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Speaker Gbajabiamila To Receive UNILORIN Honors

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NASS' Speaker 'Gbajabiamila' To Receive UNILORIN Honors

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, is set to receive honours from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

According to the Students Union authorities of the varsity, recognition arrangements are already set in place for the Speaker, and other distinguished Nigerians in its 8th edition of the annual Leadership Summit and also launch its, “Erudite” journal of the union at the occasion.

This was disclosed by the president of the university’s Student Union Government Waliu Taofik, as he stated that the programme will hold on January 22, 2022, inside the main auditorium of the university by 10 am.

Expected to host the occasion is the Kwara State’s Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, while the youthful Speaker of state House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi will also honour the occasion to share his success story as the leader of the legislative chamber.

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The Royal Father of the occasion is the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, while the Chief Imam of Ilorin is the spiritual Father of the day.

Among distinguished Nigerians to be awarded at the occasion are; “Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on political matters, Mr Hakeem Shagaya, CEO of KARMOD Nigeria, Honourable Tunji Ajuloopin, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi, Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Mr Peterson Babalola, CEO of Coenergy Global Investment, Engr. Morenikeji Ayodele Aniye, the founder/CEO of Hotspot Group Limited to mention but a few.”

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“This is to inform your esteemed medium that the 8th edition of the annual Leadership Summit and the launching of the ‘Erudite’ Journal of the Student Union, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has been scheduled to hold on the 22nd of January, 2022 in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila at the University’s Main Auditorium.

“This auspicious event is a conventional event where the leadership of the Union brings notable leaders across the country to the University to inspire young people that are keen, to holding leadership positions across politics, economics and governance.

“Retrospectively, the last two editions were in honour of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-Haq Oloyede.

“However, our administration has decided to bring the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila considering his giant strides in governance, youth development and quest to better the electoral process at this crucial time.

“The summit which is proposed to have Mallam Saliu Mustapha as its Chairman will feature Keynote Addresses from Mr Kunle Rasheed Adegoke (SAN) and Mallam Yinka Oniyangi while the panel Session which is proposed to be moderated by Dayo Oderinu of Rave FM will feature Rep. Ismail Tijani of the House of Reps, General Manager of Kwara state Social Investment programme, Mohammed Brimah, Engineer CO Adebayo, among others.

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“His Excellency, Abdul-Rahaman Abdulrazak, the executive Governor of Kwara state is also expected to be the Chief Host of this event while the Royal Father is the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi and the Chief Imam of Ilorin remains out spiritual Father for the day.

“The event will also feature goodwill messages from special Guests of honour that will also be awarded due to their strides. Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on political matters, Mr Hakeem Shagaya, CEO of KARMOD Nigeria, Honourable Tunji Ajuloopin, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi, Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Mr Peterson Babalola, CEO of Coenergy Global Investment, Engr. Morenikeji Ayodele Aniye, the founder/CEO of Hotspot Group Limited to mention but a few.”

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MYTO: NERC Moves To Review Electricity Tariffs

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MYTO: NERC Moves To Review Electricity Tariffs

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced a review of electricity tariffs, in its Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO).

This was disclosed in a statement by the Electricity Regulatory body, posted on its official website stating that the review does not mean an increase in tariffs.

The statement titled ‘Notice of Compliance in Respect of the Biannual Review of the Revenue Requirements of Licensees’ Read;

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“Pursuant to the provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission adopted the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) Methodology in setting out the basis and procedures for determination of licensees revenue requirements and review of electricity tariffs in Nigeria.

“The methodology provides for Minor Reviews (every 6 months), Major Reviews (every 5 years), and Extraordinary Reviews in instances where industry parameters have changed significantly from those used in the operating tariffs to such an extent that a review is required urgently to maintain the viability of the electricity industry.

“We wish to clarify that such reviews do not automatically translate to an increase in tariffs. Indeed where the impact of improved efficiency in operating parameters for individual licensees exceeds the impact of changes in macroeconomic parameters, the end-user tariffs may be reduced as exhibited in some tariff classes under MYTO 2022.

“In compliance with EPSRA and other relevant industry rules, this notice is issued to inform the general public and industry stakeholders of the Commission’s intention to commence the processes for the July 2022 Minor Review of MYTO 2022 to consider changes in relevant macroeconomic indices, generation capacity and CAPEX required for evacuation and distribution of the available generation capacity in compliance with extant rules”.

The notice came two weeks after the Commission unveiled the new rates for electricity tariff which it effected on February 1, 2022.

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UTME 2022: No Errors In Our Scoring System, Be Wary Of Sham, JAMB Warns

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UTME 2022: No Errors In Our Scoring System, Be Wary Of Sham, JAMB Warns

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has disclosed that the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) examination is error-free, regardless of circulated rumors.

The JAMB’s PRO Director, Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in a statement, warning candidates of fraudsters who are spreading fake news on another UTME for the 2022 session.

“The UTME is a computer-based test that is scored electronically with no human mediation whatsoever. According to the statement.

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“The board has no plans to conduct another UTME for the 2022 session.

“Consequently, the unfounded rumors making the rounds are nothing but the products of the deceitful brains of the masterminds of these baseless imputations.

“Hence, the Board reiterates that there is no room for errors in its electronic scoring system, nor does it plan to

“This clarification became necessary following reports of a purported rescheduling of the UTME from a section of the social media citing phantom errors in the computer scoring system and a purported apology from JAMB to the effect that another UTME would be organized.

“The Board wishes to state that the report is not only false, mischievous but also misleading and crafted out of the frustration and inability of these fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting candidates owing to the series of innovative strategies the board had put in place to protect candidates.

“The public would recall that the board had envisaged some of these inglorious strategies of these nefarious individuals and had sounded a warning to the candidates and the general public alike to preclude the possibilities of them falling victims of the evil machinations of fraudsters.

“JAMB, once again, advises the general public to disregard these items of news as it does not emanate from JAMB, nor has it authorized any individual or group to make such a pronouncement on its behalf.

“The Board, therefore, advises candidates to avail themselves of its user-friendly advisories on assessing their 2022 UTME results and other processes through periodic visits to www.jamb.gov.ng.”

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Illicit Drugs Valued Over N10Mn Destroyed – Police

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The Lagos State Police Command has destroyed illicit drugs valued at over N10 million at the Ewe-Elepe dumpsite in Ikorodu.

According to the report by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the drugs which were contained in 4,000 bags include; Marijuana, Cocaine, and Loud.

Destroying the drugs which were seized over a period of 4 months, a team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, said the police secured a court order to the effect which was being executed.

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“We are here to execute the court order in respect of the destruction of hard drugs recovered by RRS of the Lagos Police Command. The commissioner stated.

“Here we have about 4000 wraps of different kinds of drugs recovered in the last four months by the RRS and the value is over N10 million. The drugs were impounded after diligent investigation.”

According to Kontagora, the destruction of the drugs was part of efforts to curb illicit substance abuse, adding that the action would be continuous.

The DCP said three suspects were arrested in connection with the illicit Drugs and had since been charged in court, warning other traffickers, and peddlers to have a rethink.

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) were represented at the event.

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