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Ukraine: US May Extend Sanctions On Russia

United States Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, has said that the U.S. may extend sanctions on Russia because of the increasing violence in east Ukraine. Lew, who spoke during a visit to Kiev, Ukraine, said the U.S. would consider “further restrictive measures” on Russia’s government. In the last one week, pro-Russian separatists have pushed back Ukrainian

ASAP Holds Inaugural Public Discuss

Academics Stand Against Poverty, ASAP, an international association focused on helping researchers and teachers enhance their impact on poverty, on Tuesday held its inaugural public discuss in West Africa. The public discuss, which took place at the main auditorium of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, focused on the theme, “Political Campaign Funding and The

Stay Away From Bold Ignorance, Deception – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State governor, has described as a demonstration of “bold ignorance and deception” the claim that the Lagos State government allocates only 3 per cent of its education budget to primary education. The governor stated this in reaction to an allegation credited to Jimi Agbaje,governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Fashola

University Of Ibadan Gets New Deputy Vice Chancellor

The University of Ibadan, UI, has elected Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics. Olatunji Oladejo, director of Public Communication of the institution, disclosed this in a statement made available to pressmen on January 25. She is the 2nd

UNILAG Lifts Ban On Student Unionism

The authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has lifted the 10-year long ban on student unionism in the institution. Rahmon Bello, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, announced this during the institution’s 2014/2015 matriculation ceremony which held on January 23 at the university’s multipurpose hall. The students union of UNILAG was banned 10 years ago following a

Argentina To Disband Intelligence Agency

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has revealed plans to disband Argentina’s intelligence agency. President Fernandez said this was necessary following the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, hours before he was due to testify against senior government officials. He had been investigating the bombing of a Jewish centre in the capital in 1994, which left

Kaduna Awards Scholarship to 125 Students

Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, Kaduna State Governor has awarded 125 foreign scholarships to doctorate, masters and undergraduate medical students of the state origin. The beneficiaries would study medical sciences, engineering, applied and natural sciences in Malaysia, Ghana, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Egypt and Uganda. Yero said the aim of the 2014/2015 Overseas Scholarship Awards was

Kurdish Forces Chase ISIS Out of Kobane

The Islamic State militants have been driven out of Kobane by Kurdish forces ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town activists say. Fighters from the Popular Protection Units were said to have gained access to areas in the east of the town after the jihadists retreated. The battle for Kobane was seen as

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