– Nigerian-British Chuka Umunna To Run For UK Labour Party Leadership
– Boko Haram Knows All Movement Of Nigerian Military – Survivor Claims
– Blessing Okagbare Wins Silver At JIIM
– OJB Disclaims Kidney Ailment Relapse, Says He Is Fine
… The News in full:
Chuka Umunna To Run For UK Labour Party Leadership
Nigerian-British politician, Chuka Umunna has announced he will run for the leadership of Britain’s opposition Labour Party after it suffered a heavy defeat in a national election last week.
Umunna, the son of a Nigerian immigrant, is a former lawyer and was first elected to parliament in 2010.
Making his declaration in a Facebook video, Umunna said rebuilding Labour was not a 10-year job.
“I am pleased today to be announcing that I will be standing for the leadership of the party,” Umunna, 37, said.
“Some have actually suggested over the last few days that somehow this is now a 10 year project to get the Labour Party back into office … I think the Labour Party can do it in five years, I want to lead that effort.”
Boko Haram Knows All Movement Of Nigerian Military – Survivor Claims
A Boko Haram abducted survivor has revealed that the insurgent group were receiving the information of the movements of the military.
According to report, the teenage girl who was kidnapped in November and rescued recently with other women and children from Sambisa forest confessed that the terrorists kept moving hostages from one place to the other.
Speaking to newsmen at Malkohi, one of the camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa state, she said. “When they captured us, we were taken to a house in Gwoza.
“When they heard soldiers were in Madagali, they took us to Peta where we lived under trees.
“We don’t know how Boko Haram gets its information, but they always know when the soldiers are coming. If there’s something like that, they just tell us to pack our things and run.
“The night we left Gwoza, we just finished cooking, but we were not allowed to eat the food; we were just packed and left.”
We Are Scrapping Post-UTME Soon – JAMB
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) , Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has delivered a statement on the post-UTME exams conducted by higher institutions.
According to Ojerinde, the post-UTME will soon come to an end with the introduction of CBT Mode in UTME.
The Professor further disclosed that with the introduction of CBT, examination malpractice as well, will be completely eradicated with time.
If we recall, Post-UTME test was introduced because of the level of malpractice that trailed the UTME examinations in the past.
However, the JAMB boss is of the opinion that when examination malpractice in UTME is completely eradicated with the introduction of CBT there will definitely be no need for post-UTME in higher institutions.
OJB Disclaims Kidney Ailment Relapse, Says He Is Fine
Music producer and singer, OJB Jezreel (Babatunde Okungbowa) has denied social media reports that he is admitted at the General Hospital in Lagos, due to a fall back of his kidney illness.
If we recall, grapevine had it yesterday that OJB was rushed to the hospital as his kidney ailment relapsed.
However, he took to his Facebook page to address the rumour.
“I’d like to set the record straight, am at home and healthy with my family going about my normal business” he wrote on his Facebook account.
“Obviously bloggers don’t research before they post. If they did they would know that a transplant patient will always do routine checkups because of infections etc” he concluded.
Blessing Okagbare Wins Silver At JIIM
The fastest woman in Africa, Blessing Okagbare, lived up to her billing as she won a silver medal at the Jamaica International Invitation Meet.
Okagbare, who won two gold medals at the Commonwealth games in 2014 in Glasgow, came second at the JIIM with a time of 11.05secs behind Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, who finished at 10.97secs.
Okagbare took to Facebook to share her joy after the event.
“Such an amazing feeling when your name is been called and the crowd is cheering for you.”
“Jamaica is one of the best country with such an amazing fans/supporters who understand and love sports.”