FG, ASUU resolve to set up 7-man committee to actualize 2009 agreement

The Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have resolved to set up seven-man committee to work out modalities for the actualization of its 2009 agreement. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this at an

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Herdsmen attack Plateau community, kill 15

Unconfirmed reports today say at least 16 persons have been killed in an early morning raid in Ncha village of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. Locals say the attack which left scores injured was carried by herders in

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Boko Haram kills eight farmers in Maiduguri

Boko Haram jihadists killed eight people in a series of raids on farming communities in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia members and local residents told AFP on Friday. The attacks were carried out by gunmen travelling in pick-up trucks and on

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Japan to face North Korea amid nuclear tensions

Japan will host North Korea in a politically charged East Asian championship opener on December 9, Japanese football officials said Friday. The Tokyo clash comes against the backdrop of North Korea’s recent nuclear test and a string of  missile tests

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Court remands Boko Haram computer analysts, herbalist in prison

A Lokoja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Friday remanded in prison custody two alleged Boko Haram computer specialists, and a herbalist The trio, Abdullahi Habib Audu, Bashiru Yahaya and their medicine man, Ahmed Momoh, were arraigned for belonging to the terrorist

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Kadpoly ASUP begins indefinite strike

Kaduna Polytechnic branch of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, on Friday commenced an indefinite strike over welfare issues and decayed infrastructure. Publicity Secretary of the chapter, Abbas Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview that the action

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Oil price rises to $55 as Saudi cut supply, hurricane damages refineries

Oil-markets on Friday saw  Brent crude supported by  Saudi Arabia hoping to cut October supplies, while United States crude was curbed by refinery-outages due to Hurricane-Harvey damages, which dented demand. Focus was shifting to three other hurricanes that are currently

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We warned Buhari not to appoint Alhassan – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State says President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Aisha Alhassan as a minister despite complaints by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress. El-Rufai lambasted the Minister of Women Affairs for being disloyal to the President, adding

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JAMB direct entry to close on September 15

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will close the Direct Entry e-Registration portal on Sept.15. Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Media and Information of the board, said this in an interview with the News Agency of

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LASU sacks 17 staff, demotes two others over misconduct

The Lagos State University has dismissed 15 academic Staff and two non-academic staff for different acts of misconduct. The school’s governing council also demoted one academic staff and one non-academic staff. A statement on Friday by LASU’s Acting Head, Centre

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