FUTO EXPELS 10, RUSTICATES 103 OVER EXAMS FRAUD

By Chidi Nkwopara The management of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has expelled 10 students and rusticated 103 others over examination malpractice. One of the numerous building projects at FUTO According to Volume 40 No. 4 of FUTO News, yesterday, the Biology Department recorded four casualties; Biotechnology, two; Biochemistry, one; Maritime Management Technology, one, and Information Management Technology one. It stated: “At its 144th meeting, the Senate considered the report on the cases of the students accused of examination misconduct, during the 2016/2017 Rain Semester examinations and found them…

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DPR CLOSES 45 ILLEGAL FILLING STATIONS USED IN SMUGGLING PETROL OUT OF THE COUNTRY IN ADAMAWA

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR has uncovered 45 illegal petrol stations in Adamawa State used for smuggling of petrol products to neighboring countries. The DPR Controller in charge of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim A. Ciroma, made the disclosure yesterday in Yola, the state capital, during a tour to checkmate the activities of petroleum marketers in the state. He said the reason for the tour was to curtail the large influx of petroleum products demanded by major marketers who are aiding the illegal stations to smuggle petrol products to neighboring…

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31-YR OLD AYILARA REVEALS HOW HE MOVED FROM ZERO CAPITAL TO FORBES LIST

Few years ago, Olawale Ayilara set out to achieve what many thought was impossible – build the biggest real estate company in Nigeria. Faced with zero-capital in a highly capital-intensive sector, the young entrepreneur trudged on undeterred with his biggest personal assets -integrity, hardwork and tenacity. Today, Ayilara’s company, Landwey has one of the largest asset base in the real estate sector. In 2018, he made the list of Forbes Africa under 30 achievers. In this interview, he shares his inspiring journey to success.  Olawale Ayilara Your background I was…

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IMO POLICE CONFIRM SEIZURE OF SACK OF BULLETS FROM HERDSMEN

Yuguda meets Buhari, says some pastoralists are criminals  The Imo State Police Command yesterday confirmed that a suspected herdsman was arrested with a sack of bullets at Obudi Agwa Community in Ohaji/Egbema Council of the state. Its Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Godson Ikeokwu, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been detained as investigation continues. “It is true. I can confirm that the suspect has been arrested and detained, while investigation is ongoing,” he said. Traditional ruler of the community where the suspect…

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TRIBUNAL INSISTS ON YUSUF, GANDUJE’S PRESENCE

[FILE PHOTO] Ganduje • PDP loses bid to amend witness list The governorship election petition tribunal in Kano State, yesterday, rejected the representation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, at the tribunal.Led by Justice Halima Mohammad, the tribunal raised objection at the resumption of the pre-trial, insisting that the second defendant (Ganduje) and the petitioner (Yusuf) should appear in person and not by proxy. The objection came when former Commissioner for Water Resources and frontier of…

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WHY RIVERS POLICE COMMISSIONER WAS REMOVED BY GOV. WIKE

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike • Assembly moves to domesticate anti-violence bill Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has claimed that the state’s commissioner of police (CP), Usman Belel, was transferred because he refused to write false security report that the state was unsafe for election petition tribunal. Wike also accused his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi, of scheming since 2015 to dislodge him as governor. The governor stated this at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during a thanksgiving service for the Supreme Court judgment that declared him qualified to contest the 2019…

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BUHARI UNDER FIRE OVER REGISTRATION OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS

President Mohammadu Buhari (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) • ‘It’s backdoor to populate nation with alien Fulani herdsmen’ • Presidency, immigration unclear over scheme’s target • M’Belt Forum, Afenifere warn of conspiracy against citizens • Don’t receive bribes from foreigners, agency cautions staff The move by the Federal Government to electronically register illegal migrants in the country has come under criticism, with some observers describing it as a backdoor to unleash an “army of occupation” on Nigerians. President Muhammadu Buhari hinted of the e-registration last Friday when he…

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MEMBERSHIP OF REPS 102 STANDING COMMITTEES TO EMERGE IN SEPTEMBER

The House of Representatives will announce its 102 standing committees in September, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi (APC-Plateau), member of the ad hoc Committee on Media and Publicity has said. Gagdi said this while addressing a newsman on the activities of the house on Tuesday in Abuja. “In the executive session held today, and Mr Speaker during the session promised members that standing committees would be constituted sometime in September but the House Service Committee will be put in place before we go on recess on either July 25 or July 26.…

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APC NATIONAL VICE CHAIRMAN DRAGS PARTY SPOKESMAN TO COURT, DEMANDS 500MIL FOR DEFAMATION

The leadership  crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reared its head again, as the National Vice Chairman ( North West) of the party,  Alhaji Inuwa Abdul-Kadir  has  demanded the sum of N500 million from the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu for alleged defamation of character. The spokesman of the ruling party had in a rejoinder to a personal letter written by the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, accused  the former National Chairman…

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YINKA AYEFELE FINALLY CONFIRMS WIFE’S DELIVERY OF TRIPLETS IN US

Nigerian music producer, gospel singer and proprietor of the popular Ibadan radio station, Fresh 105.9 FM, Yinka Ayefele, has finally confirmed his wife’s delivery of a set of triplets, two boys and a girl in the United States. Ayefele reportedly broke the news on Tuesday during his live programme, “Let’s Talk About It” the programme he co-anchors with Enitan Olusegun Bamidele on his Fresh 105.9 FM. Also confirming the news of the babies arrival to Tribune Online, David Ajiboye, the media aide to Yinka Ayefele, said the wife, Mrs Tope Ayefele,…

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