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Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris
Inspector General Of Police Ibrahim Idris

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In recent days, the events in the Senate of the Republic had piqued the imaginations of people for less than unsavoury reasons. The latest is the face-off between the Senate (read that as the Senate President’s interests) and the leadership of the Nigeria Place Force, led by Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.

Basically, the issue at stake is this: is the Senate right to compel anybody to come before it and answer a few questions?

Let’s be clear about the constitutional powers of the Senate first. Constitutionally, the Senate or National Assembly is mandated to make laws for the smooth running of the country.

They have the right to invite any person(s) to come and address them if that would help them in their primary duty of making laws.

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Part of the remit of the Senate also includes investigating all acts that are inimical to the country’s welfare. In that respect, they can invite any person(s) they feel would help them make informed decisions in that respect.

Another important part of the work of the National Assembly is acting as a check on the activities of the executive branch of government.

This is important to prevent a dictatorship of the head of government in a democracy.

That is why it is sometimes good for democracy for the legislature and the executive to be at loggerheads. Nobody wants a rubber stamp legislature. Trust me.

That said, it is unconstitutional for the National Assembly or Senate to arrest somebody or force somebody to appear before it. The power to arrest resides in the police and security services and not the Senate.

The case of the Senate versus IGP Ibrahim Idris is another of those times when sitting on the fence is not an option.

The question now is: what happens if somebody fails to honor the invitation of the Senate?

A bit of background is necessary here.

The Senate first invited IGP Ibrahim Idris a couple of weeks ago to come and clarify certain things the Senate considered important. Ibrahim Idris failed to show up on the appointed date.

He delegated the job to some of his top deputies. The Senate refused. They wanted to hear from the horse’s mouth. They re-invited him. He spurned the invitation again.

At this point, the battle of wits shifted to the public domain. The Senate claimed, in a press release, that the refusal of IGP Ibrahim Idris to honor their invitation is a clear disrespect to the Senate and a danger to democracy in Nigeria.

The Senate’s message concluded by saying Ibrahim Idris, by his action, is not fit to hold public office in Nigeria. They recommended he be sacked by the President

In his reply, through a press statement authored by the police spokesperson, Ibrahim Idris insisted he had the utmost respect for the Senate evidenced by his appearance on the previous occasions he was invited.

The Police statement further added that as far as the IGP is concerned, the deputies he sent to represent him were capable of answering any questions. After all, they were top officials of the police.

Where one stands on the issue depends on what side of the political divide they are.

Most supporters of the presidency see this as another front in the battle for supremacy between Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Mohammadu Buhari.

They claim this is another attempt to undermine the President and assume control of the affairs of the country by proxy.

Those who condemn IGP Ibrahim Idris are a loose coalition of people who are opposed to this administration.

Right now, they are strongly behind the Senate President since he is the highest-profile opponent of the President at the moment.

Too many emotions are flying around to get a neutral view of the right or wrong of the actions of Ibrahim Idris on one hand and that of the Senate on the other.

As a government official, the Senate has the right to compel Idris to appear before it to explain the position of the police on certain issues in Nigeria.

But, and this is a big but, it should be understood that the invitation should not be personal. It is the Police as an institution that should be queried and not IGP Ibrahim Idris or his motives for taking some decisions.

For that reason, if the IGP thinks his deputies can represent the Police adequately, then the Senate must listen to them.

In the matter of operational issues, most of them know as much as the IGP. The Senate can get whatever answers it wants from them.

This is not the first time the Senate was snubbed. Professor Itse Sagay, the head of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAP), dared the Senate to arrest him when he refused to honor their invitation. Nothing happened.

The customs boss, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), also had a run in with the Senate. He refused their order to wear the Nigeria Customs uniform. Nothing happened.

What is striking about all these is how everything seems personal.

For instance, the Senate decided to flex its muscles against the customs’ boss because cars belonging to the Senate President were impounded over lack of the correct customs papers.

Ibrahim Idris is at the receiving end because of the treatment Senator Dino Melaye is getting from the police covered comprehensively by Nigeria News.

Though the Senate claim they want to question him about killings in parts of Nigeria, it is clear Dino Melaye is the main reason.

The killings started long before Melaye’s problems and they did not deem it fit to invite the IGP then.

