremony, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Chukwuemeka said “it is pertinent to state that more work needs to be done in the area of meeting manpower needs in Nigeria and indeed all higher institutions in the country to do more to address the needs and challenges of the country. As we all know, universities are…

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SPORTS: NSSF visits Nwajiuba

The Nigeria School Sports Federation ( NSSF)has visited the Honorable Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba (HCN). The president, Mrs Olabisi Joseph thanked the minister in her opening address for the opportunity to meet with him as this goes to show his support for education is total in all ramifications regarding education for Nigerian youths She observed the need to revamp all the critical roles played by the NSSF all through its inception ,except the lacuna which made it difficult to organize school sports for the last seven years.…

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PHOTOS: Principal’s Cup

Principal’s Cup MOC Unveils Competition Format. Organisers of the recently revived Principal’s cup competition for Secondary Schools in the country, the Ministry of Youth and sports Development have unveiled the format for the competition which would run from the states to the zones, culminating in the finals billed for Abuja. According to the Chairman of the Organizing committee Dr Ademola Are, “All is now set for the states, zonal and grand finale of the revived National Principal’s Cup.The States finals would run from March 8th- 12th, with four teams per…

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Principal’s Cup MOC Unveils Competition Format.

Organisers of the recently revived Principal’s cup competition for Secondary Schools in the country, the Ministry of Youth and sports Development have unveiled the format for the competition which would run from the states to the zones, culminating in the finals billed for Abuja. According to the Chairman of the Organizing committee Dr Ademola Are, “All is now set for the states, zonal and grand finale of the revived National Principal’s Cup.The States finals would run from March 8th- 12th, with four teams per State, State champions will proceed to…

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Igbobi College battle ready as Govt College Kaduna arrives Lagos

Players and officials of Igbo College say they are ready to show why they are the school to beat in the 2021 National Principals Cup, which kicks off in Lagos on Friday. Igbobi College is scheduled to meet Government College Kaduna at the Agege Stadium in the opening game of the competition by 11.00 a.m. The Kaduna school is coming with 18 players and three officials, as well as the school’s principal. The competition is a project of the Ministry of Sports in conjunction with the marketing consultants and organisers…

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BREAKING: Buhari appoints 40-year-old Bawa as new EFCC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement made available to Queen Amina Blog on Tuesday. In the letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Mr Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in…

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FG To Recruit 30,960 Graduates As Community Security Officers

Federal Government will recruit 30,960 graduates as community security officers for Community Safety and Human Security Programme (CSHSP) in Nigeria. Each of the 774 local governments in the country will have 40 of the officers. Inaugurating a 17-man committee on CSHSP in Abuja yesterday, the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Government Affairs, Senator George Akume, said this was to strategize on ways to reduce crimes and violence in the country. “This is to expand the narratives and intelligence towards community safety, first at the local level which in most instances…

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Imaan follows up on her renewed vision to reorganize and reposition NAPTIP

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, following up on her renewed vision to reorganize and reposition the Agency for excellence, commenced activities aimed at paying courtesy visits to Governors of States that are yet to Inaugurate the Anti-Trafficking Task Force. The advocacy drive kicked off today with a visit to the Nasarawa state Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule. The Nasarawa State Governor who regarded the NAPTIP Director General as a good daughter, and expressed his utmost desire in ensuring that…

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ASUU to call off strike and receive N70bn

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities since March. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged to pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion. The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of…

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Nwajiuba appeals to SSANIP to shelve strike ,Says we are working on demands

THE Federal Government has appealed to the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, (SSANIP) to shelve its proposed strike as the government is working assiduously to meet demands of the union. Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the appeal when he received a delegation of SSANIP led by its National President, Comrade Philip Adebanjo Ogunsipe. Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the meeting was at the instance of the government to dialogue with SSANIP leaders on the…

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