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WAEC Withholds Results of Ekiti Students Over Debt

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Parents, Guardians Confuse as WAEC Prevents Ekiti State Candidates from Checking Results

The results of students that sat for the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in Ekiti State have been withheld over nonpayment of outstanding debt by the state governor.

Many of the students, public students, have said since the results were released on November 2, 2020, they have been unable to check their results from the regular WAEC portal.

Parents and guardians also expressed shocked at the situation and appealed for both the state and the exam board to reach a peaceful agreement so the students can check their results on time, especially with tertiary institutions expected to resume early next year.

The governor of Ekiti, Governor Kayode Fayemi had commenced the payment of WAEC for all public schools during his second term in 2018 as part of his free education policy. The candidates and guardians were agitated seeing that all public school results in the state were withheld by the WAEC, the situation led to rumour that the state government is indebted to WAEC.

However, Mr. Akin Omole, the commissioner for Information in Ekiti cleared the air on the rumored state indebtedness to WAEC, he said all results on hold were due to error in computation.

The seizure was caused by the mistakes made in some of the ways the results were computed. The issue of Ekiti owing money doesn’t arise, it was a blatant lie. The government immediately contacted WAEC and it tendered apologies to the state”,  Mr. Omole said.

“We appeal to our candidates and parents not to be ruffled by this. The government is handling the issue with all seriousness. Going by what WAEC said, the results will be released either on Thursday or Friday this week,” he further added.

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Disengaged Npower Beneficiaries Threatens Nationwide Protest, Gives Minister Sadiya 15 Days Ultimatum to Fulfil Exit Package

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouk has been issued a 15 days ultimatum by aggrieved disengaged Npower beneficiaries to address issues concerning their allowance and other exit packages as promised by the government.

The disengaged Npower workers represented by Jibril Yahaya in a statement said that Minister Sadiya Farouk claiming to have started paying their allowances was one of her tricks and deceit.

“Sadiya has played us enough, and we are tired of her tricks and deceit. “

Recall that Minister Farouk had earlier announced the payment of disengaged Npower beneficiaries in August 2021 as reported by SaharaReporters. However, it was revealed that only 200 disengaged beneficiaries have claimed to receive their allowances across the country as at September 2021

The statement read in full, “Disengaged Npower beneficiaries to embark on another nationwide protest over Minister Sadiya’s failure to fulfill her numerous promises and continuous negligence of 500,000 exited beneficiaries.

“The disgruntled beneficiaries have given Minister of Humanitarian Affairs who is in charge of NPower Scheme, Sadiya Farouk, a 15-day ultimatum to address their issues, between October 26 and November 9, 2021, or we will occupy her office by November 10.

“Recall that the minister had published in the newspapers that she paid all the affected beneficiaries their five months backlog of stipends which was false and deceit (to deceive Nigerians).

“Recall also that the minister had announced that her ministry would commence training of the exited Npower beneficiaries in October in furtherance to the implementation of the Nexit loan programme.

“Till date, no schedule has been released by the ministry in preparation for the said training as a prerequisite for disbursing the Nexit loan to the beneficiaries.

“Sadiya has played us enough, and we are tired of her tricks and deceit. We are mobilising for another nationwide protest. We will occupy her office comes November 10th, until exit package is implemented.”

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2022 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Registration To Start Nov 1

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Organisers of the 2022 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have set the official registration date to the 1st of November, 2021.

The Head of Communication and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Mr. Olukayode Thomas, affirmed that the registration process and date for the 2022 race have been confirmed.

“Any interested participants in the Feb. 12, 2022 race will have the chance to register online or by picking hard copy forms at the Marathon Office inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

“The forms for the 2022 race will also be made available in selected Access Bank branches.

“Unlike the last edition which was restricted to only elite runners, the 2022 race will be open to all, including fun runners in the 10-km category,” he said.

Mr. Thomas explained that across the world, road races had since returned to full capacity after the initial reduction in the number of participants and outright cancellations occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are back to full capacity just like the other top races across the world.

“With the return of the 10-km fun run, we should be having between 80,000 and 100,000 participants at the seventh edition of our yearly race.

“Already seen as the biggest one-day event on the continent, the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is set to become the first marathon in Nigeria to organize the 7th edition.

“Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is also the first race to win a World Athletics Bronze Label in Africa after two editions and the first in the world to win the prestigious Silver Label after four editions,” he said.

Thomas stated that the race ranks among the top 10 in the world and in terms of the number of participants, the Lagos race is proudly among the top five in the world.

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Kanu Appears in Court, Pleads Not Guilty to Seven Count Charges

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, earlier today pleaded not guilty to the seven-count amended charge the Federal Government preferred against him.

Kanu, who was docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako, said he was innocent of all the allegations FG levelled against him after the charge was read to him in the open court.

His re-arraignment came on day the Department of State Services, DSS, blatantly refused to allow even a single journalist inside the courtroom.

Though this reporter and six other journalists were initially cleared at the main gate of the court to enter the premises, upon his arrival at the door leading to the courtroom, arm-wielding operatives of the secret service denied him entry.

The operatives insisted their action was based on “order from above”.

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