2024 UTME: JAMB lists 13 candidates with highest marks (FULL LIST)
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2024 UTME: JAMB lists 13 candidates with highest marks (FULL LIST)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has listed the candidates who scored the highest in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB Registrar Is-haq Oloyede, a professor, listed the candidates during a presentation at an ongoing admission policy meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Three candidates scored the highest mark of 367 out of…

Court bars PDP from conducting congress in Rivers
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Court bars PDP from conducting congress in Rivers

A State High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has barred Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from conducting its congress in the state. The judge, Sobere Biambo, gave the order in a suit filed by David Omereji and ten others (as applicants) against the PDP, its national chairperson, national financial secretary, and national…

EXCLUSIVE: National Assembly pressured Nigerian govt to sign Samoa Agreement
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EXCLUSIVE: National Assembly pressured Nigerian govt to sign Samoa Agreement

The National Assembly lobbied the Nigerian government to sign the Samoa Agreement, PREMIUM TIMES can report. This newspaper obtained a letter from the National Assembly to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu, asking the government to sign the Agreement. PREMIUM TIMES reported that the House urged the government to suspend the implementation…

NASS to work with AGF to ensure “real elections” at local government level—Akpabio
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NASS to work with AGF to ensure “real elections” at local government level—Akpabio

The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, says the National Assembly will work with the Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, to address the lack of confidence in elections conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIEC). Mr Akpabio spoke to journalists on Thursday after a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the State House. PREMIUM…

Cement Price: Reps panel threatens arrest warrant against Dangote Cement
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Cement Price: Reps panel threatens arrest warrant against Dangote Cement

A committee of the House of Representatives investigating the hike in the price of cement has threatened to issue warrants of arrest against the management of Dangote Cement over its refusal to honour the committee’s invitation. The House Committee on Solid Minerals, chaired by Jonathan Gaza (SDP, Nasarawa), issued the threat on Tuesday during a…

MRA condemns Nigerian govt’s threat to jail officials leaking information
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MRA condemns Nigerian govt’s threat to jail officials leaking information

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Thursday condemned as anachronistic and inimical to transparent and accountable governance a statement credited to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, in which he threatened that government officials who disclose information without authorisation would be jailed. Speaking in Abuja on 2 July 2024, at a workshop…

MRA condemns Nigerian govt’s threat to jail officials leaking information
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MRA condemns Nigerian govt’s threat to jail officials leaking information

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Thursday condemned as anachronistic and inimical to transparent and accountable governance a statement credited to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, in which he threatened that government officials who disclose information without authorisation would be jailed. Speaking in Abuja on 2 July 2024, at a workshop…

ANALYSIS: Hasty constitutional reforms deepen tensions in Togo
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ANALYSIS: Hasty constitutional reforms deepen tensions in Togo

Togo’s recently revised Constitution, adopted by parliament on 19 April, changes the system of government from presidential to parliamentary. Leading ruling party figures say it strengthens democracy and institutional stability and fits the country’s current socio-political realities. However, some opposition and civil society members call the reforms a constitutional coup d’état aimed at circumventing presidential…

There are over 277 guns around National Assembly – Senator
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There are over 277 guns around National Assembly – Senator

The senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Jimoh Ibrahim, has said there are over 277 guns within the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. Mr Ibrahim disclosed this during the plenary on Wednesday when he was contributing to a motion sponsored by the Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, on the recent bombings in Gwoza town…

Why I’m pushing for government structure reform bill – Drafter
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Why I’m pushing for government structure reform bill – Drafter

The initiator of a draft bill seeking the restructuring and new model of government in Nigeria, Akin Fapohunda, said on Monday that the propositions would help to resolve some of Nigeria’s crises if passed into law. Mr Fapohunda appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, expressing concerns about Nigeria’s critical situation and the need for change….