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Agu Chisom Samuel, Comr. Eme Udochukwu Prince and Solomon Akuma all from Abia State Nigeria has made it to the 2019 Youth Diplomacy Summit in Accra Ghana.The international youth diplomacy summit is an innovation of model United Nations conference that brings together youths from across Africa to discuss pertinent issues of global interest. It is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, Security Council and other agencies under the United Nations.Focusing on youth e...
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Caf The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fired its secretary after he made corruption accusations against the president Ahmad Ahmad.General secretary Amr Fahmy was sacked after the Egyptian accused his boss of bribes and misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to officials and an internal document.The document, sent on March 31 by Fahmy to a FIFA body that investigates alleged ethics breaches, accuses Ahmad of ordering his secretary-general to pay $20,0...
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JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede. The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Monday said some private universities were aiding academic corruption and decadence in the country.Oloyede spoke in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a two-day summit on Nigerian private universities, themed, Private University Education Delivery in Nigeria; Challenges and Opportunities, organised by the National Universities Commission.He said, The government o...
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The panel set up by the Federal Government to investigate the crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme has recommended immediate dismissal of the Executive Secretary of the agency, Prof Usman Yusuf.A copy of the report which was obtained by The PUNCH accused Yusuf of breaching the Public Procurement Act as well as the Public Service Rules.The seven-man committee headed by Dr Hassan Bukar, a retired permanent secretary, nonetheless, did not recommend Yusuf for prosecution...
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered a syndicate that specializes in sitting for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for prospective candidates for a fee.As a result of the various intelligence gathering of the Board, over 50 of such professional examination writers have been arrested across the country.JAMB made this known in its Monday Bulletin of 15th April, 2019, made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Head of Information, Dr Fabian Be...
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The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Mao Arukwe Ohuabunwa yesterday took an inspection tour to ascertain the level work done on the ongoing Arochukwu/Ohafia road.Speaking to news men at the Ihechiowa axis of the road, Senator Mao eulogized the contractor for quality of work done already on the road that has been a nightmare to the people of Arochukwu LGA, he urged the contractors to make sure that they deliver the Project on...
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Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Jeremiah Useni has asked the election petition tribunal to declare him the winner of the March 9, governorship election in the state.Useni in a statement signed by chairman, PDP Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Yiljap Abraham, said he had filed a petition at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the declaration of Governor Simon Lalong as the winner of the poll.Plateau PDP gu...
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The Argentina international is fully fit and raring to go against the Premier League side on Tuesday night in European competition.Lionel Messi is fully fit to face Manchester United and ready to end his long drought in the Champions League quarter-finals, according to Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.Star forward Messi skipped the weekend draw against Huesca after an accidental elbow from Chris Smalling left him with a bloody nose and a bruised eye at Old Trafford last week.Th...
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The Senator Representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Sen. Magnus Abe, has declared that his ambition of becoming a governor in 2019 has been laid to rest.Abe also warned the National body of the All Progressives Congress, APC, against attitudes that would create crisis in the party in the state.Abe, who intended to become a governor on the platform of the APC, spoke in Port Harcourt during yesterday during stakeholders meeting of the faction of APC...
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On April 4, the Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Patience Oniha, dropped a bombshell that Nigerias bloating debt portfolio has hit N24.39 trillion as at December 31, 2018. The debt rose by N2.66 trillion in one year as the 2017 figure was N21.72 trillion.According to her, the new debt stock represents a year-on-year growth rate of about 12.25 per cent.But to economy watchers, the revelation was not totally a surprise because the Central Bank of Nigerias Monetary ...
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Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu The glory of yester years education system in Nigeria has vanished like the vapours of a dewy morning. No vehicle can run indefinitely without a refuel just as no tree can hope to remain sturdy without water and sunshine. The events of recent years have no doubt inscribed this truth deeply into the breasts of our near comatose education system. It is apparent that we are still practicing a backward oriented education system in Nigeria in this digital ...
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While his trial is ongoing at the Code of Conduct Tribunal chaired by Justice Danladi Umar over allegations of non-declaration of assets, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has decided to be smart by tendering his resignation letter from office with effect from April 8, 2019. This is coming barely a week after the National Judicial Council (NJC), recommended his retirement from office after considering the EFCC petition against him. The recommendation of the NJC i...
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