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No White Paper Yet On Scrap Of NECO, UTME – Minister Of Education

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Minister_Of_Education_Ruqayyatu_RufaIMinister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i yesterday in Abuja said she was yet to be briefed of any moves by Federal Government to scrap the National Examination Council and the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The media was rife with reports that the Steve Oronsaye led Presidential Committee on the Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies had recommended the scraping of NECO and UTME among others.

However, Professor Ruqayyatu who made the comments at a meeting she held with the executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), said the whitepaper based on the committee’s findings had not yet been officially communicated to her.

“As far as I am concerned, it is a whitepaper based on the Orosonye committee but the whitepaper has not been officially communicated to me so I am not in a position to take any decision or pass any comment on that. For now we are not in a position to say anything.”

Meanwhile, ASUP has issued a 21 day ultimatum to go on warning strike starting March 25 if their demands are not met by Federal Government.

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  1. Erondu G. Ikenna

    April 18, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Why every time naija use to do something unfavourably without thinking over their strategies the make, before impliment it, take notice the damage it’ll bring to both the poor ones and the next generations? The people i ask these quetion is those called leaders, that thinking they are leading us well, but they don’t know they are leading us into distruction and hell, Dear, Minister of education, if in ur dream someone meet u with this stupid, urgly, nosens and rubbish proposal for u to meet Mr. President and senators to ask for implimentation? You agree and thanks the person he/she’ve done well, i think, let u people review the way ur leading we they poor, see if it good and relivant, i said all these, because the way the almighty God who here they poor ones and afflited the loaded soul react are not the way we imperfect humans act, because if u leaders mistreat us any how, the God who here prayer will distroy u leaders on that sit that u think is ur own.

  2. Erondu G. Ikenna

    April 18, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Mr. President, u know u are man of people including they poor, so don’t allow any antsuccess in ur leadership and don’t fear of any opposer. Sir don’t impliment that disease of scraping neco and jamb instead of that, find a way bring academic down,so they poor can educate, greedy leaders such as education minister and her groups don’t want they poor to get their heritage as citizens naija country,Minister take ur all antfuture strategies u called scrap of neco and jamb go ur way, remember,that sit u occupy is not ur kitchen chair u an appointee that seeking for a job by god gracy u appoint, don’t use that selfish authority rule our country,these not ur personal family u order any how, don’t manupulate anything by ur hand without considering they poor, if ur child was registered neco or jamb would u allow dirty decission,so think twice my dear, because he who exalt himself shall be humbled but he who humble himself shall be exalt,these a proverb to u. I’m just 17 years old, future leaders. Tanx.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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