Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy birthday to me!

It is a day specially made for me! A day to thank God for the wonders of my being. Indeed, God has been faithful and has continued to shower His Love and Mercies upon me , though I am unworthy. I celebrate my life because I am so blessed and lifted by God. I celebrate another glorious year added to me and pray that God continues to decorate my life richly with the very best I deserve! Happy birthday to me and many more fruitful years ahead! I am unstoppable! I am a conqueror! I am a King and a blessing to the world! Let the world know...

Dear Tobe's Blog Readers (TBR)...take time to celebrate me today as I mark my birthday! I am yours truly, Tobe JP Ekeneme!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy International Women's Day 2016: #PledgeForParity

The International Women’s Day is a global celebration which aims to inspire women across the world. And this year’s celebration falls on Tuesday, March 8. The campaign theme for this year 2016 is #PledgeForParity.

The first National Women's Day took place in 1909 and its roots are in campaigning for better pay and voting rights. Here are some facts you should know about the International Women’s Day:

1. While International Women's Day is now largely aimed at inspiring women across the world and celebrating their achievements, its roots are in movements campaigning for better pay and voting rights.

2. The first National Women’s Day was marked on 28 February 1909 in the United States after a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Court remands Femi Branch to Kirikiri Prison, as he fails to meet bail conditions

Femi Branch was remanded to Kirikiri prison today 7th of March 2016 for failing to meet his bail conditions. At the sitting at the Rosaline Omotosho Magistrate Court, Zone 1 Ikeja, Justice Uji Ajunwa directed that the Nollywood actor, Femi Branch be remanded in Kirikiri prison until he is able meet the initial bail conditions.

It will be recalled that Femi Brach was charged to the Ikeja Magistrate court by De Santos Hotel, a 3.5 star business class hotel located at Akowonjo, Lagos for issuing a dud cheque to the Hotel in 2014. His bail was set for N500, 000, 2 sureties with certified personal income tax and photocopies of their ID’s.  Some of the bail conditions are yet to be met. His case has been adjourned to 13th June 2016, for hearing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Senate reduces JAMB registration fee to N2,500, extends validity period to 3yrs

The Senate today passed a resolution reducing the registration fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to N2, 500 from N5, 650 that was paid by prospective university students this year. The resolution was taken following the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund on the inquiry into the new admission policy of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

At the plenary session today, the senators recommended the extension of the validity period of the UTME to three academic years. They also resolved to amend the Act establishing JAMB to reflect the extension of the validity period which is at the moment a year.