UTME: JAMB reveals candidates eligible for 2019 mock exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says only candidates who have received their notification slips are eligible for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock exercise scheduled for April 1. Fabian Benjamin, the head, media and information of the board, said this during an interview with NAN on Friday in Lagos. “We have concluded […]

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVT: NIGER GOVT TO SPEND N5.7BILLION ON RELOCATION OF MADALLA MARKET ON ABUJA- KADUNA EXPRESSWAY

Apparently disturbed by traffic gridlock, perpetual accidents and environmental hazzards on Abuja- Kaduna Expressway at Madalla market in Suleja Local Government, Niger State government has approved the relocation and construction of a new market. Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry, Hon. Mudi Mohammed announced the approval after the weekly state executive council meeting in Minna, […]

FULL LIST: Lagos, Ebonyi… supplementary elections will hold in these 18 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Saturday’s supplementary elections will take place in 18 states. A document released by INEC on Thursday showed supplementary governorship polls will hold in five states including Bauchi (14 LGAs), Benue (22 LGAs, Plateau (9 LGAs) Kano (29 LGAs) and Sokoto (22 LGAs) It said although an Adamawa state high […]

FG closes case against Onnoghen

…Suspended CJN to file no-case submission Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Although, the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN) had proposed to call six witnesses […]

Why a Nigerian MIT graduate turned down 6-figure paycheck in the US and returned home

By Nzekwe Henry There’s a certain allure that accompanies being one of the best graduating students in any educational institution for that matter, not to mention one as prestigious as the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Boston, U.S.A. Finishing at the top end of your class from such an institution, to a reasonable […]

FG to increase VAT, adjust 2019 budget

…as Senate okays N30,000 minimum wage   Experts speak The Federal Government would send request to the National Assembly for adjustments to the 2019 budget to reflect ways of sourcing funds to pay the new national minimum wage which was approved by the Senate yesterday. Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma said this […]

ANALYSIS: Obasanjo and the humbling of Nigeria’s number one kingmaker

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is considered as one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria, and since the return of democracy in 1999, has been having his say in who becomes the president of Nigeria. At least until now. Mr Obasanjo was in office as president of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007. He was later […]