Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Building insurance gains traction from regulators, lawmakers

With regulators and lawmakers putting modalities in place to fully implement building insurance in the country, victims of subsequent disasters are set to get paid for losses. Sunday Ojeme reports     Effort by the Federal Government to ensure Nigerians embrace all aspects of Compulsory Insurances is gaining strength following insurance regulators and lawmakers’ synergy on public building insurance. The latest determination, which began two weeks ago with a meeting between the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Nigerian Insurers’ Association (NIA) and Federal Fire Service, was given another traction last week…

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Fixing of hair is not normal –Yemi Alade

Sultry songstress, Yemi Alade, has travelled round the world, performing and sharing the stage with top international superstars, such as Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Waje and lots of others. She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened the 2013 Headies Awards, popularly referred to as ‘Nigeria’s Grammy Awards’. In 2014, Alade teamed up with award-winning cinematographer, Clarence Peters, to create a music video for her popular single, ‘Johnny’, which now has over 30 million views on YouTube. ABIOLA ALABA PETERS engages…

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EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and the continuous entertaining circus shows (Part 1)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

INTRODUCTION The farcical story that NIA, Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large haul of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m is heretic flapdoodle, bunkum, baloney, hogwash, poppycock and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so called anti-corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds. The…

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I stay days from home before matches and my wife understands –Bosso

Popularly known as Nomadic coach, former U-20 coach, Ladan Bosso, tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that he is a man of principles and not arrogant as people tend to believe. Excerpts…   How did it all start for you? In the real sense of it, there is something called career choice. You look at what you want to become in life between when you were leaving secondary school and going to tertiary institution. I will say football or better still, sports was my career choice because I came from a family of…

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FG reduces import, export documents at ports

The Presidential Enabling Committee on Ease of Doing Business (PEBEC) has approved the reduction of import documents from 14 documents to eight. Also, export documents have been reduced from 10 to seven in and out of Nigerian ports. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’s Deputy Comptroller, Anthony Ayalogu, dropped the hint yesterday at a twoday sensitisation workshop on ease of doing business reform in Lagos. With the reform, cargo release order, letter of credit, manufacturers certificate of production, payment receipt of customs fee among others have been removed from documentation list. Ayalogu,…

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WAEC introduces another diet for private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has announced that beginning from 2018, its West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates would hold more than once. This was announced in Lagos yesterday by the Registrar of the examination body, Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, during an interaction with journalists at the WAEC International Office, Agidingbi. Uwadiae noted that this additional diet will kick off in Nigeria, and that other four-member countries will soon join. According to the registrar, the reason for the introduction of an additional diet is not unconnected with…

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N1.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Arisekola’s son, deceased MD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday re-arraigned the son of late Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao, an Ibadan based business mogul, Abdullahi Alao and the deceased Managing Director of Majope Investment, Opeyemi Ajuyah, before an Ikeja High Court over fuel subsidy fraud and forgery. Abdullahi Alao and his company, Axe Energy Ltd, Ajuyah and Olanrewaju Olalusi were arraigned by the EFCC on an eight-count charge of fraudulently obtaining subsidy payments amounting to N1.1 billion. Ajuyah, who was facing charges alongside the other defendants in the N1.1 billion fraud, died in…

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Exam malpractice: Five principals demoted in Ebonyi

Five principals of public secondary schools in Ebonyi State had been demoted to classroom teachers for aiding and abating examination malpractice during the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in the school. Also, 25 teachers and supervisors indicted in the malpractice had been placed on half salaries for three months. Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Ekeh, made the revelation while speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki yesterday. According to him, 15 private schools indicted in the report will not be allowed to participate in SSCE for one year while they will equally…

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