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Big news stories (14th April, 2021)

JAMB BANS USE OF EMAIL FOR PROCESSING REGISTRATION OF ITS EXAMINATION

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced that the use of email would no longer be required for the processing of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, who said this while speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening, said the email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.

The JAMB boss said an individual’s mobile phone now remains the only major tool to carry out all the registration processes.

NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF CALCIMA TO BE INAUGURATED APRIL 15TH.

The newly elected Executive members of the Calabar Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture will be inaugurated on Thursday, April 15th 2021, during the Annual General Meeting of the Council.

During the election which held on Wednesday April 14th,senior advocate of Nigeria, Elder Barrister Effiom Ekong was elected president of the Council, David Etim emerged Deputy President, the Chief Executive Officer of Hit FM Patrick Ugbe, emerged Vice President Media and Communication, immediate past Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly John Gaul Lebo, the is Vice President-elect, Intergovernmental Affairs, Sadiq Kassim emerged Vice President FTZ/Tinapa, while Muyi Ladoja is Vice President-elect, Agriculture and Agro allied.

Others on the list include Justina Ovat, Vice President-elect Tourism and Hospitality, Christabel Ndubisi, Vice President-elect, Services, Charles Itu, Vice President-elect, ICT, while Geraldine Oku was elected as the Legal Adviser, amongst others.

For the ex-officio council members, the immediate Past President Eta Ndoma-Egba, Bassey Edem, Margaret Ndoma-Egbe, Peter Bello, Thelma Bello, Efa Imoke, Annie Iton and Grace Ekanem were all elected.

SEMA CHARGES PUBLIC TO HELP MITIGATE EMERGENCIES BY OBSERVING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has pledged that relief materials would be made available to communities that have been affected by flooding and rainfall crisis.

Recall that, indigenes of Etono central in Biase Local Government Area of cross river state, had called for urgent help following a heavy rain storm that left several buildings and property destroyed last week.

Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on Tuesday, the Director General of SEMA, Ayim Princewill said the incidence has been communicated to the National Office.

Speaking on the Flood Outlook and Seasonal Rainfall Predictions for 2021, Princewill said no report has been released by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMET.

The SEMA Boss, however, advised the populace to help mitigate emergencies by observing precautionary measures.

Some residents of 11 miles area in Odukpani local government area have called on relevant government agencies to remove the decomposing human bodies found without head from the area.

Some of the residents, who reached out to hit fm news on Tuesday night, complained that the decomposing bodies are now causing discomfort to people in the community.

They also called on security agencies and the state government to issue statement to reassure the people of their safety and protection.

Recall that an eyewitness on Tuesday told hit fm news about the discovery of the beheaded bodies in the area.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DECRIES FEDERAL GOVERNMNET’S INABILITY TO RESCUE ALL CHIBOK SCHOOL GIRLS, 7 YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION.

Amnesty International said Wednesday that Seven years after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists in Chibok, northeast Nigeria; more than 100 are still missing.

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram gunmen seized 276 girls aged between 12 and 17 from the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state.

Director, Amnesty International Nigeria Osai Ojigho says “Whatever authorities are doing to tame the tide, is not working,”

On his part, programmes manager, Amnesty International Nigeria, Seun Bakare told our correspondent via telephone on Wednesday that the government is not doing enough to protect the rights of children to education.

He also lamented that there’s been no accountability for crimes committed against these school children.

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