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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

One killed, 10 kidnapped in Nigerian school raid

One student was killed and at least 10 people were kidnapped when gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Friday.
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.
Students of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), who responded to the resumption directive of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien, were on Monday stopped from accessing the two campuses of the institution at Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam and Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin local government areas.

Akwa Ibom university workers, lecturers defy vice-chancellor, prevent students resuming

Students of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), who responded to the resumption directive of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nse Essien, were on Monday stopped from accessing the two campuses of the institution at Obio Akpa in Oruk Anam and Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin local government areas.
“We are counting on your support,” reads an open letter addressed to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and signed by almost 100 current, future and former German students in the US.

German foreign minister: EU veto ‘hostage’-taking on foreign policy must end

Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday the European Union should abolish the right of individual member states to veto foreign policy measures as the 27-nation bloc could not allow itself to be “held hostage”

Cross River government warns arsonists to steer clear of state university

The Cross River State Government has warned arsonists against attempting to do damage to the University of Cross River (UNICROSS).
A demonstrator holds a placard reading Treason during a protest against the planned Chinese Fudan University campus in Budapest, Hungary, June 5, 2021. REUTERS-Bernadett Szabo

Hungarians protest against planned Chinese university campus

Thousands of Hungarians, some of them holding banners declaring "Treason", protested on Saturday against a Chinese university's plans to open a campus in Budapest.

Cross River university shut after student’s death

The management of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) has shut the institution temporarily following the killing of a student of Applied and Fine Arts, Nkasi Moses.
Vice-chairwoman of Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, Chow Hang-tung holds a candle beside the "Pillar of Shame", mourning those who died during the June 4 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, inside the campus of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China May 2, 2021. Picture taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong activist defiant as city prepares to remember victims of Tiananmen

Hong Kong barrister and activist Chow Hang Tung was six years old when her mother took her to a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of China’s crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: Why I shun building more state universities

Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday said he was apathetic to establishment of more Rivers State owned universities because of the enormous challenge of adequately funding such institutions to effectively meet set development objects.
Eight students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, received the sum of N2.2 million for undergraduate research in various disciplines.

UniAbuja expels 46 students over misconduct

No fewer than 46 students of the University of Abuja have been expelled by its Senate over their alleged involvement in various acts of misconduct.

VC: UNILAG committed to hosting 26th Nigerian university games

Officials of the Nigerian University Games Association [NUGA] visited the University of Lagos on the 26th of May 2021 where they met with the Vice-Chancellor of the university and other members of the local organizing committee of the 26th Nigerian University games.
Sensing the negative reactions that greeted his recent meeting with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to allegedly dissolve the leadership of the party from the ward to the state level in order to accommodate his loyalists who came from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly beaten a retreat.

AAU: Edo governor replaces governing council with special intervention team

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has appointed a Special Intervention Team to exercise all powers and functions of the Governing Council of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
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.
The American University of Nigeria, AUN, has announced the reappointment of Dr. Margee Ensign as President/Vice-Chancellor of the institution with effect from June 1, 2021.

AUN reappoints Margee Ensign as president

The American University of Nigeria, AUN, has announced the reappointment of Dr. Margee Ensign as President/Vice-Chancellor of the institution with effect from June 1, 2021.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ekiti: Police quiz firefighters over hospitalisation of 100 students

Ekiti government says it has handed over to the police for questioning firefighters who might be responsible for the hospitalisation of about 100 College of Health Technology students in Ijero Ekiti.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

FUOYE invests in tech to fight cultism, kidnapping – vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof Abayomi Fashina, has advised his colleagues across the country to think outside the box to be able to fund their universities, saying no institution of learning can develop with sole and absolute reliance on money from the government.
The Committee of Provost and Deans (CPD) of the Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island), Amassoma, has announced an indefinite ban on all forms of celebration and procession by graduating students.

Bayelsa university bans graduation celebrations on campus

The Committee of Provost and Deans (CPD) of the Niger Delta University (Wilberforce Island), Amassoma, has announced an indefinite ban on all forms of celebration and procession by graduating students, saying their activity is posing grave danger to other members of the university community.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

Auchi Poly alumni urges Nigerian government to meet ASUP demands to end strike

Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) on Monday called on the Federal Government to meet the demands of striking polytechnic lecturers to save the undergraduates’ future.
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.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Emmanuel: Akwa Ibom university receives N327 million monthly allocation

Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that his administration was giving N327 million monthly allocation to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Plateau: Kidnapped university final year student released

Prof. Yohana Izam, the Vice-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, has announced the release of a student of the institution, Stanley Showul-Mushi, kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday.
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Official: No student was found dead in BUK campus

The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has debunked news making the rounds that a student was found dead on its new campus.

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ITF chief: President Buhari providing quality leadership skills

The Director General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari said President Muhammadu Buhari has provided quality leadership through Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo and his counterpart, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum which has unleashed innovations and creativity of various agencies under their control.
A Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, who has been in police detention for over a week, over a report about an alleged diversion of N500 million by the Cross River governor, has been charged with treason.

June 12 protest: Police arrest Agba Jalingo

A right activist and a newspaper publisher, Agba Jalingo, has been arrested by the police in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south.

UN: Close to 10,000 Mozambicans fleeing violence forcibly removed from Tanzania

Almost 10,000 Mozambicans have been forcibly removed from Tanzania so far this year after fleeing a deadly Islamist insurgency in their homeland, a spokesperson for the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.
American music superstar, Kanye West, has allowed his life for over two decades to be captured by cameras as the born-again rapper reportedly sold a documentary to Netflix for $30 million.

Kanye West unfollows Kim Kardashian, family on Twitter

American rapper, Kanye West, has unfollowed his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian and her family on Twitter.
Polish police on Friday announced the seizing of 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of cocaine hidden inside several shipments of bananas delivered to a branch of the French retail chain, Carrefour.

Cocaine worth $8.2m found in Poland banana shipment

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Nigerian attorney-general orders prosecution of Twitter ban offenders

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has directed the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for goalkeeper Dean Henderson amid concerns over his attitude, Football Insider claims.

Dean Henderson: I’m determined to be Manchester United No 1 goalkeeper

The 24-year-old battled it out with David De Gea for the number one spot at Old Trafford this season, racking up 26 appearances across all competitions.
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NDLEA seizes Tramadol, Diazepam capsules meant for insurgents

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that it seized 34,950 capsules of Tramadol and Diazepam in Lagos meant for delivery to insurgents in Borno.
Chelsea supporters were delighted at the performance of Fikayo Tomori after he made his debut for AC Milan against Inter Milan yesterday.

AC Milan trigger £25 million Fikayo Tomori clause

AC Milan have reportedly triggered a €28.5m (£25m) clause in their agreement with Chelsea to sign central defender Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal.
Paul Pogba could be back in contention for Manchester United’s clash against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night.

Euro 2020: France will remain PlayStation team if we don’t win – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is wary of going home from Euro 2020 empty-handed and has issued a stern warning to his teammates as a result.