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A witness informed the court that a UNICAL Professor, Ndifon, allegedly requested her virginity in exchange for admission.

The star witness of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recounted her ordeal, detailing how she was allegedly pressured by the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Cyril Ndifon, to exchange her virginity for admission. Identified simply as TKJ (a pseudonym), she testified…

Plateau State Governor dismisses Vice Chancellor of state university and leaders of tertiary institutions.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang has ousted Professor Bernard Matau, the Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, along with four other heads of tertiary institutions in the state. Matau, who assumed the VC position while serving as Commissioner for Higher Education in the previous administration led by former Governor Simon Lalong, was removed from his post before…

Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stage a protest against the delayed payment of salary arrears.

On Tuesday, January 23, primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) gathered for a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The teachers, expressing discontent with the inadequate attention to their welfare by the FCT Area Councils, raised concerns about the non-payment of salary arrears, promotion arrears, and new minimum wage arrears dating…

Katsina University officially verifies the kidnapping of two female students.

In recent news, Al-Qalam University, a private institution in Katsina State, has officially verified the abduction of two female students in Kaduna. The victims, Habiba Ango Shantali and Maryam Abubakar Musa, were traveling in a commercial vehicle from Niger State to Katsina when they were abducted around Zaria on January 15, 2024. The spokesperson for…

The Federal Government closes 18 overseas university campuses due to counterfeit degrees.

The Federal Government has issued a ban on 18 foreign universities operating in Nigeria, cautioning Nigerians against enrolling in these institutions. The Ministry of Education, through the National Universities Commission, referred to these universities, including five from the United States, six from the United Kingdom, and three from Ghana, as “degree mills.” The closure follows…

Police apprehend five individuals for their alleged involvement in the disturbance of the NANS convention in Abuja.

The Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Haruna Garba, has officially confirmed the apprehension of five suspects in connection with the attempted disruption of the NANS convention held on November 30. Garba, cautioning against any acts that disturb public peace, unlawful assembly, and criminal infiltration of lawful gatherings in the nation’s capital,…

ASUU attributes lecturer shortage in universities to the phenomenon of ‘Japa.’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) attributes the substantial shortage of staff in Nigerian universities to the ‘Japa syndrome,’ with thousands of lecturers departing the country in pursuit of better opportunities abroad. In an interview with The Punch, ASUU highlighted the current surge in retirements at universities in Nigeria. At Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto,…

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