NEWS UPDATE: NUC Abolishes Pass Grade in Universities, 5 labourers rape 14 year old girl in Nasarawa and lots of other interesting news reports…..

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 Five Laborers Rape a 14-Year Old Girl In Nasarawa…

Officers of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps paraded five suspects on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl who hawks sachet water otherwise called ‘Pure Water’.

Mr Andekin Musa, the state Commandant of NSCDC, , said the suspects were labourers working at a construction site in Doma Local Government market.

Musa said “the suspects have been in the habit of raping underage girls and we have been receiving reports of similar cases in that area”, and that the suspects  Wada Mohammed (37), Tanko Adamu (36), Abubakar Ogachi (40), Yusuf Ogar (35) and Samaila Ali (35) would be prosecuted after investigation had been concluded.

Malam Umar Mohammed, the father of the rape victim, thanked the NSCDC for promptly arresting the suspects and expressed optimism that justice would be done.

For more on this story, visit Ladunliadia blog

NECO releases results, over 50% pass English, Mathematics

THE National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the November/December 2014 results with the examination body saying there is remarkable improvement when compared its previous examinations.

Prof. Promise Nwachukwu Okpala, the Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of NECO while announcing the results at the council’s national headquarters in Minna, Niger State, on Wednesday, noted that the results were an improvement on the previous exams conducted between 2011 and 2014.

He noted that 63,445 candidates registered for the examinations, out of which 61,386 actually sat for the papers with 30.57 per cent of the candidates recording five credits and above.

He thereby urged students to shun all forms of examination malpractices, saying the council had consistently made attempts to eradicate examination malpractices.

For more on this news, visit Punchng.com

 

FG Unveils Take-off of High Speed Train from Abuja to Lagos

The Honourable Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, disclosed on Wednesday in Abuja, that the federal government is making plans to begin take-off of a three-hour high-speed train project between Lagos and Abuja

Umar made this disclosure at the public presentation of a book, “Showcasing Goodluck Jonathan’s Monumental Strides: A Third Party Perspective,” authored by the Director-General of  Citizens Network For Peace and Development in Nigeria,  Mr. Dressmann Preye.

He also disclosed that the government had also successfully completed feasibility studies in seven new corridors including, the Abuja-Lagos high speed train adding that different private firms within and outside Nigeria have expressed interests in the project. The project, largely expected to be private sector-driven would formally take-off in 2018.

For more on this news, visit Thisdaylive

NUC Abolishes Pass Grade in Universities

The Vice-Chancellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru at the matriculation ceremony held in the school recently said the National Universities Commission (NUC) has abolished the pass degree in all Nigerian universities with effect from the 2013/2014 academic session.

What this means is that the minimum pass mark for courses in the universities will now be 45 per cent, that is, D-grade instead of the previous 40 per cent which was E-grade while the minimum class of grade to be earned by the students will be now be Third Class”.

He said this has far-reaching implications on the grading system of the students in the universities.

For more on this news, visit Thisdaylive

Telephone subscribers base hits 136 million –NCC

The Director, Policy Competition and Economic Analysis, NCC, Mrs. Josephine Amuwa, stated on Wednesday that the telephone subscriber base leaped from less than 500,000 in 2000 to over 136 million fixed and mobile lines by November 2014.

She said this during the donation of 77 titles of Information and Communication Technology books to the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

And according to her, Nigeria is the fastest growing telecommunications country in the world with more than three million direct and indirect employment.

For more on this news, visit Punchng.com

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