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59 Ikoyi Prisons Inmates Sat for 2017 JAMB

JAMB 2015/2016 UTME

59 inmates of the Ikoyi Prisons Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday sat for the on-going Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The figure was an improvement over the 32 that sat for the examination in 2016. The Principal of the Ikoyi Prison School, Mr Idris Ibikunle, said that the candidates were better …

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Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Receives 2017 Budget

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, has received the 2017 budget. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, announced this via twitter some minutes ago. There is still some controversy as to who would sign the budget. While Laolu took to his twitter handle yesterday to say Osinbajo would …

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Explosion Rocks UNIMAID

There were two bomb explosion on Thursday night at the University of Maiduguri, the president of the Student Union Government of the institution, Abu Babati said. Babati, who spoke on phone to journalists said the first one went off at about 10.50pm on Thursday with the second about two hours …

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I’ve No Regrets That Wike is Governor – Jonathan

While speaking during the commissioning of the Second Nkpogu Bridge in Rivers state on Thursday, former President Goodluck Jonathan, said that he has no regret that Chief Nyesom Wike became the Governor of Rivers State. Jonathan who made the declaration, during the second year anniversary of the Wike administration, said …

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Fined $8.5million – MTN Again In Trouble,

Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator has fined MTN Rwanda, a division of South Africa’s MTN Group, 7 billion francs (8.5 million dollars) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its licence. The regulator said in a ruling posted on its website in Kigali that MTN Rwanda was …

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Pregnant Lady Gang-R@ped By 11 Men In South Africa

A 22-year-old pregnant woman was kidnapped and brutally gang-R@ped in Johannesburg’s inner city while on her way home from work at a nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning. The woman’s male colleague told The Star they finished work at 4am and were attacked on Lilian Ngoyi (formerly Bree) …

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JAMB Candidate Arrested with Gun Inside Exam Hall

A 21-year-old candidate of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was arrested for bringing firearms into one of the centres at the ongoing examinations in Nasarawa State, according to Punch. This was revealed by Nasarawa state commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Mr. Bashir Lawal-Kano. According to Lawal-Kano, …

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Former Minister Passes School Examination in Jail

A former Indian minister, who is serving a 10-year jail term for corruption, has passed a school final examination at the age of 82, his son said Wednesday. Prakash Chautala, a four-time chief minister of the northern state of Haryana, took the class 12 school-leaving exam conducted by India’s open …

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Drama As Osinbajo Fails to Inaugurate New Ministers Again

Recall that we reported last week Wednesday that in the absence of President Muhamamdu Buhari, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, did not swear in two new ministers, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe), few days after President Buhari headed for the United Kingdom for a follow-up consultation with his …

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Commissioner of Agriculture in Imo State Suspended By APC

The All Progressives Congress in the Egbu ward, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, has suspended the Commissioner for Agriculture, Petroleum and Environment, Udo Agoha, according to Punch. The suspension was conveyed in a resolution signed by the Chairman, Osuji Oguoma; vice chairman, Nathaniel Uzodinma; secretary, James Oparaegwu; …

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FG Grants Iara Oshiomhole, 334 Foreigners Nigerian Citizenship

A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good …

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Lagos Hairdresser Commits Suicide Over N150,000 Loan

A hairdresser, Yetunde Oladipupo, aka Iyabo, has committed suicide on Onabola Street, Owotutu, in the Somolu area of Lagos State. According to Punch Metro,the deceased commited suicide by drinking sniper insecticide on Friday shortly after seeing off some friends who had visited her. Although the cause of the visit could …

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Man Butchers His Mother While Reading Bible (Photo)

An angry crowd yesterday descended on a mentally unstable man for allegedly killing his mother in Kumba Cameroon. In a video, which has gone viral online, the deceased appeared to be reading a bible before she was gruesomely H@cked to death by her son. The alleged mentally unstable suspect was …

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Future elections will be better than 2015 – INEC

The Chairman of Independent National Elect0ral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission was committed to making future elections in the country better than the 2015 exercise. Yakubu made the pledge when he received the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington at INEC headquarters on Wednesday …

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