UI Vice Chancellor, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka
The University of Ibadan on Tuesday imposed a partial curfew on its campus following cases of robbery recorded in halls of residence.
The curfew imposition was contained in a release signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Idowu Olayinka.
The partial curfew, which takes effect from Wednesday, would last between 12 midnight and 5am.
According to the release, the decision was taken at a meeting of the university’s Security Committee which reviewed the current security situation at the institution.
Olayinka stated that all students and members of staff must have means of identification when asked by security … >>> Read Full Story
Nigerian players have been commended for putting up a good shows at the just concluded ITTF Africa Club Championship, the continental Cup competition as well as the ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open that ended in Lagos at the weekend.
President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Ishaku Tikon who made the commendation stated that Nigerian players were never disgraced despite the tough challenges they faced against visiting professionals to the three tournaments in Lagos.
According to Tikon, the two-week table tennis fiesta of three ITTF competitions played in three stages can be described as one of the toughest table tennis tournaments in Africa.
The NTTF Boss … >>> Read Full Story
As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to inaugurate his new ministers on August 21, including the one that will drive the education sector for the next four years, stakeholders are calling on the current administration to depoliticise the sector to take the country out of the doldrums. Funmi Ogundare reports
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to inaugurate the 43 ministers-designate earlier confirmed by the senate. Among these will emerge as the minister of education who will direct the affairs of the sector.
On May 29, 2015, when the president took the oath of office, part of his campaign promises for the education sector, especially, was to … >>> Read Full Story
This year’s UEFA Super Cup will be contested between Chelsea and Liverpool on Wednesday night.
It is the first time it would be an all-English affair.
The match will be played at the Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul.
Liverpool, who qualified by claiming their sixth European Cup in Madrid in June, are making their sixth UEFA Super Cup appearance and are bidding to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
This is Chelsea’s fourth UEFA Super Cup match; having won the first in 1998, they have lost on their last two appearances.
Whoever wins in Istanbul will claim England’s eighth UEFA Super Cup, fewer only than … >>> Read Full Story
The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Maria Espinosa . Credit: UN
President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.
Her spokesperson, Ms Monica Grayley, disclosed this while briefing UN correspondents in New York on Tuesday.
“The PGA welcomes the news that two of the four Ebola drugs being tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shown to be more effective.
“Espinosa is delighted to hear from the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, that the patients can now be offered … >>> Read Full Story
Reigning Women’s AfroBasket champions D’Tigress defeated Cameroon 106-39 to book a place in quarter final of the ongoing continental event in Senegal.
The 67 points blow out of the Cameroonians goes to show the determination of the Nigerian ladies to return to Lagos with the trophy they won two years ago.
They got their title defence off to a perfect start with a crushing 75-26 victory over Tunisia in Dakar on Saturday.
D’Tigress are highly favoured to be the one automatic qualifier from Group B.
Evelyn Akhator was a key figure in Bamako two years ago when Nigeria defeated Senegal in the final. … >>> Read Full Story
Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has revealed why he left Arsenal for Everton on Deadline Day.
Iwobi sealed an exit from the Emirate Stadium on Deadline Day last Thursday, joining Everton in a deal reportedly worth up to £40m if bonuses in the agreement are met.
The former Arsenal winger revealed why he left Arsenal and how he aspires to become a household name at Goodison Park.
“I spoke to the manager and Marcel and they almost lured me in. The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.
“The manager was telling me, ‘There is a spot for you, we will take care … >>> Read Full Story