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Major headlines in select Nigerian newspapers for today,November 26,2015

Buhari, ministers, 16 govs, others bid HID Awolowo farewell-VANGUARD

Aft-er 10 days of burial activities in honour of Mrs. HID Awolowo, the late matriarch of the Awolowo family,  she was interred yesterday, around 1:45 pm beside her husband, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The interment which was attended by only family members and some invited bishops, was done in a mausoleum built within the premises of the Awolowo country home in Ikenne.

Apart from the two surviving children, Rev. Omotola Oyediran and her husband, and Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu and her husband, almost all the grandchildren and great-grand children were at the graveside where the remains of their mother were lowered.

Newsmen were barred from covering the interment but were allowed to cover other activities within the premises.

President Buhari with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and his wife at the tomb of Late Mrs HID Awolowo

The interment which lasted almost 30 minutes ended around 1:56 pm when the bishops came out of the mausoleum and were later followed by the children and grandchildren of the diseased.

Some of the 16 governors and other dignitaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former head of State, General Yakubu Gowon and Head of Interim National Government, Chief Earnest Shonekan, among others, neither waited for the interment nor the reception that held at the premises.continue reading here


JAMB rejects Senate’s call for UTME result extension-PUNCH

The recommendation by the Senate that all results for entry into tertiary institutions should last for three years will distort and delay the future of students across the country, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has stated.

The organisation therefore said it would be in the interest of the public for stakeholders to answer critical questions regarding such a policy.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said this in Abuja during the opening ceremony of JAMB-UNEB Benchmark on Item Banking.

He argued that such a policy would obstruct the education progress of students across board.

Ojerinde said that expressing reservations about the Senate position did not in any way signify opposition to cutting cost.

He said, “There are complexities in this thing, until we are able to clear it. When you say you will use JAMB results for three years, is it an achievement test or aptitude test? However, are we delaying his or her life? Are we postponing his or her life by telling them to stay at home? If by next year he doesn’t get the cut off points, what happens?Continue reading here

Buhari off to Malta for UN climate change summit-DAILYTRUST

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja today for Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins in the island nation tomorrow.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this in a statement yesterday.
Adesina said Buhari and other Heads of State and Government were expected to deliberate on fresh Commonwealth initiatives on development and climate change with a view to adding greater value to ongoing global efforts in these areas.
He said a new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth who would take over from the incumbent, Kamalesh Sharma, would be announced at the summit which would also feature the presentation of a progress report on the eradication of polio.
He said the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, would formally declare the summit open and host a banquet in honour of President Buhari and other participating Heads of State and Government. READ More

UK begins deportation of 29,000 Nigerians-NEWSTELEGRAGH

he United Kingdom (UK) has begun the deportation of 29,000 Nigerians alleged to have committed various immigration and other offences in the country. UK has placed a deportation tag on 29,000 Nigerians with some of them at different detention centres across the country. The first set of 48 deportees arrived Lagos yesterday morning.

The deportees were flown into Lagos about 6:30a.m. in a chattered B767 aircraft belonging to PITAN Airways with registration number ETA. A report prepared by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) security department and sighted by New Telegraph indicated that the 48 deportees include 44 males and four females.

The deportees were received and screened at the cargo terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport by the officials from the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). An immigration source, who pleaded anonymity, said they were deported for immigration-related offences. Some of the deportees were said to have been deported for fake immigration papers, criminal activities including drug trafficking.

Some of the deportees alleged to have committed criminal offences were handed over to officers from the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.Read more is your one-stop online news magazine blog. We report credible information as they happen. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get Latest Information.

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