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WAEC Set To Released Fresh 2020 WASSCE Timetable

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The West Africa Examination Council set to released a fresh timetable for 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.

WAEC followed an announcement that the examination will commence from August 4 through September 5 which was made by the Federal Governments.

Speaking at a Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said school facilities would be made available for revision classes ahead of the examination.

Nwajiuba advised parents to take note of the date, noting that “as soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take up the NABTEB and NECO exams.”

He added, “The idea is that we have a month from now till then. Those who can and those who are willing, the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.

He said we’ve done the most we can to talk with our representatives at WAEC and this (Monday) afternoon, we confirmed dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September. “Local timings will be published.”

The minister, therefore, urged all candidates to start preparing for the examination, saying, “We will be asking that those who are not prepared yet should please go and prepare.

He stated as seen above.

On Tuesday morning, When he was speaking in a telephone interview with one of Nigeria big broadcasting inc, the Head, WAEC Public Affairs, Mr Damian Ojijeogu, said Ehidiamen would address a number of issues regarding the 2020 WASSCE.

He mention aside from the timetable, health and safety guidelines would be issued including the mandatory use of face masks for all candidates, temperature checks, use of sanitisers among the WASSCE candidate and the invigilators.

15 Farmers Killed By Bandits In Katsina

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As at the time of this report, 15 Farmers have being confirmed killed by a group of bandits at Yar Gamji village in the Batsari Local Government Area Katsina.

Eye witness report says that the bandits showed up on motocyclmes armed with AK-47 guns around 10 am on Monday while the famers where peacefully working on their farms.

The incident was finally brought to an halt after almost an hour of combat when the security personnel over powered the bandits therefore forcing them to retreat into the nearby forest.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, saying, the bandits which were about 200 in number trooped into the farms on motorcycles armed with AK-47.

However, further investigations are still on going

Remember that there was also a bandit attack earlier on on Friday and Saturday which led to the abduction of the All Progressives Congress chairman in Matazu LGA, Alhaji Yushau Dissi.

 

Chicago Welcome Hushpuppi And Mr.Woodbery, BEC Scammers

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Raymond Igbalodely which is also known as Aja Puppi and Aja 4, While he is well know as an instagram celebrity Ray Hushpuppi.

rolls royce brand customized for Ray hushpuppi

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, know as Mr wood berry a Dubai based instagram celebrity.

Both of them where busted by the Dubai police in the UAE by Fox Hunt 2.

The operation team also seized more than $40.9 million in cash, 13 luxury cars with an estimated value of $6.8 million obtained from fraud crimes, and confiscated 21 computer devices, 47 smartphones, 15 memory sticks, five hard disks containing 119,580 fraud files as well as addresses of 1,926,400 victims on 10th of June 2020.

The charges are made for victims within the jurisdiction where the charges are brought in the united state.

Rather than listing every possible crime, the staff of the top prosecutor in that district, known as Assistant United States Attorneys, brings charges for crimes where the victims or the activities occurred within their jurisdiction.

Because of the prominence of these case, a cybercrime special prosecutor from the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the Department of Justice is assisting in prosecuting these cases.

In these cases, Hushpuppi is being charged in Los Angeles, California, and Mr. Woodberry (Jacob Olalekan Ponle) is being charged in Chicago, Illinois.

Both men arrived in Chicago, on 02JUL2020 after being expelled from the United Arab Emirates.

Finally The US government estimate 20 years in federal prison if convicted with all is alliegaiaton.

WAEC Announces Date For 2020 Senior School Examination

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Today, the West African Examination Council in a press release announces that the 2020 senior school leaving certificate would commence very soon.

To be precise, the long awaited examination would hold from the 4th of August to the 5th of September.

This statement was made during by Mr Emeka Nwajuiba who is the National minister of state for education and also a major member of the covid 19 taskforce.

Does this mean that schools will resume soon?

Not too long ago, the Federal Government gave it temporary consent to the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the country,

however, this is still prior to the scrutiny of the individual state government.

