The Resumption Of Niger Delta University Acedemic Activities

Resumption of academic activities in the Niger Delta university. The Senate at its 156th Meeting Regular) held on Thursday May 13/2018 decided that:

(1) All Part time, Pre-Degree and Post graduate students resume in academic activities with effect from Monday, June 4th 2018.

(2) All Nursing Students who are to sit for there Nursing Council of Nigeria Examination are requested to come from there various homes on the day of the examination and to leave the University immediately after the examinations.

(3) All the regular students are to resume academic activities in the University for the 2017/2018 Academic session with effect from Monday June 18,2018.

(4) All students are to Pay all necessary fees/ changes and show evidence of Registration of courses before they would allowed entry into the university.


Mrs, Effua E. Berepubo, the Ag. Registrar.

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Bowen University student Drink Hypo Over lavishing Her School Fees

A 300 level student has attempted to take her own life after she spent her school fees and her friend’s school fees at a party

– The student had ingested Hypo to take her life and she was rushed to the hospital

A 300 level student has been rushed to the hospital after she reportedly tried to take her own life by drinking Hypo. The student identified as Tolu Mafo had ingested Hypo because she was under pressure to pay a debt she owes.

The student of Bowen University had allegedly spent her school fees and two of her friends’ school fees at a party held in Lagos state. She had reportedly spent part of the money in trade fare too.

MainNews.bog gathered that Mafo is currently hospitalized due to the effects of the Hypo she drank, a fabric bleaching product.

It was gathered that the 300 level student is a mass communication student. The popular Bowen University slay queen was reportedly given a deadline to pay back the school fees by her friends after they discovered what she had done.

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Cultists kill one in Ughelli Delta state

UGHELLI—ONE person was, last Tuesday, killed by unidentified gunmen in the Ojokor area of Ughelli, Delta State, in what sources described as a cult-related attack.

Though details of the deceased could not be ascertained at press time, eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident disclosed that he was shot twice by his assailants, who immediately fled the scene of the incident thereafter.

One of the eyewitnesses, a resident in the area, told Vanguard that the incident occurred at about 2p.m., adding “we heard gunshots in the area only to be told that some cultists shot a boy who was drinking with others at a bar.

“He was shot in the head and later confirmed dead on his way to the hospital.”

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Cross River lawmaker dies during morning jog May 31, 2018. 12:09

The lawmaker representing Obudu Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Steven Ukpukpen (The Punch)
Steven Ukpukpen, the representative of Obudu constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, has died while on a morning jog on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
According to a report by the Vanguard, Ukpukpen slumped while on a routine jog along Moore Road in Calabar, close to Central Bank of Nigeria, around 7am on Wednesday.

After being initially taken to nearby Navy Clinic, the lawmaker was transferred to a private hospital after he was assessed to be in critical condition. He died at the hospital due to what has been reported to be sudden cardiac arrest.

Speaker of the House, Hon. John Gaul-Lebo, was shocked by the development and promised to issue a statement on the incident after meeting with the family of the deceased.

“I am still in shock. I do not know what to say,” he said.

Ukpukpen’s corpse has been taken to the Anatomy Unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).

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Russia 2018: Rohr Reveals Nigeria Super Eagles’ Weakness May 30,2018 10:55 PM

Nigerian National Team, Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr and other staffs.
A problem identified is half solved is a popular saying and that perhaps applies to the Super Eagles where coach Gernot Rohr has mentioned the full-back position as the team’s major headache presently.

After struggling to a 1-1 draw against Congo DR on Monday albeit with a less strong squad, Rohr said more work is still needed to be done on the country’s fullbacks.

“We have some problems with our fullbacks, but we will work on this. We have a few days to be ready,” Rohr said in Port Harcourt.

For the Congo DR game, Elderson Echiejile started at left back, while Tyronne Ebuehi was at right back position.

Ebuehi later gave way to Shehu Abdullahi after he was forced out by injury in the 76th minute, while Ola Aina replaced Elderson.

