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The Delta State Government says tertiary institutions in the state are free to reopen between now and October 2, depending on the school’s arrangements to ensure safety of their students.
In compliance with the Ogun State Government’s directive on resumption of academic activities, the Academic Board of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has approved Monday, September 21 as the date for the reopening of school for in-person academic activities.
A UK-based Nigerian academic from Osun State and Chairman of TEXEM UK, Dr Alim Abubakre has been awarded UK’s prestigious Senior Fellowship of the Advanced Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The Plateau Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has called on the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam late Saturday announced she had renounced an honorary fellowship from the University of Cambridge in England, following criticism of the city’s new national security legislation from British activists and politicians.
A month after it postponed indefinitely a special governing council meeting earlier scheduled to hold between July 13 and 15, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has fixed an emergency meeting of the council for August 12 to 14.
Eighty-nine former members staff of Wesley University, Ondo in Ondo State have demanded the payment of their outstanding salaries and entitlements owed between 2014 and 2019, saying failure to do so would compel them to result to legal action.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has backed the calls by some eminent Nigerians for people to defend themselves, if government failed to protect them from herdsmen and bandits’ attacks.
The management of University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, has distanced itself from the reports that the university was recruiting for academic and non-academic positions.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Port Harcourt branch, has accused the Federal Government of fuelling the current secret employment of academic and non-academic workers in the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor of Evangel University, Akaeze, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Iche Ukpai-Kalu, says students of the institution would graduate in record time in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, expressed delight at the appointment of a Nigerian, Prof Charles Egbu, as the Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity Unversity, United Kingdom.
Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man.
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, have both asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to dismiss a suit by two Niger Delta activists demanding the sack of the NDDC Interim Management Committee, IMC.
Britain’s Royal Household on Friday defended taxpayer-funded trips, including a golfing jaunt by the beleaguered Prince Andrew, as it warned of a financial hit stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Brazilian wore the number when he first joined the club in January 2018, before switching to number seven a few months later.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau said it has uncovered alleged plans by the Governor Simon Lalong-led APC administration to rig the southern senatorial election on October 31.
And the 32-year-old sensationally suggested that the likes of Lionel Messi, 33, and Sergio Aguero, 32, should also be dropped if Scaloni is keen on bringing through younger players.
Gareth Bale says he “grew up” during his time with Real Madrid and has “no regrets” having departed the Spanish club to return to Tottenham.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El Rufai has said that third by-pass will be built in Kaduna to connect north side of the city from Kakau end of Abuja-Kaduna highway to complete existing western and eastern by-pass in the State capital.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government needs to revisit the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) amendment of the broadcasting code.
Victor Osimhen has again explained why he turned down the Premier League for Serie A and Napoli, idolising Didier Drogba and the ‘dream come true’ of following Diego Maradona’s footsteps.
A 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for allegedly beating to death her seven-year-old step son, Muhammad Bashir.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has commended the Federal Government for progress recorded and measures taken toward reopening of schools in the country.