Month: January 2020

S.exual Harassment: Kaduna Poly termines HoD’s appointment

The management of Kaduna Polytechnic has terminated the appointment of a former Head of Department, Civil Engineering, Engr. Danjuma Alhassan over allegation of sexual harassment of a female student of the institution. The Governing Council of the institution had at its 91st regular meeting held on 30th January, 2020, approved the termination of the lecturer’s …

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Lassa Fever: Anambra registers first case, quarantines patient at FETHA, Ebonyi

A student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Unizik, in Anambra State, has been confirmed the first lassa fever patient in the state. GCFRNG learnt that the state Emergency Response team moved the patient to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state for quarantining to ensure decontamination. The Lassa fever case from Unizik was confirmed on Friday at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu …

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NUC approves five Masters, PhD programmes for Caleb University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of Masters and Doctorate degree programmes in five departments of the Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, effective 2019/2020 academic session. Dr Elvis Otobo, the university`s spokesman, made the disclosure in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. He said the …

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NECO seeks DSS’ help to tackle exam malpractice

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja   NATIONAL Examinations Council (NECO) has sought the help of the Department of State Services (DSS) to check malpractices during the conduct of its examination. NECO’s Governing Board Chairman Dr. Abubakar Saddique made the request when he led the Acting Registrar of the council, Abubakar Gana, and other management team on a …

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200-level UNICAL student suspended for allegedly smoking Indian hemp

A 200-level student of the University of Calabar, (UNICAL) has been suspended by the Management of the Institution for being in possession of Indian hemp, also referred to as weed. In a letter signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu, on the 17th of January, 2020, the suspect Uzoagba Chinaemerem in the Department of …

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Coronavirus: Vietnam to stop issuing visa to Chinese tourists

Vietnam will stop issuing visas for Chinese tourists, the government said on Thursday, after the Southeast Asian country detected three new cases of coronavirus. “Cross-border trade between Vietnam and China is not encouraged at the moment. “The outbreak is spreading rapidly, and in a serious manner,” the government said in a statement. According to Vietnamese …

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2m children to die of pneumonia in Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says two million children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years. A statement by UNICEF through its Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Specialist, Malam Rabiu Musa, said that malnutrition, air pollution and lack of access to vaccines and antibiotics were among the drivers of preventable deaths …

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