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Candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the Kogi State Gubernatorial Election, Natasha Akpoti, has cast her vote at her polling unit while at the same time calling on security agencies to ensure the security of voters.

Natasha Akpoti: Appeal Court dismisses INEC’s appeal

Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the November 16th Kogi Governorship Election, Barr Natasha Akpoti Thursday recorded another victory over the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
(FILES) A handout picture taken in 2012 in an unlocated location and released on July 16, 2019 by Sciences Po university shows Franco-Iranian academic Adelkhah Fariba, 60, a well-known expert on Iran and Shiite Islam at the prestigious Sciences Po university. Two French and Australian academics held in Iran over espionage charges have gone on a indefinite hunger strike as of Christmas Eve, France’s Sciences Po University confirmed. “The Ceri confirms the hunger strike started by Fariba Adelkhah and her cellmate Kylie Moore-Gilbert,” the Centre for International Studies and Research at Sciences Po University said in a December 25, 2019, tweet. “On this Christmas day, our solidarity and thoughts of hope go to Fariba, Roland and all the other prisoners in arbitrary detention. #FreeFariba #FreeRoland,” it added. Thomas ARRIVE / Sciences Po / AFP

Iran blasts France for ‘interference’ over jailed academic

Iran accused France on Sunday of “interference” in the case of an Iranian-French academic held in the Islamic republic, saying she is considered an Iranian national and faces security charges.
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy sex abuse cases

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had not heard from before — suggesting that the worst may be yet to come in a crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.

Kaduna tertiary institutions’ workers suspend planned strike

A Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State has suspended its planned indefinite planned strike over poor salary.

Ekiti university sacks lecturer over alleged sexual harassment

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has approved the dismissal of a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy, for allegedly sexually harassing a female student.

Poor salary: Unions give Kaduna government 21 days ultimatum

A Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State has given 21 days notice to Kaduna State Government to settle their outstanding demands lingering for 10 years.

IPPIS: ASUU directs members to disregard federal government circular on enrolment

The Leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday directed its members to disregard the purported circular from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to enroll academic staff on the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) from Monday.

Ambrose Alli University set to honour its prominent graduates, others

The management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo says it will need about N500 million to construct a befitting mini stadium in the school environment in honour of the country’s sportsmen and women who graduated from the institution.
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Akwa Ibom election: APC petitions NJC, appeal court over alleged compromise

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections for Uruefong\Oruko state constituency, Akwa Ibom state, Mr Aniefiok Omen Bassey, has petitioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and President of the Appeal Court, alleging that election petition tribunal erred in delivering the ruling in favour of his opponent, Asuquo Archibong, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Tam David-West in final escape

Now, my introduction to Professor Tam David-West was on this wise: I was brought up by a very strict, educationist father, who would not allow his seven children travel during holidays, particularly the long vacation at the end of the session. He had his own way of keeping us busy.

Workers shut down Unity school in Ondo, want principal ousted

There is chaos at the Federal Science and Technical College, Ikare Akoko in Ondo State, as workers locked out the school’s principal, Muyibat Olodo, and barred her from resuming in her office.

Group commends LAWMA’s employment of 20 disabled persons

The Centre for Infrastructural and Technological Advancement for the Blind (CITAB) has hailed the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) over its recent employment of 20 disabled persons.

Professor faces trial for forcing pupils to take off trousers

Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Saturday ordered a criminal trial for a university teacher who allegedly forced his students to take off their trousers in order to pass an exam, private newspaper al-Masry Al Youm reported.
“Although apartheid ended 25 years ago and an inclusive constitution was introduced, people with albinism continue to suffer abuses on a number of grounds including colour and disability,” Ikponwosa Ero said in a statement.

UN: South Africa must end discrimination against people with albinism

The South African government must act urgently to end the dangers faced by people with albinism who face discrimination based on colour, a prohibited ground of racial discrimination, a UN expert said on Friday.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Delta governor reacts to monarch’s demise

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the demise of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari greets renowned academic Bolaji Ajenifuja at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm greetings to Dr Bolaji S. Ajenifuja, a renowned paediatrician, consultant and academic, on his 90th birthday.

NYSC: Why we delayed mobilisation of 2017/18 MAPOLY graduates – rector

The Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr Samson Odedina, has stated why the institution has refused to mobilise its 2017/2018 HND II graduates for National Youth Service Corps.

Ogun polytechnic begs for calm as graduates kick over delay in NYSC mobilisation

Management of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has appealed to the 2017/2018 HND graduates of the institution to exercise patience over the delay in their mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to strengthen oversight on defence sector

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.

NOC to inaugurate commissions in Lagos on Wednesday

In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to play in Australian bushfire charity game

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United rule out Alexis Sanchez permanent move to Inter Milan

Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.

Governor Bello takes oath of office for second term

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.