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UTME 2019: JAMB Postpones Exams Again, Announces New Dates, Continues Registration [SEE NEW DATES HERE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rescheduled the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to 11th April. The board also fixed 1st April for the conduct of its mock examination earlier scheduled for Saturday, 23rd March. JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, in Abuja. The statement directed candidates to begin the printing of their UTME notification slips from 2nd April in any part of the country. The board added that it also reopened its registration portal to 41,063 candidates who have created their profiles and procured either the UTME or DE ePINS till Friday 15th, March. [READ [Read]

TRAGEDY: Over 100 pupils trapped, feared killed in Lagos school Building collapse [SEE PHOTOS]

Updated NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that tragedy struck earlier today Wednesday March 13 as over 100 school pupils are feared killed following the collapse of Baden School in Lagos Island. The school situated at Itafaji Street, near Adeniji Adele was said to have caved in around 10:20am on Wednesday. The cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained but The Nation gathered emergency responders have moved to the scene and were evacuating trapped victims. More Details shortly… [Read]

Buhari: I’ll leave legacy of free, fair elections [READ MORE]

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would want to be remembered as a leader who kept his word that elections must be free, fair and credible. The President spoke in Daura when he hosted Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari. Masari visited the President to inform him of his victory in last Saturday’s governorship poll. The President praised Nigerians, who heeded to his pre-election appeals to cast their votes peacefully. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari described last Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections as largely successful. He said: “I have maintained a position that elections must be free [Read]

Police Nab Alleged Killer Of Oyo Rep [READ MORE]

The Oyo State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested a suspect, who was helping policemen to track down the killers of a lawmaker in the state, Temitope Olatoye (Sugar). The command had vowed on Sunday that it would nab all the perpetrators of the murder of Olatoye. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, told our correspondent on Tuesday that a team of police investigators, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, arrested the suspect (name withheld) in connection with the killing of the federal lawmaker. He added that the police were getting closer to arresting those [Read]

Kano re-run: PDP will receive shocker of its life – Ganduje

Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, and his supporters will receive the shocker of their lives in the scheduled rerun governorship election in the state. Ganduje said he was unperturbed by the wishful thinking and slapdash deportment of the PDP candidate considering what happened in the inconclusive election widely characterized by alleged vote buying and voter’s intimidation by the party. The chairman, Publicity committee of the APC for 2019 Election, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement on Tuesday that the APC and its candidate remained upbeat and sure of victory as Kano remained an APC state. He said [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB bans ATM Cards, Watches, Key Holders, Other items at Exam Centres [READ MORE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has listed at least 19 items which it said remained prohibited for the over 1.8 million candidates taking the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the items were prohibited during its examinations, warning that candidates who breached the directive would be disallowed from taking the UTME. The board said, “To ensure that our examinations meet best global practices, the board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams. They are watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar [Read]

Okorocha in more troubles as INEC removes name from Senators-elect list [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that outgoing Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha appears to be in more troubles as he’s yet to be officially recognised as a senator-elect. About a week ago, the governor was also suspended by his party, the APC. The name of Mr Okorocha, the outgoing governor of Imo State, was excluded from the list of senators-elect published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. The commission in a post on its official website said it will issue certificates of return to all “successful candidates in 2019 National Assembly elections” on Thursday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. INEC noted that only senators-elect as listed on [Read]

PDP alleges fraud as INEC declares six states’ governorship poll inconclusive [READ MORE]

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday continued its declaration of results of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections conducted across the country on Saturday. But for the first time since 1999 that the nation embraced democracy, INEC declared governorship poll in six states inconclusive. The states affected are Kano , Sokoto, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa and Plateau . While INEC has stopped the announcement of results in Rivers State due to the violence that engulfed the state , the commission has also controversially halted the announcement of the governorship election in Kano State which shows the Peoples Democratic Party is leading. Consequently , the PDP has accused the [Read]

OFFICIAL: INEC declares Abiodun of APC Ogun Governor – Elect [SEE FULL RESULTS]

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Prince Dapo Abiodun of All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of the Ogun State gubernatorial election. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: APM rejects Ogun Gov polls results, says INEC should stop further announcement [READ MORE] The returning officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan at the end of the collation of results early Monday morning said the APC candidate scored 241,670 to defeat his closest challenger, the Abdulkadir Akinlade of Allied Peoples Movement who scored 222,153 votes. Abiodun defeated his closest challenger by 19,517 votes. [READ ALSO] Opinion: AFTERMATH OF OGUN POLLS! Amosun +GNI — “WHAT IF….” by John Izabi [AN INTERESTING [Read]

OFFICIAL: PDP takes Over Oyo, as Seyi Makinde is declared winner [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Seyi Makinde, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of the Oyo state gubernatorial election. He polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 357,982 votes. The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state, capital. Below is the result: Ibadan north-west: PDP 20,715 – APC 10,221 Ibarapa east: PDP 13,002 – APC 8,646 Atiba: PDP 14, 636 – APC 9,690 Kajola: PDP 13,600 – APC 12,982 Ido: PDP 16, 726 – APC 8,585 Lagelu: PDP 16,217 – APC [Read]