JAMB releases 2019 admission cut-off mark

JAMB releases 2019 admission cut-off mark

By Abisola Olasupo

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Tuesday approved 160 as the minimum cut off mark for 2019 admission into public universities.

The decision was reached at the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions, which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State.

The board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities while 120 was set for public polytechnic and 110 scores were approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

About 1,886,508 candidates registered for the exams in and outside of Nigeria.

“Out of this number, which excludes the Direct Entry candidates, 59,667 were absent. A total of 1,826,839 sat the UTME,” JAMB registrar Ishaq Oloyede said in Abuja in May.

1,792,719 candidates result were released while 34,120 results were withheld including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and siblings.


The Guardian

Court orders INEC to issue Okorocha certificate of return

Breaking: Court orders INEC to issue Okorocha certificate of return
by Agency Reporter   

Rochas Okorocha

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Rochas Okorocha, a Certificate of Return.

The Court ruled that the decision to deprive Okorocha of the certificate was a “lawless decision.”

Abang held that only the returning officer of the INEC had the constitutional authority to declare a winner.

He held that any person declared a winner by the returning officer remains a winner until petitioners succeed in upturning the declaration at the election tribunal.

The court further ruled that Mr Okorocha had no business being the originator of the petition at the election tribunal.

Justice Abang, who ruled that the federal high court had exclusive jurisdiction to decide on the matter, described INEC’s decision as “lawless and a complete nullity.”

The electoral body had said it refused to give Okorocha certificate of return after the returning officer for Imo West senatorial district said he was compelled to declare Okorocha winner.

Nurse gets life sentence for killing 85 patients

Nurse gets life sentence for killing 85 patients

by Agency Reporter

Serial killer, Niels Hoegel, was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment after a German court found him guilty of the murder of 85 patients while working as a hospital nurse.

Hoegel, 42, had admitted to killing patients with lethal injections and was already serving a life sentence after being found guilty in 2015 of murdering two people.

It seemed to me that I was death’s bookkeeper,’’ presiding Judge, Sebastian Buehrmann, said as he read out the judgment.

Hoegel initially selected his victims carefully in hospitals in the cities of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst in north-western Germany, injecting them with medication that led to heart failure or other complications between 2000 and 2005.

But his killings later became random.

Prosecutors claimed he did this so he could try to resuscitate them, motivated by boredom or a desire to impress his colleagues with his medical skills.

Noting the seriousness of the case, the court virtually ruled out release from prison after 15 years, as is usual practice in Germany.

The charge sheet originally listed 100 murders, of which Hoegel admitted 43.

He was acquitted in 15 cases.

Referring to these cases, Buehrmann said of the relatives: “we leave you with doubts that are surely painful for you, but we have at this point to disappoint you.’’

Frank Brinkers lost his father, but is one of those who remained in uncertainty.

“This is very, very bitter. I’ve been through hell, and it’s difficult to bear.’’

Brinkers had hoped for final clarity, but “apparently it was not to be,’’ he said after the case was concluded.

The verdict marked the climax of a seven-month trial that drew global attention, in what is thought to be the worst serial murder case in post-war Germany.

According to a psychological report submitted to the court in April, Hoegel showed signs of a disturbed personality, including a lack of shame, guilt, regret and empathy.

“His patients’ condition would suddenly deteriorate; alarms would go off and Hoegel was the first at the bedside to initiate life-saving treatment.

“And, he was good at it and seemed that he yearned for the acknowledgement of his colleagues,’’ the report said.

Buehrmann highlighted a case directly after Hoegel’s daughter was born, saying “soon afterwards, the nurse struck again, by manipulating his patient’s medication.’’

“You wanted to hang on to that feeling of happiness, by sending another person to their death,’’ the judge said.

The killing spree ended in 2005 when another nurse caught him in the act of injecting medication that had not been prescribed into a patient.

In his final words to the court on Wednesday, Hoegel asked for forgiveness from the relatives of his victims, saying that the trial on his “terrible crimes’’ had brought him much suffering.

His defence team asked for 55 murders to be considered and 14 attempted murders, calling for acquittal in 31 cases, while prosecutors saw murder proved in 97 cases.

Three other charges failed on grounds of lack of evidence.

Sanwo-Olu swears in Permanent Secretaries, redeploys others

LASG swears in Permanent Secretaries, redeploys others

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sworn in the six newly-appointed Permanent Secretaries just as he announced the redeployment of some serving ones.

