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Thursday, 2 June 2016

ZARIA INSTITUTION DISCOVERS "VACCINE" THAT COULD REDUCE TOMATO SCARCITY.

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Nigeria has just recorded a scientific discovery that has
valuable agricultural applications. Earlier today, the National
Research Institute for Chemical Technology announced that they have
finally found a cure for a ravaging tomato plant disease- Tuta
Absoluta. A disease popularly known as "tomato ebola".
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria, the
public relations office of the institution Alhaji Bala Aliyu revealed
that the discovery had been a project the institute had been working
hard on for a long time. He also said that the discovery could easily
exterminate the disease from Nigerian farms, adding the the outrageous
increase in the market price of tomatoes was just as a result of the
tons of plants that have been destroyed by the defect causing disease.
The institute's public officer also that the institute was
partnering with other organisations of its kind and regulatory groups
both home and abroad to test the vaccine extensively. According to
him, the institution was going to work hard to make sure the vaccine
would complete its final testing stages soon and be launched.
Stressing on the importance of getting the vaccine into tomato farms,
he said that it was solely the responsibilty if the Federal Government
to take the vaccine down to the farmers.
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FG SCRAPS POST UTME, APPROVES 180 JAMB CUT-OFF MARK.

The Federal Government has shifted its focus and has chosen to
scrap the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Prior to
the announcement, Post UTME had been a compulsory condition for
admission into any Nigerian tertiary institution. Also included in the
set of decisions reached in a meeting to discuss the admission
processes for tertiary institutions, the Federal Government and
stakeholders pinned down the JAMB admission cut-off mark at 180.
The minister for Education in Nigeria, Mallam Adamu Adamu,
stated the reason for the policy during the meeting. His reason was
that since the body in charge of education and the nation had
confidence in JAMB, there was no valid reason in having tertiary
schools conduct their own admission exams. Adding, he said that
whatever problems the the schools may have with JAMB would be duly
addressed if brought to them.
The Post UTME was introduced in 2005 by the then minister of
education, Chinwe Obaji, who as a reason asserted that the post utme
was a second checkpoint to ensure that only qualified candidates got
admitted into tertiary schools. Ever since, schools especially
universities have been accused of using Post UTME as an opportunity to
squeeze money out of candidates. Also, many complaints of poor
organisation during the exams by the schools have been raised. In
2007, former president, Yar'Adua suggested that the screening process
could be scrapped if the complaints should continue.
Suggestions have been raised from many corners against the idea
of removing an important checkpoint that helps a lot in purifying
admission process. Others feel the system should be improved and
registration forms set at a fixed price by the FG.
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TURN BY TURN! ECO BANK FIRES 1040 WORKERS.

The trend of economic hardship currently being witnessed in
Nigeria has caught up with another bank in less than a week. Reports
from eco bank representatives revealed that no lesser that 1000
personnel have been sacked from the staff list.
The report also revealed that the initial number planned was
about 1400 persons. But the exercise stopped at just 1040 workers.
It also confirmed that the bank had converted over 200 outsourced
persons into permanent staff. The report was in a statement made by
the managing director of the bank- Charles Ekie, who said that the
intent of converting temporary staff to permanent staff was to
continue the development and nurturing of growing talent, and to help
boost people along their career paths.
"We fully understand that people are our greatest assets and so
we have duly emphasised the need to improve our performance towards
our customers. While at the same time repositioning other talented
minds on our path of success. We have been fair in dis engaging some
staff, and ensuring that they are treated fairly".
Eco bank Nigeria belongs to a Pan African group Eco bank, which
employs over 15,000 staff from roughly 40 countries.
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AS MONACO CLUB PRESIDENT IN MOST EXPENSIVE DIVORCE.

image: AS MONACO president Dimitri attends a France league one
match with his wife Elena.
Russian billionaire and president of French League One club, AS
Monaco has been ordered to pay his ex-wife a bitchy sum of 4 billion
swiss francs( about 4 billion dollars). In what would soon be making
history as one of the world's most expensive divorce cases. The Geneva
Tribunal on Monday delivered the details to Dmitri Rybolovlev and his
wife Elena Rybolovlev both aged 47 years.
The former 79th richest man on earth( now 147th), met and
married his ex-wife Elena in Russia, in 1987. Divorce proceedings
began in 2008. His ex-wife had previously demanded 6 billion from the
former businessman, who made the mark on forbes list of 100 richest
from "potash mining".
The divorce settlement statement issued to both parties will also
ensure that she receives property worth $140 million dollars located
in Switzerland, and also confirmed that she would be keeping charge of
their 13 year old daughter-Anna. The couple also have a grown daughter
named Ekaterina. Dmitri's wealth is currently quoted to be at
$8.8billion by forbes.
Three lawyers not involved in the case commented that the
proceedings laid emphasis on the fact that no billionaire was above
the law.
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20 COUNTRIES WITH THE LOWEST NUMBER OF DIVORCE CASES IN 2016

Divorce has almost become a celebrated norm in the world. Gone
are the when the word was a taboo never to be mentioned, and the
people involved stigmatised. With the chances of getting the right
partner reducing by 3% every five years, "For better for worse" isn't
a feature in most marriage unions anymore. In some countries couples
are even told to sign marriage divorce contingencies before their
wedding!
The rate of divorce geographically isn't the same,it varies
mainly as result of traditions and cultural ideals. In some countries
such as the US you could get as many as 53% divorce rating. Meaning
that getting ten people who have ever been married in their lives, 5
would be divorcees, and out of every 1000 marriages, 500 end up in
legal separation. Very high. But some regions in europe do actually
boast of 70% rating.
Down the valley, we have countries who probably due to the grip of
culture and tradition over the life of its citizens, do not record so
much as 3% from year to year. Want to take a look?
Note, this report is based on "crude divorce" rating. That is the
number of divorce cases per 1000 marriages.

1)Guatemala---0.32
2)Peru---0.45
3)Uzbekistan---0.63
4)Ireland---0.67
5)Bahrain---0.7
6)Montenegro---0.77
7)Mexico---0.84
8)Qatar--0.85
9)Jamaica---0.93
10)Mongolia---0.95
11)Tajikistan---0.97
12)Serbia---1.2
13)Ukraine---1.4
14)Malta---1.7
15)Azerbaijan---1.8
16)Slovenia---1.9
17)Albania---2.1
18)Romania---2.3
19)San marino---2.5
20)Croatia---2.7
*United Nations Organisation Divorce rates report.
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JONATHAN BACK TO NIGERIA

Latest reports have comfirmed that former president of the
federal republic of Nigeria, Ebele Goodluck Jonathan has just come
back to the country, after over a month of being away in the UK.
Reports gathered, revealed he got back on wednesday, 1st
june,2016. The former president was previously suspected to have gone
on exile in the one of the west coast countries. But he came out to
publicly deny the accusations.
Goodluck, who has been indicted by the current administration led
by Gen. Buhari in several corruption cases, may now have to prove
that he did not flee in the face of his suspected crimes.
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