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UNIABUJA denies allegation of offering illegal admissions

University of Abuja has denied allegation by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that it engages in illegal admissions.
Eight students of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, received the sum of N2.2 million for undergraduate research in various disciplines.

UNIABUJA: Only universities have powers of admissions, not external body

The University of Abuja has pointedly told the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, that it lacked constitutional powers to meddle in admissions into universities.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: Why some Nigerians want Isa Pantami to resign, why he should not

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to ignore calls by some people that he should resign.
Ethiopians who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region gather to receive relief aid at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing

Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Glen Kamara of Rangers clashes with Ondrej Kudela of Slavia Praha during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Rangers and Slavia Praha at Ibrox Stadium on March 18, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Czech president slams UEFA over Ondrej Kudela racism ban

The Czech president’s office said Thursday it had complained to UEFA over the 10-match ban for Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela for racially abusing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope celebrates mass of ‘mercy’ with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis made a rare Sunday outing from Vatican grounds to celebrate a mass on “divine mercy” with prisoners, refugees and health workers.
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Pep Guardiola: Why I respect Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching ideas

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said the best way to judge Marcelo Bielsa is how he makes players and teams better.
La Liga are investigating allegations Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby was racially abused by Juan Cala of Cadiz during their game on the weekend, the league’s president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday.

La Liga: No evidence of racist slur against Mouctar Diakhaby

La Liga said Friday it had found no evidence that Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby was racially abused by Juan Cala of Cadiz during a La Liga match last weekend.

Nigerian governors disagree on need for regional outfits

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and his colleagues in the South-South, yesterday, disagreed over the need to set up regional security structures to checkmate the rising wave of insecurity in the country.
Saudi authorities said Monday that only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage, starting from the holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi authorities said Monday that only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage, starting from the holy month of Ramadan.
Tito, daughter of former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, has disclosed on her Twitter page that she had two abortions and dealt with the shame for a long time.

Ex-governor’s daughter: Why I had two abortions

Tito, daughter of former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja, has disclosed on her Twitter page that she had two abortions and dealt with the shame for a long time.
A Swedish-based analyst, Hugo Kaaman, says Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, falsely grafted a 2012 aircraft accident from Syria in the video it released on Friday as proof of having gunned down an Air Force Alpha jet that disappeared from the radar on Wednesday.

Boko Haram’s fighter jet explosion video from 2012 Syrian incident – Swedish analyst

A Swedish-based analyst, Hugo Kaaman, says Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, falsely grafted a 2012 aircraft accident from Syria in the video it released on Friday as proof of having gunned down an Air Force Alpha jet that disappeared from the radar on Wednesday.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu: Why APC will not challenge result of Abia bye-election

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not challenge the outcome of last Saturday’s Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election “because we value human life.”

Appeal Court discharges Raymond Dokpesi from N2.1 billion fraud charges

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday discharged the founder of DAAR Communications PLC, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, from the N2.1 billion fraud charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor awards scholarship to another first class law graduate

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has offered scholarship to another first class law graduate from the state, Miss Pere Esther Amazige.
A specialist collects a swab sample from a rabbit at a laboratory in Vladimir, Russia, during the development of a COVID vaccine for animals

Russia registers ‘world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals’

Clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov started in October and involved dogs, cats, foxes, mink and other animals, the country's agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday rewarded 12 outstanding public school teachers and administrators with 12 cars.

Lagos rewards outstanding teachers with 12 cars

The winners of the 2020 award are; Adesola Akindele, Temitope Gbadamosi, Temitope Ibiwunmi, Rasheed Odenike, Rebecca Oyinloye, Oluwaseun Balogun, Joshua Olasehinde, Abosede Padonu-Daniel, Ekundayo Ajiborisade, Tolulope Odusanya, Tawakalitu Akinleye and Ovinuyon Buhari.
An expert in Community Medicine, Dr Olubukunola Omobuwa, says the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser does not affect the skin layer of the finger.

Expert: Hand sanitiser doesn’t affect finger print

An expert in Community Medicine, Dr Olubukunola Omobuwa, says the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser does not affect the skin layer of the finger.

Commodities trading: SEC issues new rules on warehousing, collateral management

In a bid to ensure a vibrant commodities trading ecosystem, which would in turn boost foreign exchange earnings for the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new rules covering warehousing and collateral management, among others.
Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo (publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.

Cross River governor’s aide slams N5 billion law suit against Agba Jalingo

Cross River Commissioner for Sustainable Development, Mr. Oliver Orok, has slammed a law suit against Mr. Agba Jalingo ( publisher of an online medium), for allegedly bringing his reputation to disrepute.
FILE PHOTO - A health worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Appleton Village Pharmacy, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Widnes, Britain January 14, 2021. REUTERS-Jason Cairnduff

US workers enticed with bonuses, time off to get coronavirus vaccine

As Covid-19 vaccination drives get into gear across the United States, some businesses are offering transportation, paid time off and bonuses of up to $500 to encourage workers to get the jab. Labor-intensive industries like...

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
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.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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The army said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby, a four-star general, would replace him [File: Marco Longari/AFP]

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death

Rebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital N'Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to bring more disruption to a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa.
The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.

Naval chief: Navy offshore survey vessel a force multiplier

The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo has said.

JAMB: CBT centres must carry names of their examination towns

Ahead of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and direct entry registration exercise, all Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation have been mandated to feature the name of the examination town in which they are located as part of their identity for easy recognition and accessibility.
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Electoral Act amendment: INEC to provide details of accredited voters

The Senate yesterday commenced the amendment of the Electoral Act bill 2021 which will now makes it compulsory for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to make available to a political party or candidates in any election, upon request, the details of the number of accredited voters for the election on both the card reader and voters register used for the election.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor receives coronavirus vaccine jab

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday received his first shot of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.