Mind you, according to recent news from the National Commison for Disease Control (NDDC), The cases of COVID 19 is still on the increase.

However, we expect the individual state government to allow the certificate classes to resume school as soon as possible so as to get them prepared for their examination.

Oniru Allegedly Suspends Official Who Fought Late Oba’s Son

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There was an early drama today as the security guard of the new oniru of Iruland was caught on camera fighting with Tijani Oniru, one of the sons of the immediate past Oniru..

Oba Lawal, however, said in a statement by his media office that reports have it that it was Tijani’s men that first attacked his palace officials before they retaliated.

The Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal, says he has suspended the palace official who was caught on camera fighting with Tijani Oniru, one of the sons of the immediate past Oniru

The statement read in part, “On Sunday, July 5, 2020, a rather regrettable incident occurred within the Oniru Estate Neighbourhood (close to Millennium Estate gate) which culminated in an altercation between some officials of Oniru’s palace and a group led by Prince Tijani Oniru.

“A team of palace officials led by Prince Murisiku Ajasa were allegedly accosted by Prince Tijani Oniru and some other persons. The palace officials were on a routine inspection to supervise the work being done by an inventory and enumeration group.

“In the ensuing heated argument, it was alleged that Prince Tijani Oniru slapped the leader of the palace officials who was also alleged to have retaliated. Fortunately, the police quickly intervened to prevent further escalation.”

Oba Lawal said he had ordered an investigation into the incident and the conduct of the palace officials.

He said he would not tolerate or condone any acts of violence, lawlessness and recourse to self-help.

The statement added, “Notwithstanding the provocative affront to the authority of the Oniru and desecration tradition, the Oniru warned palace officials to remain emotionally stable in the discharge of their duties even in the face of provocation. In addition, he sees no reason or excuse for violence in Iruland.

“Consequently, kabiyesi has directed the palace administrator to immediately suspend the official involved in the incident pending full investigation. His majesty enjoins all parties to desist from all forms of violence and uphold peace, law and order.”

FG To Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge July 24 For Repair

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Mr Olukayode Popoola, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos,  revealed that consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge.

Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the consultations were towards evolving perfect traffic management architecture.

“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July.

“We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site.

“Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived the country that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’ he said.

The third mainland bridge has gone through series of rehabilitation works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three days investigative maintenance check.

Thereafter, some components needed for completion of repairs were sourced abroad because they were not available locally.

The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.

The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland

It was constructed in 1990 and was the longest in Africa until 1996 when The 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed.

Magu Is Not Arrested by Us – DSS Report

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DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Department of State Services (DSS) has said it never arrested Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Reports had made the rounds that Magu was arrested by the DSS earlier on Monday.

The Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya  spoke with Aledeh News and confirmed that the agency never arrested Magu.

“The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim MAGU, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.

The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with enquiries over the alleged arrest,” he said.

DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

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DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

After allegations that he owns four properties and that he moves funds overseas by a third party, the Department of the State Service, DSS, Monday, detained the acting Director of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

In a seven paragraphs announcement revealed by DSS, acquired by 411info, said that the anti-graft bureau chairman was stated to have been found guilty of prejudicial to state security — withholding of EFCC documents, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC documents and acts unbecoming of a police officer.
Read the full statement below:

“In December 2010, the Police Service Commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security – withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him severe reprimand as punishment.

“Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid [for] from the commission’s finances, but by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.

“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the cost of N43m.

“Investigations show that the acting EFCC chairman regularly embarked on official and private trips through a private jet owned by Mohammed.

“In one of such trips, Magu flew to Maiduguri alongside Mohammed with a bank MD who was being investigated by the EFCC over complicity in funds allegedly stolen by the immediate past petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

“Furthermore, the EFCC boss has so far maintained a high-profile lifestyle. This is exemplified by his preference for first-class air travels. On 24 June, 2016, he flew Emirate airlines first-class to Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj at the cost of N2.9m. This is in spite of Mr President’s directive to all public servants to fly economy class.

