Godfrey AKON

I didn’t share $20,000 to appropriation c’ttee members -Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has denied the allegation that he gave out $20,000 each to members of the appropriation committee.
The former chairman of Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, had alleged that the speaker bribed each member of his committee to ac [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016

I have weighty evidence against Dogara, others – Jibrin

The former chairman of House Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmunin Jibrin, has said he has weighty evidence to substantiate his allegations against Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of the House.
Jibrin, who was removed as chairman [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016

World university rankings: Nigerian varsities fail again

Nigerian universities have failed to make the list of 1,000 best universities in the world, in latest rankings released by a Jeddah-based organization, the Centre for World University Rankings, CWUR.
The CWUR rankings released this week however placed Nigeria 80th in the list of countries with h [...]

Fri, 15 July 2016

JAMB extends direct entry registration to July 29

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has extended the closure date for the 2016 direct entry registration to July 29th, 2016.
In a statement posted on its website, the board advised candidates to take advantage of the opportunity and complete their registration at any JAMB-approve [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016

FG pegs post-UTME screening fees at N2, 500

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may have reversed its position on post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, as it has pegged a fee of N2, 500 for Post-UTME screening exercise.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Secretary-General of Association of Vice Chancellor [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016

Ex-MEND commanders caution FG of fraudulent pipeline contractors

The alleged plan by the Federal Government to renegotiate pipeline protection contract with ex-militants in the Niger-Delta ‎region is not going down well with some former agitators as they have expressed worry that the move could be a gratification for crime.
While addressing journalists in [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016

Ex-militants urge FG to eliminate politics from amnesty

Some ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have called on the Federal Government to eliminate the politics that has plagued the amnesty programme since it started in 2009.
Briefing journalists in Abuja, ex-militant Commander of Obese Group, Tamunotonye-Meiba Kuna, alleged that the non-inclusion [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016

Nigeria to sign educational MoU with Sudan, Rwanda

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to sign Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Sudanese and Rwandan governments on educational cooperation.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, dropped the hint in Abuja during separate meetings with the Ambassadors of both countries in h [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


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