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A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Professor: Over 20 Nigerian indigenous languages have gone into extinct

Vice Chancellor of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, has expressed regrets that over 20 indigenous languages in Nigeria have gone into extinct.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.
The management of Adamawa State University has banned a students’ press club operating in the institution for three months for allegedly posing a threat “to the security of other students on campus”.

Adamawa University to award degrees, certificates to 11,625 graduates nine years after

Lumping nine years of convocation together, the Adamawa State University, Mubi, says it will confer various degrees and certificates on 11,625 graduates.
A former Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Adesina Azeez, has been promoted to the position of a professor.

UNILORIN names first professor of mass communication

A former Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Adesina Azeez, has been promoted to the position of a professor.
The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.

NUC approves mass communication, others for Augustine University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Panic as gunmen kill Benue university student

Unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists on Monday night shot dead a female student of the Benue State University, Makurdi, who is identified as Jessica Agee.
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ANAP, media to name, shame coronavirus regulations flouters

The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank is collaborating with media houses to name and shame influential people, who openly flout Covid-19 regulations and protocols.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court convicts university graduate of love scam

The Kwara State High Court in Ilorin on Thursday convicted a 21-year-old graduate of the Kwara State University, (KWASU) Ahmed Bolaji, of a love scam offence.
The new President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon, has said his victory at the election in Abuja last weekend was designed by God.

ASUU strike: NANS clamours for students’ involvement in future negotiations

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Federal Government (FG) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), for reaching an agreement to end the union’s nine-month-old strike.

Kano university loses fourth professor in one year

A professor of Business Administration at Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Ali Muhammad Garba, is dead
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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.

CBN: Electronic transaction volumes increased 67 percent during lockdown

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that electronic transaction volumes increased by about 67 per cent during the COVID-19 lockdown with increased transactions at agent networks.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF: Nigeria will end impunity for crimes against journalists

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, says the Federal Government is set to end impunity for crimes against members of the public including journalists.

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.

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Presidency: Benue governor politicising insecurity

The presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences to the families of citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in Benue State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers governor imposes statewide curfew

Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed statewide curfew on Rivers based on the advice of the state security council.
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APC disowns factional chairman in Bayelsa

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has disowned a factional leadership in Bayelsa State stating that there is no crisis rocking the party in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari seeks NMA support in providing responsive health care system

President Muhammed Buhari has solicited the support of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in reforming the Health care sector in order to deliver a health system that is responsive to the needs of Nigerians.
”Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “his powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures he has taken.”

EU releases last tranche of $14.5 million to assist Nigeria rollout coronavirus vaccine

The European Union has said $14. 5 million out of the €50 million promised to the Federal Government to assist in the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine would be released this week.

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The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 37 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 37 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country.
Popular comedienne Oluwadamilola Adekoya aka Princess has narrated how Nollywood actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was caught sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl in her custody.

Comedienne Princess: How Baba Ijesha was caught on CCTV defiling my foster child

Popular comedienne Oluwadamilola Adekoya aka Princess has narrated how Nollywood actor Olarenwaju Omiyinka, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was caught sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl in her custody.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Policing Nigeria is difficult

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that policing Nigeria is difficult hence the decision by the country’s leadership to reorganize the security architecture for the effective result.
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Boko Haram attacks Yobe town, residents flee

Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists Friday evening attacked Gaidam town in Yobe State.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor: Resident cards will promote access to basic amenities

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has said that the state’s resident cards would enable the people to have access to quality education, better health care and social interventions, as well as ease ways of doing business.