A statement by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri- Okunola said that the action was to reinvigorate the State’s policy implementation apparatus, adding that the appointment of new Permanent Secretaries took effect from June 1, 2019.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and their portfolios are: Dr. Ademuyiwa Benjamin Eniayewun, Health Service Commission; Mr. Olumide Olufolami Erinle, Education District IV; Mrs. Okelola Oludara, Education District VI and Mr. Wasiu Adedamola Akewusola, Ministry of Housing.

Others are: Mrs. Yewande Abiodun Falugba – Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Mr. Mustapha Abiodun Osi-Efa, Local Government Establishment and Pensions Office.

The redeployed serving Permanent Secretaries are Mr. Timothy Olukayode Ogunnubi, Local Government Service Commission; Mrs. Samiat Olatokunboh Adeleye, Ministry of Education; Arc. Foluso Adebayo Dipe, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development; Mrs. Maryrose Omotola Akinsanya, Parastatals Monitoring Office.

Other redeployed ones are: Mrs. Adebunmi Elizabeth Adekanye, Ministry of Home Affairs; Mr. Segun Olufemi Adeniji, Ministry of Science and Technology; Mrs. Toyin Idowu Awoseyi, Teaching Service Commission.

They also include Mr. Abdul-Ahmed Olorunfemi Mustapha, Office of Civic Engagement; Mrs. Boladale Aderemi Dapo-Thomas, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment; Mrs. Omobolanle Modinat Ogunmola, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Mrs. Ganiat Raji, Audit Service Commission; Mrs. Adetutu Abiola Liadi, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget; and Mrs. Sinatu Bandele Fadipe to Civil Service Pension Office.

The Governor tasked the new Permanent Secretaries to discharge their duties diligently and see their appointments as service to humanity.

I’ve Not Left PDP, Agbaje Tells Bode George to Shut up

I’ve Not Left PDP, Agbaje Tells Bode George

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has asked a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, to shut up and act as an elder.
The Director of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, in a statement issued yesterday, said Agbaje described his purported defection as misinformation that should be discountenanced, adding that he had never been a member of the APC and talks of his “returning” to the ruling party had never crossed his mind.
Agbaje was quoted as saying, “People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave the PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State.
“… Or how else do you describe someone who just sits down to concoct fiction and markets it as reality? He should tell the world where he got the news being spread round.
“These shameless party leaders have 2023 in mind. The game plan is mischievously simple: Give a dog a bad name and chase it away from the party. By 2023, this mudslinging will have scared off credible people from the party, which will leave the whole field to them to continue to corner party resources.”
The former PDP candidate, however, said he was too big to sneak out of one party into another one.
“The reality remains that I have not left PDP for any other party, least of all APC,” he added.

Credit: ThisDay

News Headlines Jun 4, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jun 4, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by

The Punch

Presidential panel okays state police, SERAP, CACOL seek NASS action
Reactions as Obasanjo asks Aisha Buhari to tell President the truth about insecurity
Confusion over President’s proclamation of Ninth National Assembly
NJC recommended Onnoghen’s compulsory retirement – Buhari
We can’t pay Ogunyemi until NECO provides funds —ANA president
Baba Suwe returns to Nigeria from medical trip
Falcons land in Paris for World Cup
Semenya: Court suspends IAAF gender rule
Obi Emelonye’s Heart and Soul premieres on Africa Magic Showcase
Nigerians lament Joshua’s defeat, want Ruiz rematch
How do you pronounce pull, pool?
NPFL Playoffs: Ogunbote eyes win over Enyimba
MFM suspends pastor, who raped, impregnated 16-year-old
Court sentences fake lawyer to three years imprisonment in Rivers
Police nab suspected kidnappers, murderers in Osun, Lagos, Ogun
Man arraigned for killing four-year-old son with hot pressing iron
Ex-convicts rob Oyo college students in hostel
EFCC arraigns two for defrauding UI lecturer
Tramadol, cannabis influenced us to kill our boss, daughter – Guards
Easter bombing: Monk’s fast forces two govs to resign in Sri Lanka
Certificate of return: Okorocha learns fate on Friday
Confusion in Zamfara APC as factions expel Marafa, Yari, others
Bayelsa: No agreement on rotation, says Lokpobiri’s campaign DG
No room for apprenticeship in my cabinet, says Okowa
Ekiti PDP chairman faults Oni’s suspension from APC
Stop blackmailing me, Okorocha tells Ihedioha
SEC, EFCC strengthen ties to tackle capital market fraud
SEC workers protest Gwarzo’s reinstatement
Oando suffers share price drop after SEC action
Nigeria’s fuel subsidy not helping the poor — World Bank
Dana crash: Victims’ families canvass safer skies
Emefiele begins second tenure, to unfold five-year plan
NPFL Playoffs: Ogunbote eyes win over Enyimba
Rohr grants Musa, Shehu Ramadan break
Ogu predicts tough AFCON in Egypt
ABU students shine at global ICT competition
Malpractice: JAMB conducts fresh UTME for 490 candidates
FUTA, LAUTECH, others shine at South-West Awards
Mother of two emerges best graduating student at Babcock
KWASU bags N21m grant to tackle pipeline vandalism
Igbinedion varsity gets admitted into CISCO Academy
Jay-Z becomes first hip-hop billionaire
Big Brother Naija season four premieres on June 30
Shakira tax fraud court appearance brought forward to Thursday
New drug therapy slows spread of pancreatic cancer —Study
Tecno intensifies smartphone competition with Pouvoir 3
Interswitch trains interns at developer academy
MTN creates subsidiary for mobile financial services
Firm proffers tech-based solutions to fraud
Editorial: IG Adamu should redeem the police
Second term: Another false start by Buhari
Formalising rotational presidency
A morning of horror and the slaughter of a people (2)
Huawei-US showdown: Economic risk for Nigeria