Again, the Senate have the right to invite public officials for a chat. Nigerians deserve to know how these officials are performing.

But they risk needles controversies if the whole process degenerates into an attempt to settle personal scores.

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University Of Port-Harcourt, Uniport 2019 cut off mark, post UTME & Admission List Details

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The 2019 admission process into the University Of Port-Harcourt, Uniport will soon commence we at NIGERIA NEWS is going going to update you through all the news and update concerning the 2019 post UTME, registration, admission list, and Uniport cut off mark.

Since University Of Port-Harcourt, Uniport has not released any cut off mark for the 2019 admission process, we are hereby issuing the 2019 guidelines and details to forecast the likely scenario for the admission process, the post utme result and the Post UTME registration

The admission for Uniport, the University Of Port-Harcourt 2019 is expected to commence around September 2019, and before that time, NIGERIA NEWS will do all the best to bring in the confirm news, details and.

For the fact that no post UTME yet, no admission procedure and no Post JAMB registration for the 2019 Uniport, we cannot bring any confirm details right now. As JAMB just concluded the 2019 examination and the result just released a few weeks ago.

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In the meantime, you can use the comment below to ask all your questions on the cut off mark of UI, the post UTME registration, the post utme result and the admission guidelines for the next admission details.

 

There are certain criteria to be observed by students before being admitted to study in any of the courses in any university. One of these which include meeting the required cut off mark for each school’s as well as the courses itself. It is very easy to obtain admission if one has met the required cut off mark for the admission into a particular course.

Cut off mark is an agreed score set by a particular institution as basic of admitting students into the department of study. This score is usually accredited to candidates based on their performance in a particular examination. However, students who have scored above the required cut off mark will be given admission and preferentially treated in admission process above those who have met the exacts cut off mark.

 

UNIPORT CUT OFF MARKS FOR ALL COURSES JAMB AND POST UTME

BELOW ARE THE UNIPORT COURSES AND THEIR CUT OFF MARKS :

AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 180
CROP AND SOIL SCIENCE 180
ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FISHERIES 180
AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS AND EXTENSION 180
FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 180

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE

Uniport Cut Off Mark For MEDICINE AND SURGERY 200
Uniport Cut Off Mark For NURSING 200
HUMAN ANATOMY 200
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 200

DENTISTRY

DENTISTRY AND DENTAL SURGERY 200

EDUCATION 180
HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION 180
ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION 180
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS 180
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 180
EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING 180
CURRICULUM STUDIES EDUCATIONAL TECH 180

ENGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING 180
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 200
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 200
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 200
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING 200
GAS ENGINEERING 200
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 180

ARTS

THEATRE ARTS 180
ENGLISH STUDIES 180
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE 180
HISTORY AND DIPLOMATIC STUDIES 180
LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES 180
PHILOSOPHY 180
RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL STUDIES 180
FINE ART AND DESIGN 180
MUSIC 180

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Uniport Cut Off Mark For ACCOUNTING 200
FINANCE AND BANKING 200
MANAGEMENT 200
MARKETING 200
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 200

PHARMACY

PHARMACY 200
PHYSICS 180
BIOCHEMISTRY 180
PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 180
ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY 180
MICROBIOLOGY 180
GEOLOGY 180
COMPUTER SCIENCE 180
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS 180
PURE AND INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY 180

SOCIAL SCIENCES

ECONOMICS 200
POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES 200
SOCIOLOGY 200
JAMB UTME POINT SYSTEM FOR ADMISSION
For the above cut off marks, there are for all courses you can also use the point system to make calculations.

O’LEVEL RESULT 40%: BREAKDOWN

A1: 8%
B2:7%
B3:6%
C4:5%
C5:4%
C6:3%

UTME SCORES: BREAKDOWN

180-189:10%

190-199:20%
200-209:30%
210-219:40%
220-229:50%
230 & above: 60%
UNIPORT POST UTME CUT OFF MARK FOR ALL COURSES
So that’s all on Uniport Cut Off Mark For All Courses – Jamb & Post UTME.

