Thursday, 30th November 2023

Peter Okebukola

6 Jul
A former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Emeritus Professor Peter Okebukola has averred that the Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma episode should be a warning to potential Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination cheats, that the Board is several jumps ahead of them.
28 Apr
Three hundred and sixty-four blind candidates are sitting for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 11 centres across the federation.
13 Dec 2022
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has advised young creatives to take advantage of the digital environment to promote Africa’s cultural goods and services.


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The Hon. Minister of Works, Engr Dave Umahi, has disclosed that his ministry has received express approval from the presidency to commence federal roads construction/rehabilitation in Kogi State. He also outlined the modalities being explored to expedite the works without delay. Umahi spoke during a visit to him by the Kogi State Governor, His Excellency…
18 mins ago
China on Thursday hailed the late Henry Kissinger as an "old friend", paying tribute to a diplomat central to establishing ties between Beijing and Washington. Kissinger, a former US secretary of state whose unapologetic promotion of raw American power helped shape the post-World War II world, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. The diplomat, who…
19 mins ago
The Delta State Police Command confirmed on Thursday the arrest of eight suspected kidnappers after its operatives foiled a planned kidnapping by the gang.
33 mins ago
The Lagos State Government took enforcement action on Thursday against street hawkers and handcart pushers in different areas of the state.
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China is not likely to consider a major invasion of Taiwan for now due to domestic challenges, the island's president Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, although Beijing is trying to sway its upcoming election. "I think the Chinese leadership at this juncture is overwhelmed by its internal challenges," Tsai told the 2023 DealBook Summit in New…
1 hour ago
The world's largest regional security body convened in North Macedonia on Thursday amid controversy, with Ukraine Poland and the Baltic states boycotting the summit in protest at the presence of Russia. Created in 1975 as a forum for dialogue between the Eastern and Western blocs, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) --…
1 hour ago
Gunmen killed three people and wounded several more in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli police said, in an attack shortly after an truce in the Israel-Hamas war was extended. Police said the two assailants from annexed east Jerusalem opened fire on people near a bus stop on the western side of Jerusalem, where there are no…
1 hour ago
The eurozone's second-largest economy France shrank slightly in the third quarter, official data showed Thursday, while the inflation weighing on consumers eased in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) retreated by 0.1 percent in July-September, statistics authority INSEE said, returning close to flatline following a strong second-quarter expansion. INSEE pointed to revitalised household consumption over the…
1 hour ago
Nollywood actress Shaffy Bello has opened up about her experiences of being called by her first name by younger people, revealing that she finds it disrespectful. In a recent appearance on the Me, Her And Everything Else podcast, Bello shared her thoughts on the matter, emphasizing that she prefers to be called "Ma'am" as a…
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Armenia and Azerbaijan on Thursday revived talks over their shared border, Armenian officials said, as normalisation negotiations between the arch-foes stalled after Baku reclaimed the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region from Armenian separatists. Baku and Yerevan have been locked in a decades-long conflict for control of Azerbaijan's formerly Armenian-populated Karabakh region, which Baku recaptured in a lightning…