N900m Fraud: Court Remands Ex-JAMB Registrar, Ojerinde in Custody

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The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, remanded the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in custody. Justice Obiora Egwuatu made the remand order after the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, arraigned the ex-JAMB Registrar on an 18-count criminal charge. Oyerinde was in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021 alleged to have committed multiple frauds while he held sway at JAMB. ICPC specifically accused him of complicity in the misappropriation of about N900million belonging to the examination body. However, Defendant, upon…

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JAMB Delists Six Additional CBT Centres

JAMB Delists Six Additional CBT Centres     JAMB has delisted six additional Computer Based Centres (CBT) over poor performance, reports Angeladaviesblog. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted additional six Computer Based Centres (CBT) over poor performance on the second day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head, Protocol and Public Affairs disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. Recall that the board had earlier delisted 25 CBT centres across the country over poor performance…

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2021 UTME: JAMB Announces Registration Date, Makes NIN Mandatory

2021 UTME: JAMB Announces Registration Date, Makes NIN Mandatory       The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry registration exercise. The registration is scheduled to take place in 700 centres across the country. In a statement by the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed that any candidate registering must provide his/her National Identity Number (NIN). “For any person to be registered for UTME/DE, he/she must supply his/her National Identity Number (NIN). “It is therefore mandatory…

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Ex-JAMB Registrar Professor Ojerinde Arrested Over Alleged N900m Fraud

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Ex-JAMB Registrar Professor Ojerinde Arrested Over Alleged N900m Fraud         Professor Dibu Ojerinde, a former registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). He was arrested for allegedly misappropriating N900 million. According to a statement signed on Wednesday by ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, the former JAMB Boss was arrested on March 15, 2021, in Abuja. He is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO). “He…

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UNILAG to Conduct Non-Physical Post-UTME Test

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UNILAG to Conduct Non-Physical Post-UTME Test         The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has appealed to public-spirited Nigerians to assist indigent candidates to get tablets, as the university gets set for a non-physical Post-UTME test. Ogundipe made the appeal during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, in the face of the resurgence of Novel Coronavirus pandemic, all academic activities of the institution, including examinations, will be online. ”We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination…

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JAMB Opens Portal For 2020/2021 Admissions

2020/2021 Admissions

JAMB Opens Portal For 2020/2021 Admissions       The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  (JAMB) says its portal has been reopened for the 2020/2021 admissions. The board said opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions. The spokesperson for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Wednesday. When our correspondent visited the JAMB’s website on Wednesday, the portal had been opened. He quoted the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, as saying that admission processes must go through…

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JAMB Announces New Date for 2020 Post-UTME Screening

Post-UTME Screening

JAMB Announces New Date for 2020 Post-UTME Screening     The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the commencement of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes. It revealed that the screening would begin not earlier than September 7, in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country. The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, announced the new date on Monday in Abuja after a consultative virtual meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors, and provosts of tertiary education institutions. He…

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