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Cryptocurrency: “There is need for regulation and not prohibition of Cryptocurrency” - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at the CBN Bankers’ Forum today, 26th February 2021.

Governor Tambuwal: VP Osinbajo to attend Sokoto university convocation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will attend the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University (SSU) and also inspect some ongoing projects in the state, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has said.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Immunologist: No evidence that hydrogen peroxide prevents coronavirus

Immunologist Dr Yaw Bediako has dismissed claims by a former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana, Rev. Emeritus Prof. Andrews Seth Ayettey, that hydrogen peroxide works in the prevention of coronavirus.

OAU cancels 2020/2021 session, resumes 2019/2020 session February 8

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has fixed resumption of the 2019/2020 academic session for February 8, 2021.

LAUTECH: Oyo to pay Osun N8bn as assets sharing negotiation

Oyo State Government, yesterday, approved the sum of N8billion to be paid to the Osun State Government, which formed part of assets sharing negotiation reached between the two states during the negotiation for the sole ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTEH), Ogbomoso.
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UNIABUJA signs MoU with Diabetes Africa

University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, FCT, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Diabetes Africa, a network of health professionals, to establish a top-class educational programme on Diabetes Education in the institution.

LAUTECH: Oyo, Osun resolve ownership crisis

The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the resolution of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho-based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
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Osun assures indigenes of job security in LAUTECH

Osun State Government has assured its citizens working in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, that the ceding of the university to Oyo State would not threaten their jobs.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

NUC transfers ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo

The National Universities Commission has transferred ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso to the Oyo State Government while the Osun state Government is to take over the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo.

NUC hands over LAUTECH ownership to Oyo government

Osun State has finally ceded the ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Oyo State, putting an end to the lingering crisis hampering the development of the University.
The Kano State government has approved the conversion of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase General Hospital in Nasarawa Local Government area of the state to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.

Kano converts general hospital to university teaching hospital

The Kano State government has approved the conversion of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase General Hospital in Nasarawa Local Government area of the state to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of the agency, made it known that the Agency was reinvigorating its efforts to reposition LASEPA by aligning its mandate with best global practices and this webinar was an avenue towards that realisation.

LASEPA: Lagos enjoyed very good air quality index during lockdowns

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), the body tasked with the protection, improvement and regulation of environmental issues in the State held a webinar session on the theme “Clean Air for a Healthy and Sustainable Environment in Lagos (Fantasy or Reality)”. The webinar was held in commemoration of the First International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on the 7th of September.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

BUK coronavirus testing centres test 27,831 samples

The outgoing Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Prof. Yahuza Bello, says the three COVID-19 testing centres established by the institution since the outbreak of the pandemic had tested no fewer than 27,831 samples.

Child health expert tasks women on measures against coronavirus

She urged women to deploy their roles as main drivers and organisers of social gatherings to impress it upon other members of our society the need to postpone social functions, so as to reduce the possibility of the spread of the dreaded virus.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT directs compulsory use of face masks on campus

The management of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State, has directed compulsory use of face masks on its campuses to curtail spread of COVID-19 in the state.
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.

Kano university loses another professor

Lasun-Eniola, a professor of Physical Health Education, died on Wednesday at the university clinic after a brief illness.
Tunisia's confirmed coronavirus cases reach 922

How to effectively tackle coronavirus in Oyo – doctors

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has listed conditions for effective tackling of the COVID-19 in Oyo State.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

CPS best option to address pensions crisis – Benue governor

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has apologized to retirees and workers of the state over the inability of successive governments to find a lasting solution to the nagging backlog of unpaid pensions in the state.

Benue governor apologises to pensioners over failure to pay arrears

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday apologised to pensioners over government’s inability to pay pension and gratuities arrears.
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President Buhari appoints new NDDC interim chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from three to five.

University of Ilorin rewards associate professor with car as best researcher of academic session

The University of Ilorin has rewarded Akorede Mudathir, an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a Toyota Corolla car for emerging as the Best Researcher of 2018/2019 Academic session.

LAUTECH workers allege monarch’s complicity in crisis

Workers of College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Lautech), have alleged that the Soun of Ogbomosho, Oba Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, is complicit in the university’s crisis.

UniJos to start physiotherapy, radiography programmes – provost

Prof. Simon Yiltok, Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, says the college is considering starting two new programmes – physiotherapy and radiography.

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Group urges support for fight against tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme has urged the media to assist in enlightening the public on the causes, prevention and treatment of tuberculosis .
The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Team Delta wins National Sports Festival for sixth record time

The curtain was drawn on the 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ yesterday with the defending champions, Team Delta, amassing an astonishing 384 medals, comprising 158 gold, 116 silver, 110 bronze to beat Host Edo State and other participating states to the number one position for the sixth consecutive time.

Official: Another attempted jailbreak in Edo foiled

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command, says it foiled a jailbreak attempt by inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) facility, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

The highly-rated RB Leipzig boss has recently been linked with Tottenham, among other clubs across Europe, in the event that Spurs decide to part company with Jose Mourinho after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits it would be ideal to be able to rest Bukayo Saka in the coming weeks but warned his players not to complain about fatigue.

Arsenal confirm huge double injury boost for Slavia Prague cracker

Arsenal have received a double injury boost with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe fit for their key Europa League clash with Slavia Prague – but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard remain doubts.

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The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hajj: Ogun begins vaccination of intending pilgrims April 10

The Ogun State Pilgrims Welfare Board says receiving of COVID-19 vaccination will begin on Saturday, April 10 for intending pilgrims of 2021 Hajj.
Super Eagles ace Alex Iwobi has hailed unique skills in his Everton teammate James Rodrigues revealing that such skills sometimes comes to him as a surprise.

Alex Iwobi hails unique skills in Everton teammate James Rodrigues

Super Eagles ace Alex Iwobi has hailed unique skills in his Everton teammate James Rodrigues revealing that such skills sometimes comes to him as a surprise.
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Imo Catholic priest freed after one night in kidnappers den

The Catholic Priest and lecturer with the Imo State University, IMSU, Reverend Father Izu Marcel Onyeocha, who was kidnapped last Sunday has been freed by his captors.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN begins registration of more financial institutions on credit management platform

The CBN has started the registration of “Other Financial Institutions’’ (OFIs) on its Credit Risk Management System (CRIMS) to improve credit risk management.
Police have confirmed that the man who ran onto the pitch during Granada's Europa League clash with Manchester United avoided security and Covid-19 protocols by hiding under a tarp for 14 hours before kickoff.

Police: Granada-Manchester United streaker hid for 14 hours before kickoff

Police have confirmed that the man who ran onto the pitch during Granada's Europa League clash with Manchester United avoided security and Covid-19 protocols by hiding under a tarp for 14 hours before kickoff.