UNIABUJA, FULAFIA, UNIPORT, others announce resumption dates

By Opeyemi Babalola Following the suspension of the strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), last Friday, some universities have started releasing their new academic calendars and resumption dates to commence work quickly in order to cover the lost ground. It would be recalled that the universities were closed down for eight months after the federal government failed to resolve the demands of the union.  Among the universities that have issued resumption directives include the University of Abuja, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Olusegun Agagu University of Science…

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Persistent strike action upends country’s future leaders, says Prof. Abdul-rasheed Na’Allah

I have not seen a public university anywhere in the world especially, the world-class one that says government should fund them hundred per cent. It is not possible. Prof. Na’Allah The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, in this interview tracked from THE SUPREMACY TV by OPEYEMI BABALOLA and MOYOSORE SALAMI, speaks on how universities across the country can secure their rightful place in the world. He also shares some useful insights in view of the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)…

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UNIABUJA signs MoU with Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission

By Opeyemi Babalola        As part of efforts to advance the development of nuclear energy in the country, the University of Abuja on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who made the disclosure during the signing ceremony, said the partnership would enhance research and atomic physics studies. Na’Allah, who noted that students of the institution would soon take degrees to Ph.D. level in nuclear energy, expressed the university’s commitment to the development of national goals in science and…

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Police confirm six abductions as bandits attack UNIABUJA staff quarters

By Opeyemi Babalola FCT Police Command on Tuesday morning confirmed that six persons have been kidnapped by suspected bandits after attacking the staff quarters of the University of Abuja.The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Josephine Adeh ANIPR, who spoke to University Times International (UTI) confirmed the attack in a statement made available to the medium.According to the statement, “The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday has dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) main and…

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Mailafia: UNIABUJA absolves self of culpability in death of ex-Deputy Governor of CBN

By Opeyemi Babalola University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has washed its hands clean of its alleged involvement in the death of the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia. There have been series of allegations pointing at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital’s (UATH) of culpability in the 64-year-old Mailafia’s death. He was reported to have died at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday morning. Interestingly, the Middle Belt Forum in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Isuwa Dogo, also alleged that the late Mailafia…

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