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The Senate, on Wednesday, mourned the demise of Senator Bode Olowoporoku when it held a minute silence to honour the deceased who died at his residence on March 24, 2021, after a brief illness at the age of 76.
Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa of the Department of Public Law, is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services) of the University of Lagos.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of the director of Ford Foundation, West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, who died on Saturday, April 3.
“With profound shock and sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace,” announced Edetaen Ojo, a frontline freedom of expression advocate and executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, who was a friend of Chukwuma.
Liberian President George Weah, a professor of international political economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Dani Rodrik, and Mohamed Yahya of the United Nations Development Programme are some of the confirmed speakers at the 12th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium.
Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, Africa Polling Institute, says it will collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to collect data of people living with disabilities in the country.
Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.
A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level.
A United States diplomat, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has said the ”gentleman agreement” of zoning of leadership in Nigeria may prompt a tougher electoral process in the next general elections in 2023.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a United States diplomat, has likened Nigeria’s political circle to an old men’s club.
Gender Mobile Initiative (GMI), an NGO, says it is partnering with the Ford Foundation to develop anti-sexual harassment policy and mobile application for confidential reporting and data generation.
The African Women on Board (AWB) will on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York launch its global movement to project the advancement of women of African heritage.
The Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has assured Nigerians that the ninth National Assembly will not be a rubber stamp to the executive.
A civil society group, #OurMumuDonDo, led by popular musician, Charly boy, said it would mobilize youths to effect a positive social change in the country, pledging to enlist youthful energy, values, and visions to advocate for freedom, equality, and prosperity for the people.
Nigeria’s Next Generation Artistes under the auspices of “The alternative music scene in Nigeria” has said it would mobilise young Nigerian voters to ensure they actively participate in the forthcoming general election.
The Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled the Aba finished leather goods cluster financing programme targeted at over 150,000 artisans in the cluster.
To improve capacity of operators in the leather products manufacturing sector and intensify import substitution, especially those in Aba cluster, the Bank of Industry (BoI), has unveiled the Aba Finished Leather Goods Cluster Financing programme, targeted at over 150,000 artisans in the cluster.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday challenged Nigerian youths to brace up to the present day challenges in Nigeria, reminding them that the country’s “destiny is now more than ever before in your hands either to make or mar.”
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Akwa United retains their lead on the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League with a 0-2 away win over neighbours Dakkada FC on Match-day 21 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.
Taiwan says it is banning the entry of non-nationals without a resident permit and the transit of international airport passengers.
Service to social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram has been restored in Ethiopia after they were restricted earlier on Monday, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said.
A week after the shelling began, militants have fired some 3,150 rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, the Israeli army said Monday morning.
Cross River State Police Command has bursted a gang of drug dealers and peddlers in Calabar in what seemed like a sting operation arresting 15 suspects.
Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey.
The NSCIA said: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH.
A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a twist as ward chairmen and their executives in Etsako Central have unanimously resolved to suspend the LGA chairman of the party, Mr Kassim Abdulkareem and the secretary, Mr Sunday Kadiri.
The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.