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NANS Awards Gov. Ugwuanyi Most Youth-Friendly Governor In Nigeria



National Association of Nigerian Students have awarded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the most youth-friendly governor in Nigeria.

The Association said “there is no Governor that is as student-friendly as your esteemed person”.

The students spoke when the leadership (NANS) paid Gov. Ugwuanyi a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu, to formally present to him their new National President, Comrade Chidi Ilogebe.

Comrade Ilogebe is the first indigene of Enugu State to occupy the exalted office of the students’ leadership in the country.

Presenting the new National President, the Senate President of NANS, Comrade Abukakar Gambo Mohammed from IBB University, LAPAI, extolled the governor’s leadership qualities as a hardworking, visionary, peaceful, humble and accommodating leader.

NANS Senate President told Gov. Ugwuanyi that “while virtually all the states of the federation are battling with one security challenge or the other, Enugu State is not only in the hands of God, but I want to authoritatively state that the kind of leadership you have provided for Enugu State has made it a very peaceful state”.

Comrade Mohammed added that “Nigerian students are very proud that you have not only created a platform for youths to learn leadership but you have operated an open door policy that is second to none in the history of Nigeria politics”.

Also speaking at the event, NANS Director General, Public Communications, Comrade Salahudeen A. Lukman of ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State, noted with great delight that “wonderful things have been happening in Enugu State since your (Ugwuanyi) emergence that have not been happening in any part of this country.

“We are very optimistic that with you it will continue to happen because you are a good man”, he said.

Comrade Lukman applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for actively involving the youth in the governance of the state, disclosing that “it is established that it is only in Enugu State that most of the local governments are in the hands of the young people”.

Commending the governor for being among the first to pay the new minimum wage in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges, NANS Public Communications DG pointed out to the governor that “another wonderful thing that you have done that is not yet established everywhere, even in my own state, is the payment of the new minimum wage to the workers of Enugu State”.

According to him, “We are dumbfounded that many states are still struggling to ensure that the new minimum wage is implemented while you have started paying this money. This shows your magnanimity and dedication to service”.

The students also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his comportment and commitment to the nationwide #EndSARS protest as well as the demands made by the protesting youth, stating that while many states are still looking for how to address the issues surrounding the protest, “we are also pleased to note that you have constituted the independent panel of inquiry and visited the defunct SARS office in your state to confirm its closure as directed by the Federal Government and demanded by the Nigerian youth.

They therefore expressed optimism that the governor will accord their new National President all the needed support and cooperation to excel in his highly demanding responsibilities.



Prof. Elom Appointed Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University



Prof. Sunday Oge Elom has been named the third substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi.

The Governing Council of the institution located at Ndufu-Alike approved the appointment.

Odisa Okeke, Registrar/Secretary of the Council, made the announcement on Tuesday.

Elom, a Medical Biochemist, will assume office on February 11.

He will take over from Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba, whose five years tenure will elapse on February 10.

Okeke said Elom’s selection was based on the recommendation of the joint Council Senate Selection Board in line with the university miscellaneous provision (Amendment) Act 2003.

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BREAKING: NECO Releases Result



The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, announced these at the NECO Headquarters in Minna.

The Council also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice.

He said the schools derecignised include four schools in Adamawa, two in kaduna, two in Kastina, Two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in FCT.

He said that 24 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answers on chalkboards.

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FG Cancels School Resumption, Reviewing Opening Process



The Federal Government said January 18th, 2021, which would be subjected to another review considering an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus positive cases recorded recently in the country.

The government added that from tomorrow, the Ministry of Education would commence a review of the date to determine when safe for schools to resume for the 2020/2021 second term across the country.

Announcing the new development on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that the rising cases have become a source of worries to the government.

“You will all agree with me that what is happening presently is not friendly. And earlier before we made the announcement on resumption, it was agreed that it was not sacrosanct.

“And today at the PTF meeting, we took another look at the number of cases recorded across the country and we decided that there was a need to review the date”, he added.

Earlier, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who also doubles as Chairman of PTF on COVID-19, raised concerns over the increase in cases and attributed the spike currently experienced across the country to the reopening of schools, and other sectors of the economy.

Mustapha said: “It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities, reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID-19 safety measures.

“The full import of the fore-going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions”.

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