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2020 UTME: Elite schools extorting candidates, 700,000 registered in two weeks — JAMB

2020 UTME: Elite schools extorting candidates, 700,000 registered in two weeks — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination nationwide in two weeks. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday night. According to him, the exercise has been hitch-free, with ... Read More »

SGF receives FIRS boss, drops hint on how FG intends to address borrowings

SGF receives FIRS boss, drops hint on how FG intends to address borrowings

The Federal Government (FG) conceived the new 2019 Finance Act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari recently with a view to meeting a number of current challenges across the country, especially borrowings by the three tiers of government. Boss Mustapha* Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, dropped this hint in his office when the ... Read More »

Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

Buhari authorizes air attacks on kidnappers, bandits in Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara States forests

President Muhammadu Buhari has received assurances that with the harmattan dust gradually easing its hold on the skies, fighter aircraft would this week join the efforts to provide effective air attacks against bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers that have been attacking remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & ... Read More »

Nigerian Don Wins International Grant For Effect Of Eggplant On Alzheimer Disease

Nigerian Don Wins International Grant For Effect Of Eggplant On Alzheimer Disease

Mr Opeyemi Ogunsuyi ,an Assistant lecturer in the department of Biomedical Technology , School of Health and Health Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure has been awarded an International Foundation for Science (IFS) grant for his PhD project titled: Effect of African Eggplant ( Solanum macrocarpon L) and black nightshade ( Solanum nigrum L) leaves on transgenic Drosophila melanogaster Model ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

Chinese President warns coronavirus outbreak has accelerated

The Chinese President has warned the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated its spread as the death toll jumps to 56. President Xi Jinping has shut down public transport and gatherings across China, while rushing medical staff and supplies to Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, which remains on lockdown. The US consulate in Wuhan announced on Sunday that it will evacuate ... Read More »

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

Kwara Govt: Saraki Has No Legal Right to Disputed Ilorin Land

The family of Second Republic Senate Leader, late Dr Olusola Saraki, has no legal right to the piece of land opposite his house in Ilorin, where he built his Ile Arugbo (old peoples home), so says a top official of the Kwara State government. The official, who preferred anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, agreed ... Read More »

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

Lassa fever spreads to 11 states, 195 infected, 29 dead – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. The National EOC includes representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, World Health ... Read More »

Nigeria music revenue to hit $86m in 2021 – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria music revenue to hit $86m in 2021 – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says Nigeria music revenue is projected to hit 86 million dollar (about N3.096 billion) in 2021, making it the biggest in Africa. The minister gave the projection on Thursday in Madrid, Spain at the 11th edition of the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (Investour) organised by the United Nations ... Read More »

FAAN alerts airlines of bush fire around MMIA

FAAN alerts airlines of bush fire around MMIA

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has alerted airlines operators and other airport users that a bush fire incident has been reported around the RESA of 36L, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affair who disclosed this in a statement Saturday night further revealed that, “Officers of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) ... Read More »

The Trinity of Dipo Fashina: The Intellectual, Humanist and Revolutionary-By Owei Lakemfa

The Trinity of Dipo Fashina: The Intellectual, Humanist and Revolutionary-By Owei Lakemfa

I TOOK no Philosophy course in my undergraduate days in the University of Ife – now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, – but I got to know Dr. Oladipo Fashina quite well. My introduction to him 38 years ago, was indirect. One day, I ran into two of my course mates in the Drama department. They were in a hurry for ... Read More »

Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US – as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US – as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Several states – including Massachusetts – allow children to get married ‘in exceptional circumstances’ 65-year-old man “marries” 12-year-old girl in Times Square social experiment ( YouTube/Coby Persin ) Lawmakers in America are battling to overturn some of the country’s most archaic laws, which stipulate that children as young as 12 can be married. In the state of Virginia, it is officially ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia to stop funding mosques in foreign countries

Saudi Arabia to stop funding mosques in foreign countries

Former Saudi minister of justice, Mohammed Bin Abdul-Karim Issa, has announced that his country will stop funding mosques in foreign countries, Arabi21.com reported on Friday. According to the Swiss newspaper, Le Matin Dimanche, Saudi Arabia is to establish local administrative councils for each mosque, in cooperation with the local authorities, in order to hand over these mosques to “secure hands”. The minister added: “The ... Read More »

Danger of graduates that don’t think beyond their certificates- By Gbenga Adebambo

Danger of graduates that don’t think beyond their certificates- By Gbenga Adebambo

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” — Albert Einstein The greatest form of disability in life is not knowing your ability. Your winning edge in life is not the degree you have acquired or the certificate you possessed, but your ability to solve problems. ... Read More »

FirstBank wins best mobile banking App Award

FirstBank wins best mobile banking App Award

FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has been named 2019 “Best Mobile Banking App” and “Fastest Growing Retail Bank” winner by Global Business Outlook. The Global Business Outlook Award recognises and rewards excellence in business in companies across the world, both in the public and private sectors. The award rewards innovation, creativity and the drive to create value. FirstBank earned the ... Read More »

CAN: No, Adesina, you are wrong- Christian Graduate Fellowship

CAN: No, Adesina, you are wrong- Christian Graduate Fellowship

We have just read the reaction of the Federal Government to the press statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria on the killing of CAN Chairman, Michika local government, Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi through the special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. We are surprised that Mr Adesina who is supposed to be a ... Read More »

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

Rail Project: Amaechi Delighted By Improved Pace of Work

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has revealed that there is a remarkable improvement achieved in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line as against when he last visited a week ago. To this end, informed that he is almost out of Lagos to focus on the next project starting from Ibadan-Kano. The minister disclosed this yesterday after an inspection tour with ... Read More »

Flamengo’s Defender,Pablo Mari flies in for Arsenal medical

Flamengo’s Defender,Pablo Mari flies in for Arsenal medical

Arsenal are edging closer to completing a deal for the Flamengo centre-back Pablo Mari, after the 26-year-old was apparently spotted with Gunners technical director Edu..Mari shackled Liverpool’s Saido Mane and Sallah during the last club world cup final with his robust playing style. Spaniard Mari is familiar to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta having been on the books at Manchester City ... Read More »

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

Amotekun:APC Govs Prepare Framework to Tackle Insecurity, Agree on Community Policing-Lalong

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has said that it would prepare a framework as part of its plans to tackle insecurity in all the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled States after agreeing on community policing. The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, disclosed this on Friday while briefing jornalists at the end of the 1st quarterly meeting of PGF Governance ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

EFCC Arraigns Adoke Over Malabu Oil Scam

 By:Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on January 23, 2020 arraigned Muhammed Bello Adoke, before Justice A.I. Kutigi of Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja. Adoke, a former attorney-general  of the federation and minister of Justice is facing an amended 42-count charge. He is being tried alongside Aliyu Abubakar, Mr. Rasky Gbinigie, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd, Nigeria ... Read More »