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…

Nigerian minister directs JAMB, institutions not to admit candidates below 18 years
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Nigerian minister directs JAMB, institutions not to admit candidates below 18 years

The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, a professor, has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Nigerian tertiary institutions to admit only candidates who are 18 years and above into the tertiary institutions. The minister gave the directive in his address at the ongoing 2024 Policy Meeting on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in…

20 schools grace EStars unveiling in Nigeria
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20 schools grace EStars unveiling in Nigeria

EStars, an educational Esports platform, is thrilled to announce its unveiling in Nigeria as it welcomed over 20 Nigerian schools to its opening, signaling a significant step towards revolutionising education through Esports in the country. The formal event, which was held at the Residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, was graced by…

Davis Cup Africa Group: Sports Minister rallies support for Team Nigeria
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Davis Cup Africa Group: Sports Minister rallies support for Team Nigeria

The Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh, has officially declared the 2024 Davis Cup Africa Group III qualification rounds open in Abuja. The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis, and Nigeria is hosting the qualification tournament for promotion into Africa Group II. In his address, Mr Enoh highlighted the…

Nigerians paid N721 billion cash as bribe to public officials in 2023 – NBS
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Nigerians paid N721 billion cash as bribe to public officials in 2023 – NBS

A total of roughly N721 billion was paid in cash as bribes to public officials in 2023, the Nigerian corruption survey published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed. The survey “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends” released on Thursday was conducted by the NBS in collaboration with the United Nations Office on…

EXCLUSIVE: Minister, Perm Sec disobey Tinubu’s directives
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EXCLUSIVE: Minister, Perm Sec disobey Tinubu’s directives

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, has yet to implement President Bola Tinubu’s directive that Nicholas Agbo-Ella be allowed to represent Nigeria as OPEC Governor, in what appears to some people a disobedience of President Bola Tinubu’s order. In a directive issued on 6 May, Mr Tinubu asked Mr Lokpobiri, whom he…

Minimum wage: Tinubu, labour leaders’ parley inconclusive, to continue next week
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Minimum wage: Tinubu, labour leaders’ parley inconclusive, to continue next week

• President suggests two years minimum wage review• Ajaero: No shift in our N250,000 demand, status quo remains• Tinubu meets Shettima, governors after labour parley• Labour worried over Tinubu’s stance, to convene organ meeting The macabre dance for a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers continued yesterday with no end in sight as the consultations…

Aliyu delivers energy transition lecture at Oriental News summit
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Aliyu delivers energy transition lecture at Oriental News summit

The Acting Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Abba Abubakar Aliyu, will be addressing key energy professionals and other government officials on the agency’s current drive towards delivering clean and reliable electricity across Nigeria. Also, Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Emomotimi Agama, would…

Diasporans target $100,000 for health, education
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Diasporans target $100,000 for health, education

Esan sons and daughters in North America, under the aegis of Esan World Congress (EWC), United States/Canada, are set to raise $100,000 for its Healthcare and Educational Empowerment programmes in Nigeria. This will be one of the highlights of its 2024 convention, which will be held between July 26 and 28 in Houston, Texas. Esan is…

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Appeal Court affirms Ododo as Kogi governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Ahmed Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the validly elected governor of Kogi state. A three-member panel, in a unanimous judgement, held that the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its governorship candidate, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, failed to prove the allegations contained in their…