U.I Appoints Professor Ekanola As New Acting VC

The Senate of the University of Ibadan has elected Prof. Adebola Babatunde Ekanola the new Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university. The Director of Public Communication in the university, Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the development on Monday. The election followed a directive from the Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission to the institution after the tenure of the outgoing vice-chancellor, Idowu Olayinka, ended on Monday. The candidates, the Senate members nominated for the election, were: Babatunde Ekanola (current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics), Olanike Adeyemo (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Innovation and Strategic Partnerships),…

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“We Are At The Mercy Of Terrorists”- Lai Muhammad

The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed on Monday reacted to issues of insecurity and the latest killing of farmers in Borno State. Speaking during a courtesy visit to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, the minister described the killings in Borno as an unfortunate event, also noting that the Federal Government won’t stop protecting the lives of Nigerians. “When people talk about terrorism, they don’t seem to appreciate that fact that terrorism is not a local but a global issue and there is no part of the…

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Garba Shehu: The Borno Farmers Did Not Receive Military Clearance To Be On Farm

On Monday, Garba Shehu stated on BBC that the 43 farmers that were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday did not have military clearance to be on the rice farms when the attack happened. Shehu told BBC that though the military is in “full control” of all parts of Borno, the farmers and residents ought to get clearance before visiting certain areas. He said although he was not blaming the victims for the incident, the truth must be said. “The government is sad that this tragic incident has happened. 43 or…

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PHOTONEWS: Ilana Omo Oodua And YPF Host A Free One Week Training On Robotics And Solar Technology

Emeritus Professor (Senator) Banji Akintoye led Ilana Omo Oduduwa and Yoruba Professionals Foundation (YPF) is currently hosting a free one week training on Robotics and Solar Technology ongoing in Lagos. TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Smart Home Systems 2. Motion Detection Solutions 3. Intruction Alarm System 4. Automated Entrance Solutions 5. Electronic Fencing 6. Finger Print Control/Doors 7. Solar Inverter and Installation 8. Business Development and Customers Service Relations Photo Credit: The Elite Creative Solutions

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Ebonyi Police Warn Motorcycles Agaisnt Operating Beyond 7pm

The Police Command in Ebonyi has warned motorists against the abuse and illegal use of sirens and vehicles with tinted glass in the state. The command also warned against covering of vehicles number plates by unauthorised persons. In a statement by DSP Loveth Obianuju, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), on Monday said the ban on indiscriminate use of these items was still in force, also stating that the curfew for the operation of motorcycles beyond 7pm is still in force. “The police operatives have been given the onerous responsibility…

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Troops Kill 5 Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Ammunition

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno. A statement on Sunday by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko said troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru-Ngala on Friday, engaged and killed two insurgents at Garal village and Bulankesa community, also Operation Fire Ball, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole,had continued to clear terrorists from their identified enclaves in…

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Ndume Appreciates Jonathan: You Will Never Know What You Have Until You Lose It

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, says he used to criticise ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when he was in power, but now, he appreciates him more. The Borno Senator said other people who were skeptical about the ex-president’s behaviour have also realised how great he is, adding that many Nigerians don’t value what they have until they lose it. “For this country, I think Nigerians know that they don’t value what they have until they lose that thing. We thank God for your life and you have changed the political…

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Power Outage As National Electricity Grid Collapses

The national electricity grid has collapsed, leading to power outage across the country, two of the power distribution companies in the country, Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company, announced the national grid collapse on Sunday afternoon. Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communication of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution PLC, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday. “Dear Esteemed Customers, we regret to inform you that the loss of power supply in our franchise — Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states — is as a result of the collapse…

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Yobe State Governor Spends Four Days In A Month In Yobe

Governor Mai Mala Buni has fired back at his critics who have accused him of being largely absent from the state since he took over as the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking in an interview with the BBC, the governor said he carries out his duties effectively even when he is not in the state. Buni added that he has spent at least three days in a month in the state. “On the issue of staying, there is no way I can spend a month without spending three or…

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Zulum Attends Mass Burial Of Murdered 43 Farmers

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum on Sunday morning led kinsmen and other residents at Zabarmari for the funeral of 43 farmers killed by the Boko Haram terrorist. Residents told Zulum during his visit that the death toll has yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 corpses were buried, but others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident. Nobody can tell you the exact number of people killed. Some of the victims are still missing,” A resident said. Speaking to the villagers,…

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