The Nation

Ugwuanyi calls for prayers for nation
‘Rivers not indebted to any bank’
Kalu preaches religious tolerance
Wike raises committee to address soot
Sanwo-Olu: let’s unite under God’s love
IGP orders water-tight security at praying grounds, others
Lalong urges Muslim to pray for peace
‘Lawmakers made my job easy’
Buhari hails Nigerians on peaceful elections
Expert slams NCAA for failure to name sanctioned pilot, airline
Report: Under-five deaths down by 47 per cent in Nigeria, others
Onyejeocha’s group makes case for woman Speaker
‘Enforcing the study of indigenous languages will save them from extinction’
‘Gbajabiamila will become Speaker unopposed’
Cleric urges knights to defend faith
Wike inaugurates ninth Rivers Assembly
Lagos CJ bows out Thursday
Task force to sanitise Apapa Ports roads this week
Ministry postpones three exams
Man, 35, remanded for ‘defiling’ girl
Emefiele to unfold roadmap for economy
Buhari, AGF to court: Onnoghen resigned after NJC’s recommendation
Court restrains SEC over Oando
Buhari sends proposal on state police, others to panel
Obasanjo to Aisha: draw your husband’s attention to Nigerians’ plights
Ugwuanyi calls for prayers for nation
‘Rivers not indebted to any bank’
Kudirat: In memory of a martyr
Military was rattled by June 12, says George
‘Governors will back Gbajabiamila for House Speaker’
‘Why Onyejeocha wants to be Speaker’
Is state police not the answer?
Breaking: Flying Eagles crash out of 2019 U-20 World Cup
Hopeful Kelechi Iheanacho hits Eagles camp in Asaba
Transgender woman is Collegiate Athletics champion
VAR to be used in Nations League finals week, says UEFA
AFCON 2019: Use the best legs, Bamigboye tells Rohr
Oando: Regulator barred from removing directors
Court restrains SEC over Oando
NCC: MTN’s listing’ll spur other telcos
WACT to acquire $10m equipment
Kalu preaches religious tolerance
Task force to sanitise Apapa Ports roads this week
Man, 35, remanded for ‘defiling’ girl
‘Mokalik’ heads to South Africa
JAY-Z becomes 1st hip-hop billionaire–Forbes
BBNaija season 4 premieres on June 30
I am not Ubi Franklin’s love interest -Tboss


President Proclaims N’Assembly Open Tuesday
Keystone Bank Partners Facebook to Empower Entrepreneurs
Primero Transport Services Raises N16.5bn via Bond
Court Stops SEC’s Removal of Oando’s Directors, Interim Management Team
•Police lay siege to company’s headquarters •Share price drops
Act on State Police Recommendation, Buhari Directs IG
•Okays dismissal of 37 SARS operatives, prosecution of 24 others
NSE Defers Implementation of New Free Float Rule Indefinitely
Buhari: Kidnappers, Bandits’ Days are Numbered
•Saraki, Ekweremadu seek prayers for sustainable peace
Emefiele Lists Priorities in Second Term
•Promises sustained interventions to stimulate economy
Boko Haram Captures Borno LG
•Troops kill 20 terrorists in Lake Chad
Obasanjo Urges Aisha Buhari to Engage Her Husband on State of the Nation
xCost of NNPC’s Decrepit Refineries
PGA Europe to Partner PGAN on Golf Development
My Appointment is in Order, Acting CJN Tells Court
SAA CEO Resigns
Super Falcons to Land in France Today for World Cup
Ucha’s Fight to Redeem Ebonyi APC
In Edo, It’s a Battle Between the Godfather and His Godson
(Updated) 9th N’Assembly: PDP Senators, House Members-elect Caucus Meets Friday
Delta APC Crisis: S’Court to Determine Omo-Agege, Emerhor’s Fate
Keystone Bank Partners Facebook to Empower Entrepreneurs
Primero Transport Services Raises N16.5bn via Bond
NSE Defers Implementation of New Free Float Rule Indefinitely
NERC Continues Regulatory Clampdown on Illegal Power Trading
PGA Europe to Partner PGAN on Golf Development
Super Falcons to Land in France Today for World Cup
Sanusi Edges Udoh on Disciplinary Count to Emerge NPFL’s Top Scorer
Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters Attracts Marylove Edwards from the USA
Liverpool to Play Club World Cup in Qatar
French Open: Djokovic Becomes First Man to Reach 10th Consecutive Q’finals
WED: Govts, Industry, Communities, Individuals Urged to Explore Renewable Energy, Improve Air Quality
WARIF Organises Vocational Skills Training for Secondary School Student