“Magu has fostered a beneficial relationship with Mohammed who by his confession approaches clients for possible exploitation, favours and associated returns”.

Pastor E. A. Adeboyo Leads Powerful Ministeration

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Pastor E. A. Adeboyo Leads Powerful Ministeration

The General Oveseer Of The Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A. Adeboye leads the Divine encounter for the month of july.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye promises  a divine encounter with God at the programmme.

If We could recal, Pastor E. A. Adeboye urging worshippers the steadfastness of the almighty God to perform great turnaround.

The powerful Programme is currently running across all social platforms the church, however, the programme can be watched via Dove television.

The Snippet From The ongoing Programme

Pastor E. A. Adeboye said ” God is capable of Raising the Dead because God is the Alpha and the Omega.

He continued, God is powerful and Rich in Mercy, the almighty God is sovereign, Nevertheless, God is Love.

As a christian, you should pray at all time. i pray for you: your prayer alter will receive fire in the mighty name of jesus.

he furthered, where there is water, there is life.

to have the water of life, all you need to do is to have an encountered with the one who is called ” the light of the world”.

If you Praise him appropriately, He will show you way out of lockdown, death and Hell, as said by Pastor E. A. Adeboye.

Some of the Bible Verses Which Was recited by Pastor E. A. Adeboye

During this Powerful Ministeration, The G. O. of RCCG delved into some verses from the Holy Bible to preach the word of the Lord.

For further reading, he mentioned, John 4:13-15, Mathew 5:13, Romans 12:1, and corinthians 5:17.

Closing Remark of the Programme

Pastor E. A. Adeboye in the last part of the praise said ”You are worthy to be praised (2x), my redeemer, you are worthy to be praised.

The rest of the programme can be seen on the television channel called Dove Television.

Fidau: Why Oyo Deputy Governor Was Denied Entry – Ajimobi’s Family

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Drama ensured on Sunday morning after Oyo state deputy governor Rauf Olaniyan was denied access to the venue of the eighth day fidau prayers of the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, at Oluyole, Ibadan.

Olaniyan arrived at the venue of the private programme at about 11:20 am in a convoy of five vehicles, but the convoy was stopped by policemen and members of other security agencies manning the gate. They insisted that only the deputy governor’s vehicle could be allowed into the street to join the prayer.

The securities eventually agreed that only the deputy governor’s vehicle should go into the event that family urged the public to watch through virtual channels including Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook.

In response to this, the deceased family said Sunday that it had no intention to bar the Deputy Governor of the state, Rauf Olaniyan, from the eight-day Fidau prayer organized for the deceased.

Ajimobi’s former media aide, Bolaji Tunji, said this in a statement issued in Ibadan on behalf of the family.

The family’s reaction followed reports that a delegation of the state government led by the deputy governor was barred from entering the venue of the event.

But Tunji, in the statement, said the family was not aware that the deputy governor would attend the event.

He added that neither the advance team nor the protocol unit informed the family.

The event, he added, was held in compliance with COVID-19 protocols established by NCDC, noting that not more than 30 people were allowed at the venue.

Tunji added that the seats were arranged according to the number after which the gate to the premises was shut.

He said when the family got the information that the deputy governor had arrived, aides rushed to the gate to usher him into the sitting room only to learn he had gone.

The statement said in part: ” There is the need to clarify the believed presence of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Mr Rauf Olaniyan, at the 8th-day prayer of HE Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo State

“The Deputy Governor arrived after the prayer had started. The event was strictly a family affair.

“There was a need to comply with the Covid-19 protocol as established by NCDC- Social distancing, not more than 30 people in a place and seats arranged, accordingly after which the gate was shut.

“No one was aware that the Deputy Governor was coming as neither the advance team nor the protocol informed us.

“By the time we got to the gate to usher him into the sitting room, he had left. Everything happened within a spate of 10 minutes.”

