All Lagos schools resume Monday 18th February, 2019

The  DG, Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Ronke Soyombo stated yesterday that she has the directive of Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State to inform ALL Lagos State school’s stakeholders and the general public that the state government is compelled by the change in election dates to further review the 2018/19 school academic calendar as stated below: All schools resume Monday 18th February 2019 All schools in Lagos state are expected to close on the following dates: Friday 22nd of February and to resume on Monday 25th Friday 8th March…

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Finals of InterswitchSPAK 1.0 hits airwaves

After 15 weeks of high-octane quiz sessions, extremely entertaining and educative interactions among the students, the grand finale of the InterswitchSPAK 1.0 National Science Competition will be aired on AIT and Africa Magic Channel 154 today, Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6pm and 7pm respectively. The first edition of the InterswitchSPAK TV Quiz competition, a brainchild of Interswitch Group, a leading Pan-African electronic payment and digital commerce company, debuted on television stations across Africa on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Other television stations on which the show will be aired are:…

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Interswitch announces flexible payment options for SKIDATA parking system

Interswitch Group, has announced a new offering for the acquisition of its Interswitch SKIDATA parking system. The new offering is a package that allows for flexible payment plans and budget-friendly implementation options, with a guarantee of after-sale support and maintenance. Interswitch is partnering with SKIDATA (its technical partner) to provide parking solutions that eases access for vehicles and people. The solution focuses on products for car parks, shopping malls, estates, parks, and event facilities. These range from barriers and columns, to automated payment machines, cash desks and validation systems to…

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Nigeria tops countries sending students to US universities in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United States Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Russell Brooks has disclosed that Nigeria is the top sending country to the US universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking during the EducationUSA Annual College Fair in Lagos on Monday, September 25, Mr Brooks quoted the Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report of saying that over 11,000 Nigerian students are currently studying in the United States. He said many of the students are self-financed, while many also received scholarships. Brooks explained that EducationUSA is the official source for information on U.S.…

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Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra’s Technovation students with free tickets

Air Peace has congratulated five Anambra State students and their teachers on emerging victorious in the recent Technology challenge held in the United States The Airline, honoured the students with free return Owerri-Abuja tickets to facilitate their visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. The five Anambra students from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, United States and defeated Spain, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to lift the gold medal in the contest. They…

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Gov. Okowa lauds AMCON’s role In reviving Delta Steel

Photo Caption: L-R: Mr. Umar Murtala Sanda, of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON); Mr. Prasnata Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Premium Steel and Mines Limited; Mazi Okoronkwo Onwukwe who represented Mr. Ahmed Kuru, AMCON MD/CEO and Mr. Jude Nwauzor, Head, Corporate Communications, AMCON at the commissioning of Premium Steel and Mines Limited in Ovwian-Aladja in Delta State…at the weekend The Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi, Arthur Okowa and the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi earlier today at Ovwian- Aladja in Delta State commended the role Asset…

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We are making more money with car park automation – FAAN spokesperson

The general manager, corporate communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu in this interview with journalists explained why the agency automated its car park at the Lagos Airport, removal of abandoned aircraft at Lagos airport, among other issues. Excerpts: Why did FAAN decide to automate the car park at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos? The management found out that there was a lot of rowdiness at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the local airport in Lagos while…

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To Leave and to Cleave: Components that make marriage work

Book Review: To Leave and to Cleave Reviewer: Her Excellency, Erelu Angela Adebayo Wife of the former Governor of Ekiti State Authors: Angela Uponi and Dr. Nnezi Uduma Olugu A book review is not supposed to be a book report or our comprehension as our children write in school. A book review is more for me to tell you what jumps out at you from this book and then to finish up by telling you if it is a book you might want to read or a book you might…

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2 FUTA academic prizes endowed in honour of Bisi Akande at 77

Two academic prizes have been endowed in honour of the former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to celebrate him as he clocks 77 years. The two academic prizes were endowed by some of Akande’s political sons to honour him at 77. A statement issued on Friday by Dr. Femi Adu, said a letter addressed to Prof. Biyi Daramola, FUTA Vice Chancellor and Prof. Peter Aborisade, Director of Advancement Centre of the institution, conveyed that “the gesture is in honour of…

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COHI faults plan to increase LASU fee

The Council of Higher Institutions (COHI) has faulted the hike in Acceptance Fee and Indigene Verification charges by the management of the Lagos State University. COHI, an organ of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, made this known in a statement made available to the press by its Coordinator, AbdulWaasi’ Muddaththir. COHI stated that the said fee to be paid by students was against the current fee regime of the institution, which was just reversed from the previous over N250,000 to its initial N25,000. It would…

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