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Fire guts section of ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja

A section of the secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS in Asokoro, Abuja was on Tuesday night gutted by fire.

Vanguard gathered that the inferno affected one of the floors housing the Finance and Accounts department in the secretariat.

Although the cause of the fire was not immediately known, it was gathered that fire fighters from the Federal Fire Service were immediately dispatched to the scene and were able to prevent it from spreading to other floors.

Spokesman of the Service, Ugo Huan did not immediately respond to media enquiries to ascertain the extent of damage.

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NUC List 58 Fake Universities In Nigeria

Big Big trouble for the operator of these Universities and her students.

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has warned the Operators of 58 fake universities carrying out illegal operations at the moment in Nigeria.

The commission also disclosed that it was investigating eight other universities for running illegal degree programs.

Check If your School is there …..

  1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its other campuses
  3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses
  4. University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  5. Blacksmith University, Akwa or any of its other campuses
  6. Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  7. Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses
  8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state or any of its other campuses
  9. United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses
  10. United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
  11. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses
  12. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses
  13. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Pleateu State or any of its other campuses
  14. The International University, Missouri USA, Kano and Lagos studies centres or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  15. Collumbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  16. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  17. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
  18. London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  19. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  20. Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  21. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
  22. Bolta University College, Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  23. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
  24. Western University, Esie Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  25. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  26. EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
  27. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  28. Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  29. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria
  30. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  31. Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  32. Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
  33. Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
  34. Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
  35. Open International University, Akure
  36. Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
  37. Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
  38. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
  39. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
  40. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
  41. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
  42. Temple University, Abuja
  43. Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
  44. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
  45. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos.
  46. University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
  47. Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
  48. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
  49. Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Oweri study centre
  50. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
  51. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
  52. Career Light Resources centre, Jos.
  53. University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
  54. Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
  55. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
  56. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
  57. West African Union University, in collaboration with International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria

58.Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos

The commission also said eight universities are currently undergoing investigation for illegally running degree programs.

The eight universities are:

1) National Universities of Nigeria, Keffi , Nassarawa State.

2) North Central University, Otukpo, Benue state.

3) Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University.

4) Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia state.

5) West Coast University, Umuahia.

6) Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti state.

7) Volta University College, Aba, Abia state.

8) Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Alli University.

It warned:“For the avoidance of doubt, anybody who patronises or obtains any certificate from any of these illegal institutions does so at his or her own risk. ”

According to NUC, appropriate law enforcement agencies have been informed for necessary action against the universities.

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Properties destroyed as fire guts foam market in Lagos

Properties worth millions of Naira have been lost after fire gutted a section of the popular foam market in Mushin, Lagos state today August 1. Men of the Lagos state fire service are on ground to put out the fire. Watch the video below

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Coronavirus News

Lagos state government reopens worship centers August 7, restaurants to open for in-dining services from August 14

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the reopening of worship centers in the state beginning from Friday, August 7.

Governor Sanwo-Olu announced this at a press briefing today August 1. 

While mosques will be reopened next week Friday August 7, the governor said churches will follow suit on Sunday, August 9. He said religious leaders must make available hand sanitizers, thermometer guns, adding that the state government will ensure that social distancing is maintained.

 “Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers. We will only be allowing a maximum of 50% of their capacity” he said

He said night vigils and other services are still suspended. Citizens above 65 years old are to stay at home. He said handshakes, hugs and ”hi-fives” are banned during services. The Governor has also increased public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

The governor also announced that restaurants will resume eat-in services in the state beginning from August 14.  Social clubs and recreational centers would be allowed to reopen beginning from August 14.

He said along with the Federal government directive, schools in the state will reopen for exiting classes beginning from August 3. 

The governor said Night clubs, cinemas, game houses, and spas in the state are to remain shut.

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SS3 students may sit for GCE if there is no shift in WAEC timetable – FG says

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The Federal Government has said that SS3 students may have to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said this during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, July 23, in Abuja.

He said if Nigeria cannot convince WAEC to shift its examinations, sitting for the GCE may become the only option for Nigerian students.

He added that if Nigeria is able to meet up with the WAEC timetable, there is already a negotiated timeline to move local language subjects such as Ibo, Hausa and Yoruba behind to allow all participating countries the needed time to write the general subjects at the same time.

Nwajiuba also said the ministry will be meeting with relevant stakeholders on July 30 to assess preparations towards safe reopening of schools.

The Minister said: “The Ghanaians will take examinations peculiar to them. But they are all in the first part of the time table so we will work out a domestication module that will take our peculiar subjects behind after we have done generals.

“This will buy us the time we need for all of us to be at par with the rest of West Africa and operating at the same time because the unanimity with which WAEC has always worked is still very important to us.

“Nigeria is not moving away from it, the option would have been to go to November to take the GCE external exams. Nigeria is carefully studying that if in the event everything fails, we may go to that way.”