Tunji said efforts were made through a serving senator and a former attorney general to get in touch with the deputy governor.

He maintained that the incident was not meant as a slight to the deputy governor as he could sit in a private sitting room provided by the family.

Tunji, who described the incident as unfortunate, however, apologized to the deputy governor.

Five Bag First Class As 632 Failed Law School Exams [See Full Breakdown]

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Nigerian Law School

632 students which constitutes 25% of the total graduating students of the Nigerian Law School failed, while five  of the students bagged a First Class degrees in  the Bar Final Examinations, the Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Chiroma (SAN), has said.

Chiroma said in a statement on Sunday that the Council of Legal Education had a virtual meeting for the consideration and approval of the release of the results of the final examinations conducted in January this year.

He said the five First Class students placed under the category of ‘outstanding performance’, constituted 0.2 per cent of the 2,515 students who sat the examinations.

He said the 632 who failed were 25.12 per cent of the grand total of students.

A breakdown of the results released by Chiroma read, “Outstanding performance: Candidates graded in First Class: 5 (0.2 %).

“Candidates graded in Second Class Upper: 77 (3.06 %).

“Candidates graded in Second Class Lower Upper: 633 (25.17 %)

“Candidates in Pass: 1,067 (42.42 %)

“Candidate with Conditional Pass: 82 (3.26 %)

“Candidates who failed: 632 (25.12 %)

“Absent: 17 (0.7 %)

“Withheld: 2 (0.08%)”

The statement added that “Screening and call to bar dates will be communicated to you in due course, please”.

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89 Years-Old Bernie Ecclestone Welcomes Newborn With Wife

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89 years old billionaire, former Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, and wife Fabiana Flosi, 44, on Friday told of their joy as they proudly showed off their newborn for the first time.

‘It’s only his second day in the world so he’s not doing very much at the moment but he’s in great form,’ Mr. Ecclestone said.

Miss Flosi gave birth to Alexander Charles Ecclestone on Wednesday near Bern, Switzerland, where they are spending lockdown at their home.

She said on Friday: ‘I’m very happy, it could not have gone better. We are thrilled as a family.’

Mr. Ecclestone is already used to having a baby around as he has three daughters from his previous marriages and five grandchildren.

His eldest, Deborah, 65, was born to first wife Ivy Bamford. He has two other daughters, socialites Tamara, 35, and Petra, 31, with his second wife Slavica Radic.

This time around, though, Mr. Ecclestone, who will celebrate his 90th birthday in October, hopes it may be an easier experience.

He said: ‘It’s all very good, I am very happy. It’s different now, I’m more relaxed and my work is not so pressured so I can spend more time with him.’

He added: ‘I just hope I live long enough to see as much of our baby as I can.’

Asked if he would be changing nappies, Mr. Ecclestone said: ‘I doubt it. I will do what is asked.’

He married marketing director Miss Flosi in 2012, three years after he divorced the Croatian model, Miss Radic.

She told earlier this week how the birth had been easy, saying: ‘The birth was over after 25 minutes. Thank God!’

When Mr. Ecclestone confirmed earlier this year that he was to become a father again at 89, he said. ‘I don’t see there is any difference between being 89 and 29. You have got the same problems, I suppose.’

Petra Ecclestone had her first child with fiancé Sam Palmer, 37 in March.

She already has Lavinia, seven, and five-year-old twins James and Andrew with ex-husband James Stunt.

Her sister Tamara has daughter Sophia, six, with art mogul Jay Rutland.

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Kanye West Joins 2020 US Presidential Race

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Popular US  billionaire rapper Kanye West has declared his ambition  to run for president in 2020.

His will to run will be an apparent challenge to President Donald Trump, with whom he has a friendly relationship with and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice-President Joe Biden.

