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A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala

Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir blames conspirators for protest violence

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday blamed conspirators for violence during deadly anti-government protests, as an impoverished town held a "martyrs' rally" to honour those killed.
Fresh protests against bread price hikes rattled Sudan Sunday, as riot police deployed around the capital Khartoum five days into demonstrations that have claimed at least eight lives.

Sudan fresh protest planned as President Omar al-Bashir sacks health minister

A Sudanese group organising anti-government protests has called for a march on the presidential palace as President Omar al-Bashir sacked the health minister Saturday over rising costs of medicines.
Sudan has been rocked by more than a week of protests sparked by rise in bread prices [File- Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-Reuters]

Police fire tear gas as protesters rally in Sudan capital

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Sudan's capital on Monday ahead of a planned march on President Omar al-Bashir's palace calling on him to "step down" following deadly anti-government protests.
Bobi Wine

Uganda police block Bobi Wine concert

A Boxing Day concert by Ugandan musician and fiery legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was hanging in the balance after authorities said it would not happen.

Uche Anioke: Festus Keyamo not qualified to speak for Muhammadu Buhari

Hon. Uche Anioke, a former Commissioner of Youths and Sports in Enugu State and two-time Chairman of Awgu local government area, has faulted the role given to Festus Keyamo (SAN) as the spokesman of Buhari Campaign Organisation.

Lagos government tasks NSE on professionalism

The Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, has called on the Nigerian Society of Engineers and its regulatory arm to uphold professionalism in service delivery to retain public trust.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

NUT, ASUP laud NEC over recommendations on education

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has commended the National Economic Council (NEC) over its recommendation that state governors should declare ‘state of emergency’ in the educational sector.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

World Teachers’ Day: Abuja-based principals, teachers want investment in education

A cross section of school principals, teachers and students in the Federal Capital Territory have called for investment in the nation’s education sector to promote effective teaching and learning.

NASRDA: Abuja, four states prone to tremor

The National Space Research and Development Agency has identified selected locations in Bayelsa, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Abuja as hot spots for earth tremor.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Federal government to advance research on earthquake mitigation

Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would advance research activities to mitigate any earthquake hazard in the country.

Centre urges federal government to enforce local content law in engineering

The Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency has advised the Federal Government to enforce laws that promote local content in all aspects of engineering projects.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: Edo Poly to become innovators’ hub

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, formerly Edo State Institute of Technology and Management, will become a hub for world-class innovators, entrepreneurs and employers of labour, with the renewed focus of the institution to link academia and research to industry.

Unilorin VC tasks stakeholders in building industry on local contents

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has urged Engineers, Scientists and other allied professionals in the building industry, to increase the local content for indigenous buildings in the country.
Philip Shaibu

Nigerian banks urged to address SMEs challenges

Edo State Deputy Governor, Honourable Philip Shuaibu, has called for systematic overhaul of the banking sector in Nigeria that will redirect their focus on the development of small businesses (SMEs) in the country, inline with present economic realities.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: We need new technologies to address power, metering challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria was in dire need of new engineering technologies to address its power supply and metering challenges.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA postpones launch of spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

NASA has postponed until Sunday the launch of its $1.5 billion unmanned Parker Solar Probe, to allow engineers more time to investigate a red flag that was raised in the last moment before liftoff.

Federal government announces date for confirmation exam of civil servants

The federal government has confirmed August 28 as date for the commencement of compulsory confirmation examination for some civil servants in federal agencies in the country.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

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Ex-CDS Alex Badeh for burial January 23 in Abuja

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Wife of the President, Dr Aisha Buhari kick-starts the Women and Youth 2019 Presidential Campaign Rally in Kano. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE JAN 5 2019.-4

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INEC: 209,721 PVCs yet to be collected in Cross River

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