Basic education certificate exams to end Sept 4 – NECO

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has said the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) will end on September 4. The Registrar of the council, Godswill Obiora, said this in Minna on Tuesday. BECE is conducted for candidates in their final year of Junior Secondary School for their transition from basic education ...

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Alleged Fraud: EFCC’s failure to serve witness statement stalls Adoke’s trial

The trial of a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, on Tuesday, was stalled due to the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make available to the defendant processes needed to conduct the trial. The EFCC had re-arraigned Mr Adoke alongside ...

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U.S donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard handing over the 200 ventilators donated by the U.S government to Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osaige Ehanire on Tuesday in Abuja. The U.S. government on Tuesday donated 200 life-saving ventilators to Nigeria as a fulfilment to help Nigeria in the fight against the ...

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Kaduna Assembly suspends former Deputy Speaker, two others

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has suspended three of its members from all activities of the house for nine months. The Assembly also reprimanded five other members who were directed to apologise to the assembly in writing and publish the apology in a national daily within a week. The ...

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Ex-PHCN workers entitled to 4% of privatised electricity firms, says BPE

Former workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) are to be allotted four per cent of the federal government equity holding in the successor power companies, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) disclosed on Monday. The privatisation agency made this known in a statement in Abuja to ...

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Ministry sets up focal group for youth investment fund

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has set up a focal group on the newly-approved Nigeria Youth Investment Fund. According to a statement released by the Media Office of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Monday, the focal group is an assemblage of youth leaders and ...

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Buhari again meets security chiefs, governors

A meeting between President Muhammad Buhari and members of Nigeria Governors Forum’s security council is underway at the presidential villa, Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is attending the meeting at the council chamber of the villa. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security ...

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine — first country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the ...

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MURIC denies terror ties

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Tuesday said it has no link with any terrorist group in or outside Nigeria. The director of the organisation, Ishaq Akintola, made this known in a statement in Lagos. Akintola gave assurance that the group was disciplined and would never be affiliated with any ...

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Magu: Sagay criticises Justice Salami Panel

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Itse Sagay, on Monday, criticised the structure of the Justice Salami-led panel probing the allegations of corruption levelled against the suspended acting EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu. Mr Sagay also frowned at the panel’s approach of taking evidence from Mr Magu’s accusers ...

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