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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Ekiti to spent N10m on free JAMB forms for indigenes

Ekiti State Government has concluded arrangements to spend over N10 million to procure free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , UTME for indigenes of the State seeking admission into University, Polytechnic and College of Education. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jide Egunjobi, said in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Thursday that over N10 million will be spent on the programme. He said 1,300 students will benefit in the free JAMB programme, which will include one-week e-training. The commissioner said; “Interested…

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LASG earmarks N1b for schools’ renovation

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said his administration has earmarked over N1billion for renovation and supply of furnitures and education materials across all secondary schools in the state. The Governor, who reiterated the determination of his administration to invest massively in educational sector, said 1, 300 teachers from thousands of persons who applied last month will soon be employed to teach in the primary schools in the state. Governor Ambode, who spoke in Ilara-Epe while inaugurating Augustine University, a private university owned by the Catholic Church, also assured of…

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Red Media Africa hosts undergraduates, Young Entrepreneurs

As part of efforts to groom the future communication professionals; Red Media Africa has hosted Young entrepreneurs and undergraduates of mass communication from 6 universities across Nigeria as well as a number of young entrepreneurs at the campus edition of The Red Summit and at the SME 100 Master class. The Masterclass was the third event organized as part of Red Media Africa’s 10th anniversary. It provided an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to learn public relations strategies that would not break the bank. The future leaders also had the space…

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