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Oluwatoyin Ogundipe [Credit: UNILAG website]

Committee of Vice-Chancellors condemns ‘removal’ of Unilag VC

The committee also condemned the appointment of an acting vice chancellor for the university outside the university’s three deputy Vice-Chancellors.

Advisory council wades into crisis rocking Nigerian writers union

The ‘council of elders’ explain why they are backing one of the factions.

FILE: L-R: Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos State, Elder Israel Akinadewo; Chairman, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola and Vice Chairman, CAN Lagos State, Rev. Emmanuel Oguntoshin during a press briefing by CAN at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Insecurity: CAN declares August 23 day of intercessory prayer

CAN says it called the intercessory prayer to tell God in one accord to have His way and do His will in Nigeria.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport

COVID-19: 175 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja from Uganda

NIDCOM says the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before they departed Uganda but will proceed on a 14-day self-isolation.

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Over 800 million children worldwide risk contracting COVID-19 — UNICEF

UNICEF says two in five schools worldwide lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Defence Headquarters says police and the Army are culpable in the incident

Al-Qaeda, ISIS infiltration: Nigeria not taking U.S. warning lightly – DHQ

U.S. had said Al-Qaeda and ISIS were looking to make an inroad into Southern Nigeria while Al-Qaeda had started penetrating the north-western part of the country.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International seeks reversal of death sentence on Kano singer

Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis, was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet of Islam in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

Voters ready to cast their ballot

Edo 2020: Breach of COVID-19 protocols, abusive actions, mar pre-election environment – New Report

The report was conducted through the network of stationary and roving observers from civil society organisations, media organisations and citizens groups.

Pangolin [PHOTO: National Geographic]

Federal Government partners Germany, UNODC to stop wildlife crime

In 2019, more than half of all seizures of pangolin scales worldwide could be traced back to Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Stop denying us weapons to fight terrorism – FG tells world powers

“Certain world powers have refused to even sell to us certain vital weapons,” Lai Mohammed said

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Unless you force out older leaders, you will not take leadership structure, Obasanjo tells African youth

Born on March 5, 1937, Mr Obasanjo is the first Nigerian to serve as a military head of state and a civilian president.

Executive Governor of Plateau state and chairman Northern governors forum, Simon Bako Lalong. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Lalong]

Boko Haram Commander: Northern governors demand probe into allegations

Mr Mailafia, a former presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), had alleged that “one of the Northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram group in Nigeria.”

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: Bashir Ahmad]

Buhari mourns ex-U.S. Ambassador, Walter Carrington

President Buhari said the story of the Nigerian democracy under the Fourth Republic will not complete without a mention of the heroic roles of the likes of Ambassador Carrington.

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Elephants almost extinct in Nigeria, conservationist laments

“There are less than 500 elephants remaining in Nigeria, so we should not allow our elephants to go extinct.”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli lawmakers reject bill to block another Netanyahu term

The motion was targeted at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is standing trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

The Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Mr Mahmod || @DrMuhdMahmood]

Nigeria developing plan to address effects of climate change – Minister

The Nigerian government is developing a “National Gender Action Plan and Planet Change,” Minister of Environment says.

Ishaq Akintola, director and founder of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) [Photo credit: Ishaq Akintola's Facebook page]

Again, MURIC denies link to terror group, demands apology from peddler of ‘fake news’

MURIC said it identified a retired major of the Nigerian Army as the person behind the allegation against it.

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Edo 2020: Group berates APC, PDP over tension ahead of poll

CDD blames the activities of APC and PDP for the threat to the peaceful conduct of the governorship election.


Buhari commissions new police college in Nasarawa

Buhari says the college will help address the manpower needs of the newly created Police Mobile Force Squadrons across Nigeria

IPOB Protesters

Police arrest 67 IPOB members, native doctor for unlawful assembly

“It is believed that the group is planning an attack on security agencies with the aim of snatching weapons,” the police said

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russia recommends COVID-19 vaccine for people between 18 and 60 years

Russia earlier announced it registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, dubbed `Sputnik V’, set to be produced industrially.

Femi Gbajabiamila

NSIP probe has nothing to do with Osinbajo’s office – Reps

The House Committee on Public Procurement had, last week, summoned past and current officials involved in the budgetary execution of the social intervention programmes between the four-year period in review.

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My wife frequently beats me, divorce-seeking husband tells court

“Anytime we have minor misunderstanding, she gives me dirty slaps. In fact, she slapped me on Sunday Aug. 2, 10 days ago and tore my skin with her fingernails.”

Atiku Abubakar [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Abubakar on Facebook]

‘I shall continue to offer my shoulders for you all to climb,’ Atiku tells Nigerian Youth

Mr Abubakar reiterated his support for Nigerian youth, emphasizing their commitment and perseverance towards the attainment of a greater Nigeria.

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Again, UNILAG changes governing council meeting venue

The three-day meeting, which is expected to begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, had earlier been scheduled to take place at Fraiser Suites on Plot 294, Leventis Close, Central Business District, Abuja.