ASUU insists on implementation of existing agreements

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja Zone, on Monday said that the Federal Government should implement the extant agreements aimed at developing Nigeria’s education sector.Prof. Theophilus Lagi, Abuja Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, made the call at a news conference on Monday in Gwagwalada, Abuja, to press home the Union’s demands.The News Agency of[...]

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Four pupils killed in Tanzania auto crash

Four pupils were killed on Monday when a vehicle ran over them in Tanzania’s north-west district of Nyang’hwale in Geita region, according to police.Henry Mwaibambe, the Geita regional police commander, said the pupils were run over by the vehicle as they crossed a road on their way to school at around 7 a.m. local time.“The[...]

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Past govt responsible for persistent ASUU strike – Education minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has blamed a previous administration for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.Although Adamu was not specific on which administration he was referring to, he said that that government shouldn’t have entered into an agreement with ASUU to pay them N1.3trilion when it knew it[...]

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US whistleblower, Snowden, seeks Russian citizenship with pregnant wife

U.S government contractor turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden, announced on Monday that he and his pregnant wife, also from the United States, were seeking Russian citizenship.The couple were living in asylum in Russia for the past seven years.“After years of separation from our parents, my wife and I have no desire to be separated from our[...]

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COVID-19: Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa resumes Nov. 16

The Management of Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State has fixed Nov. 16 for the resumption of all academic activities in the institution.The Rector of the federal polytechnic Nasarawa, Dr Abdullahi Ahmed, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Nasarawa Local Government Area.Ahmed explained that the decision for the resumption of[...]

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No fewer than 158,000 people affected by flood in Kebbi — NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no fewer than 158,000 people were affected by flood in 18 local government areas of Kebbi State.The Team Leader of NEMA’s Emergency Operation Centre in Sokoto, Alhaji Tukur Abubakar, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Monday shortly after meeting with the state governor,[...]

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South Korean comedian, mother found dead at home

A prominent South Korean comedian was found dead at her home in Seoul on Monday alongside her mother, multiple reports said.The bodies of Park Ji-sun, 36, and her mother were found by police, Yonhap news agency reported.Park was reportedly being treated for an unspecified illness and the Seoul Shinmun newspaper cited a police officer as[...]

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WAEC releases 2020 SSCE results

The West African Examinations Council has released the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination on Monday, November 2, 2020.Head of the National office, Patrick Areghan, said a total of 1,549,740 registered for the examination.Areghan said 1,338,348 candidates representing 86.99 per cent obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects[...]

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Ivory Coast ruling party warns opposition of post-election unrest

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling party on Sunday warned opposition leaders against attempts to call for a transition of power after they boycotted a weekend election in protest over his bid for a third term.The West African country’s electoral commission released preliminary results from Saturday’s ballot showing Ouattara with a dominant lead, which had[...]

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Why FG didn’t shut down social media during #EndSARS protests –Minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to tread the path.Dare, who spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme Sunrise Daily, said the government did that to allow freedom of[...]

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Finance Minister explains how FG’ll disburse N75 b Youth Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has explained how the Federal Government will disburse the N75 billion Youth Fund.She said that, between N250,000 to N5 million will be accessible to each benefiting youth in the Federal Government’s N75 billion entrepreneurship youth support fund.While speaking to 77 District Heads and religious[...]

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WHO chief in quarantine after contact tests positive for Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief said late Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19 but stressed he had no symptoms.“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet.“I am well and[...]

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Stolen staff: Ruling house wants Oba of Lagos palace cleansed

The Akinsemoyin Ruling House of Lagos State has called for the cleansing of the palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, following its invasion on October 21 by rampaging youths, who carted away the royal staff of authority.The palace and the monarch were attacked amid the mayhem that broke out following the shooting of[...]

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Lockdown won’t affect EPL matches – UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that English Premier League matches will continue during a month-long national lockdown starting next week.The return of the lockdown was to contain the coronavirus outbreak.Johnson had in an address said there was a need for a return to the lockdown measure as the pandemic was showing no[...]

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We have failed our children, says finance minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has urged parents to instill family values in their children as a way to save the country from degeneration.The minister made the call on Saturday in Kaduna during a stakeholders’ engagement with 77 district heads, religious and community leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas[...]

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Former Presidential candidate, Olapade Agoro, is dead

A former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, NAC, Chief Olapade Agoro has died at the age of 77Agoro, according to family sources, died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.Confirming his death, son of the deceased, Adebo Agoro, said “my father died after a brief illness.”Dr. Agoro was born on October 9, 1943[...]

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UK announces month-long virus lockdown for England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown across England, a dramatic shift in strategy following warnings hospitals would become overwhelmed within weeks under his current system of localised restrictions.Under the stringent new rules set to come into force from Thursday, people must stay at home except in cases where[...]

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