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STUDY LINKS POLLUTION TO MILLIONS OF DEATHS WORLDWIDE

Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study. Almost all pollution-related deaths – around 92 percent – are in poor or middle-income countries, the research found. In rapidly industrialising countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar, pollution...

AGRICULTURE MINISTER SEEKS COLLABORATION BETWEEN AGRIC VARSITIES AND MINISTRY

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh on Thursday called for increased collaborations between Universities of Agriculture(UAs) and relevant agencies of the government as part of efforts to boost agriculture in Nigeria. Ogbeh made the call in Abeokuta while delivering a lecture organised as part of activities for the 23rd, 24th and 25th...

NIGERIAN ARTIST TO PAINT EX-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Former U.S president Barack Obama, has picked Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley, to paint his official presidential portrait. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery while making the announcement said Wiley is an exciting choice for the presidential portrait. Wiley, a hip-hop portraitist is known for lush, larger-than-life portraits that overlay black street culture with European classical motifs. The New York-based...

LAUTECH ASUU CONDITIONALLY CALLS OFF STRIKE

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, has called off its four months old strike. Academic activities are expected to resume on Monday, 23 October 2017. The industrial action rocking the the institution started in June 2016 and in between briefly called off before resuming again. The...

MONKEYPOX: PARENTS WITHDRAW CHILDREN FROM SCHOOLS IN RIVERS

There was panic and confusion in primary and secondary schools in Port Harcourt this morning when parents and guardians stormed the schools to withdraw their children following rumours that the Nigerian Army plans to forcefully inject the children with Monkeypox virus. All the public primary schools in Rumuosi, Okoro-Nu-Odo, Elekenia, Diobu, Igwuruta and others were...

100 NIGERIAN STUDENTS FACE DEPORTATION IN UK OVER DEBTS

More than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately, according to The Telegraph of London. The students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled with debts of up to...

NEW DEVELOPMENT APPROACH WILL ERADICATE POVERTY – TONY ELUMELE

Economist and entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu says the time has come to implement a new development model that would help eradicate poverty in Africa. He also noted that it is fundamental to help the youth see themselves as the change Africa is looking for and encourage them to lead the campaign against poverty in the continent. This and...

OSINBAJO PROPOSES PPP IN VARSITY FUNDING

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday night in Lagos declared that the government cannot support the universities as they want or even to keep them at their current levels. He made the remark at the “2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Celebration of UNILAG at 55’’ organized by the Alumni Association of the University of Lagos...

NNPC, BAYERO VARSITY TO COLLABORATE ON EXPLORATION IN FRONTIER BASINS

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Bayero University, Kano (BUK) on Friday pledged to partner in the ongoing exploratory activities in the frontier basins across the country. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, made this known when the Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Prof. Muhammad Bello, visited him at the Corporation’s headquarters...

OVER 200 UNILAG LAW STUDENTS BARRED FROM EXAMINATION OVER CLASS ATTENDANCE

Over two hundred University of Lagos Law students have been barred from writing the ongoing semester examination for allegedly failing to meet up to the compulsory 65% of their course attendance. Some of the affected students lamented that the rule was sprang upon them without prior notice, adding that the University’s enforcement of the rule...

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