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The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna varsity promotes 20 lecturers, dismisses one over ‘sexual harassment’

Ashafa identified the lecturers promoted to the rank of Professors as Dr Helen Andow, Professor of Entrepreneurship Management; Dr Upah Butari, Professor of English Language; and Dr Suleiman Suleiman, Professor of Arabic Grammar.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Crude oil spill: Bayelsa communities cry out over loss of livelihood

Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni charges Nigerian government to salvage nation’s dwindling economy

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has charged the Federal Government to quickly draw an economic recovery plan and policies that could alleviate suffering among Nigerians.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

Akwa Ibom Reps lawmaker mourns ex-military administrator

Mr Onofiok Luke, a member House of Representatives from Akwa Ibom has mourned the former military administrator of the state, Retired Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga.Mr Onofiok Luke, a member House of Representatives from Akwa Ibom has mourned the former military administrator of the state, Retired Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

#EndSARS: BMO accuses Amnesty, Transparency of trying to discredit states judicial panel

The Buhari Media Organization, BMO, has accused global rights watchdog, Amnesty International, and anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International, of working with their local collaborators in Nigeria to set up parallel investigative panels just so as to rubbish the judicial panels on police brutality earlier constituted by sub-national entities in the country.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Don’t be distracted by ICC investigation – Army chief tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops not to be distracted by the move by International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes against Nigerian forces in the north eastern part of the country.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Friday in Benin, showcased a film titled ‘Sideline’ to bring to the movie screen the dangers of illegal migration to Europe and other Western destinations.

IOM-produced ‘Sideline’ premieres at Edo migration film festival

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Friday in Benin, showcased a film titled ‘Sideline’ to bring to the movie screen the dangers of illegal migration to Europe and other Western destinations.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Kwara student bags jail term over internet scam

A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Oladipo Opeyemi Juwon, was on Thursday, sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment by Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin over his involvement in an internet scam.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Why I took UNILAG VC’s suspension personal – TETfund chair

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.
Elisha Sunday, 24, looks at a mobile phone showing pictures of his missing brother, Victor Sunday who was part of the crowd gathered on October 20, 2020 to protest against alleged police brutality, as he sits with Victor's best friend, David Friday, in Lagos, Nigeria November 24, 2020. Picture taken November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Libby George

Brother grapples with loss after #EndSARS protest deaths

It was after midnight in Lagos on Oct. 21 when Elisha Sunday said he got a call from his brother Victor’s phone: a stranger told him Victor had been shot dead by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate.
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Cross River by-election: INEC assures transparent, violence free election using technology

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it wil deploy relevant technology to ensure transparent, violence-free and fair election in Saturday’s Cross River North Senatorial and House of Assembly by-elections.
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said as a prominent rights group reported a “massacre” of scores of civilians in the conflict.

Ethiopian rights body says nearly 600 killed in Tigray massacre

At least 600 people were killed in Maikadra in Southwestern Tigray State on the night of 9 November and hundreds more were wounded, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a new report on Tuesday.
Yemi Osinbajo

MSMEs Survival Fund: Payroll support beneficiaries applaud Nigerian government

Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President in a statement in Abuja, said the beneficiaries expressed their feelings in randomly selected testimonials collated by the presidency.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Carrying live ammunition part of rules of engagement – Nigerian Army

The 81st Division of the Nigerian Army said on Sunday that carrying live and blank ammunition is part of the rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army.

Plateau agency distributes 500 starter packs to skill acquisition scheme graduands

The Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency (PLASMIDA) has distributed starter packs to 500 graduands from the Phase IV Simon Bako Lalong empowerment Schemes (SLEMS) in Jos.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

#EndSARS: No massacre in Lekki – Nigerian government

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, who made the government’s positions known at a briefing in Abuja, said the government was satisfied with the conduct of the military and security agencies during the #EndSARS protest.
Members of the judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality and the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by the police and soldiers in Lagos toured the Lekki tollgate plaza where the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 and found at least five spent bullets in the drainage around the area.

#EndSARS: Live bullets fired at Lekki tollgate – CNN

The military fired live bullets at #EndSARS protests at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos, contrary to its denial, a report by Cable News Network (CNN) said yesterday.

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Joe Biden set to rejoin Paris climate accord, impose curbs on U.S. oil industry

Incoming U.S. president Joe Biden will announce America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change on Wednesday, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring U.S. leadership in combating global warming.
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EU hails Joe Biden’s ‘new dawn’ but wants tough tech rules

The European Union hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration later on Wednesday as U.S. president as a “new dawn” for Europe and the United States, while insisting U.S. technology companies should be regulated to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

Britain helps Kenya prepare for roll-out of coronavirus vaccine

Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.
Polling stations in Uganda have opened for the voters to elect city mayors and district chairpersons.

Ugandan voters return to polls to elect city mayors

Local media are reporting low voter turnout in the local government council elections compared to last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

Doyin Salami: Nigeria spent N1.85 trillion on food importation in 2020

The Nigerian government spent N1.85 trillion on food imports in 2020 after it closed the country’s land borders, the chairman of the presidential economic advisory council, Doyin Salami, has said.