Entries by FSTAJOY

20 Bayelsa schools indicted for exam malpractices

The National Council on Education has indicted 20 secondary schools in Bayelsa State for alleged involvement in examination malpractices during the 2021/2022 terminal examinations recently organised by the West African Examinations Council and the National Examinations Council in the country.  The Director of Secondary Education Department in the state Ministry of Education, Jacob Osusu, announced… […]

Nigerian activist, Yemi Adamolekun, wins Global Citizen Prize

A Nigerian, Executive Director, Enough is Enough, Yemi Adamolekun, has been announced as one of the winners of the Global Citizen Prize. According to Global Citizen, an international advocacy organisation, the Global Citizen Prize: Citizen Award 2022 and Cisco Youth Leadership Award recognises individuals for their efforts in shaping the world, poverty eradication, and the… […]

DFIs to explore new financing opportunities

THE Association of Nigerian Development Finance Institutions says it has concluded plans to leverage its yearly conference to exchange ideas on development finance as part of efforts to explore opportunities in innovative financing for sustainable development. It said in a statement that its second annual general assembly/conference in Abuja this week would serve as an… […]

ASUU: Reps intervene as students shut down Lagos-Abeokuta road

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has ordered relevant committees of the chamber to intervene in the crisis between the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities. Wase, who presided over the plenary on Wednesday, mandated chairmen of the House Committees on Education and Labour to resolve the crisis, failing… […]

Terrorists kill seven soldiers, others in Taraba, Reps raise concern

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists, on Tuesday, killed seven soldiers and a mobile policeman at Tati village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, according to military sources. This was as the terrorists bombed the 6 Brigade of the Nigerian Army Base in Jalingo, the state capital. Several sources at the 93 Battalion of… […]

Inter beat Juve to win Italian Cup after penalty drama

Inter Milan claimed their eighth Italian Cup on Wednesday after overcoming old foes Juventus 4-2 in an extra-time victory full of incident and controversy. Ivan Perisic secured a thrilling win with a double in the first half of extra time but the match hung on the awarding of a soft-seeming penalty which Hakan Calhanoglu smashed… […]

Flying Eagles zoom into WAFU B semis

Nigeria’s National Under-20 men’s football team, the Flying Eagles, on Wednesday, qualified for the semi-finals of the WAFU-B U-20 Championship in Niamey, Niger Republic. The team played a 2-2 draw with their Burkinabé counterparts in a thrilling encounter at the General Seyni Kountche Stadium, Niamey, to scale through in their second and last Group B… […]

Akeredolu supports Ondo oil palm farmers with N2bn

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, appreciated some eminent individuals and organisations with awards for their contributions to the development and growth of agriculture in the state. He also provided N2bn to support farmers with a view to boosting oil palm output in the state. According to a statement by the Chief… […]

FCMB, Mastercard Foundation to support 100,000 MSMEs

First City Monument Bank, a member of FCMB Group Plc, has partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to provide subsidised loans to 100,000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises to scale their operations and create work opportunities for young Nigerian women and men. A statement said the programme, which was part of the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa… […]

Pensioners protest non-payment of gratuities, criticise PTAD

A group, Concerned PHCN Pensioners, has staged a protest at the liaison office of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, over the non-payment of their gratuities and arrears while urging the FG to intervene in the matter. The leader of the group, Comrade Engineer Dunmoye Oladimeji, lamented that since most… […]