Nig law school releases results, sets dates for call to bar

The Nigerian Law School has recorded for the first time in history, the highest number of candidates graded in the first class honour, and of course, the highest number of success rate.

TheNigerialawyer (TNL), gathered from the Result Sheet dated the 17th day of October 2018, and signed by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN, that a total number of 161 candidates bagged the first class honour.

In an exam participated by 5,846 candidates, 4,633 emerged victorious as successful candidates indicating that 79.25% passed which is approximately 80% of the pass rate.

The result shows that 218 (3.73%) had conditional pass, with 965 (16.15%) candidates failing the bar finals, while a total of 30 candidates which is just 0.51%, being absent.

In other categories, 695 candidates (11.88%) were graded in the Second Class Upper Division, while 1,276 (21.83%) were graded in the Second Class Lower Division. A total number of 2, 501 (42.78%) were also graded with Pass as released.

The result, without doubt, shows that the 2018 Bar Finals Results is the best ever in the History of the Nigerian Law School. Recall that this is the first bar finals examination for a session ever conducted by the current Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN.

The call to bar ceremony has been therefore fixed for the 27th, 28th and 29th day of November 2018, following the change of date for the ceremony as announced by the Distinguished Body of Benchers in a notice released earlier this month.

TheNigerialawyer (TNL) therefore congratulates the soon-to-be-called wigs, as they warm themselves up as prospective gentlemen of the bar.

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NTDC Jos zonal office marks world tourism day

The North Central Zonal office of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation NTDC Jos celebrates this year’s united Nations world tourism day UNWTO in Jos the Plateau State Capital with the theme ‘Tourism and the digital transformation’.

The North Central zonal Coordinator of NTDC, Mrs Nanna D Yakubu welcomed all, she said World tourism day is a celebration of pride of place for tourism in the global economy and also a celebration of pride for us in Nigeria,the fact that a Nigerian the first director general of Nigerian tourism development corporation raised the motion 35 years ago at the UNWTO meeting and call for the need to declare a day to globaly celebrate tourism.

Reading the The Director General message Mr Folorunsho coker for this year Mrs Yakubu said this year’s world tourism day highlights the need for investment in disruptive digital technologies that can help Forster an environment for innovation an entrepreneurship in tourism. Tourism practitioners from both public and private sectors and also Royal fathers within the North central zone with delegates from Nasarawa, Niger and plateau states were ably represented.

Good will messages were delivered by Royal father of the day, the Saf Butura, of Butura kingdom, Dah Engr John Gabriel Mallo Makwal who graced the occasion with his 25 council of chiefs and mentioned that Butura is where a Heritage site that dates back to 2000 years called the Tarsh Bridge which is a stone causeway raising above water was located .He also announced that the NAHWAI annual cultural festival of Butura land Bokkos will be coming up in February 2019.

Also representing the plateau Commissioner for Tourism is Director Tourism Mr John Danbaba

Dignitaries who graced the occasion includes The Curator National Museum Jos, Mrs Yashim, The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Nassarawa State, Mr Muhammad Zakari and his contingent, Niger state tourism corporation and team Heads of department led by the General Manager, Niger State Tourism Corporation Mrs Rebecca Salka who represent the Niger state Tourism Commissioner, Mr Sunday Daniel kolo.Gm Plateau state tourism corporation and his team,curator National gallery Mr Bukar and team

Highlights of the occasion were exhibitions by the NTDC zonal office Jos, Niger and Nasarawa states, National gallery of arts .and private exhibitors,and cutting of the smartphone digital cake in line with the theme.

There is also playlets by NYSC tourism club and students of department of hospitality school of health Zawan, Cultural Dance presentation by Buji women and Traditional Berom Xylophone Music.

Medical Tourism through free optical services and sugar level test by Jordan eye hospital Jos was on standby at the event, and camping season on the plateau was launched by camping specialist Dr Babajide Agboola an environmentalist which was declared by open by Honorable commissioner Nasarawa and SSA on Tourism to plateau state governor Mr john Best

Also present were the wayfarers hike and tour group, Jos Nollywood iconic Award, Jos National guilds of actors plateau chapter, ATPN plateau chapter, Jos Carnival LOC Chairman, Commander Peace Corps, JTF commandant, NHA plateau chapter, zonal Director NBC, Directors social services local govt Authorities among others.

 

 

Dr Hirse resigns from PLASIEC following LG Election

The Commissioner for Budget and Planning with Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) Dr Stephen Hirse has resign from his post following the controversies that trails the just concluded local government election.

Dr Hirse has not publicly state his reason for his resignation.

The plateau state people’s Democratic Party (PDP) however issued a press release congratulating  Dr  Hirse on his resignation as commissioner saying it is indeed a firm and hard decision.

the statement reads, ‘Your decision to resign after the most controversial electoral fraud ever conducted in this state and Nigeria has indeed distinguished you from this failed and incompetent leadership of the APC’.