Daily Trust

Audit report: Oando, SEC in showdown over penalties
NPDHC: Reforming power sector with 10 GenCos, 21,000 substations
SEC names Sunmonu, interim mgt team for Oando
Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn Lagos budget into law
Cameroon’s only oil refinery halted, four units damaged after fire
Emefiele begins second tenure as CBN Governor
Christian leaders felicitate with Muslims after Ramadan
Today is Eid-el-fitr — Sultan
Ex-NIMASA DG jailed 7 years with N42m fine option
Obasanjo: It’s nice Aisha Buhari is speaking out
Abba Gida-Gida accuses INEC of buying time to correct defects
Women affairs ministry still struggling to save women, girls
Insecurity: Presidential panel recommends state, LG police
Zamfara: Confusion as factions expel Yari, Marafa, Shuaibu
Wamakko: Zamfara Supreme Court verdict trial from God
Buhari remains the best for Nigeria — Igban
FIFA U20 WC: Senegal beat Nigeria to zoom into quarter final
Police raid illegal currency traders, recover N1.9m at Dei-Dei
One commercial motorcyclist arrested, another escaped after allegedly robbing petty trader
3 policemen, 16 others injured in Abuja-Lokoja road crashes
Oga, it is good to hurry up
Waiting for Buhari’s list
Kwara State: Witness to History
Mai Gaskiya and his coming cabinet
BP to pay around $10bn to controversial businessman Frank Timis
Bomb on govt bus kills 5 in Afghanistan
Monk’s fast, forces 2 Muslim governors to resign in Sri Lanka
Police arrest 38 suspects for arms smuggling, kidnapping, armed robbery
Collapsed building kills 11-year-old boy
Police arrest 42 suspects for kidnapping, robbery in Adamawa
Editorial: Time to end street begging
False Alarm Over ‘Fulani Radio’
Death for kidnappers in KT
Filmmaker tells story of ‘Agege’ Bread in new documentary
Innovation centre unveiled for tech startups
Resolutions with FG on Colleges of Education not meaningfully implemented – COEASU president
NUPENG, IndustriALL grieve over PENGASSAN president’s death
FG pensioners demand payment of 33% arrears
150th anniversary: St. Anne’s alumni seek N250m to refurbish school
Lagos postpones entrance exams into model colleges, upgraded schools
ASUU demands apology for Unilorin 49+
Ramadan: Muslims task on peace, tolerance
BREAKING: Nigerian Muslims to celebrate Sallah Tuesday
Eid-el-fitr: Abuja airport witnesses upsurge in passengers
EntertainmentSee More
JAY-Z becomes 1st hip-hop billionaire–Forbes
Filmmaker tells story of ‘Agege’ Bread in new documentary
Kit Harington checks into treatment facility for ‘personal issues’
EnvironmentSee More
Rains: See Monday’s weather prediction for Abuja, Kano, Lagos, others
Tanzania imposes ban on plastic shopping bags
Lagos may revive monthly sanitation, to co-opt clerics into sensitisation programmes
Unemployed man allegedly steals N68,700 to play Bet Naija
Man arraigned for defrauding woman of N1.93m
4 friends remanded in prison for alleged aassault, theft

