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Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote injects N10 billion into the education sector

As the Dangote Academy prepares to admit yet another set of student engineers, it can be revealed that the company has in the recent past injected over N10billion into the Nigeria’s educational sector.
The Federal Government says it is renovating and upgrading existing Kaduna Polytechnic Students’ hostels through Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Coronavirus: Schools to remain shut in Kaduna except open university, state polytechnic

Schools in Kaduna state are to remain closed with the exception of Kaduna Polytechnic and the National Open University who requested to re-open to enable their students to write examinations.

#EndSARS: VON chief proffers solution to youth restiveness

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has advocated for the construction of rural middle class, as the panacea to absorb EndSARS members and unemployed youths.

Tetfund begins projects evaluation tour of over 50 universities

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund), has said that there would henceforth be a paradigm shift in needs assessment, interventions, and monitoring of such interventions by the agency in the nation’s tertiary educational institutions.

Poor returns force farmers to abandon food crops in North-West – survey

A cross section of Nigerian farmers in the North West have stated that poor returns on investment in the cultivation of food crops is forcing them to concentrate on cash crops to generate income, a survey has shown.
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22 kidnapped in mosque, hospital in Nasarawa

Meanwhile, a library staff with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, three women, and 13 others were last Tuesday night kidnapped by gunmen at a Mosque at the Gwargwada-Sabo community in Gadabuke development area of Nasarawa state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 100 new virus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 100 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total cases to 55,005.

University of Maiduguri lecturers decry nonpayment of five months’ salary

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, the University of Maiduguri chapter, has decried the nonpayment of salary of its members.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.
The Kano State government and Management of Bayero University Kano have described as mischievous and misleading social media reports alleging that the Chairman of the state Fund Raising Committee on COVID-19, the Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello tested positive for coronavirus.

Kano governor appoints outgoing BUK vice chancellor as Maitama Sule university pro chancellor

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday approved the appointment of the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as Pro Chancellor and chairman Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a fraudulent online data collection form that is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid transformation, security risks triggered by digitisation, the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that the agency is working round the clock to balance the concerns and advantages of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).
Mr. Justice Nasir Ajanah, Chief Judge of Kogi State has died, according to a report.

Kogi chief judge Nasiru Ajanah passes on

Late Justice Nasir Ajanah was born in 1956 to the family of Alhaji MJ Fari Ajanah in Okene Local Government Area of present Kogi State. He hails from Okehi Local government area of Kogi State

JAMB: Universities fix UTME cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday said the cut-off mark for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates was arrived at after a deliberation with all higher institutions in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Yau Idris as new Director General, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).

President Buhari names new nuclear agency chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Yau Idris as new Director General, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA).
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NNPC explains parameters for employment, career progression

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the parametres for employment as well as career progression in the corporation, using the recently concluded Graduate Trainee employment process as well as top Management promotion exercise executed by the corporation as an illustration.
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Gombe EFCC gets new zonal head

Mr. Ibrahim Shazalli has been announced as the new Zonal Head of Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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House committee lacks mandate to prosecute UNIJOS, says university community

The Concerned Citizens of the University of Jos, made up of veteran professors said the House of Representatives Committee on Federal Character has no mandate to prosecute the management of the university for alleged violation of the Federal Character policy on employment and admissions.
Gombe State Collage of Legal and Islamic Studies, Nafada, has matriculated 496 students for 2019-2020 academic session.

Gombe College of Legal Studies matriculates 496 students

Gombe State Collage of Legal and Islamic Studies, Nafada, has matriculated 496 students for 2019/2020 academic session.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Bashir Jamoh to replace Dakuku Peterside as NIMASA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Nigerian university partners with government to save indigenous languages

Worried by the growing case of extinction of Nigerian languages, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Centre is to partner with Federal Government to save indigenous languages.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police pledges to rescue former ABU VC’s daughter

The Kaduna State Police Command said it would ensure that the kidnapped daughter of former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, is rescued unharmed.
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Gunmen kidnap ex-ABU VC’s daughter in Kaduna

Some gunmen invaded the residence of former Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, and kidnapped his 35-year-old daughter and mother of three.

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House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probe AGF over N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from foreign, domestic debts

The Accountant General of the Federation is expected to furnish the House of Representatives with financial statement on the utilisation of the N2.2 trillion revenue accrued from the foreign and domestic debts raised by Debt Management Office.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP tasks new EFCC boss on professionalism

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, urged the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulraheed Bawa, to restore professionalism in the running of the anti-graft body.
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Economic expert frowns at Nigeria’s debt servicing figures

An renowned economist, Dr Paul Alaje, has frowned at a situation whereby Nigeria spends up to 60% of its revenue on debt servicing, describing the development as disturbing and worrisome.
The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Nigeria’s president promises no more school abductions

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that last Friday's abduction of female students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be the last to happen.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor using ‘repentant’ bandits to rescue abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.

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CBN boss pledges accommodative monetary policy to boost economic growth

Emefiele, said this on Friday, while speaking at a CBN/Bankers’ Committee’s initiative for economic growth, which is a one-day special summit on the economy by bank chief executive officers.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Time for delivery of coronavirus vaccines not known yet

The hope of Nigerians having early access to the use of vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic appears dashed as federal government has claimed it cannot be specific when the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will arrive the country.
The Lagos State Government on Sunday noon announced the reopening of Third Mainland Bridge earlier than 7 pm scheduled time.

Nigerian government reopens Third Mainland Bridge after seven months

After a seven-month closure, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, has announced the reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge to vehicular traffic.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018. - Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

US to release report blaming Saudi prince in Jamal Khashoggi murder

A US intelligence report expected to be made public Friday will blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — a key figure in the US-Saudi relationship — for the murder and dismemberment of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.

Katsina governor’s wife donates hospital beds, drugs to healthcare centre

The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.