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UTME: JAMB, NIMC to register 67 schools for NIN

UTME: JAMB, NIMC to register 67 schools for NIN

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has partnered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to register 67 secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the National Identity Number (NIN). This is preparatory to the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for which JAMB has set NIN as a requirement. The board said that the pupils of the ... Read More »

Firearms’ possession: Police hand over PDP security chief to SARS

Firearms’ possession: Police hand over PDP security chief to SARS

THE police in Kogi State on Sunday handed over the Chairman of the Security Committee for the Wada/Aro Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Committee, Suleiman Ejeh Abutu, and six others arrested for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state for further investigation. But the PDP has demanded the immediate release ... Read More »

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Major Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

By Garba Shehu President Muhammadu Buhari’s four-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came to an end on Saturday. The President participated in the Future Investment Initiative, which was christened “Davos in the Desert.” Apart from attending the summit, which had a debating format for global leaders, investors and innovators to compare notes and share ideas, President Buhari held ... Read More »

BAYERN MUNICH SACKS COACH KOVAC AFTER HEAVIEST DEFEAT IN A DECADE

BAYERN MUNICH SACKS COACH KOVAC AFTER HEAVIEST DEFEAT IN A DECADE

   After suffering their heaviest defeat in a decade,perennial German football champion,Bayern Munich has sacked NIKO KOVAC after showdown talks with the board this evening. The Croatian chief was axed after their 5-1 drubbing by Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend. According to the club’s twitter, Kovac and the German giants agreed a mutual separation. Jose Mourinho is now favourite to ... Read More »

Katsina Govt Generates N6.3b IGR In 9 Months

Katsina Govt Generates N6.3b IGR In 9 Months

  The Katsina State Board of Internal Revenue (KTSBIR) generated no less than N6.3 billion as revenue between January and September, 2019. Chairman of the board, Alhaji Aminu Abdulmumini disclosed this on Friday  during a news conference on Friday at his office. Alhaji Aminu also said that government had given them a target of N8.1 billion in 2019. He said ... Read More »

Prepaid Billing System For Water Supply Best For Osun – Water Resources Commissioner

Prepaid Billing System For Water Supply Best For Osun – Water Resources Commissioner

The State of Osun Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy; Dr. Amidu Tadese Raheem has stated that in order to enhance the water billing system in the state, there is need for the Osun State Water Corporation to embrace the prepaid billing system. Dr. Amidu also stated that part of the reason for suggesting the prepaid billing system is to ... Read More »

Kaduna State Primary School Teachers To Get Salary Arrears

Kaduna State Primary School Teachers To Get Salary Arrears

  The 23 local government councils in Kaduna State have paid salaries for September and October 2019 in accordance with the new national minimum wage. The Ministry of Local Government has also confirmed that the salary arrears the councils owe 8500 of the 39,000 primary school teachers will be paid over the next one week. Giving the disclosures was Muyiwa ... Read More »

US: Academy Names Airfield in Honor of First Black Air Force General

US: Academy Names Airfield in Honor of First Black Air Force General

The U.S. Air Force Academy named its airfield today (November 1, 2019) in honor of Air Force Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the service’s first black general and the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen in Africa and Europe. The project to name the previously unnamed airfield was “an incredible journey,” Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria said ... Read More »

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Wizkid, Beyonce make ‘Brown skin girl’ video

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid and American singer, Beyoncé Knowles, has called on people to appear on ‘The Lion King’ the gift video. Nigerian superstar and the American singer have commenced shooting the music video for fans favourite song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.  According to a British tabloid, Mirror,the 38 years old American singer has called on ... Read More »

Kogi 2019: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

Kogi 2019: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will resist the rigging plans of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 state governorship election. The Director General of the APC campaign council, Senator Smart Adeyemi, stated this in Ankpa, on Sunday during the continuation of the APC governorship campaign rally. Adeyemi said the rejection of Wada/Aro ... Read More »

