Category : Other News

Other News / Education - 2019-10-13 05:46:54

NANS threatens showdown with FUOYE VC over alleged increase in fees

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said that the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, should be ready to face its wrath if he refused to reduce what it termed, “satanic increase” of some fees payable by students of the university. NANS said it “condemns in its […] NANS threatens showdown with FUOYE VC over alleged increase in fees

Other News / Science & Tech - 2019-10-11 07:15:49

Sahara Reporters founder Sowore remains detained in Nigeria

The founder of African investigative digital media site Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore remains detained in Nigeria on charges including treason, his wife Opeyemi Sowore told TechCrunch. Her husband founded Sahara Reporters to create and aggregate news content, social media tips and self-digital reporting toward exposing corruption in Africa and his home country of Nigeria. After being jailed and beaten several times for his journalistic work in Nigeria, Sowore re-located to New York City and formed Sahara Reporters in Manhattan in 2006 to report under U.S. legal protections. Several outlets, including Reuters, reported his arrest in August 2019. According to Opeyemi Sowore — who lives in New Jersey — her husband was detained in Lagos on August 3rd. He was then transferred to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Per social media and press reporting, Omoyele Sowore (who goes by Sowore), was participating in the #RevolutionNow movement calling for peaceful demonstration against bad governance in Nigeria.  After several hearings, he is still being held in Abuja, his wife said. According to a copy of his court charging document obtained by TechCrunch, Sowore is charged with two counts of conspiring to stage a revolution and to remove from office Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhar...

Other News / Education - 2019-10-11 06:04:24

NOUN appoints new DVC, approves 15 more courses

The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has announced the appointment of Prof. Uduma Orji Uduma of the Department of Philosophy as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). The institution has also approved 15 new courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Prof. Peter Okebukola, the Chairman, Governing Council, NOUN, told newsmen in […] NOUN appoints new DVC, approves 15 more courses

Other News / Education - 2019-10-07 06:20:35

FG reacts to sack of 15 ABU staff for sexual harassment, corruption

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Sunday commended the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) authorities for terminating the employment of 15 staff and demotion of one academic staff for corruption and sexual harassment. Babatunde Irukera, FCCPC Chief Executive Officer, in a statement, noted that the disciplinary action followed investigations that established unsolicited and […] FG reacts to sack of 15 ABU staff for sexual harassment, corruption

Other News / Education - 2019-10-05 18:03:09

Over 90 percent of schools in Kogi have no infrastructures, poor laboratories – ASUSS

Over 90 percent of schools in Kogi State have deficient infrastructures, poor or non-existence laboratories, and libraries with out of date books. The Kogi State Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Comrade Ranti Ojo made this known while speaking at the occasion marking this years World Teacher’s Day in Lokoja, the […] Over 90 percent of schools in Kogi have no infrastructures, poor laboratories – ASUSS

Other News / Education - 2019-10-05 16:34:18

Nigerian govt reveals new plans for teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will provide vibrant policies that will provide allowances and initiate annual retention benefits for teachers in order to attract them to rural communities. Buhari, who was represented by the Attorney General of the Federation, Justice Abubakar Malami made this known in Abuja on Saturday at the 2019 […] Nigerian govt reveals new plans for teachers

Other News / Education - 2019-10-05 14:30:29

Adamawa primary school teachers not promoted for 13 years

Primary school teachers in Adamawa State have complained of not having been promoted for the past thirteen years. The state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Rodney Nathan, made the complaint to wild acknowledgment by the affected teachers during the World Teachers Day celebration at the Mahmud Ribadu Square, Yola, on Saturday. […] Adamawa primary school teachers not promoted for 13 years

Other News / Education - 2019-10-05 05:02:21

TASCE begins degree courses amid 60 months unpaid salaries

Despite owing its staff 60 months salaries, the Tai Solarin College of Education in Omu, Ijebu area of Ogun State, says it has commenced running of degree programmes for undergraduates in Education, with the goal of producing 21st century education specialists, who will in turn contribute to national development. DAILY POST reported that the staff […] TASCE begins degree courses amid 60 months unpaid salaries

Other News / Science & Tech - 2019-10-03 07:04:11

Africa Roundup: CcHub’s iHub acquisition, Andela’s $50M run-rate and layoffs, Transsion’s IPO

Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators joined forces in September. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub acquired Nairobi based iHub. The purchase amount was undisclosed, but CcHub will finance the deal out of its real estate project to build a new 10-story HQ in Lagos, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani told TechCrunch. Details are emerging on how the two entities will operate together, but Tijani noted some degree of autonomy. The names — CcHub and iHub — will remain the same. Tijani is now co-CEO of both organizations. Nekesa Were continues as iHub managing director. And iHub’s existing programs will remain, with CcHub extending to Kenya some of its existing activities in education, healthcare and governance. CcHub will also use the iHub addition to expand the investment scope of its Growth Capital Fund. The acquisition brings together two of Africa’s most powerful tech hubs by membership networks, volume of programs, startups incubated and global visibility. CcHub and iHub visitors and partnerships span Zuckerberg, Mayer, Facebook, Google and several African governments. There’ll be a lot to cover on how this merger shapes up. At a high level, for now, the CcHub-iHub union creates a direct innovation link between two of Africa’s most active markets for VC and s...

Other News / Education - 2019-10-02 13:32:10

NYSC extends registration date for remobilization of corps members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has extended registration date for the remobilization of Corps members. NYSC explained that its portal will remain open till October 10, for corps members willing to remobilize from their current state of posting. The management of the scheme made the disclosure on Wednesday via its official Twitter handle. The […] NYSC extends registration date for remobilization of corps members

Other News / Education - 2019-09-30 08:21:04

Stop playing deceptive politics with LAUTECH – ASUU warns Makinde, Oyetola

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso chapter on Sunday warned both Oyo and Osun State Governments not to play politics with the lives of staff and students of the university. ASUU maintained that the welfare of her members remained paramount in her demands and that it would […] Stop playing deceptive politics with LAUTECH – ASUU warns Makinde, Oyetola

Other News / Science & Tech - 2019-09-30 01:30:01

Africa’s top mobile phone seller Transsion lists in Chinese IPO

Chinese mobile phone and device maker Transsion has listed in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, a Transsion spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.  Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top seller of smartphones in Africa under its Tecno brand. The company has also started to support venture funding of African startups. Transsion issued 80 million A shares at an opening price of 35.15 yuan (≈ $5.00) to raise 2.8 billion yuan (or ≈ $394 million). A shares are the common shares issued by mainland Chinese companies and are normally available for purchases only by mainland citizens.  Transsion’s IPO prospectus is downloadable (in Chinese) and its STAR Market listing application is available on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s website. STAR is the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new Nasdaq-style board for tech stocks that went live in July with some 25 companies going public. Transsion plans to spend 1.6 billion yuan (or $227 million) of its STAR Market raise on building more phone assembly hubs, and around 430 million yuan ($62 million) on research and development, including a mobile phone R&D center in Shanghai, a company spokesperson said. To support its African sales network, Transsion maintains a manufacturing facility in Ethiopia. The company recently announced plans to build an i...

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