Education

MAPOLY debunks rumours of clash between Rector and New VC [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic has refuted reports published by a national Online newspaper ‘Platform Times’ which had claimed that the new Vice Chancellor of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology [MAUSTECH] and the Polytechnic’s Rector had a clash over the true ownership of the office during a recent meeting.  The recent release which was signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Yemi Ajibola and captioned “DISCLAIMER!!! MAPOLY REFUTES FAKE NEWS OF DRAMA AS MAUSTECH VC, MAPOLY RECTOR CLASH OVER OFFICE OWNERSHIP”, had utterly rejected claims contained in the said report which it described as ‘FAKE NEWS and FALSE ALLEGATIONS’.  It further explained [Read]

Senate Okays Adekoya’s Bill on Retirement Age Of Teachers

The Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers and Education Officers in Nigeria Bill, 2019 (HB. 2554) sponsored in the House of Representatives by Honourable Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid, the lawmaker representing Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency on Tuesday got the Concurrence of the Senate as it was read and passed on the floor of the Upper House. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Bill which sought to raise the retirement age of both Primary and Secondary school teachers as well as Education Officers from 60 to 65 years was laid before the senate by the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, and was passed after the third reading. It would be recalled that Adekoya’s [Read]

UTME 2019: We’ve resolved exam schedules with WAEC, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday assured candidates sitting for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that they would not be denied the opportunity of writing the examination . Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations, JAMB, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos following fears concerning a clash in the timetable of West African Senior School Certificate Examination and UTME. According to the timetable, WAEC students who are expected to write Animal Husbandry on April 11 by 9: 00 a .m are also expected to sit for the UTME on the same day. At least 1 .8 million candidates are [Read]

Sex Romp: FUTO Reveals Names Of Students Who Died in Female Hostel

OWERRI – The management of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, has finally confirmed that three out of the four students, who died at the Sunshine Castle Hostel, Ihiagwa, after allegedly taking tramadol and Indian hemp, were its students, Punch has reported. The Public Relations Officer, FUTO, Uche Nwelue, said after investigation, the university was able to identify three of the victims as students of the university. She said checks in the school’s student data system confirmed that the three males, who allegedly took part in the sex orgy at the hostel near the institution, were students of FUTO. The university’s spokesperson said, “I can now confirm to [Read]

Tragedy in Ogun As Woman Dies, Daughter injured After Jeep Plunges into River

Tragedy strucked over the weekend as a private Lexus Jeep on Sunday plunged into the river on Ijebu-Ode/Benin Expressway, killing a woman and injuring her daughter, an official has said. The Public Relations Officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this to OgunToday in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. and was caused by overspeeding. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that he said the driver of the Lexus Jeep, with registration number JJJ 930 FL, a woman, lost control while on motion and plunged into the river near. [READ ALSO] Eight Feared Killed, Many Injured, homeless in Fresh Kaduna Attack [READ MORE] “I [Read]

77-Year-Old Grandma Graduates From UNILAG

  A 77-year-old retired worker and grandma who, on Tuesday, bagged her first-degree certificate at the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, says she enrolled for the programme after her retirement to avoid boredom. The retiree, Mrs. Bridget Okonji of the Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance Counselling), told journalists that the achievement was her dream come true. “I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me see this day. “I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria, where I finally retired,’’ Okonji, with Matriculation Number 111305030, said. [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB reschedules printing of exam slips to April 4

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have rescheduled the printing of the 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slip to Thursday, April 4. JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja . NAN reports that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2. Benjamin said the shift in date came after 14 Computer – Based Tests centres were on Monday , suspended due to infractions during the board’s conduct of Mock UTME, including an incident where JAMB staff were attacked at one of its centres. “The suspension has [Read]

BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there is the high possibility that the governor-elect of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on assuming office, will scrap Ogun State Polytechnic and Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), newly established but controversial institutions by which the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.  [READ ALSO] EXCLUSIVE: ASUP MAPOLY honours former Rector, Prof Itiola with Outstanding Performance Award [SEE MORE PHOTOS] An inside source disclosed that one of Abiodun’s plans to save the dying Moshood Abiola Polytechnic was to discard some of the controversial educational policies of Amosun including scrapping the Ogun Poly and the university he recently established. [READ ALSO] BOOM! EFCC raises team to probe [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: ASUP MAPOLY honours former Rector, Prof Itiola with Outstanding Performance Award [SEE PHOTOS]

