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Flooding: Kano evacuates 1,000 trucks of waste in 17 days
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Flooding: Kano evacuates 1,000 trucks of waste in 17 days

The Kano State Government has evacuated over 1,000 trucks of refuse in 17 days as part of the Mass Environmental Clean Campaign by Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje. The State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, said, while flagging off planting of one million trees campaign in the state on Thursday, that the evacuation of refuse has highly reduced the menace of flooding in the city. The Commissioner explained that the 2021 Tree Planting Campaign with the theme, ‘Mitigating Climate Effects and Achieving Beautification in Kano’, is meant to checkmate the indiscriminate felling of trees in Kano, which resulted in a maximum temperature of 44 Degrees Celsius last year 2020. Getso noted that last year, the state was compelled to plant over two million trees in an effor...
We’ll migrate all govt personnel, institutions to IPPIS platform – FG
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We’ll migrate all govt personnel, institutions to IPPIS platform – FG

He lauded the application of IPPIS saying it has brought transparency in government payroll administration and enhanced efficiency in the planning for Personnel emoluments in the country since its introduction. “It is heart-warming that since the inception of the IPPIS payment platform, there has been a significant level of transparency in government payroll administration. Furthermore, the IPPIS has brought greater efficiency into planning for personnel emoluments as well as planning for personnel budget. “In the light of the benefits of the system, the federal government resolved to migrate all government personnel, agencies and institutions that draw their personnel cost from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to the IPPIS platform. “This task, which was saddled on the Office ...
The DSS should use same application they used to attack Igboho’s house on bandits and kidnappers of school children in the north – Comedian I Go Dye
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The DSS should use same application they used to attack Igboho’s house on bandits and kidnappers of school children in the north – Comedian I Go Dye

Stand-up comedian, I Go Dye has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to employ same method they used in raiding Yoruba secessionist, Sunday Igboho's house on bandits and kidnappers of school children in the Northern region of the country. According to the comedian, attacking someone's residence without invitation is wrong and violation of one's right. Admitting that security institutions can make arrest at anytime, he however stated that such arrest should not show Nigerians that the promptness of action has a regional or ethnic sentiment. I Go Dye wrote;   The DSS SHOULD USE SAME APPLICATION THEY USED TO ATTACK SUNDAY IGBOHO HOUSE, SHOULD BE USED ON THE BANDITS AND KIDNAPPERS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE NORTH. What's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong...
UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash
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UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash

A student of the University of Uyo, AkwaIbom state, has been killed and another shot in a supremacy battle which erupted between two rivals cult groups in the institution. It was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, when the 300-level student in the department of Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences was shot dead by some suspected cultists. After the death of the student identified as Duke Alexander, a reprisal attack was launched by a rival group the next day. "A student from the Department of Geography was killed on Tuesday. But, on Wednesday around 5 pm, we heard some gunshots in the Department of Fine Art and on getting there discovered that a final year student was shot. He was said to be rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he ...
Many institutions are still awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities – JAMB Registrar
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Many institutions are still awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities – JAMB Registrar

Registrar of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has raised an alarm of institutions awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities. In his speech at the opening ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps 2021 batch B pre-mobilisation workshop in Abuja on Tuesday June 29, Oloyede warned that awarding of fake university certificates to people is dangerous to the development of the education system in the country. The JAMB registrar also disclosed that many people are not happy with the introduction of National Identity Number (NIN) as a pre-requisite to sit for the examination as it had crashed malpractice, especially impersonation of candidates.
Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo
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Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo

According to SaharaReporters, the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Sunday suspended all activities at the institution over rising insecurity in the state. A statement by the public relations officer of the institution, Adewole Soladoye which was signed by the registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, said it is "to monitor the security temperature within the institution and its environment." According to the statement, all public activities including conferences, seminars, and workshops in the institution and its environs have been suspended. The statement reads, "The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan have suspended all public activities including conferences and seminars and workshops in the Institution and its environment until further notice apart from the ongoing...
Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome
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Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome

Borno State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus, has issued a query to the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students under the claim, that they failed to join others, in welcoming President Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri. The commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and without any directives from anyone in the state government. In the query with reference number MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated Friday, June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, to advance compelling reasons why a disciplinary action should not be meted against her. T...
Akwa Ibom government sets up committee to investigate allegeexpulsion of final year student who insulted Governor Udom on Facebook
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Akwa Ibom government sets up committee to investigate allegeexpulsion of final year student who insulted Governor Udom on Facebook

