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Jigawa varsity fixes 160 as cut-off for 2017/2018 admissions

The Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa, has approved 160 cut-off point as its benchmark for the 2017/2018 admissions against the 120 set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for universities in the country.

Lagos ready to emerge Africa’s tourism, entertainment hub – Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said the State is more than ready to take the driving seat for the development of Tourism, Arts and Entertainment in Africa.


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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe should be allowed to die in office – Zanu-PF youths

The youth wing of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has proposed that the nonagenarian should be allowed to die in office, fuelling speculation that the 93 year-old leader was not keen on relinquishing power.

How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent.

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

The Democratic Republic of Congo was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

PDP is the only political party in Enugu – Reps member Chukwuemeka Ujam

The member representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ujam has declared that no other political party exists in Enugu State except the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo Assembly approves loan to purchase 75 buses

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday approved a request by the executive to obtain a loan to purchase 75 buses for the state owned transport service.

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Newcastle United sign loan star Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund

Newcastle completed the permanent signing of Mikel Merino from Borussia Dortmund on Friday after the midfielder’s impressive start to his spell in the Premier League.

NGO decries low enrollment of girls in school

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Girls Education Mission International (GEMI) has decried the low enrollment of girls in primary and secondary schools in northern Nigeria.

2019: Ex-House of Reps Speaker Dimeji Bankole declares support for ADP

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole, has declared his full support to the newly formed Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State.

ECOWAS moves to eliminate illicit trading of tobacco in the region

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Monday, met in Abuja to validate the draft directive on track and trace systems for tobacco products and review the tax convention on income, capital and inheritance for the region.

Group attacks Governor Okorocha for erecting Jacob Zuma’s statue in Imo

A civil society organisation, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, on Sunday berated the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for playing host to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.