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NUC approves 8 new programmers for Katsina’s Al-Qalam university

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved eight new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the Al-Qalam University in Katsina.

This is contained in a statement issued to journalists on Thursday in Katsina by the head of the varsity’s Public Affairs Unit, Akilu Abubakar.

“The programmes are BSc. (Ed) Accounting, BSc (Ed) Computer Science, BSc (Ed) Economics and also BSc (Ed) Home Economics.

“Others include; MA (Ed/PhD) Arabic Education; MA (Ed/PhD.) English Education; MA (Ed/PhD.)  Hausa and MA (Ed/PhD) Islamic Studies Education,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the approved programmes, comprising four undergraduate and four postgraduate programmes, will commence in the 2021/2022 academic session.

“NUC’s approval was based on the resource verification visit carried out by different panels of experts sent to the university in Aug, 2021.

“A letter conveying the approval of the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, was received on Nov. 25, 2021, signed on his behalf by the Director, Academic Planning, Dr. N. B. Saliu.

“All the eight programmes are full-time and would be run in the main campus of the university,” the statement said.

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Nigerians to pay N4,500 for 2022 NECO common entrance registration

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the commencement of registration for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission into JSS I of Federal Unity Colleges.

NECO Registrar, Dantani Wushishi, made the announcement in an official jingle on the council’s website.

Mr Wushishi said that the registration was only for pupils who would not be less than 10 years of age by September 2022.

“National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform the general public that registration for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination for Admission into Federal Government Unity Colleges has commenced.

“Registration fee is N4,500 per candidate, while payment should be made into NECO treasury single account (TSA) through ATM card, bank branch, USSD, internet banking or wallet,” he said.

Mr Wushishi noted that registration for the examination would be done on the council’s official website: www.neco.gov.ng.

While stating that registration would close on April 23, the registrar encouraged parents to visit the website or any NECO state office nearest to them for more information on the registration process. 

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We have enough fuel, avoid panic-buying, IPMAN tells Nigerians

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on Friday, urged Nigerians to avoid panic-buying of fuel, saying there were enough products on ground.

IPMAN’s spokesperson, Suleiman Yakubu, in a telephone interview said that the fuel price had not changed.

“I advise Nigerians to stop panic buying, as we have enough premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, on ground,” he said.

While reacting to the current fuel scarcity and long queues of vehicles at filling stations noticed in some areas in Abuja, he described the panic purchase and long queues as unnecessary.

“We want to assure the buyers that the government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available and avoid any impulse buying,” he said.

However, some motorists who spoke with journalists, expressed disappointment over the development, urging filling stations that had fuel to sell to the public.

One of them, Ese Osas, decried the refusal of some filling station owners to sell to the motorists, thus making them go through unnecessary stress. 

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Trader gets wish for divorce because husband loves his dog more

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The Igando Customary Court in Lagos has granted the wish of a trader, Rashidat Ogunniyi, who sought to have her marriage dissolved because her husband loved his dog more.

The President of the Court, Adeniyi Koledoye, held that the repeated refusal of the respondent’s appearance in court would not stop the proceedings.

“Throughout the duration of this case, the respondent did not honour court processes therefore, the court has no other choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Kazeem Ogunniyi and Mrs Rashidat Ogunniyi, dissolved today. Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife,” he said.

Mr Koledoye gave the custody of the only child of the marriage to the trader and ordered Mr Ogunniyi to pay N10,000 monthly for her feeding.

He held that Mr Ogunniyi would also be responsible for the child’s education and general welfare.

Earlier, the trader sought dissolution of her 12-year-old marriage, claiming her husband was only concerned about the welfare of his dog.

“He only cares about the health, happiness, and safety of his dog. He always showers the dog with compliments,” she said.

The 40-year-old petitioner also said that her husband was domineering and physically abused her on several occasions.

According to her, Mr Ogunniyi encourages their daughter to steal her money and give him so he could buy a phone for her.

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