Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Saturday, June 1st, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories on UTME results.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 4,536 withheld Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
Naija News learnt that the results were withheld for allegations of multiple identities of candidates and other infractions.
In a release by the JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board said the release of 4,536 out of a total 4,760 withheld results followed the decision of a committee set up to examine the multiple facial identities.
Court Remands JAMB Officials In Prison
A High Court of the FCT in Maitama has ordered that three officials of JAMB be remanded in the custody of the EFCC over the alleged complicity in the theft of their employer’s funds estimated at N35 million.
The officials are the State Coordinator, JAMB Zonal Office, Plateau State, Yakubu Jekada; the State Coordinator of JAMB office, Benue State, Samuel Sale Umoru and a Clerical Officer in the Benue State office in Makurdi, Mrs. Philomina Chieshe.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned Philomina Chieshe alongside other Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) officials over missing 35 million belonging to the board.
Naija News recalls that Chieshe had alleged that the money was swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue state.
In a statement on Thursday by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, revealed that Chieshe will be arraigned alongside five others; Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola,and Aliyu Yakubu before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja today.