• Petrol price hike not on the cards, says Kachikwu

    Petrol price hike not on the cards, says Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has said the federal government is not about to increase the price of petrol in the country, at least not in the near future.

    Kachikwu, instead, said the government would review some of the elements in the pricing template of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), which are still within its control with operators in the downstream sector to ensure that the price remains in line […]

  • JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    According to reports, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will adopt “pin vending” for the 2017 UTME test, advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach.

    The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said on Wednesday in Lagos that it would no longer use scratch cards.

    He said, “Candidates, wishing to sit for the 2017 examination, should start getting themselves familiar with the newly adopted process of pin vending by the board.

    “We must make ourselves […]

  • JAMB scraps use of scratch cards, calls it archaic

    JAMB scraps use of scratch cards, calls it archaic

    According to reports, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has scrapped the use of scratch cards in any of its transactions and services, describing it as “archaic”, its Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has announced.

    He also demanded that the Federal Government should revert to the former system where serving Vice Chancellors of Universities were made chairmen of the Governing Board of JAMB.

    A statement issued by the Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, obtained by Newsmen on Sunday, said, Oloyede made […]

  • CBN cautions bank customers against fraudulent SMS on debit cards

    CBN cautions bank customers against fraudulent SMS on debit cards

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cautioned bank customers against disclosing their Debit (ATM) Card details to fraudsters who send out fake SMS messages.

    This is contained in a statement made available to Newsmen by the acting Director of Communications, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor on Thursday in Abuja.

    The statement warned customers not to reply text messages from individuals pretending to be Customer Care representatives of the CBN, asking for Personal Identification Numbers or Bank Verification Numbers.

    “Those messages and calls are […]