Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding…

FCTA taskforce scores churches high on Covid compliance

By Ukpono Ukpong FCT Ministerial Taskforce on COVID-19 Protocols Enforcement has scored churches high on compliance with established safety guidelines during the crossover services held across the Federal Capital Territory to usher in the new year. Briefing journalists during a visit to churches within the territory, the Head, Media And Enlightenment of the Taskforce, Comrade…

Crossover: National Inter-Faith organisation declares 21 days prayers for Nigeria

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) has declared 21-day intercessory prayers for Nigeria to usher in the new year.  The inter-faith group, in a statement signed by its grand patron, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, Thursday, said the spiritual exercise is themed, ” 2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking…

Breaking: FG issues fresh orders on COVID-19, bars, restaurants shut… worship centres, eateries, workers get new guidelines

The Presidential Task Force on control of COVID-19 Monday came up with new measures to check the spread of the virus in the country. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Presidential Task Force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said officers from Grade Level 12 and below are now…

Fugitive Maina returns to Court as trial resumes

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has returned to court and his trial has resumed in Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ensured Maina was in the court having being extradited to Nigeria from the Niger Republic by the Interpol. Mr. Maina who jumped bail before…

Breaking: EFCC re-arraigns ex-SGF Lawal over alleged grass-cutting ‘fraud’

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and six others were Monday re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 10-count charge for an alleged fraudulent N544m grass-cutting contract. Blueprint reports that it was the second re-arraignment of the defendants, after they were first arraigned before the…

Looting: FCT begins verification tour of affected places

The FCT Ministerial Committee on Assessment of Damages and Loss of Lives During the #Endsars Protest,  Monday began tour and verification of affected places in Kwali and Gwagwalada area councils to evaluate the level of destruction. our reporter gathered that FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, last week Thursday, inaugurated 18-man committee to assess the level of damage and…