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WAEC disagrees with Presidency, says Buhari applied for results
Sun, 04 Nov 2018

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The Presidency and the West African Examinations Council, on Saturday, disagreed on the reason for the issuance of an Attestation of Results to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

While the Presidency insisted that Buhari didn’t apply for the results of the West African School Certificate Examination, which he claimed to have sat for in 1961, the examination body said the document was issued because the President applied for it.

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WAEC’s spokesman, Damianus Ojijeogu, stated this in an interview with our correspondent on Saturday.

Ojijeogu, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, said, “We would not have given him the document if he didn’t apply. It is only Buhari or a court that can ask for the results. There is no other person. So he asked for it.”

Also, WAEC said in issuing an Attestation of Results to replace a lost or missing WAEC certificate, the subjects, where the candidate had F9, would no longer be captured.

WAEC Nigeria said these on its Twitter handle, @waecnigeria, on Saturday, while answering questions from several Nigerians on the omission of F9 from Buhari’s attestation.

“That is WAEC Twitter handle. It is correct,” Ojijeogu added, confirming the authenticity of the post on the handle.

The documents were presented to the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a courtesy visit by a delegation of WAEC led by its Registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae.

Uwadiae was accompanied by the Head, National Office, WAEC, Olutise Adenipekun; Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, Abiodun Aduloju; and the Zonal Coordinator, WAEC Abuja, Olufemi Oke.

Buhari received the documents amidst the controversy generated over his claim in his details presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission that his credentials were with the Military Board.

The board had subsequently declared the President’s certificate missing, hence the need for him to get an attestation and a confirmation.

Earlier on its Twitter handle on Saturday, the examination body had stated, “You cannot apply for Attestation of Results or any other document if you have not registered and sat for the examination.

“The documents for application are a letter of application, police report on lost or damaged certificate, photocopy of lost or damaged certificate, two recent passport-sized photographs of the candidate, sworn affidavit for collection of attestation of results and administrative fee of N20,000.”

But the Presidency, which spoke through Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the initiative to make the documents available to the President was that of the examination body.

Shehu, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, said WAEC authorities made it clear that they read about the controversy generated by the President’s missing certificate and saw the need to save the council’s integrity.