The Chelsea defender was culpable for the penalty, which led to the DRC equaliser and Rohr did not hide his disappointment on the somewhat needless foul.

The other fullbacka in the squad is Russia-based Brian Idowu and Stephen Eze.

Rohr further said he will only take four fullbacks to Russia.

“We’ve five fullbacks, we can only take four (to World Cup),” he said

Already, Rohr has hinted that medical tests will be carried out on Ebuehi, who is suspected to have cupped a muscle injury in the game against Congo DR, before he makes up his mind on adding him or dropping him from the final World Cup squad.

“We have to test him and be sure of what the problem is, we hope it is not something serious,” Rohr told PREMIUM TIMES in Port Harcourt.

With the Congo DR game now done and dusted, the next stop for the Eagles is in London where they will face England’s Three Lions in Wembley on Saturday.

From London, the delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria where they will spend eight days at the world-renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.

In-between the final camping in Austria, the Super Eagles will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna) on Wednesday next week.

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UNIOSUN shuts down over unions, management crisis

May 30/2018 10:51

Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
The management of the Osun State University on Monday announced the closure of the institution, following what it referred to as “the notorious activities of some non-teaching staff members”.

A statement signed by the Registrar of the school, Gafar Adebayo Shittu, said the governing council of the institution had approved its closure “with immediate effect”.

The statement said the non-teaching members of staff of the institution were involved ”in unwholesome activities under the guise of unionism”.

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU); Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), had been at loggerheads with the management of the institution over the suspension of 10 of members.

They have been engaged in series of protests which was extended to Monday at the university campus amidst lectures.

They also embarked on a three-week strike, which was called off in April, but they had continued to agitate for other entitlements which were allegedly denied them by the Vice Chancellor and the school’s management.

The unions also called for the probe of the Vice Chancellor, Labo Popoola, for alleged mismanagement of N106 million. They also urged Mr Popoola to account for over N3 billion ”handed over to the him by his predecessor”.

Stating reasons for the closure, Mr Shittu said the activities of the unions ”posed a danger to the lives and properties within and around the university campuses”.

“Management wishes to sincerely apologise to parents, guardians and students for any inconveniences that this closure may cause,” it said.

“Efforts are geared towards addressing the prevalent lawlessness, finally.

“We urge our law abiding staff and students to remain calm and stay away from the campuses in the mean time.”

Responding to the development, the Chairman of NASU in the institution, Isaiah Fayemi, told PREMIUM TIMES that the statement by the Registrar was misleading.

“We have been protesting in the school, and it has been peaceful, so to say that we are making the place unsafe is not true,” he said.

Mr Fayemi noted that the unions also embarked on a peaceful protest on Monday even when lectures were ongoing, and ”nothing was amiss”.

“As I am speaking to you now, 10 of our members have been suspended because we exposed the fraudulent activities of the management,” he stated.

“They want to sack us by all means, that is what they want to do, but we are protesting and we are doing that peacefully.”

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Nigeria Super Eagle’s set to meet Buhari

May 30/2018 10:35 AM

Nigeria Super Eagles Team
The Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles contingent will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Wednesday morning.

The session was earlier slated for Tuesday evening.

It would be an opportunity for the country’s leader to meet with and wish the three –time African champions well on their way to a sixth appearance at football’s biggest showpiece.

NFF chieftains told that Wednesday’s session will take place at the Federal Executive Council chambers at 10am, just before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting.

Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, will present the country’s ambassadors to President Buhari, hours before they are due to fly to London aboard a chartered aircraft for another pre-World Cup friendly, this time against England’s Three Lions at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

In five previous outings at the FIFA World Cup, the Eagles have reached the Round of 16 on three occasions (1994, 1998 and 2014), but exited at the group stage at the 2002 and 2010 finals.

From London, the delegation will fly into Bad Tatzmannsdorf, a city in Austria where they will spend eight days at the world–renowned Avita Resort before flying to Russia.

In-between the final camping in Austria, the team will play a final pre-World Cup friendly against the Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium (just outside Vienna) next Wednesday.