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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Sunday, 28 June, 2020)


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COVID-19: 1.3 million UTME candidates can’t seek admission over delayed WAEC, NECO exams

No fewer than 1,300,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates may lose their admission into universities and polytechnics in 2020 over the delay in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMB had announced that admission processes would begin in August 2020, with candidates who already had their o’Level results.

This is the category of candidates who used awaiting results to sit the 2020 UTME, which held between March 14 and March 22 – a few weeks into the COVID-19 crisis.

Both the West African Examinations Council and the National Examinations Council, which should have conducted their examinations in April and May 2020, have yet to do so due to schools closure since March due to COVID-19.

4,625 graduates apply for Amotekun job in Osun

About 4,625 university and polytechnic graduates representing 35 per cent have applied for recruitment into Amotekun Corps in Osun.

Twenty per cent of the applicants are university graduates from various disciplines, while 15 per cent have Higher National Diploma.

Application for job in Amotekun Corps in the state ended on Tuesday, June 27 with about 13,000 applying for placements.

Wadume: Slain policemen begged for their lives but soldiers didn’t spare them –IRT operative

A policeman who survived the attack on the Intelligence Response Team by troops on the orders of their commander, Capt Tijjani Balarabe, says the soldiers fired several rounds at their vehicle after it crashed.

Insp Mathias Abba, in his testimony to the Joint Investigation Panel which probed the killing of three policemen and two civilians during the August 6, 2019 attack in Taraba State, noted that the slain cops begged for their lives, but the soldiers did not spare them.

According to him, the troops cut down the deceased with a General Multipurpose Machine Gun, insisting that none of the IRT personnel died when their vehicle crashed. The men, he stressed, were killed by “rapid (gun) fire from the soldiers.”

2023: I knew Buhari was deceiving Tinubu – Afenifere chieftain, Adebanjo

Following insinuations that the recent developments in the All Progressives Congress were indications of a rift between the President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said he knew the President was allegedly deceiving Tinubu all along.

Adebanjo said the national leader was also deceiving the President as he described the APC as a gathering of incompatible persons. He argued that there was no ideology binding the party members together and that it was all about sharing offices and power.

“I have worry for him (Tinubu). He knew all these things but he relied on Buhari and worked to make him the President. I said it before publicly that Buhari is deceiving Asiwaju and Asiwaju is deceiving Buhari. Everybody is trying to use the other. Why can’t Tinubu hammer on restructuring knowing that this was what brought Buhari to office? The Afenifere chieftain asked.

Buhari, Tinubu still together, says Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, are still together.

The Presidency, therefore, called on analysts to stop peddling falsehood.

Shehu said this in a statement while reacting to the reports that have followed the dissolution of the National Working Committee by the President.

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