JAMB: Why we introduced mock exam

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From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained why it introduced mock examination in its plan of action preparatory to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled for May 20, 2017. The board said it was worried at the way some candidates, particularly those not conversant with computers, fail…

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‘NAPIMS never spent $9m on staff transfer’

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From Uche Usim, Abuja The National Petroleum Investment and Management Services (NAPIMS), a corporate services unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said that it did not spend $9 million on staff transfer neither did it commit $2 million to vehicles maintenance only. The company, in a statement signed by the spokesman of…

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New NTDC boss wants agency renamed

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From Magnus Eze, Abuja The new Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Dr. Paul Adalikwu, is proposing that the Federal Government renames the corporation the Nigerian Tourism Authority, in line with best global practices in the sector. Speaking at his inaugural meeting with NTDC staff at the headquarters in Abuja, he assured…

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Poor telecom service: Minister urges Nigerians to be proactive

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From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja Nigerians have been urged to join hands with the Federal Ministry of Communication and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by being proactive in the fight against the much-touted shortcomings, poor quality of service, unsolicited SMS and unauthorised deductions by telecom service operators in the country, rather than infulging in name-calling and…

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How Adoration Ministry took Anambra by storm

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■ Faithful end 33-day prayer march From Obinna Odogwu, Ekwulobia The adherents had looked up to February 24. It was the closing day of the 33-day prayer march with theme “My Year of Divine Enthronement,” organized by the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry. The worshippers had come from far and near to the sleepy community of…

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WASA: Day 34 Artillery Brigade troops ceased fire

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From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri All works and no play, they say, makes Jack a dull boy. It was indeed, a day of staying off duty by the 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, penultimate Saturday, as they feted family members of officers and men and the civil society during its…

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