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WAEC Exams Starts August 17, SSS 3 Students To Resume August 4
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WAEC Exams Starts August 17, SSS 3 Students To Resume August 4

The Nigeria Ministry of Education has announced that exit classes in Secondary schools across the nation will reopen for academic activities on August 4. A statement released this afternoon July 27, by the Director of Press, Ministry Of Education, Ben Bem Goong, says students in exit classes are to resume immediately after the Salah breaks so they can take their WAEC examinations scheduled to begin August 17. Goong said this decision was taken at the virtual consultative meeting of the Federal Ministry of Education, Commissioners of Education in the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Proprietors of Private schools, and Chief Executive of Examination bodies. The Federal government had initially suspended the reopening of schools due to the increase in the number of conf...
FG Stops Plans To Reopen Schools, SS3 Students Won’t Participate in 2020 WASSCE
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FG Stops Plans To Reopen Schools, SS3 Students Won’t Participate in 2020 WASSCE

The Federal Government has put on hold the planned resumption of federal schools. It also said emphatically that no school would participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday. The session was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, with the majority of cabinet members participating virtually. According to Adamu, the new twist was caused by the rising number of COVID -19 cases in the country, further putting any plans to reopen schools under risk. Details later….
DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu
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DSS Arrests EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Sahara Reporters say he was arrested over allegations that he owns four properties. He is also alleged to have transferred funds abroad through a third party. In 2016, DSS accused the EFCC boss of living in a N40m mansion paid for by one Umar Mohammed, a retired Air Commodore. EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, did not take calls. The DSS report said on December 2010, the Police Service Commission (PSC) found Magu guilty of action prejudicial to state security – withholding of EFCC files, sabotage, unauthorised removal of EFCC files and acts unbecoming of a police officer, and awarded him severe reprimand as punishment. It noted...
FG Reveals Date For Commencement Of 2020 WAEC Examinations
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FG Reveals Date For Commencement Of 2020 WAEC Examinations

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin in August, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has confirmed. He made the announcement on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He gave the specific date as 4th of August to 5th of September. He said, “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September, please take note. Last week the Chairman of the PTF announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes. “The idea here is that we have a whole month from now till then, those who can and those who are willing; the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise. “We have done the most we can with our represe...
Wizkid – Made In Lagos (All You Need To Know)
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Wizkid – Made In Lagos (All You Need To Know)

Award winning singer, songwriter an StarBoy Music boss, Wizkid has finally set a release date for his highly anticipated “Made In Lagos” album. The album has been in works for what seems over 2 years now and fans patience are waning but last night, Wizkid revealed the album is set to drop on July 16th. The “Joro” crooner took to his Instagram page to send thanks to a number of musicians, producers, manager and his baby mama, Jada P. The musicians he sent thanks to are the speculated artistes on the forthcoming project and they include; British R&B singer and songwriter, Ella Mai, American R&B singer and songwriter, H.E.R, Nigerian Afro-fusion act and self acclaimed “African Giant”, Burna Boy. The album also features Jamaican reggae act, Damian Marley, Ghanaian si...
Igbo Statue Stolen From Nigeria During Civil War Was Just Sold In UK For 85M
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Igbo Statue Stolen From Nigeria During Civil War Was Just Sold In UK For 85M

A British auction company, Christie’s has been called out for selling two life-sized wooden statues stolen from Igboland for N85.6 million ($238,000) in an online auction on Monday, June 29, 2020. The statues, labelled “A Couple of Igbo Figures Attributed to The Akwa Master”, were sold to an online bidder on Monday despite controversy surrounding how the company gained possession of them. A Professor of African and American Diaspora Art, Chika Okeke-Agulu, had called out Christie’s in a spirited campaign over the pass few weeks to stop the sale of the statues. But, the campaign failed. He had argued that the statues were two out of dozens of local artifacts stolen from the southeast region where they were made while the Igbo natives of the region were locked in a deadly civi...
FG To Announce Next Phase Of Eased Lockdown Tomorrow, June 30
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FG To Announce Next Phase Of Eased Lockdown Tomorrow, June 30

The Federal government will announce the next phase of the eased lockdown tomorrow June 30. This was disclosed by the Secretary to the government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha. Members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 had a meeting with President Buhari where they briefed him on how Nigerians are complying to all the COVID-19 protocols. Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, who gave an insight into what was discussed at the meeting, tweeted “Today is the last day of Nigeria’s phase II of the eased lockdown, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefed and submitted their recommendations to the President for approval, the next lines of action will be announced tomorrow...
FG Lifts Ban on Interstate Travels
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FG Lifts Ban on Interstate Travels

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the ongoing daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country. He disclosed that the latest developments were contained in the task force’s fifth interim report which was submitted to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), earlier in the day. Mustapha said, “I am pleased to inform you that Mr President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the ...
BBNaija Season 5 Launches on 19th July 2020
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BBNaija Season 5 Launches on 19th July 2020

The organizers of the Big Brother Nigeria season 5 has announced the commencement date for one of the most anticipated TV show. Apparently, BBNaija Season 5 is set launches on 19th July 2020 and will be exclusive to GoTv and DSTV subscribers nationwide. See their post here;
BET Awards 2020 Winners List
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BET Awards 2020 Winners List

Check out the full list of winners below: BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyonce H.E.R. Jhene Aiko Kehlani Lizzo -- WINNER Summer Walker BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson .Paak Chris Brown -- WINNER Jacquees Khalid The Weeknd Usher BEST GROUP Chloe X Halle City Girls Earthgang Griselda Jackboys Migos -- WINNER BEST COLLABORATION Chris Brown Ft. Drake - "No Guidance" -- WINNER DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher" Future Ft. Drake - "Life Is Good" H.E.R. Ft. YG - "Slide" Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign - "Hot Girl Summer" Wale Ft. Jeremih - "On Chill" BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST DaBaby -- WINNER Drake Future Lil Baby Roddy Ricch Travis Scott BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST Cardi B Doja Cat...