In Brief

Man Sentenced To 4 Months For Stealing Planks Of Wood

A Kubwa Grade1 Area Court on Tuesday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Friday Peter to four months in prison for stealing four planks of wood. The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe. However gave Peter an option of N20, 000 fine and ordered him to pay compensation of N52, 000 to the complainant, Akinrole Wasiu or return the said planks of wood to him. Peter was convicted and sentenced over a charge of theft. The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that Peter stole the planks of wood from the complainant’s site at Kubwa, Abuja on June 15. He said the planks were worth ...
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Three Confirmed Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attack

Three people, including two children and a teenager, have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack on a village in Kaduna state. The Nation gathered the attack was launched on Unguwan Rimi Village in Kauru local government area of the state around 2:30 pm on Monday. An eyewitness told our correspondent the attackers suspected to be herdsmen invaded the village and started shooting sporadically, leaving some people dead and several others injured. Meanwhile, Kaduna State Police Command while confirming the incident said three people were killed in the incident. In a confirmation statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP ...
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We Released SSCE Results In 43 Days – NECO

The National Examinations Council has said it released the last Senior Secondary Certificate Examination results in 43 days. Acting NECO Registrar, Abubakar Gana, said this while receiving the National Association of Nigerian Students in Abuja on Monday. He said the body would ensure that candidates seeking admission to universities and other tertiary institutions did not wait long before receiving their results. NANS, led by its Senate President, Abubakar Gambo, presented an award to the registrar on the occasion of the 20th year of the establishment of the council. Gana said, “NECO came into being in 1999 because of the agitations ...
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Nigerian destroys seven vehicles at high commission in London

A Nigerian identified as Jeffrey Ewohime has allegedly destroyed seven cars and property at the Nigerian High Commission in London over the delay in releasing his passport to him by officials. He was said to have also attempted to destroy the High Commissioner’s car but could not because it was a bulletproof vehicle. Ewohime was subsequently arrested by the police. The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described the action of the 32-year old as condemnable. In a statement on Monday, Dabiri-Erewa said that such an attitude “was unpatriotic and an unconscionable act of indiscipline.” She said, ...
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JAMB Approves Cut-Off Marks For 2019/2020 Admission

The joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admissions into tertiary institutions in the country. The decision was taken during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday in Gbongan, Osun. During the meeting, 160 was approved as minimum score for admission seekers into public universities while 140 was approved for private universities. The policy meeting, which was presided by Prof. Isaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, also approved 120 cut-off marks for public polytechnics and 110 for private polytechnics for admission seekers. For colleges of education, 100 and above was approved ...
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Forbes: Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes: Messi Edges Out Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world's highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking. Juventus's Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $109m (£85.6m) with Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar in third on $105m (£82.5m). Last year's highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped off the list. Serena Williams is the only woman in the top 100, earning $29.2m (£22.9m). Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua are the highest earning British athletes, sitting at 13th on $55m (£43.2m). The ...
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Four Remanded For Attempted kidnap In Niger

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered the remand in prison custody of four men for alleged attempted kidnap. Legbo Yasaba, Ndako Adamu, Makun Mohammed and Baba Salla were docked on two counts of criminal conspiracy and attempt to commit an offence. The Police Prosecutor, ASP. Daniel Ikwoche, told the court that one Mohammed Gbako of Etsu Audu village in Agaie Local Government Area reported the matter at the station on June 5. Ikwoche said the complainant alleged that he woke up one fateful morning in May and found a letter in front of his house. According to him, ...
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JAMB Announces 160 As UTME Cut-Off Mark For Federal Varsities

The joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has approved cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admissions into tertiary institutions in the country. The decision was taken during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday in Gbongan, Osun. During the meeting, 160 cut off were approved as minimum score for admission seekers into public universities while 140 was approved for private universities. The policy meeting, which was presided by Prof. Isaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, also approved 120 cut-off marks for public polytechnics and 110 for private polytechnics for admission seekers. For colleges of education, 100 and above was ...
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Accident Claims 8 Lives On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

No fewer than eight persons died while 12 others sustained injuries on Wednesday in multiple accidents involving seven vehicles around Danco filling station on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Thursday. Oladele confirmed that the accident, which occurred around 7:56 p.m on the expressway, involved a Toyota bus marked LSR 560 XJ, Mazda bus marked XD 792 EZA, Toyota Sienna marked ABC 512 ZV and Toyota Camry marked APP 196 RQ. Other vehicles are an Iveco tanker ...
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Ekiti Pastor kidnaps Self, Demands N3m Ransom From Congregation, Nabbed

Adewuyi Adegoke, a pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly organising his own kidnap and asking one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation. He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening, while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun State and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti. His purported abductors later contacted church members to demand the ransom, which they insisted must be paid latest by Thursday (today) to prevent the reverend from being killed. Detectives, however, intercepted the pastor’s accomplice, Sunday, who came to pick ...
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