Kaduna To Go After 2,000 Unregistered Private Schools – Official

The Kaduna State Quality Assurance Authority says it will go after over 2,000 unregistered private primary and secondary schools operating illegally in the state. The Director-General of the authority, Hajiya Umma Ahmad, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Monday. Ahmad explained that only about 2,000 out of the over 4,000 private schools operating in the state have registered with the state government. According to her, some of the schools have been operating in the state for over 20 years without registration to…

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Trafficked Nigerian Lady Regains Freedom In Lebanon

A young Nigerian lady who was trafficked to Lebanon has regained her freedom and has now been handed over to the Nigerian Ambassador in Beirut. This is according to the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa. Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa made this disclose via her official Twitter page on Monday, January 13. According to the President’s special aide, the young lady who is known as Omolola Ajayi was received warmly by Ambassador Goni Zanna Bura and she is happy to be in safe hands. She added that Omolola will soon…

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Bolufemi Moturayo Yetunde : Corps Member Commits Suicide, Drop A Note

The Enugu State Police Command on Saturday confirmed that a serving National Youth Service Corps member in Enugu State, Princess Motunrayo Bolufemi, has committed suicide. Bolufemi, a Batch C Youth Corps Member serving in Girls’ Secondary School, Ibagwa-Aka, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, took her life on Friday when she allegedly drank a substance suspected to be snipper. The corps member, who hailed from Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State and a graduate of Banking and Finance from Prince Abubakar Audu University, formerly Kogi State University,…

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After Initial Denial, FG Agency Confirms Earth Tremor In Abuja

The Nigeria Geological Survey Agency on Monday confirmed that there was a minor earth tremor in Bwari Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Imam Kaka, a Deputy Director in the agency and head of Geophysics Department, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. Kaka said officials of the agency had visited Bwari to evaluate the situation, adding that though there was a vibration in the area, there was no visible crack. He urged residents of the area not to panic. He said: “We…

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NAMA Didn’t Get Customs’ Waiver To Clear Navigational Aids — MD

The Nigerian Airspace Management Authority did not get the waiver it requested from the Nigeria Customs Service to clear the CAT111 navigation aids equipment from the Lagos seaport. The Managing Director of NAMA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, said this on Sunday while briefing newsmen in Lagos. Akinkuotu said rather NAMA paid over N100 million to clear the imported equipment worth about N1 billion. He said: “CATIII is a modern Instrument Landing System approach used in low visibility weather conditions. They are specialized instruments installed at airports to assist pilots to fly…

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Nigerian Access Bank Breaks Into Cameroonian Market

Nigerian banking group, Access Bank, has created a subsidiary in Cameroon. With an initial capital of about XAF14.5 billion, the new subsidiary’s headquarters will be in Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital. The administrative board of this subsidiary is constituted of seven members, with only one Cameroonian, the legal notice published for the creation indicated. These members are Patience Melone, Iyabode Soji-Okusanya, Fatai Oladipo, Abraham Aziegbe, Ibukunoluwa Odegbaike, and Ellis Nzo Azu. Created for a duration of 99 years, the bank has chosen Price Water House Coopers as its external auditor and…

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Principal Admits Sexual Relationships With Twin Students

A principal of a secondary school in Lagos, Samson Adeyemo, has admitted before an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he had sexual relationships with two 17-year-old twin students of his school. Adeyemo, 41, who resides at No. 8, Odesanya Street, Abule Egba, near Lagos, is the principal of Legati College, Abule Egba. He is facing a two-count charge of defilement of a child. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while being cross-examined on Monday by State Prosecutor, M. I. Oshodi, the defendant, who has a National Certificate in Education,…

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Abia To Introduce Central Promotion Examination In Schools

Dr. Kanelechi Nwangwa, the Commissioner for Education in Abia State, says plans are underway to introduce central promotion examination for schools in the state. Nwangwa said this on Monday in his office in Umuahia, while briefing newsmen on the plans and programmes of the ministry for 2020. He said the ministry had put a system in place to ensure that efforts made to enhance the standard and quality of education in Abia State succeeded. He said the state government was determined to provide an opportunity for the people to receive…

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179 Law School Students, New Lawyers Get Kwara Scholarship

At least 179 law students and new lawyers of Kwara State origin have each been paid N100,000 scholarship after online application processes and verification that lasted weeks, a government statement said on Saturday. The payment, made straight to beneficiaries’ accounts, was done in two batches after a thorough screening of the applicants, according to the statement by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science, and Technology, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu. The statement said the first batch comprised 68 backlog students who are still in the Law School out of the 89 who…

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Jennifer Lopez Shut Out Of The Oscars For ‘Hustlers’ Role

Jennifer Lopez said she wasn’t going to wake up early for Monday’s Academy Awards nominations and it was for the best as the Hustlers star was snubbed. While the superstar earned Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice nominations for her role as a savvy stripper in the crime drama and oddsmakers predicted she would be a nominee for Best Supporting Actress she was omitted from the list. The nominees in the category are Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johannson for Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh for Little Women and Margot Robbie for Bombshell. Hustlers about a group of exotic…

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