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Gunmen kill student, barbing saloon operator in Edo

A 23-year-old National Diploma Accounting student of Auchi Polytechnic has been reportedly shot dead by gunmen in Auchi, Edo State.

Change in counsel stalls alleged gang-rape trial of five UNILAG, Babcock students

The trial of four undergraduates of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and an undergraduate of Babcock University who allegedly gang-raped a female student, was on Monday stalled in an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court due to a change in counsel.

Ten killed, scores injured in Imo cult war

Ten students have been killed and several others injured in a cult war at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State.
Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi’s wife speaks about husband’s demise

Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, the wife of late Pius Adesanmi, has released the statement below about her husband’s death and condolences that have poured in.
The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

France to invest in French language promotion in Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

How PDP, INEC, security agencies ganged up against APC in Ebonyi – APC candidates

Twenty-four House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, weekend accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to compromise elections in the State.
Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerian teachers, students protest against President Bouteflika

Hundreds of school teachers and students protested in the Algerian capital on Wednesday amid fears that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika plans to extend his two-decade rule.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo elections: I’ll retain APC appointees who are competent – Governor-elect

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, says he will retain persons appointed by the outgoing All Progressives Congress if they are found to be competent.

Lagos national museum records 42,889 visitors in 2018

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Lagos branch, recorded 42, 889 visitors in 2018, up from 41,826 visitors received in 2017.

NANS endorses Governor Ikpeazu’s re-election bid

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have endorsed Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s reelection bid.

Governor Ganduje: Senator Kwankwaso can’t say he is an engineer

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has challenged Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, to present his engineering certificate.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Ogun elections: Senator Kashamu promises to pay workers’ entitlements within 100 days

The Ogun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu, has promised to restructure and pay all unpaid salaries and deductions of public workers in the state, within 100 days he assumed office.

Three suspected robbers arrested in Unilorin

Three suspected miscreants, who have allegedly been terrorising the University of Ilorin community, have been arrested and handed over to the police.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

Algeria leader vows to quit early if re-elected

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika pledged Sunday not to serve a full term if re-elected at April polls after huge protests against the bid to extend his 20 years in power.
Algerian students take part in a protest against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term at Place d'Armes in the city of Oran on February 26, 2019. (AFP)

Algerian students protest fifth term for President Bouteflika

Dozens of students protested in the Algerian capital on Sunday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fifth term, as a deadline loomed for the leader to formally submit his candidacy.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN no longer second-class university

Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdallah Uba Adamu, has said that NOUN has grown significantly, academically and otherwise, beyond being referred to, as a second-class university in Nigeria.

Activists: Chinese police step up use of video ‘confessions’

Students in Beijing said Saturday that Chinese police had forced them to watch new video “confessions” from fellow labour activists, as authorities tighten their grip on campus activism.

US consulate urges schools to incorporate history in lessons

Russell Brooks, public affairs officer for the United States Consulate General in Lagos, says black history should be taught in Nigerian schools as an inspiration for students to do greater things.

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Man jailed 15 years in Ekiti for manslaughter

A 52-year-old man, Joshua Akanbi, has been jailed for 15 years by an Ado Ekiti High Court for manslaughter. He committed the offence during a land dispute between Ayede Ekiti and Itaji Ekiti in 2017.

NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
National Judicial Council | NJC

Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.