Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 04:16 PM

University of Ibadan, UI, on Saturday September 21, 2018 released the cut-off points for all the courses for 2019/2020 admission with Medicine and Surgery maintaining the highest Merit cut-off point of 78.87, with the score for the Educationally Less Developed States, ELDS, standing at 78.37 point.

Other departments close to Medicine and Surgery are Dentistry 73.12, ELDS 71.37, Pharmacy 72.62, ELDS, 71.37, Medical Laboratory Science 70.12, ELDS, 69.12, Law 70.12, ELDS, 68.87, Nursing 70.5 and Physiotherapy 70.5, ELDS, 68.75.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 03:47 PM

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Federal Government to propose a Money Bill to the National Assembly before the implementation of the increase in Value Added Tax.

Falana told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the National Assembly erred by inviting the Minister of Finance and the Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service to clarify issues of VAT increment.

According to him, provisions of the constitution states that the President ought to have presented a Money Bill to be passed by the NASS before the increment.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 03:30 PM

Zinedine Zidane believes he has the backing of Real Madrid but admits he would leave if he ever felt he had lost the club’s support.

Zidane has come under scrutiny after enduring his worst ever defeat as Madrid coach on Wednesday, a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The result also followed an underwhelming start in La Liga, which has seen Madrid claim two wins and two draws from games against Celta Vigo, Real Valladolid, Villarreal and Levante.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 01:07 PM

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says it has sealed 12 filling stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states for under dispensing and operating without valid licence.

Mr Muhammad Makera, the Zonal Operations Controller of DPR in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Sokoto.

Makera said the erring stations were sealed during unscheduled inspection by the department’s officials between Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 19.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 12:50 PM

Former England international, John Fashanu has advised Chelsea forward,Tammy Abraham to consider playing for Nigeria instead of England, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Despite representing England at youth level and having featured for the senior team in a non-competitive game, the 21-year-old Premier League top scorer is yet to fully decide where his allegiance lies as far as his international career is concerned.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 11:55 AM

An apprentice at a tailoring shop in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, reportedly committed suicide just three months after her boyfriend identified as Bayo Atanda also killed self.

The 25-year-old indigene of Kwara State who lived with her mother at Igbekele Street, Iyana Cele bus stop, Shibiri area of Lagos State has reportedly been battling depression since her boyfriend died and she took a poisonous substance suspected to be ‘sniper’.

Though she left no suicide note, a quick check on her Facebook page revealed that she engaged in posts which centred on death and depression.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 11:35 AM

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said the Federal Government is committed to human capital, economic and infrastructure developments to boost Nigeria’s global competitiveness.

Fashola made the statement while delivering a keynote address on “How Government Policy Affects Business, Society in National Development and Changing International Environment” at the Lagos Business School.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 11:18 AM

The irony and misfortunes befalling the once admired singer-songwriter, R. Kelly, have taken on a new twist as the woman who made money available to bond him out of jail after he was hit with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, is back in court, demanding for a payback.

Valencia Love made the payment of $100,000 in four batches of $25,000 in February, making it possible for the embattled singer to be released after he spent three nights behind bars.

Love, however, wants her money back after federal charges were levelled against the singer.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 11:04 AM

As Heads of Agencies of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Collectively Sign Off on 10 Top Priority Areas and Deliverables.

The Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has unveiled his roadmap and deliverables for the oil and gas sector and had expressly sought and received the commitment of the Agencies of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to deliver on all fronts.

Posted on Sat 21 Sep 2019, 09:55 AM

Governors of seven states of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) met on Friday in Port Harcourt, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); and Mohammed Mattawale (Zamfara).

After the meeting, Tambuwal explained that the governors were in Rivers to commend Wike “for his sustained projects delivery’’.

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