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WAEC introduces additional diet of examination for private candidates in 2018

WAEC introduces additional diet of examination for private candidates in 2018

Foremost examination body, the West African Examination Council today said it has concluded plans to commence the conduct of an additional diet of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates come January, 2018. The council said the decision was reached based on growing concerns among stakeholders over what they perceived as discrimination.

Protests mar Jacob Zuma’s 75th birthday

Tens of thousands of South Africans have marked the 75th birthday of President Jacob Zuma by holding a mass protest against him in Pretoria while he partied in Johannesburg. The march, to government headquarters at Union Buildings, was organised by rival opposition parties ahead of a no confidence vote on Mr Zuma in the country’s

Xenophobia: Five Nigerians attacked in S/Africa again

The Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Tuesday said five Nigerians had been attacked in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of that country in renewed xenophobic attacks. Mr Collin Mgbo, Secretary of the Union in the Province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on telephone from Polokwane that three of the five Nigerians attacked were in

Cameroon’s forcibly repatriating Nigerian refugees – UN agency

The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. The UNHCR said forced returns had “continued unabated” despite an agreement earlier this month. Under the deal, any returns would be voluntary and only “when conditions were

400 Nigerians serving jail terms in South Africa — Minister

Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Friday said 400 Nigerians were saving jail terms for various offences in South Africa. Mr. Dambazau made the disclosure at joint news conference in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the visit of Nigerian delegation to South Africa. Mr. Dambazau and his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, had on

Boko Haram will take over Africa – Shekau boasts in new video

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video released on Friday urging his fighters to persist in their insurgency against democratic governments until the sect takes over most countries in Africa and enthrone Sharia particularly in Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali. In the video, he displayed identity cards, arms, ammunition

Emirates Introduces Attractive Fares for Nigerian travelers

Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced a raft of attractive fares, offering customers a special discount to select destinations for a limited time only. The value for money promotion which offers 35 percent off the Economy class tickets and 40 percent off the Business Class tickets is available on selected return