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Collapsed Synagogue building had many structural defects ―COREN engineer

A structural engineer, Oreoluwa Fadayomi, on Thursday told an Ikeja High Court sitting in Lagos that the collapsed guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) which killed no fewer than 116 people mostly South Africans, collapsed due to structural defect.The structural engineer made the revelation while giving testimony as the 7th prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the Registered Trustees of SCOAN alongside two engineers who were involved in the construction of the collapsed.

Corps member donates health centre to Abuja community.

A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Dr Iroabuchi Nwanneka, on Friday, donated a primary healthcare centre to Gishiri community in the FCT.Iroabuchi said the initiative came when she visited the community in search of accommodation that was close to her place of primary assignment — Maitama Hospital.She added that during her search for a place to live in the community, she discovered that the people were facing acute lack of basic amenities and sought to find out what they needed most.

Ambode promises to pay $15.01m Lekki Free Trade Zone counterpart funding.

GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday said that the state would fulfill its outstanding counterpart funding of 15.01million dollars to the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) to improve infrastructure and boost development there.Ambode said this during an assessment tour of the zone.“We will accelerate a quick clear of our outstanding counterpart funding for the zone.“In essence, we expect that in the next six months, we should be having an investment of over 60 million dollars.

Doctor accused of negligence as NYSC member dies in Akwa Ibom

The Batch A Stream 1 of the one-year mandatory NYSC was earlier in the week thrown into mourning as one of its members slumped and died during a football match.Witnesses claimed the corper, known simply as Abraham, was rushed to a hospital where he lost his life after the medical doctor on duty allegedly refused to attend to him over a payment of N1, 500.According to a Facebook User, Comr Dokubo the incident happened last Thursday at the Government Technical College (GTC) in Abak.

Panic in Warri as gas plant’s explosion injures one

There was a mild pandemonium at about7:00p.mon Mondayin Warri when a gas plant exploded and injured one person identified as Ohis Eruaga.The gas plant, identified as RMC Cooking Gas Plant, is located at Ileleji Street, off Fani-Kayode road in the heart of Warri.It was gathered that but for the swift efforts of men of the Delta State Fire Service who salvaged the situation at about7:30pm, much human and material damage would have been incurred.

Justice delivery: Lagos begins data gathering on criminal suspects

Lagos State government on Monday commenced the process of building up data on criminal suspects to aid in gathering important intelligence that would eventually assist in tracing defendants and providing accurate bio-data to the courts during prosecution of criminal cases.To this end, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, has handed over 750,000 criminal suspect forms to the Lagos State Police Command.

MTN, Garmin boost health and fitness with wearable technology.

Health and fitness activities in Nigeria have received a huge boost as global leaders in wearable technology and lifestyle products, Garmin,has partnered with MTN to introduce a range of world class health and fitness devices to help boost fitness level of Nigerians.The devices include a range of smart watches which enables users to track,monitor and record daily health activities and on selected devices pair with smartphones to receive current weather conditions, weather forecasts,voice call/text messages.

$1.72b Etisalat debt: More telecoms operators face liquidation

The current crisis rocking Etisalat Nigeria, the fourth mobile telecommunications operator in the country, arising from the 1.72 billion dollars about (N541.8 billion) debt it owed a consortium of some foreign and Nigerian banks,including Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank and Zenith Bank,may not be limited to the operator alone if feelers emerging from the industry are anything to go by.According to investigations by the Nigerian Tribune, almost all the operators, including the so-called big four are facing.

2017 World water day: Nigeria to harness waste water for sustainable development

NIGERIA at the 2017 World Water day, set to harness the goldmine in waste water for sustainable development, the Federal Government on Monday stated.World Water Day is an annual global event usually celebrated on March 22 every year to create awareness on Water Resources Management.It is also a celebration to evaluate the activities of the water sector and its partners.In a statement issued by the Director, Press Unit, Mrs Margaret Umoh in Abuja, she explained that Nigeria will join the rest of the World.

