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2021 WASSCE scheduled for Aug 16 as WAEC registers 1.6m candidates

No fewer than 1.6 million candidates are expected to participate in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) scheduled to begin on August 16. The Head of National Office (HNO) of West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Areghan, gave the figure in an interview with the News[Read More…]

NAF refutes report of plane crash in Kaduna

The Nigeria Air Force has debunked circulating reports in the media that one of its Alpha jets crashed in Kaduna. A plane belonging to NAF was circulated on social media to have crashed in Kaduna. In reaction, NAF Director of Public Relations, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, was quoted by Vanguard[Read More…]


Bandits strike again in Kaduna, kill one, abduct 7

Kaduna state on Saturday experienced another bandits attack as the notorious gunmen killed one villager and abducted another 7 persons. According to reports, the bandits attacked Anguwar Gajere village under Kutemashi Ward of the LGA arrived at the village on motorcycles around 1 pm. A resident quoted by Daily Trust, Mohammed[Read More…]

Owerri Imo Bridge

2nd Inland Bridge ‘poorly constructed’ by Okorocha collapses

The Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) has closed the 2nd Inland Road constructed by the administration of the former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha. OCDA in a statement by its chairman, Innocent Ikpamezie, it said it had to take action following consistent complaints received from the users of the bridge.[Read More…]

Electoral Act: Why APC, PDP Senators voted e-transmission of results with conditions — Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has advanced reasons to justify the position taken by the Senate on the electronic transmission of election results. The Senate on Thursday, while considering the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill, voted that “The Commission(INEC) may consider electronic transmission of results, provided the national coverage[Read More…]

COVID-19 Third Wave: FG puts 6 states, FCT on red alert

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has put six states and FCT Abuja on red alert to ensure a safe and healthy nationwide Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The action followed the confirmation of the Delta Variant of COVID-19, the rising number of infections and hospitalisation in the country. The PSC Chairman[Read More…]

‘Contest for President’: Reactions as Comedian, Mr Macaroni, gifts Yoruba Nation Rally victim’s family N500,000

Popular online comedian, Adebola Adebayo, “a.ka. Mr Macaroni”, on Saturday announced his gift of N500,000 to the family of Jumoke Oyeleke, a lady allegedly killed by gunshots fired by the Lagos Police Command during the Yoruba Nation Rally conducted a few weeks ago. NewsWireNGR had reported that Jumoke was killed[Read More…]

Zamfara: I Am Still Your Boss, Matawalle Reminds Deputy

The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle has reminded his deputy that irrespective of their political difference, he (Matawalle) remains his boss. Earlier in the week, there were rumours of impeachment plans against the deputy governor, Mhadi Aliyu Gusau, by the state’s House of Assembly for organising a rally without[Read More…]

1,130 looted Benin Bronzes expected from Germany belongs to FG — Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will take possession of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected from Germany. Lai Mohammed who disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos at a news conference stated the move is in line with operative conventions and[Read More…]

Syria’s president, al-Assad, sworn in for fourth 7-year term

The journey which started in 2000 for Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, was, on Saturday, extended after he was sworn in for a fourth seven-year term, amid a worsening economic crisis in the war-ravaged country. In May, al-Assad, was re-elected after gaining an expected landslide in a presidential election that was dismissed by[Read More…]