The Late 5: I didn’t contest to win – Ekweremadu; Erastus Akingbola’s money laundering trial resumes June 13 | Other stories

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JAMB approves cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission into tertiary institutions in the country. The decision was taken during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday in Gbongan, Osun.

During the meeting, 160 was approved as minimum score for admission seekers into public universities while 140 was approved for private universities.

Erastus Akinggbola’s money laundering trial resumes June 13

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned until June 13, the money laundering trial of Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc., Erastus Akingbola. Akingbola was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an amended 22 counts bordering on money laundering.

Another court asks INEC not to issue certificate of return to Okorocha

A high court sitting in Imo  has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to issue certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district. Ngozi Ukoha, a judge, restrained INEC from “departing from its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo west senatorial district election.”

I deserve commendation from APC –  Ndume 

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ought to praise him for slugging it out with Ahmad Lawan.

The leadership of the ruling party had settled for Lawan but Ndume refused to back down, polling just 28 votes in the election while Lawan secured 79 votes.

I didn’t contest to win – Ekweremadu

Following his defeat to Ovie Omo-Agege for the position of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu revealed to journalists saying that his failure to clinch the deputy senate president position again does not matter. Ekweremadu said he did not contest to win. He said the decision was only taken a few hours to the election

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