Be Screened Before January 15 Or Forfeit Admission – LASU Tells New Students

Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) said on Thursday that students offered provisional admission for the 2017/2018 session who miss the ongoing screening might forfeit their admission. The spokesman of the university, Mr Adekoya Martins, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Martins said that the screening of new students had started on Jan. 2 and would end on Jan. 15. LASU had offered 3,500 students provisional admission for the 2017/2018 academic session. NAN reports that the university increased the acceptance fee…

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Suicide Bomber Kills Father, 14 Others in Borno

A male suicide bomber blew himself up yesterday at a mosque in Gambouru, Borno State, killing 15 people, including his own father, The Guardian reports. The suspected Boko Haram attack followed Saturday night’s assault on a military base in neighbouring Yobe State where five soldiers were allegedly killed, with 30 others missing. The incident occurred around 5:00 a.m., as worshippers observed prayers. The North East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Bashir Garga, said: “I can confirm to you that there was an attack in Gambouru Ngala,…

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Samsung Becomes World’s Biggest Chip Maker

South Korea’s Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world’s biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed on Thursday. Samsung Electronics “gained the most market share and took the number one position from Intel -— the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992,” said Gartner analyst, Andrew Norwood. The total global market for semi-conductors grew by 22 percent to $419.7 billion (348 billion euros) in 2017, fuelled by growth in smartphones and other connected devices, Gartner calculated. Samsung’s…

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Forte Oil Remains Worst Performing Stock On NSE In 2017

For the second year running, Forte Oil maintained its leadership as the worst performing stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2017 in percentage terms. Statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria from the exchange indicated that the stock, which opened trading in 2017 at N84.43, dropped by 48.50 per cent to close the year at N43.48 per share. NAN reports that Forte Oil in 2016 also emerged the worst performing stock in 2016 in percentage terms having dropped by 74.42 per cent. The stock, which opened trading in…

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Minister Rotimi Amaechi’s Bid To Foist Dakuku Peterside On Rivers Will Never Succeed – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stands rejected by Rivers people because of his failure during his 8-year ill-fated administration. He said despite the evil machinations of the Former Rivers State Governor, Rivers people will continue to reject his bid to foist his boy, the defeated 2015 APC Rivers State Governorship Candidate, Dakuku Peterside, on them as his way to siphon their resources through an illegal third term. He spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday when he hosted…

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