Showing posts from May 17, 2017

Senate gives Osinbajo two weeks ultimatum to submit budgets of revenue generating agencies

The Senate has issued a two-week ultimatum to acting President Yemi Osinbajo to ensure submission of the budgets of 31 public establishments, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigerian Ports Authority, to the National Assembly in line with the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and the Fiscal Responsibility Act.
The Senate, following a motion by the Deputy Leader, Bala Na’Allah on Wednesday, also resolved that the concerned agencies should stop further spending pending compliance.
Many Senators, including Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu; Solomon Adeola, APC-Lagos; George Sekibo, PDP-Rivers; James Manager, PDP-Delta; Barnabas Gemade, APC-Benue, took swipe on the agencies for disregarding the law and spending “trillions”, in sum, without appropriation.

15-year-old boy and his father brutally attacked with machete in Delta State

A 15-year-old boy identified as Bright and his father are currently hospitalised after they were allegedly hacked with cutlass in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta State by men he referred to as 'untouchable lords'

Read the report as shared by CEO of Behind Bars Initiative, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison:

    Bright and his father were on their way back from farm and were both Butchered by untouchable lords in their Community.
    I received a phone call from Little Bright pleading I should seek for Justice for him.

    "I was in the Farm with my father and a man named Oyibo came to meet us in the farm. Oyibo came on that faithful day and started clearing my father's land. My Father warned him never to approach his land, Oyibo left.
    After the day's work, we were on motorcycle when a group of men numbering six (6) pushed us down and started attacking us with machetes.
    They cut me severally with cutlass and left me to attack my Father and I escaped.
    I ran into…

JAMB releases first batch of UTME 2017 results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) On Tuesday said it has released the results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted so far.
The examinations began on May 13 and will end on May 20.
JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES in phone chat said the results are being released within 24 hours after the examinations.
He further advised candidates to check their e-mail addresses or visit the board’s website for their results.
Mr. Benjamin said that the results released so far are “fair”.
He said a technical team was on standby at the JAMB headquarters to receive and address complaints from the 642 centres across the country.
About 1.7 million candidates registered for the 2017 UTME; more than 1.2 million registered in 2016.

SSANU, NASU, disagree over FUNAAB VC’s suspension

Abeokuta—The two non-academic staff unions of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta FUNAAB yesterday, expressed mixed reactions over the suspension of the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olusola Oyewole. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, had in a letter dated May 5, signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr. Hussaini Adamu, suspended Oyewole. The suspension is pending the determination of a criminal suit instituted against him by the EFCC. Oyewole, whose five- year tenure will expire on May 23, however defied the directive and reported for work at his office on Monday. But members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, of the institution yesterday, held separate rallies on the campus to express their respective feeling for and against Oyewole. While NASU members converged on the open space in front of the Senate building, to condemn the suspension and eulogise the VC, SSA…

‘Debie Rise is my kind of woman’ – Ice Prince

Chocolate City rapper, IcePrince has revealed that former Big brother Nigeria contestant Debie Rise is a type of woman he loves.

The ‘Chike’ crooner revealed this in an interview which featured him, Davido, CDQ and Patoranking.

The problem with anti-graft war — Saraki

Abuja—Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said yesterday that the reason the current fight against corruption has not yielded much success was tbecause it was riddled with sensationalism, stressing the need for sincerity in the bid to end corruption. This is even as speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said that until strong institutions were built and strengthened, Nigeria might end up punishing corruption but not fighting it. Bukola Saraki Speaking in Abuja at the  launch of ‘Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story’, a book written by Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi West, Saraki advised that the fight against corruption be focused on deterrence and not punishment. Saraki, who noted that the current government was making effort in forcing back the menace, said  “I am convinced that why our fight against corruption has not yielded much success is that we have favoured punishment over deterrence. “We must review our approaches by building our institutions to make…

5 killed in another suicide bomb attack in Borno

Maiduguri – The Police Command in Borno on Tuesday confirmed the killing of five persons in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state. The Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku, made the confirmation in a statement in Maiduguri. “Information received from Konduga has it that on Monday at about 2130 hrs, three Female suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped on their bodies at Shuwa settlement of Mandarari Ward Konduga , killing themselves and two others. “While six persons sustained injuries, Normalcy has been restored in the area,” Isuku said The command had on May 13 confirmed a twin suicide attack that rocked the premises of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). According to the command’s Spokesman, Victor Isuku, three suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel.

