Month: June 2019

WAEC: No room for re-issuance of Certificate

The West African Examinations Council on Sunday advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft. The council’s Head of National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State. Adenipekun said the advice was necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates. “Let me make it clear that in the real sense of it, our certificates are issued only once, irrespective...

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UNICEF: Eight million out-of-school children in 10 Nigerian states and Abuja

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have eight million out-of-school children. The states are Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states. In a statement it issued on Sunday to mark the Day of the African Child, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, said 2000 youths have petitioned public officer holders in the aforementioned states on the need to have safe, quality education for all children, “especially girls.” The global theme for this year’s Day of the African Child is ”Child rights in all situations,...

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Onitsha: Woman arrested for buying new-born baby for N500,000

A 50-year old woman has been arrested by the police for allegedly buying a new born baby for the sum of N500,000 at No. 3 Onyekwore street, Awada, Onitsha in Anambra state. The suspect, Juliet Onweagba, was said to have conspired with a 49-year old woman, Edith Ewudo, to purchase the baby from one Ndidi Egeonu. DAILY POST gathered that the baby was stolen from the mother shortly after delivery. Confirming the arrest, the police spokesperson in Anambra, Haruna Mohammed said the baby has been recovered. He said, “On the 12/6/2019 at about 7:pm, Police detectives attached to Awada...

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Sad! Senator Babayo Gamawa Passes On

Senator Babayo Gamawa, former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has passed on. The 53-year-old politician died on Friday night after battling with a brief illness. The spokesperson for Babayo’s family, Isa Gadau, shared the sad news with the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] in a telephone interview. “He complained of slight stomach ache and was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, where he was admitted and later passed away. I am now heading to his house,” Gadau said. The former PDP chieftain was born on February 2, 1966. He attended...

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GORILLA SWALLOWS 6.8 MILLION IN KANO

By Ugochukwu Nwankwo In February last year, Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue State, claimed that a snake swallowed N36million being the proceeds of registration cards she sold. The woman is currently being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Also, Senator Shehu Sani, once claimed monkeys carted away N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators’ Forum form a lawmaker’s farm house in Nasarawa State. We now have a new thread, as latest reports from Kano suggests that a “mystery gorilla” has been accused of swallowing N6.8 million...

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