Amosun cries out over cultism in primary schools

JAMB Registrar tasks varsities on research Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday raised the alarm over cultism in the nation’s educational institutions, saying the menace has now become prevalent in primary schools. Amosun, who spoke at the state’s maiden Education Summit held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, stressed the need for parents and guardians to be alive to their responsibilities in eradicating cult activities. Tagged “Affordable qualitative education: Pursuit of excellence,” the event which attracted various stakeholders aimed at proffering solution to the challenges confronting the…

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Iran will never get nuclear arms – Trump

US President Donald Trump has told Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Iran will never have nuclear weapons. He suggested the Iranians thought they could “do what they want” since negotiating a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015. Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia, where he sought to win Arab states’ support for fighting extremism. He has called for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. However, he has been vague about what form it should take, saying he prefers to leave it to both sides to…

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Moyes resigns as Sunderland boss

Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following the club’s relegation from the Premier League. The end of the Black Cats’ 10-year stay in the top flight was confirmed when they lost to Bournemouth last month. Moyes, 54, informed chairman Ellis Short of his decision to step down at a meeting in London on Monday. “I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League,” said Moyes. Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes took charge in July last year, after Sam Allardyce…

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Ex-US National Security Adviser ‘to defy Senate Russia inquiry’

President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser will refuse to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. According to US media, Michael Flynn plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Flynn left in February, after it emerged he lied about the nature of his contacts with the Russian ambassador. The committee issued a subpoena – a legal summons – two weeks ago to obtain the documents. The FBI and…

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Tinubu funds repatriation of Moji Olaiya’s corpse to Nigeria

While still mourning the departed, relief has come the way of colleagues and friends of late Nigerian actress, Moji Olaiya, as they now have funds to fly the corpse of the 42-year-old thespian into the country for burial. The freight of Olaiya’s body ‎became assured due to the intervention of National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The politician, also a former governor of Lagos State, decided to bankroll the process of repatriating the actress’ body to Nigeria‎ after meeting with members of the Moji Olaiya Burial…

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Court suspends hearing of EFCC’s application on Jonathan’s $5.8m

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos has suspended further proceedings in the hearing of an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking permanent forfeiture of the sum of $5.8million belonging to a former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The action was to allow the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, decide on an appeal filed by Mrs Jonathan to challenge the temporary forfeiture of the money by the judge. Justice Olatoregun had on April 26, in a ruling on an ex-parte application by the…

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Alleged N600m property fraud: Court adjourns suit against ex-CNS until June 14

An FCT High Court on Monday adjourned until June 14 the N600 million property fraud suit filed against retired Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, a former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS). Justice Sadiq Umar, adjourned the matter for continuation of cross examination of Mr Abdulkadir Wakili, the fourth prosecution witness following an objection by Mr Yakubu Maikya (SAN), Jubrin’s counsel. He objected to a document, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wanted to tender. Jibrin was on May 25, 2016 arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy…

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