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A new vice-chancellor has been elected for the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN. He is Professor Olufemi Peters.

Professor Peters emerges as NOUN’s new vice-chancellor

Olufemi Peters, a Professor of Chemistry, according to a statement by NOUN’s Director, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, Thursday emerged beating six other candidates to clinch the coveted seat in a keenly contested race at the nation’s only single-mode Open and Distance Learning, ODL institution.
Senator representing Ondo North District in the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice, has accused the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of masterminding the petition against his emergence as lawmaker-elect at the election tribunal for Ondo State.

Senate committee blames ‘mis-employment’ for space-sector setbacks

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, has blamed the slow pace growth of the space sector in Nigeria on inadequate recruitment and employment methods.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria’ll put additional satellites in space – minister

The Federal government says it is now more determined put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Governor Abiodun assures protection of other ethnic groups living in Ogun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured other ethnic nationals living in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property. He said, his administration would continue to encourage inter-ethnic relationships among various...
Nnamdi Okonkwo, the managing director of Fidelity Bank, has been named the banking sector CEO of the decade at the recently held BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

Fidelity boss named banking sector CEO of the decade

Nnamdi Okonkwo, the managing director of Fidelity Bank, has been named the banking sector CEO of the decade at the recently held BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.
Nigerian music icon, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten 2020 album by Time Magazine.

Tiwa Savage’s album makes Time’s 2020 top 10

Nigerian music icon, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten 2020 album by Time Magazine.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governors Ganduje, Sule receive 2020 Peace Awards

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state have on Friday night received the 2020 Peace Achievers International Awards.
Many Nigerians have been paying tribute to the late editor of Sunday Times and celebrated columnist, Gbolabo Ogunsanwo, who died at 75.

Nigerians mourn veteran journalist Gbolabo Ogunsanwo’s demise

Ogunsanwo died on Friday in Lagos after a brief illness. Some of those who have paid tribute to the late Sunday Times editor were Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and leading lights in Nigerian journalism, namely former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba; ex-Minister of Transportation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope; a former manager of training at the Daily Times, Chief Tola Adeniyi; and another veteran journalist, Mr Eric Teniola.
Qatar Airways said it will now operate three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos as the two cities become the sixth new destination announced by the airline since the start of the pandemic.

Qatar Airways touches down for the first time in Abuja

Qatar Airways said it will now operate three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos as the two cities become the sixth new destination announced by the airline since the start of the pandemic.

Femi Falana, others for 15th Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting

Eight journalists, Lade Bonuola, founding member and pioneer, Associate Editor of The Guardian newspaper, and Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, will be honoured at the award presentation event of the 15th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting.
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Old students associations laud Osun governor for education reforms

Stakeholders in the education sector have commended the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, for revamping the state’s education sector through the review of the former education policies of the State, describing his intervention as one that has revolutionised the sector.

TETFund gives 12 universities N12 billion for research

The amount, which according to TETFund, would be shared equally among the universities, is to enable them carry out research and development programmes that would contribute to national growth.
Former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has described the appointment of Prof Ibrahim Gambari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great asset to Nigeria and Africa ”in a broader sense.”

Governor Abiodun congratulations Ambassador Gambari at 76

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, on his 76th birthday.
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Governor Uzodinma felicitates with Arthur Eze at 72

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has felicitated with Dr. Arthur Eze, (Ezenukpo) on the occasion of his 72nd birthday.

NNPC targets profitability by 2021 – chief

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to efficiency, openness, transparency and prudence in service delivery if it is to realise its objectives and meet the expectations of its shareholders.

Transcorp Hilton Abuja wins four awards at 2020 World Travel Awards

Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with four (4) awards including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards.

Bolaji Abdullahi: Entrepreneurship cannot solve Nigeria’s problems

Speaking on entrepreneurship and the role of governance, Abdullahi said entrepreneurship is an “escapist method” disseminated by an “irresponsible” government to delegate its responsibilities.
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.

LAUTECH: I won’t sack Osun indigenes – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde has promised not to sack Osun indigenes working in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

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Bye-election: Bandits disrupt voting in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits on Saturday disrupted the voting process during the State Assembly election in Oroji village in Rini ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: Social media has come to stay

The Federal Government said on Friday that despite that fake news and misinformation on social media fuelled the recent #EndSARS crisis, it would not shut down the internet or stifle press freedom.
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Katsina governor approves automatic employment for first class graduates of state’s varsity

Governor Bello Masari of katsina State has approved automatic employment of first class graduates of the state University: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Nigerian Army chief warns new generals against scuttling democracy

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned the newly-promoted generals against coup plots.
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We’ll transform Taraba assembly to e-paliament – Speaker

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Albasu Kunini, on Friday said that following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lessons drawn, the House was set to be transformed into an E-Paliarment where members can participate in the proceedings of the House even from remote locations. The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Albasu Kunini, on Friday said that following the COVID-19 global pandemic and the lessons drawn, the House was set to be transformed into an E-Paliarment where members can participate in the proceedings of the House even from remote locations.