Breaking: COVID-19 forces WAEC to postpone May/June examination, releases results for private candidates

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the conduct of 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. Head of WAEC Patrick Areghan who disclosed this in Lagos said the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the pandemic distorted academic calendar, hence it was not possible to hold the Read More

Army denies report of nepotism in Short Service Commission recruitment

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a reports by an online medium that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board which was published on 26 Mar 21 was dominated by the North while the South-east had the fewest candidates. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who stated this in a statement Wednesday, described the report Read More

UTME registration: Why we introduced NIN – JAMB

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has said the directive on compulsory use of National Identity Number (NIN) for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would help in checkmating examination malpractices and security threat. He explained that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

BECE: Attention Bauchi State Ministry of Education

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

This may be a cry over a spilled milk, but at least it will help to register the dismay of parents and guardians of the students concerned to the appropriate authorities. The unprecedented failure recorded in the 2019/2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Bauchi state is heartbreaking. About eighth thousand five hundred and fifty three (8553) candidates have failed Read More

NDI advocates law reforms for women to participate in politics

March 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Lead, SAGE programme, Annabel Ugwoke, has called on the need to address barriers for women’s political participation by advocating for reforms of Nigeria’s laws and political parties procedures and policies. She made the call at a news conference in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with support from U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Read More

Kidnapping, killings unacceptable, Minister cries out

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen, has cried out over the increasing cases of kidnap of school girls and killings of innocent citizens, calling on pepetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to leave children alone to grow in a peaceful and safe environment. Dame Tallen, made the postulation Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of a Read More

2023: Will Saraki bounce back?

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

As countdown to the 2023 general elections begins, the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has returned to the Kwara political scene. Will he bounce back? TOPE SUNDAY asks in this report. In 2019, the over 40 years of political dominance of the Saraki dynasty in Kwara state was upstaged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in sweeping revolution, Read More

LG polls: Oyo PDP won’t be party to imposition of candidates – Chairman

March 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, Monday, declared that the state executives would not be a party to imposition arrangements by some stakeholders. The PDP chairman made this known while addressing PDP members protesting the planned imposition of chairmanship and councillorship candidates for the May 15 local government election in Oyo state Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Jega urges PRP members to shun money politics, corrupt leaders

February 23, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

A chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged members at all levels to shun money-bag politicians so as to enable the party produce corrupt-free leaders that will rule Nigeria in the year 2023. Jega, a former chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the call while addressing journalists in Birnin kebbi, during an interactive meeting Read More

Academics, applicants commend Kwara govt on SUBEB/TESCOM recruitment

February 23, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Qualifying examination for applicants for teaching jobs under the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) commenced on Monday across all the 16 designated centres in the state, with the applicants and top academics applauding the government for giving everyone a level playing ground. Some of the computer based test (CBT) centres Read More

Buhari won’t approve Fani-Kayode’s membership of APC, PGF boss warns

February 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not approve the possibility of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode joining the ruling party. Lukman cautioned that such consideration will be stretching the trust of party members beyond acceptable limits. Fani-Kayode was Read More

Membership revalidation: Buhari promoting internal democracy in APC – Okechukwu

January 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting the doctrine of internal democracy in the ruling party. In a statement Sunday in Abuja, Okechukwu, was reacting to the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off for the membership revalidation nationwide which took place in Daura, Kastina state on Saturday.  The VON Read More

Adamawa: Over 30 political parties back Ardo

January 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Disturbed by the continued violation of internal party democracy by most political parties during elections, over 30 political parties in Adamawa state have thrown their weight behind the efforts of Dr. Umar Ardo, former political adviser to former vice president Atiku Abubakar. Dr. Ardo has reportedly been in the forefront of fighting against injustice, impunity and lack of internal democracy Read More

Our dysfunctional LG system and rural development

January 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 2019, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in both the Obasanjo and the Jonathan administrations, spoke of the need for federal and state governments to pay some urgent attention to the development of the rural areas. Matters are getting worse there and for the country as a whole, obviously. Did anyone need to remind our leaders that Read More

Kogi announces deadline for internal exam registration

November 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has announced November 13 as the deadline for the registration of all internal examinations in the state. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja Wednesday. According to the statement, the internal examinations include, Common Entrance Examination (CEE), Basic Six/First School Leaving Certificate Examination Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces readiness to release 2020 SSCE results… see details

November 1, 2020 Editor 0

The results of the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released on Monday, WAEC has said. The examination body which revealed this via their verified twitter handle on Sunday evening wrote, “This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam Read More

Breaking: Only one candidate now stands Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala ‘s way for WTO top job

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

From the remaining final five candidates contesting to emerges as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now in the last stage of contest. Okonjo-Iweala who will now battle it out with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee was Nigeria’s Minister of Finance. Blueprint reports that The initial pool of eight candidates to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped Read More

Nigerian Army as applicants’ preference for recruitment

October 2, 2020 Subomi Adejare 0

Youth unemployment in Nigeria has been a worrisome trend in recent times. The government has initiated quite a several initiatives towards addressing this challenge. However, there seems to be a current trend in addressing the unemployment challenge in the country, and it is coming from the unlikely of places. The Nigerian Army in recent times has provided that platform where Read More

#Live: APC supporters clash over vote buying, ballot box snatching as Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu vote, many shun social distancing in Edo election

September 19, 2020 Editor 0

Two prominent candidates in Saturday’s governorship in Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu have already cast their votes at their nearest polling units. While incumbent governor Obaseki is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ize-Iyamu is the flag bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC). Meanwhile, there are reports of clashes between supporters of PDP and APC due to vote Read More

Breaking – WTO job: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iwela crosses first hurdle

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s former coordinating Minister of Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been shortlisted alongside three others who are eligible to go into another stage of World Trade Organization (WTO) contest. In the first stage, three candidates were dropped from the race to be the next Director General of WTO. The contestants will be reduced to two final candidates between on September 24 Read More

Elections: NLC, YIAGA Africa tasks NASS on electoral Act

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Yiaga Africa have called on the 9th National Assembly to amend the electoral Act to guarantee credible and free elections in Nigeria. Both Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the YIAGA Africa made this separately in their presentation at the Roundtable discussion on Electoral Reform held Read More

NLC seeks prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for prosecution of perpetrators of electoral violence in Nigeria. Speaking at a Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Abuja, President of the NLC Comrade Ayuba Wabba said elections in Nigeria is more like theatre of war. Comrade Wabba said the congress is canvassing for reform which includes having persons appointed into INEC  truly independent Read More