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“Hangry”,, 22 other new words added to Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford University Press has released 23 new words in its quarterly update of list of words in Oxford advanced learners dictionary. The words, released Thursday to the web version of the dictionary, include hangry, bants, manspreading and more. Awesomesauce: This is an adjective, used also informally in the US to mean extremely good; excellent. Bants: This implies playfully teasing or ...

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WAEC reverses self, to release withheld results tomorrow

WEST African Examination Council (WAEC), Wednesday  announced that it would within 24 hours release the results of candidates in the 13 states that owe fees for the 2015 May, June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu disclosed this in Abuja after a meeting with the Executive Director of the ...

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OUR TORTURE STORY: Madonna varsity students narrate ordeal in hands of institution’s officials

*One to undergo surgery in Germany, jaws of the other fractured*They are suspected cultists –Varsity PRO *Other students live in fear and under threat of expulsion Two students of Madon­na University, Akpugo Campus, Enugu State, have told the horrifying story of torture they suffered in the hands of key officials of the tertiary institution. The duo, Stanley Okoye, 23, a ...

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1,805‎ intending lawyers fail bar exams

The Council of Legal Education, yesterday, released the results of the Bar final examinations it conducted in April and May, 2015 which a total of 1,805 candidates failed out of 5,588 that sat for the exams. The Council, in a statement it issued in Abuja yesterday, disclosed that whereas only four candidates made First Class, a total number of 109 ...

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Uncompleted ENSUBEB projects: Ugwuanyi moves against defaulters

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has warned that any government official, contractor or group of persons found to have contributed to the present poor conditions of some primary schools under the Universal Basic Education Board in the state will face the full wrath of the law. Regretting that the state of affairs has undermined the conducive  learning  environment that would have ...

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Buhari wants Islamic books included in Federal schools’ curriculum

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Ministry of Education to include two Islamic Studies books written by the late Justice Muhammad Bashir Sambo in the secondary school curriculum for all Federal Government Colleges. The president gave the directive, weekend, in Kaduna while launching the reviewed editions of the books which were first published in 1974. Represented by Governor Nasir ...

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Governing Councils of Federal Universities not dissolved – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the Governing Councils of Federal Universities were not affected by the dissolution of Federal Government parastatal agencies, institutions and government-owned companies, announced on July 16. A statement issued in Abuja by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the President approved that governing councils be exempted from the dissolution ...

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Benue varsity students dump colleague’s corpse at VC’s office

Medical Students of the Benue State University, Makurdi, have deposited the coffin of their dead colleague at the office of the Vice-Chancellor in protest. It was gathered that the deceased, Idoko Nicholas Inalegwu, died in controversial circumstances after receiving the news of his withdrawal after spending 10 years in medical school. Idoko was withdrawn for failing a re-sit. A student, ...

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First class graduates to serve in varsities —NYSC

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen.Johnson Olawumi, said on Wednesday in Kaduna that prospective corps members with First Class degrees would henceforth be posted to universities for their primary assignments. Also to be posted to the universities, according to Olawumi, are corps members who graduated with distinction from polytechnics. This is just as the Kaduna State ...

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Why JAMB, stakeholders adopted 180 as cut-off mark

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and stakeholders, yesterday, adopted 180 as minimum cut-off mark for admission into degree-awarding institutions for 2015 session. The decision was made at the 2015 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education, NCE, and National Diploma, ND, held Tuesday  in Abuja. The meeting also adopted 150 for NCE and ND ...

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