The Akwa Ibom state government has inaugurated a five-man committee to investigate the case of a final student expelled from Akwa Ibom state university after being accused of making “derogatory remark” against Governor Emmanuel Udom on Facebook. LIB reported earlier that Iniobong Ekpo who was studying agricultural engineering at the institution, had written a Facebook article in 2019 with the pseudonym 'Afrosix Jaara', accusing the Governor of reneging on a promise he allegedly made in 2017 to give financial reward to the then graduating students of the university. He was first suspended and then expelled over the article which the university's institution said was a “breach” of the matriculation oath and a violation of the university rules and regulations enshrined in the Studen...
Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs
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Teenager arrested after his mother told police he raped her while high on drugs

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of raping his own mother on the holiday island of Gran Canaria in Spain. The 16-year-old has been remanded to a secure young offenders’ institution pending an ongoing criminal probe led by a judge at a youth court in the capital Las Palmas. The rape is understood to have happened at a property in the Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas. Police confirmed yesterday, Thursday, June 17, they had held the youngster on Tuesday evening, June 15. His mum is understood to have alerted the authorities. Unconfirmed local reports said the teenager is claiming he remembers nothing about the alleged sex attack because he was under the effects of drugs at the time. He spent his first night in custody at a centre called La Montaneta in Gran Canaria ...
33-year-old UNIBEN lecturer shot dead by gunmen
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33-year-old UNIBEN lecturer shot dead by gunmen

A 33-year-old lecturer with the University of Benin, Maxwell Eseosa Aimuan has been killed by unknown gunmen in Edo state. Aimuan, a lecturer in the department of Public Administration, was shot dead on Saturday, June 12, while he was driving into his compound in Isihor, Benin City. It was gathered that his assailants shot him severally before fleeing the scene. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The deceased, who was engaged in the institution in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant, reportedly parted with his friends after an evening outing around the Ugbowo area before he was killed. The public relations officer of the university, Benedicta Ehanire, who confirmed the incident described the late lecturer as hardworking and dedicated university staff. ...
“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements
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“They are being unfair”- President Buhari replies Nigerians who claim he is soft on bandits and insurgents but hard on other criminal elements

President Buhari on Friday evening, June 11, had an exclusive interview with NTA where he quizzed on some very important national issues. When asked to expatiate on his recent statement saying those attacking security personnel and institutions would be treated in the language they understand, President Buhari said ''What I mean...How can you go to police station, kill the policemen there, loot the armoury and burn the place. What do you want to achieve? To go and open the prison and allow criminals that have been tried through the legal system to set them loose on the society. How can government sit and allow this confusion to be perpetrated? All they need is confusion and no government can allow confusion. Look at the EndSARS incident in Lagos. The previous governor of Lago...
Gunmen Abduct UNIJOS Lecturer
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Gunmen Abduct UNIJOS Lecturer

A Senior lecturer with the University of Jos, Dr Daniel Ella has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Plateau state. It was gathered that Dr Ella of the Department of Theatre and Film Arts was kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday, June 9, by gunmen numbering about seven who stormed his residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state A member of the community, Philip Gyang, who confirmed the abduction to Punch on Wednesday in Jos, said that the gunmen arrived in the community around 2am, headed straight to the apartment of the lecturer and whisked him away after breaking their door. "What happened last night in Haske quarters was terrible. It was the sounds of gunshots that woke us up around 2am. But we could not co...
Twitter Deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s Tweets
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Twitter Deletes Nnamdi Kanu’s Tweets

Twitter has deleted a tweet by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for violating its rules. In the tweets which he made on June 2, Kanu had threatened government officials and said “any army they send to #Biafraland will die there. None will return alive even if it means sacrificing my people”. The removal of Kanu,'s tweet comes after the Federal government chided the micro-blogging site of deleting President Buhari's tweet making reference to the civil war while leaving tweets of Nnamdi Kanu inciting violence to government institutions.
All Remaining Students and non academic Staff have been Released by bandits – Greenfield University Counters police
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All Remaining Students and non academic Staff have been Released by bandits – Greenfield University Counters police

