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Muhammadu Badaru Jigawa

Jigawa government approves N22.5 million to coach students for SSCE

The Jigawa State Government has approved over N22 million for coaching of students who registered for the 2021 Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) in the state.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

NYCN exonerates minister in university contract scam

The National Youth Council Of Nigeria, NYCN, and some civil society organizations have given the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, a clean bill of health in alleged contract scam at the Federal University, Gusau.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Exam malpractice: Court acquits Senator Adeleke’s brother, three others

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, discharged and acquitted Adeleke and three other Defendants- Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (the Principal of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro, Osun State), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (the school’s Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (a teacher in the school)- of the seven-count charge the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, entered against them.

NECO gives new date for 2020 SSCE

The National Examination Council (NECO) has fixed new dates for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (External).
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to harmonise school calendar, national examinations

The Federal Ministry of Education says it will constitute a national committee on the harmonisation of schools and examination calendar following the disruptions by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NECO: 233,000 candidates missed exams due to #EndSARS protests, will rewrite papers

A total of 233,000 candidates failed to write the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO’s Senior Schools’ Certificate Examination due to the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country last year.

NECO releases SSCE results

The Registrar further said that four schools in Adamawa, two in Kaduna, two in Kastina, two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in the FCT were derecognised by the Council for engaging in mass cheating.

NECO probes ‘exam fraud’ in Kaduna centre

The National Examinations Council has commenced an investigation into the alleged malpractice in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna in its just-concluded internal Senior School Certificate Examination.

NECO threatens cancellation of entire candidates’ results over exam malpractice

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has threatened cancellation of results of entire candidates who sat for its ongoing examination in Fabian Kings and Queens International School, Kabala West, Kaduna, if the committee it set up to investigate allegations of malpractice against some candidates indict the accused.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina governor approves automatic employment for first class graduates of state’s varsity

Governor Bello Masari of katsina State has approved automatic employment of first class graduates of the state University: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.
The state’s Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said this while declaring open, the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting in Kano.

Kano government to recruit 2,000 teachers to teach in girls’ schools

The Kano State Government on Monday said it had commenced plans to recruit and deploy 2,000 teachers to teach in all girls’ schools across the state.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Federal lawmaker disburses free loan to 1,000 constituents

Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe approves funds for improved access to water supply in four council areas

The Gombe State Executive Council has approved N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) as counterpart fund for the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) for four Local Government areas in the state.

65% of students performed below minimum score in national common entrance exam

Education minister Adamu Adamu announced Monday that 24,416 pupils who sat for the recently conducted National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, passed with a minimum score of 66, newsmen reported.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university.

UNILAG reschedules 2020/2021 post-UTME screening to November 30

The management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, has postponed 2020/2021 post-UTME screening scheduled to start on November 18 to 30.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa offers jobs to 4,000 youths

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa on Saturday said his administration has given approval for the employment of additional 4,000 workers.

NECO announces resumption of 2020 SSCE

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has announced resumption of its 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, which was a fortnight suspended indefinitely following the #EndSARS protests across the country.

Group raises concerns over withheld results of Sokoto students

A group, Sokoto State Development Association (SOSDA), has written to the National Examination Council (NECO), seeking for clarification on why the results of State indigenous students who sat for the 2019/2020 examination have not been released.

NECO suspends ongoing examination indefinitely

The National Examinations Council, NECO, announced Sunday, that it has suspended its ongoing internal Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations, SSCE, indefinitely.

ICPC quizzes NECO staff for alleged fake certificates

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to prosecute some staff of the National Examination Council (NECO) over alleged fake certificates.
The Commissioner of Education in the state, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, made this known during media briefing in Katsina on Thursday.

Katsina spends N3 billion on WAEC, NECO fees in five years

The Katsina State Government has spent more than N3 billion on payment of Senior School Certificate Examination fees for 320,058 candidates who sat for the examination between 2015 and 2019.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Brazilian government backing Neymar in racism row

Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor using ‘repentant’ bandits to rescue abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.
Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.

Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester

Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.
Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.

Gareth Bale fires brace as Tottenham thrash Burnley 4-0

Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.
Despite denial by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, that he did not punch the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo, he (Agbowu), on Sunday, insisted that Oluwo punched him.

Oluwo: Insecurity in Nigeria is perennial problem

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi said insecurity in Nigeria is a perrenial challenge which requires a linear process to be tamed.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.

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TEF: 1,000 UNICAL students to receive enterprise development training

One thousand undergraduates of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) are to receive enterprise development training from Tony Elumelu Foundation so that they can start up same scale business and become self reliant even before graduation.
Abuja- Federal government has disclosed it plan to sell Geregu, Omotosho and Calabar power plants at N434 billion in 2021.

NDPHC to export 70MW of electricity to Togo

The management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, has disclosed that the company has entered a bilateral agreement with the Republic of Togo to supply the country with 70 Megawatt, MW, of electricity under the Power Purchase Agreement, PPA.
“A general lockdown will be imposed from 17-00 (1500 GMT) on Sunday for two weeks,” a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.

Israel, Bahrain leaders discuss Iran, possible vaccine plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday discussed Iran and the possible involvement of the Gulf state in establishing a vaccine plant in Israel, the two countries said.
Antonio Cassano believes former Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has flopped at Juventus.

Antonio Cassano: Cristiano Ronaldo flopped at Juventus

Antonio Cassano believes former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has flopped at Juventus.

IPOB: We know nothing about killing of children in Anambra

The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has distanced its members from the purported killing of six children in Anambra State, describing the allegation as “malicious and mischievous”.