10 things you must know before getting married

Marriage is a beautiful thing and it is a blessing from God to man, it is a day that most people look forward to in their lives.

But there are some things you need to know before getting married

 Respect is more important than love.Not that love is not important. But there are many cases where couples choose to stay together even though the love had died long before. Sometimes to support their children till they grow up, or to attain financial security. In contrary, once you lose the respect to your partner, you won’t be able to coexist. You can revive lost love, but disrespect is irreparable.

• Fancy the eyes: If you decided to fall in love with the looks, make sure to fall for the eyes, because they never age. The handsome guy that you know today, in few years’ time, will have a muffin-top belly and thinning hair and the stunning beauty that you adore now will have wrinkled face and sagged posture. Remember, the eyes are the window of the soul. You will see your partner’s passion, j…

Horrific! Two beautiful young women abducted, defiled and shot dead

What is going on in South Africa for God’s sake!? Days after the shocking murder of 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena, the bodies of two friends Popi Qwabe and Bongeka Phingula were found at a dumping site in Tladi informal settlement, Johannesburg Tuesday morning.
According to reports, they were mugged, defiled and shot dead over the weekend. The young women went missing on Friday, May 12. Bongeka Phungula graduated from the Durban University of Technology. She recently moved to Johannesburg to pursue an acting career. Qwabe is from Zola, Soweto.

UTME candidates complain about system failure at examination centers

The ongoing University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Monday in Yenagoa did not go well for some candidate as there were complains about the system failure they experienced during the examination.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went round some centres, reported that the first session of the examination on Monday started at 9.00 a.m. instead of 7.00 a.m. as scheduled.

The candidates described the Computer Based Testing (CBT) mode as hectic.

They said they were not happy over the system failure and difficulty they experienced in logging into the JAMB website.

CBT centres visited were Linnet Paul Innovation Institute in Etegwe, Kings and Queens College Centre 1 and 2, Yenagoa Local Government Area and Imiringi Centre in Ogbia area, among others.

Paul Izibeloko, a candidate at the Kings and Queens College Centre 1 told NAN shortly after his examination that the major challenge was system failure and poor internet connection.

Izibeloko, who participated i…

Federal Government Declares Mondays, Wednesdays as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Day

FG approves Mondays and Wednesdays every week, as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days. Govt moves to effectively implement the policy in a manner that would encourage all.

Nigerians to conveniently observe the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays every week, as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days across the country, TVC reports.

The approval was contained in a letter from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, dated April 4, 2017, and addressed to the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma.

The letter, signed by Umar Lamba for the Permanent Secretary, Ayotunde Adesugba, reads in part: “The Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its meeting of Wednesday, 1st February, 2017, has approved the adoption of Mondays and Wednesdays of every week as Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days as part of measures to uplift the nation’s culture and promote Made-in-Nigeria texti…

JAMB moves exam to Ilorin over LAUTECH Students’ protest

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday said it will move candidates scheduled to write their examination at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH in Ogbomoso, to Ilorin, due to students’ protest.
The UTME candidates scheduled to use the LAUTECH campus Computer Based Test (CBT) centre were prevented from gaining access to the school to write their examination scheduled for Monday morning.

The protesting students reportedly shut the school gate by 5am after the student leaders held a meeting following ongoing crisis in the institution.

They were demanding for a comprehensive academic calendar before new students are being admitted to the school.

Reacting to the mayhem JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin told newsmen that the board was concluding arrangements to reschedule the exams for the affected candidates to Ilorin.

'We will reschedule them. Even though it’s not our problem, it’s the school’s problem, but they are our candidates.

There is no priva…

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai visits fire victims in the hospital

Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday visited victims of  fire incident at St. Gerard's Hospital. The accident occurred at Kerawa Road, Tudun Wada, Kaduna State. More photos after the cut...

Heavy downpour kills baby abandoned in a gutter in Benue

The sad incident happened in Gboko community in Benue state. According to Apiah Ephraim who shared the sad story online, a woman abandoned a baby inside a gutter along Gyado Junction - Yandev express way in Gboko on Monday May 15th. There was a heavy downpour in the area that night that led to the child dying from exposure to the bad weather. See graphic photos of the baby after the cut...