Daily Archives: November 20, 2020

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for Covid-19

By Our Correspondent Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesman told NBC News on Friday. “Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is …

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The war on insecurity

Igboeli Arinze   This nation since 2009 has been at war with a ragtag army of terrorists who have launched a guerrilla like war against the Nigerian nation. Unlike conventional warfare, this war has targeted the Nigerian military and civilians alike sparing none of the two, Boko Haram has taken …

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Wole Olanipekun in the eye of history

Abiodun Komolafe   In times past, few among Nigeria’s founding fathers recognized the pivotal role of education and the place of enlightenment in the order of a society. However, not only did those who did embrace the idea with passion, they were also quick to recognize that  knowledge  acquisition  comes  at  a  price, which  …

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ASUU condemns attempt to use military to conduct exams in ESUT

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nsukka Zone, has condemned alleged attempt by Prof Charles Eze, the Vice chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), to use military to conduct examinations in the institution. Some universities under Nsukka Zone include: Benue State university (BSU), Enugu state …

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Claims of our governors defecting to APC untrue — PDP

By Dirisu Yakubu – Abuja Against the backdrop of claims that some of its governors are bent on joining the fold of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Friday, described such claims as false, saying there is nothing attractive in the APC. Spokesman of the …

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No plan to ban tricycle, motorcycle operations in Asaba ― Delta govt

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Delta Government on Friday said it was not planning to ban commercial tricycle (Keke) and motorcycle (Okada) operations in Asaba. Mrs Joan Mrakpor, Director-General, Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, said this while briefing newsmen in Asaba. Mrakpor said the state government would checkmate the operators’ excesses. …

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NNPC promises to declare dividends in spite of COVID-19

Mr Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says he is optimistic that the corporation will declare dividends in 2020 in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kyari spoke at an interactive session with the National …

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Oyo, Osun cancel joint ownership of LAUTECH

The governments of Oyo and Osun states have agreed to sever their joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). Also affected is the Ladoke Akintola College of Health. Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun agreed that LAUTECH be ceded to Oyo State …

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