Month: June 2020

‘For Every Detected Case, Five Had Not Been Tested’ – PTF – GCFRNG

File: A patient who is suspected of suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus undergoes testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020. Audu MARTE / AFP   There are way more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) than had been submitted for testing, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, …

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Skin bleaching leaves women prone to cancer, kidney infection, infertility – Gynaecologist warns

Prof. Ernest Orji of the Department of Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, says women in the habit of bleaching their skins are prone to the cancer of the kidney and infertility. Orji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ile-Ife. According to him, …

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Don’t reopen schools now, ASUU President urges govt

By Agency Reporter The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, spoke with the with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun. According to him, the Federal Government …

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ASUU threatens to reject appointment, promotion through IPPIS

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday said any appointment and promotions carried out under the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) is illegal. The Union has been on strike over failure of the government to fulfill agreement reached with in relation to revitalization funding of varsities, earned …

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NANS to protest alleged victimisation of Poly student

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has resolved to converge in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, for it describes as “mother of all protest” against the continued victimisation of a member, Comrade Adegboye Olatunji, by the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. The protest slated for first week of July is tagged “National day of Action against …

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UNIABUJA secures NUC approval for 14 programmes

The University of Abuja has secured approval for 14 new programmes from the National Universities Commission. The university however failed to secure accreditation for its Computer Science programme. Ten of the fourteen programmes secured full accreditation while four have interim accreditation. Head, Information and University Relations at the University of Abuja, Dr Habib Yakoob, disclosed …

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NGO charts way forward for education POST-COVID

A Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Carisma4U, has revealed the importance of having strong science and engineering programmes in Africa for education to remain strong COVID-19. The NGO is working with the vision of Creating future readiness for 2,000,000 African students by 2030 to transform beneficiaries with STEM for future readiness and eradicating poverty. As part of the …

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