January 11, 2020

Shocking! Iran Admits It ‘Mistakenly’ Shot Down Ukrainian Plane killing All 176 On Board

• Government statement blames ‘human error’ for the incident that left 176 people killed, including many Iranian citizens. Iran has announced that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. The statement on Saturday morning blames “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target”. Press TV also quoted Iran’s General Staff of the Armed Forces as saying that the plane had flown close to a “sensitive military site”. “In such a condition, because of human error and in a unintentional way, the flight was hit,” the military said. It apologised and said it would upgrade its systems [Read]

JAMB Cancels Use Of NIN For 2020 UTME Exams

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has cancelled the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for registration of candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Recalled that it was stated by the examination body that henceforth, students would now be asked to have the NIN before they can participate in the exams. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar revealed this on Saturday at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters in Abuja. He explained that the decision was to allow more candidates to obtain the NIN before the 2021 UTME. Meanwhile, registration for the UTME is expected to start on Monday, January 13 and JAMB had said [Read]