Management of Greenfield University has countered Kaduna police command's claim of three students of the institution still being in captivity after news of students and non-academic staff of the school being released yesterday. Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Mohammed Jalinge had said that three students were still in captivity. Muhammad Bashir, registrar of Greenfield University however confirmed the release of all remaining students of the institution in a statement released yesterday May 29. The statement read; “As you are aware that on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 armed bandits attacked Greenfield University and abducted 20 students and three non academic staff. “Five out of the abducted students and a male warden were grossly murdered by the bandits. “...
100 Ekiti Students Hospitalized after Inhaling Chemical Used for Fumigation
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100 Ekiti Students Hospitalized after Inhaling Chemical Used for Fumigation

100 students of College of Health Sciences and Technology in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti state, have been hospitalized after reportedly inhaling chemicals used for a fumigation exercise in the institution. The Ekiti ministry of health which confirmed this, said 100 students were hospitalized on Wednesday May 26 but some of them were later discharged after receiving treatment. The ministry added that two of the students were transferred to Afe Babalola Multi-System Hospital in Ado Ekiti and the Federal Medical Centre in Ido “for further treatment and observation”. The statement read; Today, we received information that a number of students from the Ekiti State College of Health Technology Ijero were hospitalised at State Specialist Hospital Ijero, as a result of an ill-timed fumigation...
Abia varsity students rescue newborn baby found abandoned on farmland
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Abia varsity students rescue newborn baby found abandoned on farmland

Two students of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) have rescued a newborn baby boy found abandoned on one of the institution’s farmlands. Narrating how the baby was rescued, Ukeje Chukwuebuka, a 400 level student of the Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, said he alongside his friend, Irodiuwa Macholly, discovered him on their way to the farm on Tuesday morning, May 18. We had come for our SIWES practical. We came to cut forage for the animals and my friend saw the baby, so he came and called me because he was afraid to carry him. I carried the baby and we took him to the security Unit,” he said. On getting the report, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Madu Ofo Iwe swiftly drove to the University’s Health Services where the rescued baby was tr...
President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud
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President Buhari Disowns ‘in-law’ Declared Wanted for $65m Fraud

President Buhari has said the  Gimba Yau Kumo, declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over an alleged $65 million fraud is no longer his son-in-law. LIB on Friday reported that the ICPC had begun a manhunt for Kumo over alleged fraud while he was the Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). A statement released last night by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the latest move by the ICPC to declare Kumo wanted, notwithstanding his connections, has shown the seriousness of the Buhari administration to fight corrupt practices in the country. The statement in part reads “A running story to the effect that the ICPC has declared ‘an in-law of the President’ wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money,...
FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed
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FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed

New security measures to tackle the insecurity in the South-East and South-South region of the country has been approved by the federal government. Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali disclosed this at the end of the security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with heads of security agencies on Tuesday May 11. Alkali also revealed that operational tactics will no longer be disclosed. He said; “We have some measures which we have outlined and have been approved by the council and we will see how we can change the narrative within the quickest possible means to restore law and order and restore peace in that area. “We solicit all law-abiding citizens to work with us to identify and deal with the situation. That is that; I may not go into the details of how we will do ...
Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai
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Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has lashed out at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who he described as a failure. Speaking after a video of Ortom addressing protesters after some killings in Benue State was played during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, El-Rufai stated that the Benue state Governor is not someone he takes seriously. He further claimed that Ortom attacks the federal government to hide his failure. El-Rufai said; “I did not hear what Governor Ortom said (in the video) but I know him and he is not somebody I take very seriously, frankly. He has other issues of governance that he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures. “Go and find out how many months’ salaries are being owed teache...
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
IPOB is Moving Bombs and Explosives From Lagos to Imo – DSS
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IPOB is Moving Bombs and Explosives From Lagos to Imo – DSS

The Department of State Services has raised an alarm of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s Eastern Security Network acquiring bombs and explosives which they are moving from Lagos to Imo to destabilize the South-East state. The information was conveyed in a letter with reference number, S.238/5/1538 dated April 26, 2021 and signed by I. Abdullah on behalf of the Imo State DSS Director. In the letter addressed to the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, the DSS said the explosives are being moved in articulated trucks from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu, Imo State. It read; “Intelligence revealed that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network has acquired bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices with which to further their subv...
Nigeria Ranked Third-worst in Global Good Governance index
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Nigeria Ranked Third-worst in Global Good Governance index

