Nigerian News (Yola) – The Management of Adamawa Polytechnic, Yola Nigeria, on Thursday confirmed the accreditation and approval of seven new courses in the institute by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Rector of the Institution Prof. Bobboi Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the development was first of its kind in the history of the institution.
Umar said, ” the institution is able to record a remarkable achievement where about seven new courses were accredited by the NBTE.”
He explained that, the accredited programmes include mass communication, social development, business administration and four engineering courses.
Nigerian News – The Federal Ministry of Youth Development in Abuja Nigeria, plans to consolidate on the successes of the NYSC as the scheme clocks 40 years this year.
Established in 1973 the scheme entails a one-year compulsory service to the nation by graduates of universities and later those of polytechnics.
Extolling the scheme on Sunday in Abuja, Minister of Youth Development, Inuwa Abdul-Kadir, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “the NYSC has helped in national integration as batches of corps members have contributed immensely to national development.’’
Abdul-Kadir also praised the NYSC for its robust contribution to the success of the conduct of the 2011 general elections.
Nigerian News — The Republic of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Nigeria has awarded post-graduate scholarships to six Nigerian students to study in Korea.
Mr Sang Jung, Chief Resident Representative at the agency’s office in Abuja, disclosed this on Wednesday during the orientation programme for the awardees.
Jung told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the scholarships would provide the opportunity for the students to learn from Korea’s experience in poverty reduction and socio-economic development.
Business News (Finance) – Mallam Ahmed Kuru, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Bank Limited (EBL), has described high moral values, efficient management, service discipline and culture change in both the public and private sectors of the Nigeria’s socio-political and economic landscape as the panacea for stable growth.
Kuru, who spoke recently at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) venue of the 28th Omolayole Management Lecture series themed, “The future of enterprise in the age of collaboration,” said although it takes a lot of hard -work and commitment to
Nigerian News (Abuja) – The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has suspended the ban on the use of mini-buses within the Federal Capital City, Abuja for three weeks.
The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, gave the directive on Wednesday after meeting with stakeholders including the officials of the Mini-Buses Union, FCT chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the FCT Police Commissioner as well as Director, Department of State Security.
According to a statement signed by the Minister’s spokesperson, Mohammed Sule, the Minister, directed the setting up of a Committee to be chaired by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Anthony Ozodinobi, to fine-tune the implementation of the new scheme.