Monday, February 15, 2021



As Abdalla Uba Adamu bows out of NOUN…, by Ibrahim Sheme

When Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu reported for work as Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016, he came cracking several jokes.

Why we banned Cryptocurrency, by CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has reacted to condemnations trailing the directive to Deposit Money Banks, DMBs, to desist from transacting in Cryptocurrencies.

Serena Williams, Osaka cruise into second round of Australian Open

Serena Williams dismissed Germany’s Laura Siegemund 6-1 6-1 on Monday in Melbourne at the Australian Open as she kicked off her chase of a record-equalling 24th grand slam win.

Commonwealth of Learning commends outgoing NOUN VC for ‘expanding access to education’

The Commonwealth of Learning, COL, has described the leadership of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, as one that...

Second wave: Nurse calls for improved COVID-19 education

A registered nurse, Edith Declan, has appealed to both the Federal and state governments to improve on educating the public on measures to curtail COVID-19 transmission and thus  strengthen Nigeria in fighting the second wave.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

GDP: IMF ranks Nigeria 1st in Africa, 26th in the world

Nigeria stands as the number one country in Africa in the International Monetary Fund, IMF, 2020 World Economic Outlook’s ratings of countries. Using countries’ GDPs,...

COVID-19: Canada approves Moderna’s vaccine

Canada on Wednesday approved the use of Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine, the second inoculation to get nod in the country.

GITEX 2020: How Nigerian start-ups thrilled investors, showcased ‘problem solving’ innovations

The Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, is an annual event held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, UAE.

Over 17 Nigerian states pass laws against gender-based violence – Official

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development says more than 17 states have so far passed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, Act (2015) in Nigeria.

#EndSARS: We’re meeting your demands, Nigerian govt tells protesters

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians based in Canada of its deference to their “collective call” for improved governance back home.

Envoy reacts as Canada denies visa to Nigerians

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Amb. Adeyinka Asekun, says the host country is unfairly denying a lot of Nigerians visas including students.

COVID-19: ‘Logistic issues’ delaying evacuation of Nigerians from Canada

About 200 Nigerian citizens stranded in Canada hoping to return home on Thursday will have to wait as their evacuation flight has been postponed.

Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus – Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora, has revealed that a Nigerian doctor, Olumide Okunuga, has died of coronavirus, in Canada.

Coronavirus: Australian minister tests positive after U.S. trip

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has tested positive for the new coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital, he said on Friday.

Malami elected as UNIDROIT chairman, unveils action plan

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has been elected as the Chairman of the 78th session of the General Assembly of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, UNIDROIT, an international organization that seeks to harmonize international private laws across 63 member countries.

‘Follow The Money’ initiative saved Nigerian govt N15bn – CODE

Connected Development, CODE, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, on Thursday said it saved the Federal Government more than N15billion by blocking leakages in funded projects in rural communities.

Nigeria remains Canada’s major trading partner – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja said that Nigeria remains a major trading partner with Canada in Africa.

Canada’s top civil servant to quit, the latest victim of scandal

The head of Canada’s federal bureaucracy on Monday said he was quitting over his role in handling a corporate corruption case that has sparked...

Nigeria’s Pius Adesanmi killed in Ethiopian airplane crash

A popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, Pius Adesanmi, was onboard the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday, SaharaReporters can confirm.

Canada apologises to Inuit for mistreatment of TB patients

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, delivered an emotional apology on Friday for the federal government’s “colonial mindset’’ and its mistreatment of thousands of Inuit...

JUST IN: Obasanjo wants cocaine, codeine, marijuana, others legalized

West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the...

Canada launches peacekeeping mission in Mali

Canadian armed forces officially launched their peacekeeping mission in restive northern Mali Tuesday, marking Ottawa's return to the blue helmets after more than a...

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