Today's Headlines: I Have No Plan To Join APC- Wike, Fintiri Knocks PDP Stakeholders Over Apointment
I Have No Plan To Join APC- Wike Photo credit: punch newspaper The immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has refuted rumours that he is planning to switch from the People’s Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress after meeting with President Bola Tinubu on Friday.
FG Bans underage Candidate from taking common entrance.
Mr Andrew Adejoh, the Permanent Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Education, annouced this in Abuja on Saturday, while checking the 2023 common entrance examinations into Unity Schools. The examination was organised by the National Examination Council, and a total of 72,821 candidates sat for the examination on Saturday, nation wide.
2023 WASSCE: Students, Teachers, Supervisors, Proprietor, Others Nabbed Over Exam Malpractice
Patrick Areghan, the Head of Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), stated on Thursday that 15 persons have been arrested over examinations malpractice, these include students, supervisors, teachers and 56 roadside operators in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).
FG Laments Underage Children Writing Common Entrance Examination
According to vanguardngr (3 June, 2023) . The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed deep concern about the increasing number of underage children sitting for the Common Entrance Examination. The examination is a mandatory test taken by primary school pupils nationwide for admission into junior secondary schools.
Police Arrest School Proprietor, Teachers & Students in Abuja For Involving in WAEC Exam Malpractice
The Head of Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council, Patrick Areghan, on Thursday disclosed that 56 roadside operators were apprehended over their involvement in examination malpractice in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. Areghan, who disclosed this while on an inspection tour to some schools in Abuja, added that about 15 others, comprising – students, school proprietor and teachers were also arrested.
WAEC goes tough on malpractice, asks Nigerians to report cases of examination irregularities
Following many cases and complaints of malpractice in the various examinations it conducts, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has urged Nigerians to report cases of examination irregularities in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate examination. WAEC has been under constant criticisms over the various examinations conducted for students in the country, with allegations of buying examination papers, paying for marks, among others, trailing the examination body.
Oko Polytechnic Says Its Former Student, Akwa Ibom Reps-Elect is Falsely Accused of Forgery
The federal polytechnic Oko, Anambra State claims that it's former student and house of Representative member Elect for Eket/Onna/Esit Eket/Ibeno Federal Constituency, Hon Okpolum Etteh is falsely accused of presenting forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Examination Certification Division of the Akwa Ibom ministry of education have faulted the claim.
WAEC's Response to Pastor Kumuyi's Confession of Examination Malpractice-Kumuyi Reveals
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, recently shared an account of his experience with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following his admission of engaging in examination malpractice. According to Pastor Kumuyi, he disclosed the actions taken by WAEC in response to his confession.
Achieving Universal Health Coverage For All Nigerians Is Focus Of Our Health Reform, Says Osinbajo
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL NIGERIANS IS FOCUS OF OUR HEALTH REFORM, SAYS OSINBAJO *VP presents Presidential Health Reform Committee report to Buhari *Universal Health Coverage for 55m Nigerians is minimum target *Establishment of National Tertiary Health Institutions Commission planned *National Quality and Healthcare Standards Commission too
Minimum Age For Writing Common Entrance Exams Pegged at 12 years - FG
The Federal Government has taken a decisive step to address the concerning number of underage children who participated in the recently concluded 2023 National Common Entrance Examination. As a result, children below the age of 12 years will no longer be permitted to take part in the examination, starting now.
Student supervisors, a business owner, and others detained for exam fraud during the WASSCE.
56 roadside operators were detained for their involvement in examination fraud during the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, according to Patrick Areghan, head of the West African Examinations Council's Nigerian National Office. Areghan revealed this while on an inspection visit of a few Abuja schools.
President Buhari Signs Six Bills into Law Including NDIC and Arbitration Bills
President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed five bills into Nigerian law, including the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Arbitration and Mediation Bills. Senator Babajide Omoworare, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), confirmed that the President's signature was an essential component of Section 58 of the Constitution and was in adherence to the Acts Authentication Act Cap.
JAMB Remits N2 Billion To Federal Government's Coffers
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) had remitted N2 Billion as its interim surplus for the 2023 operating year as more would be remitted for the years completed. According to punching.com, this was disclosed by Fabian Benjamin, the spokesperson of the board, in a statement signed by him.
Those Accusing INEC Of Compromise Are The Same People Who Also Cheat When Writing JAMB And WAEC - Adewole Adebayo
Adebayo called for urgent reforms to be made to the INEC, including changes to the appointment process for the INEC chairman, to ensure that the electoral body is truly independent and can conduct free, fair and credible elections. He emphasized the need for all stakeholders to work together to build a strong and sustainable democracy in Nigeria, based on the principles of transparency, accountability and good governance.
Labour Party disowns Lamidi Apapa
In a recent statement, the Labour Party (LP) officially distanced itself from Lamidi Apapa, disowning him as its acting chairman. The party spokesperson, Comrade Chris Uyot, expressed disappointment in Apapa's behavior at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which occurred on May 17, 2023.
Kano Govt approves N1.4b exam fees for indigent students
According to Vanguardngr. The Kano State Executive Council has given its approval for a total of N1.403 billion to support 60,871 qualified indigent secondary school students in their examinations, such as NECO, NABTEB, NBAIS, and SSCE. The announcement was made by the state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, during a press briefing held in Kano.
Since 1999, No President-elect Has Received Transition Documents Without Being Sworn-In - Fabiyi
Oladimeji Fabiyi, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), recently appeared in public to mock the Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration for handing over transition documents to President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu without having been sworn in. Recall that on Thursday, at a ceremony held in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the office of the Secretary-General of the Federation (SGF), Buhari gave Tinubu the transitional paperwork for his administration.
Today's Headlines: Facts, lessons, way forward; FG concessions Abuja, Kano airports
Facts, lessons, way forward Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers In this report, Vanguard’s Law and Human Rights examines the circumstances surrounding the arrest and trial of a top Nigerian politician, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice and one medical doctor, Obinna Obeta over organ trafficking charges in the United Kingdom, with a survey of Nigerian lawyers on the lessons learnt from their travails and the way forward for the convicts.
Labour Party disowns Lamidi Apapa as its acting chairman
The Labour Party (LP) disowned Lamidi Apapa as its acting chairman on Thursday. "The shameful conduct of Mr. Lamidi Apapa at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, has once again highlighted the desperation of certain elements of the political class to employ all manner of subterfuge and criminality to divide and despoil the massive goodwill currently enjoyed by the Labour Party throughout Nigeria," Labour Party spokesman, Comrade Chris Uyot, said in a statement.
Adeleke Takes Decisive Action, Dismisses UNIOSUN Governing Council
According to Vangaurd News report, Osun State, Nigeria - In a move aimed at initiating significant reforms within the academic sphere, Senator Ademola Adeleke has made the bold decision to sack the governing council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN). The decision, which signifies a commitment to excellence and accountability in education, sets the stage for a comprehensive transformation of the institution and underscores the senator's determination to ensure the provision of quality education for the people of Osun State.