Ten Universities in Nigeria are among nineteen institutions approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors to benefit from its $150 million earmarked to finance university-based Centres of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa.  
  Contrary to its previous claim, the Nigerian Army has admitted that most of the schoolgirls abducted in Borno by suspected Boko Haram members on Monday are yet to be rescued. Chris Olukolade, the defence spokesman, revealed this in a statement issued earlier today.
Nigeria’s former national goal keeper, Peter Rufai, on Wednesday, said the Super Eagles do not need to play against top-rated teams as they prepare for the 2014 Federation of International Football Federation, FIFA, World cup which kicks off in June.
  Idris Wada, the executive governor of Kogi State, has dissolved the State Executive Council, relieving all the 16 commissioners in the state of their posts. Wada announced the dissolution of the state cabinet at the end of the weekly meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO) held in Lokoja today.
MTV Base, Africa’s number one music authority has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards, MAMA 2014.
  The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, has been recognized as the 2014 Best Emerging Airport in the African region.   The award was given to the airport at the fourth Annual Emerging Airports Conference and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  

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The Prima Garnet Africa Group, a marketing communications group, has appointed Dele Odugbemi as the new managing director, MD, of MediaShare, it’s media management agency.