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Court remands ex-JAMB registrar in prison over N900m fraud

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A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the remand of a former registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Adedibu Ojerinde, in prison custody.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday arraigned Ojerinde in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021, on an 18 counts bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of N900m.
The commission alleged that the former registrar committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).
Upon arraignment, Ojerinde pleaded not guilty.
Defendant counsel, Peter Olorunnishola, subsequently informed the court about a bail application he filed and served on the prosecution.
He said the prosecution counsel, Ebenezer Shogunle, had filed a counter-affidavit but served it late. He then sought time to respond to the counter affidavit.
Shogunle, who did not object to Olorunnishola’s request for time, opposed the defence lawyer’s application that his client be allowed to remain on the administrative bail, earlier granted him by the ICPC, pending the hearing of his bail application.
The judge, Obiora Egwuatu, in his ruling, ordered that Ojerinde be kept in a correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application, scheduled for Thursday.

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FUOYE begins 2021/2022 admission screening exercise, pegs cut off mark

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Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has commenced the 2021/2022 admission screening exercise.

A statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, and co-signed by the Public Relations (PRO) of the University, Foluso Ogunmodede and Media Adviser to the VC, Wole Balogun, disclosed that the announcement for the commencement of the screening exercise was made public on Tuesday.

 It added that only candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and made  FUOYE their first choice are eligible for the screening.

The statement added that the cut-off mark for the screening is now pegged at 160.

Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has commenced the 2021/2022 admission screening exercise.

A statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, and co-signed by the Public Relations (PRO) of the University, Foluso Ogunmodede and Media Adviser to the VC, Wole Balogun, disclosed that the announcement for the commencement of the screening exercise was made public on Tuesday.

 It added that only candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and made  FUOYE their first choice are eligible for the screening.

The statement added that the cut-off mark for the screening is now pegged at 160.

The screening exercise is also available for interested candidates for Direct Entry who possess NCE, HND, and JUPEB etc.

For further information on available academic courses and procedures for the screening exercise,  interested candidate should log on to http://ecampus. fuoye.edu.ng/putme.

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Wole Soyinka Is Hale And Hearty – Son Debunks Death Rumours

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Citizen NewsNG reports that Ilemakin Soyinka, son of Nobel Laureate and playwright, Wole Soyinka has denied reports making the rounds that he has passed on.

Citizen NewsNG gathered that since last week, social media and online News Platforms have been awashed with reports that the Nobel Laureate had died.

A post stating that Soyinka was Dead was sighted on a Twitter account supposedly belonging to the winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature, Abdulrazak Gurna.

Nigerians and foreign associates of Soyinka have been worried about the rumoured death.

Further checks by Citizen NewsNG revealed that the tweet has been deleted though had attracted numerous comments from tweeps. some people however expressed their condolences to the Soyinka family.
During an interview session with TheCable, Ilemakin Soyinka said his father is alive, Hale and Hearty. He urged the general public to disregard the rumours.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature award.

Gurnah has until his recent retirement been Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent in Canterbury, focusing principally on writers such as Wole Soyinka, James Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Salman Rushdie.
He was born in Zanzibar in 1948 and went to Britain as a Student in 1968.
From 1980-1982, Gurnah lectured at the Bayero University, Kano in Nigeria. He then moved to the University of Kent where he earned his Ph.D. in 1982. He is now a lecturer at the University of Kent. Some of his novels include:
*”Memory of Departure” (1987)
*”Pilgrims Way” (1988)
*”Dottie” (1990)
*”Paradise” (1994)
*”Admiring Silence” (1996)
*”By the Sea” (2001)
*”Desertion” (2005)
His novel “Paradise” was shortlisted for the Booker’s Prize in 1994.

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