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Dr Wale Babalakin

UNILAG Crisis: Real reason we removed Ogundipe as VC – Babalakin

Wale Babalakin defended the removal of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice-chancellor of UNILAG.

University of Lagos (UNILAG). [Photo credit: Students Nigeria]

UNILAG acting VC speaks on crisis

On Wednesday, the university governing council controversially removed the erstwhile vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich [PHOTO: TW: @FCBayern]

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (LIVE UPDATES): German, Spanish rivalry reignited

This is the penultimate quarterfinal game of the Champions League

Former Head of State, Sani Abacha

Nigeria to recover €5.5 million Abacha loot from Ireland

The money had been frozen in a Dublin-based bank account by Ireland’s anti-graft agency, Criminal Assets Bureau, in 2014.

NJC recommends 22 judges to Buhari for appointment to Supreme Court, others

The National Judicial Council has recommended 22 judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment to the Supreme Court and other courts.

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

UPDATE: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 27.1% – NBS

The new rate is an increase from the 23.1% unemployment rate recorded in the third quarter of 2018, the last of such report.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor. University of Lagos UNILAG [NAN]

UNILAG Crisis: Ogundipe moves to challenge ‘removal’ in court

The UNILAG Senate and its staff unions also declared support for Mr Ogundipe.

Lai Mohammed and NBCLai Mohammed and NBC

Hate Speech: Nigerians tackle NBC, Minister over new code, fine on radio station

The government’s decision to fine Nigeria Info 99.3FM N5 million over an interview has outraged Nigerians.

COVID 19: An Infograph showing latest coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s coronavirus infections exceed 48,000

Ten deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of fatalities so far to 966.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

Broadcasting Code: NBC Board disagrees with Lai Mohammed, says Minister acted alone

Many Nigerians view the new code as a backdoor attempt to clamp down on free speech, dissent and the media.

Director-General of NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION (NBC), Prof Armstrong Idachaba

NBC fines radio station N5m for ‘hate speech’

A former presidential aspirant, Obadiah Mailafia, had, while speaking on the station alleged that a northern state governor is a commander of the terror group, Boko Haram.

Coronavirus

Beyond Numbers (2): Profiling Nigerians who died from COVID-19 Outside the Country

But while figures of fatalities are piling in the homeland thus far, there is no official count of Nigerians in foreign countries dying of COVID-19 complications.

UNILAG

UNILAG Crisis: Council names acting VC as ASUU condemns Ogundipe’s ‘removal’

Mr Ogundipe fired back, saying his “purported removal” was a “mischievous disinformation” as “the extant provisions of the law have not been complied with.”

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Lekan Adegbite. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official web page of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development || www.minesandsteel.gov.ng]

FG to slash allocations to states involved in double taxation of mining companies

Federal government says multiple taxation is discouraging investment in Nigerian mining sector.

Suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Again Magu writes Salami’s Panel, criticises secret proceedings, faults processes

Ibrahim Magu says presidential investigative panel violates the provisions of the Tribunals of Inquiry Act (Cap T21, LFN, 2004) in its proceedings.

COVID 19: An Infograph showing latest coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 453 new cases, zero deaths on Wednesday

Nigeria has continued to report less than 500 daily coronavirus infections for about two weeks.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe [Credit: UNILAG website]

UNILAG Crisis: What the law says on removal of vice-chancellor

A professor who attended the Governing Council meeting faulted the Vice-Chancellor’s sack.

Oil pipelines used to illustrate the story.

Experts proffer solutions to Nigeria’s oil industry challenges

“We have spent too much time being dependent on the government,” an economist said.

Nigerian music star, Darey Art Alade. [PHOTO CREDIT: Darey]

After five-year-hiatus, Darey returns with new single ‘Jah Guide Me’

The singer said he would be releasing the Pheelz-produced single on Thursday.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe [Credit: UNILAG website]

I remain UNILAG VC — Ogundipe

Mr Ogundipe described the announcement by the UNILAG governing council as mischievous and a figment of the imagination of the council.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Vice Chancellor. University of Lagos UNILAG [NAN]

UNILAG governing council removes Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was accused of financial impropriety and gross misconduct.

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

No money was deposited into account of pastor linked to Magu – FCMB

“We feel it is in the public interest to state emphatically that there was no transfer of N573m into this account, mistakenly or otherwise.”

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s Hate Speech fine raises fear of licensed intimidation of dissent

The Nigerian government increased the fine for hate speech 10 times to five million Naira in the reviewed National Broadcasting code, drawing widespread criticism.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

INEC to conduct six senatorial bye-elections, others on October 31

Political parties will conduct their primaries to nominate candidates for the elections between August 24 and September 8.

JAMB Colloquium

Five takeaways from Virtual Colloquium on contentious COVID-19 measures

One contentious issue that generated heated debate and pitched government officials and health experts against each other is the use of body disinfectants.