EDUCATION

CBN’s new FOREX guideline gives you $16,000 PTA per year, $15,000 per semester

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says every Nigerian, 18 years or older, is entitled to $4,000 per quarter of $16,000 per year for personal travel allowance (PTA) under the guidelines for the adjusted foreign exchange policy. On Monday, CBN ...

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Tertiary Trust Fund shares N213b to varsities, polytechnics

The federal government has approved the Tertiary Trust Fund (TETFund) 2016 intervention budget of N213.4billion, the highest ever  to be distributed to tertiary institutions. The Executive Secretary, TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Baffa disclosed this at a news briefing in Abuja on ...

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JAMB receives 11.7m applications in 6 years

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) data reflected that 11,703,709 applications were received between 2010 and 2016. A report on, “ JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty’’, released ...

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1.7m candidates to write 2017 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, says 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Oloyede made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists at the Information and Communication Technology Retreat organised for ...

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FG inaugurates committee to renegotiate 2009 agreement with ASUU

The Nigerian Government on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a committee to re-negotiate the 2009 FGN/ University Based Staff Unions Agreement. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who performed the inauguration, said it was a demonstration of Federal Government’s commitment ...

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Nigerian becomes first black woman president of Harvard Law Review

A Nigerian named ImeIme Umana, has made history as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review, a prestigious legal journal in the United States. Ms. Umana, who is of Nigerian descent, but hails from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in ...

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NECO to commence sale of common entrance forms

The National Examinations Council (NECO) says it has concluded preparations to begin sales of its 2017 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) forms. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the examination is for admission of candidates into the Junior ...

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Government appeals to ASUP to shelve strike; threatens no work, no pay

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), to suspend it 5-day warning strike. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment made the appeal in a statement made available to the ...

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Ogun Assembly passes bill upgrading MAPOLY to a university

Ogun House of Assembly  on Tuesday passed a bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) to a University of Science and Technology. Mr Adeyinka Mafe, the Majority Leader, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill during plenary in ...

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No certificate, no promotion – Kwara Government

Speaking in Ilorin on Monday, Kwara State Head of Service (HOS), Hajia Zara Omar, said teachers in public schools in the state have until the end of February to submit originals of their academic certificates as a condition to writing the ...

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