97 Students Renounce Cult Membership In Nasarawa

97 Students Renounce Cult Membership In NasarawaAbout 97 students from five tertiary institutions in Nasarawa state have renounced their cult membership and are starting a new life.

The renouncement was influenced by the National Campus Cult Eradication Foundation in conjunction with the Nigeria Police.

National coordinator of the foundation, Samuel Ejembi, told Channels Television that the objective of the foundation is to expose the ills of cultism to members.

He said that the cultists were students from the Federal University, Lafia (FUL); Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia (NSPL), College of Agriculture, Lafia (COAL), College of Education, Akwanga (COEA) and the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), respectively.

He said that since inception in 2011, this NGO has rehabilitated 12,000 cultists from various tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

One of the repentant cultists appealed to other members to shun the act, saying it has no gain.

He said that he fell into the act of cultisim through the influence of his friends but had regretted all that he had done.

President Buhari Congratulates James Ayatse As Tor Tiv

President Buhari Congratulates James Ayatse As Tor TivPresident Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Professor James Ortese Ayatse on his election as Tor Tiv, the paramount ruler of the Tiv people.

Professor Ayatse, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, is also the pioneer and immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State.

The President believes that the academic’s emergence as the paramount ruler of the Tiv people is an affirmation of his strength of character, integrity and moral authority, garnered over the years as a lecturer, erudite scholar and administrator.

While urging all his subjects to rally round the new monarch to make his reign a resounding success, President Buhari urged the fifth Tor Tiv to use his revered office as a veritable platform for conflict prevention, peace building and development in the grassroots.

He commended the transparent process which led to the emergence of the royal father after the demise of his predecessor in 2015, HRH Alfred Akawe Torkula, Tor Tiv IV.

The President offered his best wishes to the new monarch, as he prepares to ascend the throne of his ancestors.

He pledged that his administration would continue to recognise traditional institutions as key partners in progress, so as to find lasting solutions to sensitive issues in Nigeria.

Saraki Harps On Needed Investment In Nigeria’s Human Resources

Saraki Canvasses Review of Procurement Laws To Cushion RecessionNigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has called for greater investments in human resources, which he described as the greatest assets of the country regardless of the nation’s abundant mineral and material resources.

At a night of recognition and dinner in honour of 72 graduates of Kwara origin who bagged first class in their studies, tagged, ‘Kwara Class of Honours’, Dr Saraki said human resources in Nigeria had not received sufficient investments and encouragement.

Future Of Nigeria

The former Kwara State governor commended the beneficiaries for their determination, commitment, patience and academic exploits.

He reiterated that the youths were the future of Nigeria and urged Nigerian students to aim for excellence and be good ambassadors of their alma mater after graduation.

“We have a lot of resources. You talk about oil, solid minerals and others, but we spend less time on human resources which is the most important.

“What you have in front of us is worth more than many barrels of oils and worth more than many carats of gold,” the Senate president observed.

The 73 firstclass beneficiaries graduated from public and private universities across Nigeria which included, University of Lagos, University of Ilorin, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ahmadu Bello University, Federal University, Minna, Kwara State University, Covenant University, Bowen University and Afe Babalola University.

 

FG Appoints 13 University Vice Chancellors

Vice ChancellorsThe Federal Government has clarified the appointment of the Vice Chancellors of 12 federal universities that were established by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

A statement signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and issued in Abuja says President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of the new Vice Chancellors due to the fact that the tenure of the Vice Chancellors being replaced had expired.

According to the statement, the VC of NOUN, Professor Tenebe was replaced with Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, while the substantive VC of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Professor Mohammed Kundiri, was transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State.

A former Head, Department of International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Kayode Soremekun is the new VC of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, has Professor Auwal Yadudu of the Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano, as its new VC. Professor Fatima Batoul Muktar of the Department of Biology, North West University, Kano, is the now VC of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

A lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Haruna Abdu Kaita, is the new VC of Federal University, Dutsin Ma, Katsina State, while Prof. Andrew Haruna of the Department of Linguistics, University Of Jos (UNIJOS), will now function as VC, Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.

