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Don: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation

Following the recent ban on Twitter by the Federal Government, the need to keep all channels of engagement and information, especially social media platforms, with the citizenry open in order for the government to effectively tackle competitive misinformation and the spread of fake news has been emphasised.

Professor calls for proper funding of public universities

Prof Kenneth Ofokanisi of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has called for improved funding for public universities in Nigeria to enable them meet up with the global standard.
The Adamawa Polytechnic, Yola, has recommended the state Ministry of Tertiary and Professional Education, to terminate the appointment of four lecturers involved in examination malpractice.

Official: Adamawa Polytechnic reopens May 17

The Management of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has concluded arrangements to reopen the institution on Monday, May 17, for both academic and nonacademic activities.

ICPC warns against false alarm, witch-hunt

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned members of the newly inaugurated Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State against shun false alarm, abuse of office, witch-hunt and victimization of innocent staff.
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

UNIABUJA appoints DVC academic, administration

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has approved the appointment of Prof. Clement Alawa and Prof. Abubakar Abba as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), respectively.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Ex-VC: Why appointment of UI vice chancellors is always problematic

The immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Idowu Olayinka, said the UI VC selection process had always been marred with conflicts of interest that had made the process tough and competitive from time immemorial.
The Chairman- Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA boss urges Nigerians to take ownership of war against drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: It‘ll be illegal for SSANU, NASU to go ahead with strike

The Federal Government on Friday told the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, that it will be illegal for them to proceed on strike when discussions to sort out some of the contentious issues were still ongoing.
The Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, Maj-Gen Jamil Sarham, said the development of the solid minerals sector will reduce the over-dependence of Nigeria on petroleum.

NDA chief: Developing solid minerals will reduce over-dependence on petroleum

Gen. Sarham disclosed this on Tuesday in Jos while signing a memorandum of understanding with the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) Jos for the establishment of Academic and scholarly Comprehensive linkages held at the NNDC, Jos, Plateau State.

Official: Ado-Ekiti federal polytechnic resumes January 18

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has announced Monday, Jan. 18 as its resumption date for the start of academic activities in the Institution, Mrs Kehinde Ekanem, the institution’s Registrar, said in a circular, on Saturday.

UNILAG fixes date for school resumption

University of Lagos on Wednesday announced its resumption date. Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, Head of the Media Unit of the university said the institution would commence online classes on January 25 due to the second wave of COVID-19.

LASU appoints Damola Oke acting vice-chancellor

The Senate of the Lagos State University, LASU, has appointed Professor Oyedamola Oke as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers reopens primary, secondary schools January 4

The Rivers Government on Sunday approved the reopening of all public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state, with effect from Jan. 4.

Afe Babalola: Many Nigerian graduates cannot defend certificates

Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, has said that the quality of education in Nigeria had degenerated to the extent that many graduates cannot defend their certificates.
Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals has dedicated the Honourary Doctor Degree of Arts conferred on her by the Lagos State University to women and youths.

Princess Orelope-Adefulire dedicates honorary doctorate degree to Nigerian youths, women

Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals has dedicated the Honourary Doctor Degree of Arts conferred on her by the Lagos State University to women and youths.
The Senate of the University of Ibadan, on Monday, elected Babatunde Ekanola as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Babatunde Ekanola emerges University of Ibadan new acting vice-chancellor

The Senate of the University of Ibadan, on Monday, elected Babatunde Akanola as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been temporarily released from prison after concerns mounted over her deteriorating health.

Jailed Iranian rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh temporarily released

Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been temporarily released from prison after concerns mounted over her deteriorating health.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: Second wave of coronavirus infections looms

The Federal Government has lamented the lack of compliance with the PCR test protocol by about 65 per cent of Nigerians returning to the country.
The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State has fixed Nov. 16 for the resumption of all academic activities in the institution.

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa resumes November 16

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State has fixed Nov. 16 for the resumption of all academic activities in the institution.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa probes alleged illegal employment in Yenagoa council

Bayelsa State Government has set up a six-member committee to probe allegations of illegal employment of some primary school academic and non-academic staff by the Yenagoa Local Government Council.
The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

Ebonyi government proscribes ASUU, NASU, others in state university

The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday announced the proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5. Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.

Governor Abiodun congratulates Laycon over #BBNaija win

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has congratulated the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality television show, Olamilekan Agbelese.

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The African Action Congress (AAC) on Tuesday said it would contest only three councillorship seats in two local government councils at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
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Senegal’s famed jazz festival returns after pandemic delay

On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
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Google drops engineering residency after protests over ‘inequities’

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
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Belarus: Western sanctions bordering on a ‘declaration of economic war’

Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.

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Ethiopians pray for peaceful vote ahead of key election

Draped in sacred white cloth, the procession drifted silently towards a priest calling the faithful to celebrate the Archangel Michael, a revered saint in Ethiopia.

Banditry: Save the Children decries incessant abduction of students

A child Group: Save the Children International, SCI, described as “horrific” news reports about the incessant abduction of College Students and the attendant’s disruption of academic activities by bandits in parts of Nigeria
Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, better known as Baba Ijesha, who was detained by police for alleged sexual assault has been granted bail.

Court remands Baba Ijesha for ‘sexual assault’

Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha, has been denied bail by a magistrate’s court in Lagos State.
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Kim Jong-un admits North Korea food concerns

Addressing a meeting of senior leaders, Mr Kim said: “The people’s food situation is now getting tense”.

Court remands driver for ‘stealing’ toilet seats

An Upper Area Court in Zuba, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered that a 23-year-old driver, Tahuir Ibrahim, who allegedly stole 41 toilet seats worth N1.3 million.