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Apply: IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships At The Institution Of Engineering And Technology In UK, 2019

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Apply: IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships At The Institution Of Engineering And Technology In UK, 2019

IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships at The Institution of Engineering and Technology in UK, 2019 is open for UK students only. The scholarship allows Bachelor, Masters level programm(s) in the field of Engineering taught at Institution of Engineering and Technology . The deadline of the scholarhip is September 12, 2019

Degree Level: Masters, Bachelors

Available Subject: Engineering

Scholarship Benefits: At least £1,000 per year

Eligible Nationalities: Open only for UK students

Eligibility Requirements:

The scholarships are for individuals who;

Either achieve;
ABB or above at A Level
ABB or above at Advanced Highers
AAAAB or above at Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma at 36 points or above
Diamond Jubilee Scholarships are for UK residents only.
Must be about to commence studying in Autumn 2019, on an undergraduate degree programme in the UK which has been accredited by the IET. Before making your application, check the list of CEng and IEng accredited programmes to make sure that your degree course in the UK is accredited by the IET. If your degree course is not accredited by the IET, you will not be eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Application Procedure:

Complete the online application form.
You can apply for a scholarship at any time until the deadline.
UCAS results and examination results must be uploaded to applications and fully submitted by the deadline.
Changes to your application form can be made at any time up until the deadline.

Scholarship Link:https://conferences.theiet.org/achievement/scholarships/diamond/index.cfm?origin=/diamond

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Bayelsa Government House burgled, N3.5M carted away

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Burglars who attacked the Bayelsa State Government House in Yenagoa made away with the sum of N3.5million on Tuesday, December 10th.

The money was carted away by the burglars who broke into the office of Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor.

Ndiomu-Brown in a phone conversation said that her office was indeed burgled and the sum of N3.5million was carted away not the sum of N40 million as reported by some media.

 

Responding to the question on if she suspects anyone, says she has no ready suspect in mind, as it could be anyone and she waits the outcome of the Police investigation.

Ndiomu-Brown is currently on an official assignment outside Bayelsa State.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Asinim Butswat, said the office was indeed burgled and the sum of N3.5million stolen.

He said the main entrance door to her office was broken and the safe inside the office, destroyed.

The police spokesman said three policemen and four personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and one maintenance staff on duty at the Governor’s Office, were initially arrested and interrogated at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation department in connection to the attack.

He added that they have all been released based on their statements and the four NSCDC officials have resumed duty at the Government House.

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How Final year Law student was raped and stabbed to death in Port Harcourt

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How Final year Law student was raped and stabbed to death in Port Harcourt

A final year student of Law Department in the Rivers State University has been stabbed to death in her apartment in Port Harcourt, TOPNAIJA.NG reports.

The victim, who was identified as Matilda Itonyo Mark, was said to have been raped and subsequently stabbed by her assailants inside her apartment close to Eagle Island.

24-year old Matilda’s body was found in her pool of blood. An ambulance accompanied by security personnel was sighted at the scene of the incident, taking the corpse away from the scene.

The Rivers state Police Command and the Management of the Rivers State University were yet to react to the incident as at the time of reporting this.

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Buhari appoints CBN Deputy Governor as new AMCON Chairman

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Buhari appoints new AMCON boss

Edward Adamu, deputy governor for corporate services at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been appointed as the chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

The appointment which was made by President Muhammadu Buhari was announced in a letter sent to the senate by the president on Tuesday, December 10th.

The amended AMCON act that Buhari signed into law in August states that chairman of the corporation must be a CBN deputy governor.

The letter dated December 9 reads: “In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Act, 2010, I hereby present Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu for confirmation as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria by the Distinguished Senate.

“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Senate, please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Edward replaces Muiz Banire as head of the corporation.

Banire was appointed in July 2018.

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New Emirates: You can’t usurp power of Kingmakers court tells Ganduje

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New Emirates: You can't usurp power of Kingmakers court tells Ganduje

A High Court in Kano State has given an interim order restraining the state governor from “taking away the powers” of the four kingmakers of the Kano Emirate under the Kano States Emirate Council Law, 2019.

The court presided over by Justice A. T. Badamasi also restrained the governor from “taking any step whatsoever under the law without consultation with the applicants pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

These are the two instructions that the order contained.

Counsel on the two sides of the matter have refused to comment on the orders granted by the court, but a Kano-based private lawyer, who would not want to be named, said the “court has not really restrained the state governor the way the applicants had prayed.

“First, the emir of Kano was not one of the applicants. Two, the order did not restrain the Emir of Kano from chairing the Council of Chiefs’ meeting, and three, the court has effectively recognized the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019. Also, the restriction given by the court does not involve the four new emirs.

“Only the governor was restricted, but don’t forget that all the powers given to the governor by the new law have already been exercised.

“Now, the question to be asked is what is the governor’s concern with the powers of the kingmakers? Their powers are to be exercised whenever there is a vacancy, and an emir is to be chosen to fill that vacancy.”

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Rotimi Akeredolu condemns DSS invasion of court

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has maintained that operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, desecrated the courtroom when it attempted to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement inside an Abuja Federal High Court.

Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke at the opening of the 65th-anniversary conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ibadan Branch held at Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, urged legal practitioners to condemn the act by the DSS.

The Governor warned that judges were at risk of being arrested in “wig and gown during court session” if the bar refuses to condemn such action by the secret police.

He said: “We must be terror against demagogues. It is when the voice of the bar is heard consistently that it will earn respect.

“Will people go and desecrate our courtrooms and we keep quiet? The bar must condemn it. There is no explanation anybody can give you.

“Somebody calls it drama. Drama! How? What we saw was not drama, you must stand up to condemn the SSS for what they did in Abuja.

