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2 million candidates are to register for 2018 UTME but where are the schools? - The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has said more than 2 million candidates are expected to register for this year Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Oloyede declared that the Board returned N7.8 billion to the Federal Government coffers from the proceeds of examination forms sold in 2017. He said the fund was sourced from the N12 billion income m...
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How will President Buhari react to the ‘cabals’ just as Fr Mbaka has advised? - A Roman Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Monday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the ‘cabal’ holding him in captivity otherwise he would be replaced. Fr. Mbaka made the call during his New Year message at the Emene Enugu Adoration Ground. He lamented that the good intentions of the President have been hijacked by a cabal that surrounded him. He demanded that Buhari should wake up and live up to h...
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Senate blames both NNPC and oil marketers for the fuel crisis - The Nigerian Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream has blamed the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and marketers for the ongoing fuel crisis plaguing the country. The Committee Chairman, Kabiru Marafa, stated this on Monday in Gusau while inspecting the fuel situation in the country. Marafa, who was accompanied by a member of the committee, Abdullahi Danbaba, said the inspection was part of the assignment given ...
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Put your best foot forward! 10 perfect party shoes to wear in the New Year - The New Year is in and the party invites are piling already. Everyone is trying to catch some more holiday fun just befo… Read » Put your best foot forward! 10 perfect party shoes to wear in the New Year on YNaija
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World Bank rates Nigeria high in 2017 public-private partnership ranking - The World Bank Group (WBG) has rated Nigeria high as one of the top four leading voices in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in its 2017 ranking. The Communications Officer for Infrastructure, PPPs and Guarantees Group of the WBG, Ms Yelena Osipova-Stocker, stated this yesterday. She described 2017 as a busy year in the world of infrastructure and public-private partnerships at the World Bank Group. Yelena said Niger...
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700 persons have been freed from Boko Haram captivity – Military - The Nigerian Military has rescued 700 people from Boko Haram insurgents. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Division, Timothy Antigha, disclosed in a statement issued in Maiduguri and, they were received by the 242 Battalion, Monguno. He said the abductees including males, females and children were forced to work as farm labourers by the insurgents. He said two women among the freed persons delivered safely at the...
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Why we sacked over 22,000 teachers – El-Rufai - The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai has said the reason the government sacked over 22,000 teachers was because they were unqualified for the job. According to him, sacking of incompetent teachers predated his administration, as previous governments sacked teachers with fake qualifications. He stated that the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) report he received on assumption of office, showed that 83 percent of the teach...
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YNaija Editorial: 2017 was the year of ‘Naija Rat Pack’ and we’re all just living in it - So much has happened in the last year that it seems every single event that should have been spread out over the course of five years was stuffed into one and we were expected to somehow roll with the punches. We did, somehow and we are here in 2018. With the glow of a new year, tinting our lenses, we can look back on 2017 and pick out some of the major moments that we think transcended pop culture and...
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Wizkid is Y!/YNaija.com’s Person of the Year 2017 - The editorial board of Y! – TV, Magazine & Online – today announced its pick for Person of the Year 2017 – and it is entertainer and songwriter Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun. For the last seven years, the Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year has served as a vehicle to recognize the achievements of individuals of Nigerian origin who have most visibly influenced the Nigerian society for good in the past year, breaking new boundaries or consolidating on g...
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Fuel scarcity will be investigated | 9 things we learnt from Buhari’s New Year speech - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed Nigerians in his New Year speech. Here are nine things we learnt from the speech: Fuel scarcity will be investigated “Unfortunately, I am saddened to acknowledge that for many this Christmas and New Year holidays have been anything but merry and happy. Instead of showing love, companionship and charity, some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict se...
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