EFCC hands over Amosu’s $2.15m hospital to Air Force

A hospital with medical equipment worth about $2.15m which was seized from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), has been handed over to the Nigerian Air Force, The PUNCH has learnt.The hospital,St. Solomon Hospital,which is located on Adeniyi Jones Avenue,Ikeja, Lagos,is said to have state-of-the-art equipment including a Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine which costs well over $1m. A reliable source at the EFCC told our correspondent that the EFCC could not manage the properties.

Naira falls at official market, CBN supplies $180m

The local currency closed at 307 to a dollar last week at the official market from the 305.50 level it had traded since last year. It was quoted at 445 at the black market, firmer than the 450 a dollar it closed on Friday.The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday said it offered a total of $180m to meet bids for forwards, which includes requests for invisibles such as medicals, school fees and personal travel allowances valued at $80m, through the interbank window.

ASUU rejects pay cut in varsities, threatens strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (Abuja zone),has rejected what it described as“ugly and worrisome unilateral drastic cut"by the Federal Government in the personnel cost allocations to federal universities throughout the country.The organisation warned of dire consequences, including“a breakdown of industrial harmony”, should the Federal Government continue to cut salaries of workers.
“This singular action of the Federal Government is a recipe for the death of public university education in Nigeria

Alleged Wike’s bribe: 23 INEC officials trial in Rivers unsafe, says FG

The Federal Government has said it cannot prosecute the 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, accused of receiving N360m bribe from Governor Nyesom Wike, in any court in Rivers State.It cited security reasons for choosing to charge the defendants before the Federal High Court in Abuja and not any court in Rivers State.The prosecution stated this in an affidavit it filed along with the charges which it instituted before the Federal High Court in Abuja against the 23 INEC officials.

Ile-Ife riot: Afenifere kicks as police parade 20 suspects in Abuja

The pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on Monday, faulted the arrest and parade of suspects involved in the riot at Ile-Ife on March 8, saying no Hausa/Fulani was arrested.The Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, said the parade of the suspects in Abuja showed “undue sectional deployment of federal might.”The police had, on Monday, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, paraded 20 suspects, including a traditional ruler, Oba Ademola Ademiluyi.

Dino Melaye in first degree certificate scandal

The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye’s first degree in Geography from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, has become a subject of controversy.An online medium,SaharaReporters,in a series of tweets on its Twitter handle,@SaharaReporters,on Monday claimed that Melaye did not graduate from ABU.It further claimed that Melaye allegedly bribed his Head of Department, “who assisted him to forge his transcript.”

NNPC breaks silence on missing 130m litres of petroleum product.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it had taken measures to recover 130 million litres of petrol from two downstream oil operators over operational infraction.The NNPC’s Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Mr Henry Ikem-Obih, made this known in Abuja in a statement by the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu.
Ikem-Obih said that the 130 million litres would be recovered from facilities of two indigenous operators (names withheld).

Fire outbreak at Lagos airport, NAFDAC office.

ANOTHER fire outbreak occurred, on Saturday, at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, but it was quickly quelled.The incident which broke out at 11:30 a.m., started from the ticketing office of South African airways very close to Etihad airways office, a floor after the departure hall.The timely intervention of the fire men of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), saved the airport from catching fire in view of the thick smoke that had already enveloped the terminal.

I can’t marry a woman who only twerks – Kiss Daniel

Popular singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, aka Kiss Daniel, speaks about his career, the opposite sex and other issuesHow did you come about the name Kiss Daniel?The name was actually given to me by a girl. Though I was a bit sceptical about it at first, I later liked the idea and decided to stick with it.When was the first time you knew you wanted to become a singer?I think I was about seven then. I used to write a lot and when my father noticed my passion, he encouraged me to do more of it.

