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Unilorin boosts security across campus

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution has adopted proactive measures to prevent untoward security breaches.
Former Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reviewed the spate of insecurity and raised the alarm that the country is at war with itself.

Ex-Speaker Dogara: Nigeria at war with itself

Former Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reviewed the spate of insecurity and raised the alarm that the country is at war with itself.
FILE PHOTO - Armin Laschet, head of conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, gives a statement following a meeting with his party's leadership at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany March 29, 2021. Tobias Schwarz-Pool via REUTERS

Merkel’s party chief wants quick decision on chancellor candidate as pressure mounts

The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-chairmen Tino Chrupalla (L) and Joerg Meuthen (R) speak with AfD’s deputy leader Beatrix von Storch (C) during a congress of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD – Alternative fuer Deutschland) party in Dresden, eastern Germany, on April 10, 2021. – Members of the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany gather for a party congress in Dresden this weekend, despite coronavirus restrictions, to finalise their strategy ahead of the general election on September 26, 2021. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)

Germany’s divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN dissolves SUG, suspends union leaders

The authorities of University of Benin, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of members of the three arms of Students’ Union Government in the institution.
This image shows vials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. (Russian Health Ministry - Handout-Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel discussed potential Sputnik V vaccine cooperation with Vladimir Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed possible cooperation on vaccines with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a joint video conference on Tuesday, Macron’s office and the Kremlin said
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to cancel any holidays at home and abroad, while president Frank-Walter Steinmeier told people to “stay at home”.

Angela Merkel rejects move to ease lockdown

Germany is waiting to see if Chancellor Angela Merkel will follow through after she rejected some state leaders’ efforts to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown designed to contain a severe third wave of infections.

NUC approves four part-time courses for Caleb university

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved four part-time courses for Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

India turns to Nigeria, others to meet energy needs

Nigeria and other African nations could play a central role in efforts by India to diversify its sources of oil and gas, India’s Oil Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, said yesterday, as the nation strives to reduce its energy reliance on the Middle East.
FILE PHOTO - A man walks along a closed shop at the main shopping street Hohe Strasse amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Cologne, Germany, March 18, 2021. REUTERS-Thilo Schmuelgen

German coronavirus numbers surge, strengthening case for lockdown

The rate at which Germans are getting infected with the coronavirus has jumped above the level at which authorities say healthcare systems will be overburdened, raising pressure on political leaders to tighten lockdown measures.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG VC wins €38,000 global biodiversity information facility grant

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, and another botanist, Dr Temitope Onuminya, have won 2021 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) grants.
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Rape: Covenant University sacks randy lecturer

A statement by spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Ukenna had lured the girl into his office on the pretense that he wanted to plan a surprise birthday party for her close friend.
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Germany extends border controls by two-week as virus cases rise

Germany has extended controls along its borders to the Czech Republic and the Austrian region, Tyrol, in an attempt to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) mutations.

Osun governor re-appoints Folorunsho Alakija as UNIOSUN chancellor

Osun State’s Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has approved the reappointment of Dr. (Mrs) Folorunso Alakija as the University of Osun (UNIOSUN) Chancellor for another five years.
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Adamawa government rewards first class graduates with scholarship, employment

The Adamawa State Government has awarded automatic employment and scholarship to five first class graduates of the state university to proceed for further studies abroad.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo to deliver Sokoto university convocation lecture

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo will deliver the lecture at the maiden convocation of Sokoto State University (SSU) on Friday.

Nasarawa university to partner SPS alumni for infrastructural development

The Management of Nasarawa State University (NSUK) has sought for collaboration with the alumni of the defunct School of Preliminary Study Keffi (SPS) basic ’85 towards achieving academic excellence and infrastructural development in the institution.

Britain set to begin new visa system for skilled migrants

Britain is launching a new visa system to make it easier for science, research and technology workers overseas to move to Britain, the country’s Chancellor of the Exchequer said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - A woman walks with her dog at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Germany to ease coronavirus curbs, ramp up vaccinations

German authorities are expected on Wednesday to announce a gradual easing of coronavirus curbs, seeking a balance between the needs of public health and the economy as the
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson offers to host all European Championship matches in Britain

Boris Johnson has offered up Britain’s stadiums for the whole European Championships as the UK’s ­vaccine roll-out surges ahead of the continent — and he can’t wait to raise a pint to the prospect.
FILE PHOTO - German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference at the Bundespressekonferenz, about the current situation of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2021. Michael Kappeler-Pool-REUTERS

Germany to provide additional N570 billion for coronavirus vaccination

German chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will be providing an additional N570billion (1.5 billion euros) to the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ (ACT Accelerator), the platform coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the global efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ikere Ekiti community in Ekiti State has raised the ₦60 million as part of its contribution to the smooth take off of the newly created Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti (BOUESTI).

Ekiti community raises N60 million for newly established university

The Ikere Ekiti community in Ekiti State has raised the ₦60 million as part of its contribution to the smooth take off of the newly created Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti (BOUESTI).

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Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

Chelsea fans to request Champions League final moved from Istanbul to UK

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) will request that the club’s all-English Champions League final showdown with Manchester City is moved from Istanbul to the UK.

Bode George: Nigeria now headless, wobbling

Former Military Administrator of Ondo state, Chief Olabode George, has lamented the growing wave of insecurity in the country, calling for drastic measures to drag Nigeria from the brinks, saying the country is currently headless and wobbling.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barcelona open free transfer talks with Manchester City veteran

Barcelona have commenced initial talks with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero ahead of a free transfer move this summer.

NIS intercepts seven trafficked persons in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted seven victims of suspected human trafficking in the state.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Neymar set to sign bumper PSG contract

Barcelona’s prospects of re-signing Neymar could be dashed with the Brazilian set to commit his long-term future to Paris Saint-Germain, L’Equipe claims.

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Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

What could have been another breakthrough for gunmen who abducted 15 farmers while working on a farm in Donga local government area of Taraba state on Saturday, was however averted by youths of Suntai and adjoining villages in Donga who mobilised and rescued the farmers from their abductors.
World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA approve five stadiums for Super Eagles World Cup qualifiers

World football governing body FIFA have approved five stadiums including the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the home games of the Super Eagles in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s superb performances over two legs of the side’s Europa League semifinal against AS Roma are exactly why they want to keep the Uruguayan at Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Manchester United boss heaps praise on Edinson Cavani, hopes he will stay

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani’s superb performances over two legs of the side’s Europa League semifinal against AS Roma are exactly why they want to keep the Uruguayan at Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

IPOB leader orders total shut down of Abuja, Lagos, North, Southeast on May 30

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has ordered a total shut down of the Southeast, Abuja, Lagos State and the North on May 30.
15. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: NIN essential for winning war against insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described National Identification Number (NIN) registration by Nigerians as key to win the ongoing war against insecurity.