Another lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, Abu, Zaria, Prof. Magaji Garba, has been appointed VC of Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, while Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani of the institute of Maritime Studies, Federal University, Kashere in Gombe State, has been elevated to the position of VC of the institution.

A lecturer in the Department of Physics, Federal University, Lafia, Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman, will henceforth be the VC of same institution.

Professor Angela Miri of the Linguistics Department, UNIJOS, is the new VC of Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State.

The Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State, now has Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba of the Post-Graduate School, Imo State University, Owerri, as its VC, while Professor Seth Jaja of the Department of Management, University Of Port Harcourt, is now the VC of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State‎.

FG Sacks 13 University Vice Chancellors

asup sacked Vice ChancellorsThe Federal Government of Nigeria has sacked Vice Chancellors (VC) of 12 Federal Universities that were established by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also affected by the sack is the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe.

A statement on Sunday by the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, did not give any reason for the sacking of the affected Vice Chancellors but simply said that President Muahammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of new Vice Chancellors for the affected universities with effect from February 12, 2016

According to the statement, the VC of NOUN, Professor Tenebe, was replaced with Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano, while the substantive VC of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Professor Mohammed Kundiri, was transferred to the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State.

A former Head, Department of International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Kayode Soremekun, was made the new VC of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, has Professor Auwal Yadudu of the Faculty of Law, Bayero University, Kano, as its new VC; Professor Fatima Batoul Muktar of the Department of Biology, North West University, Kano, is the now VC of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

A lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Haruna Abdu Kaita, was named the new VC of Federal University, Dutsin Ma, Katsina State, while Professor Andrew Haruna of the Department of Linguistics, University of Jos (UNIJOS) became the VC of the Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State.

Another lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy, ABU, Zaria, Professor Magaji Garba, was appointed VC of Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State while Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani of the Institute of Maritime Studies, Federal University, Kashere in Gombe State, was elevated to the position of VC of the institution.

A lecturer in the Department of Physics, Federal University, Lafia, Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman, is now the VC of same institution.

Professor Angela Miri of the Linguistics Department, UNIJOS, was made the VC of Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State.

The Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State, now has Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba of the Post-Graduate School, Imo State University, Owerri, as its VC, while Professor Seth Jaja of the Department of Management, University of Port Harcourt, is now the VC of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State‎

NASU Protests In Federal University Oye Ekiti

UniversityThe Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) Federal University Oye-Ekiti has embarked on an indefinite strike following the nonpayment of over 50 months’ salaries, arrears as well as other benefits.

The Chairman of the union, Dada Adebayo, who led the members in a peaceful protest at the institution’s premises, said that they could no longer bear the brunt of being unpaid.

The Chairman of the governing council, Mogaji Bawa, who came out from the middle of a meeting with the institution management to address the union, appealed for peace and calm.

He said that the matter was being addressed by the council.

Delta Stops Recruitment Into Civil Service

DeltaThe Delta State Governor Dr, Ifeanyi Okowa, is taking up on a tough note as he has suspensed the on-going recruitment into the state’s civil service.

The new governor explained that his decision is based on what he calls sharp practices ranging from abuse of office to sales of job slot associated with the recruitment.

He said that the recruitment cannot be adjudged to be credible and being a flawed process there no way the exercise could be justifiable.

“This abysmal handling of the exercise culminated in the suspension of the chairman and members of the commission and the setting of an administrative panel to review the recruitment process”, the Governor said.

He stated that until the review is concluded the exercise remains suspended.

Dr Ifeanyi Okowa was sworn in as the Governor of Delta State on Friday, May 29, making him the 12th Governor of the state.

Senator Okowa Wins Governorship Election In Delta

OkowaSenator Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the April 11 governorship election in Delta State.

The result was announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Professor Bio Nyananyo of the Federal University, Otuoke, at the commission’s headquarters in Okpanam Road, Asaba the state capital.

Professor Nyananyo said that Senator Okowa was declared winner after he had polled a total of 724,680 votes.

The result sheets were duly signed and accepted by the party agents of all candidates in the election.