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WAEC Introduces NIN as Major Requirement For Registration



WAEC Introduces NIN as Major Requirement For Registration
WAEC Office, Yaba, Lagos.

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, says that the National Identification Number (NIN) will be a major requirement for the registration for its examinations in Nigeria from next year.

The Head of the National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan made the announcement while addressing newsmen in Lagos.

He explained that the new requirement would take effect from the registration for the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for School Candidates.

The WAEC boss in Nigeria said this move was in line with the Federal Government’s policy, as directed by the Federal Ministry of Education.

He, therefore, advised all prospective candidates to ensure that they register with the National Identity Management Commission so as to obtain their National Identification Number, NIN on time to avoid being denied the opportunity of registering for the examination next year.

Mr. Areghan pointed out that with the National Identification Number in place as a major requirement for the registration for WAEC examinations, the Council would be able to further check examination malpractice.

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Speaking on WAEC’s preparations for the smooth conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates, which should have been conducted in May/June this year, the Head of the National Office of WAEC in Nigeria said that the COVID-19 pandemic still ravaging countries across the world including Nigeria had compelled WAEC to reschedule the examination to mid-August to October this year.

He explained that this was necessitated by the distortion in the nation’s school calendar caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which broke out last year across the world.

Mr. Areghan however, assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 protocol would be adhered to strictly during the conduct of the examination to ensure the safety of candidates, supervisors and invigilators during the conduct of the examination.

He, however, warned all schools, candidates, supervisors, invigilators, principals and proprietors of schools, and all examination functionaries, to desist from all forms of examination malpractice to avoiding been sanctioned.

He also called on All rogue website operators uploading fake WAEC examination question papers online and those patronizing them to desist from such criminal acts as anyone caught in the nefarious acts would be dealt with appropriately as dictated by law.

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IGP Applauds Officer Who Rejected $200,000 Bribe



IGP Applauds Officer Who Rejected $200,000 Bribe

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has commended SP Daniel Itse Amah, who turned down $200,000 bribe from apprehended armed robbers.

Baba disclosed this in a Wednesday Press Release by the Law Enforcement agency, also applauding two others for distinguishing themselves among many.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, in line with his mandate to apply the carrot and stick approach to personnel conduct, has commended three officers from across the nation who have been exemplary in their line of duty. The Press Release read.

“The IGP has similarly directed the issuance of commendation certificates to the officers for distinguishing themselves despite the many challenges of policing the nation effectively.

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According to the force, SP Daniel who is the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasarawa Division in Kano State was the officer in charge that led to the arrest of the group of Armed Robbers.

The Robbers tried to offer a $200,000 bribe in exchange for freedom but was turned down by the upright officer.

In the same light, Police Constable Nura Mande attached to the Katsina State Police Command returned an envelope containing $800 belonging to an old woman, at the Hajj Camp in the state.

Also, Inspector Ekene Ndukwu of the Imo State Police Command successfully laid ambush and neutralized two members of a bandit gang who stormed his house in the early hours of August 4th, 2022

Speaking to other members of his force, Baba asked and charged them to emulate the noble conduct of the three exemplary members.

The IGP requested that the upright officers continue in their good conduct, integrity, bravery, and gallantry in the discharge of their policing responsibilities.

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Insecurity: Buhari Appoints Rtd. Rear Admiral As Head Of NCTC



Insecurity: Buhari Appoints Rtd. Real Admiral As Head Of NCTC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Rear Admiral, Yaminu Ehinomen Musa, as the head of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

The presidency made this publicly known in a State House Press Release, tasking the retired Naval officer with handling the country’s counter-terrorism

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rear Admiral Yaminu Ehinomen Musa (retired) as the pioneer Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). The Presidency wrote.

Assigned with systemizing all counter-terrorism and terrorism financing efforts in the country, the center was established in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

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In addition, the NCTC also harmonizes counter-terrorism policies, strategies, plans, and support in the performance of the functions of the National Security Adviser (NSA), as provided in the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022.

“Before his appointment, Rear Admiral Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017. The Press release disclosed.

“He was responsible for the review of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST), and the creation of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE), which  President Buhari signed into law in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

“Additionally, the retired senior Naval Officer served as the Nigerian representative at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) for the last 3 years.”

Yaminu Ehinomen Musa’s appointment is to take effect immediately and to run for an initial term of 5 years.

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EFCC Hands Over 8 Ballistic Jacket, Other Recovered Accoutrement To The Military



EFCC Hands Over 8 Ballistic Jacket, Other Recovered Accoutrement To The Military

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over to the Nigerian Military recovered equipment and accoutrement.

The items which include; 7 ballistic jackets with plates, 1 ballistic jacket without plate, 3 flotation jackets, 5 pieces of plates and 6 pieces of helmets, 9 pieces of camouflage T-shirts, and 30 sacks containing web equipment were received by Col. AT Bitiyong on behalf of the Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison, as disclosed by the law enforcement.

The handing over was done at a brief ceremony at the Commission’s Zonal Command in Wuse 2, Abuja.

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Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE II Michael Wetkas, who stood in for the Executive Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, revealed that the accoutrement was intercepted from a supplier of military equipment.

“The items were recovered from a contractor who supplies military equipment and was voluntarily handed over to the Commission in the course of an investigation.

“It is important to hand over the equipment directly to the military to prevent them from getting into the wrong hands.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Abuja Zonal Commander, ACE II Adeniyi Adebayo, Head Special Investigation, ACE II Goji Mohammed, CSE Junaid M. Sa’id, and the Commission’s Exhibit Keeper. CSE Salawu Abdulrazaq.

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