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UNIBEN justifies attempt to impose N20,000 late registration fee on students – Nigerian Observer

Benin – The University of Benin (UNIBEN) said the growing worrisome trend of students’ late registration was reason for introduction of the N20,000 late registration fee. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Lilian Salami, made the assertion at a news conference on Friday in Benin. Salami explained that the behaviour amongst students had continued to […]

10 persons killed by stray cows in Bauchi community

No fewer than 10 people have been killed by cows in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This came as a result of the cow market sited in the community. Member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Mansur Manu Soro, made this known while briefing the state […]

Akwa Ibom aircraft damaged in airport accident

An aircraft belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government has been damaged in an accident at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, the state government said on Wednesday. According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom, Ini Ememobong, the aircraft – a Bombardier Global 5000 – was hit by another aircraft […]

Edo reads riot act to operators of unapproved private schools, lecture centres – Edo State Government

…sets up taskforce, to prosecute promoters The Edo State Government has warned against operating private schools and lecture centres without approval from the State Ministry of Education, noting that operators of such centres risk prosecution. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., decried the activities of some private individuals and organizations, […]

NAFDAC warns Nigerians against storing food in chemical containers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians against storing food in containers formerly used for chemical products. The Director General of NAFDAC, Christianah Adeyeye, gave the warning on Thursday during a sensitisation campaign in Onitsha, Anambra. Mrs Adeyeye, who was represented by Ngozi Onuora, the director of Chemical Evaluation […]

FUTA has justified its establishment 40 years after – VC –

The vice chancellor, Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Professor Joseph Fuwape, has said that the university has justified the reason for its establishment – which is to promote science and technology education in Nigeria and contribute to the country’s scientific and technological advancement. Professor Fuwape made the assertion during the press conference heralding the […]

Edo reads riot act to operators of unapproved private schools, lecture centres …sets up taskforce, to prosecute promoters – Nigerian Observer

The Edo State Government has warned against operating private schools and lecture centres without approval from the State Ministry of Education, noting that operators of such centres risk prosecution. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., decried the activities of some private individuals and organizations, who operate educational centres with substandard […]

Edo confirms death of three more unvaccinated persons, as infection soars, mortality climbs to 57 – Nigerian Observer

Edo State has confirmed the death of three more persons who were not inoculated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, amid ramped up efforts by the government to vaccinate more citizens to protect them and achieve herd immunity against the deadly virus. The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual […]

IOM launches Another Community Based Reintegration project in Edo – Nigerian Observer

BENIN CITY – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) yesterday in Benin City, Edo State launched a Community-Based Reintegration (CBR) project. The project was, “Promoting Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods for Returned Migrants and Unemployed Youths through Commmunity-Based Reintegration.” IOM Chief of Mission, Franz Celestin who was represented by the Programme Manager, Mr. Abram Tamrat said […]

do earmarks 91 roads for repairs in phased rehabilitation exercise across three senatorial districts – Nigerian Observer

The Edo State Government has earmarked 91 roads for repairs and rehabilitation across the three senatorial districts of the state, noting that work will commence in earnest as the rains recede. In a statement, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ferguson Enabulele, said the roads penciled down for rehabilitation are located in Edo South, Edo Central […]

Southern governors back VAT collection by states

Governors of the southern states of Nigeria have expressed their support for the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) by state governments. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State disclosed this while reading a communique at the end of a meeting of the governors on Thursday in Enugu. Mr Akeredolu said the governors resolved and affirmed […]

Southern Nigeria governors in closed-door meeting in Enugu

The governors of states in Southern Nigeria are currently in a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, newsmen report. Southern Nigeria is made up of 17 states in three geopolitical zones of the country; namely, South-East, South-South and South-West. As at the time of filing this report, nine governors and seven deputy governors had […]

New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process | The Guardian Nigeria News

South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he encouraged parties to build on these gains in efforts to overcome significant political and security headwinds. NEW YORK, USA, September 16, […]

NITDA to collaborate with police on NPDR enforcement

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), expressed willingness to collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that public and private organizations comply with the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), to protect citizens’ personal information, tackle the menace of cybercrimes, and encourage safer use of Internet amongst individuals, public, and private organisations in the […]

Federal Capital Territory NBA Chairman is dead –

The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau, is dead. The Branch confirmed the development in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Ikemefuna Onyeka, on Wednesday. According to the statement, Shekarau died in the early hours of Wednesday during a brief illness. The statement said: “The […]

UNILORIN, UNIBEN, UNIMAID among universities that admitted most students in 2020

Ten Nigerian universities alone accounted for one-fifth of the students admitted into Nigerian tertiary institutions last year, data from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shown. Of the 551,553 students admitted into Nigerian universities as of August, 101,034 students gained admission into these 10 universities, according to the admission data released by JAMB. […]

COVID-19 infection in Edo rises to 1098, mortalities hit 54, as govt urges vaccination – Nigerian Observer

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has intensified the vaccination of citizens across the state’s 18 local government areas, urging those who have been inoculated to get vaccinated in order to remain healthy and protected against the deadly virus. The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting […]

Edo enforces ‘no proof of vaccination, no entry’ in govt offices …insists on compliance with non-pharmaceutical interventions – Nigerian Observer

BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government, in the early hours of Wednesday, deployed special teams to various government-owned facilities across the state to enforce the restriction on access to large public gatherings for persons without evidence of COVID-19 vaccination. The enforcement was monitored by the Edo COVID-19 Enforcement Team, headed by Mr. Yusuf Haruna, […]

Residents lament, appeals to Gov Obaseki to fastrack electricity project in Orhionmwon – Nigerian Observer

Abudu – Residents of Abudu and adjoining communities in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state have continued to express disappointment over lack of electricity, as they rely heavily on fuel (gasoline) to power their generating sets. The residents, some of who are business owners lamented that their dependent on generator for power has adversely […]

BTS Recieves Diplomatic Passports For UN Session — Guardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and BTS at a ceremony marking the appointment of the K-pop septet as special envoys, in Seoul on Sept. 14. (Yonhap/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) K-pop sensation BTS have been granted diplomatic passports ahead of the United Nations General Assembly as they embark on their new roles as presidential special envoys, South Korea’s presidential […]