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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi speaks while meeting U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS-Jonathan Ernst-File Photo

Egypt says freedom of expression ‘stops’ when Muslims offended

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people, following the display of images in France of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims see as blasphemous.

UNICAL gets first female vice chancellor after forty years

Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has been elected the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar forty-five years after the inception of the school.
Gabriel Leung, chair professor of public health medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, Anthony Wallace-AFP-Getty Images

Real number of Wuhan coronavirus cases is 25,000 – expert

A senior public health expert in Hong Kong, on Monday said that the real number of people affected by the new coronavirus was close to 25,000 higher than the 2,744 cases confirmed by China’s National Health Commission.

LASU dismisses more ASUU leaders

The Governing Council of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo on Thursday dismissed three executive members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the university.
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Abuja university vice-chancellor tasks students on creativity

Prof. Michael Adikwu, Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, has urged newly matriculated students of the institution to learn to be creative.
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Kano university to establish faculty of medicine, three others

The Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, is to establish three new faculties as part of efforts to serve the educational needs of society, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Shehu Alhaji Musa, has said.

Don cautions parents on dangers of smoking close to children

An Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Ahmed Gabdo, has cautioned parents against smoking cigarettes close to their children to safeguard their health and future development.

Scientists invent universal antibody drug for HIV prevention

A research team led by scientists of the University of Hong Kong announced on Thursday the invention of a universal antibody drug against HIV and AIDS that can “kill two birds with one stone.”

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide – study

Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 — some 800,000 cases — were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

SERAP asks Nigerian government to publish details of N729 billion payments for poor residents

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has been asked by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “publish details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians.
FILE PHOTO - Dutch police patrol at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, November 6, 2019. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw-File Photo

Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
A healthcare worker receives a dose of COVISHIELD, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a school converted into a vaccine centre at Sanand, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India to give homegrown coronavirus vaccine in seven more states this week

India said it will administer homegrown coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN in seven more states from Monday as it seeks to inoculate 30 million healthcare workers across the country.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau to establish NIN registration centres in 17 local councils

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said the state government will establish National Identity Number (NIN) registration centers in the 17 local government areas of the state.
Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, island’s Defence Ministry said.

China-Taiwan tensions rise days into Joe Biden presidency

Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration.