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World Bank selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria.

WAUG: UNIPORT emerges overall winner, UNILAG, Ghana university shine

University of Port Harcourt on Monday emerged the overall winner of the 14th West Africa University Games hosted by the institution in Port Harcourt.

WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt came alive on Saturday as the 14th West Africa Universities Games began with 85 universities and 5,000 athletes participating.

WAUG: UNIPORT expresses worry over ‘poor’ funding

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has expressed worry over delay in release of funds for the hosting of the 14th edition of West Africa Universities Games Association (WAUG).

Rivers guber: Ex-Rep Dawari George joins fight for APC ticket

A former federal lawmaker who represented the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari Ibietela George, has joined the governorship race in Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Governor Wike: APC has no business presenting candidate in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to even contemplate presenting a governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.

Governor Wike: No ground for APC to present candidate against me

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that for the APC to even contemplate presenting a governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Ministry generates over N9 billion from solid minerals in 34 months

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has generated more than N9 billion from November 2015 till date.
Okiemute Ighorodje

MTN Project Fame winner decries stereotype in Nigeria music

Okiemute Ighorodje, the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 9, has decried the glorification of Afro pop to the detriment of other genres of music.
3 President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers in State House. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 1ST 2018

President Buhari withholds assent to PIGB

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Petroleum Industrial Governance Bill (PIGB). The decision is coming after 17 years of rigorous consultations and legislative hassles on the document.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC, EU urge youths to shun electoral violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the European Union (EU) have urged youths to resist being used for violence in 2019 polls.

EU condemns violence in Rivers bye-election

The European Union on Monday condemned the violence that marred the bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3, describing the outcome of the exercise as unacceptable.

Niger Delta tasks federal government on community 20% equity fund in PIB

The people of Niger Delta have called on the Federal Government to approve and institutionalise the community 20 percent equity fund, as captured in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

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).

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.