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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.

ASUU postpones branch congress as strike continues

The fate of university students now hang in the balance as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its various branches to put on-hold the proposed emergency congress today meant to take final position on the strike.

Exit from recession won’t improve Nigerians’ economic wellbeing – don

Former Dean, Faculty of Social Science, University of Port Harcourt, Prof Okey Onuchuku, has warned that Nigeria’s exit from recession will not lead to improvement in the living condition of Nigerians, as it was induced by mere increase in crude oil production and oil price increase in the international market.

Herdsmen reprisal attack in Jos kills 20

At least 20 perons were hacked to death in the early hours of yesterday when suspected Fulani gunmen invaded Ancha village, in Miango district, a community in the neighbourhood of Jos, Plateau State, leaving at least nine others severely injured in the wake of it.

Police confirm re-arrest of escapee ritual killer

The Plateau Police Command has confirmed the arrested a suspected ritual killer, Mr. Ifeanyi Dike, who escaped from detention at the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Police captures suspected child killer, who escaped from custody in Rivers

The Plateau State Police Command has apprehended the runaway ritual killer suspect in Rivers state, Ifeanyi Dike.

JAMB: 23 varsities set admission cut-off marks at 120

At least 23 Nigerian universities have adopted the 120 cut-off mark recently introduced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

UNIPORT confirms fleeing murder suspect its student

The management of the University of Port Harcourt has confirmed that the suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike Maxwell, declared wanted by the Nigeria Police for raping to death and cutting of some vital organs of an eight-year-old girl in Port Harcout is indeed a 200 level student of its Physics department.

DPO arrested over escape of suspected ritualist

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Rivers State (names withheld) has been arrested on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Mohammed Ahmed, in connection with the escape of a suspected ritualist and rapist, Ifeanyichukwu Maxwell Dike, from police detention.

Peterside offers N.5m reward for arrest of wanted child killer

A concerned prominent son of Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has offered a reward of N500,000 for anybody that has useful information that can lead to the arrest of a wanted murder suspect, Ifeanyi Dike.

Court remands police officer over escape of suspected ritualist in Rivers

A Port Harcourt Magistrate court in the Rivers State capital has remanded Sergeant JohnBosco Okoroeze in prison custody.

Nigeria absent at World University Games

Six days into the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, Nigeria’s representatives have been absent in their events at the competition.

Police use tear gas on anti-ritual killing protesters in River

Over 15 Hilux vans filled with policemen on Wednesday dispersed hundreds of sympathisers, who took to the streets to demand justice over the killing of an eight-year-old Victory Chikamso Nmezuwuba and the escaped of her suspected killer from police custody.

Rivers govt regrets escape of suspected ritualist from detention

Rivers State government has expressed disappointment over the escape of the undergraduate University of Port Harcourt, ritualist and kidnapper from Police detention.


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