At the inaugural Chandler Good Government (CGGI) Index launched on Monday April 26 in Singapore, Nigeria was ranked the third-worst in global good governance index. 34 indicators which are organized into seven pillars: leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise are used in the ranking which taps into 50 publicly available global data sources such as the World Trade Organisation, United Nations and World Bank. Nigeria scored 0.319 points to sit at 102 out of 104 countries on the league table which measures 104 governments’ effectiveness and capabilities in almost 90 per cent of the world’s population. Finland topped the table with 0.848 points ah...
Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water
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Oko Poly Student allegedly Stabbed to Death by Caretaker over Water

A caretaker of one of the off campus lodges at the Federal Polytechnic Oko, has allegedly stabbed a student to death over issues surrounding the pumping of water. The deceased identified as Abuchi, an ND2 student of the Department of Public Administration was stabbed on the neck by the caretaker at Currency Lodge on Saturday, April 24. The caretaker It was gathered that the deceased and other tenants had gone to caretaker to complain about lack of water. The complaint led to a fight between both parties during which the caretaker stabbed Abuchi. Abuchi was rushed to a nearby hospital by his lodge mates where he was confirmed dead. The suspect was said to have fled after the student died. Police officers attached to the Oko Division reportedly arrived the scene in the...
Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees
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Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees

The Kaduna State University, KASU, has denied online reports that it has hiked its tuition fees. Reports have been rife online today claiming the institution had hiked its tuition fees from N26,000 to N150,000 for students in the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences. The reports also claimed that the institution increased tuition fees in the Faculty of Medicine from N24,000 to N300,000 while non-indigenes will pay N500,000. However, in a statement released this afternoon, the spokesperson of the institution, Adamu Nuhu Bargo, urged students, parents, and the general public to disregard the news. The PRO said the review of tuition fees upward has not been concluded. “Management has met with students of the University on Thursday, 22nd April 2021 and enlightened to all...
I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do after policemen took turns to beat me at Adeniji police station – Comedian, Mr Macaroni
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I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do after policemen took turns to beat me at Adeniji police station – Comedian, Mr Macaroni

Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has explained why he is using his platform to call out the  Nigerian police force. This came after a follower engaged him in a tweet in which he (Mr Macaroni) alleged that there is always a "negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police every day as they've turned themselves to criminals." According to the comedian, he swore to use his platform to call out the evil Nigerian police perpetrate after they took turns to beat him after he was arrested during the botched #EndSARS protest months ago. He tweeted; Everyday, there is always one Negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police. The Police have turned themselves to criminals. Robbing us, oppressing us and doing everything in their power to make life miserable for the Average...
Former Ondo Varsity Lecturer Found Dead inside his car
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Former Ondo Varsity Lecturer Found Dead inside his car

A former lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba (AAUA) Akoko, Dr Olatunde Adegbuyi, has been found dead inside his car. A source, who spoke to The Nation, said the former lecturer was found dead by some persons outside the university premises on Tuesday, April 6. The deceased's car was found parked along Permanent sites street in Akungba, Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The spokesman for the university, Victor Akinpelumi, who confirmed the death, said the institution sympathised with the family.
CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions
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CBN Announces ₦6.98 Charge for USSD Transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed ?6.98 service charge on Nigerians for all USSD transactions. A statement jointly signed by the apex bank and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and released today March 16, says customers will pay a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction every time they use USSD services from March 16. The deal was part of an agreement reached with banks following a disagreement between banks and telecom firms over USSD and other text message transaction requests. “Effective March 16, 2021, USSD services for financial transactions conducted at DMBs (Deposit Money Banks) and all CBN-licensed institutions will be charged at a flat fee of N6.98 per transaction,” the statement partly read. This replaces the current per session billing structure, ...
See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen
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See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen

Photos of students of Olabisi Onibanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun state who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday March 14, has been shared online. It was learnt that the students were kidnapped in front of their hostel at Ayetoro campus of the institution, and those behind the act are allegedly demanding for N50m. They have also been identified as Tife and Tosin.
Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism
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Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism

