The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has so far registered over 1.9 million prospective candidates for its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), with a few hours to the end of the exercise.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of Media and Information, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Lagos.
This year’s registration for the examination commenced on Monday, Jan. 13 and will be concluded on Feb. 17.
“Let me state clearly here that there will be no extension for the registration of candidates for both the UTME and the direct entry … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Victor Ogunyinka

Kindly Share This Story:Buhari and El-Rufai
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State entry into public service is accidental.
President Buhari, who stated this while felicitating with the governor on his 60th birthday said that el-Rufai has made deliberate, well thought out and long-lasting contributions in his public service.

He highlighted el-Rufai’s diligent contributions to the 2015 political upset that heralded take-over of power by governing All Progressives Congress, APC.
President Buhari said he joined Kaduna State Executive Council and indigenes in celebrating Governor el-Rufai, who turns 60 today (Sunday, February 16, 2020,) congratulating him for distinguished … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Seun Opejobi

The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.

Ihedioha had filed an appeal seeking judicial review of the apex court’s judgement which had on January 14, 2020, ordered his removal from office.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Uzodimma’s preliminary objection was against a motion on notice dated Feb. 5, filed by Ihedioha and PDP.

They prayed the Supreme Court for an order setting aside “as a nullity the judgment delivered by it on January 14.”
Uzodimma and APC’s preliminary objection against Ihedioha was brought pursuant to … >>> Read Full Story

Policemen on patrol

By Jethro Ibileke
Ahead of the burial of Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Meme Sally, parents of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, security operatives have virtually taken over the Anambra, Imo and Abia axis of the South-Eastern region of the country.
The burial is holding on Friday at lsiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia North Local Government area of Abia State.
IPOB and security agencies have been trading words over the burial ceremony.
Abia State police authorities had threatened to disrupt the burial, should members of the IPOB show up there, perhaps to forestall possible breakdown of … >>> Read Full Story

Chikwe Ihekweazu

The UK Government has formally launches a £10.7million partnership with Nigeria aimed at tackling drug resistance through improving public health surveillance systems, upgrading laboratory equipment, and training technicians and scientists.
Representatives from Nigeria’s Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Environment celebrated this new collaboration at a reception hosted by the UK’s High Commissioner.
The partnership is part of The Fleming Fund, a £265 million programme by UK Aid to tackle the growing threat of drug resistance – referred to as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – in low and middle-income countries around the world.

AMR occurs when bacteria survive exposure to antibiotics that would normally kill … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Emmanuel Okogba

Kindly Share This Story:Police: ONCE again, Nigeria is reminded that she is one of the most backward countries in the world.
Our rankings in such areas as education, healthcare, electricity, infrastructure, human development, food security, poverty/prosperity, human rights and what have you, show we are either at the bottom of the scale or very close, even in the world’s poorest zone: sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2017, the International Police Science Association, IPSA’s, World Internal Security and Police Index, WISPI, ranked the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, 127th out of 127 countries in the world. That was during the regime of Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Then … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Fikayo Olowolagba

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has mourned the death of the late music icon, Sir Victor Olaiya.

Mohammed in a statement sent to DAILY POST signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi said despite his age, Olaiya’s death came as a shock to him.
He described Olaiya, as a legend whose music signposted a great epoch in the history of Nigeria.

The minister added that the death of Olaiya was a great loss to the Creative Industry.
”Sir Victor Olaiya was not just a musician, but a great patriot, hence it was not a surprise that he played officially … >>> Read Full Story