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NUC accreditation panels visit Plateau university, accredit 3 courses

Two accreditation panels from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday began accreditation of courses at Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU mourns Afenifere spokesman Yinka Odumakin

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun State, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has described the death of Afenifere’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, as not only tragic but a monumental loss to the country, the human rights community and OAU.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Ondo governor mourns Yinka Odumakin, says he was a nationalist

Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the death of Mr Yinka Odumakin, the Publicity Secretary of the Pan Yoruba Socio Political Group, Afenifere, as hearth-aching and one death with too many losses to the people.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU: Security guard who committed suicide left notes for his family

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state on Thursday disclosed that a local guard in the institution, Fisayo Oyeniyi sent a suicide message to his family before killing himself.

Yoruba in diaspora coalition to hold dialogue on Nigerian’s restructuring

The lead speaker for the virtual event, Prof Alao, is an accomplished academics and researcher. He is the editor of ODU: a journal of West African Studies, and the Editor-in-Chief of Ife journal of History. He is currently working on the ‘Power of Conviction and Courage: A biography of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo’.

NLNG’s Science Prize judges begin adjudication process for 2021 cycle

The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), has resumed the activities in the prize cycle of the $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Science, which was put off last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the hand-over of 49 entries to the panel of judges today.
Lawmaker representing Ogo Oluwa-Surulere Federal Constituency, Honourable Segun Odebunmi, has reiterated his commitment to the advancement of education through the constant development of students and young adults in his constituency.

Lawmaker restates commitment to educational advancement of constituents

Lawmaker representing Ogo Oluwa/Surulere Federal Constituency, Honourable Segun Odebunmi, has reiterated his commitment to the advancement of education through the constant development of students and young adults in his constituency.

FUNAAB cuts students’ attending matriculation, holds inaugural lecture for Professor Ikeobi

The 2019/2020 Matriculation Ceremony and Commencement Lecture of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the institution’s Ceremonial Building in a highly abridged structure.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.

President Buhari appoints Adedeji Zacch as NSDC scribe

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) for an initial term of four years.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.

Oyo governor mourns as late commissioner’s wife dies 10 months after husband’s passing

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI, LASU, UNILAG ranked among top 800 world universities

The University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ranked among the top 800 universities in the world, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

LASU emerges second in 2021 emerging economies university ranking

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo has emerged the second position on the “Time Higher Education 2021 Emerging Economies University Ranking”.

Senior lawyers pay tribute to late Justice Ngwuta

A cross section of senior lawyers in the country have paid glowing tribute to the late Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Slyvester Nwguta, who died in the early hours of Sunday.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court justice dies few days to retirement

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, is dead. He died few days to his retirement from the bench of the apex court.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU assures students will be mobilised for NYSC 2021 Batch A

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has assured its students that they will be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2021 Batch A.
The Executive Director of the centre, Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje recommended this approach at the opening ceremony of the Online Regional Training on Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Modelling in Abuja recently.

UN centre recommends use of floodwater to end herders-farmers conflict

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) has revealed how floodwater could be used to resolve festering crises between Fulani herdsmen and farmers nationwide.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate asked to probe public hearing on medical council bill

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has demanded that Senate probe the recent public hearing of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill as it accused Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of disenfranchising its members.

OAU cancels 2020/2021 session, resumes 2019/2020 session February 8

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has fixed resumption of the 2019/2020 academic session for February 8, 2021.
The management of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta has shut down the institution for two weeks after a medical personnel at the school’s health centre died as a result of complications arising from coronavirus.

FCE Abeokuta gets acting provost

Dr Rafiu Soyele, a Deputy Provost, has been appointed Acting Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Abeokuta.

Ooni commends Nigerian government over TCAM bill

His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and renowned herbal medicine practitioners in the country have commended the Federal Government for the recent approval of the bill for the establishment of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) Governing Council by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

#EndSARS: VON chief proffers solution to youth restiveness

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has advocated for the construction of rural middle class, as the panacea to absorb EndSARS members and unemployed youths.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

Strike: ASUU faction begs vice-chancellors to recall students for academic activities

“CONUA has no conflict with ASUU. The two unions only differ in terms of philosophy and ideology which is reflecting in their approach to getting the government to accede to requests. And this is being done on the issue of IPPIS as CONUA has been interacting with the government on how to solve many of the problems that have been identified with the platform.”

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American rapper Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, is currently in the hospital and the prognosis is not good.

Tributes pour in for hip-hop legend DMX

The iconic US rapper DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe targets 50,000 households for distribution of palliatives

The Gombe State Government has begun the distribution of palliatives to poor and vulnerable persons in the state, targeting no fewer than 50,000 households.
Performing the ceremony in Makurdi, Gov. Samuel Ortom, said the decision to support the security agencies was in recognition of their commendable efforts at safeguarding lives and property in the state.

2023: PDP leaders have resolved not to repeat mistakes of 2015 – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, Saturday said the Governors and leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have revolved that they would not repeat the mistakes of 2015 that cost the party the leadership in the country.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

NANS tasks Kaduna government on rescue of remaining Afaka students

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) zone ‘A’, has called on the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to intensify efforts towards the rescue of the remaining students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Igabi local government area of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

President Buhari appoints new DTCA chief

President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Ambassador Rabiu Dagari as the substantive Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA).

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Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, said the review had become necessary to promote peace and development in the various communities.

Bayelsa reviews chieftaincy and community administration laws

Bayelsa State Government has announced plans to review its Chieftaincy and Community Administration Law to enable traditional rulers contribute more effectively towards good governance and community development.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army explains joint operation in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Army yesterday explained that the operation of a combined team of military and security agencies in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was a simple clearance operation to flush out criminals in the area..
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Jamie Vardy signs new contract at Leicester City

Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy, has signed a new contract with the club.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Mallam Sanusi: Nigeria’s political structure economically unsustainable

He spoke on Thursday at an online roundtable event titled ‘Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery in Nigeria?’ organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Centre for the Studies of the Economies of Africa (CSEA).