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A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Rivers university expels students over gang rape, theft, fraud

The Senate of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, IAUE, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, has expelled some of its students involved in various criminal activities.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari appoints new DTCA, NIIA chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

President Buhari appoints new DTCA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).
The Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has expressed concerned over the attacks by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Afenifere, Ohaneze, Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Middle Belt Group and their allies on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on his recent statement on Sharia.

Nigeria’s chief justice appoints new media assistant

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has approved the appointment of a seasoned journalist, Mallam Ahuraka Yusuf Isah as his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Strategy to the Judiciary.
Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, the new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, has assumed duty.

New Oyo police commissioner assumes office

Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, the new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, has assumed duty.

Nigerian government to sanction firms not hiring qualified citizens

Through the Special Ministerial Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration, the government said it had directed companies in the country to submit the Tax Identification Numbers, National Identification Numbers (NIN), phone numbers and email addresses of Nigerians understudying expatriates in their firms.

Nigerian government threatens to sanction expatriate policy violators

The Special Ministerial Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration has said the Federal Government will sanction any company that fails to comply with the law guiding the employment of qualified Nigerians to understudy expatriates.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

University clerk arrested for ‘killing’ colleague over debt

A senior clerk at the National Open University of Nigeria, Makurdi centre, Benue State, Iko Danasabe, has been arrested for the alleged murder of his colleague, Francis Atache.
The Director of Development and Delivery Office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Alfred Dixon, has been named among the top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa.

Three IITA scientists named among top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa

The Director of Development and Delivery Office of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Alfred Dixon, has been named among the top 20 most influential plant breeders in Africa.
Prominent businessman and former presidential aspirant, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, is dead. He was aged 77.

Prominent businessman Harry Akande passes on at 77

A statement issued by his son, Mr. Olumide Akande, on behalf of the family said he died in the early hours of Saturday following a brief illness.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

President Buhari appoints new NAPTIP chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the new Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
A huge fire has destroyed part of the main building of Uganda’s prestigious Makerere University, one of Africa’s oldest, police said Sunday.

Fire ravages Uganda’s top university

A huge fire has destroyed part of the main building of Uganda’s prestigious Makerere University, one of Africa’s oldest, police said Sunday.
Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years.

Eddie Murphy wins first Emmy award for guest actor in a comedy series

Legendary humour merchant, Eddie Murphy, is in an ecstatic mood as he just bagged his first Emmy Award in his career. This year’s nomination was Eddie Murphy’s first in 21 years. People.com reports that on...
The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.

Polaris Bank appoints Segun Opeke as executive director

The Board of Directors of Polaris Bank Ltd and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has appointed Mr Segun Opeke as an Executive Director.
Hertha Berlin winger Salomon Kalou has hit out at Jurgen Klinsmann, who resigned as manager of the German side in February.

Salomon Kalou suspended by Hertha for ‘ignoring coronavirus safety rules’

Hertha Berlin have suspended striker Salomon Kalou after he posted a video online in which he breaks social distancing rules.
Kebbi’s Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Sunday said the Kebbi Beach Soccer Club’s recent success was the result of his administration’s vigorous efforts in sports in the last five years.

Governor Bagudu: Kebbi beach soccer victory a result of government’s vigorous efforts

Kebbi’s Gov. Atiku Bagudu on Sunday said the Kebbi Beach Soccer Club’s recent success was the result of his administration’s vigorous efforts in sports in the last five years.
Kebbi State Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Governor Bagudu pledges N100,000 reward for 13 best graduating students of Gusau university

The Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has pledged to reward the best female graduating students of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, with N100,000 in thirteen programmes annually in honour of late Marafan Sokoto, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: INEC ready for rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday said it is ready for the Saturday court-ordered rerun elections across in 11 states of the country.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.
A fire incident occurred at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Monday, officials said.

Trouble brews in FIRS as workers demand handover to senior director

Twenty-four hours after the change of guard at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), members of staff of the Service have given the authorities till Friday for the most senior director to take over as acting chairman.
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LASU matriculates 70 Pioneer students for online ODLRI programme

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Friday matriculated 70 pioneer students for its newly introduced online Open And Distance Learning and Research Institute (ODLRI) programme.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC releases names of fake corps members

In actualisation of its determination to weed out unqualified graduates from its mobilisation process and ensure more credibility, the National Youth Service Corps has uncovered six persons who attempted to register with fake certificates during registration in its Orientation Camps.

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

Jack Grealish's stock in the footballing world has been on the rise for quite some time now.
BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.
Staff members of Apple Daily and its publisher Next Digital pose with the final edition of Apple Daily at its headquarters in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. REUTERS-Tyrone Siu

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.

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Nigerian government to auction N150 billion bonds on Wednesday

The auction comprises three bonds valued at N50 billion each. It includes a 10-year reopening bond to be offered at the rate of 16.2884 percent with maturity date of March 2027, a 15- year reopening bond to be offered at 12.5 percent with maturity date of March 2035, and a 30-year reopening bond to be offered at 12.98 per cent and mature in March 2050.
Twitter's suspension in Nigeria will end once the US social media giant submits to local licencing, registration and conditions, the government said on Wednesday, rejecting criticism the ban had stifled freedom of expression.

Small businesses take hit on Twitter ban

Some small businesses that rely on Twitter for survival are finding it tough to cope as a result of the indefinite suspension imposed on the operation of the micro blogging site by the Federal Government.
Troops of the 72 Special Forces Brigade in Makurdi, Benue state, have stopped 73 men from going to Imo state from Nasarawa.

Troops launch major rescue operation for kidnapped Kebbi students

A major rescue operation is ongoing for the kidnapped students and teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ebonyi attacks: Police parades teenager, 60 others

The Police Command in Ebonyi on Monday, paraded 60 suspects including a teenager over alleged attacks on its personnel and public facilities, among other offences.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly celebrated his 30th birthday by donating two ambulances, thousands of masks and other medical equipment to Senegal.

Kalidou Koulibaly buys ambulances for Senegal

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly celebrated his 30th birthday by donating two ambulances, thousands of masks and other medical equipment to Senegal.