“Our spirit must remain indomitable. Forget about where we are today because a lot of us made efforts to say what you have done is wrong and the only way out was apologize almost immediately, but what people believe is different. You must write to justify what is not justifiable.

“If we are not careful, the day will come that people will walk into a judge’s sitting and arrest people with their wig and gown.

“I am not saying our judges are timid, but in the face of the gun, most of our judges will shake.”

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Finland gets 34-year-old female Prime Minister

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Finland gets 34-year-old female Prime Minister

Finland’s Social Democrats have elected a 34-year-old woman as Prime Minister of the country, making her the youngest head of government in its history.

AFP reports that Sanna Marin narrowly won Sunday’s vote to replace outgoing leader, Antti Rinne, who resigned on Tuesday after losing the confidence of the coalition partner Centre Party over his handling of a postal strike.

“We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust,” Marin told journalists on Sunday night, while deflecting questions about her age.

“I have never thought about my age or gender, I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate.”

At 34, Marin also becomes one of the world’s youngest state leaders, ahead of Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35.

Former PM Antti Rinne had headed Finland’s centre-left five-party coalition since June, and Marin’s appointment is unlikely to lead to significant policy changes by the Social Democrat-led administration.

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President Buhari jets out to Egypt for meeting on sustainable peace in Africa

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President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Aswan, Egypt to attend a meeting designed to set “an agenda for sustainable peace and development in Africa.”

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina made this known in a statement on Monday.

“The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in his capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and as an advocate of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa – a recurring theme of his tenure as the AU Chairman,” the statement said.

“It is also grounded in the AU’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, and the search for African solutions to African problems.

“The gathering is expected to bring together heads of state and government, leaders from regional and international organisations, financial institutions, private sector and civil societies.

”(Others are) scholars, visionaries and prominent experts for action-oriented discussions on the threats, challenges, and opportunities.

“It is also expected to end with a Declaration on the theme of the Forum and become an annual event.”

Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of Egypt’s house of representatives, had delivered al-Sisi’s message to Buhari in Abuja in October while inviting him to the inaugural Aswan forum.

Adesina said the President Buhari will be accompanied by Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, and Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe.

Others in President Buhari’s delegation are Bashir Magashi, minister of defence; Zubairu Dada, minister of state, foreign affairs; Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and Ahmed Abubakar, director-general of national intelligence agency.

The president is expected back in Abuja on Friday.

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Police arrest 2 over murder of wife of Maersk MD

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Police arrest 2 over murder of wife of Maersk MD

The Police Force has arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery attack on the residence of the Managing Director of Maersk Nig. Ltd., Gildas Tohouo.

The incident occurred on Sunday at the Cul-De-Sac compound on Lugard Avenue in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

The suspects – Olamide Goke (an in-house electrician) and Ade Akanbi (his accomplice) had carried out the attack on the family while pretending to be in the building to rectify an electrical fault.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Mr Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident and the arrest to Channels Television.

He explained that men of the Lagos State Police Command moved into the area shortly after the incident occurred and arrested the suspects.

Elkana disclosed that Tohouo’s wife, Bernadette, a Hungarian and mother of three, died from injuries sustained from the attack. Tohouo was critically injured and has been taken to an undisclosed hospital in the Victoria Island axis of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer added that the suspects have been transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal and Intelligence Department, Panti in Yaba, for discreet investigation and subsequent prosecution.

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DMO denies claims that Buhari inherited $7bn debt, reveals real figure

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The Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed real position inherited by the Buhari-led administration in 2015, pegging it at $63.81 billion.

In a statement released on Monday, DMO said a claim by Obadiah Mailafiya, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), that the country’s total debt profile was $7 billion in 2015 is false.

“Contrary to the claim by Dr Obadiah Mailafiya, the total public debt stock as at June 30, 2015, (shortly after the current administration came into office), was $63.81 billion, and not $7.0 billion as claimed by Dr Obadiah.

“Similarly, the nominal increase in the public debt stock between June 30, 2015 ($63.81 billion) and June 30, 2019 ($83.88 billion), was about $20.0 billion, which is a far cry from the gross misrepresentation made at the live programme on Channels that the public debt stock increased by $77.0 billion during this period.”

The DMO explained that the debt stock data it publishes comprises of debt acquired by the federal government and states including the federal capital territory hence, it is erroneous to attribute the growth in the public debt stock to borrowings by the federal government alone.

It said the growth in public debt is guided by the economic recovery and growth plan (ERGP) and the medium-term debt management strategy, 2016– 2019.

“With the deployment of more funds into capital projects, the borrowings contributed to job creation and the recovery from the economic recession in June 2017,” it said.

“The introduction of project-tied financing products (Sukuk and Green Bonds) in the second half of 2017 as part of the new borrowing also supported infrastructural development.

“However, the government recognises that the ratio of its debt service to revenue is rather high, a situation that is directly attributable to Nigeria’s low revenues. This is clearly evident from the tax-to-GDP ratio of 6% in 2018. It is for this reason, that the FGN has developed and is implementing a number of strategies to enhance the government’s revenues significantly.”

It said the strategic revenue growth initiative introduced in January 2019 and the finance bill are some of the measures introduced by the government to improve revenue generation.

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Chilean military plane disappears with 38 onboard

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Chilean military plane disappears with 38 onboard

A Chilean military plane en route to Antarctica with 38 onboard has disappeared.

BBC reports that the country Air Force, in a statement, said the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas on Monday at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00)

It added that the plane was around 450 miles into its 770-mile journey when contact was lost.

A search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane.

Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support.

News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians.

Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told local media that the plane did not activate any distress signal while flying to Chile’s Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base, on Antarctica’s King George Island.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said in a tweet that he was “dismayed” by the loss, and was monitoring the situation from the capital, Santiago.

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