The Sun

SEC, Oando on war path over forensic audit report
…Ex-Abia gov’ll strengthen national cohesion –APC Congress Forum
Deputy Senate president: South East youths support Kalu
SIP, banditry: Engage president in ‘pillow talk,’ Obasanjo tells Aisha Buhari
Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari thanks Nigerians for shaming ‘doomsday prophets’
… Kalu calls for religious tolerance
Zamfara APC expels Marafa, Yari’s deputy
SEC, Oando on war path over forensic audit report
Rivers not indebted to any bank –Govt
Wike inaugurates 9th state Assembly
My resource control fight still haunting me –Attah
Dickson hails Ihedioha for appointing Onyeagucha Imo SSG
Makinde appoints Tribune editor, Adisa, CPS in Oyo
YSFON congratulates Govs Ganduje, Masari
2019: Atiku should withdraw case for peace to reign –Onuoha
Insecurity: Police, community leaders have failed Nigeria –Buhari
God used Okorocha to vindicate me -Ohakim
Eid-el-Fitr: Secondus charges Muslims to pray for Nigeria’s survival
How to accept credit card payments in 4 steps
Keystone Bank partners Facebook to train entrepreneurs on digital banking
Nestle shareholders receive N58.50 dividend
Consolidated Hallmark posts N6.8bn gross premium
GT Bank receives N25bn funding from DBN for SMEs
Swiss court clears Semenya
Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters attracts Marylove Edwards
IAAF Missing $130, 000: I’m available for EFCC, ICPC investigations –Gusau
Eagles to fly chartered airline for Senegal friendly
France 2019: Oluehi targets clean sheet in France
Lille in pole position to land Osimhen
2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Black Stars to storm AFCON 2019 with two captains
Yenagoa agog for Gov. Dickson National Classics
AFCON 2019: Eagles to earn N5.4m each if…
Eagles camp update: Ndidi, Omeruo land in Asaba
… Musa, Abdullahi to report after Ramadan
NBBF recalls Anaswem to 3×3 D’Tigress camp for African Beach Games
Swiss court clears Semenya
Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters attracts Marylove Edwards
IAAF Missing $130, 000: I’m available for EFCC, ICPC investigations –Gusau
Eagles to fly chartered airline for Senegal friendly
France 2019: Oluehi targets clean sheet in France
Lille in pole position to land Osimhen
2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Black Stars to storm AFCON 2019 with two captains
Yenagoa agog for Gov. Dickson National Classics
Nwanneka Nkumah hosts ‘hair-raising’ bash
Oba-elect Anthony Olalekan Fasesin treated to lavish reception
Funke Opeke’s unending mega deal
JAY-Z becomes 1st hip-hop billionaire – Forbes
Nigeria: Why nothing works
Moses Ekpo: Unpolluted
Nigeria, again unchaining the dogs of war
My happiest moment is in the farm, says Chukwudum
Canada ‘complicit in race-based genocide’ of indigenous women
Italian PM threatens to quit, tells coalition to end feud
China warns students, academics of risks of studying in U.S.
Eid-el-Fitr: Pray for unity, peace, Wike urges Muslims
Be available for our people, Ugwuanyi tells LG public officers


Emefiele Begins Second Tenure As CBN Gov
Sallah Message: Buhari Commends Nigerians’ Conduct During 2019 Polls
BREAKING: JAY-Z Emerges First Rapper To Become Billionaire
Makinde Appoints Tribune Politics Editor, Taiwo Adisa, As CPS
BREAKING: Buhari Okays Recommendation To Set Up State, LG Police
I”ll meet your expectations, says Abiodun to Ogun workers
Relaxers are bad for children, expert cautions parents
Nigerian airports are ready for Sallah ― FAAN
Big Brother Naija starts 30th June
Filmmaker explores history, production of ‘Agege’ Bread in new documentary
Court remands 4 friends in prison for allegedly assaulting Police Officer, theft
DISCOVERY: One-in-12 sheep is gay, experts reveal
BREAKING: MFM suspends pastor who allegedly raped, impregnated 16-year-old girl
Unilag can make world’s best with adequate support ― lawmaker
The Economist: Contemporary Nigeria is not the one of years’past
Nigeria among 10 worst conflict-affected countries to be a child ― Report
Admission: UNILAG may waive 16 year age limit for best UTME candidate
Keep up Ramadan spirit of Godliness, self-denial ― Makinde
Nigeria operating 63-year old Railway Act ― NISER
DSO trial: Judge threatens to close ICPC’s case against NBC boss, others
ECOWAS Parliament Allowance: Lasun threatens Speaker with legal action
Speaker, Deputy re-elected as Ondo inaugurates 9th Assembly
Court grants Tinubu, Moyo injunction against SEC orders
Supreme Court declares Anani Hamisu as PDP candidate for Wase Federal Constituency
Court resolves family battle over father’s corpse
Stop playing ostrich with crippling poverty, Frank tells Buhari
Sanwo-Olu signs N873bn 2019 Budget into law
WED 2019: Chevron reaffirms commitment to environmental stewardship
Kwara governor directs ministry to deliver water within 100 days
N225m fraud: Convicted former NIMASA DG to pay 7m in lieu of 7yrs prison sentence
Remain calm, Yasin tells NURTW in Ibadan
Kwara women want more inclusion in cabinet
Bauchi: Gov Mohammed, Deputy, 17 Lawmakers submit assets declaration forms
Sallah: Soun of Ogbomoso land, Kalu greet Muslims
BREAKING: Former NIMASA DG jailed 7 years over N146m fraud
I”ll meet your expectations, says Abiodun to Ogun workers
Relaxers are bad for children, expert cautions parents
Court remands 4 friends in prison for allegedly assaulting Police Officer, theft
Court resolves family battle over father’s corpse
Guns Found On Us Were To Protect Our Faction Of NURTW, Suspects Say
Oyo NURTW feud: Police arrest 29 suspected hoodlums
Woman in court over alleged conspiracy to kidnap husband
2 appear in court over alleged visa fraud
WACT Prepares For Huge $10m Infrastructural Upgrade
Ibadan Chamber of Commerce, Business Botswana partner on business…
BREAKING: Police seal off Oando head office
BREAKING: Staff shut down SEC over court order to reinstate Gwarzo
BREAKING: Queen Greets President Trump In Buckingham Palace On Arrival For State…
Their Excellencies’ First 100 Hours In Office

