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Jamb elaborates on NIN and the use of a SIM card for registration

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Jamb elaborates on NIN and the use of a SIM card for registration

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has stated that the inclusion of a National Identity Number, NIN, as a requirement for registration by candidates seeking University admission was done to eliminate malpractice.

This was revealed by Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Friday during a virtual meeting with operators of Computer-based Centers in Abuja on the guidelines for successful candidate registration.

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, stated that the inclusion of NIN is not only for malpractice prevention but also for candidate security, citing the need to instil civic responsibility in candidates.

“We don’t even need the candidate’s name; we just need the NIN. We will then do the necessary to pull the candidate’s data, and the process will proceed from there.”

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“It’s for security reasons; for us at our small level it helps us to avoid impersonation but there is a bigger picture of insecurity in the country and we know that many of this problem we have is because we have identification problem, we cannot identify every citizen, where he is and what he is doing.

“Government is trying to ensure that we have some strategy for improving the security system and of course if those who are coming into the tertiary institution are exposed to this basic civil responsibility, it will be good to develop a culture of accountability because accountability starts from being identified.” JAMB Registrar said.

Prof. Ishaq elaborated on what the Examination Board is doing to accommodate candidates who do not have SIM cards, stating that the board is seeking a waiver for such applicants from the NCC and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

Prof Ishaq also stated that applicants must use SIM cards that have not previously been used for a JAMB application. He stated that the SIM cards that applicants must use must be SIM cards that have not previously been used for a JAMB application.

“We have informed the National Communication Commission (NCC), approached the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, and we are hopeful that we will be granted a waiver, subject to the conditions we must ensure the candidates meet,” the JAMB boss stated.

Not all of the candidates are without Simcard; in fact, 80 percent of the candidates already have one; we are talking about the remaining 20%, and if we are fortunate enough to secure the minister’s waiver through the NCC, we will go ahead and ensure full compliance with the conditions, because it is in our best interests as a nation that those things that are put in place are allowed to protect a citizen. Oloyede explained.

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El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, Prays he makes heaven instead

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El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, Prays he makes heaven instead

Governor Nasir El-Rufai vows not to pay ransom if Son kidnapped, or for the release of any kidnapped victim in the state. This comes after a statement from previous interviews where he said categorically that said kidnappers do not deserve to live and should all be wiped out.

El-Rufai said that even though his son is kidnapped, he would not pay a ransom. I’d rather pray for him to go to heaven than pay any ransom, the governor said during a radio interview in Kaduna.

He reiterated that he has cautioned his family members to be cautious to avoid being kidnapped, emphasizing that he had already made it clear to them that he will never pay a ransom for their release if any of them are kidnapped.

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“I mean it, and I will say it again, here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom.”

The governor has been under pressures to find and free the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry and Mechanisation in Kaduna and went on to reiterate that the government is looking at other ways to secure their release.  He did, however, rule out paying the ransom as part of those ways being considered.

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Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises

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Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises

Abia State Gov. shuts down school over explosives found in premises of a primary school within its state capital. The Abia State Government announced that an investigation has started to “unravel the origins and nature” of the alleged explosive devices discovered at Union Primary School in Afaraukwu, Umuahia.

Okiyi Kalu, the Commissioner for Information, announced this in a statement released in Umuahia on Thursday.

Mr Kalu said that the state government has begun collaborating with appropriate security agencies in the state regarding the progress.

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According to the statement, “an initial inspection of the instruments reveals signs of corrosion, raising the possibility that the artefacts are civil war remnants.”

“We are awaiting a definitive formal report from the Nigeria Police Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit, which is reportedly investigating the incident.”

While he made it clear that the school had been briefly closed by the authorities, he also claimed that the requisite precautions have been taken to secure the school’s students and employees, “with security sweeps underway.”

Even as Mr Okiyi Kalu expressed the government’s gratitude to God for no loss of life or property, he went ahead to say that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had ordered security agents to conduct a serious investigation and come up with preventive checks as well as measures in other vulnerable areas of the state.

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Breaking: Nigerian Activist Yinka Odumakin is dead

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Breaking: Nigerian Activist Yinka Odumakin is dead

According to reports reaching Izzygong; Spokesman Afenifere, Human Rights Activist, Nationalist and a true democrat Yinka Odumakin is dead.

While the circumstances of his death are still unknown, a source told Daily Trust that he died as a result of COVID-19 complications.

After the annulment of the June 12, 1993 election, Odumakin was a core member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), which fought General Sani Abacha’s rule.

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He was also a spokeswoman for the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF), an organization that represents ethnic groups from the South-West, South-South, South-East, and Middle Belt.

Odumakin, who is married to another activist, Dr Joe Odumakin, has been a vocal critic of the current administration.

He has repeatedly chastised the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for perceived bias and favouritism in the recruitment of officials to different positions.

He was also outspoken in his criticism of killers’ actions in Yorubaland.

He recently cautioned the Federal Government not to arrest Sunday Igboho, who recently gave a quit notice to Fulani herders in Ibarapa, Oyo State, and expelled the Sarkin Fulani in Igangan.

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