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Today's Headlines: Gunmen Kills 3, Burn Houses in Plateau Community, WAEC Withholds 5,548 Results

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Gunmen Kills 3, Burn Houses in Plateau Community.

Gunmen have killed three people in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.


National President of the Irigwe Youths Movement, Ezekiel Bini, who confirmed the killings told the Punch in Jos on Monday that the victims were shot dead by the gunmen who laid ambush at Nkedorong village road on Sunday evening.


Bini said that after killing the victims, the gunmen moved to another location in Zirshe village and set their houses on fire.


WAEC Withholds 5,548 Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), on Monday, in Lagos, released the results of the 2020 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examinations(WASSCE), for private candidates (second series).


A total of 61,509 candidates sat for the examination at 540 designated centres nationwide, out of which 24,491 (representing 39.82%) obtained credits and above in at least five mandatory subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.


The Head of Nigerian National Office of WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, announced the release of the results at a news conference at Yaba headquarters office of the examination body on Monday.


He said the results of 61,111 (representing 99.35%) of the total candidates who sat the exam had been fully processed and released while that of 5,548 candidates (representing 9.02%) are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of exam malpractices.


Over 3,000 People Displaced In Oyo Violence

Feuding parties in the crisis that engulfed Shasha area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government area at the weekend have begun to count their losses after normalcy returned to the trouble spots.


Newsmen gathered that many people died in the crisis which started last week Friday at the popular market, while vehicles and shops were burnt.


According to information gathered, some people are still missing now with leaders of the parties in the crisis leading the search teams.


When newsmen called one of the leaders in the market simply identified as Alhaji Ciroma, he said, it was true that we buried some of our people on Sunday.


Ciroma whose voice was hoarse as a result of the trauma told newsmen, “Yes, it is true some of our people were buried on Sunday. Even now, we are still looking for others.”


Bus Conveying 45 Passengers Goes Up In Flames

The incident occurred close to Anthony bus stop, Ikorodu Road, Lagos.


The BRT bus was said to be conveying 45 passengers, all of whom fled for their lives and escaped unhurt.


Ibrahim Farinloye, acting zonal coordinator, south west office, NEMA, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos.


Farinloye said the bus was en route TBS Terminal, Lagos Island when the incident occurred about 11am.


He said the bus involved in the incident was drafted to assist in conveying the passengers after the one which took off from the Ikorodu terminal broke down.


He said all the passengers were rescued unhurt by officials of the emergency response agencies.


Jonathan Reacts After Baby Was Named After Him.

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has reacted to his former aide, Reno Omokri naming his new born baby after him.


Omokri welcomed his fourth child, a girl, today and named her ‘Ebele’ after Jonathan.


The former President said he was honoured that Omokri named his daughter after him.


Jonathan tweeted: “Congratulations to Reno Omokri and his wife, on the birth of their daughter very early this morning.


“I am grateful that the couple have chosen to name their daughter Ebele, after me. I thank God for the safe delivery and that mother and child are healthy and thriving.”

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