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The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Dr. Salisu Umaron, on Wednesday said the institution was indebted to the tune of over N1.3 billion when he took over. Umar disclosed this while addressing newsmen during his one year stewardship as the rector of the polytechnic. He said N24 million was paid monthly to part […]

The Lagos State Government has approved the reopening of Chrisland High School, Ikeja, seven weeks after it ordered its indefinite closure over the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran. The latest development followed an appeal by the Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday to seek the […]

The Lagos State Government has said it would charge Chrisland High School, Ikeja, some members of staff and one of the vendors with the offences of “Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless and Negligent Acts”, following the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, during a sporting event the school organised. Adeniran slumped and died in a […]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday said about 176,408 candidates will sit for this year’s optional mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Mock-UTME). The exam body said notification slips for candidates, who had registered for the Mock-UTME scheduled for Thursday, 30th March, 2023, would be ready for printing from Thursday, 23rd March, 2023. […]

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclaimed all disengagement letters issued in the last couple of weeks to workers in Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, insisting that they are illegal, null and void. The governor maintains that his administration’s commitment to workers’ welfare in the university remains sacrosanct and hasn’t sanctioned this action. In a […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Saheed Aderinto, a Prof of History and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University, for winning the prestigious Dan David Prize- the largest financial reward for excellence in the historical discipline in the world. The President in a statement issued on Saturday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi […]

The Lagos state government has confirmed that Whitney Adeniran, the late 12-year-old student of Chrisland Schools in Opebi, Ikeja Lagos died of Asphyxia and electrocution. This is contrary to the claim by the school that Whitney slumped and died during the school’s inter house sports competition. DIPLOMATIC DIARY had earlier reported that Whitney’s father, Dr. […]

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, has announced the release of 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, second series for private candidates. Recall that WASSCE 2022 second series for private candidates was conducted in Nigeria between Monday, October 31 and Thursday, December 15, with three thousand, three hundred and ninety-three. 3,393 examiners […]

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has clarified its order for the shutdown of Chrisland Secondary school over the death of Whitney Adeniran. Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of Chrisland School Ikeja, died on 9 February, 2023, during a sporting event at Agege Stadium. The State Government had on Sunday directed the closure of the Ikeja […]

The Lagos State Government has ordered the temporary closure of Chrisland School, located at Opebi-Ikeja, following the reported death of a student of the School, Whytney Adeniran. The order was contained in a statement by the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo on Sunday. 12-year-old Whitney died on Thursday during the school’s inter-house sports activities […]

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Two US Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky during a training mission Wednesday night, resulting in “several casualties”, officials said. The helicopters, from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), crashed at around 10 pm Wednesday in Kentucky’s Trigg county, northwest of Fort Campbell, the army base said in a statement early Thursday. “We can […]

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie’s first son, Kambilinachukwu, is dead. The 16-year-old reportedly collapsed on Wednesday while playing football in school. His mother, May’s sister who was at the scene said the boy read throughout the night preparing for his exam today. “After his exam in school, he joined his mates to play football and that’s […]

Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he could not honor its invitation because of ill health and already arranged medical appointments overseas. The EFCC had summoned Akpabio, over an allegation of abuse of office and misappropriation of billions of Naira. The anti-graft agency […]

The US Department of State has announced its commitment to facilitating legitimate travel to the United States for both immigrant and nonimmigrant travelers. However, it published a Final Rule regarding increases to certain non-immigrant visa application (NIV) processing fees and the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens age 15 and over. According to a […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of six (6) new Federal Permanent Secretaries in Federal Civil Service following the recently conducted selection process. The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, made the made disclosure in Abuja. The appointees include : Mahmud Adam Kambari, from Borno State; Esuabana Nko Asanya, Cross River […]

The Federal Government has approved N59.7 billion for some  projects in  Oil producing communities in Rivers State Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, disclosed this on Wednesday to State House Correspondents after the weekly cabinet meeting. He explained that the Ministry obtained approval of N41.4 billion for the construction of a centre of excellence which would […]

World football governing body, FIFA, has stripped Indonesia of the hosting right to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The decision was announced after Wednesday’s meeting between FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and President of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) Erick Thohir. A new host will be announced as soon as possible, with the dates […]

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday said, it uncovered plot and some key players in an alleged move to form an interim government in Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure on May 29. Spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said the Service considered the plot, being pursued by the entrenched interests, as not […]

South-East separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has refuted reports that it operates a government in exile. The Group in a statement issued Wednesday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, warned those behind such moves to desist, from using its name and identity. The statement partly read: “We the global movement […]

 A motion seeking to name the National Assembly Library Building in Honor and Commemoration of Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the 9th National Assembly, has suffered a set back. The motion was spinsored by Gaza Jonathan Gbefwi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member from Nasarawa State. Titled, “Need to Name the National Assembly Library Building in […]