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Nigeria wins seven awards at New York varsity

June 5, 2012 by Agency Reporter A Nigerian graduate at the Lehman College, the City University of New York, Mr. Olu Onemola, has received seven awards at the university’s 2012 graduation ceremony. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that he received the awards during the graduation ceremony held on Saturday in New York. Olu is […]

Don’t rename UNILAG after Abiola – Mimiko

The Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Prof. Olufemi Mimiko, has said that the Federal Government erred by renaming the University of Lagos after the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola.  Mimiko, a professor of Political Science, however, noted that immortalising the late politician by the Federal Government […]

Falconets to face Brazil, Italy

June 5, 2012 by Kazeem Busari 5 Comments The Falconets have been drawn in Group B and will face Brazil, Italy and Korea Republic in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup holding in Japan from August 19 to September 8. Nigeria were surprise finalists at the last edition in 2010 but lost to hosts Germany […]

Police uncover bomb in UNIJOS

The police in Plateau State on Monday confirmed that two bombs were discovered in the premises of a hostel at the University of Jos on Sunday. The Police Commissioner, Mr Emmanuel Ayeni, said the officers were able to detonate one of the bombs while the second exploded, injuring no person. He said, “When my officers […]

Umar, General who cheated death

  Before he appeared at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja on Monday, many people had thought that the Chairman of Emergency Plan Implementation Committee of the Ministry of Defence HIV and AIDS Programme, Major General Tahir Umar, was dead. Actually, Umar bought the ticket for the Dana Airlines plane that crashed in Lagos on Sunday, but […]

Juju scare rocks Ekiti teachers’ assessment test

By GBENGA ARIYIBI ADO-EKITI—Teachers in Ekiti State, yesterday, dared  the state government, as none of the 16,000 teachers in the employment of the state government showed up for the controversial compulsory test. The government had issued a statement, via a state-owed radio, warning the teachers not to test its power by refusing to participate in […]

Fire outbreak averted at Redeemer’s University

Lagos – What would  have being a major fire disaster was on Tuesday averted at the Redeemer’s  University on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The fire which happened at about 7:00 a.m in one of the hostel rooms in Queen Esther Hall was caused by a spark from an air-conditioner. As a result, there was apprehension among […]

UNILAG to MAULAG: Students sue President over name-change

By BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE LAGOS — Some students of University of Lagos, UNILAG, now, Moshood Abiola University, have asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to declare that the power to change or amend the name of University of Lagos being a body corporate, having perpetual succession with common seal as provided under the University […]

EFCC arraigns Sylva for N6.46 billion fraud

Abuja -The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Timipre Sylva, ex-governor of Bayelsa at the  Federal High Court in Abuja. Sylva is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.46 billion state funds. The anti-graft agency had in a suit number HC/ABJ/CR/23/2012, claimed that Sylva and others now at large and committed the […]

Senate orders suspension of Dana Airlines operations

Abuja – The Senate has ordered Dana Airlines to suspend its operations pending the conclusion of its investigation into Sunday’s air crash. The Senate also directed the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren, to step aside until all investigations into the air crash had been completed. The resolution followed a […]

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