There are traitors in the music industry – Lil Kesh

Shoki singer, Lil Kesh, has said that there are a lot of sly people in the entertainment industry. The former YBNL-signee said that not everyone who comes around you to smile and hang out really wants the best for you.He toldSunday Scoop, “There are lots of fake people in this industry. When they see you doing well, they would come around you. But what they are really after is the fame and the fortune they think you have and they wouldn’t think twice about betraying you. I have seen a lot of such people.

Unlicensed marketers dispensing fuel at Kaduna airport – Oil marketers

Barely two weeks after the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and subsequent movement of all flights to Kaduna International Airport, major oil marketers selling aviation fuel to local and foreign airlines in the country have raised concerns over the aviation fuel being dispensed by airplanes at the airport.The Federal Government had in December 2016 announced that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport would be closed between February and March this year in order to carry out.

Paternity mess: I’m not doing another DNA test, vows Davido

From all indications, the latest paternity scandal that pop singer, Davido, is enmeshed in wouldn’t be abating anytime soon.This is because the singer still insists that the baby, Aanuoluwapo, by an Ibadan-based girl, Ayotomide Enitan Labinjoh, is not his. He also stated that he would not agree to another DNA test.On Saturday,Sunday Scoopspoke with Davido’s manager, Asa Asika, who said, “Davido is not the father of the baby.”
spoke with Davido’s manager, Asa Asika, who said, “Davido is not the father.

Buhari may back Customs boss against Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari may take sides with the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), in his ongoing face-off with the Senate over his failure to wear his uniform,SUNDAY PUNCHhas learnt.Senators had on Thursday attacked Ali for honouring their invitation without wearing a uniform.
They, therefore, asked him to return on Wednesday in the complete Customs uniform.But one of our correspondents gathered on Saturday that the position of the Presidency on the disagreement

Secret report bombshell: Cash-strapped PDP plans to sell party membership, ministerial slots

A high-powered committee set up to revamp the fortunes of the Peoples Democratic Party has submitted a report that may throw the fractious party into a new crisis. Among others, the committee advised the party to sell its membership and also restrict senior government positions and other perks to the highest bidder.Reliable sources within the party toldSUNDAY PUNCHthat the plan had been accepted by the leadership of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction, which also set up the committee.

Nigerians to Buhari: Tell us how much you spent abroad on medical treatments

It would be recalled that President Buhari came back to the country on 10th March, 2017 after almost 50 days medical leave abroad.However, having spent almost a week after his return without disclosing his medical bills abroad, some Human Right experts have cited the Freedom of Information Act as a basis, demanding the President to tell Nigerians how much it cost him to get the treatment he got in London.

Etisalat may leave Nigeria over $1.2bn loan default

Stanley Opara with agency reportAbu Dhabi telecoms group, Etisalat, may sell its stake in Etisalat Nigeria, which has defaulted on a $1.2bn loan, but wants the company’s debt restructured before it does so,Reutersquoted two sources as informing it on Monday.The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission on Friday agreed with local banks to pursue a default deal rather than a receivership for Etisalat Nigeria so as not to deter investors and to avoid a wider debt crisis.

Buhari charges traditional rulers to be vanguards of anti-corruption war.

WUKARI(Taraba),March 17,2017(NAN) President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on traditional rulers to form a strong vanguard in support of his fight against corruption in the country.Buhari made the call at the celebration of the Aku Uka of Wukari Dr. Shekarau Angyu’s 40th anniversary as the Jukun paramount ruler in Wukari,Taraba.
Represented by the Minister of Youth and Sports,MrSolomon Dalong,the President urged the traditional rulers to strip politicians and others found to be corrupt of their community

NURTW boss escapes robbery attack in Ibadan Community

South West chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde (Fele) was on Thursday night in Ibadan attacked by suspected armed robbers.Speaking with Tribune Online, Oyerinde who is also the Chairman of NURTW Oyo State chapter disclosed that he was attacked by men who came in two Audi cars around 8:33pm, adding that the quick intervention of the police officers attached to him saved the situation.
, Oyerinde who is also the Chairman of NURTW Oyo State chapter.

