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Today's Headlines: WAEC exams fee remains N19,500 — Ogun; Bandits kill DPO, cop, civilian in Zamfara

WAEC exams fee remains N19,500 — Ogun

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The Ogun State Government has vowed to sanction any principal who collects any fee above the approved N19, 500 for secondary school students, and West Africa Examination Council examinations.

The government said the decision to outlaw any form of extortion is part of the ongoing reform agenda of the government to improve the quality of education without imposing any hardship on the parents.

The chairman, Ogun State Teaching Service Commissions, Evang. Olalekan Ifede made this known to journalists against a backdrop of allegations and protests by some secondary school students that a principal was collecting extra charges from its pupils.

The chairman said that no student should pay more than N19,500 for the May/June 2023 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination.

Bandits kill DPO, cop, civilian in Zamfara

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Bandits have attacked Maru town, the headquarters of Maru local government area of Zamfara State, killing a Divisional Police Officer, one other police personnel and a civilian.

An indigene of the town who gave his name as Shehu Amadu told The PUNCH that the bandits who were in large numbers stormed the town with the intention of abducting the residents of the area.

Amadu said the DPO, Kazeem Raheem, and two other policemen who went out to confront the bandits were shot and killed in the process.

Amadu said, ”The bandits who were in large numbers stormed into our town in the night last Saturday in order to abduct the people".

Kano NNPP vows to resist attempts to manipulate Rep result

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The New Nigeria Peoples Party chairman in Kano State, Haruna Doguwa, on Sunday warned that the party will resist any attempt to manipulate collated results from Fagge Federal House of Representatives election. 

This warning comes after the Independent National Electoral Commission’ states its decision to hold supplementary election in 18 affected polling units.

During an emergency conference, organised by the party, Doguwa emphasized that the party’s candidate for Feggae Federal House of Representatives Constituency, Mohammed Bello Fagge, scored 18,410 votes. 

According to Doguwa, Bello scored the highest votes when compared with that of Labour Party’s candidate, who scored 12,729 votes, the All Progressive candidate garnered 8,194 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party scored 6,546 votes, as announced by the collation officer, Professor Shehu Umar of Bayero University, Kano.

Police neutralise two suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command neutralised two suspected kidnappers at Rafin Gora in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday and rescued their victim.

Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated on Sunday in Bauchi that the gun-wielding assailants invaded the home of a resident at Rafin Gora and attempted to kidnap his 28-year-old son.

The victim resisted the kidnap attempt and was shot multiple times in his lower abdomen while trying to escape.

Police operatives in conjunction with a local vigilance group mobilised to the scene to confront the kidnappers who welcomed them with sporadic gunshots, he stated.

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