Education

300-Level ABU Student Commits Suicide, blames Parents; See Heart Touching Letter She Left [SEE PHOTOS]

  Aisha Omolola, a 300 Level student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria took her own life recently in a mostly tragic fashion. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that she reportedly took poison “Sniper” earlier today in her apartment at Samaru which immediately took her life. She left a letter attached to her body bidding farewell to her friends and loved ones. Read her heart touching death note below: “Just like I said, If I am no more please hold my family especially my mum and dad responsible. I have tried to be the best I can be, Stayed award from them just because they blame me for their mistakes and they [Read]

Wow! Meet Esther Okade, 10-year old Nigerian-born Maths Genius who Just enrolled At College [READ MORE]

STORY HIGHLIGHTS: – Esther Okade is a 10-year-old British-Nigerian student – She recently enrolled at the Open University in the UK – Already top of her class scoring 100% in a recent exam – Took A-level exams, a British secondary school qualification, last year At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from “Frozen,” playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park or shopping. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that but what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that she’s also a university undergraduate. Esther, from Walsall, an industrial town in the UK’s West Midlands region, is one of [Read]

ASUU Vows to Continue With Ongoing Strike [READ MORE]

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, yesterday in Lagos vowed to continue the ongoing six weeks strike that has grounded the public universities. Speaking at a press briefing held at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, its national President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi lamented that the Federal Government was not serious with the negotiations it had between the Union and the Federal Government representatives. He urged the Federal government to demonstrate serious commitment to implementing the spirit and letters of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement as well as the resulting 2013 MOU and 2017 Memorandum of understanding. Buhari Urges ASUU To End Strike He said: “The Federal Government should demonstrate serious commitment [Read]

JAMB to start 2019 UTME registration January 10, Says No More Use of Cyber Cafes for Registration [READ MORE]

  THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will open registration for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on January 10, 2019. JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said at a stakeholders meeting with CBT Centre operators and others at the University of Lagos yesterday that the sale of e-PIN for the examination would last for six weeks. He, however, did not give the actual examination dates. Oloyede had initially announced January 3 as beginning date for the sale of forms but changed it to January 10, 2018 following appeal by the CBT operators for more time to complete their online network test. The centres were only given seven days [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB to begin Sale of Forms Jan 10, Stops use of Cyber cafes for registration of candidates [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would begin Sale of 2019 UTME forms by January 10 and will no longer use cyber cafes for registration of candidates, beginning from the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said this on Thursday on the sideline of a meeting with proprietors of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres at the University of Lagos. “We are no longer going to allow the cyber cafes to do the registration exercise for prospective candidates because they are extorting candidates and overcharging them. “They also do services they [Read]

Sex-For-Marks: Ex-OAU Lecturer Sentenced To 2 Years Imprisonment [READ MORE]

  A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo on Monday sentenced former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, to two years imprisonment for demanding s3x to pass her student, Monica Osagie. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that during previous proceedings, the convict had pleaded not guilty to the charge of s3xual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, (ICPC). Akindele had been docked before Justice Maureen Onyetenu on a 4-count charge bothering on s3xual harassment. According to the charges, the convict “corruptly asked for s3xual benefits for himself from Monica Osagie for a favour that would be thereafter sworn to her by [Read]

NANS seeks Speedy Prosecution of Alleged Killer of Police Officer in Ogun [READ MORE]

  The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has urged the Ogun Police Command to fast track prosecution of the alleged killer of Cpl. Gbenga Adeboyejo. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that in a condolence message to the command, NANS demanded that the culprit must be made to face the consequences of his action to serve as deterrent to others. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that a 30-year-old community leader, was on Dec. 10 arrested by the Ogun Police Command for allegedly killing Adeboyejo, over a N120,000 business deal. Parading the suspect at the scene of the crime in Opeji, Odeda Local Government Area, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, [Read]

Gov Amosun Showers Encomiums On Oba Alake As He Bags Honorary Doctorate Award [READ MORE]

  ABEOKUTA – Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has showered encomiums on the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo on the conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree in management by the Governing Council of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi state. The Governor in a personally signed congratulatory message on behalf of the state government, said the honour was symbiotic as a result of the monarch’s contribution to nation’s growth and Ogun State as a former military officer and traditional leader. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Oba Gbadebo, alongside former Minister of Education and Health, Professor Ihechukwu Mmadubike will be honoured at the university’s 3rd convocation ceremony [Read]

ASUP Threatens Nationwide Indefinite Strike, says “No going back” [READ MORE]

  The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Tuesday again re-echoed its resolve to embark on a nationwide planned industrial action due to Federal Government’s continued failure to honour agreements signed with the union. The Union said there was no going back on its planned indefinite strike beginning on December 12 in all the nation’s polytechnics.   Mr Usman Dutse, the National President of the union made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that Dutse said that the strike became necessary following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with [Read]

SHOCKING: 16 – Year Old Boy Dies During “JUJU” Superiority Contest In School Premises [READ MORE]

  EKITI – A secondary school student at the Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Mathew Favour, died on Thursday following injuries he sustained in a superiority contest with a colleague on the efficacy of their charms. Sources said that the incident occurred in the evening within the school’s premises. The 16-year old was said to have been engaged in a friendly dispute with a colleague over the ownership of a ball before it degenerated into an argument over who had more portent charms. Late Favour, who was in Senior Secondary Class Two before his death, was allegedly stabbed in the chest and later died at the Ekiti State University Teaching [Read]