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WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano to establish JAMB centres in five emirate councils

Kano State Executive Council has approved the establishment of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer-Based Testing Centres (CBTCs) in the five Emirates Councils as zonal offices and 44 local government areas in the state.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC: WAEC timetable anti-Muslim

An Islamic human rights organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, has rejected the examination timetable recently released by the West African Examinations Council for the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations scheduled to begin on August 11, 2020.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Mamman Daura: I’d pick competence over zoning

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence on the vexed issue of zoning and rotation of the nation’s presidency, arguing that competence, not geography should determine the next president of Nigeria in 2023.
The calculations showed that moon will set before the sun on Friday and hence Eid Al-Fitr would be on Sunday, May 24, after completing 30 days of fasting, according to astronomers at the observatory of Majmaah University near Riyadh.

Eid el Fitr may be Sunday – experts

Astronomical calculations have confirmed that there is no possibility for sighting the crescent moon of Shawwal in the evening of Friday, Ramadan 29, corresponding to May 22.

Why lockdown is critical in tackling coronavirus – medical geographer

Dr Tolulope Osayomi, a medical geographer in the Department of Geography, University of Ibadan, on Sunday said the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja is critical in preventing the spread of the coronavirus to other parts of the country.

Coronavirus: Edo begins televised classes for SSCE, NECO students

Following the disruption in academic activities by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Edo State Government will on Monday, April 6, 2020, begin state-wide broadcast targeted at students in Senior Secondary Schools preparing for West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE) and National Examinations Council (NECO).
Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age.

Google to publish user location data to help government tackle coronavirus

Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come.

American university loses two Nigerian Professors

Two retired professors of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Iz Osayimwese of the university’s Business & Economics department and Levi Akalazu Nwachuku of the History department died after some illness on February 22 and 28 respectively.

UNILORIN to host NiMET’s regional centre for excellence in weather studies

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has concluded arrangements to establish Regional Centers of Excellence in Meteorological Research in the six geopolitical zones of the country with the University of Ilorin hosting that of the North Central.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs shortlists 162,399 candidates for aptitude test

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it was preparing to conduct an aptitude test for 162,399 candidates out of 828,333 that applied to fill in the 3,200 job vacancies it advertised in April 2019.
Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s border.

Border patrol force unlikely to solve Nigeria’s smuggling problem

In August, Nigeria closed its border with Benin without notice. Then, in October, the customs service announced that all goods trade would remain entirely, and indefinitely, banned across all land borders. Finally, on November 14 came the announcement that Nigeria, Benin and Niger would form a joint border patrol force.

At least 13 students killed in Kogi university cult clashes

Residents of Anyigba, a university town in Kogi State now live in fear. Of late, cultism and political violence have combined to take peace away from the commuunity.

UNILAG: We did not approve banner with MC Oluomo’s photo

The University of Lagos, Akoka, has said it did not approve the banner which had the Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus.

I didn’t sign President Buhari’s Cambridge certificate – WAEC official

A West African Examinations Council official, Osidehinde Adewunmi, on Wednesday, denied signing the Cambridge University Moderated Examination certificates produced by President Muhammadu Buhari and tendered as exhibits before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.

Senior WAEC official confirms President Buhari’s secondary school results

President Muhammadu Buhari opened his second day of defence on Wednesday before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) by calling a senior official of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as his first witness of the day.

Hostel invasion: Plateau university suspends three security personnel

Following the invasion of Plateau State University Bokkos by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen leading to the rape of a female student and the death of 100-level student, the management of the institution has approved the suspension of three security personnel for the negligence of duty.

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