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Today's Headlines: SS1 And 2 Students Ban From Writing WAEC; Buhari's Speech At UN General Debate

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SS1, SS2 students banned from taking WAEC, NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has barred senior secondary school students 1 and 2 from sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).

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The Federal Ministry of Education directed principals of unity schools to expel senior students who sit for external examinations before SS3 class, as they could distract other students from achieving their goals.

This was contained in a circular signed by Binta Abdulkadir, Director, Senior Secondary Education at the education ministry and distributed to principals of unity schools.

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The ministry said the ban was necessary to uphold the standard of education in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at UN general debate

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech at the General Debate of the 76th Session of United Nations General Assembly Friday, September 24, in New York, USA.

Mr. President,

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Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I would like to assure you of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation throughout your tenure.

 2. I would like to commend your predecessor, His Excellency, Mr. Volkan Boskir, for the many remarkable achievements recorded during his tenure, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Permit me to congratulate the Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on his re-election and commend his strong commitment to making the UN more alive to its responsibilities.

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4. I also want to express my gratitude to him for re-appointing Ms. Amina Mohammed, as the Deputy Secretary General to assist him in discharging his heavy responsibilities.

Federal Govt Grants 12,000 Expatriate Quotas In 1 Year

The Federal Government of Nigeria has granted 12,000 Expatriate Quota licences to foreigners seeking to work in Nigeria whilst it has treated applications from 2,000 companies.

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This was revealed by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, whilst delivering his goodwill address titled, ‘That Business May Thrive In Kaduna’, on the second day of the 6th edition of the Annual Kaduna Economic Investment, KADINVEST 6.0 in Kaduna on Friday.

According to the Minister, “The Ministry from inception till date has handled 14,690 companies and granted 126,893 quota licences to expatriates. However, from August 2019 till date we have registered more than 2,000 companies while over 12,000 expatriates have been given permits to work in Nigeria.

Reps bill on State’s control of VAT, solution to resource control agitations – CHURAC

The Chairman Board of Trustees of the Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, E. Alaowei, has said the Bill sponsored by members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Hassan Usman Sokodabo and Hon. John Dyegh to alter Item 39, Part 1 of the Second Schedule to the 1999 Constitution (as amended) is the sure path to fiscal federalism.

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This is contained in a statement he( Alaowei) signed and made available to DAILY POST.

He said the Bill which is seeking to move the items set out in Item 39 Part 1 of the Second Schedule to the Constitution from the exclusive list into the concurrent list will validate the resource control struggle.

“The same will in no doubt stabilize the polity thereby engendering competitive economy.”

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