Here are the stories that drove conversation today:
JAMB sets date for release for results
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will release the results of the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be released on Saturday.
The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Friday.
Naira Marley, Zlatan, others arrested by EFCC over internet fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office on arrested two fast-rising Nigerian artistes Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael (aka Zlatan), in connection with alleged case of internet fraud and money laundering. Intelligence report had also linked them to cyber crime offences. The arrest happened in Lekki on Friday morning.
Windstorm kills 3, destroys 200 houses in Bauchi
Three people have died and 200 houses destroyed, following a rainstorm in Misau Town in Bauchi State. The Information Officer of the Misau Local Government Council, Usman Yerima, confirmed the development on Friday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Court restrains Ganduje from implementing new emirates in Kano
The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. This is following a law signed on Wednesday by Ganduje which created an additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence.
EFCC to rearraign ex-minster Akinjide
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will re-arraign former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mrs Jumoke Akinjide for alleged money laundering on June 11.
The anti-graft agency charged her along with a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Oyo State Chief Olarenwaju Otiti and a former Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District Ayo Adeseun.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.