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Ekiti 2020 WASSCE results released, WAEC apologises

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The West African Examinations Council on Thursday released the withheld results of 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results of public schools in Ekiti State.

The results were rumoured to have been withheld due to the state’s alleged indebtedness to the examination body.

But WAEC has apologised for the delay in the release of Ekiti schools’ results.

The council’s apology came through a letter on Thursday titled, ‘WASSCE for school candidates: Letter of apology for the delay in the release of results of public schools in Ekiti State’.

Similarly, WAEC has said the Rivers State Government does not owe the council.

A statement signed by the Acting Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, Demianus Ojijeogu, said results of candidates of Rivers State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on November 2, 2020.

“The attention of WAEC, Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in an online medium, alleging that the results of candidates from Rivers State were being withheld as a result of the indebtedness of the Rivers State Government to the West African Examinations Council.”

“There is no iota of truth in this allegation, whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, the council wishes to state that the results of candidates of Rivers State origin were released alongside those of other candidates on Monday, November 2, 2020.

 “The Rivers State Government is not in any way indebted to the council,” the statement read in part.

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Kanu not in court, case adjourned till Oct 21

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will remain in detention till October 21, 2021.
He was due to be in court on Monday but the Federal Government did not arraign him.
Kanu, who was reportedly arrested in Kenya last month, has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the case till October 21, 2021, over the failure of the Federal Government to arraign him.

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Insecurity made FG to retain DIGs, AIGs, says minister

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The Federal Government on Monday explained why it retained some Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and Assistant Inspectors-General of Police after the appointment of Usman Baba Alkali as Inspector-General of Police.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, said the high level of insecurity made the government to retain the senior police officers.
He stated this during the decoration of 24 newly promoted Commissioners of Police to AIGs.
No senior police officer with the rank of AIG or DIG went on compulsory leave when Baba was appointed IGP.
Dingyadi stressed that was the first time of such development in recent history of the Nigerian Police Force.
He said, “The government deliberately took this position to have many hands in the force. With this action, the Police Force has retained experienced professionals that would contribute towards sustaining the relative peace of the country.”
The minister added that the criteria for the appointment of the new AIGs were purely on merit, professional conduct, and individual performance, urging the newly appointed AIGs to redouble their efforts to curb insecurity.
He reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Salaries and Wages Commission to come out with new salary structure.
He said, “To whom much is given, much is expected. Officers should re-double their effort in the fight against insecurity which had bedeviled the country today. A lot is expected of you in contributing your quota towards the sustainability of peace and unity in the country.”

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Four more Kaduna school students escape from bandits captivity

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Three students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have escaped from their captors.
They escaped from the camp on Monday where they were kept since July 19, 2021.
An aunt to one of the students, who craved anonymity confirmed this on Monday.
According to her, the teenagers had spent five days roaming inside the forest before they finally met another herder who directed them out of the forest.
It was also gathered that one of the escaped students who could recall his father’s phone number borrowed a phone to call home before his father went to pick them up.
“The children were found around Kasuwar Magani on Sunday evening hours after 28 students of the school were released by the bandits. It was the school management that called my in-law to inform us,” she said.
Two other students had escaped from the camps before they were recovered by the police.

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