The Federal Government announced August 4, 2020, as resumption date for graduating students in Secondary Schools across the country.
Director of Press and Public relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, who announced this development in a statement on Monday, emphasised that only students in exit classes are expected to resume, so they can participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), scheduled to begin on August 17, 2020.
“Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.
These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.” the statement read.
Re-investigate Funsho Williams’ murder – Bode George tells President Buhari
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, on Monday made an appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to reopen investigation into the death of Lagos Politician, Funsho Williams.
“The President has done the right thing by re-opening the investigation of the murder of Chief Bola Ige. “He will be greatly enhanced in historical reckoning and signification if his administration is attested as being the one that finally nailed the evil characters hiding in plain sight who murdered Funsho Williams,” Bode George said in a statement.
Described as “firm, resolved and dedicated to the righteous path,” Williams was murdered under controversial circumstances on July 27, 2006, while warming up for the 2007 gubernatorial election as a governorship aspirant of the opposition PDP in Lagos, when his blood-soaked body was discovered at his Dolphin residence in Ikoyi.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, approved the naming of train stations on the Lagos-Ibadan corridor and others on the Itakpe-Ajaokuta /Aladja-Warri corridor after some “deserving” Nigerians.
Some of the names chosen include; Bola Ahmed Tinubu ( Apapa station), Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute Metta Station), Babatunde Raji Fashola ( Agege station), Lateef Jakande (Agbado station) and Prof.Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola station).
Others include Funmilayo Ransom Kuti (Papalanto station), Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station), Segun Osoba (Olodo station), Ladoke Akintola (Omio-Adio station) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan station), Chief Alex Ekwueme ( Operation Control Centre), Alhaji Adamu Attah (Itakpe station) and Dr. Olushola Saraki (Ajaokuta station),
Nigerian-British writer, Irenosen Okojie wins AKO Caine Prize
Nigerian-British author, Irenosen Okojie was announced as the winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story about a Grace Jones impersonator with a dark secret.
The London-based writer is walking away with £10,000 ($13,000) in winnings, to which she says she would buy her more time to travel, to write and maybe own a garden shed to work in.
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