How Oyo, Osun resolved LAUTECH ownership crisis —Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said himself and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State had to set aside politics and ego in resolving the ownership crisis that ravaged the hitherto jointly-owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.Makinde, who spoke in Osogbo during a ‘Thank You’ visit to Oyetola in his office, declared[...]

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APC begins membership registration, revalidation Dec 12

The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC said it has concluded arrangement for the commencement of membership registration and revalidation by December 12.Chairman of the committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni in a statement issued Monday in Abuja said the decision was taken after consulting with stakeholders,[...]

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Germany picks `pandemic’ as 2020 Word of the Year

Experts announced on Monday that “Corona-Pandemie’’ (coronavirus pandemic) has been selected as the German language’s Word of the Year for 2020.The Association for the German Language (GfdS) said in keeping with the theme, the word `lockdown’ got second place.A jury of linguists analysed media entries and other submissions to pick the terms that have most[...]

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HIV/AIDS: Commercial sex workers say no condom, no sex

As Nigerians prepare for the World AIDS Day, commercial sex workers in Sokoto say they have adopted the principle of “no condom, no sex” as part of efforts to protect themselves from contracting HIV virus.The sex workers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Monday in Sokoto that the measure had[...]

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Rita Ora accused of breaking lockdown rules during 30th birthday party

British pop star, Rita Ora, breached lockdown laws by hosting a lavish 30th birthday party. Thesun.co.uk reports that about thirty people attended the secret shindig at a restaurant in West London on Saturday.Some of her showbiz friends were among those gathered at posh Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London.Rita partied with guests including[...]

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Tambuwal mourns Sokoto victims of Borno massacre

Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has expressed shock over the death of Sokoto indigenes at last Saturday’s massacre of rice farmers in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Tambuwal, in a statement he signed and issued Sunday night in Sokoto, also expressed deep sympathy with the people and government of Borno State over the[...]

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Biden names all-female senior communications team

US President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday announced an all-female senior White House communications team, in what his office called a first in the country’s history.Among those named was Jen Psaki, who will serve in the highly visible role of White House press secretary.Psaki, 41, has held a number of senior positions, including White House communications[...]

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Investor expresses interest in Nigeria’s Gold industry, signs agreement with FG

A Gold investor, Messrs La Mancha Incorporated, has expressed interest in Nigeria’s Gold industry and signed an Expression of Interest Agreement with the Federal Government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.This was contained in a statement signed by Director, Press Department, Itore Thomas, where it disclosed that the firm is a leading Luxembourg[...]

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Zulum leads relatives, residents to bury 43 farmers killed in Borno

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, led relatives and residents to bury 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.The funeral held at the Zabarmari area of Borno early morning on Sunday, according to a statement from the state government.The statement was titled, ‘Zabarmari: Zulum leads horrified kinsmen to bury 43 farmers killed by[...]

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Buhari describes as insane Boko Haram killing of farmers in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.The president made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday.President Buhari said the government[...]

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Six killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

No fewer than six people were confirmed dead in an accident which involved a truck and a Honda Pilot Jeep in the Ogere area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.One other person was badly injured in the accident.Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to the News Agency[...]

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Maradona’s death may trigger family inheritance battle

Diego Maradona’s tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children — those he recognized and those he didn’t.“There’s going to be a big fight. He didn’t leave a will,” according to a source close[...]

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Matawalle commends Umahi for joining APC

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.Matawalle, a member of the PDP, alleged that “bad blood in the PDP” was responsible for Umahi’s defection to the APC.A statement by Matawalle’s Special Adviser on Media and[...]

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No agreement yet to suspend strike ― ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has denied a news report that it agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday.The Federal Government at the meeting at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Labour[...]

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India enters first recession in 73 years

India’s economy contracted 7.5 percent between July and September, performing the poorest among major advanced and emerging economies and entering a technical recession for the first time since independence, official data showed Friday.Although the figures were an improvement on the record 23.9-percent contraction recorded last quarter, they indicate that Asia’s third-largest economy is in for[...]

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Ekiti judicial panel recommends compensation for #EndSARS victim

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegations of Human Rights Violations by Police Officers, including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other persons has recommended 150,000 Naira compensation to a petitioner, Mr Adaramola Abiodun Olusola.The Chairman of the Panel, Justice Cornelius Akintayo (rtd.) who gave the recommendation during a sitting of[...]

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Osun ex-Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has described Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor who has weathered the storm of governance effectively.Aregbesola disclosed this in a congratulatory letter he sent to the Governor in commemoration of Oyetola’s second anniversary, which was obtained by Vanguard correspondent in Osogbo on Friday.The letter with reference RARE/PM/S. 173 addressed to[...]

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Northeast governors demand more FG projects in 2021

The Northeast Governors Forum has called for execution of more Federal Government capital projects in 2021 to ensure rapid development of the region.The forum expressed disappointment over the provision of N45.32 billion for capital projects in the region by the Federal Government budget for 2021.The governors made the appeal in a communique issued at the[...]

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Europa: Napoli honour Maradona with win, Leicester reach last 32

Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 2-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon.Gennaro Gattuso’s side entered the field all wearing the number 10 jersey of Maradona, who won Napoli’s only Serie A titles in[...]

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No pardon for rapists, says Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said no offender indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence will go scot-free under his watch.The governor spoke on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, to give[...]

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Research: TETFund releases N12bn to 12 varsities

Twelve public universities have been given N12 billion by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund, to undertake researches.The amount which according to TETFund, would be shared equally among the universities, is to enable them to carry out research and development programmes that would contribute to national growth.Among the universities picked included University of Abuja (UNIABUJA),[...]

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76,575 voters to participate in Kogi Assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 76, 575 voters will participate in the Dec. 5 by-election to fill the only vacant seat in the Kogi State House of Assembly.The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam, who disclosed this on Thursday in Lokoja, said that the seat became vacant in June following the[...]

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