Four students of Government Secondary School, Akim Qua Town, Calabar suspected to be involved in cultism and other vices were handed over to a detachment of the anti-cultism unit of the Nigerian Police Force for interrogation. The students were bursted in the premises of the school after security agents were hinted about some disturbing trends they were engaged in which could have posed a serious threat. Speaking during the handover on Friday, March 5, the Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor on Education, Comrade Castro Ezama thanked the security agents for the timely intervention when contacted about the situation. Comrade Ezama while addressing students of the institution against all forms of criminality, noted that Governor Ben Ayade has zero tolerance for cul...
Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation
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Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA) Aliero, has been closed down indefinitely following the murder of a 400-level biochemistry student Sharif Sale-Kanya, by a mob over a failed bank transaction. In a statement on Sunday February 28, the Registrar of the university, Musa Labbo, directed all students to leave the school premises immediately. "This is to inform all students of the university that the management has directed the closure of the school indefinitely. Therefore, all students are hereby directed to leave the university with immediate effect,” the statement said. LIB reported that the deceased, who was set to graduate this week, was beaten to death by a mob over N3500. It was gathered that Sharif bought a handset in Aliero town on Saturday and ...
If Charges Against Hushpuppi for laundering money for North Koreans stick, I’ll be with grandkids before he gets out – BBNaija’s Leo Dasilva
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If Charges Against Hushpuppi for laundering money for North Koreans stick, I’ll be with grandkids before he gets out – BBNaija’s Leo Dasilva

Big Brother Naija star, Leo Dasilva has reacted to report of Hushpuppi being charged with laundering money for North Koreans. LIB reported earlier that in a statement released by the US Justice Department on Wednesday February 17, it was alleged that Hushpuppi took part in a “North Korean-perpetrated cyber-enabled heist from a Maltese bank in February 2019.” In a July statement, the Justice Department referred to the attack as “a $14.7 million cyber-heist from a foreign financial institution.” His name was linked to the North Korean conspiracy, when federal prosecutors unsealed a charge against Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, of Ontario, Canada. Alaumary plead guilty to charges related to his role as a money launderer for the North Korean group. The Justice Department connected Hushpuppi to...
NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems
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NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as they battle filth and struggle to keep services such as electricity and water supplies functional. The PUNCH correspondents, who visited the universities on Monday, reported that although teaching was going on, the strike by non-teaching staff had thrown up various problems in the institutions. For example, while refuse has piled up at male and female hostels of the University of Calabar, Cross River State, students of the University of Jos are battling with stoppage of water and electricity supplies. Their colleagues at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus confided in The PUNCH that they contributed N500 per room to pay cleaners they brought from outside to clean their hostel...
Kogi State Polytechnic Loses Bursar
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Kogi State Polytechnic Loses Bursar

  Acting Bursar, Kogi State Polytechnic, Adebola Osho is dead. He passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Osho was 53 years old. The Rector, Salisu Ogbo, in a statement described his demise as shocking. Ogbo said the deceased left an indelible positive mark in the institution while he served as Acting Bursar between April 2020 and February 2021. He condoled with the school community, kinsmen and associates of the deceased as well as the people of Oke- Ibukun, Bunu, Kabba/ Bunu Local Government. Ogbo said Osho was an astute public servant and one of the best principal officers Kogi State Polytechnic ever had. “The Polytechnic is heartbroken, in shock and sorrow over the sudden demise of such a committed, diligent, simple , intelligent and selfless seasoned...
Romanian Church Under Fire as Six-week-old Baby Dies in Baptism 
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Romanian Church Under Fire as Six-week-old Baby Dies in Baptism 

The Orthodox Church in Romania is facing growing pressure to change baptism rituals after a  six-week-old baby died following a ceremony earlier this week. The baby boy reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during the Baptism on Monday and was rushed to hospital but died a few hours later, with autopsy revealing liquid in his lungs. Prosecutors have now opened a manslaughter investigation against the priest in the north-eastern city of Suceava. An online petition calling for changes to the ritual had gathered more than 56,000 signatures by Thursday evening. “The death of a newborn baby because of this practice is a huge tragedy,” said a message with the petition. “This risk must be ruled out for the joy of baptism to triumph.” Due to several similar incidents in recent ye...
Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)
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Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)

Justice Abdkadri Orire, the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal has died at the age of 87. Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a condolence message described the late jurist as an exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, researcher, Muslim community leader, and development activist. He commiserated with Mai Martaba the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), and the entire state over the death of the Orire who was the Grand Khadi of the Kwara state Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. The statement read;   “Today, our state lost of one of its finest jurists, a founding father, and indeed a national statesman, retired Justice Abdul ...
American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban
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American celebrities react to Trump’s Twitter ban

