The Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, has assured that measures have been implemented to contain examination malpractice in the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates.
The 2023 SSCE External which commenced on Monday, November 20, 2023, is expended to be concluded on December 20, 2023. Read more here.
Following the plan to ensure tourism expansion in Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed his plan to rehabilitate the roads leading to the Iyake International Festival Ground at the foot of Ado Hills.
The state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun stated this at the just concluded Annual Iyake International Festival in Ado Awaye, Araromi LCDA, Iseyin, Oyo State. Read more here.
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has personally raided a warehouse at Sharaɗa Industrial area where over 1,000 bags of maize were hoarded.
The maize was being repackaged into nameless sacks in preparation to hit the markets. Read more here.
Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye has commended the state's violence-free conduct of Saturday’s Local Government election.
Afuye disclosed while voting at unit 003, Atiba/Aafin Ward, in Ikere Ekiti, in Saturday’s local government poll in Ekiti State. Read more here.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it arrested a suspected Indian hemp farmer in Sokoto State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Commandant of NDLEA in the state, Adamu Iro, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Saturday. Read more here.
A former Metropolitan Police officer in the UK, Mohammed Rahman, 39, has been handed a suspended prison sentence of 12 months, along with 100 hours of community service and 20 days of rehabilitation activity.
The sentencing took place at Southwark Crown Court following Rahman's guilty plea to seven counts of misconduct in a public office. Read more here.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, on Saturday, said the administration of President Bola Tinubu will ensure the development of the nation’s economy and the safety of citizens.
According to Akume, who spoke at the Nigerian Defence Academy’s 12th Lecture Series in Abuja, President Tinubu is determined to end insecurity ravaging many parts of the country. Read more here.
Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, on Saturday, charged two investors on low-cost housing development and building of spare parts market to fast-track the process for the development of the state.
Fubara also stated that the problem of housing for low-income earners in the state is being addressed with the provision of 20,000 affordable housing units. Read more here.
Kano State Government has flagged off the payment of about N6 billion of the backlog of gratuities to over 5,000 pensioners in the state.
In an event that took place at Coronation Hall Government House Kano on Saturday, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf said his administration inherited a huge backlog of pensions and gratuities of retirees, adding that many of them had passed away without receiving their entitlements. Read more here.
The Director of Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Department of State Services (DSS), Peter Afunanya, has denied allegations that the Director General of the Service, Yusuf Bichi, looted a subsidy grant meant for staff members.
Afunanya disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Read more here.