NAFDAC shuts down fake, unregistered wine shops in Abuja.

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down some wine shops worth N100 million in Wuse market, Abuja, for selling fake and unregistered products.Mr Shaba Mohammed, the Deputy Director, Investigation and Enforcement, NAFDAC, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said this on Friday in Abuja during an operation.Mohammed led a team of NAFDAC officials on enforcement to the market in continuation of a renewed global anti-counterfeiting fight against counterfeits.

Trump wiretap claims ‘nonsense,’ British intelligence agency says.

THE Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on Friday called allegations that they helped to wiretap U.S. President Donald Trump “utterly ridiculous.”The intelligence agency was drawn into the controversy when Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano reported that GCHQ had aided former president Barack Obama in surveilling Trump’s calls.
“Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president elect.

Chinese vice premier skirts territorial disputes in Philippine visit.

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang on Friday stressed the need for the Philippines and China to focus on common interests than differences arising from territorial disputes in the South China Sea.Wang was the highest Chinese official to visit the Philippines since a row between the two countries escalated with Manila filing an arbitration case against Beijing in 2013.
In a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, he reiterated China’s commitment to help to boost trade and investment in the Philippines.

Minister seeks tariff, tax incentives for steel operators.

MINISTER of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi,on Friday called on state governments to grant tariff and tax incentives to operators in the steel sector,to enhance industrialisation in the country.Fayemi made the call at a Town Hall meeting organised by his ministry for stakeholders in Abeokuta,Ogun. The minister noted that such a gesture would encourage private sector participation in the industry and subsequently contribute to the industrialisation agenda of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile as camp toll rises

A Yemeni rebel missile was intercepted over Saudi Arabia late Friday, a Saudi-led coalition said, as the death toll from a rebel attack on a Yemeni army camp rose to 32.The rebels’ Saba news agency said the missile was aimed at offices of Saudi oil giant Aramco in the town of Jizan.The coalition, which has been fighting the rebels in support of government forces for the past two years, said the missile was intercepted without casualties or damage.

I swallowed 66 wraps of heroin to help my dying son – Computer teacher

When 43-year-old Anukaenyi Bob-Manuel Ogochukwu was caught on the suspicion of being a drug courier at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,Lagos on Wednesday,he initially denied having anything to do with drugs.NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport,Ahmadu Garba,said the suspect was apprehended during the inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight from Nairobi.
NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport,Ahmadu Garba,said the suspect was apprehended during the inward screening of passengers

Toyin Aihmakhu never threatened me Over ex-husband –Seyi Edun

For a while now, there have been stories of a sizzling romance between fast rising actress, Seyi Edun and Toyin Aihmakhu's ex-hubby,Adeniyi Johnson, but neither of them have spoken about it.In fact, some weeks back it was reported that the duo were engaged already but if you ask either of them about their relationship, all they say is,“I don't want to talk about it."
Many believe that the reason they are both discreet about the alleged romance is because star actress Toyin Aihmakhu had threatened Seyi Edun.

Senate can’t compel Ali to wear Customs uniform – Falana

Human rights lawyer,Mr. Femi Falana (SAN),has said that the Senate lacks the power to compel Hameed Ali to wear Customs uniform.Falana,in an interview withSaturday PUNCH,said there was no law stipulating that the Comptroller-General of Customs must wear the Nigerian Custom Services uniform.He added that, although Ali was the Comptroller-General of Customs,the retired military officer was not a member of the service.
Falana said, “With respect to the customs service, its officers are required to wear uniform

Davido in another paternity mess

Just last week, news made rounds that popular singer, Davido, impregnated a 24-year-old Georgia University undergraduate named, Amanda. This week, the young lad is in another paternity issue as another young lady, Ayotomide Labinjo, has stepped forward alleging that the ‘Dami Duro’ singer is the father of her daughter, three-year-old Aanuoluwapo.
Ayotomide alleged the pop singer had abandoned her and the baby and has refused to take up the responsibility of “taking care of our child."

