Virginia Chihota: Presents Whose Am I? I am Not My Own

Virginia Chihota: Presents Whose Am I? I am Not My Own

From 14 January – 27 February 2021, Tiwani Contemporary will present Whose Am I? I Am Not My Own (Ndiri Waani? Handisi Muridzi Zvangu) by Virginia Chihota. At the centre of the exhibition is a suite of serigraphic works from the artist’s latest series ‘Uri Mwana Wani?’ shown originally in a solo exhibition by the artist at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2019). Whose Am I? I Am Not My Own (Ndiri Waani? Handisi Muridzi Zvangu) presents new explorations on linen alongside smaller recent works on paper.  The presentation coincides with a new forthcoming commission for Opera de…

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Miss Ebizi Eradiri: Randy Lecturers Almost Frustrated Me, Says First Class Graduate

Miss Ebizi Eradiri: Randy Lecturers Almost Frustrated Me, Says First Class Graduate

Miss Ebizi Eradiri, Bayelsa State-born female lawyer who graduated with first-class honours from the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, and repeated the same feat at the Nigerian Law School, has narrated how she was almost frustrated by randy lecturers in the university. She spoke on Wednesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, during a reception organized in her honour by the Sele Eradiri Foundation, in collaboration with other NGOs, and tagged ‘#Schoolnobescam.’ According to the young lawyer, but for prayers, hard work, and dedication, she would not have attained the…

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COVID-19: FG Cancels School Resumption, Reviewing Opening Process.

COVID-19: FG Cancels School Resumption, Reviewing Opening Process

Barely a week to the resumption of schools across Nigeria, the Federal Government has made a U-turn on the directive and announced that the date, January 18th, 2021, 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…

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COVID-19: Why ASUU Kicks Against Reopening Of Varsities

COVID-19: Why ASUU Kicks Against Reopening Of Varsities

ASUU said although its members were ready to start work, the government had not put measures in place for the safe reopening of the schools. Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. In separate interviews with The PUNCH, the chapters of the union commented on the directive of the National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU…

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Deeper Life High School: Accused Student Shares His Side Of The Story

Deeper Life High School: Accused Student Shares His Side Of The Story

One of the students, Shalom Omoniyi, who was accused of bullying Don-Davis Archibong at the Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has spoken up. Don-Davis on Facebook Live alleged that senior students of the school, including Shalom and one Ola, assaulted him while he was in their hostel. In the live video, the 11-year-old boy claimed he was scared of reporting to the school authorities because the senior students threatened to deal with him if he ever reported to them. In an interview with Vanguard, Shalom, a 13-year-old…

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LASU Sacks 20 Lecturers For Not Possessing Ph.D Degrees

LASU sacks 20 lecturers for not possessing Ph.D degrees

Lagos State University (LASU) has sacked 20 lecturers and retired one for not possessing Ph.D. degrees. The sacked academic staff are mainly Lecturer 1 and 11, some of whom had worked for 33 years in LASU without acquiring doctoral degrees. The Governing Council of LASU took the decision recently after the report of the Appointments and Promotions (Academic) Committee (APC). The decision to sack the staff without Ph.D. degrees was on recommendations of the report of the 137th statutory meeting of APC which was presented at the 124th statutory meeting…

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Enugu Schools Resume Jan18 – Commissioner

Enugu schools resume Jan18 – Commissioner

The Enugu State Ministry of Education says all schools in the state will resume on January 18, 2021. The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uchenna Eze, said this in a statement in Enugu on Monday. Eze noted that the decision was reached at a meeting between the ministry and major stakeholders in the education sector on Monday. The commissioner said that all schools in the state have been advised to ensure full compliance with the NCDC guidelines for the containment of COVID-19 before resumption. He said: “The ministry will constantly monitor…

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Abia Teachers Set For Strike As Ultimatum Expires

Abia teachers set for strike as ultimatum expires

The enlarged state leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), the Abia State wing, has advised teachers in the state to await directives on its planned strike. In a release signed by the state Chairman, Kizito Kalu, and the Secretary, Mrs. Nnenna Okonkwo, the union said its resolve to embark on strike was because “the Abia State Government has not taken any tangible step aimed at meeting our demands.” Recall that the NUT national leadership in a letter dated December 2nd, 2020, gave the Abia State Government 21 days…

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Deeper Life Boy: Don Davies Opens Up On Alleged Molestation

Deeper Life Boy: Don Davies Opens Up On Alleged Molestation

The 11-year-old boy, who was allegedly sexually abused at the Deeper Life High School in Akwa Ibom, Don Davies, has opened up on his ordeal. In a Facebook live video with his mother, Don Davies who enrolled in the school on October 8, 2020, said his problem began when he started bedwetting in the school’s dormitory. He said he had to be transferred to the dormitory for senior students because of his situation. “Because of bedwetting, Mr Akpan used a belt on me, iron, stick, and sometimes stone. They transferred…

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Deeper LifeBoy: Mother of molested Deeper Life High School Student Accuses A’Ibom Commissioner of Intimidation

Deeper LifeBoy: Mother of molested Deeper Life High School Student Accuses A’Ibom Commissioner of Intimidation

The mother of Don Davis, a pupil of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has talked about being intimidated after she was summoned by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Enobong Mbobo for further investigation into the alleged molestation of her ward. But the state government has rebutted the allegation, saying that there was no iota of truth in it. In a video posted on her Twitter handle, the embattled woman alleged that the Commissioner attacked her as soon as she walked into her office on an invitation for…

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