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2019 UTME: JAMB registers 1,868,843 candidates

No fewer than 1,868,843 candidates have registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB. 

JAMB disclosed this in its weekly bulletin released by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, after concluding [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


FCT INEC salutes security, party agents

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has commended security and party agents for their cooperation with the commission during Saturday’s polls.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the Head of Department, Vo [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


DPO tasks police officers on team work

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Madalla suburb in Suleja local government of Niger State, CSP, Danjuma Adamu, has tasked the men and officers in the division to work with sister agencies to maintain the peace after the general elections.

He made this known in Madalla while moni [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Voters in Gwagwalada hail INEC over free, fair polls

Voters in gwagwala commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a hitch free elections in Gwagwalada and environs. 

Our correspondent gathered that the Presidential and National Assembly elections was hitch free, in the area council but [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Trump to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will delay imposing further trade tariffs on Chinese goods.

The rise in import duties on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% was due to come into effect on 1 March.

Mr Trump said both sides had made "substantial progress" in trade talk [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Brexit: Theresa May under pressure to consider Brexit delay

Theresa May is facing growing calls to say she would delay Brexit rather than leave the EU if no deal is in place by the end of March.

A new plan from some Tory MPs suggests ministers postpone Brexit until 23 May "to conclude negotiations".

It is being suggested as an alternati [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


South Africa names special tribunal to recover stolen wealth

A special tribunal is to be set up in South Africa with powers to fast-track prosecutions and recover the proceeds of corruption.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the tribunal would consider cases brought by the Special Investigating Unit.

After 25 years in power, the African National Cong [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Senegal election: President Macky Sall ’heading for victory’

Senegalese President Macky Sall is headed towards a second term in office, his prime minister has alleged.

Mohammed Dionne said preliminary results suggested Mr Sall had secured about 57% of the vote in Sunday's elections, but an official result will take days.

But rival candidates w [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


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