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NIPR advocates effective information management for good governance

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Kwara chapter, has emphasised the importance of regular roundtable discussions on effective information management in the post-COVID-19 environment.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.

Oko federal polytechnic gets acting registrar

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of Mr Obini Onuchukwu as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North Local Area of Anambra State.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT acting vice chancellor inaugurates committees to resolve crisis rocking varsity

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has expressed worries over the lingering crises rocking the institution.

UNN starts registration for 2020 post-UTME screening exam

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has started online registration for 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) screening.
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.

Zamfara governor appoints new principal private secretary

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the appointment of Alhaji Lawal Maradun as his new Principal Private Secretary (PPS).
The Bayero University, Kano is to establish a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre to check the spread of the pandemic, its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yahuza Bello, has said.

Kano university loses another professor

Lasun-Eniola, a professor of Physical Health Education, died on Wednesday at the university clinic after a brief illness.
Palpable fear has gripped residents of Kano as the State Ministry of Health announced it has recorded the first COVID-19 death on Wednesday evening.

Kano deaths toll increase as professor dies

Professor Balarabe Maikaba, a senior lecturer of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, has just been confirmed dead.

Another Kano university professor dies

A professor of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, Balarabe Maikaba, has reportedly died on Sunday.

Ondo government approves Prince Ogunmolasuyi’s appointment as Olupenmen

The Ondo State Government has approved the appointment of Prince Adewunmi Ogunmolasuyi as the Olupenmen of Upenmen in Owo Local Government Area.
Barely 24 hours after he appointed him as a member of the Board of Kaduna State investment agency, Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday gave the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi another key appointment.

Why Emir Sanusi was dethroned – Ex-NUC scribe

A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, and Emeritus Professor of English, Professor Munzali Jubril, has provided the actual reason His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was removed as the Emir of Kano.
Kano State government on Wednesday installed the new Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, as 15th Fulani emir of Kano.

Kano installs new emir

Aminu who was announced the successor of the deposed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II is assuming the prestigious throne of his ancestors.

Kwara university students unveil digital newsroom

Students of Mass Communication Department, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Ilorin, on Wednesday unveiled a digital newsroom to aid news writing and reportage of activities within and outside the institution.
Six undergraduates of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State have been expelled from the institution over their alleged involvement in cult related activities.

Ondo university expels six students over cultism

Six undergraduates of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State have been expelled from the institution over their alleged involvement in cult related activities.

Kebbi governor appoints new media aide

Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the appointment of Leadership Newspaper correspondent, Alhaji Yahaya Sarki, as his Special Assistant on Media.

NUJ: We supported unbundling of mass communication to catch up with advanced nations

The Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) has said that it fully supports the unbundling of Mass Communication course into several branches in Nigerian higher institutions.
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NUC splits mass communication into seven other degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says it has not abolished the study of Mass Communication in Nigerian universities, saying that the course has just been unbundled into seven other degree programmes.

Ogun council chairman-nominee dies

Saibu Adeosun Mulero, the chairman-nominee for the caretaker committee in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State is dead.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS parades suspect behind Buhari’s fake wedding video

The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested and paraded a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed, suspected to be behind the fabrication and dissemination of a fake wedding video depicting President Muhammadu Buhari wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and her Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Sadiya Farouq.

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The police have mobilised to the Gudu Market following reports of the killing of an unnamed man in the market on Thursday.

#EndSARS: NANTS orders traders to adopt security measures

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has directed its members to adopt immediate security measures for their protection and ensure markets remained closed in states where curfew has been imposed by governments.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

#EndSARS: Kwara governor imposes 24-hour curfew

In a broadcast by the governor, Abdulrazaq said “lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.
Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.

#EndSARS: Protesters set Nnamdi Azikiwe’s statue ablaze in Anambra

Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Governor Matawalle: 31 illegal miners deported from Zamfara

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on security developments and the activities of illegal miners.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

Lawmakers, ex-governors, ministers pay tribute to deceased Senator Rose Okoh

The Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade and his predecessor, Sen. Liyel Imoke, at the weekend, led senators, members of the House of Representatives and Ministers in paying glowing tributes to the late Senator Rose Okoh in Abuja.