Pressure on Buhari to disclose medical bills

Dayo Oketola, Lekan Adetayo, Ifeanyi Onuba, Gbenro Adeoye and Eric DumoPresident Muhammadu Buhari is under Pressure to disclose the amount of money spent on his medical treatment in London, the United Kingdom.Though many Nigerians showed gratitude to God for the President’s safe return to the country on Friday, March 10, 2017, after spending 49 days on medical vacation, they said it was still important for the citizens to know the cost of the President’s medical treatment abroad.

Fear of pregnancy stops me from enjoying sex

I have a problem that has been worrying me ever since my relationship with myboyfriend became physical. We’ve been together for six months.I’m 22 and he is acouple of years older, but since we started having sex, I constantly worry aboutbecoming pregnant. We use condoms, but I can’t enjoy sex as the fear of pregnancy is always on my mind.
iven that you have not been a couple for long enough to know each other’s sexual history, it would be wise to add to your fear of pregnancy the equally real fear of sexual

Court adjourns Dasuki’s trial till 16 May over irregularity on witness’ list

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday adjourned the trial of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd) and four others till 16, 17 and 18 May.The former NSA is the first defendant in the case in which a former Director of Finance and Administration, Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Shuaibu Salisu; former General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Babakusa and two firms: Acacia Holdings Limited.

Civil servants appeal to government to remit pension deduction

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Friday urged the Rivers Government to remit deductions made from salaries of workers under the Contributory Pension Scheme.Mr Bashir Lawal, Secretary General of ASCSN, said in a statement in Lagos that the monies deducted should be remitted to the Pension Funds Custodians (PFCs).Lawal said that the workers would not hesitate to shut business activities in the state, if it continued with its anti-labour practices which have been causing problems.

NIMASA partners UK over sea time training for 400 Nigerians

THE Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has again struck a new partnership with the South Shield Marine School at the South Tyneside College, South Shield, Newcastle in the United Kingdom, to provide sea time opportunities for about 400 cadets of the agency’s sponsored Nigerian Seafarers Development Program (NSDP).According to a statement signed on Thursday by NIMASA’s Spokesman, Isichei Osamgbi, the institution which has so far about 502 Nigerian students being trained.

Paris-London club: Buhari orders fresh refund to states

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to immediately release the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states, in order to ease their financial hardships.He, however, insisted that states must pay outstanding salaries and pension liabilities of their workers.The first tranche of N388 billion was paid to the states in December.

Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria safe – Health ministry

The Federal Government has reassured Nigerians that the Coca-Cola products manufactured in Nigeria were safe for consumption.The explanation followed a stakeholders meeting summoned by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to address related issues on the recent court judgment on the case filed by Fijabi Holdings against the Nigeria Bottling Company and NAFDAC.
Adewole explained that both benzoic acid and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) were ingredients approved by International Food Safety regulators.

400 Nigerians in South African prisons, Dambazau says

Interior Minister, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) on Friday said 400 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in South Africa.Dambazau said this at a joint news conference in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the visit of Nigerian delegation to South Africa.Dambazau and his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, had on Monday led a delegation to South Africa over the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living there.

SSANIP urges FG to release NEEDS Assessment Report, fund Polytechnics

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics on Friday urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, release the report of the NEEDS Assessment of Polytechnics.Rev. Sunday Sabo, National President of the union said this at the 52nd National Executive Council meeting at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.“The release of the report is essential to improve the education and working standard of the institutions.

