Sunday, May 9, 2021



BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap 17 ABU students along Kaduna-Abuja road

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped about 17 students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

Pantami bags ‘Digital Icon of the Year’ award

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has been conferred with an Award of Excellence as "Digital Icon of the Year", by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Postgraduate Representative Council, ABUPRC.

Nigeria lost $1.4bn to importation of chemicals in 2019

The Director-General National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria, NARICT, Prof. Jeffrey Barminas said that Nigeria lost 1.4 billion dollars to importation of chemicals.

COVID-19: Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic produces solar-powered hand sanitiser, others

The Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, says it has developed a solar-powered automated hand-sanitising machine to support the fight against COVID-19.

ABU Zaria introduces 5 new courses on anti-corruption

The Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to start five different programmes in anti-corruption studies to strengthen anti-graft crusade in the country.

Mother of 13 gives birth to quadruplets in Zaria

A 34-year-old housewife, Hauwa’u Sulaiman, of No. 70 Alfadarai in Zaria, also a mother of 13, gave birth to a set of quadruplets at the Gambo Sawaba General Hospital, Zaria, on Friday, June 5.

Team of ABU professors finds cure for COVID-19

A team of professors at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has found herbal cure for COVID-19.

LG poll: Don calls for abolition of states electoral commission

Dr Abubakar Lawal, a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has called for abolition of States Electoral Commission to strengthen the autonomy of local government councils in Nigeria.

Zaria community sues Nigerian Army over alleged seizure of ancestral farmland

Gyellesu community in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Wednesday dragged the Nigerian Army and four others to a grade II High Court over seizure of farmland.

Sharia Law should be taught in Arabic language, CJN advocates

Justice Ibrahim Tanko-Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, on Wednesday advocated for teaching of Sharia law in Nigerian universities in Arabic language.

How ABU student sat for missing exam at professor’s residence

On September 25, post-graduate student of Nursing Science Department of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, name withheld, sat for examinations at his Professor’s residence, hours after missing the exams.

Cotton’s 25% contribution to GDP drops to 0.4% – IAR Director

Prof. Ibrahim Umar-Abubakar, the Director, Institute for Agricultural Research, IAR, Zaria, says the contribution of cotton to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, has dropped from 25 per cent to 0.4 per cent in two decades.

Nigeria can’t produce fish for export – Expert

Dr Lateef Folorunso, the Head of Fisheries Centre in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has enjoined the Federal Governments to currently direct its energies at achieving self-sufficiency in fish production.

ABU develops new insect-resistant seed for beans production

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria’s Institute for Agricultural Research has developed a new variety of seed that resists 'Moruka Testulalis, an insect that affects the growth of cowpea (beans).

CJN swears in Justice Kanyip as acting President of NICN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, swore in Justice Benedict Kanyip, as the acting president of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN.

U.S archaeologists, scholars partnering to revive Nigerian rock arts – Official

Some archaeologists from the United States of America have collaborated with Nigerian archaeologists to revive the nation’s rock arts as they began exploration of various rock arts in Nigeria.

Tambuwal appoints Abdulrazak Shehu as Sokoto Assembly Clerk

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has approved the appointment of Abdulrazak Shehu as the substantive Clerk to the state House of Assembly.

ABU confirms abduction of 3 students, says ‘we’re working to secure their release’

Management of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria has confirmed that, three of its final year students from the Faculty of Law were kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway.

3 ABU students among 7 persons kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna road

Three final-year Law students of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria were reportedly among the seven persons kidnapped along Abuja – Kaduna, on Tuesday evening.

Zamfara plans to computerise operations of LG service commission

Dr Malami Aliyu-‘Yandoto, the Chairman, Zamfara State Local Government Service Commission on Tuesday says efforts are on to computerise the operation of the commission.

Buhari inaugurates ABU’s Centre of Excellence, says ‘my administration has invested N1.3trn on education’

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has so far invested about N1.3trn towards the development of the education sector in the past four years, excluding funds spent on overhead and personnel.

CBN donates ‘Centre of Excellence’ worth N7bn to ABU

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Thursday donated buildings named ‘CBN Centre of Excellence’ worth seven billion naira to Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria.

NHIS marks 20th anniversary, unveils new Executive Secretary

As the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, observes its 20th anniversary, the scheme on Friday in Abuja unveiled the profile of the newly appointed Executive Secretary, Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo.

First Lady advocates more funding for TB control

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, advocates more funding from government and partners to bridge the gap for Tuberculosis, TB, control toward tackling the disease as public health challenge in Nigeria.

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