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Ministry: 11 universities share N84 million for mineral research, development

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development on Thursday in Abuja shared N84 million to 11 universities to conduct research and development of minerals deposit in Nigeria.

Governor Tambuwal: Nyesom Wike is ‘Ekwueme of Rives State’

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has described his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, as ‘Ekwueme of Rivers State and a promise-keeper, who is committed to the development of the state’.

University of Port Harcourt students drag vice-chancellor to court

Students of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) have dragged their Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ndowa Lale, to a Federal High Court, in Port Harcourt, over their suspension as a result of non-payment of tuition fees.

NUC releases names of Nigerian universities approved for post-graduate programmes

The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees.

NDDC donates N50m for malaria research programme

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated N50 million to fund NDDC’s Professorial Chair on Malaria Elimination and Phytomedicine Research programme at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).

President Buhari urged to sign PIGB Bill

Prof. Wumi Iledare of the University of Port Harcourt, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the National Assembly.

Nigerians urged to oppose legislators’ jumbo pay

A literary activist and professor in North Carolina University in Charlotte, United States of America (USA), Tanure Ojaide, has frowned at the jumbo pay given to legislators in Nigeria not minding the fact that a vast majority of Nigerians live in crippling poverty and advised citizens to oppose it including other aspects of corruption, warning that doing nothing about it is dangerous to future generations.

Senator Saraki: Corp members to enjoy monthly allowance in Kwara

Senate President Bukola Saraki has assured corps members serving in Kwara State of payment of monthly allowances from the state government.

Oyo government declares three-day mourning over Speaker’s death

The Oyo State Government has announced a three-day mourning period in honour of the speaker of the state assembly, Michael Adeyemo.

NYSC member dies in Kwara camp

A corps member, Miss Hilda Ichee Amadi, who was participating in the current National Youth Service Corps camping at Yikpata in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State is reportedly dead.

NUC sets up committee to make university education accessible

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says it has constituted a committee to make university education accessible to the teeming population, who are seeking tertiary education in Nigeria.

120 Nigerian entrepreneurs to undergo training in Port Harcourt

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria will flag-off a 2-day training programme for no fewer than 120 Nigerian entrepreneurs on April 10 at the University of Port Harcourt.

Late corps member did not commit suicide – NYSC Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps has ruled out suicide attempt in the death of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was killed in a train accident on Thursday in Lagos.

Police in Rivers arrest 20 suspects in five months – CP

The Police Command in Rivers said it arrested 20 suspects in connection with various crimes in the last five months in the state.

Economist: Britain’s plan to add Naira as trade currency’ll boost local businesses

An economist, Prof. Okey Onuchuku on Monday, said Britain’s export finance agency’s plan to add the Naira to its list of pre-approved currencies would boost the value of Nigerian currency.

Paediatrician blames parents, govt for increase in rape cases

A Consultant Paediatrician with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital says parents and the government are to blame for the alarming incidence in rape cases, sexual molestation and other forms of abuse.

Suspended UNIPORT professor allegedly contemplates suicide

Prof. Andrew Efemini of the Department of Philosophy, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has called on concerned authorities to intervene on his alleged victimisation by management of the institution.

NYSC threatens to blacklist employers of corps members for truancy

The Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Prince Mohammed Momoh, on Monday, warned that the scheme would not hesitate to blacklist employers that connive with corps members to play truancy during the service year.

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