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FG Declares Tuesday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 20th November 2018 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

This was announced by the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, Dr. M.B Umar.

He urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.



Dambazau also called on all Nigerians to uphold these virtues, with a view to overcoming the current national challenges facing the country.

He assured that “the Federal Government remains committed to the unity of the country and as such, will put adequate structures on ground towards ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are credible, free and fair.”

AFCON Qualifier 2019: South Africa To Challenge Nigeria Today

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[i]By Ganiyu Ayanniyi[/i]

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa have been booked to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria at 2pm today, Saturday, 17th November, 2018 at Johannesburg.

Both aforementioned teams are leading the table of the Group E. Nigeria with 9 points, South Africa with 8 points, Libya with 4 points and Seychelles with 1 point.

The Super Eagles are hoping to win the match for straight qualification because they lost their last match against South Africa 2 goals to nil in 2017 on Nigerian soil.



According to Rohr in Dailypost news, the French-German coach of the Super Eagles thinks the match will be a bit difficult but he hopes for a win or draw.

"We are expecting a difficult match but a good result. We are targeting qualification which means we need at least a point but we go there to win the game as we do always.

”If it is only a draw, it will be enough because we will surely qualify with one point.” said Rohr.

The match is expected to be a tough one for both teams. Neve…

Apply For United Bank for Africa (UBA) Campus Ambassadors Program 2019

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Deadline: December 15, 2018

Applications are invited for the UBA Campus Ambassadors Program 2019. The UBA Campus Ambassador program offers a unique opportunity to students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria and across Africa to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking Pan-African bank by representing the brand on campus.


The initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to developing creativity and leadership abilities amongst young people in the continent of Africa. The program is designed to be a learning experience and a highly rewarding pursuit for selected students, while providing them with a platform to build their leadership capabilities and showcase their diverse talents.

Responsibilities
• Represent the UBA brand on campus
• Provide insights that will help UBA better understand campus requirements unique to each region
• Learn about UBA products/ services and promote their adoption within the campus
• Plan and host fun events on campus to amplify the UBA brand
• Build relatio…

ICPC Set To Arraign OAU Sex For Mark Professor In Court

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign a former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Professor Richard Iyiola Akindele, at the Federal High Court, Osogbo.

Mr Akindele was accused of demanding sex from one of his students, Ms. Monica Osagie, in order to upgrade her academic result.

In a statement by the spokesman of the commission, Rasheedat Okoduwa, Professor Akindele will be docked on Monday 19th November 2018, on a 3-count charge having been accused of using his position as a lecturer in the Department of Management and Accounting to demand for sexual benefit from a student and fraudulently upgrade her result in Research Method course which she supposedly failed in 2017.

The Commission says that his actions were contrary to Sections 8 (1) (a) (ii), and 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and are punishable under the same sections.



One of the counts reads, “That you, prof…