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Ahmadu Bello University ranks No 1 in Nigeria

The National University Commission has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned.

Central bank inaugurates N6 billion world-class Business School in Ahmadu Bello University

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday inaugurated a N6 billion World-Class Postgraduate Business School at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, others honoured with Rock of Fame awards

Late Nigerian movie veterans Sam Loco-Efe, James Iroha, popularly known as ‘Giringori Akabogu’ and other practicing professionals have been honoured as first recipients of the Rock of Fame Award.’

General Gowon urges filmmakers to promote national unity, patriotism

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has urged filmmakers and other stakeholders in the movie industry to use their works to promote national unity and patriotism among Nigerians.

Police nab 3 NANS members for murder

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with the death of one Magam Elvis of the University of Uyo during elections for coordinators of the National Union of Nigerian Students (NANS) held at the Federal University Otuoke over the weekend.

NNPC, FAAC to parley on Monday over discrepancies

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) will tomorrow meet to reconcile the discrepancies in data submitted at its last meeting.

Governor Nyesom Wike pledges support for African beauty queens

The Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration will always support the African Beauty Queen Pageant.

Governor Wike tasks African beauty queens on good conduct

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the 54 contestants of the Miss University Africa to serve as ambassadors and promote the state as a centre of peace, development, unity and sustained growth.

SSANU decries proliferation of universities

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has decried the proliferation of universities across the country.

United Nations, states to protect Niger Delta environment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it will partner with the Federal and State Governments to explore sustainable ways of protecting the Niger Delta environment.

MOSOP begs President Buhari to mmortalise Ken Saro-Wiwa, eight others

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People has urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to start the process of clearing the names of the nine Ogoni martyrs, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other persons, who were executed in 1995.

Economist advocates full implementation of 2018 Budget

An economist, Prof. Okey Onuchukwwu, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to ensure full implementation of the 2018 budget when passed into law.

University of Port Harcourt expels 47 graduates, 17 undergraduates

The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has expelled 47 graduates and 17 undergraduates.

NUC approves medical college for Rivers State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Medical College at the Rivers State University.

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No civilian killed in Boko Haram attack on WFP’s convoy – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday.

Suspected robbers abduct Ebonyi NLC chairman’s wife

Armed persons on Sunday attacked the residence of the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ebonyi State chapter, Leonard Nkah.

Gabon arrests dozens after Danes are attacked

Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded two Danish nationals working for National Geographic, apparently in retribution for "US attacks against Muslims," officials said.

Luis Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 points clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Nigerian annual inflation slows for tenth month, to 15.90% – NBS

Annual inflation in Nigeria slowed for the tenth month in a row in November, easing to 15.90 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday in a report.

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Federal govt to stop budget loans to defaulting states

The federal government yesterday said it would stop giving budget support loan to states that fail to comply with the conditions agreed under the fiscal responsibility plan.

Only 8 political parties to participate in Plateau local council polls – IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Saturday said eight out of the 34 political parties existing in Plateau would feature candidates in the Feb. 17 local government elections in the state.

Police arrest driving instructor for raping, strangling corps member

A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member.

Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.