John Izabi,  The immediate past Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Prof Oludele Itiola (of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan) received an Outstanding Performance Award from the Executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP) MAPOLY Chapter in his office recently, NEWS FLAKES NG exclusively reports.  The outstanding leadership award was presented to Prof Itiola by Comrade Kola Abiola, who’s the immediate past chairman of ASUP MAPOLY in company of Comrade Osifalujo Babatunde Chibuzor, the current Chairman of ASUP MAPOLY together with  Mrs. Olorode, the Union’s Treasurer. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH [READ MORE] Recall that Prof. Itiola served as Rector [Read]

Flavour Opens School for the blind in Liberia (SEE PHOTOS)

Popular Nigerian singer, Flavour has excited his fans after a kind gesture of building a school for the blind in Liberia. Flavour, 35, did this to honour his friend, Semah G. Weifur. Flavour linked up with Semah in 2017 for the first time after he was impressed by the youngster’s rendition of his iconic single, ‘Mama’ at a peace concert organized by Liberian singer, Juli Endee. Flavour then featured him on ‘Most High,’ a gospel track off his fifth studio album, Ijele – The Traveler. [Read]

MAPOLY Students’ Union Election is Worthy of Emulation, Says Stakeholders

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Major Stakeholders in the just concluded Students’ Union Election of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta have described the exercise as the freest,  fairest and most credible in the history of the institution and  an act worthy of emulation across the country and beyond.  The election, which was conducted via e-voting system at the ICT center of the Polytechnic, was adjudged the first of its kind in the history of the 40-year old institution. Mr. Samson Omoniyi (aka Heritage) of the Department of Mass Communication was declared the Students’ Union president-elect for the 2018/2019 academic session after defeating his closest rival GENESIS by 542 votes to 486. [Read]

BREAKING: Advocate Forum Breaks 10-Yr Jinx, as HERITAGE Wins Mapoly SU Election [SEE FULL RESULTS] 

  John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Presidential candidate of the Advocate Forum of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere Abeokuta, Samson Omoniyi aka HERITAGE has defeated his Reformation Forum Counterpart, aka GENESIS to win the just concluded Students’ Union election held earlier today at the institution’s campus.  According to official results released by the Students’ Union Electoral Committee Chairman, HERITAGE polled a total of 542 votes to defeat his closest rival, GENESIS who was only able to secure a total of 486 votes. Other successful candidates were also elected into the offices of the Vice president, Public Relations Unit, Financial Secretary, [Read]

REVEALED! Pius Adesanmi’s Last Interview – Near-death accident, abusive relationship, Buhari’s cluelessness” [READ MORE]

  One evening in early September last year, Pius Adesanmi, telephoned me frantically from his base in Ontario. He had been calling for days and due to my excessively busy schedule at the time and the time difference between Canada and Nigeria, we missed each other repeatedly. He would call while I was asleep, and I would do the same while he was perhaps dreaming away in Ontario. In frustration, the man I called Akowe (Book man), left a message for me on WhatsApp: “O ga o. Olorun a fun alagbara yin ni suuru o.” (May God give the powerful the patience to be gentle with the masses). He was [Read]

I am not receiving any salary from NOUN, My Service is Pro bono, says Obasanjo

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked claims contained in a recent newspaper publication that he receives N40,000 as monthly salary from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).  The former president cleared the air about this speculation in a recent release entitled “My Service at NOUN is Pro bono” and made available to newsmen by his Personal Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi. According to the release, Chief Obasanjo explained that his appointment as an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at the Abeokuta Study Centre with was received with “pleasure and duty to give back to others out [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB Postpones Exams Again, Announces New Dates, Continues Registration [SEE NEW DATES HERE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rescheduled the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to 11th April. The board also fixed 1st April for the conduct of its mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March. JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja. The statement directed candidates to begin the printing of their UTME notification slips from 2nd April in any part of the country. The board added that it also reopened its registration portal to 41,063 candidates who have created their profiles and procured either the UTME or DE ePINS till Friday 15th, March. [READ [Read]