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WAEC 65th Annual Council Meeting: Buhari Extols Exams Body’s Role in Country’s Education

WAEC 65th Annual Council Meeting: Buhari Extols Exams Body’s Role in Country’s Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) over its role in education development of the country. He stated this at the formal opening of the 65th Annual Council meeting of WAEC in Abuja. The president, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, berated the menace of examination malpractices, which he said is

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

Xenophobia: South Africans believe Nigerian men are taking their women ­ –Dabiri-Erewa

The Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Saturday said South African politicians fuel xenophobic attacks by telling citizens that foreigners, including Nigerians, are dating their women and taking their jobs. Speaking on a television programme, she admitted that there were foreigners who commit crime in South Africa, and