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Prof. Ademola Tayo, the Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University says the institution has put together a team of researchers to find treatment for the raging coronavirus pandemic. The Vice-Chancellor disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by Mr Joshua Suleiman, the Director of Marketing and Communication of the university to the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to the vice-chancellor, the team has submitted research proposals on COVID-19 to relevant government institutions for sponsorship and is...

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The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) says about 643 of its workers had benefited from the COVID-19 palliatives being distributed by the Kwara Government. According to the institution’s bulletin issued on Monday, no fewer than 643 Departmental Staff have received food items donated by the state government as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic. The university said that the food items, which included 200 bags of 5kg rice, 100 bags...

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The current spate of the pandemic ravaging the global community has kept world leaders and organizations on edge to find a possible cure. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, schools, religious places of worship, markets and other places of gathering were shut down so as to curb the transmission and spread of the virus. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, records, 191 countries implemented countrywide closure of educational institutions and over...

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the Council made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Friday. He said a letter dated May 15, 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which was for an initial tenure of five...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council. Also, Four Management Staff of the Council were dismissed from Service for various offenses. Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the Council made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. He said Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007)...

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Former United States’ President, Barack Obama urged graduating students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be in charge as they step into the real world. He added that if they want to see real change, it won’t come from current leaders. Obama spoke at the virtual commencement speech on Saturday to the HBCU students. Obama stated that the coronavirus pandemic has “more than anything … fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea...

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OWERRI — The Imo Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, on Saturday announced his adminstration’s plan to reposition the Imo State University (IMSU) for academic excellence. Uzodinma who made the announcement while receiving a report from the institution’s visitation panel in Owerri, said that the state was poised to take the university to a competitive and admirable height. “It is either IMSU becomes a university or never. We will exhaust all extant rules to reposition the tertiary institution for...

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NNEWI – As part of its strategic efforts towards containing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH )management through the Taskforce on COVID-19 has mounted training and workshop on the prevention, control and case management of the pandemic for 400 selected members of staff. The training which held from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th may, 2021 involved all cadres of staff starting from the doctors, nurses to the...

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has released details of how the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program scheduled to begin on 14th May will be executed first in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun before other states. Following President Buhari’s directive to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to continue the school feeding programme, the ministry said it developed a programme to distribute take-home rations to the households of the children already on the...

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The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola on Monday, urged the Federal Government against waiting till all towns and villages in the country are free from COVID-19 before reopening schools. According to him, “only the Almighty God Himself can determine when the current coronavirus pandemic will be eradicated globally,” In a statement, the ABUAD founder stated that schools nationwide were suddenly closed down by the government on March 23 when some pupils...