The 43-year-old rapper launched his campaign in an Independence Day tweet, on Saturday, using the hashtag “2020 vision,” indicating he plans to toss his hat in the ring for this fall’s election.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West wrote in a Twitter post, adding an American flag emoji and the hashtag “#2020VISION,” he tweeted.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric-car maker, Tesla and SpaceX backed Mr. West’s announcement, tweeting, “You have my full support!”

Mr. West has made similar announcements before, as per an NBC report. He had announced at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards that he would run in 2020. Last year again he said he would run in 2024, possibly under the name, “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.”


Mr. West is a supporter of Mr. Trump and has, before, referred to him as “his brother.” He said in April that he was going to vote for him this fall.

“I am not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I am still here!” he said.

He has also been known to wear the signature Trump campaign cap, with ‘Make America Great Again’ written across its front.

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” he tweeted in 2018.

My Husband Looked Like A Farmer when we met –Regina Daniels-Nwoko

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Nigerian actress, Regina Daniels opened up on a wide range of issues about her personal life and the continued scrutiny relating to her marriage to billionaire Ned Nwoko.

When news of their romance started circulating, many alleged that Regina got married to Ned because of his wealth, while others criticised Nwoko for marrying someone young enough to be his daughter.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Daniels-Nwoko, spoke about her pregnancy experience, saying she didn’t face any challenges. “Before I got pregnant, people said pregnancy was hard; and the journey wasn’t easy. As a matter of fact, I heard so much. But I am still very young and it was more like living my normal life. I didn’t even have morning sickness and I didn’t face any challenges of any kind. It was pretty normal for me,” she said.

Recalling her first impression when she met her husband, the actress said, “Being married to him (Ned Nwoko), I feel free. I can do whatever I want, dress however I like and live my life. He is always pushing me to be a better person. He brings me out there because he wants me to be more exposed. He wants me to see the world in a different way. As a matter of fact, there are so many things I just can’t start to explain.

“The first impression I had when I met him, which I will keep saying is that he looked like a farmer. We actually went on a tour to his house in the village (Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State) and he was so polite and educative. He wants one to know about nature and the world in general. He wants one to experience different things, so he was always trying to educate us on that particular visit.”

9 Nigerians Dropped From The Special US-Lagos Flight Over COVID-19 Status Papers

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Special US-Lagos flight drops 9 Nigerians over COVID-19 status papers

Nine Nigerians have been  dropped from the special US-Lagos flight arranged to evacuate Nigerians citizens from the United States for failing to present COVID-19 test results.

Among them is a family of five, according to Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, who oversaw the second evacuation. The first evacuation was done on 10 May.

Okoyen when interviewed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the airport that the family was not allowed to check in for failing to present coronavirus test result.

The negative COVID-19 test result is one of the requirements for evacuation under the Revised Quarantine Protocol of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Special US-Lagos flight drops 9 Nigerians over COVID-19 status papers

Okoyen said although the remaining four presented their results, they had to be dropped because they were on a family ticket with one of the defaulters.

He said one of the unidentified defaulters did not take the test at all in spite of being informed well ahead of time.

Meanwhile, 322 evacuees made the fully booked Ethiopian Airlines’ flight, which departed the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on Friday night.

They are expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Saturday afternoon.

The first set of 160 stranded Nigerians were brought home from the U.S. on May 10.

No fewer than 700 stranded citizens registered with the Nigerian missions in the U.S. for evacuation, according to Okoyen, meaning more flights are coming.

In fact, The Consul General said the next one, also fully booked, had been slated for July 17 with the possibility of another, afterwards.

Okoyen told NAN that the nine persons that missed Friday’s flight would be placed on the waiting list for subsequent ones.

He appealed to intending evacuees to abide by the rules to avoid a repeat of Friday’s incident.

“We had to turn them back because this is a regulation, and I am using this opportunity to advise those in subsequent flights to obey the rules,” he said.

The consul general commended the evacuees for their orderly conduct, while also thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity.

Some of the evacuees, who were visibly excited to return home, also thanked the Federal Government for arranging the flight.

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