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American universities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5 million scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.

Police to sensitise communities on cultism, drug abuse

The Police team on Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices, said it would soon commence massive sensitisation of communities on the ills of cultism, drug abuse and other vices breeding criminals in the society.

Katsina government donates 60 bed dormitory to police school

The Katsina state Government on Sunday, donated a 60 bed dormitory complete with 4 sets of bathroom and toilet worth N16.8m to the Police Boy’s Secondary School, Mani, during their passing out parade and graduation ceremony
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

Killings: Students’ group wants Southwest governors to act

The Federation of Ekiti State Students’ Union has decried the spate of killings and other violent crimes in the country, saying that enough is enough and that the time to act is now.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: I‘ll continue to prioritise military training

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the Federal Government would continue to give priority to the training of officers and men of the armed forces to effectively tackle security challenges in the country.

Group mobilises Nigerian students, youths for anti-graft crusade

Volunteer anti-corruption group, known as ‘Follow The Money,’ has urged students of University of Jos to use their youthful skills to track public funds meant for infrastructural projects in their various communities.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Don: Academic fraud by doctoral students hampering Nigeria’s progress

A professor of criminology and immediate past deputy vice chancellor (Academic), University of Ibadan, Adeyinka Aderinto, has said academic fraud being committed by doctoral students has been retarding the progress of Nigeria.
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Official: President Buhari’s next level agenda provides ray of hope for children, youth

Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, has said the Next Level Agenda of the Buhari administration has revived the hope of the Nigerian youth in attaining their full potential by unlocking their creative abilities.

Uniport vice chancellor, former Asuu chairman in war of words

Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Prof. Ndowa Lale, and former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIPORT chapter, Prof. Andrew Efemini, an activist, are entangled in a brawl.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA trains school counsellors on tackling of adolescent problems

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through its Education Resource Centre, Guidance and Counselling Services Division has put together a workshop on handling the adolescents.

Central bank urges Nigerians, youths to become financially literate

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged Nigerians and youths to be financially literate in order to exploit all available financial products and services.

11 students dead as minibus crashes into mountain

Eleven students were killed in India on Thursday after their vehicle fell into mountain gorge, local officials said.
Pro-democracy protesters closed a street in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday as security forces tried to disperse a sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters. Ashraf Shazly-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Sudan police fire tear gas as students protest near presidential palace

Sudanese riot police Thursday fired tear gas at scores of students who rallied against the ruling generals near the presidential palace in downtown Khartoum, witnesses said.

Federal government’s revival of history subject in schools commended

Some Primary and Secondary school teachers in Bwari Area Council of the FCT have lauded Federal Government’s revival of History subject in Nigerian schools.

Seadogs: We are not a secret cult

The National Association of Seadogs, (NAS) has said that the confraternity was not a secret cult as erroneously believed.
The Vice President of National Association Nigerian Students, Chidi Ilogebe, has been arrested.

NANS vice president ‘arrested’ over Madonna university saga

In a text message to newsmen, he said, “I was called by someone who said he wanted to see me yesterday (Monday). Because I was very busy I couldn’t meet up with him till around after 11:00 p.m. On meeting him in De Angelo Hotel, I was surrounded by some men from the IGP tactical squad.”

Unijos students urged to develop stress resilience mechanisms

Following the growing cases of stresses and depression among youths across the country resulting in rampant cases of suicide, students of the University of Jos has been admonished to develop stress resistant mechanisms to be able to cope with life challenges.

Three men docked for stealing five phones from students

Three men, who allegedly stole five phones valued at N360,000 from students during their exams, on Friday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.