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Foreign News

Kim Kardashian speaks on Kanye West’s mental health battle following his recent rants on Twitter

Kim Kardashian has finally broken her silence about her husband Kanye West’s recent rants on Twitter. 

For over two days now, the rapper, 43, has been sharing troubling tweets on Twitter, calling out his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, and many others.


West recently revealed he’s been trying to divorce Kim Kardashian for a year now after she met Meek Mill at a hotel for prison reform. He also referred to his mother-in-law as “Kris Jong-Un” as he accused her of teaming up with his wife to put out a statement about his behavior without his approval.


The father of four, who has bipolar disorder, further accused the Kardashians of “white supremacy.”


Kim Kardashian has now released a statement via her Instagram stories to address her husband’s mental health and his experience with bipolar disorder.


In the statement, the reality star suggested that Kanye’s battle with bipolar disorder is playing a major role in his ongoing Twitter rants. But she made no mention of the divorce amid claims she is meeting with lawyers to talk about a possible divorce.

See the statement below. 

 Kim Kardashian speaks on Kanye West
 Kim Kardashian speaks on Kanye West
 Kim Kardashian speaks on Kanye West
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EFCC News

Woman allegedly defrauds victims of N179m then spends N1m on tithe and N139m on sport betting

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A woman, Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe alongside two companies, Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited, were on Monday July 20, arraigned before Justice E.A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over alleged N179 million fraud.

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EFCC arraigned them on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

The woman was said to have used the sum of N139,704,097 of the N179 million to play sport betting and also paid a tithe of N1 million to a church in Port Harcourt.

One of the counts against the defendants read: “That you Nkechi Mercy Ikogwe, Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited sometime in 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N179,326,386.62 by inducing unsuspecting members of the public to invest with your companies: Elites Finance Investment Limited and Efinc Global Investment Limited, assuring them under a false pretence of making 15% interest on all investment made, a representation you knew to be false, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

Justice Obile ordered that the 1st defendant, Ikogwe, be remanded in prosecution’s custody and adjourned the matter till October 19, 2020 for determination of the bail application.

Mercy ran into trouble when the commission received a report about the defendant and two others, accusing them of inducing their victims into participating in a fraudulent investment scheme with a fake promise of 15 per cent return on investment.

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Nigerian girl, 10, hired by U.K. school to be it’s new coding genius

A 10-year-old Nigerian girl was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to be a coding instructor.

Emmanuella Mayaki is a coding and programming prodigy who recently received her first job at the Southfield Primary School in Coventry, England, as the after school coding club teacher. 

According to Face 2 Face Africa, she will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding  including HTML and CSS. 

The school selected her for the job because of her extraordinary skill and knowledge in the area.

Mayaki’s passion for technology started at 7 years old. At age 9, she obtained a diploma with a specialty in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel. She is still actively learning other coding languages and programs to expand her knowledge even further.

“In the club, there are currently about nine pupils. Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” she said in an interview with Face 2 Face Africa. 

“Today, my Academy App among others is already on Google Play store where I pass on knowledge of coding and graphics. I remember at age seven, I set a target to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it,” she added. “In the first week, I was pretty nervous because I had never taught a group of children. Although, my experience was sublime because I gained experience and I also enriched my skills. My observations were that not everyone grasps how to do it on their first try and there are some that they rush through it in a breeze.”

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Gist

Fish seller buys herself a car as a gift as she completes her NYSC

A fish seller bought herself a car to celebrate passing out from NYSC.

Sharing photos of her new car and her NYSC discharge certificate, Paschaline Bernard Ifeoma said she is an “ordinary corper” but she didn’t “sit around waiting for the government’s miserable 19,800 allowance”.

Fish seller buys herself a car as a gift as she completes her NYSC

She said she was a fish seller, farmer and a film maker while also serving the nation. 

She added that passing out from NYSC is not a “next phase” for her because she has already witnessed her next phase.

See below.

Fish seller buys herself a car as a gift as she completes her NYSC
Fish seller buys herself a car as a gift as she completes her NYSC
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Gist News

Girl commits suicide over continuous fights with brother in Lagos

A 20-year-old girl identified as Sherifat Suleiman has reportedly committed suicide over incessant fights with her brother. 

The incident occurred at about 4pm on Sunday July 12, in Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos state.  It was gathered that the deceased who lived in a two-room apartment with her brother, was preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) before taking her life. 

She reportedly began writhing in pain after ingesting a poisonous substance she bought. Neighbours who found her lying on the floor with whitish discharges from her mouth, said she died while being rushed to the hospital.

Vanguard reported that residents of the area said the girl decided to commit suicide when she could no longer withstand the physical and psychological assault by her brother she started living with after the death of their father. Upon examining her body, her neighbours noticed bruises on her legs and laps.

 

Her corpse was wrapped up by her step-brother who subsequently travelled down to their home town in Ijebu area of Ogun State, for her burial.