Senate summons Emefiele over differences in exchange rates for projects

Senate summons Emefiele over differences in exchange rates for projects

The Senate Committee on Finance has summoned Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to explain the rationale behind the exchange rates it used for three key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF). The PIDF projects are being funded to the tune of billions by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), across the country. The ... Read More »

Auctioneers attack Magu over plans to engage foreign firms

Auctioneers attack Magu over plans to engage foreign firms

The Nigeria Association of Auctioneers has chided the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, over his announcement that the commission would engage foreign auctioneers to sell the jewellery and houses seized from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. The association noted that it was an insult for the commission to attempt ... Read More »

AUBAMEYANG  AND LACAZETTE  REFUSE TO COMMIT TO  NEW  ARSENAL CONTRACT

AUBAMEYANG AND LACAZETTE REFUSE TO COMMIT TO NEW ARSENAL CONTRACT

Arsenal are reportedly struggling to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to sign new contracts. The Gunners are going through a poor run of form right now as Unai Emery’s future starts to look in doubt after a lack of improvement since he replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium. Emery failed to steer Arsenal back into the Champions League ... Read More »

Real Madrid boss, Zidane  wants  board to sign Arsenal’s Saliba

Real Madrid boss, Zidane wants board to sign Arsenal’s Saliba

Despite only signing for Arsenal  in July, William Saliba has found himself in the sights of European giants Real Madrid . The 18-year-old France youth international joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne for a fee of up to £27million, before joining his former side on a season-long loan. The central defender had been tipped to become a key cog in Unai Emery’s side ... Read More »

Why Nigeria runs government anticlockwise, by Peter Obi

Why Nigeria runs government anticlockwise, by Peter Obi

Most public office holders across Africa have continued to run governance anticlockwise, a factor responsible for underdevelopment and high rate of unemployment in the country, says former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi. Aside making bad character the prerogative of the very rich and powerful, Obi lamented that these set of leaders in Nigeria have further insulted the sensibilities of ... Read More »

Probe governors, council chairs for ‘pocketing’ LGA allocations, SERAP tells Buhari

Probe governors, council chairs for ‘pocketing’ LGA allocations, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and/or appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate corruption allegations in the use of the monthly federal allocations to the 774 local governments in the country through the ... Read More »

Ndi Igbo: Politics, 2023 and matters arising, By Uche Diala

Ndi Igbo: Politics, 2023 and matters arising, By Uche Diala

I’m an Igbo man through and through but I’ve never deluded myself and I strive to tell myself the truth of which I’ve said more than enough on this matter, first before the 2015 elections and then again before the 2019 elections. I seek not to impress anyone. My views are all on the record. I’ve deliberately refrained from saying ... Read More »

Why they don’t want forensic audit in NDDC ••• Commission “Owing” Phantom Contractors over N3 Trillion Naira

Why they don’t want forensic audit in NDDC ••• Commission “Owing” Phantom Contractors over N3 Trillion Naira

The Interim Management Committee IMC of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC has expressed its commitment to facilitating an efficient forensic audit of the Commission, lamenting that the NDDC is currently indebted to some phantom contractors to the tune of over N3 trillion. The committee accused some of the contractors of sponsoring attacks against the audit as approved by President ... Read More »

CHIP WHIP plate number is illegal, says FRSC

CHIP WHIP plate number is illegal, says FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has washed it’s hands off the production of the vehicle number plate belonging to a ranking member of the Kano State House of Assembly which wrongly spelt Chief Whip as Chip Whip. FRSC also said the number plate is illegal, saying it did not issue it. The wrongly spelt number plate has been trending ... Read More »

Abiodun receives report of Review Committee on Civil Service under Amosun

Abiodun receives report of Review Committee on Civil Service under Amosun

Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the State Government will continue to engage the services of retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries in ensuring that things are done accordingly in the State’s civil service. Prince Dapo Abiodun, who disclosed this in his Oke Mosan Office while receiving the report of the Review Committee on the Appointment and Employment into ... Read More »