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Delta poly students protest N5,000 COVID-19 levy

Students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro are protesting against the N5, 000 COVID-19 fee imposed by the management. The Nation learnt the protest, which started about 7am, saw several students at the institution’s gate and blocking the main entrance of the school. The polytechnic had imposed a N5, 000 …

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Internet is closing literacy gap in Africa, says Google

Head, Google Brand and Reputation in Africa, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde has disclosed that increased literacy among youths and adults would enhance growth in the region. Aderemi-Makinde noted that literacy level presently in Africa is not equitable, inclusive and freely accessible to all due to a number of infrastructural and policy challenges, …

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Invest more in research, TETFund urges government

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has called on the Federal Government to increase its annual funding for research and development to $1 billion per annum. The agency noted that increasing domestic investment in research would fast-track development in the country. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, who made …

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Police rescue abducted lawyer Bisola

Bisola Ajayi The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has confirmed the rescue of the 25-year-old female lawyer, Bisola Ajayi, from her abductors. Mukan while briefing newsmen at the State Police Headquarters, Moscow road PortHarcourt on Thursday, disclosed that the victim was rescued by operatives of the Anti-Kidnap Unit …

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Redeemers varsity, others emerge WHO’s reference, research centres

As the search for solutions to COVID-19 continue, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) have selected Redeemer’s University African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), South Africa’s National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), and Kwazulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) as specialised continental reference …

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Don tasks varsities on specialized courses, emerging legal issues

A professor of Law and United Nations expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Obiora Okafor, has called on universities to develop specialised courses on new and emerging areas of international law that regulate debt relief, illicit financial flows, human rights, migration, and poverty amelioration among others. He also urged universities and stakeholders in the …

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Anambra youths lament ravaging gully erosion

Youths under the aegis of Anambra Youth Diaspora Initiative, C branch on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to urgently address the rising effects of gully erosion in Anambra. President of the group, Mr Augustine Udoba, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as …

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