FG announces 2020 WASSCE date

The date for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has been announced by the Federal Government. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Monday at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said the examination will hold from August 4th to September 5th 2020. Nwajiuba said, “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September. Parents please take note. “Last week, the PTF chairman announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into…

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EFCC refute Magu’s arrest claims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said its acting Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is only facing an investigative panel and is not being detained by the Department of State Services. The EFCC said this in a statement by its Spokesman, Dele Oyewale, on Monday. The statement read in part, “Mr. Ibrahim Magu on Monday, July 6,  2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing the activities of the EFCC, at the Banquet Hall wing of the Presidential Villa,  Abuja. “He was served the invitation to the panel while on…

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Poet and Social Activist, Valentine Okolo, talks on Rape, Genocide, and the Power of Words

  Interview with Valentine Okolo, author of the thought provoking poetry book: I Will Be Silent. Enjoy.   Godwin Iheancho: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book? Valentine Okolo: I got it from the title of a poem I wrote called “I Will Be Silent.” This was a poem I wrote concerning the genocide which happened in Darfur, Sudan, many years ago. I wrote it in response to the then international media blackout that occurred during that period and how men and young male children were systematically…

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Aftermath 2017 Terrorism, Justice should Prevail Before Peace

Dr Gabriel Ogbechie’s publication on the 2017  imbrioglio and nattering nabobs of Pavlovian conditioning was proactively wrong. Dr Ogbechie’s  Nabob calculation is short, but “as rich as a Nabob” in error and falsehood. We all read that publication with disdain and  incredulity how Dr Ogbechie, an illustrious son of Delta state choose to dance naked in the market square to litany of contemptible faux passes . From Dr Ogbechie’s publication, it is obvious the conclusion he reached was based on  miscalculation and bias. There is no difference between a man…

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Silicone Sex dolls With Mood Swings On Sale For £12,000

For those looking for a mechanical lover, Sex robots whose designers say are capable of holding conversations have gone on sale in their thousands for a £12,000 price tag. The silicone dolls, which are designed to look like “surgically-enhanced porn stars”, were manufactured by California-based company RealDoll. The robots use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to give them a “personality” complete with different moods. The company owner Matt McMullen said some of the dolls are given British accents as Brits “sound clever”. He said he hopes that one day the devices will…

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Couple arrested for torturing maid with hot iron, nail

A couple, Mr Jude Ozougwu and his wife Ifeoma, have been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command on Saturday for alleged torture and drilling of nails into the head of a 10-year-old maid. It was said that the girl had been rescued. The spokesman for the police in the state, ASP Daniel Ezea, said in a statement that the victim, Nneoma Nnadi, was maltreated by her aunt whom she lived with. She allegedly used different objects such as hot pressing iron, iron rods and nails to inflict injuries on…

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Paris Jackson criticized For Portraying Jesus As Lesbian In Upcoming Film “Habit”

Paris Jackson, daughter of late music legend, Michael Jackson, has come under heavy criticism for starring in an upcoming film in which she portrays Jesus as a lesbian. According to Entertainment Tonight, the film follows “a street smart, party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out; by masquerading as a nun.” As of Sunday, over 290,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org to prevent the distribution of the film. According to the petition, the film is…

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Man allegedly commits suicide after stabbing live-in lover

Emmanuel Mekuri, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, has allegedly commit suicide after stabbing his live-in lover, Patricia Ogunshola, during an argument at their place of residence in Araromi, Morogbo area of the state. It was gathered that an argument on infidelity ensued between them, which degenerated into a physical combat. Out of annoyance, Emmanuel allegedly got hold of a knife and used it to stab Patricia in her right thigh and when the attack became unbearable, she reportedly fled the house. Thereafter, Emmanuel allegedly stabbed himself…

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Oyo deputy gov lockedout of Ajimobi’s fidau prayer

Oyo state’s Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, was on Sunday, stopped from attending the eighth-day fidau held for the late former governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The deputy was on Sunday denied access into Ajimobi’s house in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan where the fidau prayer, scheduled for 11am, held amid tight security. The family had earlier announced in a statement that the fidau prayer was a private programme. Members of the public were urged to join the programme virtually via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. Olaniyan, who arrived at the residence at about 11.20 am in a…

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Fidelity Bank Appoints Chike-Obi as Board Chairman

Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Mustafa Chike-Obi as the new chairman of its Board of Directors. The bank said the current Chairman, Mr. Ernest Ebi, having successfully completed his tenure in accordance with its internal governance policy would be stepping down from the board. Ebi is, however, expected to continue in the role until the in-coming chairman assumes office, as part of the process of ensuring a smooth and successful transition. Also, the bank announced that another member of its board, Mr. Seni Adetu, who had…

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