NECO Releases SSCE June/July 2017 Results

The National Examination Council on Thursday released the results for June/July 2017 Senior School Certificate Examination. According to Registrar of the council, Prof. Charles Uwakwe who made the announcement in Minna, Niger state, 1,055,988 candidates registered while 1,051,472 sat for the examination. Breaking it down, he said 745,053 or 70.85% …

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We Sell Human Hands For N5k Each – Cult Members

Two suspected cult members in Ogun State say they sell human hands for N5,000 each to raise funds for their operations. The men, Oluwaseun Odueh, aka Cleff; and Wasiu Adejumo, aka Bomber, both members of the Eiye Confraternity, were arrested by operatives of the Zonal Intervention Squad in the Ibogun area of …

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Boko Haram Commander, Others Surrender To Police

The Police in Borno on Wednesday said a top Boko Haram commander together with other members of the group had surrendered to the command in the state. DSP Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the insurgents unconditionally surrendered to men …

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Edo State Cuts Traders Tax By 50%

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has granted Oredo traders a 50 per cent reduction in the yearly levy as tax waiver after their protest against an increase in the charges. Mr. Obaseki, who was represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin during a meeting …

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Lai Mohammed Emerges VP Of World Tourism Body

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday elected Nigeria as Vice President, Africa at its ongoing 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of Southwest China. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who led Nigeria’s delegation to the General …

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Ghana Begins Free Secondary Education

This was a key campaign promise of Mr. Akufo-Addo who was elected last year. On Thursday the president heralded the implementation of the programme in the next couple of weeks with the unveiling of the logo. Out of a total number of 460,941 registered candidates who sat for this year’s …

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EFCC Discovers Patience Jonathan’s N6bn Abuja Plaza

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered an uncompleted eight-storey building in a prime area of Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The building, which has been described by the EFCC as a ‘magnificent architectural edifice,’ has not yet been valued by …

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Flood Displaces 452 In Bauchi State

No fewer than 452 persons have been displaced in Yama village of Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State as a result of flood disaster. The state’s Information Officer of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Rufai Yami, disclosed this while giving an update on the disaster. He said apart …

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Supreme Court Restores Trump’s Travel Ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end …

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