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Today's Headlines: WAEC Announces Date For 2023 Exams; UTME: 15-year-old scores 99 in math, 337 overall

WAEC Announces Date For 2023 Exams

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The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been slated for May 8 through June 23.

This was announced on Thursday by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, at a pre-examination briefing in Lagos.

Areghan said 1,621,853 candidates across 20,851 government and private schools registered for the examination.

I am delighted to inform you that the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2023 will take place between Monday, the 8th of May, and Friday, the 23rd of June, 2023 in Nigeria, spanning a period of seven (07) weeks, he said.

15-year-old scores 99 in math, 337 overall

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A 15-year-old student of Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, Lotanna Azuokeke, scored 99 marks in Mathematics in the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Azuokeke, 15, scored a total of 337 marks in the examination, according to a statement by Dr Chiwuike Uba, Media Adviser to the Bishop of the Diocese of Nike (Anglican Communion), the Founder of the school.

Uba said Azụokeke, a native of Ọba in the Idemmili South LGA of Anambra State, scored 88 marks in Chemistry, 86 in Physics, and 64 in the English Language.

He said: Azụokeke broke record set by Chidera Obi who scored 329 marks to emerge overall best, five years ago.

Police kill armed robber, recover stolen car in Delta

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The Delta police command says its operatives have killed a suspected armed robber and recovered a stolen vehicle while responding to a distress call.

Bright Edafe, spokesperson of the Delta police command, announced the development on Thursday.

Edafe said the suspect was killed after Bolarinwa Alabi, the divisional police officer (DPO) B Division, received a distress call that some hoodlums snatched a Lexus car on the Warri-Sapele road and were using the same vehicle to rob people.

The DPO swiftly mobilised and led a team of striking force of the division, trailed the hoodlums and caught up with them, NAN quoted Edafe as saying.

Sudan evacuation: Egypt prioritising Nigeria in border clearance issues, says envoy

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Nura Rimi, the ambassador of Nigeria to Egypt, says the country is given top priority by the Egyptian government in the granting of evacuation approval for nationals fleeing Sudan.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) had said citizens evacuated from the crisis in Sudan were stranded at the Egyptian border since last Thursday evening.

The NIDCOM chair said over 7,000 nationals, including Nigerians, were refused entry into Egypt because the authorities were insisting on visas by fellow Africans to transit to their countries.

She said the Nigerian mission in Egypt had been working tirelessly to rectify the issue.

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