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Nigeria: JAMB Calls for Embargo On Establishment of New Varsities

By Azeezat Adedigba The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called for an embargo on the establishment of new public and private universities in the country. The registrar of the board, Is-haq Oloyede, said emphasis should rather be placed on developing the 170 universities in the country. According to …

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Zoo Gorilla ‘swallows’ N7m; Ajudua ‘swallows’ Bamaiyi’s $8m + Your Responses

This column has previously done a feature on ‘Human Snakes’. That was when, many months ago N36 million went missing at the Benue State office of JAMB. Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk there alleged that a snake swallowed the money in her office. This time, another innocent creature of God’s, …

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Abiola: Sule Lamido finally makes revelations on June 12 annulment

A former Foreign Affairs minister and ex-governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has opened up on issues that resulted to the annulment of the June 12 1993 presidential election. He described June 12 as a story of political treachery, political double dealing, political betrayal, political deals and political opportunism, …

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Overgrazing, others threaten Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands – NCF

Nigerian Conservation Foundation has identified overgrazing, drought and poor management of upstream water development scheme as major threats to the continued existence of Hadejia Nguru Wetlands. Other challenge, according to the foundation, is deforestation or excessive felling of the trees around the wetlands. He spoke at a forum with journalists …

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Suspected bandits kill vigilante in Jigawa

Suspected armed bandits on Tuesday stormed Fachawa community in Ringim local government area of Jigawa State, killing a vigilante in the process. Salisu Usman, the son of the deceased, told PREMIUM TIMES the suspected bandits came around 11 p.m. on motorcycles armed, ransacked their house “and found that their target …

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Banned injection worth N100m intercepted by customs in Kano

– Analgin injection worth N100 million has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service – Recall that the injection was banned in Nigeria 15 years ago when it was discovered that it could lead to complications that increase the risk of heart problems – Nigeria Customs Service calls on all …

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Why governors now control Nigeria Police Force – Ringim

Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Uba Bala Ringim, said some governors mostly control men of the Nigeria Police Force in their respective states because they are the one taking care of their needs. Ringim stated this while fielding questions from DAILY POST in Ringim, Jigawa State over the …

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Federal Government, State Governors To Reconcile Excess Crude Account, NNPC Remittance, Reconstitute NEC Committee

The National Economic Council has reconstituted an ad hoc committee to reconcile the Excess Crude Account, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s remittance, and related issues. Governor Ahmadu Fintri of Adamawa State made the announcement when he briefed journalists covering the State House alongside governors Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo (State) and Willie …

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Jigawa PDP may seek court order to stop LG polls

By Aliyu Dangida Dutse —Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in  Jigawa State has vowed to seek a court order to stop the state Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, from conducting local government elections scheduled for June 29, 2019. PDP School Certificate: CUPP spokesman wants court to disqualify Buhari(Opens in a new browser …

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