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Anambra Elections: IPOB promises to stop electoral process

Anambra Elections: IPOB promises to stop electoral process

Mr. Darlington Chukwubuikem Okolie, the media aide to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has denied a report that IPOB has withdrawn its threat...

Ozubulu Carnage: We must investigate this matter properly - Oba of Benin

Ozubulu Carnage: We must investigate this matter properly – Oba of Benin

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called on security agencies to conduct proper investigation into the killing of some worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church,...

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabal, are stealing funds from the Nigeria

Anambra Church Killings: This is an unspeakable sacrilege – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  on Sunday condemned the Ozubulu Church attack in Anambra State by a yet to be identified gunmen. In a statement by his Senior Special...

The House of Representatives has threatened to push for the scrap of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) It also mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reduction of JAMB cut-off mark. This followed a motion by Rep Hassan Saleh (Benue-APC) on the “Need to Investigate the Reduction in the Cut-off Marks for Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria’’ at plenary on Tuesday. Saleh expressed concern that the new policy was bound to lower the standard and quality of education from the tertiary institutions. According to him, many candidates who perform poorly in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can secure admission through nepotism, bribery and corruption while many other candidates who perform excellently can be denied admission. Saleh said that in spite of the fact that more than 500,000 candidates scored above 200 marks, representing 50 percent of the total mark, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) reduced cut-off mark to 120. He said that the cut-off mark represented only 30 percent of the total examination mark of 400, adding that 100 marks fixed for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education was 25 percent of the total mark. On their parts, Reps. Henry Archibong, Rita Orji and Abubakar Chika called for the scraping of JAMB and the UTME. They stated that lowering cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions was a signal that the Board had outlived its usefulness. The lawmakers also accused JAMB of buckling under pressure from privately owned universities, many of whom were seeking to increase the number of yearly admissions into their schools. Rep. Abubakar Chika (Niger-APC), a former lecturer at the Polytechnic, said it was highly disappointing that JAMB could succumb to pressure from private institutions, which he alleged had long pushed for cut-off marks to be lowered. “Let me even open up, this decision was taken because of private universities. They usually need to admit the children of the rich, who are not ready to work hard,’’ he said. Rep. Afe Oluwookere (Ondo-APC) described the new policy as “highly detrimental’’ to the country’s push for economic growth and development.

Their souls will rot in hell; Dogara curses perpetrators of Anambra church killings

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described Sunday’s attack on worshippers in a Catholic church in Anambra state as abominable, barbaric,...

No fewer than four persons have been killed in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspected assailants, who invaded an Hausa/Fulani settlement

Bloody Anambra Sunday: What truly happened?… The Full Story

It was a bloody Sunday in Anambra State, yesterday, as unidentified gunmen invaded St Philip’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the...

Some senators, including Shehu Sani, Danjuma Goje, Dino Melaye and Usman Bayero Nafada among others have accompanied Senator Andy Uba

Anambra Governorship: Senator Andy Uba picks up form

Some senators, including Shehu Sani, Danjuma Goje, Dino Melaye and Usman Bayero Nafada among others have accompanied Senator Andy Uba to obtain the Anambra State...

Anambra Elections: We are ready to arrest anybody, Police sounds warning to Nnamdi Kanu and friends

Police Arrest 100 Criminal Suspects in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command yesterday paraded 100 suspected criminals for alleged robbery, child trafficking and cultism. Following increased criminal activities...

No fewer than four persons have been killed in Asaba, the Delta State capital. The suspected assailants, who invaded an Hausa/Fulani settlement

Eight Policemen detained in Anambra as 17year old boy is shot

The Police in Anambra State have detained eight mobile policemen serving at Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state for allegedly shooting a...

Lassa Fever: One Confirmed Dead In Anambra

One person has been confirmed dead of Lassa Fever, while 65 others are currently being monitored in Anambra, government has said. Dr Emmanuel Okafor, Director of Public...

Pregnant Women Protest over Hike of Maternity Care in Anambra

Over 50 pregnant women receiving prenatal and antenatal medical attention at the Amaku General Hospital Awka, Anambra State yesterday protested against increase in the...