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February 20, 2019

JAMB postpones mock exams, says UTME may be rescheduled [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has postponed the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slated to start from Saturday, February 23, because of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections. The board also said, on Wednesday, that it may reschedule the 2019 UTME if the country’s elections drag until the earlier fixed dates of Saturday, March 16, to Saturday, March 23. According to the new timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections slated for March 2 have been rescheduled to March 9, which fuels fears that the UTME slated for March 16 may [Read]

Buhari Has Never been a Democrat, Acting like a Dictator – Atiku [READ MORE]

  The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had never been a democrat but acting and ruling the country as a dictator.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the former Vice- President was reacting to the President order that ballot box snatchers should be shot, while speaking at the opening of the emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP in Abuja. He asked Nigerians not to despair, saying they had fought leaders, who he described as more ruthless and more dictatorial than President Buhari, in the past. Atiku also cautioned soldiers and other security agents against obeying unlawful orders from [Read]

2019: Electoral Offenders To Be Lawfully Punished, Not Shooting-On-Sight, INEC replies Buhari [READ MORE]

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that contrary to the directive President Muhammadu Buhari gave to the police and the military to shoot ballot box snatchers, culprits of electoral violence would be punished in accordance to the Electoral Act. Although Part VIII, Section 129 (sub IV) of the Electoral Act stipulates that anybody who snatches or destroys any election material shall be liable on conviction to 24 months imprisonment, President Muhammadu Buhari had revealed during an emergency national caucus meeting that he had ordered security agents to shoot on sight anyone caught in the act. However, reacting to the directive during a media [Read]