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Britain grants international Masters students better visa scheme

Britain’s Interior Ministry, the Home Office, said on Monday that it is to extend a streamlined visa processing scheme for international Masters students. It followed a pilot scheme, now in its second year, at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath

ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process.

Why We Suspended Nationwide Strike – PENGASSAN

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has explained the rationale behind the decision to suspend its nationwide strike. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the General Secretary of the union, Mr

Buhari Extends Tenure Of Service Chiefs

File photo President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of Nigeria’s service chiefs. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, confirmed, this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by his Public Relations Officer, Colonel Tukur Gusau. Dan-Ali, a

France orders WhatsApp to seek permission for data transfer

France’s data protection agency on Monday told messaging app WhatsApp it needs to obtain users’ permission to transfer some information to its parent company Facebook and gave it a month to comply. “Should WhatsApp fail to comply with the formal

President Buhari extends tenure of chief of defence staff, others

Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, and the three Service Chiefs. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, announced the approval

Lagos CP Deploys Police Personnel To Ease Traffic

File photo:   The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the deployment of police personnel to join in the efforts to ensure free-flow of traffic across the state. This followed the worsened situation of traffic in

BREAKING: PENGASSAN Suspends Nationwide Strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has suspended its planned nationwide strike. The decision to suspend the strike which was planned to commence 11:59 pm today (Monday) followed the intervention of the Director of State

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Kano State Govt. destroys illicit drugs worth N4.1bn

FILE PHOTO: Dangerous drugs. The Kano State Government said on Monday that it had destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state this year. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje who revealed this at the Senate Roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic

NNPC Warns Petroleum Marketers Against Hoarding Products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned petroleum marketers against hoarding petroleum products. A statement from the Group General Manager of Public Affairs, Mr Ndu Ughamadu on Thursday stated that there are enough products to cater for the needs

Gunmen allegedly kill Army Colonel in Benue

Governor Ortom says it was an armed robbery incident Suspected gunmen on Sunday allegedly killed a senior military officer who was said to be in transit along Katsina Ala/ Takum highway in Benue State. A source in the area told

Listeriosis outbreak kills 41 in South Africa

The death toll from an outbreak of listeriosis (food poisoning) has risen to 41 in South Africa, health authorities said on Monday. Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes (L.monocytogenes) bacterium. Although anyone can

MAPOLY Students Protest Delay In Semester Examination

Movement of vehicles and commuters was on Monday put on hold around major areas of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital as students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) embarked on a protest. The students of the Ogun State-owned institution are protesting