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ASUU: No going back in rejection of UNILAG vice-chancellor’s removal

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos chapter, says there is no going back in its rejection of the removal of the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Professor Soyombo: I’ve resumed as UNILAG acting vice-chancellor

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Professor Theophilus Soyombo, said he has resumed office.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

Nigerian government appoints VCs for UNIPORT, Maritime University

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Stephen Agochi Okodudu of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, for a period of six months. The acting appointment is with effect from 13th July, 2020.

Sex scandal: UNILAG sets up panel to probe suspended lecturers

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) authority set up a panel headed by Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa to look into the sex-for-mark scandal currently rocking the 57-year-old institution.

UNILAG suspends another lecturer over sex-for-grade saga

The University of Lagos, Akoka, has suspended another lecturer, Dr Samuel Oladipo, of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences after he was also indicted in a sexual harassment documentary produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Reps member urges leaders to alleviate poverty through charity

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Val Anyika, has called on the country’s leaders to do more to alleviate the poverty levels of the less privileged in the society.

UNILAG: Our driver was to receive counselling before suicide

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has said its worker, Sunday Gbenga Meshioye, who committed suicide days ago was scheduled to be counselled by the institution’s counselling unit before the incident.

Unilag supervisor commits suicide by ingesting ‘pesticide’

The University of Lagos has announced the death of one of its workers, Mr Sunday Meshioye, aged 36.g
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Nigeria’s poverty rate rises to 62.6%

Statistician General of the Federation (SGF) and Chief Executive of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Yemi Kale, has blamed rising income inequality in the country for being responsible for its high poverty rate, saying that as at 2010, the poverty rate was 62.6 per cent.

Hostel invasion: Plateau university suspends three security personnel

Following the invasion of Plateau State University Bokkos by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen leading to the rape of a female student and the death of 100-level student, the management of the institution has approved the suspension of three security personnel for the negligence of duty.

Report: Governor Ambode ‘fell out of favour due to bad politics’

A study finding has revealed that the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, ‘fell out of favour due to bad politics’ in the state.
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NLC’s Ayuba Wabba to speak at Governor Gaidam’s book launch

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba will deliver a lecture at the public presentation of a book chronicling the one-decade stewardship of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state.
Jide Jimoh

Election: Jide Jimoh retains Lagos Houe of Reps seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency, Mr Jide Jimoh, as winner of Saturday’s election.

Don wants reforms in Nigerian media

A don has called for a comprehensive reform of the media and for journalists to avoid sycophancy in the discharge of their duties, especially during the 2019 general election and beyond.
Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa

Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa tasks African leaders on corruption

Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has called for more efforts by African countries in the fight against corruption and other vices that retarded development.

Ohanaeze, BIM, others mourn ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

Former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme, 85, has died in a London clinic, the family confirmed on Monday.

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Lagos Assembly proposes N20 million licence fee for lottery, betting operators

The Lagos State House of Assembly says a bill that will make operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government is underway.
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The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

Cross River Basin Authority managing director suspended

The Managing Director of Cross River Basin Development Authority has been suspended from office by the board of the agency.

PDP reconstitutes Kaduna caretaker committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), has reconstituted the Kaduna State Caretaker Committee.
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Miley Cyrus: How I lost my virginity to Liam Hemsworth at 16

American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus, says she lost her virginity to her ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth at the age of 16.