Education NEWS 

Our members not involved in University of Ibadan exam fraud -ASUU

Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Ibadan chapter on Tuesday said no single academic staff was involved in examination malpractices in her Distance Learning Center. The Chairman, ASUU UI, Prof. Deji Omole, while reacting to some newspaper reports said those arrested by the Department of State Services were non-academic staff in the technical unit of the DLC. Omole lashed out at the Director of Public Communications of the University, Olatunji Oladejo, who some papers attributed the story to as misinforming the public. Seven non-academic staff of the distance learning…

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Sirika To Relocate Office Temporarily To Enugu Airport To Supervise Rehabilitation Work

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said on Tuesday that he will be relocating his office to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu temporary to directly supervise the rehabilitation of the airport which he said will be completed before the end of April 2020. The Minister also announced that the new terminal building for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano will be ready before the end of the year. Sirika who spoke while defending his ministry’s budget before the House…

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Education NEWS 

NYSC management opens new mobilisation area office in Enugu

The management of the National Youth Service Corps has opened an area office in Enugu State to meet the needs of the increasing number of corps members mobilised annually in the South-East. The Area Coordinator, Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka, at the inaugural meeting with members of staff of the scheme on Tuesday in Enugu State, said the office would serve the five states in the South-East. Ikaka said the management of the scheme had experimented with the area offices in the six geopolitical zones in the 1990s, but could not sustain…

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Nigeria Is Back To The Dark Age Of Tyranny– Group Reacts To Move By Security Operatives To Arrest Soyombo

A civil rights and advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has reacted to reports that security operatives are on the chase of Fisayo Soyombo, a top-rated investigative journalist over his recent works. HURIWA called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give a national award of excellent citizenship to Soyombo for exposing the rot in the nation’s prisons and police instead of “targeting to arrest and frame him up.” Describing such alleged move against journalists as “Satanic agenda,” the Rights group said it was not shocked by the unfortunate…

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Local News NEWS 

Cult War Erupts in Cross River Community, 7 killed.

At least seven people have been reported killed in a cult war that erupted in Okundi, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. Eyewitnesses said houses were also burnt as the clash escalated following the killing of a youth opposed to cult activities in the community. Reports said the youth, identified as Joseph Bukie Bankong, was killed on Monday night and this sparked further clash and bloodshed on Tuesday. According to sources, the 12 villages that make up the Old Osokom Clan in Boki Local Government Area had held…

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Man Drowns While Bathing In Kano

A 40-year-old man, Mohammed Mohammed got drowned while bathing in a pond at Kwanar Tattarawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, Malam Saidu Mohammed said the incident happened on Tuesday morning when the deceased went to have his bath. “We received a distress call today from one Malam Rabiu Abbas at 10.05 a.m. that Mohammed’s body was found floating in the pond. “On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team…

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Governor Abdulrazaq set to Ensure a Clean Kwara in 72 Hours

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has set up a seven-member special task force to see to the cleanliness of Ilorin, the state capital and other parts of the state in 72 hours. Inaugurating the special task force in Ilorin on Tuesday, Abdulrazaq charged the members to ensure that the streets in the state capital were free of refuse and inconducive for any kind of diseases that could emanate from a dirty environment. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Adisa Logun gave the committee “a marching…

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NEWS SECURITY 

Cult war erupts in Cross River community ,7 killed, houses razed

seven people have been reported killed in a cult war that erupted in Okundi, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. Eyewitnesses said houses were also burnt as the clash escalated following the killing of a youth opposed to cult activities in the community. Reports said the youth, identified as Joseph Bukie Bankong, was killed on Monday night and this sparked further clash and bloodshed on Tuesday. According to sources, the 12 villages that make up the Old Osokom Clan in Boki Local Government Area had held a meeting…

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NCAC Explores Tourism,Culture to Stop Unemployment in Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture has announced that it is embracing new strategies in its quest to help combat Nigeria’s rising unemployment rate. Speaking at the ongoing National Festival for Arts and Culture in Benin, Edo State, Director-General of the agency, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said that with proper investment and infrastructural development, culture and tourism will successfully address youth unemployment and boost Nigeria’s economy significantly. He said, “It is our determination to use NAFEST free skill acquisition programme to take unemployed youth out of the streets and make…

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