2018 UTME: JAMB pays N1bn to CBT centres, says official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has paid about N1bn to owners of Computer-Based Test centres nationwide for their services for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the payment was in line with the agreement reached with the CBT centres.

Besides, he said, it would promote and sustain cordial working relationship with stakeholders that participate in the conduct of its annual examinations.

“We have just paid over N1 billion to all owners of CBT centres used in the conduct of our 2018 UTME.

“Centre owners that gave us quality service during our examination have all been commended for a job well done and we have reciprocated by effecting payments.

“However, we discovered that some centres could not live up to their responsibilities as a result of some technical issues,” he told NAN.

According to him, candidates that are…

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Woman Arrested over Death of Nigerian Attaché in Sudan

Sudanese security operatives are reported to have arrested a woman suspected of killing a Nigerian Immigration Attaché at the Nigerian embassy in Khartoum.
Mr. Habibu Almu, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, was found stabbed to death at his home in the Sudanese capital city of Khartoum on Thursday last week.
In a very short statement, the official news agency SUNA said the Sudanese police “arrested the offender, a foreign woman who committed the crime”.
It further said she confessed to the murder of the diplomat and that she also stole his possessions.
The Sudanese authorities didn’t disclose the circumstances of the crime or the nationality of the killer.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had, in a statement, explained that a team of policemen moved to the residence of the late Passport Officer and arrested a number of suspected persons as part of investigations into the murder.
It pointed out that it was closely following up all the legal procedures in the…

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Sudan Arrests Suspected Killer Of Nigerian Diplomat
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The suspected killer of a Nigerian diplomat in Sudan has been arrested by the country’s authorities.

Sudan’s official news agency described the killer as a foreign woman, although it did not disclose details of her nationality.

The victim, Mr Habibu Almon, an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration at the embassy in Khartoum, was found stabbed to death at his home in the Sudanese capital.

According to a statement from the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the woman has confessed to murdering Mr Almon and stealing his possessions.

The statement also revealed that a team of policemen had arrested a number of suspects as part of the murder investigations.

The Nigerian Government had condemned the murder of the diplomat and pledged to work with Khartoum to arrest the culprit.

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