 

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University Of Lagos, UNILAG 2019 cut off mark, post UTME & Admission List Details

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UNILAG cut off mark and post utme

The 2019 admission process into the University Of Lagos, UNILAG will soon commence we at NIGERIA NEWS is going going to update you through all the news and update concerning the 2019 post UTME, registration, admission list, and UNILAG cut off mark.

Since University Of Ibadan, UNILAG has not released any cut off mark for the 2019 admission process, we are hereby issuing the 2019 guidelines and details to forecast the likely scenario for the admission process, the post utme result and the Post UTME registration

The admission for UNILAG, the University Of Lagos 2019 is expected to commence around September 2019, and before that time, NIGERIA NEWS will do all the best to bring in the confirm news, details and.

For the fact that no post UTME yet, no admission procedure and no Post JAMB registration for the 2019 UNILAG, we cannot bring any confirm details right now. As JAMB just concluded the 2019 examination and the result just released a few weeks ago.

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In the meantime, you can use the comment below to ask all your questions on the cut off mark of UNILAG, the post UTME registration, the post utme result and the admission guidelines for the next admission details.

 

There are certain criteria to be observed by students before being admitted to study in any of the courses in any university. One of these which include meeting the required cut off mark for each school’s as well as the courses itself. It is very easy to obtain admission if one has met the required cut off mark for the admission into a particular course.

Cut off mark is an agreed score set by a particular institution as basic of admitting students into the department of study. This score is usually accredited to candidates based on their performance in a particular examination. However, students who have scored above the required cut off mark will be given admission and preferentially treated in admission process above those who have met the exacts cut off mark.

The following are the cut off marks for each of the faculties present In UNILAG.

FACULTY OF ARTS MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Creative Arts 63.05 58.75 59.925 60.625 57.575 58.025 55.575
English 65 61.025 61.65 63.4 61.85 60.875 61.575
French 60.525 56.425 55.175 57.45 57 57.925 58.875
Russian 58.325 NIL NIL 58.1 57.425 56.425 56.65
History And Strategic Studies 64.8 53.725 59.875 63.5 60.65 61.375 60.775
Linguistics Igbo/Yoruba 51.45 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Chinese 63.35 60.925 62.375 62.175 60.3 59.475 57.825
Philosophy 60.95 55.375 58.15 58.25 58.4 52.9 54.175
Religious Studies 50.525 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Accounting 73.725 68.6 69.475 72.05 67.55 70.525 69.325
Actuarial Science 64.575 57.45 59.4 62.55 58.35 60.375 57.4
Insurance 63.725 57.175 56.925 62.725 60.25 60.95 60.825
Business Administration 64.325 60.5 60.85 62.7 57.575 62.15 60.075
Finance 66.225 60.075 63.2 64.9 61.125 63.075 62.6
Industrial Relations And Personnel Mgt 63.325 57.2 60.9 62.8 57.275 60.425 60.825

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Nursing 63.675 63.425 62.2 63.425 63.35 61.65 62.275
Medicine & Surgery 81.525 79.15 80.1 80.45 80.35 79.75 76.725
Physiotherapy 72.775 72.225 71.65 72.625 71.225 71.7 70.875
Radiography 71.675 71.525 69.65 67.9 71.5 71.15 70.675
Medical & Laboratory Science 71.4 68.725 70.3 69.15 70.725 68.925 69.825
Pharmacology 68.025 63.075 65.7 65.475 65.45 66.75 64.9
Physiology 67.4 61.125 65.975 66.3 65.8 62.425 65.75
Dentistry 70.125 68.775 67.95 66.975 69.375 67.775 69.65

