News: “I need longer period of rest” – Pres. Buhari See Reason why Here>>>>>


 

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said results of the series of medical checkups he carried out in the cause of his medical vacation had shown that he needed longer period of rest.

He said this necessitated his staying back in London, United Kingdom longer than initially planned.

The President said this in a four-paragraph made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Adesina did not disclose how long the President’s “longer period of rest” will take.

He however thanked Nigerians for their prayers and good wishes while assuring them that there is no cause for worry.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari thanks millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country.

“The President is immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern.

“President Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.

‘”During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned.”

Source: Punch

Lagos State Cancels Tomorrow’s Environmental Sanitation Due to Jamb Examination


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Lagos state government has cancelled tomorrow’s monthly environmental sanitation due to the UTME Examination which is to hold tomorrow Saturday February 27th.

Meanwhile, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 1.85 million candidates applied for this year ‘s UTME on its Computer-Based Test (CBT) platform.

The board’s Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced this in a statement emailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.

The statement said that this year’s figure was an improvement on the 1.47 million candidates who applied for the same examination in 2015.

It added that the figure for the 2016 UTME showed an increase of 113, 673 applicants against last year’s figure.

According to the statement, a total of 343 prison inmates nationwide will participate in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

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MUST READ:Exchange rate as of today February 22nd


It was N390 to $1 on Friday February 19th. Its N378 to $1 as of this morning. Hope it continues to drop. Photo credit: Instagram @TheGuardian

INEC declares Mark winner of Benue South rerun>>>>>>>>>>


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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared former Senate President, David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the rerun election in Benue South Senatorial District.

Mark defeated former student union leader and candidate of the All Progressives Congress to secure a fifth term in the Senate.

Announcing the results on Sunday morning, the Returning Officer, Prof. Ishaku Eneji, declared Mark winner with 84,192 votes; ahead of Onjeh who polled a total of 71,621 votes.

 

The breakdown of the results from each local government is as follows:

Ado LGA APC – 6370 PDP – 6513

Agatu LGA APC – 3458 PDP – 7986

Apa LGA APC – 4943 PDP – 9191

Obi LGA APC – 8585 PDP – 7043

Ohimini LGA APC – 6192 PDP – 5923

Okpokwu LGA APC – 6830 PDP – 11935

Otukpo LGA APC – 12203 PDP – 18468

Oju LGA APC – 14159 PDP – 10289

Ogbadibo LGA APC – 8882 PDP – 6844