American celebrities have reacted to the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account by the tech giant on Friday. The company banned the @realdonaldtrump account citing ‘risk’ that the president would incite further violence. Twitter first locked Trump out of his account on Wednesday for inflammatory posts after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, but the company lifted the suspension the following day, usatoday.com reports.  “After a close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” read a company statement late Friday. Many stars cheere...
Senate Directs FG To Build E-validation Portal Against Fake Results
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Senate Directs FG To Build E-validation Portal Against Fake Results

The Senate on Thursday directed the Federal Ministry of Education to build and maintain for all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, an e-validation portal, to enable employers and relevant authorities or organization within and outside Nigeria, to verify and validate academic result/certificate obtained from tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was sequel to a motion by Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, the lawmaker representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the red chamber with the title: ”the urgent need to compel all tertiary institutions in Nigeria to subscribe to e-validation of results portal so that employers and relevant organisations within and outside Nigeria can verify the results of Nigerian graduates. Senator Tofowomo noted that the use of fake results/certifica...
FG’s Decision not to Reopen Unity Schools for WAEC Exams is not Binding on States – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
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FG’s Decision not to Reopen Unity Schools for WAEC Exams is not Binding on States – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has made a clarification on the federal government's decision of not reopening its 104 Unity Colleges for the forthcoming West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Nwajiuba who confirmed that Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu's announcement of Nigerian schools not being reopened for the examination scheduled to hold from August 4 to September 5 was in sync with the position of the PTF on reopening of schools, stated that it is not binding on the state governments. He said; “Malam Adamu said the 104 schools are not available, he does not have control over the governors. It will be unconstitutional for anybody to say he can tell the governors what to do. You have heard from the PTF chairman co...
U.S To Add 33 Chinese Firms, Institutions To Economic Blacklist
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U.S To Add 33 Chinese Firms, Institutions To Economic Blacklist

United States is preparing to add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist, for alleged ties to China’s military, or persecution of Uighurs. Seven companies and two institutions were listed for being “complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labour and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs” and others, the Commerce Department said in a statement. Two dozen other companies, government institutions and commercial organisations were added for supporting procurement of items for use by the Chinese military, the department said in another statement. The blacklisted companies focus on artificial intelligence and facial recognition, markets that US chip companies such as Nvid...
President Buhari Receives Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Drug
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President Buhari Receives Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Drug

The herbal drug which Madagascar says it uses to treat COVID-19 patients has reached Nigeria, TheCable reports. President Muhammadu Buhari, who received portions of the drug from Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo on Saturday, said the drug must be verified before use. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying the drug will go through the verification process which other remedies for the disease are being subjected to. “We have our institutions, systems and processes in the country. Any such formulations should be sent to them for verification. I will not put it to use without the endorsement of our institutions,” Buhari said. The drug, which is branded as herbal tea and named COVID-Organics, was launched on April 20, with its main ingredient bein...
CBN Resumes Dollar Sales for SMEs, School Fees
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CBN Resumes Dollar Sales for SMEs, School Fees

In view of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown both globally and in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has resumed provision of foreign exchange to all commercial banks for onward sales to parents wishing to pay schools fees and SMEs wishing to make essential imports needed to revamp economic activities across the country. In a statement released this afternoon, the apex bank said it is resuming the provision of over US$100 million per week for both categories and has also made complete arrangements to resume foreign exchange sales to the BDC segment of the market for business travels, personal travels, and other designated retail uses, as soon as international flights resume. The bank says there is no need for panic by any end-user that could necessitate ...
Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn
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Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn

The donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to N25.8bn as confirmed in a statement released by Isaac Okoroafor, the Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria. In the statement released on Friday, Mr. Okoroafor said the coalition "conveys its gratitude to all the institutions and individuals that have generously donated to this fund" Okorafor urged others to "consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vulnerable segments of our society." “We urge others to consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vuln...
NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike
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NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike

The union revealed if there are shortfalls in the March salaries of their members, it won’t hesitate to embark on industrial action. The union pointed out that a seven-day warning strike earlier planned for this month was abandoned due to the closure of all institutions across the country because of COVID-19 outbreak. According to the union, if the mistakes of shortfalls as reflected in the February salaries of its members are repeated, they will shut down all federal institutions in the country immediately.
Coronavirus: Imo government shuts down schools
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Coronavirus: Imo government shuts down schools

