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Kano varsity releases cut-off marks for 2020/2021 admission exercise

Kano varsity releases cut-off marks for 2020/2021 admission exercise

The Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano on Friday released cut-off marks for admission screening exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session.
The cut-off marks was released in a registration guideline signed by the Acting Registrar of the University, Mr Suleiman Saleh. 
Saleh advised candidates who had chosen the institution as their first choice in the 2020/2021 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to register online for the screening exercise.
The release titled: ”Registration Guidelines for 2020/2021 Admissions Screening Exercise,” could be accessed through its web address www.nwu.edu.ng between Aug. 26 and Oct. 7.
He said that UTME candidates must obtained a minimum of five O’Level Credits including English Language and Mathematics in SSCE.
“Or equivalent at not more than two sittings for both UTME and Direct Entry (DE). Candidates must have scored the minimum cut-off marks for the programme applied as state…
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FTAN decries underutilization of Kainji National Park

FTAN decries underutilization of Kainji National Park

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed concern over the under-utilisation of the Kainji National Park in New Bussa.
Chief Sam Alabi, Chairman, FTAN Board of Trustee, made this known at the 10th edition of Naija Seven Wonders webinar session on Friday in Lagos.
 The virtual session was themed: “Where to Visit in Nigeria: Issues of Access and Security”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kainji National Park is a national park in between Niger and Kwara, established in 1978 and covering an area of about 5,341km².
The session was organised by Mr Ikechi Uko, organiser, AKWAABA Africa Travel and Tourism Market to expose nation’s tourism potential to the public.
Uko said that the road network to the Kainji National Park was in dilapidated state and this served as huge discouragement for tourists.
He said that the Kainji national park, along with others lacked basic infrastructure to keep it running to attrac…

Recuse yourselves from official duty, FG tells UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, VC

Recuse yourselves from official duty, FG tells UNILAG Pro-Chancellor, VC

The Federal Government has directed the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Lagos, Dr Wale Babalakin and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe to recuse themselves from official duties.
The Federal Government made the announcement in a statement by Mr Ben Goong, Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, in Abuja on Friday.
The statement directed the duo to remove themselves from duty pending the outcome of the Special Visitation Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It would be recalled that Unilag’s Governing Council, headed by Babalakin removed Ogundipe at its meeting in Abuja on Aug. 12, over allegations of infractions and gross misconduct.
The council, however, appointed Prof. Theophilus Omololu Soyombo of the Faculty of Social Sciences as the Acting Vice-Chancellor.
However, the institution’s Senate and all its workers unions condemned Ogundi…

CSDP spends over N2bn for rural development in Enugu State

CSDP spends over N2bn for rural development in Enugu State

The Acting General Manager of  Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) in Enugu StateMr. Samuel Ezeugwu said the Agency spent N2.3 billion in the state between 2009 and 2020.
Ezeugwu made this known in Enugu on Friday during a courtesy visit to Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the CSDP is a World Bank assisted project that promotes community driven development co-financed by the Federal Government.
He disclosed that the agency spent N931.64m in phase one of the project and N879.2 million in the phase two.
Ezeugwu said that the Gross Domestic Project (GDP) amounted to N415. 4m while the total was N2.24bn.
The acting GM said that the Agency executed various projects in seven pilot local government councils of the state at the moment and would extend it to other councils.
He noted that the project included 134 open markets stalls, electricity extension covering three villages …

Over 100,000 N-Power beneficiaries have become entrepreneurs – Minister

Over 100,000 N-Power beneficiaries have become entrepreneurs – Minister

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Friday said the N-Power programme has improved the livelihood of a critical mass of young unemployed Nigerians.
Farouq said this in an address at the grand finale of events in commemoration of the ministry’s first year anniversary, in Abuja.
“As at the last count, about 109,823 beneficiaries from Batch A and B have gone on to set up businesses in their communities, underlining and highlighting the impact and importance of the N-Power programme.
“We have successfully exited the 500,000 Batch A and B beneficiaries and closed registration for Batch C with a total of 5,042,001 registrations received.
“As we move to the selection stage, the Ministry will ensure due diligence will be applied to ensure that only duly qualified applicants are enrolled,” Farouq said.
She said that the ministry was also successfully running …

Selective harassment: Nigerian traders in Ghana send SOS to FG

Selective harassment: Nigerian traders in Ghana send SOS to FG

The Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana
(NUTAG), under the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), has sent a Save Our Soul (SOS), message to the federal Government requesting prompt salvation of their businesses and lives.
They are seeking the Federal Government’s intervention in resolving issues bordering on closure of members’ shops by Ghanaian Authority.
NUTAG made the appeal on Friday in Abuja through a letter it conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari, jointly signed by NANTS National President, Dr Ken Ukaoha, and NUTAG President, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji.
Nnaji recalled that since 2007, thousands of Nigerian citizens trading in Ghana had faced unending harassment, intimidation, general maltreatment and deprivation of economic rights by Ghanaian Government and Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).
He said from then, the Ghanaian government was either acting alone or jointly with GUTA or GUTA alone u…

Police move to clampdown on illegal firearms in Rivers

Police move to clampdown on illegal firearms in Rivers

The Police Command in Rivers says it has introduced measures to identify, isolate, disarm, arrest and prosecute anyone in possession of illegal firearms.
The Spokesman of the command, SP Nnamdi Omoni said in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday that the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Joseph Mukan gave the directive.
Mukan gave directive shortly after a meeting with all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Heads of Tactical/Operational Departments of the command to enforce the law.
Mukan directed the officers to put in place measures to identify, isolate, disarm, arrest and prosecute any person or group in possession of any of the categories of firearms prohibited by law.
The commissioner of police said the directive was in compliance with the order of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to clamp down on proliferation of illegal firearms in the country.   
“Also, the DPOs will immediately effect and…