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Kebbi State Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.

Governor Bagudu pledges N100,000 reward for 13 best graduating students of Gusau university

The Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has pledged to reward the best female graduating students of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, with N100,000 in thirteen programmes annually in honour of late Marafan Sokoto, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: INEC ready for rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday said it is ready for the Saturday court-ordered rerun elections across in 11 states of the country.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

UNGA president outlines 2020 priorities

President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

University lecturer, pastor in court for alleged fake news, others

A senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi, and one Pastor John Abiodun have been dragged to the High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria is dying

One of Nigeria’s foremost political economists and former presidential candidate, Professor Pat Utomi, on Saturday said that the country is gradually dying from the actions of its political class.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

NASWE scribe, 15 others promoted as professors at University of Ibadan

The National Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Social Work Educators (NASWE), Professor James Ayanrinde Ayangunna, is among the 16 academic staff newly appointed as full-fledged professors at the University of Ibadan.
Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, the chairperson of the Anti-sexual Harassment Committee of the University of Ghana, has said that there were no pieces of evidence against the lecturers of the university in the recently released #SexForGrades documentary.

University of Ghana: No evidence against lecturers in #SexForGrades documentary

Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, the chairperson of the Anti-sexual Harassment Committee of the University of Ghana, has said that there were no pieces of evidence against the lecturers of the university in the recently released #SexForGrades documentary.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Four other women make Kwara’s first cabinet list

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state.

Rep Jibin reveals next move

Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumuni, a member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, played a pivotal role in the emergence of his ally Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor constitutes local council commission, road management agency

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of the Board of the Local Government Service Commission and the Oyo State Transport Management Agency, OYTROMA.

Atiku, one other arrested for stealing

The operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, RRS, have arrested two suspected thieves, Saidu Atiku and one other who specialized in vandalizing vehicles and stealing their brain boxes.

University professor wants appointment of INEC chairman advertised for credibility, transparency

A Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, in Edo University Iyamho (EUI), Prof. Stephen Omodia, has called for reform of the financial and administrative aspects of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in order to achieve credibility in the country’s electoral process.
Ibrahim Bello-Kano

Nigerian universities ‘irretrievably poor’ – BUK professor

A professor of English at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Ibrahim Bello-Kano, has said that the Nigerian university system has collapsed beyond redemption.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints 27 more aides

The appointees include: Special Adviser on Administration, Odofin David Seun; Special Adviser on Political Matters, Olanrewaju Smart; Special Adviser on Special Duties, Badmus Olufunmi; Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Osazee Melody Ogundijie; Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Raphael Nnana Igbokwe; and Special Assistant on Gender Equality, Fatima Kakuri.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of NIPSS chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the confirmation of the Senate for the appointment of Prof. Habu Galadima as the substantive Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.

Recruitment: Customs screens out applicants

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has screened out applicants who failed to meet the requisite qualifications for its recruitment exercise.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senate President: Senator Lawan’s emergence excites Yobe people

The people of Yobe, the home state of the new President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, have expressed excitement over his emergence as the head of the Red Chamber, saying “it is a reflection of national interest.”
national assembly abuja

Don hails performance of 8th National Assembly

A Professor of Political Science, Femi Otubanjo, on Saturday hailed the performance of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, saying that it had by and large, fulfilled its constitutional obligation to protect the public interest.

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Manchester United finally agree deal for Bruno Fernandes

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Brendan Rodgers insists Leicester were the “better side over the two games” as Trezeguet scored an injury-time winner to send Aston Villa to Wembley after a 2-1 win.

Brendan Rodgers bemoans ‘definite penalty’ call in Leicester loss

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