A major story that went viral over the week in Nigerian mainstream online news media was the release of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)'s new registration rules for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had announced a new registration process to tackle fraudulent activities of some Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.
The exam board in its weekly news magazine, JAMBULLETIN published on Monday, November 29, revealed that it would be adopting a cashless policy.
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The federal government has directed the Nigeria Customs Service to ground 91 private jets belonging to some wealthy Nigerians over their alleged refusal to pay import duties running to over N30bn.
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As such, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali, (retd.) following a directive from the presidency, has written a letter to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency asking the agencies to ground the affected private jets with immediate effect.
Few days ago, Malam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), stirred heated reactions when he said Nigerians would pay between N320 and N340 per litre after the removal of petrol subsidy in 2022.
Though the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the subsidy will be replaced with a N5000-a-month transportation grant to the poorest Nigerians, many Nigerians have rejected the government's plan.
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Few days ago, Nigerian Afro-pop star David Adeleke, aka Davido, announced that the N200 million he got from his friends and fans in an unprecedented social media fundraiser will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria.
He noted that he will add N50 million to the money to be donated to the orphanages, making it N250 million.
The City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has unveiled a dating site for single persons.
According to the pastor of the parish, Idowu Iluyomade, the site, RedeemersConnect.org, would help unmarried persons interact and find their life partners.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Friday, November 26, had a reunion with some of his schoolmates from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
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Via his Facebook page, Jonathan noted that the event which took place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, came forty years after graduation in 1981.
Joseph Wayas, a former president of the Senate in the Second Republic, has died at the age of 80.
The governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade, made this known via a Facebook post on Thursday, December 2.