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1. A 42 year old member of the National House of Representatives, Mr. Tony Okechukwu Nwoye, has emerge the winner of the Anambra State All Progressives Congress Governorship primary election. A polled a total of 2,146 votes to defeat his closest rival, Senator Andy Uba, who could only get 931 votes. Nwoye, who is a medical doctor, currently represents Anambra East/West constituency in the National House of Representatives.
2. The National Chairman of the New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), Dr. Yakubu Shendam, said that the recent meeting held by President Muhammadu Buhari with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a secret and desperate attempt to derail democracy in the country. “The secret meeting between the two political parties is a clear indication that APC and PDP are birds of the same feather.” “We are consulting to seek redress in court over the unholy alliance of the APC and PDP to share states ahead of the 2019 elections. He said. “We find the decision to call a secret meeting between the APC and the PDP undemocratic, unreasonable and suspicious. We, therefore condemn it in its entirety,” he added.
3. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in a recent statement issued by its spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, defends its decision for pegging 120 as the minimum cut-off point for admission into university and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education. According to JAMB, Nigeria’s educational policies had pushed frustrated students out of the country to study. “It’s also a known fact that for you to study a course say Hausa in Nigerian universities, you will need a credit in mathematics, however when you go outside like in London, all you will need is a credit in Hausa and English, no mathematics. Such and so many other poorly thought-out policies have pushed our frustrated candidates out of Nigeria to developed and neighbouring African nations for education they could not get at home.” He said He however added that the 120 minimum cut-off mark does not suggest that if a student gets 120 he would gain admission. “Institutions will admit from the top to the least mark,” he noted.
4. Senator Lawal Shuaibu, the Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that the nation’s restructuring based on true federalism is the core issues which the APC is really committed to.
5. Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, at the meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development on Friday, said that the Federal Government is repositioning the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to address the country’s housing needs. “FMBN and FHA are being repositioned to play their role more effectively to address the housing problem. “For example, officials of the FHA have been mandated by the ministry to be repositioned in order to be one of our champions of housing delivery. He said