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The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that seeks to protect students, especially the females from all forms of sexual harassment on campus. The bill was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege who represents Delta central senatorial district. Titled, “a bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment of students in […]

The U.S. Government has said that foreign students will not be allowed to remain in the country if their institutions move classes fully online. In a statement on Monday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said affected students would face “immigration consequences”, including deportation, if they failed to comply. It, however, gave those concerned […]

Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, has asked Nigerians to report any Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) worker or Ministry of Health personnel that demands payment before COVID-19 test is carried out in the country. There have been reports circulating since last week that the Federal government charges as much as N50,000 for Covid-19 […]

The Federal Government has announced that the decontamination of schools against the spread of COVID-19 in preparation for the resumption of class activities will begin on Tuesday, July 7 The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, disclosed this in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Mahmood also assured that it had […]

The Commonwealth Foundation today announces the regional winners of the world’s most global literary prize. Nigerian author Innocent Chizaram Ilo has won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Africa) for the story, ‘When a Woman Renounces Motherhood’.  The 23-year old, Lagos-based author, beat off competition from a strong field of shortlisted entrants   including fellow […]

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the reconstitution of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF).  A statement signed on behalf of the Governor by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile explained that the new board appointments, which take immediate effect were necessitated by […]

MTN Foundation has commenced calls for application for its annual scholarship schemes – Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (STSS) and Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (SSBS). The call for application commenced June 15, 2020 and open to students in accredited public tertiary institutions (universities, colleges of technology and polytechnics) across Nigeria.  Application for STSS is open to […]

Multi-award-winning Nigerian Afro-fusion musician, Burna Boy, has once again been nominated for the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. This is an award which celebrates creative expression and black excellence across music, film, television, sports, and philanthropy. Burna Boy won the Best International Act category at the 2019 BET Awards, and his mom and manager, […]

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the sudden death of Sen. Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, who passed away on Monday at the age of 64. Osinowo, who died after a brief illness, was representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly. Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed […]

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