Schools in Imo State including the higher institutions have been shut down to enable people to protect themselves properly against the deadly Coronavirus. The State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma gave the directive in a live broadcast Friday, asking heads of schools in the state to adhere strictly to the directive. While expressing worries over the spread of the viral disease across the world, he appealed that Imo people should not entertain fear as the government, according to him, has put necessary machinery in place to prevent it from finding its way into the state. He said that the committee on the prevention of the disease led by the former INEC chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu, will do a good job in ensuring the COVID-19 is kept at bay. However, he has called for a total ...
Arizona State House Passes Bill Banning Transgender Female Athletes from Participating in School sports
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Arizona State House Passes Bill Banning Transgender Female Athletes from Participating in School sports

The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a controversial bill that aims to ban transgender female athletes from participating in school sports. If signed into law, the ban would apply to all students studying in the state. The "Save Women's Sports Act," introduced by Republican Rep. Nancy Barto this week would require interscholastic and intramural sports sponsored by educational institutions to explicitly designate sports as for males or females based on a persons' biological sex. While Barto and others who voted for the bill agree that Is is about keeping a level playing field, opponents argue that it fails to protect LGBTQ kids and transgender youth. During the hearing, Democratic Rep. Kirsten Engel said, "The impact will not be to protect women's sports, instead ...
It is not yet Time for That – NCDC DG Tells House of Rep Members on Two weeks Planned Recess over Coronavirus
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It is not yet Time for That – NCDC DG Tells House of Rep Members on Two weeks Planned Recess over Coronavirus

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has reacted to the move by members of the House of Representatives to go on two weeks recess over coronavirus. Speaking on Channels Television 'Sunrise Daily', Ihekweazu stated that it is not yet time for such action as it will only lead to panic. The NCDC Boss urged the lawmakers to instead support the efforts of experts by providing a budget that is sustainable in curtailing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. He said; “I have a lot of respect for the honourable members of the House of Representatives, but I think the time now hasn’t come, if they respond in a way like that by suspending session, everyone else will ask if they should close their businesses, office or schools and it is...
NECO Sacks 19 Staff Over Certificate Forgery
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NECO Sacks 19 Staff Over Certificate Forgery

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed another 19 staff of the institution over certificate forgery. A staff Certificate Verification Committee constituted by NECO management found the staff guilty of gaining employment using fake certificates. According to a statement signed by the Head, Information and Public Relations NECO, Azeez Sani, the committee had been mandated to verify the certificate presented by a variety of staff at the time of employment. While performing its assignment, the committee had invited staff with questionable credentials to appear before it. The statement said following investigations, the affected staff confessed to working with forged certificates. The committee also contacte...
Politics

Presidency Has no Power to to Stop Peaceful Protests – Falana

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has stated that the Presidency has no power to stop peaceful protests following its warning to "a section of the political class against misleading the public and inciting protests against the heads of military institutions." Reacting to the Presidency's statement of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) hiring 2,000 people to stage a protest against service chiefs on Monday February 17, Falana appealed to the Nigeria Police Force against "harassing" Nigerians protesting against insecurity across the country. The lawyer also recalled how APC leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief John Oyegun, Dr Sylvester Onu and Mr Rotimi Amaechi participated in a protest against insecurity held in Abuja on November 20,...
Parents Contribute to Wards’ Poor Academic Performances ― WAEC
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Parents Contribute to Wards’ Poor Academic Performances ― WAEC

Mr Oladele Oluremi, Cross River Branch Controller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has blamed parents and guardians over the spate of poor academic performances of their wards in the country. Oluremi stated this at a pre-varsity forum titled ‘Admission Processing: Laying a Solid Foundation,’ on Saturday in Calabar. The symposium was organised by the Deeper Life Schools Outreach in collaboration with WAEC and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Represented by Mr Aderibigbe Adeniyi, the Head of Result and Certificate Department of the Council, Oluremi noted that many parents contributed to their children poor performances by aiding malpractice which in-turn made them lazy. He alleged that parents pestered officials of the Council to change grades...
Black Music Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys – Diddy
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Black Music Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys – Diddy

Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Recording Academy, the body responsible for the Grammy Awards at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night saying that hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys”. Diddy in an ironic moment made the statement as he accepted his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. Man, I’m talking about the pain. I’m speaking for all these artists here, the producers, the executives. The amount of time it takes to make these records, to pour your heart into it, and you just want an even playing field. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We...

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