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JAMB Cautions Universities Against Illegal Admissions, Insists On CAPS

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated that only admission through its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) was valid and not otherwise. The board made this known in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday in Abuja. While warning universities against issuing illegal admission letters, JAMB also advised candidates not to accept admissions not processed through CAPS. “The attention of the Board has been drawn to illegitimate admissions purported being conducted by some universities, including the University of Abuja. “These universities…

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US provides $6bn to Fight HIV/AIDS In Nigeria Since 2003, Says Consul

The United States Consul-General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, on Tuesday, announced that the US government had provided over $6 billion since 2003, as assistance for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the country. Pierangelo revealed this when she led a delegation on a courtesy visit to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. She stated that 1.2 million Nigerians were currently under HIV/AIDS treatment for life, explaining that the delegation was in Ibadan for the launch of the HIV/AIDS Treatment Surge programme, that would…

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NDC Commandant Hails Army Chief On Leadership Qualities

The Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) Nigeria, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, has commended the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru’s leadership quality in piloting the affairs of the Nigerian Army. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement, said that Daji gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the COAS on Tuesday in Abuja. The commandant said that Attahiru’s unique and exceptional leadership skills had led to recent successes in the fight against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the North East and other…

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NiMet Predicts 3 Days Sunshine, Thunderstorms Across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted sunshine and thunderstorms from Wednesday to Friday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Tuesday in Abuja, predicted sunny skies over the Northern region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe and Southern Borno, during the afternoon and evening hours of Tuesday. According to it, the North Central region is expected to be cloudy with intervals of sunshine in the morning hours. “ Later in the day, there are chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Federal…

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FRSC Promotes 1 Deputy Corps Marshal, 9 Assistants, 26 Commanders

The Federal Road Safety Commission has approved the promotion of 1 Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM), 9 Corps Commanders (CC) to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and 26 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of Corps Commander. The approval came at the end of the meeting of the Commission on 12 April, 2021, ratifying the resolution of the Establishment Committee of FRSC on promotion of Senior Officers, where the exercise was diligently deliberated upon. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi…

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NAPTIP Reunites 5 Trafficked Children With Parents

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has reunited five children allegedly abducted at different times by a suspected trafficker, with their parents. This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Stella Nezan, Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of the agency, in Abuja on Tuesday. According to the statement, the 32-year-old suspect allegedly abducted and sold the children, ages between four to seven, to unsuspecting women in different parts of the country under the guise of adoption. The statement quoted the agency’s Director-General (DG),…

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IG Tasks PTF On Police Barracks’ Renovation, Modern Buildings

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, has called on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (PTF) to provide befitting accommodation for the increasing number of personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. Baba made the call on Tuesday in Abuja, when a delegation from the PTF led by its Executive Secretary, Mr Ahmed Sokoto, paid him a courtesy visit. The police boss called for urgent steps to renovate and build modern structures in Police barracks by the PTF. He described PTF as an intervention fund established by the Federal Government…

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Police Inspector Killed While Repelling Kidnappers In Zuba, Abuja

A Police Inspector with the Federal Capital Territory Command was fatally injured while repelling multiple attacks by kidnappers in Zuba Axis. The officer, Inspector Ambi John who was leading one of the teams in repelling the attacks sustained gunshot injuries and was rushed to hospital for medical attention. Men of the FCT Police Command, in the wee hours of Tuesday, repelled multiple attacks by suspected kidnappers along Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis. A joint team of Police Operatives from the Command and Operation Puff Adder combat team, who promptly responded to a…

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UNICEF: Polio May Resurface If Immunisation Remains Low In Northeast

The United Nations International Children’s Education Funds (UNICEF) says without adequate awareness on the need for people to continue routine immunisation especially that of polio, there are  possibilities of Polio disease resurfacing in the country. This, it said, could happen even after the country had been certified free of polio by the World Health Organisation (WHO), hence the need for the media to increase awareness  for persons in the Northeast to embrace routine immunisation. Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, UNICEF, made the call on Tuesday in Yola,…

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Woman Arrested For Spending $1.2m Accidentally Deposited In Her Account

…..Buys New House, Car, Sacked By Employer For Lack Of Trust Kelyn Spadoni allegedly transferred the funds received from Charles Schwab & Co. to another account immediately A Louisiana woman is being accused of mistakenly receiving funds and not returning them. Kelyn Spadoni, 33, of Harvey, Louisiana, allegedly refused to return more than $1.2 million she mistakenly received from Charles Schwab & Co. The suspect allegedly immediately transferred them to another account. She was arrested on Wednesday. “She secreted it, and they were not able to access it,” said a Sheriff’s…

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