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Benue governor issues ultimatum to Makurdi university management over outstanding salaries

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has given the management of Benue State University, BSU, till the end of July to pay the outstanding salaries of the lecturers recently employed by the institution.

AfDB independent panel clears Akinwumi Adesina of wrongdoing

An independent panel of experts, headed by former Irish president Mary Robinson, has cleared the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) of corruption, according to a report obtained by AFP.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo guber: Our people will resist rigging – PDP candidate

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

SERAP asks National Assembly leadership to publish reports on corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, urging them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently publish all reports of completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since the return of democracy in 1999.”
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes Nigerian Army university bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.
The Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Professor Peace Babalola, has advised the Federal government to adopt a safer school reopening strategy by applying a staggered resumption.

Vice chancellor advises Nigerian government to adopt staggered school resumption

The Vice Chancellor of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, Professor Peace Babalola, has advised the Federal government to adopt a safer school reopening strategy by applying a staggered resumption.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Governor Matawalle did not donate to university in Jigawa – official

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said the donation of N100 million for an Islamic university is for a proposed institution sited in the state, not in Jigawa, as reported by some news platforms.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Unilorin lauds appointment of Shehu Adaramaja as APC guber screening committee member

A Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Shehu Adaramaja, has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ondo State APC Gubernatorial Aspirants Screening Committee.
The University of Ilorin Alumni Association at its 13th National Congress held in Ilorin Kwara State on March 6, 2020 elected new national officers to steer the affairs of the association for the next four years.

Unilorin using its radio to fight coronavirus – manager

The management of the University of Ilorin says it has stepped up its fight against COVID-19 by using the institution’s radio station, UNILORIN 89.3 FM, to enlighten and sensitise the public against the pandemic.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, five others jostle for WTO job

Six candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation, an institution which faced mammoth challenges even before the pandemic-driven global economic crisis struck.
Seventy-two graduates of the Federal University, Otuoke, in Bayelsa, have bagged first-class degrees.

Court restores four demoted professors in Bayelsa university

The National Industrial Court, Yenagoa Judicial Division, has ordered the authorities of Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, to reinstate four professors who were demoted by the institution.

Provost: Kwara college uncovers 2,000 fake certificates

The authorities of the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin have discovered about 2,000 fake National Certificate of Education purportedly issued in the name of the institution.
The Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogun State, has successfully performed a rare surgery of cervical and lumbar spondylosis on a 65 years old man.

BUTH performs spinal cord surgery on 65-year-old patient

The Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogun State, has successfully performed a rare surgery of cervical and lumbar spondylosis on a 65 years old man.
Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.

Ekiti polytechnic produces hand washing and sanitiding machines

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, has produced machines for hand washing and sanitiser as part of its contribution to governments’ efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Prof. Ademola Tayo, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University says the institution has put together a team of researchers to find treatment for the raging coronavirus pandemic.

Babcock university begins research on coronavirus remedy

Prof. Ademola Tayo, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University says the institution has put together a team of researchers to find treatment for the raging coronavirus pandemic.

Senator Okorocha’s free education was a sham – panel

The visitation panel of Imo state university said yesterday that the free education progra-mme ran by the Okorocha administration was a genuine scheme, saying that it was designed to deceive Imo people. The panel regretted that it ended a colossal downgrading of tertiary education in the state.

President Buhari appoints acting BOA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alwan Hassan as the new acting managing director for the Bank of Agriculture.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Banks implement new CBN guidelines on debt recovery

Deposit Money Banks on August 1 commenced the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Global Standing Instruction which allows them to recover outstanding debts of debtors from other banks.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA says no reason for Swiss authorities to investigate Gianni Infantino

Global soccer body FIFA has said there is no reason for Swiss authorities to launch criminal proceedings against its president Gianni Infantino who will continue in his role as normal.

Shoprite exits Nigeria after 15 years

Africa's biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, is exiting the continent's most populated country, Nigeria, after 15 years.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio names ex-Governor Ibori, Uduaghan, Kalu in NDDC corruption saga

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has named former governors of Delta State James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as beneficiaries of the corruption at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Troops destroy wanted Benue militia leader’s hideout

The Nigerian Military said on Sunday night that troops of Operation Whirl Stroke acting on credible human Intelligence traced wanted Benue Militia leader and kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza alias “Gana” to a hideout in Tse-Audu village in Akate ward, Donga LGA of Taraba state but noted that he and his gang members escaped a dawn raid before they could be caught.