The Guardian

Court halts sacking of Tinubu, Boyo as Oando directors
Joshua doesn’t have ‘power of secret science’, says Obisia Nwankpa
PDP lawmakers meet over Ninth National Assembly leadership
Ignore calls for retention of service chiefs, APC group tells Buhari
DSS arrests, releases Bello’s aide over alleged plot to attack ex-naval chief
Obasanjo urges Aisha Buhari to engage husband in ‘pillow talk’ on state of nation
Kogi council workers reject part salary payment
Moon sighted in Nigeria as Sultan declares Tuesday Eid el-Fitr
Moghalu to give 2019 Ra’ayi lecture in Kano
Excitement as Adekuoroye, Oborududu, others register for Dickson Classics
Bank pleased with Anambra U13/U17 academicals
Super Falcons depart for Vienna, arrive in Paris today
Rangers, Enyimba renew rivalry as NPFL Super Six Play-Off begins
Flying Eagles out, lose 1-2 to Senegal
Nigeria’s 3×3 team open camp for African Beach Games
Weighing Buhari’s ‘change’ against ‘next level’ agenda
Editorial: That presidential order on Apapa ports
Workers kick against Gwarzo’s reinstatement as SEC’s chief executive
NNPC conceals outcome of Gongola oil search 120 days after
Portland Paints posts N2.83b turnover, N207m profit
Fuel price spike, operational cost squeeze airlines’ profit
Before the Federal Government misdirects education again – Part 2
Creating a sustainable and accountable democratic system in Nigeria – Part 1
The education of one American
Ihedioha and challenge of education in Imo
‘We need to create specialised courts in Nigeria’
Employees recruited on the same date has the right to sue collectively or by representative action
Re-appointment of Professor Epiphany Azinge as a member, Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal
N4.3m drug out to extend lives of cancerous young women
ABUTH records first breakthrough in open-heart surgeries


Oborevwori Set To Retain Speakership In Delta
Certificate Of Return Saga: Court To Decide Okorocha’s Case Against INEC Friday
Stop Campaign Of Calumny Against Oshiomhole — Edo APC Group
Ihedioha Gives Okorocha Till Midnight To Handover
We’re Working To Enhance Nigeria’s Blue Economy – Mrs Jean Anishere
EID-EL FITR: Bandits, Terrorists Can’t Hold Nigerians To Ransom — Buhari
Revisit Albinism Bill, OAM Foundation Urges 9th Assembly
Budget: DPR Staff Salary To Cost Nigeria N38bn In 2019
Family Doctors Seek Rebirth, Revolution In Health Sector
N136m Fraud: Ex-NIMASA DG Jailed 7 Years
Excess Oil Revenue Drops By $6.31 Per Barrel
Commander, Others Missing After Boko Haram Dislodged Troops In Borno
Why Indigenous Oil Companies Are Not In Deepwater Operations–CEO, Oilserv
Police Arrest 29 Over NURTW Crisis In Ibadan
NNPC: N’Delta Leaders Decry Marginalisation Of Delta State
Epistle To His Excellency The Governor
Picketing: How TUC, SSAEAC Disregarded Court Order-TCN
Sultan declares Tuesday Eid-el-fitr day
APC expels Yari, Lawali Shuaibu, over Zamfara electoral misfortune
Breaking: Buhari hasn’t approved State Police – Presidency
APC expels Yari, Lawali Shuaibu, over Zamfara electoral misfortune
Oyo pensioners laud Makinde over donation of salary to pensioners
Gov. Makinde appoints Tribune’s Taiwo Adisa as CPS
Fani-Kayode blasts Kumuyi, insists Nigerians right to attack Buhari
AFCON 2019: Nigeria has good players, but lacks team to play – Finidi George
[Breaking] Semenya: Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules
What Ruiz said before the Anthony Joshua fight
Former Arsenal player Reyes laid to rest in Spain after car crash
Nigeria deserve more from Rohr — Akpoborie
MFM suspends member for allegedly defiling, impregnating minor
Jay-Z becomes 1st hip-hop billionaire– Forbes
Excess oil revenue drops by $6.31 per barrel
Why indigenous oil companies are not in deepwater operations–CEO, Oilserv
Picketing: How TUC, SSAEAC disregarded court order-TCN

