WAEC releases 2018 exam timetable for private candidates

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has announced that it would be conducting two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates from 2018. According to a post on the official twitter handle of the

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Ex-military commander who led Mugabe’s ouster sworn in as VP

Constantino Chiwenga, a retired general who led the ouster of Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean president, has been sworn in as vice-president. Kembo Mohadi, a former state security minister, has also been sworn in as the second vice-president. President Emerson Mnangagwa appointed

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Buhari holds closed-door meeting with suspended lawmaker, jibrin

The suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors. Mr. Jibrin told State House correspondents that he met with Mr. Buhari because he considered him a father. Mr. Jibrin,

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DMO: Foreign debt servicing hit $197.29m in Q3

A total of $197.29m was spent on servicing Nigeria’s foreign debts in the third quarter of 2017 (Q3 2017), according to the Debt Management Office (DMO). Data obtained from the DMO on Wednesday showed that commercial loans or Eurobonds, accounted

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Petrol scarcity: Senate cuts short recess, summons Kachikwu, Baru

Senate President Bukola Saraki has directed the committee on petroleum resources to cut short its recess and convene a stakeholders meeting over petrol scarcity. Kabir Marafa, chairman of the committee, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the meeting

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Nadal pulls out of Brisbane International

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with an ongoing knee injury but says he still intends to play at the Australian Open. The world number one had already pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu

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FIFA presents badges to 29 Nigerian referees

The Federation of International Footbaall Association (FIFA) has presented badges to 29 Nigerian  referees. The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, said they  are 22 men  and seven women  referees. He said the men  referees consist of

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FAAN speaks on alleged robbery of taxiing aircraft

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Wednesday debunked allegations of theft at the airport as baseless and impossible. FAAN was reacting to allegations of poaching of aircraft and stealing of baggage at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Earlier

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Van Dijk speaks on Liverpool move

Virgil van Dijk has spoken for the first time since completing a record £75million move from Southampton to Liverpool. The Holland international became the most expensive defender following the deal which was announced on Wednesday, and has hailed it as

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Fayose to Osinbajo: I like you because you are a pastor… don’t join the ‘liars’ in Buhari’s govt

Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent claim regarding fuel subsidy. On Tuesday, Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government. His comments came

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