FACULTY OF EDUCATION MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Adult Education 55.175 51.375 47.4 52.65 54.925 53.45 51.85
Education Economics 60.875 57.375 57.5 60.225 54.725 55.05 56.55
Education Business 61.475 55.775 59.9 60.35 60.825 60.05 59.05
Education Islamic Religion Studies 53.85 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education Igbo 50.975 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education English 65.125 62.4 59.925 64.075 64.775 60.55 62.675
Education Early Childhood 60.5 58.125 59.05 59.475 56.3 59.175 55.775
Education Yoruba 52.325 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education French 48.85 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education History 60.9 NIL 55.8 60.375 NIL 59.825 55.8
Education Christian Religion Studies 60.425 52.05 NIL 58.8 NIL NIL 53.8
Education Geography 55.05 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Educational Administration 59.625 55.3 58.275 58.25 56.575 55.875 52.3
Educational Foundations 57.225 55.9 52.925 54.275 53.7 54.6 55.05
Health Education 49.35 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Human Kinetics 57.525 50.625 51 55.375 52.55 52.8 54.2
Education Biology 59.125 49.8 52.075 57.05 56.4 56.95 54.575
Education Chemistry 54.925 54.2 53.65 51.775 52.85 51.375 51.75
Education Home Economics 53.725 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education Integrated Science 48.75 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education Mathematics 60.175 56.375 57.675 59.2 55.625 54.575 54.825
Education Physics 53.2 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Education Technology 51.4 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Biomedical Engineering 58.625 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering 74.65 65.775 65.475 72 67.8 72.3 71.775
Civil & Environmental Engineering 74.725 68.475 72.95 71.175 64.5 69.15 73.1
Computer Engineering 76.025 73.475 72.275 70.25 71.775 67.8 72.975
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 79.2 70.35 75.475 76.35 74.925 72.7 72.075
Mechanical Engineering 79.275 74.675 74.275 77.425 75.1 74.525 73.55
Metallurgical & Material Engineering 66.925 63.775 65.475 66.1 63.45 62.325 63.85
Petroleum & Gas Engineering 72.05 64.625 70.375 71.05 68 66.625 67.65
Surveying & Geoinformatics Engineering 65.925 NIL 63.725 64.5 60.65 64.85 63.175
Systems Engineering 74.725 62.225 72.275 74.15 68.05 69.4 70.125

 

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Architecture 75.275 70.5 72.65 74.025 69.1 70.675 70.975
Building 64.425 61.1 59.625 62.15 60.75 63.275 58.975
Estate Management 62.65 60 58.475 59.375 54.6 57.325 58.775
Quantity Surveying 67.65 60.225 65.525 66.925 63.5 65.65 63.15
Urban & Regional Planning 63.5 59.025 58.35 62.575 57.125 61.375 NIL

FACULTY OF LAW MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Law 71.65 68.55 68.65 69.775 68.075 68.95 67.6

FACULTY OF PHARMACY MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Pharmacy 75.175 71.725 72.075 73.85 73.725 71.875 73.975
FACULTY OF SCIENCE MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO
Biochemistry 68.2 62.925 65.475 64.825 67.7 65.55 67.2
Botany 59.225 52.625 56.175 56.525 56.05 50.15 55.1
Cell Biology & Genetics 64.975 59.275 62.2 64.3 61.475 61.825 63.375
Chemistry 65.15 60.4 63.05 63.975 58.65 59.2 60.15
Computer Science 73.85 68.975 72.275 72.525 72.6 71.35 70.85
Geology 69.25 56.75 61.6 65.45 64.55 62.75 64.175
Geophysics 67.875 67.025 59.725 64.9 65 64.2 63.3
Marine Biology 62.225 58.35 59.475 59.975 58.525 58.925 60.15
Fisheries 54.775 NIL NIL 52.75 54.1 52.55 NIL
Mathematics 68.525 62.75 63.4 66.35 63 60.175 63.9
Industrial Mathematics 58.8 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Statistics 54.9 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Microbiology 66.9 64.85 65.4 65.875 64.775 63.525 63.8
Physics 62.325 57.625 56.15 58.325 55.6 54.175 55.225
Zoology 58.925 nil 57.45 55.85 52.6 50.825 57.5

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES MERIT CATCHMENT
EKITI LAGOS OGUN ONDO OSUN OYO

Economics 71.225 64.525 67.8 69.425 66.25 66.6 66.7
Geography 60.9 56.25 58.05 53.95 52.4 51.15 54.4
Mass Communication 69.3 66.075 66.375 66.8 65.75 66.95 66.1
Political Science 63.825 61.075 60.625 62.25 59.325 60.775 62.7
Psychology 65.85 57.275 64.425 64.775 63.175 61.175 60.175
Social Work 65.2 57.575 61.775 63.825 61.25 63.725 61.35
Sociology 63.825 57.45 62.125 63 59.35 61.55 59.675

 

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