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  • LASU governing council celebrates Sule

    LASU governing council celebrates Sule

    Mr. David Sunmoni, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, says the contributions of Mr. Tolani Sule to the institution remain indelible. He said that Sule, Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Lagos State, had a passion for education that would continue to impact many lives beyond the boundaries of the university. Sunmoni spoke at a valedictory session of…

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  • Sudan to deepen diplomatic relations with Nigeria–Envoy

    Sudan to deepen diplomatic relations with Nigeria–Envoy

    The government of Sudan says efforts are being made to strengthen its diplomatic relations with Nigeria. Mr. Ahmed Jaboul, Charge d’Affaires of the Sudan Embassy in Nigeria, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, said already existing bilateral cooperation between both countries would be consolidated. He said that the existing relations between Sudan and…

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  • Experts advocate increased political will for AU’s Free Movement Protocol

    Experts advocate increased political will for AU’s Free Movement Protocol

    Some migration experts on Thursday called for increased political will from leaders of member states towards the implementation of the African Union’s Free Movement Protocol. The experts made the call during the African Union Economic, Social, and Cultural Council’s (AU-ECOSOCC) Free Movement Protocol webinar with the theme “Balancing Free Movement of Persons and Security.” The webinar was organised to discuss…

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  • Agriculture experts advocate ‘smart farming practices’ to combat climate change

    Agriculture experts advocate ‘smart farming practices’ to combat climate change

    Agriculture experts have advocated “smart farming practices” to combat climate change, improve productivity, and enhance food security in the country. They noted that if climate change challenges were not nipped in the bud, more than 52 percent of the country’s agricultural production would be threatened by 2050. The experts under the aegis of The Society of Action in Nigeria (SCAN),…

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  • Troops eliminate 286 terrorists, rescue 122 hostages in 1 week

    Troops eliminate 286 terrorists, rescue 122 hostages in 1 week

    The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) says troops eliminated no fewer than 286 terrorists, apprehended 244 others, and rescued 122 kidnapped hostages in different theatres of operation across the country in the last week. The Director, Defense Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, made this known while giving an update on the operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja. Bubba said…

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  • Ombugadu enrols 13,000 Nasarawa residents into NHIS

    Ombugadu enrols 13,000 Nasarawa residents into NHIS

    Mr. David Ombugadu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections in Nasarawa State, has enrolled 13, 000 residents of the state in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Ombugadu disclosed this at a reception organised for him by supporters of his party on Thursday in Akwanga. The candidate, who said that the gesture cost…

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  • Gov. Bago inaugurates committee to recover 23 grazing reserves

    Gov. Bago inaugurates committee to recover 23 grazing reserves

    Gov. Umaru Bago of Niger has inaugurated a 10-member committee to recover all the existing grazing reserves for agricultural purposes in the state. Bago, while inaugurating the committee in Minna on Thursday, said the state government had identified 23 grazing reserves across the 25 local government areas to be recovered. The governor said that the state government would take control…

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  • Nigeria to host international conference on biotechnology

    Nigeria to host international conference on Biotechnology

    Nigeria is set to host an international conference on biotechnology. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, the Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Mustapha said that the conference would take place in June, adding that the agency was determined to introduce new things for the…

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  • FG presents certificates to 2 new private varsities

    FG presents certificates to 2 new private varsities

    The Federal Government has approved the establishment of two new private universities: Lighthouse University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State, and the African School of Economics, FCT. The approval brings the number of private universities to 149 and the total number of universities in the country to 274. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman,…

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  • Police investigate killing of PoS Operator in Ebonyi community

    Police arrest 10 suspected internet fraudsters in Nasarawa

    The police command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters in the state. This is contained in a statement issued by DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, on Thursday in Lafia. Nansel said operatives acted after the command got intelligence about the influx of internet fruadsters into Keffi Local Government Area…

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  • Hardship: Sanwo-Olu releases pressure-easing measures in Lagos

    Hardship: Sanwo-Olu releases pressure-easing measures in Lagos

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Thursday reeled out measures to ease pressure faced by residents of the state in the face of hardship following the rising cost of living. The measures come in the wake of groanings across the country about the sharp rise in the cost of living resulting from the removal of subsidies on gasoline and…

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  • Alleged unlawful detention: Court orders CBN to pay German N63.7m, $10000 awarded against FG

    Alleged unlawful detention: Court orders CBN to pay German N63.7m, $10000 awarded against FG

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay a German, Martin Gegenheimer, the sum of N63.7 million and $10, 000 awarded against the Federal Government for alleged unlawful arrest and detention by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, ordered the CBN to deduct the amount from…

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  • Withheld Salaries: SSANU to embark on 7- day warning strike

    SSANU urges FG to pay 4 months withheld salaries

    The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has appealed to the Federal Government to urgently pay the four-month withheld salaries of its members. Mr. Adedeji Suarau, SSANU Chairman, Federal University Lokoja, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lokoja that the Federal Government had yet to pay the May, June, July, and August 2022 salaries of…

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  • Valentine’s Day tragedy: Police parade man who allegedly macheted lover

    Valentine’s Day tragedy: Police parade man who allegedly macheted lover

    The police command in Cross River on Thursday paraded a 30-year-old man who allegedly macheted his lover for failing to show up at his house on Valentine’s Day. The police allege that Amber Ubung carried out the act when his lover, Blessing Onawu, 25, reneged on her promise to spend Valentine’s Day with him after collecting N7,000 from him to…

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  • 2 men in court for allegedly stealing motorcycle

    2 men in court for allegedly stealing motorcycle

    Two men, Moses Timothy, 24; and Bala John, 27, were brought before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for allegedly stealing a motorcycle worth N1.2 million. The defendants, of unknown addresses, are facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Sodiq Adeniyi, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offence on…

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  • Stakeholders canvass use of apps to improve rights of mining communities

    Stakeholders canvass use of apps to improve rights of mining communities

    Stakeholders in the mining sector have called for the use of web and mobile apps to foster sustainable development in mining host communities. The stakeholders made the call on Thursday at a two-day Collaborative Meeting on Sustainable Development in Mining Host Communities (Hostcommunities.ng app familiarisation and onboarding workshop) in Karu, Nassarawa State. They said the use of apps would improve…

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  • NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    NiDCOM to work with Nigerian-U.S. boxer to harness talents

    Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said on Thursday that the commission was ready to work with Raphael Igbokwe, a boxing champion, to harness young talents. Igbokwe is a 31-year-old middleweight champion, of Nigerian decent based in Houston, Taxas, U.S. He fought on Oct. 7 last year against Imaud Louis and won by unanimous decision. Dabiri-Erewa spoke…

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