• Nigeria signs $500 million agreement with World Bank

    Nigeria signs $500 million agreement with World Bank

    According to reports, the Federal Government on Thursday ruled out the need for the poorest and vulnerable Nigerians to apply online before they can benefit from the monthly N5,000 Conditional Cash Transfer.

    This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s media office.

    The statement was responding to some misleading reports in the media regarding the implementation of the N500 billion Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration.

    It reads: “While we understand the need for an ongoing public […]

  • FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    FG scraps CBT, pegs post-UTME fee at N2,500

    The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have scrapped the Computer-Based Test, CBT, even as they agreed on N2,500 as the maximum fee for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

    This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Secretary-General, Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, AVCNU, Prof. Michael Faborode, who said the agreement was reached after a deliberation of officials of the ministry, federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.

    Faborode […]

  • Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Kano state government has freed 500 inmates, who could not afford to pay various fines or compensation, from 10 prisons in the state.

    Addressing the freed inmates at Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa, in Kano city, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the gesture is in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring Muslims closer to Almighty Allah.

    “Congestion in prisons is one of our major challenges in Nigeria. This […]