New Telegraph

Buhari: Days of criminals, murderers are numbered
PHOTOS: Police arrest Arms Dealers with 6000 Rounds of Ak47 Ammunition, Ak47 Rifles, Pistols
Zamfara APC expels Senator Marafa, Gov Yari’s deputy
Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police
I used axe, charms to protect myself –NURTW
Minimum wage: Union wants inclusion, upward review of pensions
NFIU guidelines will affect teachers’ salary – SUBEB chair
Rejection of Maritime University bill will amount to another violence – RNDA Sallah: IGP orders AIGs, cps to beef up security
Obasanjo to Aisha Buhari: Engage your husband in ‘pillow talk’
Imo Assembly orders Ihedioha to probe Okorocha
Banks hire 25,998 contract staff in 2 years
Study: 6 or more cups of coffee could be harmful to health
Why APC must do away with godfathers, by Oyegun
My regrets over Electoral Act , by Umeh
Balarabe: The making of Kaduna’s first female dep gov
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President Muhammadu Buhari has not approved the formation of state police structures as being reported by some newspapers, the Presidency said on Monday.

A statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said President Buhari Monday rather received a report on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

It said the president requested that the report be studied and a white paper produced within three months.

”President Buhari’s specific directive is that a three-man panel is set up to produce the white paper.

”The report of the white paper committee will form the basis of the decisions of the government on the many recommendations, including the setting up of state and local government police made by the Ojukwu panel.

”Until a white paper is produced, it will be premature and pre-emptive to suggest that the recommendations contained in the report have been approved by the President in part or whole,” the release said.

The debate over the creation of state police has heightened in recent months with the rising insecurity across parts of the nation.

Federal Government declares public holidays for Eid-Al -Fitr celebration

Federal Government declares public holidays for Eid-Al -Fitr celebration
By Joshua Odeyemi |

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June, 2019 as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Al-Fitr celebration.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed on Friday by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations Mohammed Manga.

She congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation.

She admonished Nigerians to shun hate speeches and divisive tendencies and join hands with the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a peaceful, strong and united Nigeria so as to achieve the next level of socio-economic development.

Barr. Ehuriah reaffirmed the determination of the Federal Government to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, adding that security agencies, under the Ministry, have been directed to ensure the provision of adequate security before, during and after the Eid-Al-Fitri celebration.

The Permanent Secretary restated Government’s desire for all Nigerians to be inspired by the virtues gained during the holy month of Ramadan to live a life of sacrifice, charity and love for one another.

Credit: Daily Trust

Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol

Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol


A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ramon Moronkola, has advised people to avoid excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, sedentary life style and stress in order to reduce the risk of hypertension.

Moronkola, who works with Kleinburg Medical Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occassion of World Hypertension Day.

NAN reports that World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually on May 17 to educate the public and increase awareness of hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.The theme for World Hypertension Day 2019 is ‘Know Your Numbers’, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

According to him, people should realise that hypertension has been tagged a silent killer which do not have symptoms until they develop complications. “World Health Organisation (WHO) says prevalence of hypertension is rising in Nigeria which makes Nigeria one of the major contributors to global burden of hypertension.

“About one-third of our adult population is hypertensive. We also noticed that younger people develop hypertension compared to the past.
“Recently, we observed that increasing prevalence of hypertension can be caused by our westernisation of life style. “Most people are also less active and they consume more of junk foods which are high in salt, refined sugar and fat, they can also lead to obesity.

“It is also possible that increase in awareness has allowed we medical practitioners to diagnose more people compared to the past,” Moronkola said.He said that heart failure was one of the complications of hypertension which could be avoided by early detection as well as prompt and appropriate treatment of hypertension.“You don’t have to be hypertensive before you check your blood pressure regularly since that is the only way to eventually know when you become hypertensive.