373 illegal pharmacies, patent drug stores shut in Ogun

No fewer than 373 pharmacies and patent drug stores have been sealed by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria in Ogun State for various offences.The Director, Inspection and Monitoring of PCN, Mrs Anthonia Aruya, revealed this on Friday in Abeokuta, while briefing journalists about the activities of the council.She said 15 pharmacies and 358 patent drug stores were affected, while giving the breakdown.
She said 15 pharmacies and 358 patent drug stores were affected, while giving the breakdown.

NUT begs Amosun to reinstate dismissed teachers

The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers has again appealed to Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun to reinstate three of its members dismissed in October 2016.Mr Michael Olukoya made the appeal at a news conference at the NUT Secretariatin Abeokuta on Friday.Olukoya said that the NUT believed in dialogue and would not engage the state government in any litigation on the matter.Olukoya said that the NUT believed in dialogue and wouldn't engage the state government in any litigation on the matter

Malaysia expels North Korea ambassador over Kim murder

Malaysia has expelled North Korea’s ambassador, giving him 48 hours to leave the country in a major break in diplomatic relations over the airport assassination of the half-brother of Pyongyang’s leader.Kim Jong-Nam was poisoned February 13 with deadly nerve agent VX. North Korea has not acknowledged the dead man’s identity but has repeatedly disparaged the murder investigation, accusing Malaysia of conniving with its enemies.
“The ambassador has been declared persona non grata” after Malaysia demanded".

Sudan jails rights activists over alleged fake reports case

Khalafalla Al-Afif, Midhat Hamdan and Mustafa Adam were arrested on May 23 last year after security agents raided their office in Khartoum.The three men worked for the Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKS), a group providing training in human rights issues.At a packed hearing attended by Western diplomats and many other rights activists, a judge found the three guilty and gave them each a one-year prison term, an AFP correspondent reported.

3.67 million Nigerians lost their jobs in one year – FG report

The harsh economic situation currently facing the country may have forced about 3.67 million Nigerians into the unemployment market within a one-year period covering October 2015 to September 2016, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics have revealed.According to an analysis of the unemployment report for the period, which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 7.51 million in the beginning of the October 2015 to 11.19 million at the end.

Ban on importation of poultry products has increased productivity ― farmers

Poultry farmers in Ilorin have commended the Federal Government for banning importation of poultry products,which has increased productivity and availability of markets.The farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Sunday expressed their delight as demand for chicken and other poultry products increased following the ban.
A poultry farmer,Mr Samuel Ishola,whose farm is located in Olunlade,a suburb of Ilorin, told NAN that he witnessed a rise in demand.

Gani Adams to YPM: Remain resolute, don’t allow moneybags to derail you.

NATIONAL coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has urged leadership of Yoruba Patriot Movement (YPM), a non- political movement, to stay resolutely on the set goal and objective of the group and not allow moneybag politicians to derail them.Adams made this call on Wednesday while speaking with theTribune Online, shortly after he hosted the leadership and members of YPM, led by Chief Oladosu Oladipo, who had come on a visit to his Omole Phase 2 residence in Lagos.

JAMB scraps awaiting result, introduces 4th choice institution

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced that students awaiting their O’level results will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions.In a statement by its spokesperson, JAMB also announced the introduction of fourth choice of higher institution during application by candidates.

FG inaugurates Committee on Children Accident Prevention Project.

The Implementation/Technical Committee was set up by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu to implement the terms and conditions of the collaboration between the Ministry and Children Accident Prevention Initiatives (CAPI) on the project.Speaking during the inauguration on the Permanent Secretary, Dr Jamila Shua’ra, described the initiative to provide safe environment for school children between ages 4 and 14, using the roads as apt and timely.

US:Working globally to improve water security—Salzberg

Special Coordinator for Water Resources, Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science Affairs, Aaron A. Salzberg, recently had a teleconference with journalists across some African regions on transboundary water issues and the Water for the World Act, among other germane issues. DOYIN ADEOYE, who was among journalists gathered at the US Consulate, Victoria Island, Lagos, writes.Although a lot of progress has been recorded in the global water challenge.