Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Vessels stranded with 125,500 tons of petroleum products

As loading resumes at Mosimi depot in Ogun State, no fewer than 10 vessels laden with 125,500 metric tons of various petroleum products have been stranded on Lagos water channel since March, 2017, New Telegraph has learnt. The products, which are expected at seven different jetties in the last three weeks, are premium motor spirit (PMS), diesel and Jet A1. These products arrived at Lagos anchorage and are awaiting berthing space. According to Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)’s shipping position, six of the vessels are being expected at Ibafon jetty with…

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Opelope Anointing changed my real name –Evang. Dunni Olanrewaju

The name, Dunni Olanrewaju, may not ring a bell but when one mentions Opelope Anointing, a lot of people readily know who she is. The gospel songstress and founder of Christ Apostolic Church, Opelope Anointing Praise Centre, whose hit track brought to limelight in 2000, speaks to ESTHER BAKARE about the challenges she faced before heeding the call of God, the gospel music industry and sundry issues Can we meet you? My name is Evangelist (Dr) Dunni Olanrewaju, popularly known as Opelope Anointing. I am a gospel musician and founder…

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Debt threatens FG’s economic recovery plan

Nigeria’s recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP2017-2020) appears to have been generally well received by industry experts. However, the country’s already high debt service ratio in proportion to income, is raising concerns in some quarters about government’s ability to fund the scheme. TONY CHUKWUNYEM writes   Nearly two years after he assumed office, President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday, launched what his administration has tagged the Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (NERGP2017-2020). Although the event came about a month after the Ministry of Budget and National Planning posted…

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Guardiola accepts City ‘far away’ from Champions League

    Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City are “far away” from challenging for European club football’s biggest prize. The manager of the world’s self-styled wealthiest football club has been in the unusual position of watching the Champions League quarter-finals from a distance this week. City’s exit against Monaco in the last 16 ended a remarkable run that had seen the Spanish manager reach at least the semi-final stage of Europe’s top competition in all his combined seven seasons in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich. As Guardiola joked recently,…

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Runaway bride may have ‘spiritual husband’ –Family source

       …left home five days before wedding   The wedding ceremony between Taiwo Orimoloye and Abiodun Isaac was called off following the disappearance of the bride five days to the wedding ceremony. BABATOPE OKEOWO reports that the family of the bride blames the incident on spiritual problem while the groom still retains hope that the bride remains his.     In what looked as scene from the Nollywood movie, a bride to be; Miss Ruth Taiwo Orimoloye left home five days to the solemnization of her wedding and has not…

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Elechi’s detour and APC allure

The defection of the immediate past governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is causing ripples in the state, UCHENNA INYA reports The political situation in Ebonyi State is becoming more interesting. In the last few months, there have been political developments with some politicians defecting to the two dominant parties in the state – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC). But, the mother of the defections was that of the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi.…

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Buhari: We’re discussing with Chibok girls’ captors

THREE YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION… President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that his administration has reached out to leaders of the Boko Haram sect for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped exactly three years ago in Borno State. The president stated this in a statement to mark three years since the girls were abducted from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok. “We have reached out to their captors, through local and international intermediaries, and we are ever ready to do everything within our means to ensure the safe release of all…

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