Raji-Oyelade, prof of English, joins race for UI VC

    Raji-Oyelade, prof of English, joins race for UI VC

Raji-Oyelade, prof of English, joins race for UI VC

Remi Raji-Oyelade, professor of English and former dean of the faculty of arts, University of Ibadan, has signified interest in the vice chancellorship position of the institution. He made this known in a message addressed to the members of the University of Ibadan community on July 7, 2020. Idowu Olayinka, the 12th vice chancellor of the institution, is expected to complete his [...]

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    IGP withdraws Magu’s police security, replaces officers attached to EFCC

IGP withdraws Magu’s police security, replaces officers attached to EFCC

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the withdrawal of policemen attached to Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A police source disclosed this to TheCable on Friday, saying the officers guarding the official and personal houses  of Magu have been withdrawn. In a signal to the assistant inspector general (AIG), police mobile force [...]

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    Akeredolu to slug it out with 10 aspirants as APC concludes screening

Akeredolu to slug it out with 10 aspirants as APC concludes screening

The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee has cleared Rotimi Akeredolu, the incumbent governor, and 10 other aspirants to contest the primary election for the Ondo governorship poll. The committee, headed by Tijani Tumsa, disqualified only one out of the 12 aspirants that participated in the exercise. Tumsa announced this on Friday while submitting the panel’s report to Akpan Udoedehe, secretary of [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerian students may opt for neigbouring countries to write WASSCE

Atiku: Nigerian students may opt for neigbouring countries to write WASSCE

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says Nigerians may cross to neighbouring countries to sit for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). In a statement on Friday, Atiku kicked against the federal government's decision to withdraw from the 2020 WASSCE due to COVID-19. On Wednesday, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, had told state house correspondents that the safety of students is [...]

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    Police seek special courts for rape

Police seek special courts for rape

The police are advocating a speedy establishment of special courts to handle rape cases. Speaking at a meeting with Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Ibrahim Lamorde, acting inspector-general force intelligence, said special courts would ensure privacy for survivors and encourage them to speak out freely when they present their cases for hearing. Lamorde said there is a [...]

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    32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

32-year-old man shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

Yemi Ajayi, a 32-year-old man, has been shot dead by a policeman in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. Olugbenga Fadeyi, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident which took place on Friday. According to Fadeyi, one of the policemen, who was part of a team from the Agodi command, tried to stop a vehicle conveying Ajayi, and [...]

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    COVID-19: Taiwo Obe to celebrate diamond jubilee with ’60 lessons for young journalists’

COVID-19: Taiwo Obe to celebrate diamond jubilee with ’60 lessons for young journalists’

The Journalism Clinic says Taiwo Obe, its founder, will celebrate his 60th birthday by sharing experience with young Nigerian journalists. Obe will celebrate his diamond jubilee on July 16. In a tweet on Friday, the Journalism Clinic said the celebration will feature 60 answers concerning the next line of action for young and aspiring journalists in the COVID-19 era. It said the discussion [...]

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    AKA, South African rapper, tests positive for COVID-19

AKA, South African rapper, tests positive for COVID-19

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    Women are my biggest body-shamers, BBNaija’s Jackye quits feminism

Women are my biggest body-shamers, BBNaija’s Jackye quits feminism

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    Immigration blocks 58 Nigerian doctors from flying to UK

Immigration blocks 58 Nigerian doctors from flying to UK

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has refused to allow 58 Nigerian doctors from heading to the UK. According to Sunday James, spokesman of NIS, the doctors had concluded plans to leave the country via a special flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. James, who said two of the doctors had visas while 56 didn't, added that NIS reserves the [...]

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    WARNING: Asymptomatic, presymptomatic patients ‘transmit most COVID-19 infections’

WARNING: Asymptomatic, presymptomatic patients ‘transmit most COVID-19 infections’

Silent transmission could account for more than half of the COVID-19 cases diagnosed globally, according to a study by researchers in the US and Canada. In one research, published in the journal PNAS, medical experts leveraged on data obtained from cases of the virus that resulted from both asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmissions. Someone who is asymptomatic has the infection but no symptoms [...]

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    Provide face masks for your children when schools resume, Akwa Ibom tells parents

Provide face masks for your children when schools resume, Akwa Ibom tells parents

The government of Akwa Ibom has directed parents and guardians to provide face masks for their children and wards or they would not be allowed entry into school premises. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Charles Udoh, the commissioner for information. The government had on May 4, 2020, declared the use of face masks compulsory in public [...]

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    Edo 2020: Desperate marketers with discredited products battling for market share

Edo 2020: Desperate marketers with discredited products battling for market share

One of the most spectacular aspects of Nigeria’s politics will be playing out in the coming weeks in Edo State as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) this week opened the floor for campaigns towards the September 19, 2020 governorship elections. It would be interesting to see two embattled and disgruntled marketers, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

The Kogi government has vowed to keep residents safe, saying the state has the capacity to stamp out criminal activities. On Thursday, two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road. The officer and a woman were said to be travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Reacting to the killings in a statement [...]

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    EXTRA: FBI kidnapped Hushpuppi from Dubai, says lawyer

EXTRA: FBI kidnapped Hushpuppi from Dubai, says lawyer

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    270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) says 270 Nigerians have been evacuated from Egypt. In a tweet on Friday, the commission said the evacuees departed Cairo, the country's capital, via Egypt Air. The Nigerians were scheduled to arrive alongside two other nationals at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, by 6pm but arrived at 2:30pm on Friday. NiDCOM added that all the evacuees [...]

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