2022 UTME: Institutions Allowed To Determine Admission Deadline

Tertiary institutions have been allowed to determine the deadline for the 2022 admissions due to the status of 2021 admissions. The decision was reached at the end the 2022 Policy meeting and 2020 National Tertiary Admissions Performance-Merit Award programme organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Abuja. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), some Vice Chancellors suggested that each university should be made to determine the closing date for the 2022 admissions into the institution, giving opportunities for universities yet to conclude…

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Kuje Prison Attack: NCoS Speaks On Whereabout Of Osinachi’s Husband, Wadume

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed reports that Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, and a suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (a.k.a. Wadume), escaped from custody during Friday’s jailbreak at Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja. The Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, NCoS, Chukwuedo Humphrey, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Tuesday in Abuja that the two inmates were still in custody. Some media reports had claimed that Osinachi’s husband and Wadume escaped during Friday’s terrorists’ attack on the custodial centre. NAN reports that terrorists, who attacked…

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NAFDAC Shuts 10 Factories for Producing “Poor Water”

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed 10 packaged water companies in Ondo State over non-compliance with the regulation and standards including production of water unfit for consumption. The Ondo State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. Benu Philip, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Akure. Philip said the affected companies, which spread across the state, had their premises sealed between January and June. READ ALSO: Real Reasons 3.57m Nigerians Girls Become Drug Abusers Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya…

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NDLEA Goes After Politicians Over Drug Consumption At Rally

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Niger Command, says it will go after politicians that encourage the consumption of illicit drugs by youths during political campaigns. Mr Haruna Kwetishe, the NLDEA commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday that such politicians would be arrested and prosecuted. Kwetishe said, “We will monitor all campaign gatherings and go after any leader found distributing hard drugs to the youth during political rallies. “We will not tolerate any form of political violence and thuggery during…

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End Four-Month Strike, Labour Appeals to ASUU

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has appealed to the striking University lecturers to shift ground in their demands by making some concessions so that students can return to school. Mr Monday Ogbodum, Cross River chapter Chairman of the TUC, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Tuesday. Ogbodum said the Academy Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had “clearly” made their points known to the world with the prolonged strike and advised government not to always allow issues to degenerate to strike…

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3 PDP Delegates Assassinated In Niger, Abacha’s Son Wins Kano Guber Ticket

Three delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been assassinated in Niger State. This came as Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader, Sani Abacha, emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election in Kano State. The three Niger PDP delegates who were assassinated came from Mariga local government area in Niger State. READ ALSO: 2023: Kantigi wins Niger PDP guber primary, defeats 4 other aspirants Peter Obi Dumps PDP, Withdraws From Party’s Presidential Primary How Dino Melaye was Defeated in Kogi…

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MTN Loses 1.3 million Subscribers To NIN-SIM Restrictions

Following the regulatory restrictions on new SIM sales and activation, MTN Nigeria now has 70.2 million. The telecommunication company said this in its unaudited results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022, and made available to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. on Thursday in Lagos. READ ALSO: Reps summon Trade Ministry, over MTN N2.6trn Waiver The company said it also recorded an additional 1.7 million subscribers between the first quarter of 2022 and fourth quarter of 2021, while active data users increased by 3.4 million to 35.9 million year-on-year. MTN…

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How Illegal Oil Bunkering Explosion Killed 108 People in Imo

The President-General of the Supreme Council of Oil and Gas Producing Areas in Imo state, Chief Collins Ajie, has given details of how an explosion rocked illegal bunkering site in the state, killing 108 people. The Friday night explosion occurred at an illegal oil bunkering site in Imo and a Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the site at the boundary between Abacheke and Abezi community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area on Saturday, gathered that the explosion occurred at about 8:00 p.m. Unidentified burnt bodies littered…

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