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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Many Feared Dead As Large Explosion Rocks Kano


 

There has been an explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government in Kano, leaving several people injured with some feared killed.


Details of the blast and its cause are still sketchy but visuals from the scene show that it affected some buildings and left several injured including school children.


The visuals also confirm that the blast might have claimed several lives with at least one corpse seen on the floor.


A crowd had gathered right after the blast with some people trying to help the injured and others lamenting the damage.


Explosion Not In A School’


Initial visuals from the explosion site showed several schoolchildren being moved away from the scene. One of them was injured. This led to speculation that the explosion occurred in a school.


But the Kano State Government has said that was not the case.


The Commissioner for Information in the state, Muhammad Garba, said in a statement the blast happened at an animal feed store opposite the school.


An investigation has commenced to determine the cause, impact, and measures to be taken, according to Garba.


He called on people in the state, particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while the government works with relevant agencies on the matter.


He cautioned the public against spreading unsubstantiated news and gave the assurance that the government would keep the public updated on any development on the matter.



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Saturday, May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022

BREAKING: JAMB Releases 2022 UTME Result


 


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination( UTME) results.


Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement on Saturday.


The board directed candidates to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that was used for registration.


The statement reads: “To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the Board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.


“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one. Hence, the Board urge all candidates to ignore all such messages on how to check their 2022 UTME results as they are all products of deceit aimed at misleading them.


“The Board, in line with its desire to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government, has emplaced this user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results.


“Furthermore, this simplified process would also serve to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cyber cafes which often take advantage of hapless candidates.”





May 14, 2022

Deborah Samuel: Sokoto Governor Declares 24-hr Curfew As Protest Rocks State


 

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Saturday afternoon, declared a 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis after protest had rocked the city.


According to a post on the verified Facebook page of the Sokoto State governor, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the governor, Muhammad Bello, said the decision was “in pursuance of peace and order in Sokoto metropolis and the entire state.”


LEADERHSHIP earlier reported how palpable fear enveloped Sokoto metropolis on Saturday as protesters in their hundreds trooped into streets to express their displeasure over the detention of two suspects arrested by the Police over the killing of Deborah Yakubu, a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy.


Major streets such as Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano Road, where banks are located and Emir Yahaya Road, in the early hours of the day, were deserted with business places and shops closed.


However, attempts by the protesters to attack the Palace of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, was resisted by security men on ground.


The grouse of the protesters was Sultan Abubakar’s condemnation of the dastard killing of late Deborah Yakubu.


Unperturbed with the presence of security personnel in some strategic areas within the state capital, the protesters in their large numbers stormed Ahmadu Bello Way church line, where Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, ECWA and C&S churches are located.


Attempts by the protesters to set the St. Mary Catholic Church ablaze was also resisted by armed security personnel drafted to the area, who fired several cannisters of teargas to disperse the irate protesters.


The protesters, however, succeeded in burning down a car around St. Mary Catholic Church.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

BREAKING: Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Finally Agrees To Re-contest For Presidency


 

Barely 48 hours after disassociating himself from moves by some groups to draft him into the 2023 presidential race, former President Goodluck Jonathan has finally made up his mind to vie for the top post.


Nigeria is set to go to the polls next year in a crowded contest parading many contestants in both the ruling APC and several opposition parties, including the main opposition PDP.


On May 9, Jonathan had rejected presidential expression of interest and nomination forms bought for him by people, described as nomadic Fulani pastoralists and Almajiri communities.


He was quoted as saying that it was an insult for people to buy the form for him without his consent but the former president has now made u-turn on the issue.


A dependable source in Jonathan’s camp, who pleaded anonymity said that the former president had indeed, joined the APC formally, having registered at his Otuoke Ward in Bayelsa.


The source disclosed that Jonathan was expected to submit his completed APC expression of interest and nomination forms bought for him earlier in the week by Fulani groups and pastoralist communities on Thursday.


According to the source, the former president has secured the support of the required number of APC delegates from across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


“Several bigwigs of the party have also been calling Jonathan to pledge their loyalty and support to the former president,’’ the source revealed.


The source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) late on Wednesday that some influential African leaders had called Jonathan earlier on Monday to advise him “to contest the election in the interest of Nigeria.


“At least three top African leaders called the former president on the matter. They all urged him to run.


“One of them specifically told him that it didn’t make sense travelling all over Africa settling disputes only to shy away from leadership responsibility in his home country.


“Another reminded him of the implication of failing to put the experiences he garnered as a former Nigerian president and as a continental statesman to good use,” the source added but did not mention the names of the African leaders.


The source cited some of the African leaders as telling Jonathan that Nigeria was passing through challenging times and “needed a unifier like Jonathan at this time’’.


Jonathan, who lost power to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, was born in 1957 in the Ogbia district in Bayelsa State.


He was previously of the PDP party on whose platform he ruled Nigeria until he lost the presidential election to Buhari in 2015.






May 11, 2022

BREAKING: President Buhari Orders All Ministers With Political Ambitions To Resign Immediately


 

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked all his ministers with political ambitions to resign immediately.


The affected Ministers are expected to leave the cabinet on or before May 16.


He gave the order today at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.





Monday, May 9, 2022

May 09, 2022

BREAKING: Fulani Group Buys APC Presidential Nomination Form For Goodluck Jonathan

 



A Fulani group has purchased presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.


The forms were bought from the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sale of forms.


There has been pressure on the former president to contest the 2023 election for sometime.





Monday, April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022

BREAKING: C'River: Engr. Ben Akak Formally Declares For Governorship


 By Obio Monday


Businessman, Engr. Ben Akak has formally declared his intention to run for the office of governor of Cross River State.


Engr. Akak made the declaration today, April 25 at the All Progressives Congress, APC, State Secretariat in Calabar.


More details later