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- Nigeria has receded, Emefiele declare – Guardian
No respite in sight for Nigeria as CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele predicts a rough year ahead.
The Governor said this before the Senate during his re-appointment screening. Emefiele expressed worries over the country’s population which is predicted to rise to over 425 million people by 2050.- Making Nigeria the third largest population in the world after China and India.
Emefiele reviewed the country’s policy and admitted that the country has receded in the last 50 years.
On the issue of the country’s economy in the last 50 years, the CBN governor has this to say: “I don’t want to say it is bad but I want to say that we have a lot of work to do because the country has, no doubt, receded.”
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- Wike accuses Army GOC of engaging in oil bunkering – New Telegraph
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the GOC of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham of illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta region.
Wike made this allegation while hosting the Commander Joint Task Force (JTF), “Operation Delta Safe, Real Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade at the State House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Read full story on New Telegraph
- Atiku replies Nigerian govt, says Lai Mohammed a liar, Buhari desperate dictator – Premium Times
Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election may be over, but the post-election disputes are not.
The main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar and members of ruling party PDP while awaiting the results of the Tribunal are engaging in a verbal war.
It started when Lai Mohammed accused the PDP of plotting to sabotage the Buhari Administration.
Well, Atiku is not having it and has described the accusation that he is a saboteur as false. He went further to describe the information minister, Lai Mohammed, as a ‘liar.’
- 2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal —JAMB- The Punch
Students who sat for the 2019 UTME exams can now check their results online.
The statement was made by the board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday night in Lagos.
He also dismissed reports that the result checker code 55019 was not functioning.
According to him, over 1.5 million candidates that sat for the board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination had accessed their results, using the result checker code 55019 as at the time he was making the statement. Over 1.8 million candidates registered for this year’s UTME.
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