Ikyaan promises to establish 3 new specialized universities for Benue

Ahead of the March 9, 2019 Gubernatorial Elections, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Governorship candidate in Benue State, Rev. Frederick Ikyaan, has promised to establish three new specialized universities to address the peculiar and critical needs of the state if elected into office. In a statement issued in Makurdi on Thursday, the Chairman Ikyaan Gubernatorial…

Ghana deports 723 Nigerians

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019. Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the Comptroller-General of GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, with report obtained by the News…

CODER accredited by INEC to monitor 2019 Elections

By JACOB KUBEKA, Abuja The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections. To fulfil its mandate, CODER has trained 380 Field Observers and deployed them to their assigned states since Thursday, February…

UniAbuja resumes 2018/2019 academic session on March 4

The management of University of Abuja(UniAbuja), says the institution will resume the 2018/2019 academic session on March 4. The school through its official portal, asked fresh students to commence registration on March 4, returning students will begin their registration on March 11, while registration will close on April 26. Meanwhile, parents who spoke to the…

24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe

The bodies of 24 gold miners have been recovered from a flooded mine in Zimbabwe, and rescuers have pulled out eight survivors who had been trapped underground, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported. Authorities said the accident happened after shafts and underground tunnels where the illegal miners were working became flooded by water from a burst…

TETFund partners US to scale up scholarship programme

By MBAFAN ADE, Abuja The United States, through its Embassy in Abuja and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), have renewed efforts to strengthen their already existing relationship through partnership aimed at building capacity of Academics in Nigerian universities. To this end, the Cultural Affairs Officer of the United States in Nigeria, Mr. Sterling Tilley,…

Elections: INEC reverses decision, says political parties can resume campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed it earlier decision as it approved that campaigns by parties and candidates could resume ahead of the national elections scheduled for Saturday. The commission in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, said…

EU provides €45m support for smallholder agri-businesses in Nigeria, other African countries

The European Union (EU) has provided 45 million euros to support smallholder agri-businesses in rural area in Nigeria and other African countries. The EU disclosed this in a press  statement on Monday. It quoted the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, as saying this during the inauguration of the support fund in…

Buhari, Osinbajo, APC governors meet over election postponement

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over an emergency meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those in attendance included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Others at…