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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
“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
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
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
“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
“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.”