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Nigerian Lawmakers Disagree Over New Nominees For EFCC

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Nigerian Lawmakers Disagree Over New Nominees For EFCC

There was a heated argument in the Senate on Tuesday during the confirmation proceedings for four new nominees of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Lawmakers had disagreed on the appointment of the nominees, claiming the nominations were against the federal character principle.

But, just as the upper chamber was to go to the committee of the whole to consider the report, Victor Umeh (APGA, Anambra), made a charge that all recent appointments into the commission, had marginalised the south-east.

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He said acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, is from the north-east. The recently confirmed secretary of the commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede, is from the south-west, and two of the nominees are from the north.

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The chamber was thrown into pandemonium as lawmakers rose from their seats and yelled at each other.

After a closed door session, senate president Bukola Saraki said the lawmakers had agreed that the confirmation of nominees for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) should be suspended for further legislative input.

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For U-20 AFCON

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For AFCON U-20

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun, has submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation the final list of twenty players for the 2019 Africa U-20 cup of nations.

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The team says it has put behind it the disappointment felt from the cancellation of the international friendly with Saudi Arabia U-20 squad. But organizers have promised that the game would still hold after the U-20 AFCON finals.

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attacks On Referees

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attack On Referees

The Nigeria Referees Association has threatened to withdraw its members from the Nigeria Professional Football League because of repeated attacks on league referees.

Referee Sam Agba was assaulted by Plateau United fans in Jos and on Sunday, some match officials were attacked by fans of Remo Stars in Sagamu.

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Nigeria Referees Association Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuonbi says the association is waiting for the decision of the league management on the incident.

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduands

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduating Students

Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, a legal luminary, has called for the adoption of a unified examination system for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities.

The legal icon said this is the way to bring about quality education in the country to discourage what he called “the culture of laziness” in the system.

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Babalola made the call while speaking at the tenth matriculation ceremony and award conferment on alumni of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti.

At the twin events, Ekpo Naomi, best graduating student ever produced by the university since its inception in 2010, was awarded half a million naira.

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Babalola said if the Nigerian Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education adopt the idea of unified examinations to all final year students, every university would strive harder to ensure its students pass the national examinations.  He said this will result in high standards in teaching and learning.

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