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The non-teaching staff unions of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended five weeks-old strikes over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions.

Ondo university non-teaching unions suspend strike

The non-teaching staff unions of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended five weeks-old strikes over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police allay fears of security threat in Bwari

Police on Thursday urged residents of Bwari Area Council of the FCT to remain calm and not get tensed over rumours of security breach in the area.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. -Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the Army will soon move against separatist agitators such as Sunday Igboho and Asari Dokubo.

General Attahiru: We’ll enhance reforms of Nigeria Army to address emerging security threats

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms of the Army to address emerging security threats and resource troops as well as improve the capacities of Army personnel for complex operations.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army chief reiterates military’s commitment to addressing security threats

As part of efforts to enhance and strengthen the nation’s security architecture, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Army to enhance reforms in the military to address security threats, as well as improve the capacities of its personnel in complex operations.

Father Mbaka’s sin

Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu attracts controversy the way flies are attracted to dung. He is completely unfazed about it. He comes across as a priest who does not mind what Pope Francis once referred to as “the sin of scandal”.
The management of Edo University, Iyamho, has announced the commencement of activities marking the 2nd graduation ceremony of the University.

Edo University gets MBBS clinical accreditation

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has approved clinical accreditation for the Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) programme for Edo State University, Uzairue.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU opposes fee increase in Kaduna university

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Kaduna State University (KASU) Chapter, says 75 per cent of the university’s students may drop out of school due to the monumental increase in tuition fees.

LAUTECH students shut down institution over colleague’s death

Students of the Ladoke Akinola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Friday, shut down activities at the institution in protest of the death of a final-year student of the university, Asefon Nifemi Benard.

Don seeks more investments in technology education for national development

A don, Prof. Samuel Ekanem, has called for more investments in technology education to enhance national development.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister says Facebook page hacked after reportedly raining curse on activist

Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his Facebook page was hacked but is now recovered.

Kebbi secures World Bank grant for girl-child education

Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education.

9mobile offers cloud-based solutions for lecturers, students

The partnership with MyClassConnect, a cloud-based single educational technology platform that facilitates both virtual and physical learning efficiency in higher institutions in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, is another avenue 9mobile is exploring to continue to provide innovative options for the academic community to continue teaching and learning while keeping safe during and after the pandemic.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Isa Pantami: I’ve been preaching against Boko Haram for 15 years

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has debunked reports alleging that the United States placed him on a ‘terror watch list’ for alleged ties with the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

2023: No individual, group will impose next governor on Enugu people – Ben Nwoye

As 2023 general election continues to gather momentum, The Caretaker Committee Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Dr Ben Nwoye, has cautioned political gladiators to desist from any utterances which is capable of causing violence in the state.

Hijab: Tension in Ilorin as hoodlums attack school

There was tension in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Monday as violence erupted when hoodlums, suspected to be Muslim youths, invaded C&S College, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin, with cutlass and dane guns. The students of the college were also chased away.
The Pharmacists Council Of Nigeria (PCN) has inducted 236 fresh pharmacy graduands of Madonna University.

PCN inducts 236 fresh graduands of Madonna university

Speaking during the induction and oath-taking ceremony at Elele, Rivers State, the registrar, PCN, Pharm Elijah Mohammed, congratulated the graduands while enjoining them to take their one-year internship programme very seriously as there may not be opportunities to make up for any time wasted.
FILE PHOTO - A vintage car passes by a billboard which reads in Spanish No to the blockade - No to the Helms-Burton law in Candelaria, Cuba, February 28, 2021. Picture taken February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Alexandre Meneghini

U.S. terrorism sponsor listing further complicates Cuba banking

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism just before he left office threw up fresh obstacles to international banking with the island, according to five Havana-based foreign businessmen and diplomats.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

1,156 NYSC members begin orientation course in Ogun

One thousand, one hundred and fifty- six male and female corps members, on Monday, commenced a three-week orientation course at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Sagamu camp in Ogun State. The 1,156 corps members...

NYSC coordinator: 1,670 corps members made orientation

Alhaji Suleman Abdul, Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday, said that about 1,670 corps members were registered at the camp.
Buba Marwa

NDLEA chief to commission drug rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa, will on Friday (March 19) commission a newly built multi-purpose Clinic and rehabilitation centre in Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

YabaTech fixes dates for Post UTME

The Yaba College of Technology (Yaba Tech) says arrangements have been concluded for the conduct of its Post United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

University of Ibadan to deliver lectures virtually

The University of Ibadan (UI) has announced that its resumption for the 2020/2021 academic year is to be virtual only.

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Palestinians react as Israeli police fire stun grenades at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Hundreds injured in renewed fighting at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque

The Red Crescent organisation on Monday reported that 215 people were injured, four of them serious, with over 150 sent to hospital after the fight at al-Aqsa Mosque.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS: Defeating emerging security threats requires attitude change

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has stated that for the military to defeat the current and emerging threats, they need to have change of attitude.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.

Police: We’re investigating threats by IPOB, Oodua Republic agitators in Lagos

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the threat of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, a Biafran separatist organization in Nigeria to attack soft targets in Lagos and agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state are being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state and being closely monitored.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Northern Elders Forum asks National Assembly to impeach President Buhari

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has called for the President to be impeached for failing to solve Nigeria’s security problems.
The Commissioner for Health in Anambra, Dr Vincent Okpala, on Tuesday, said that no fewer than 25 health workers had been diagnosed and confirmed to have been infected with the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Anambra government pledges commitment to emergency medical care

The Anambra Government has pledged its commitment to prompt, effective and efficient emergency medical services and care to residents.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA arrests 100 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested no fewer than 100 suspected drug traffickers with a seizure of 238,168 kilogrammes of illicit drugs.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos orders investigations into RCCG inferno

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Sunday, ordered investigations into the cause of the fire incident which occurred at Lagos Province 28 HQ, Alapere/Ogudu on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Lagos State.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates solar boreholes to Taraba schools

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on Covid-19, on Friday handed over three Solar boreholes to three selected schools spread across the three senatorial districts of Taraba State.
People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

India's coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states.
Union Bank of Nigeria (“UBN”) was established in 1917 and is one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions, offering a portfolio of banking services to individuals, SMEs, commercial and corporate clients.

Zenith, Access Banks express interest to acquire Union Bank

Two Nigerian lenders – Zenith Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc – are among the list of financial institutions from Africa and the Middle East that have indicated an interest in the acquisition of Union Bank Plc and other African assets of Atlas Mara Group, a Pan-African banking group.