“The risk from hypertension is negligible if the blood pressure is controlled all the time by adhering to lifestyle modifications and or drugs.“The less common type of hypertension which is secondary hypertension has direct causes such as kidney disease, thyroid disease and hormonal problems.

“Essential hypertension which is the most common has more than 95 per cent of cases but has no direct causes.“However there are risk factors that put an individual at a high risk of developing essential hypertension.“These risk factors include old age, male gender, black race, family history of hypertension, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and high salt intake

“People should know that anybody that develops complications should be taken immediately to the hospital and avoid self medication,” Moronkola said.He also urged government at all levels to do more on achieving universal health coverage which would help people to have accessibility to life saving intervention.

How N273bn disappeared from DPR’s accounts within 21 days in April 2015

Investigation: N273bn disappears from DPR’s accounts

By Fidelis Mac-Leva |

We are not signatory to accounts – DPR
A total sum of US$759, 387,755.10 (N273,379, 591,837.00) was illegally withdrawn from the Signature Bonus Accounts belonging to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a report of an audit of revenue accounts of the organisation has revealed.

Consequently, the director of the DPR has been queried to provide explanation on how withdrawals from the Signature Bonus Account were recognised in the books of the organisation.

But the DPR said it was not a signatory to government accounts; hence it had forwarded the audit query to the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, which manages funds on behalf of the Federal Government.

The DPR is responsible for collecting revenue on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria on oil royalty, gas royalty, gas flared penalty, concession rentals, as well as miscellaneous oil revenue.

But while revenues accruing from these sources, which run into billions, are expected to be swept to the Federation Account, the audit report indicated that details of the utilisation of the N273billion withdrawn from the Signature Bonus Account of the DPR have not been made known.

Checks by Daily Trust on Sunday indicated that the audit was carried out by a team of auditors on periodic checks from the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (OAGF) for the period of January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017.

The single paragraph report with reference number: OAuGF/GEN.CORR./AuGF, dated February 8, 2019, indicated that the sum of US$469,387,755.10 (N168, 979,591, 836) was withdrawn from the Signature Bonus Account domiciled with JP Morgan Chase Bank between April 10 and April 30, 2015 to an account titled “CBN Autonomous FEM Account, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.”

The second withdrawal, according to the report titled: “Periodic Checks Report on DPR for the period of January 2014 to December 2017,” a copy of which Daily Trust on Sunday exclusively obtained, amounted to US$290,000.000.00 (N104, 400,000,000.00), was made from the Signature Bonus Account domiciled with JP Morgan Chase Bank in three tranches.

The first tranche of US$ 100,000,000.00 (N36 billion) was made on July 7, 2014 while the second trench amounting to US$40,000,000.00 (N14, 400, 000,000.00) was made on February 19, 2015. The third tranche, according to the report, amounting to US$150,000,000.00 (N54 billion), was made on May 8, 2015 via the Standard Chartered Bank to First Bank, Nigeria in favour of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).

But rather than being swept to the Federation Account, the transactions bore the description, “Being funds released to PTDF for execution of critical project.”

“No explanation was provided on these withdrawals as the DPR claimed that it had no control over withdrawal from the Signature Bonus Account; though it accounts for such withdrawals in its cash book,” the report said.

The Periodic Checks Report signed by the Auditor General for the Federation (AGF), A.M. Ayine, requested the director of the DPR to provide explanation on how withdrawals from the Signature Bonus Account are recognised in the books of the organisation.

Similarly, the Accountant General of the Federation, the Minister of Finance and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were requested to produce the authority to transfer funds from the Signature Bonus Account to any other account rather than to the Federation Account.

“Furthermore, the Accountant General of the Federation and the Minister of Finance should provide details of the utilisation of the US$759, 387,755.10 withdrawn from the Signature Bonus Account,” the report stated.

Query not meant for us – DPR

The DPR has absolved itself from the audit query, saying it was not meant for them but for the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

The manager, Public Affairs of the organisation, Paul Osu, admitted that they got the query from the office of the Auditor General for the Federation “but it was not meant for us, so we forwarded it to the office of the Accountant General.”

“We are a revenue collection agency; our jobs are revenues that are statutorily within our purview to collect. We collect and channel to government account, so it is not a DPR account; it is government account.

How the funds are disbursed, who signs for it is not within our purview. Those funds are managed on behalf of the government by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation. So when we got that query we spoke to the Auditor General’s office and he advised us to forward it to the Accountant General’s office; they are in a best position to speak on the matter.

“We are not signatories to those accounts; all government accounts are managed by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation,” Osu said.

Attempt to speak with the Auditor-General for further clarification on the matter did not yield positive results by press time as several calls put across to his mobile phone line were unanswered.

Credit: Daily Trust