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UNILAG governing council removes Ogundipe as vice-chancellor

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The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school. Mikhail Mumuni, the media adviser to the chairman of the governing...

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Court fixes Oct. 15 for judgment in suit challenging appointment of judges

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The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed Oct. 15 to deliver judgment in a suit challenging the procedure adopted by President Muhammadu Buhari in the appointment of judges of the High Court of...

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Nigeria receives ventilators promised by Trump in April

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Nigeria has received 200 ventilators from the United States to help its fight against coronavirus, a promise made by President Donald Trump in April, health officials said Wednesday. PHOTO:...

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Buhari, Governors call for joint strategy to end conflicts

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President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: Twitter President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors on Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with call for a joint strategy...

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 423 new cases in Nigeria

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NCDC Response Team PHOTO: Twitter The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC) has on announced 423 fresh cases of the COVID-19 in the country. The NCDC, which made this known on its official...

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Debt burden suffocating Nigeria’s economic growth

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Nigeria’s economic growth is choking under the huge burden of debt servicing. As at end of the first quarter of this year, total public debt had risen to N28.628 trillion. The recent...

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Safety concerns as Russia approves ‘world’s first’ COVID-19 vaccine

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Skepticism, yesterday, greeted the announcement by Russia that it had approved ‘‘world’s first’’ vaccine for COVID-19. Russia announced the approval after carrying...

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Fighting two enemies: COVID-19 and stigmatization - Part 3

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Africans and indeed Nigerians are steeped in cultural and societal norms. As can be seen from the deep meanings we attach to names and the aura they bring, COVID-19 is not an exception. COVID-19...

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Insurgency: NAF assures Borno of unrelenting security effort

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has restated commitment to the restoration of peace and ensuring adequate security in Borno, the Northeast region and the country. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS),...

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NECO releases 2020 examination timetable

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Tuesday released the timetable and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for students...

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Again, court cautions EFCC against breeching provisions of law in Adoke’s trial

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Gavel PHOTO: Twitter Shutterstock The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against an act contrary to the provisions of the...

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Driver in court for allegedly assaulting, biting FRSC official

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FRSC PHOTO: Twitter A 40-year-old driver, Felix Ibe, on Tuesday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly assaulting and biting a Federal Road Safety Corps (...

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INEC heads to Supreme Court over conflicting court orders on deregistered parties

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plans to approach the Supreme Court over a Court of Appeal judgment reinstating 23 deregistered political parties in Nigeria. A...

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COVID-19: FG approves last evacuation flight from U.S.

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Returnees from the UK departed Gatwick Airport, London to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today, August 9, 2020 at 11.15 am aboard PHOTO: Twitter The Federal Government has approved...

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NIS boss orders prosecution of man with multiple standard passports

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Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede PHOTO: Twitter The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede, has ordered the...

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