The Plateau State government on October 10, 2018 conducted its local government chairmanship election which sparks widespread condemnation and allegations of imposition of candidates by the ruling party.

Jeremiah Useni picks running mate

Sen. Jeremiah Useni, the PDP gubernatorial aspirant for Plateau State has picked Mr Ben Shignugul, a retired Theatre Nurse as his running mate.
According to Mr Yakubu Chocho the State Organizing Secretary of the party, 58-year-old Shignugul who hails from Mangu was picked after careful considerations and deliberations within the party.
“The party together with the flag bearer decided to pick Shignugul from the list of nine nominees,’’ Chocho said, on Wednesday in Jos.
He further said that the flag bearer had an option to pick whoever he wanted but chose to involve the party in deciding who to run with.
Chocho said that the office was zoned to Plateau Central adding that Shignugul got picked because he is also Mwagwavwul as the incumbent Deputy Governor Prof. Soni Tyoden.
The running mate who obtain Degrees in public administration, international law and diplomacy is the former chairman of Mangu Local Government.
He served as Special Adviser to former Gov Joshua Dariye on Health Matters and was later appointed as Chairman, Governing Council of the Plateau State Health Management Board.
Shignugul, a former chairman of the governing board of the College of Health Technology Zawan was until his appointment the Vice Chairman of the PDP in the Central Senatorial Zone.

Oracle Software signs pact to train over 1.5m on ICT

Oracle software Nigeria Limited has on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Government through the Federal Ministry of education to train over 1.5million Nigerians on ICT.

The Permanent Secretary Federal ministry of education, Arc. Sonny Echono, while signing the MoU in Abuja described the initiative as a noble one and comes at the right time in the country.

According to Echono, information and communication technologies ICT has become the driver of competivness globally today and as such the Government believes that Nigerian’s education system must prepare its learners for the demands of the 21st century.

He added that the Oracle Academy training which is expected to last for three years would be cut across over ten thousand senior secondary schools and Tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

“Oracle Academy is well-known globally for the advancement of computer science education. There is therefore, no doubt that our partnership with you will bring great improvements to the education sector and Nigeria as a whole”. He said.

Earlier in his part, managing Director Oracle Software Nigeria Limited, Adebayo Sani said for the academy the training Is an opportunity to develop the largest population in Africa.

It also aim at capturing the young minds early enough thereby changing their mental thinking to technologies and ability to create job opportunities for themselves and others in the country.

Adding that Academy would in collaboration with the Ministry host curriculum mapping workshop in Java fundamentals for lectures and teachers of computer sciences free of charge to both the Ministry, schools and the teachers.

By Gom Mirian,

Abuja

Gov Lalong Bans public processions in Plateau State

The Plateau State Government is reminding its citizens that the ban on public procession in all parts of the state is still in force. Consequently, no persons should engage in any form of protest until further notice.
By this notice members of the public are therefore advised to adhere strictly to the ban.
A statement by State Commissioner for Information and Communication Yakubu Dati says this is to prevent miscreants and unpatriotic elements from hijacking any protest to further inflict pain and hardship on innocent citizens.
Dati said the judicial arm of Government has set up a local government election petition tribunal and an appeal committee to deal with any petition that may arise from the recently concluded peaceful local government polls in thirteen local government areas of the state.
The tribunal was set up by the chief Judge of Plateau state Justice Yakubu Dakwak.
He therefore want any candidate that feels aggrieved over the result of the election to approach the tribunal rather seeking self help through protest.
He expressed the government’s appreciation of the democratic right of citizens to protest but said the administration also has a duty to protect lives and property.
The Commissioner therefore solicits the cooperation and support of citizens to ensure that politicians do not use them to achieve selfish ends

Labour Party warns INEC from dealing with their former Nat Chairman  

Labour Party has warn Independent National Electoral commission INEC under the leadership of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu and Mrs. Babalola Director legal to desist from conniving with one Alhaji Salam, former National chairman of Labour party and acting secretary, Julius Abure as the party will no longer tolerate their unnecessary and biased interference in Labour Party.

Barr. Ebere Ifendu, National Publicity Secretary Labour Party disclose this while addressing pressmen in Abuja on the news making rounds in Nigerian media about the recent activities of the former Labour National chairman, holding a National Executive Council NEC meeting of the Labour Party.

“On the 9th of October 2018, Salam gathered some miscreants in Minna, Niger state, his home state and told the world that he was holding the national executive NEC meeting of the Labour Party”.she said.

Ebere claired the air that the NEC meeting Alhaji Salam held has nothing to do with Labour Party, for presidents and general secretaries of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and Trade Union Congress were not involved so it is null and void.

Similarly, she said a seven man committee is being constituted to oversee the activities of the party and midwife the all- inclusive convention in accordance with the court order. Expected to be concluded within 30 days from 16th October 2018.

 

By

Gom Mirian,

Abuja