Wednesday, June 23, 2021



U.S. varsities admit about 13,000 Nigerians yearly — Official

The United States Consulate’s Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, says that about 13, 000 Nigerian students are admitted to the U.S annually.

Twitter suspension for national interest – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has defended the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in the country saying that the decision was taken in the interest of the country.

Zaura vows to raise Kano political climate

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano State, Abdussalam Abdulkareem Zaura, popularly known as A.A Zaura, has vowed to raise the political climate in the state.

Nigerian govt assures safe release of kidnapped FGC Yauri students

The Federal Government has given assurance of the safe release of the abducted students of the Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri in Kebbi State.

CAN calls for end to secession agitations in Nigeria

Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Plateau, has called for an end to secession agitations by groups in the country.

Foreign nationals to be barred from taking up most jobs in Nigeria – CG

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, says the Service is planning to limit job opportunities available for other nationals in Nigeria.

NLC to resume strike in Kaduna, says El-Rufai not respecting MoU

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said it will resume its suspended industrial action in Kaduna State.

Bogoro advises Nigerian scholars to prioritise 3 research areas

The Chief Executive of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, has advised Nigerian scholars to prioritize researches on the areas of Climate Change, Public Health and Information and Communications Technology, ICT.

Nigeria’s migration to knowledge-based economy dependent on investment in research, development – TETFund’s RDSC group

The Engineering thematic group of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund’s Research and Development Standing Committee, RDSC, has said that for Nigeria to migrate from the current resource-based to knowledge-based economy, there is an urgent need for investment in the area of engineering, technology and material sciences.

Nigerian govt appoints UNIJOS acting Vice Chancellor

The Federal Goverment has appointed Prof. Gray Ejikeme as acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, in Plateau.

OPEC to celebrate  50th anniversary of Nigeria’s membership

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, will on July 12 mark the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s membership in the organisation.

JAMB delists 6 more CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has delisted additional six Computer Based Centres, CBT, over poor performance on the second day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

NDLEA arrests doctor, ex-soldier for dealing in drug-laced cookies, cocaine

The Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo, for selling drugged cookies and biscuits.

Google earmarks $6m for female startups, entrepreneurs in Nigeria, others

Google on Monday said it has renewed its commitment to support startups in Africa with a combined six million dollars funding to startups founders...

JUST IN: Buhari appoints EFCC secretary, names board members

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of George AbangEkpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Nigerian stock market resumes week with N54bn loss

The Nigerian equities market began trading for the week on Monday still on a negative mood with 0.27 per cent loss due to renewed profit-taking.

UAE reverses suspension of travel ban to Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has suspended flights to and from Nigeria again, a few hours after lifting the ban.

Buhari’s agricultural revolution yielding fruits – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the agricultural revolution embarked upon by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is yielding desired fruits.

Insecurity: We’ll bring all criminals to book – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja reassured that no effort would be spared in tackling insecurity in the country and bringing its perpetrators to justice.

70% of Nigerian towns, cities not well-planned – Don

A don, Dr Abdulateef Bako, has attributed the current security challenges in Nigeria to unmonitored development and outright absence of adequate physical planning of cities and towns.

Nigerian govt establishes new varsities of technology in 2 states

The Federal Government has announced the establishment of two additional universities of technology in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom, while also upgrading and equipping four others.

No Nigerian school is safe until govt negotiates with bandits — Gumi

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has said there are about 100,000 armed bandits in the North-West alone.

NDLEA arrests 244 suspects, secures 21 convictions in Akwa Ibom

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Akwa Ibom Command, says it arrested 244 suspects and convicted 21 of them between July 2020 and June 2021.

My faith in young generation unshakable — Aisha Buhari

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Monday said that her faith in younger generation of Nigerian women and youths remained unshakable. Mrs Buhari said this at...

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