Lagos State University (LASU)
A stampede at the Lagos State University, LASU, on Monday led to some students sustaining injuries.
The stampede occurred due to desperation of some students to force their ways into a 500-seat Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre at the school’s premises in Ojo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Ademola Adekoya, LASU’s spokesman, said on Monday that some anxious students wanted to be among the first set to write the General Nigerian Studies (GNS) 102 exam at the centre.
“This resulted in a stampede that caused some of them to sustain minor injuries.
“The incidence of a stampede involving some 100 Level students of … >>> Read Full Story
By Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja
Due to recent world events, the United States government has cautioned Americans to reconsider or review their personal security measures while travelling to or across Nigeria.
The warning by US Mission in Nigeria, which was posted on its website and dated January 3, 2020 may not be unconnected with the Friday killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone airstrike, which has generated a lot of tension the world over.
Though, the US government stated categorically that it had no specific security threat information at the moment, but advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places.… >>> Read Full Story
Kindly Share This Story:By Agbonsuremi Augustine Okhiria
NIGERIANS are so benevolent that they will not lift a finger if they are all offered for sale by their leaders. They have had leaders over the years who have not gone that far. General Sani Abacha fits the bill, but he died suddenly, terminating what could have been a wholesale mis-governance, considering the massive looting he was involved in.
The citizens exhibit all the traits of a conquered people. The more educated they are, the more subservient they have become, the more cowards you find among them. It’s just by God-heartedness that the leaders have just been … >>> Read Full Story
Real Madrid will not have Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema available, when they play Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.
The pair join Eden Hazard on the sidelines, ahead of Los Blancos’ trip to Saudi Arabia.
Bale and Benzema both played in a 3-0 victory over Getafe in LaLiga on Saturday.
However, a statement on Real’s official website on Monday, read: “After the tests carried out today by the Medical Services of Real Madrid, our player Karim Benzema has been diagnosed with a lesion in the semimembranous muscle due to bruising on his left leg.”
The Blancos added on Bale: “After the tests … >>> Read Full Story
File Photo: Mr Ade Adetimehin, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Ade Adetimehin, says he is confident that the party will excel in all political contests in the state in 2020.
The chairman expressed the confidence during his family thanksgiving for the New Year on Monday in Akure.
He said that the party would particularly have an easy ride to victory in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“Our members and the people of the state, who are in love with the party, have nothing to fear.
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By Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Tempers flared in Abuja on Monday as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), generally known as Shiites, protested against the United States, for carrying out a drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq last Friday which killed Iranian military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.
The Shiites turned up in large numbers and marched through the major suburbs of Nyanyan, Mararaba and Masaka in the FCT and Nasarawa State to protest against the US action, which has led to the escalation of tension in the Middle East. Tension arose over possible Iranian response and further military action by the US.
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Saudi Arabia said that the kingdom did not want to see a further escalation of tensions in the region at a “very dangerous moment”, following Friday’s killing by a U.S. drone of Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said this at a news conference in Riyadh on Monday.
“We are very keen that the situation in the region doesn’t escalate any further.
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“It’s certainly a very dangerous moment and we have to be conscious of the risks and dangers not just to the … >>> Read Full Story