Summer school on Oceanography kicks off in Nigeria

The first Costal Ocean Environment Summer School in Nigeria (COESSIN) has begun in the country, according to reports. At the summer school’s opening ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, tasked stakeholders in the field of Marine and Ocean Studies with conducting additional research. Professor Ogundipe, who was represented by UNILAG’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics …

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Abiodun reiterates commitment to payment of pensions arrears in Ogun

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, assured pensioners in the state over the weekend that pension payments would always be prioritised within the available resources. “As a follow-up to the promise made in 2021 to pay at least N500 million quarterly out of the outstanding gratuities owed by the previous administration since 2011, we have been paying as and when …

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Cryptocurrency trader jailed for allegedly stealing N18.4m

Shola Henry, a cryptocurrency trader who was charged with seven counts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been found guilty. According to reports, the anti-graft agency filed an amended seven-count charge against the defendant for stealing and obtaining money from his clients under false pretences. Reading Henry’s charges before an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday, August …

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2023: Concerns in PDP as Wike invites APC Governor to inaugurate State Project

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has invited Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu to the inauguration of the recently completed Orochiri-Worukwo (Waterline Junction) flyover in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The invitation comes amid a schism within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate for 2023. Both men had a falling out after Atiku …

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Breaking: Court sentences Uduak Akpan to death over murder of Iniubong Umoren

On Thursday, the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo sentenced Uduak Frank Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of Iniubong Umoren. According to reports, the court discharged and acquitted the killer’s father, Frank Akpan, and sister, Bassey Anwan. Umoren’s case drew a lot of attention from Nigerians, particularly on social media. Late Iniubong Umoren, a Philosophy graduate …

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2023: We are expecting over 25% votes from South-East – APC Chairman, Abdullahi

Adamu Abdullahi, Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated that his party expects to receive more than 25% of votes from the South-East. Abdullahi made the remark while launching an eight-member Abia State Reconciliation Committee led by Senator Chris Adighije. He urged the zone’s leaders to put aside their differences and work for the party’s victory in …

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2023: Ex-PDP National Chairman opens up on defecting to APC

As the 2023 election approaches, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Kwara State, has stated that he “will never” be a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In an interview with Arise TV on Wednesday, Baraje, a former National Acting Chairman of the PDP, said the APC leaders’ claim that the party is progressive …

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Breaking: Ekweremadu to remain in Prison till October 31

Former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu will remain in prison until October 31st, as the case has been rescheduled. Ekweremadu appeared in court on Thursday and will remain in custody because the judge adjourned the case until the end of October for a hearing. It should be noted that the Nigerian senator first appeared before the Uxbridge magistrates’ court in …

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