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12th Convocation: UNIZIK Graduates 7,731, Honours Three

A total of 7,731 students are set to graduate from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, during its 12th convocation ceremonies, which began on Monday, March 19, with interdenominational service. It will be third straight consecutive convocation ceremonies since Prof. Joseph Ahaneku assumed office as vice-chancellor (VC). Announcing the convocation programmes in a press conference in his office on Monday, the VC said of the number, 6,641 got the first degree, 190 post-graduate diploma, 674 Masters degree and 227 for PhD. Ahaneku also said 54 persons that graduated with first-class honours in various disciplines would be celebrated specially by...

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US Senators to Preview Proposals on Improving Election Systems

With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. elections from a repeat episode of foreign interference. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, will preview some of the committee’s recommendations for improving the nation’s election infrastructure at a news conference Tuesday. On Wednesday, the committee will hold a hearing examining attempted hacks on state elections systems in 2016 and the federal and state response to those efforts. The committee has prepared a larger report on the...

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Tennis Academy, Key To Building Great Stars In Nigeria – NTF

President of Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Ifedayo Akindoju on Tuesday identified Tennis academy as key to building great stars in Nigeria capable of competing globally. The NTF’s president made this known in an interview with News men in Abuja. Akindoju also said that centres for regular mental and physical training of players were imperative for excellence in tennis. “There should be academies for tennis tutelage and mentorship, where passion and interest should be regularised. “Our problem in Nigeria is that passions fizzle out due to lack of platforms to promote and sustain them,” he said. The Tennis federation chief,...

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Spy Poisoning: Russian Diplomats Set To Leave UK

Russian diplomats and their families are preparing to leave the UK after being expelled over the Salisbury spy attack. Removal vans and diplomatic cars have been leaving the embassy in London. The UK expelled 23 diplomats after Prime Minister Theresa May said Russia was “culpable” for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Later on Tuesday, the government will decide whether to impose further sanctions on Russia. Mrs May is chairing a meeting of the National Security Council. Moscow has denied all involvement, and is expelling 23 British diplomats in response. It is also closing down both the...

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UNILAG Students Donate Blood to Sickle Cell Child Patients

No fewer than 360 students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) turned out on Wednesday to donate a pint of blood each to sickle cell and cancer child patients. The donors trooped out in multitudes to donate their blood at the New Hall and Bookshop areas of the Akoka campus where makeshift blood transfusion centres were provided. The blood donation exercise was spearheaded by Project Smile, a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Association of Medical Students, UNILAG (AMSUL). According to the organizers, the joint-project tagged Save 500 Lives is aimed at raising...

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