The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 15th October 2020

The Nation Newspaper Today Headline Thursday 15th October 2020

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Nigeria needs $2.4bn to control HIV in three years – NACA

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has revealed $2.4 billion is needed to control the spread of HIV epidemic across the country in the next three years. It said the fund will be used to identify over 90 percent of infected persons and put them on life-saving medications …

NIPRD, NIMR rapid test kits yet to be validated, says MLSCN

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) has stated the test kits recently developed by the Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) cannot be deployed for COVID-19 test as they were yet to be validated. It further stated it was …



Keyamo loses driver to #EndSARS protest

By Tajudeen Adebanjo The ongoing #EndSARS protest has claimed the driver of Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo. The Minister broke the news on Thursday. He said the driver, Yohanna Shankuk, was knocked down in Abuja on Wednesday by a vehicle that took one-way to avoid advancing protesters. The late Shankuk was …

Agro business thrived despite pandemic – Eyiolawi

Chief Executive Officer, Titan Multibusiness Investment Limited (Parent company of Titan Farms that processes Titan Rice), Gbenga Eyiolawi, speaks with Omolara Akintoye on how agro business has thrived with despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks involved in the business and how government can assist agro farmers. Excerpts: What has changed about Agro business with COVID-19 …

‘Teachers crucial to problem-solving’

By Abike Sanusi   Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Provost Prof. Bidemi Lafiaji-Okuneye has stressed the need to have teachers in leadership positions in times of crisis.This, he said, was important in solving problems. In a statement, he reiterated that teachers should not  be undermined, emphasising their contributions during the lockdown. He said: “Teachers …

Obi launches N5b fund for UNN

By Agha Sunday Inya   To address infrastructural challenges at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN),  Anambra State, former Governor Peter Obi has launched a N5 billion development fund for the institution. It was at the university’s 60th Founders’ Day where he was the guest lecturer. Obi decried the pace of development at the university, …

COVID-19: ‘How we are coping with ‘new normal’

Some tertiary institutions have resumed across the country following the reopening of schools by the government after a closure that lasted six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students speak on how they are coping with safety guidelines and what has been described as the ‘New normal’, reports ELIZABETH FADEYI (IBADANPOLY).   It is …



UNIZIK partners NCF to plant trees

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) have developed a partnership for the planting of no fewer than 20,000 trees as part of  efforts to protect the environment. Part of the synergy included the training of forest guards by the NCF to protect the university’s forest. Vice-Chancellor of the university, …

Caleb varsity graduates 1,158

A total of 1,158 students graduated during the 10th convocation of Caleb University, Imota last week. The first degree category had 963 graduands while 195 graduated with postgraduate degrees. Among the undergraduates, 44 made First Class; 366, Second Class Upper; 320, Second Class Lower, and 38, Third Class. The Pro-Chancellor of the  university, Prof. Fola …

FUWUKARI inaugurates projects

By Elizabeth Fadeyi   IT was a day of celebration at the campus of the Federal University, Wukari (FUWUKARI), Taraba State, as the institution witnessed the inauguration of 30 projects executed with the assistance of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) in the last five years. Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Abubakar Kundiri enumerated the achievements geared …

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