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Federal Government Set To Spend N64 Billion On UNIMAID Fence

University of Maiduguri The Federal Government of Nigeria has kicked off the construction of the 27.3-kilometre perimeter fence for the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID. This is to check incessant attacks by members of the Boko Haram sect. The project, which is valued at N64bn, is to stop the terrorists who have been penetrating the North-East part of the institution’s campus, The Punch reports. Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities in UNIMAID, Dr Dani Mamman, who stated these, said only the western and southern parts of UNIMAID campus were initially fenced.…

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UNICAL graduate receives N100k after facilitating the kidnap and murder of former Commissioner in Edo

An English Education graduate, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Cross River State, Andrew Ogbeche has been arrested for allegedly facilitating the murder of his boss, Egbe Ediagbonya, who was a former Commissioner for Sports in Edo State. Recall that his decomposing body was found in the bush. Ediagbonya was kidnapped on May 16, 2020. After his abduction, the kidnappers called, demanding N15 million ransom but later hurriedly collected N1 million. An hour later after the ransom payment, the kidnappers sent a text message to the family, telling them where to pick…

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Flood sweeps Uniben Pharmacy student away in his sleep

After the recent heavy rainfall in Niger State, a 200 Level Pharmacy student of the University of Benin, Edo State, has died tragically in the flood that hit Suleja on Saturday, July 25, 2020. According to reports, Wisdom Igboamora Ebubechukwu and his family members were sleeping when the flash flood hit their house, pulled it down before sweeping him, a sibling and his father’s second wife away. In a related development, In June this year, a teenager identified as Ayisat, 17, drowned in a flood in Lagos. The incident happened…

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Allow Us To Reopen, We Can Handle Coronavirus – Private Universities Beg FG

University students (File photo) Private universities in Nigeria have begged the federal government to allow them reopen for academic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The universities revealed that they have put in place adequate measures to handle the pandemic. The institutions made the request in a letter addressed to the National Universities Commission (NUC), Daily Trust reported. The universities through the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Private Universities (CVCPU), warned that the academic calendar would be seriously affected if universities remain closed beyond one more month. According to the vice-chancellors, the…

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EFCC arrests 22-year-old boy, mother and girlfriend for suspected internet fraud (Photos)

A 22-year-old Computer Science undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt identified as Kenneth Gift alongside his girl friend, Dandy Spice and mother, Dorah Aninah have been arrested. According to the agency, the Benin Zonal Office on thursday July 16, 2020 arrested the three of them for suspected internet fraud in Agbor, Delta State. Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include a 5-bedroom duplex, Mercedes-Benz CA250, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, laptop computers and mobile phones. The statement adds that they have made useful statements and…

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Senate upgrades Auchi Poly to University

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo and two other tertiary institutions in the country. Others were the Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State, and the Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna. The three bills were passed by the upper chamber following a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund. The reports on the bills were presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Babba Kaita. Senator James Manager sponsored the bill on…

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School Reopening: Nigerian University VC Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Prof. Msugh Hembe The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University, BSU, Makurdi, Professor Msugh Hembe, Thursday has tested positive for coronavirus. The Professor disclosed the news himself through his verified Facebook account, said that the results of his test came out on Monday and returned positive. This comes after the university authorities had on Tuesday decontaminated the school which fueled speculations that the Vice-Chancellor and top management staff of the University had tested positive to the virus. However, a statement signed by the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar (Information & Public…

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Covid-19: UNILAG becomes first university in Africa to acquire profiling robots

Towards the reopening of schools, the management of University of Lagos has acquired profiling robots to enhance studies and capable of detecting Covid-19. This was disclosed by the university management via their Twitter handle on Monday, June 29. It tweeted, “Today, UnilagNigeria received a donation of some cloud-based intelligent humanoid robots, CRZR from @ThePlatformCap. While donating the the robots to the university, the chairman @ThePlatformCap Dr. Akintoye Akindele stated that the donation of the robots was made in order to improve the learning experience in the university as a whole.” Although the university…

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Cambridge University supports academic who tweeted “White Lives Don’t Matter”; promote her to professor

A lecturer of the University of Cambridge has been promoted to a professor after she received abusive messages and death threats for tweeting “White Lives Don’t Matter”. Dr Priyamvada Gopal, 51, who teaches in the Faculty of English at Churchill College, took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, June 23, to write: “I’ll say it again. White Lives Don’t Matter. As white lives.” The message was met with outrage with people calling her out, hurled racist abuse at her, and issued death threats. Twitter later deleted the tweet for “violating Twitter…

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UNIBEN Student Lands In Trouble Over ‘Outrageous’ Facebook Post About Late Uwaila’s Love Life

Awoh Sunday Theodore has cried out for help from his cell A student of the University of Benin, Mr. Awoh Sunday Theodore has cried out for help after being by men of the Nigerian police over a Facebook post. However, it has been revealed that the arrest is one of ‘mistaken identity’, Campus Gist reports. The report revealed that Theodore was arrested by the police in Edo over a Facebook post by one Livinus Elem, following the death of Miss Vera Uwaila, the first-year UNIBEN student who was raped and…

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Buhari didn’t deserve second term – NEF Chairman, Prof Ango Abdullah

Former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Ango Abdullah has spoken ill of President Buhari’s second term as the country faces a worsen state of insecurity in the North. Professor Abdullah said in an interview he engaged in with OLALEYE ALUKO that President Muhammad Buhari didn’t add deserve the second term. Read the interview below; The Presidency has blamed some traditional rulers for the worsening state of insecurity especially banditry in the North, do you agree with that assertion? Are traditional rulers in charge of Nigeria’s soldiers, police…

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Actress, Mercy Aigbe Shares Throwback Photo Of Her University Graduation Day

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has shared a throwback photo from her graduation day at the University of Lagos. Mercy graduated from the Creative Arts department of the University of Lagos in 2002. Sharing the photo on Instagram on Wednesday June 17, she wrote; “class of 2002! University of Lagos, creative arts department. Greatest akokites”.

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UNILAG Makes Forbes’ Entrepreneurs’ List

University of Lagos The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has been ranked third most productive school in educating entrepreneurs in Africa. According to a report by Forbes entitled: “If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College”, the university is the startup powerhouse of Nigeria. The University of Cape Town and the Makerere led in the ranking ahead of UNILAG; while the University of Nairobi, Kenya and Stellenbosch University followed in the fourth and fifth positions. The article, written by Meghan McCormick, CEO & Co-founder of OZÉ…

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LUTH denies claim that staff refused to treat 18-year-old sales girl raped by dispatch rider

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has denied claims that treatment of an 18-year-old salesgirl raped by a dispatch rider was denied. The management of LUTH released a statement debunking the claims of a twitter user, Temitope Bukola who claims the health facility denied treatment of her 18-year-old salesgirl who was on Thursday, June 3 allegedly raped by a dispatch rider. Bukola took to her social media page to seek for justice for her sales girl who was raped by a dispatch rider who arrived to pick up a delivery. She…

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