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Universities staff wants payment of N30 billion allowance

The Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Friday called on the Federal Government to release the N30 billion earned allowances to Federal institutions.

Unilorin to sack lecturer who ‘raped’ student

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has adopted a disciplinary committee report recommending the dismissal of a lecturer accused of raping a 17-year-old student.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: EU report confirms presidential election was rigged in favour of President Buhari

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said that the fresh revelations in the European Union (EU) report has further vindicated the PDP and millions of Nigerians, in its position that the February 23 Presidential election was rigged to favour President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Scholars express confidence in newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President

Some professors at the University of Lagos, Unilag, on Wednesday June 5, 2019 expressed confidence in the ability of Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, a Nigerian, who was elected as the 74th President of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Kwara university to develop drones for oil theft, pipeline vandalism monitoring

The Kwara State University, KWASU, said one of its professors has won N21 million grant to develop a drone that will monitor oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

Afe Babalola university hospital breaks record with first open heart surgery

The 400-Bed Multi System Hospital owned by the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti, has recorded a major breakthrough in open heart surgery.
Arms and ammunition recovered from three arrested gunrunner by troops of 1 Division under Operation Whirl Punch on Tuesday.

Federal government urged to mop up illegal firearms ahead of Kogi guber poll

The Federal government has been told to as a matter of urgency mop up illegal firearms that are in the hands of hoodlums in Kogi State before the November 16 governorship election.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

TETFund: Why professors aren’t getting research grants

The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.
Law professor Benny Tai (R) and sociology professor Chan Kin-man (L) among the protesters jailed by Hong Kong authorities

Hong Kong jails 2 professors, 2 other protesters

Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, including two professors were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.

Imo elections: Groups caution INEC over Governor Okorocha’s certificate of Return

The Southeast chapter of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) and the South East Professionals have cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against creating constitutional crisis by refusing to issue Certificate of Return to the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, after being declared winner of the Imo West Senatorial election.

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.

Elections: University dons working with APC to manipulate results – PDP

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), on Monday, warned some Professors, who are serving as Returning Officers in the rescheduled general elections in the state, against being used to rig the forthcoming polls in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP: Our strike not designed to sabotage government

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said that it’s nationwide strike which it embarked upon since December 12, 2018, was not targeted at sabotaging the government, and has nothing to do with the 2019 elections, but a struggle to get government live to it’s responsibility of resolving all it’s demands since 2017 that have clogged the progress of the Polytechnic sector.

Peter Obobaifo: NCP will take over Edo South in 2019

The Edo State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) is strategising to wrestle the Edo South Senatorial seat from those it said had been holding the people hostage in terms of representation.

Ebonyi State University sacks 63 lecturers

The management of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) on Thursday said it has sacked 63 lecturers for various offences including sexual harassment.
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Turkey academic jailed after raids on professors and activists

A court in Turkey has jailed pending trial an Istanbul academic following raids on professors and activists deemed to have links to a jailed prominent financier of civil society activities.

Kayode Fayemi: University professors earn more than me as governor

Governor Kayode Fayemi has lambasted Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for embarking on its ongoing strike action describing it as unnecessary.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote to link Kano varsity to national grid

The richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is to link the Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil to national grid as part of effort to enhance power supply in the institution.

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South African troops pull out of violent Cape Town suburbs

South African soldiers pulled out of gang-ridden suburbs of Cape Town on Friday after a brief show of force, leaving residents uncertain about what to expect next.

Labourer jailed 28 months for indecently touching woman

A Minna Magistrates’ Court, on Friday sentenced a labourer, Abubakar Mohammed, to 28 months in prison for indecently touching a woman while taking a ride in a tricycle.
Semi Ajayi

Semi Ajayi set to dump Rotherham United for West Brom

The tall centre-back can also play in midfield and will be a good addition to the West Brom squad who will be looking to secure promotion to the English Premier League next season.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: It’s possible to hack any server – Atiku Abubakar’s witness

A witness called on Friday by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar stated that it was possible to access electronic server and alter date stored in it without the authority of the owner.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Jonathan Akpoborie: Gernot Rohr lacks talent to coach Nigeria

Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.