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Today's Headlines: "Nigeria will Crush Boko Haram Terrorists"-Buhari; SS1, SS2 Banned From Writing WAEC

Nigeria’ll crush Boko Haram terrorists - Buhari tells world leaders

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The Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that Nigeria will spare no efforts at getting rid of Boko Haram terrorists, especially in the North-East part of the West African nation.

He stated this on Thursday while addressing over 80 world leaders at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The President also lamented that Nigeria was concerned about illicit trading and movement of small arms which was increasing criminality and insurgency in the country.

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SS1, SS2 Banned From Writing WAEC, NECO, NABTEB

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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).

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.

Buhari calls for extension of debt repayment timeline for developing countries

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has called for the extension of debt repayment timeline for developing countries, especially those hit by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is as he lamented that countries such as Nigeria spend the majority of their revenues on debt servicing, leaving little for infrastructure development and other essential aspects of the economy such as healthcare and education.

Buhari said this on Friday in New York during his address at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

FG issues security alert ahead of October 1

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The federal government says there will be heightened security activities in the days leading to the country’s 61st Independence Day anniversary.

A statement was released to this effect by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, on Friday.

The minister asked residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) and its environs not to panic.

CBN ex-deputy gov, Moghalu Speaks on Exchange rate

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A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, says the value of the naira will fall from N570/$1 to N400/$1 at the parallel market if there is a massive rush of dollars into the Nigerian market through export earnings.

Moghalu made this known in a PUNCH Live Interview on Thursday.

He said, “The reason we have the prices we have is that the official rate is perceived by the market not to be the real rate; that’s the fundamental reason why you have a huge gap of N410 at the official rate – Investors and Exporters’ Window – and then N570 in the black market. That is unbelievable.

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