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Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

How soldiers treated semi-nude pro-Biafra women – Army

The Nigerian Army has denied harassing and rough handling women who gathered in Abiriba, Abia State ,in support of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra. A claim made by a group of partly-dressed women in a video posted online, accusing soldiers of stripping, harassing and arresting them, was “false”…

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

Pro-Biafra women protest half-naked against soldiers

In what appeared to be a repeat of the historic Aba women riot of 1929, some female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra have staged a protest in Abiriba, Abia State, half-dressed. An 18-minute video posted on Youtube on Friday showed the women barely clad, some with bare chests…

Aisha Yesufu

Resign now, Buhari – BringBackOurGirls co-convener, Aisha Yesufu

A co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Aisha Yesufu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health grounds. She advised the National Assembly to impeach the president if he fails to step down. "We need to take our country back, let the president resign, if he…

Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17).
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How to check your 2017 JAMB result

Follow the simple steps below to check your 2017 UTME result online for free. – Go to JAMB portal at http://www.jamb.org.ng/ResultChecker/CheckUTMEResults – Login with your Email and Password. – Click on ‘Result Notification’ from the list of services, or you should find a box that says “Check 2017 UTME Examination Results”. -…

Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17).
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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…

From left: Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun; Acting President Yemi Osinbajo; and CBN Governor, Dr Godwin Emefiele, at the opening of the Africa Finance Corporation’s Premier Infrastructure Conference in Abuja on Tuesday (16/5/17).
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Why Nigeria must borrow, can’t rely on recovered loot to fund budget – Adeosun

Although Nigeria is currently recovering some looted funds, it cannot rely on the loot to fund the budget, an official has said. Speaking at an Abuja Town Hall meeting, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said the federal government was working to block wastage, increase GDP and embark on single window project…

LAUTECH

JAMB to move UTME to Ilorin if LAUTECH students protest continues

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday said it has made plans to move candidates of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, who were scheduled to have their examination at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, to Ilorin to write their examination due to continued…

One of the centres used for the UTME exams

How JAMB, candidates prepare for 2017 UTME

After several months of preparation, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, will commence the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME, on Saturday. Many applicants said this year’s registration was one of the most hectic they experienced. Across the country, candidates laboured for hours and days to register. The process begins…

Bob Marley

Remembering Bob Marley 36 years after

May 11 is globally recognized as Bob Marley’s Day. A day observed by playing the songs of the reggae maestro and showcasing the Rastafarian root culture. This year’s Marley’s day is unique because it marked exactly 36 years that Marley died at the age of 36 in Miami, Florida, on…

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

If not checked, Nigeria’s specialized universities may soon be producing Imams, Pastors – Minister

Nigeria's Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has warned of the dangers in allowing specialized universities to continue to offer courses outside their mandates. Mr. Dalung who gave the warning on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Governing Councils of 23 federal universities in the country said it…

Alex Ekwueme

I’m happy Nnamdi Kanu is free — Ekwueme

Nigeria's former vice president, Alex Ekwueme, has expressed delight over the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. Mr. Ekwueme said that IPOB’s agitation was for equity and justice for all people of Nigeria, particularly the Igbo. The former vice president made the remarks,…

US Embassy, Abuja

101 Nigerians to participate in 2017 U.S. Mandela Washington Fellowship program

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has invited 101 young Nigerians to the U.S. to participate in the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The 101 Nigerians are to join their 899 colleagues from 48 other sub-Saharan countries for the fellowship program. The Embassy in Abuja said the Mandela Washington Fellowship is…

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Education Minister inaugurates new governing councils for 23 Nigerian universities

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday inaugurated the Governing Councils of 23 out of the 40 federal universities in the country. The new councils are to serve for a period of four years. Mr. Adamu said the inauguration came on the heels of the completion of the tenure…

Members of Midim Atan community in Akwa Ibom, who recently travelled to Abuja to protest against incessant attacks by a group called Akwa Marine. [Photo Credit: Ebuka Onyeji]

Akwa Ibom community under siege as ‘cult group’ attacks many

Dozens of residents have fled a community in Akwa Ibom after repeated attacks by a suspected cult group, locals and security officials say. Residents of Midim Atan village in Essien Udim local government area of the state said at least two people have so far been killed and many more…

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Group partners LRCN to launch reading clubs in Abuja schools

The Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria, LRCN, in partnership with Bratim Training Limited on Thursday launched reading clubs for two junior secondary schools in Abuja. The schools, in Jabi and Gwarimpa, were gifted with several items including books to mark the launch. Speaking at the event, the director of professional…

Peterside Atedo, Former Stanbic IBTC bank Chairman

Ex-bank chief accuses CBN of forex ‘favoritism’

A former chief executive officer of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Atedo Peterside, has accused the Central Bank of Nigeria of discriminatory exchange rates that shows bias. “When three people are competing in the same industry and they asses forex at different rates, effectively the winner is no longer chosen by…

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Nigeria can save $3.8 billion annually, boost local production of ICT products – CSOs

Nigeria can save about $3.8 billion annually if it sticks to the road map by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to boost local production of information and communications technology, ICT, products. A coalition of civil society groups, Transparency Advocacy Initiative Nigeria, made this observation at a press briefing…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

UTME: Group tackles ASUU for demanding JAMB registrar’s resignation

A civil society organisation on Thursday condemned the Academic Staff Union of Universities  (ASUU) for calling for the resignation of Is-haq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). According to the organization, the conduct of ASUU was fast becoming a national embarrassment to the nation’s academia…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede (R) addressing a News Conference in Abuja on Friday (7/4/17) on the proposed Computer Based Mock Examination holding Nationwide on Saturday April 8. With him is the Director of Test Administration, Dr Yusuf Lawal 02124/7/4/2017/Deborah Bada/ICE/NAN

How I will save Nigeria of at least N5billion in 2017 UTME – JAMB Registrar, Oloyede

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said arrangements have been concluded for interested candidates to write the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) this Saturday, April 29. The Registrar of JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede, made this known Wednesday in Abuja during a training session organized to…

Cameroon

Cameroon journalist jailed 10 years for alleged contacts with Boko Haram

A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities. The court had been told that evidence was found in Ahmed Abba's computer showing he had been in contact with Boko Haram Islamist…

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GCE registration starts on Friday – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that it will commence registration for the General Certificate Examination (GCE) 2017 for private candidates on Friday. The examination body disclosed this on its official tweeter handle, @waecnigeria. A screen shot of the registration information was also shared in the tweet. It…

Niger State on Nigerian Map

How ex-commissioner stole N6 billion discovered by EFCC – Governor

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Friday said that the N6 billion discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the accounts of a former public official were stolen from Niger State Government account. Mr. Bello also provided some details of how the money was allegedly stolen. The…

Nigerian Soldiers
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Movie on Nigeria’s fight against terrorism to premiere in Abuja

"Conscripted", a fictional film that depicts security agencies’ patriotic fight against terrorism and other crimes in society, is set for premiere in Abuja next week. The producer of the film, Aik Odiase, in a statement on Monday in Abuja said the premiere will hold on April 28 and 29 at…

Missing chibok girls
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Nigeria govt confirms further negotiation with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said negotiations are ongoing for the release of more Chibok schoolgirls still in the custody of the Boko Haram terrorists. He also expressed optimism that the dialogue would yield the desired result in due course. Mr. Osinbajo made this known on Tuesday evening at…

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Death Sentences: Nigeria ranks second in the world after China – Amnesty International

Nigeria has been ranked second in the world after China in recorded death sentences in 2016. Africa’s most populous nation handed down a total of 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year. This was disclosed by Amnesty International, a human rights group, in its annual…