Osinbajo to sign the 2017 budget, Ekiti stands still for Gen. Adebayo’s burial and other major headlines you missed today

Dear KFBers, we have got loads of interesting stories in tonight's #MajorHeadlinesYouMissed Today  feature...enjoy!

Osinbajo to sign the 2017 budget

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, has said that acting president Yemi Osinbajo, will be the one to sign the 2017 budget. Enang yesterday caused confusion in the polity after saying in an interview with Channels TV that President Buhari will be the one to sign the 2017 budget

Speaking to state house correspondents after the delivery of the 2017 budget to Osinbajo earlier today, on Friday, Enang said Osinbajo had the power to assent to the budget.

“The budget as passed by the National Assembly has just been transmitted to the Acting President. I just delivered it. Let me use this opportunity to clarify an issue. The Acting President has the power to assent to the budget and he will assent to it when the processes are completed. The Acting President has the power to assent to the budget. In February, he assented to 7 or 8 bills. Those that he didn’t agree with, he wrote the Senate and House of Representatives that he had withheld his assent from them. He has the power of the president to assent to it. But the assent to the Appropriation Bill will be after the completion of the standard operation process. The bill has 30 days within which it will be assented to but the process can be completed within two or three days. So, it is not possible to say it will be assented to in so, so and so day or in two or three days. It’s upon the completion of the process that it will be assented to by the president and the president here now is the acting president.”‎he said

Ekiti agog for Gen. Adebayo’s burial

Ekiti State capital, Ado-Ekiti was shut down today by a tumultuous crowd who attended  the lying in state for late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, governor of Old Western Region, who passed on at 89 recently.
Late Adebayo hailed from Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti.
At the instance of Governor Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti people, clad in “Aso Ebi” with image of late Adebayo embossed, thronged the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti to pay last respects to the late  general and leader of his people.
Governor Fayose had arranged a uniform Aso Ebi for all Ekiti people attending the epoch-making event. He had subsidised price of the Aso Ebi with N3000 for four yards each, so each person had paid as little as N1000 for four yards with a company price of N4000.
Adebayo’s corpse had left Ibadan, Oyo State capital and was received by Fayose at the border town of Ita Awure in Ekiti where it was taken to Oluyemi Kayode Stadium amid pomp and ceremony.
Tributes from various associates, groups, family and friends among others had greeted the arrival of Adebayo’s remains tucked in a beautiful casket that was wrapped with flags of Ekiti and Nigeria.
The high point of the Lying –in –State was the 21-gun salute by local hunters as commanded by Fayose.
Former governor of Ekiti State and son of the late general, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, led the family members  to the venue of the funeral.
Stakeholders, including  Governor Fayose, Secretary , Yoruba Council of Elders, Dr Kunle Olajide, former Registrar of the West African Examinations Council(WAEC), Chief Olu Ajayi, President of Ekitiparapo in Lagos, Chief Esan Ogunleye, showered encomiums on the General Adebayo for exposing Ekiti to modernity while in the saddle in the old Western Region.
Fayose described general Adebayo as a true face of Yoruba nation  and Nigeria, who genuinely fought for the unity of the country during the civil war that nearly ripped the country apart from 1967 to 1970.
Fayose said: “We are celebrating General Adebayo today because he had paid his dues. He had done Ekiti and Nigeria proud as a disciplined military man.


JAMB debunks rumours of marks’ deduction‎s

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied that marks are being deducted from candidates of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In a statement released in Abuja on Friday by JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, the body said the rumour was “devilish”.
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has urged all candidates who participated in the 2017 to disregard any information being circulated by mischief makers on the deduction of marks by the board.
“This rumour is false, devilish and intended to cause disaffection among the candidates.
“The board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.

“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading informations to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud candidates,” he said.
The board also advised candidates to disregard rumours, that some people could not check their results because they owe JAMB.
“The board has also noted that some candidates who could not check their results are being told that their results are not out because they are owing JAMB some money.
“This is a lie and candidates are advised not to pay any money to anybody as their results are send to their mails and also on our website:www.jamb.org.ng.
“Candidates are to login with their registration number or email address to print.
“The board will be concluding the 2017 examination on Saturday, May 20.

“Any candidate with any challenge should not hesitate to contact the board or check our website for information and numbers.”


  1. How will jamb reduce ones marks?read ur books u people won't read,u prefer doing slay queens on IG.abegi


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