UNIZIK POST UTME and DIRECT ENTRY 2018/2019 Screening Exercise Dates

 Dates for UNIZIK POST UTME and DIRECT ENTRY 2018/2019 Screening Exercise
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University has scheduled its 2018/2019 POST UTME and DIRECT ENTRY screening exercise for candidates who made the University their first choice in the 2018 University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry as well as all NAU Affiliate Institutions. The dates are outlined below: 1.  SCREENING EXERCISE DATES:
 SATURDAY, 25TH AUGUST – TUESDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.
Saturday, 25th August 2018: FACULTIES OF ARTS AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES.
Monday, 27th August 2018: FACULTIES OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES AND BIO-SCIENCES.
Tuesday, 28th August 2018: FACULTIES OF ENGINEERING, EDUCATION AND BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES.
Wednesday, 29th August 2018: FACULTIES OF HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Thursday, 30th August 2018: FACULTIES OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHARMACY.
Friday, 31th August 2018: FACULTIES OF MEDICINE AND AGRICULTURE.
Saturday, 1st September 2018: FACULTIES OF LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.
Monday, 3rd September 2018: All Affiliate Institution ( FCT UMUNZE, ENUGU STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, TECH, AUCHI POLY, POPE JOHN PAUL SEMINARY).
Tuesday, 4th September 2018: DIRECT ENTRY EXAM FOR ALL FACULTIES.

Emmanuel sacks two commissioners linked with Akpabio

 

 Emmanuel sacks two commissioners linked with Akpabio
Gov. Udom-Emmanuel

 

Ahead of the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the People’s Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has sacked two commissioners  loyal to Akpabio.

The commissioners were sacked with immediate effect for what was called “act of disloyalty”.

They are the Commissioners for Labour, Productivity and Manpower Development, Mr Ibanga Akpabio, and Culture and Tourism, Mr Victor Antai.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, said  the two commissioners had to be removed from the State Executive Council for disloyalty to the governor.

Ibanga, who is a younger brother to Sen. Godswill Akpabio was sacked alongside Antai for receiving Akpabio, a former governor of the state and Emmanuel’s predecessor, at the Ibom International Airport on Tuesday.

Akpabio flew into the state preparatory to his plan to defect from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Udoh said the commissioners had to be removed from the state executive council following their “reluctance to comply with good governance processes.’’

“With the development, they have been mandated to handover to the Permanent Secretary in their respective ministries before close of work on Wednesday August 8,’’ he said.

The commissioner stressed that the duo showed complete disloyalty to Emmanuel and therefore could not continue to remain in the state executive.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akpabio on Tuesday tendered his resignation as the senate minority leader and will formally defect to All Progressives Congress Wednesday.

Buhari approved Daura’s sack – Presidency

 

 

 Buhari approved Daura’s sack – Presidency
Femi Adesina

 

The Presidency said on Wednesday the Executive arm of government was unanimous in the sack of the immediate past Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura.

 

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, fielded questions from journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

 

According to him, the Presidency is one and the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has all the powers of acting President.

 

Adesina said President Muhammadu Buhari has duly transmitted power to the Acting President before traveling to London on vacation.

Osinbajo, acting DSS chief meet in Aso Rock

 

Osinbajo, acting DSS chief meet in Aso Rock
Acting President Osibanjo

 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa.

The meeting started at the Acting President’s office shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting ended around noon.

It was still in progress at the time of filing this report.

Details Later…

Saraki vows to fight impunity, alleges threat to life

 

 Saraki vows to fight impunity, alleges threat to life
Bukola Saraki

 

Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday vowed to continue to fight against alleged impunity despite alleged threat to his life.

He stated this at a press conference on the invasion of National Assembly by Operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) on Tuesday.

He said the defection of  former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Obot Akpabio is not a National issue for him to speak on.

EFCC victimizing Ortom, says media aide

 

 

 EFCC victimizing Ortom, says media aide
Gov. Samuel Ortom

 

The Benue state government has condemned the freezing of the state’s account by the Economic and  Financial Crimes commission (EFCC).

 

Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, in a statement said that the governor is being victimized.

 

EFCC had reportedly frozen Benue government’s account for alleged diversion of N23, 088, 586, 206.Reacting to this, Akase stated that Ortom runs a transparent administration and has not diverted funds.

“Benue has suffered heavy attacks by Fulani herdsmen since the beginning of the year. Within the period, the State Government has spent a lot to legitimately support security agencies to protect the people of the state. Governor Ortom has not diverted funds. He runs a transparent administration.”

 

He described the act as a political witch-hunt against Governor Ortom. “Yes, it is true that accounts of the Benue State Government have been frozen by EFCC. It is part of the political witch-hunt against Governor Samuel Ortom.” Akase said.

 

“The action of EFCC is already having negative impact on the running of government in Benue State. It is a move that will affect salaries, pensions and other sundry payments.

 

“The question we are asking is; why did EFCC not investigate the Governor’s security votes when he was still a member of APC? Why start the investigation now?

 

“EFCC should not allow itself to be used as an attack dog unleashed against perceived political opponents.

 

“Let the Federal Government tell us how much it has spent on prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram and how much it spent on the other operations such as Python Dance, Crocodile Smile and Whirl Stroke.

Osinbajo, Tinubu, others welcome Akpabio to APC

 

 Osinbajo, Tinubu, others welcome Akpabio to APC

 

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; and the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, who led over 30 senators; among other leaders of APC are at the Township Stadium in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State to receive defecting Senator Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.

Akpabio arrived at the stadium, in company with his wife, at 2:20 p.m., while other leaders of the party arrived later.

The leaders of APC were welcomed by a mammoth crowd, who patiently waited from as early as 7 a.m., for the event slated for 10 a.m., but kicked off over four hours behind schedule.