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Contest For Presidency In 2023, Bauchi Gov Urged
The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Good Governance (COCSOTRAGG), yesterday, called on Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to contest for the presidency come 2023.
Addressing a news conference in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the coalition noted that the call was aimed at ensuring the emergence of a good leader who will take Nigeria out of the woods.
The Benue State coordinator of COCSOTRAGG, Comrade Raphael Terkula, stressed the need for a competent leader to confront the myriad of problems bedevilling the nation as the 2023 presidential election draws closer.
NECO Releases 2020 Exam Results, Derecognises 12 Schools
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results. The results show a two per cent increase in the number of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.
The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, announced this at the NECO Headquarters in Minna. The Council also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice.
“Arising from the above, schools derecognised are; 4 from Adamawa, 2 in Kaduna, 2 in Katina, 2 in Niger, 1 in Tarabara and 1 in FCT and they would be rerecognosed for two years for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases,” he said.
Military Airstrike Kills Scores Of Terrorists In Borno
Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday eliminated scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed three of the terrorists’ gun trucks in an air raid at Mainok in Borno, Defence Headquarters says. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Enenche said the air operation was executed sequel to intelligence reports which indicated that the terrorists were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the state in several gun trucks.
He said the Air Task Force scrambled the Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of the terrorists’ gun trucks and logistics vehicles.
Rivers, Zamfara, Bayelsa, Imo Fail FG’s Transparency Test
Rivers, Zamfara, Bayelsa and Imo states did not get a kobo from the N123.348 billion grant the federal government shared to states because they failed a transparency test, which seeks to encourage those in the position of authority to be accountable.
Sokoto got the highest grant of N8.4 billion because it led others in meeting the criteria for the grant while Kano got the least among the winners with a grant of N1.7 billion.
The remaining 30 states shared N113.2 billion based on their performance. It means each of them got more than N1.7 bn.
Father Kukah Must Be Allowed To Practice His Faith, Politics – Presidency
The Presidency on Wednesday said it was “wrong and unconstitutional” to ask the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, to leave his base over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam.
A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement titled ‘Father Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics’ that every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression and move freely without inhibitio-n. A group, Muslim Solidarity Forum had called on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese to tender unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his comment saying Kukah’s statements were capable of breaking the age-long peaceful coexistence among religious faithful in the country.
However, the Presidential spokesperson while calling for caution also said that individuals like Father Kukah must equally respect the feelings of fellow Nigerians in their private and public utterances.
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