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NIN, BVN, admission letter… how to apply for student loan



The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) says the pilot phase of the student loan scheme will only be open to federal tertiary institutions.

President Bola Tinubu enacted an initial version of the student loan policy in June 2023 to grant interest-free loans to students.

The scheme was to commence in October 2023 but implementation was repeatedly deferred until a re-enactment in April 2024.

NELFUND recently scheduled the opening of the loan application and issuance portal for May 24.

To apply for the loan, a student must have their admission letter, national identification number, and bank verification number.

How to apply:

  • Log into the portal: The loan application portal is available on the NELFUND website ( Log on to the students loan portal on the website.
  • Create an Account: On the loan portal, create an account or log in using your existing credentials if you have created an account before.
  • Documents required: Applicants will require the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) admission letter, the National Identification Number (NIN), and their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
  • Complete the application: Fill out the required information, including personal details, academic information, and financial need.
  • Submit your application: Review your application thoroughly before submission. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

Akintunde Sawyerr, the managing director of NELFUND, hosted a pre-application sensitisation conference on Monday in Abuja.

He said the loan scheme is designed to provide financial assistance for obligatory fees and stipends to needy students.

The MD said the scheme’s pilot phase is for students in federal institutions including universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and technical schools whose institutions have completed and uploaded their student data.

He said the loan application process has been streamlined to ensure easy access for all eligible students in federal tertiary institutions.

Sawyerr said prospective applicants can begin their application process effective from May 24.

Highlighting the key features of the application portal, Sawyerr said it is designed such that no physical contact between the loan applicant and NELFUND is required.

He said the portal is user-friendly and simplifies applying for a student loan with an intuitive design that allows quick navigation.

He said the portal embodies an online support mechanism to assist students with questions or concerns during the application process.

Sawyerr said the student loan scheme remains interest-free and offers flexible repayment options to commence two years after completing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), provided the individual has secured employment.


Obaseki gives Edo CP one week to hunt down killers of UNIBEN graduate




The Edo state government has ordered an investigation into the rape and murder of a recent graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

Adekolore Idowu Glory, a 22-year-old recent graduate of UNIBEN, was earlier reported to have been raped and murdered.

The victim was said to have been brutally beaten before she was raped to death at Iyowa Community in Benin City on June 13.

A man who identified as a brother to the deceased said unknown men attacked her while she was on her way back home from UNIBEN.

Glory, who only graduated last April, was said to have been processing her clearance when she was killed and left close to her house.

NAN reports that Chris Nehikhare, Edo state’s communications commissioner, expressed shock and sadness over the incident.

He said Godwin Obaseki, the state governor, has ordered an investigation and a manhunt for Glory’s killers.

“Gov. Godwin Obaseki has ordered the commissioner of police, Funso Adegboye, to fish out the perpetrators of the evil act within the next seven days,” he said.

Glory’s death is the latest in a handful of tragedies that have hit Nigeria’s campuses in recent weeks.

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Final-year student of Adekunle Ajasin university found dead at off-campus church




A final-year female student of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo state has been found dead.

The student, identified as Ayandare Modupe, was found dead on Monday morning in the Akungba community, Akoko south LGA of the state.

Modupe was a 500-level student of agronomy in the faculty of agriculture.

TheCable understands that the lifeless body of Modupe was found hanging beside an off-campus church she attended.

Leadership reports that Noble Olaogbebikan, a spokesperson of AAUA’s students’ union government (SUG), confirmed the incident.

Olaogbebikan was quoted as saying that the deceased was found dead around 4 am on Monday in a “white garment church” clothe.

The students’ spokesperson said the deceased was suspected of having committed suicide after attending a vigil service.

Olaogbebikan said all hands are on deck to unravel the cause of Modupe’s death.

“The law enforcement agency has been informed already, and all hands are on deck to get to the root of the situation,” he said.

“Justice will be served, and the law enforcement agency will do a thorough investigation.

“Should you have any information to supply regarding the incident that happened, kindly reach out to the Students’ Union.

“Stay tuned for further updates as further investigations are underway.”

Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the state police’s spokesperson, also confirmed the incident.

Odunlami-Omisanya said the police in Ondo are working to ascertain the cause of the death of the final-year student.

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UNIBEN graduate beaten, raped to death in Edo




A female student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) identified as Adekolore Idowu Glory has been reportedly raped to death.

Glory, 22, a recent graduate of the university, was said to have been beaten and raped to death at Iyowa Community, Benin City on June 13.

In an X post, a user who identified as Glory’s brother said unknown men attacked her while she was on her way back home from school.

Glory, who graduated in April this year, was said to have been processing her clearance when she was killed.

Her body was reportedly left close to her house. The user also called on the police to unravel the mystery surrounding her death.

“Justice for my younger sister Adekolure Idowu Glory, who was rape and killed in lyowa Community Benin Edo state on her way back from school(Uniben) she went for her clearance and her corpse drop close to her mother’s house,” the post reads.

“Help us seek for justice for my kid sister that just graduated from University of Benin (Uniben) in April 2024 and still processing her projects and clearance and was rape to death on her way back from school on Thursday 13th/6/2024 just 22 years.

“Her lifeless body has been deposited to UBTH mortuary on the 15/6/24 with the help of the Nigerian police from Ekiadolor division, she was beaten, rape and killed please Nigerians come to my rescue, the help I need now is just for my innocent sister, my mum can’t hold herself.”

The police in Edo have yet to comment on the matter — as of the time of this report.

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