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Contractor complained about Ganduje collecting 15 to 30% Video publisher, Jafar
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Publisher of Daily Nigerian, Jafar Jafar, shares with TOBI AWORINDE his experience of obtaining and publishing videos that allegedly show Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribes from a contractor in the state Who is Jafar Jafar’ I am a graduate of Mass Communication. I also hold a Master in Communication Studies. I
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Dad wants to be Nigerias president Taiwo Afolabis son
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Damilola, better known as L.A.X in music, is the son of the Chief Executive Officer of SIFAX Group, Taiwo Afolabi. He tells OLUSHOLA RICKETTS about his father How do you describe your personality’ I am a cool person who loves doing music. I am a positive person and I love staying around positive people. Why
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Woman kills husband, three kids, self over lingering feud
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
John Charles with agency report The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a man and his three children by his wife, Rachael Adetsav, who also took her life. The children were named Ngwuavese, Senater and Joshua. Our correspondent gathered that the woman, after killing her family members, rushed out of their apartment
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Emerys impact puts Arsenal rebuild ahead of schedule
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Arsenal are still waiting for a first statement win of the Unai Emery era, but the progress made by the Spaniard in his first three months in charge was clear to see as Liverpool left the Emirates content with a point from Saturdays thrilling 1-1 draw. Despite a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions, the
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Buharis re-election bid and the politics of 2023 Presidency
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olalekan Adetayo X-rays the politicking of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party towards 2023 It is that period again in the nations history during which politicians throw different mouth-watering offers at Nigerians in the name of electoral promises. In making such promises, some dont bother how they will fulfill them when
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Vote buying is criminal, undermining democracy EU envoy
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Head of the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States delegation to Nigeria on elections, Ketil Karlsen, speaks to HINDI LIVINUS on vote buying during the Osun governorship poll among other issues Why is the engagement with Nigerian youths so important to the EU ahead of the 2019 elections’ It is
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US sanctions: North Korea warns of returning to nuclear policy
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
North Korea has warned the United States it will seriously consider returning to a state policy aimed at building nuclear weapons if Washington does not end tough economic sanctions against the impoverished regime. For years, the North had pursued a byungjin policy of simultaneously developing its nuclear capabilities alongside the economy. In April, citing a
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Oshiomhole lacks respect for truth, decency, says Amosun
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
SUNDAY ABORISADE The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, says the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, lacks respect for truth and decency. The governor stated this while reacting to statements credited to Oshiomhole on the controversy surrounding the primaries of the party in Ogun State. He also said, The design
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Oshiomhole speaks from both sides of his mouth Okorochas son-in-law
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, who claimed to have won the governorship primary held in the state on October 6, Uche Nwosu, has described the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, as a man who contradicts the truth by speaking from both sides of his mouth. Nwosu, who spoke
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Primaries: APC Reps weigh options, suspend planned defections
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
JOHN AMEH Some aggrieved All Progressives Congress members of the House of Representatives are still hopeful that the party may accommodate them somehow as the crisis over loss of return tickets in 2019 rages. Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH indicated that some members of the green chambers were considering other options, including compensation in form of
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Be prepared for bad days in business Falana
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Fredrick Falana, 28, is the Managing Director at Headworld Technology. He speaks with WILLIAMS BABALOLA on his career and other issues What is your educational background’ I studied Computer Science Education at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State. What inspired you to start up your business’ Helping people to solve tasks programmatically (automation of processes)
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If you listen to dissenting voices, youll be too old to start Opeyemi Akinwoleola
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Opeyemi Akinwoleola, 28, is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Dropque, a recruiting software platform. He speaks about his love for technology What is your educational qualification’ I have a degree in Forestry and Wood Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. When did you develop the interest in creating softwares’ Sometime around
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Tips for effective bookkeeping
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
As a small business owner, one of the most vital things you should practise is bookkeeping. If you have good financial records, you will be able to manage your business better. Here are a few tips for effective bookkeeping Create a bookkeeping system Too many business owners dont have the proper bookkeeping system in place.
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CBN disburses N38bn to power firms in six months
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Ifeanyi Onuba The Central Bank of Nigeria released a total of N38.53bn to power firms between January and June this year under the Nigeria Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility, a new report by the apex bank has said. The facility was set up by the CBN in 2015 to provide liquidity for the Nigerian electricity supply
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#StartupSouth: Looking beyond oil
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. The world is fast moving away from dependence on fossil fuels. I understand, this is a statement that some oil producing countries may not want to hear, or are not preparing for, but the signs are everywhere. More and more investments continue to go into cleaner and more efficient types of
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Digital payments solutions key to healthy economy Okusanya
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The General Manager, Visa West Africa, Kemi Okusanya, speaks with IFE OGUNFUWA on the impact of digitisation on the Nigerian economy and highlights the current state of cashless payments in Lagos Major economies, developed and developing, are going cashless. What can Nigeria gain from them’ Cities are increasingly important economic growth engines for nations around
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Flooding: Food shortages, high inflation may persist
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Okechukwu Nnodim The rate of inflation in Nigeria will increase further in coming months if the shortage of food caused by severe flooding in about 14 states is not adequately addressed by the Federal Government. According to the November 2018 bi-monthly report of the Financial Derivatives Company, a renowned economic think tank, the intense flood,
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Nigeria, others to address free trade challenges in Africa
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Nike Popoola Nigeria and some African countries have expressed their readiness to address challenges of achieving a free trade zone in Africa. The Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and some other stakeholders from different countries in Africa spoke at the Africa Trade Forum 2018, which was co-hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the Rockefeller
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NCDMB, indigenous producers to reduce contract cycle time
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Femi Asu THE Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and the Indigenous Petroleum Producers Group have signed a Service Level Agreement to drive local content implementation and simplify the procurement and tendering processes for oil and gas projects. The SLA, according to the NCDMB, was developed by the two parties in line with the provisions
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PENGASSAN calls for unity among oil workers
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Femi Asu THE President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Mr Francis Johnson, has called for unity among workers to enable them to achieve the goals of protecting jobs and improving their welfare. Johnson was quoted in a statement as saying this while addressing some members of the association after
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Schneider Electric gets Nigerian content equipment certificate
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Femi Asu The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has awarded Schneider Electric the Nigerian Content Equipment Certificate in recognition of its commitment to the local content policy. The NCEC, according to a statement from the firm, attests to the fact that Schneider Electric owns the assembly facility that it uses for integrating electrical and
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My Ogun gov ambition on course Akinlade
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
SAMUEL AWOYINFA Despite the submission of the name of Dapo Abiodun as the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for Ogun State by the National Working Committee of the party, the consensus candidate of the Yewa Elders Council, Adekunle Akinlade, has said he stands by the mandate freely given to him at the primary election held
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Many women wanted to marry me but God revealed who to marry Prophet Abiara
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Retired General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Samuel K. Abiara, speaks to JOY MARCUS about his love and ministry As one of the leaders of the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide, what kept you there for that long’ It is the decision of the church that when a leader attains the age of 75,
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Dogara laments crises across Nigeria, sues for calm
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
ARMSTRONG BAKAM The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has lamented the violent attacks in some parts of Nigeria describing the development as a major hindrance to the nations economic growth. Dogara stated this on Saturday while speaking at the 2018 Zaar Sayawa cultural festival, known as Lepm Zaar, held at Tafawa Balewa
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CDHR asks Lagos to ban child hawking, others
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
WILLIAMS BABALOLA The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Roy Olokungboye, has said the state government has not done enough to curb child harassment. Olokungboye, who spoke at a press conference aimed at creating awareness for the forthcoming CDHR child rights conference in Lagos, also lamented
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Senator Ita-Giwas youthful look
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olushola Ricketts Despite her age, the former presidential liaison officer to the National Assembly, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, will still give younger ladies a run for their money. Dressed in a beautiful see-through attire for the Mr. Nigeria pageant held last Sunday at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, the 72-year-old politician carried herself with finesse. Charged with
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Theres a sense of urgency in our political system Tope Fasua
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Founder and CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Limited, Tope Fasua, speaks to KORE OGIDAN on his career and political ambitions Tell us about what you do. Im the founder and CEO of Global Analytics Consulting Limited, which is a firm thats involved in consulting, HR management and finance. It was established in the United Kingdom
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Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG backs NLC planned strike
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU There may be shortage of fuel next week as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has pledged its loyalty to the Nigeria Labour Congress and any step that the NLC decides to take. The Federal Government on Friday obtained an order from the National Industrial Court restraining the organised labour
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Security agents ll henceforth arrest hate speech makers- Buhari
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
JOHN ALECHENU and LEKE BAYIEWU President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerian elites to stop misleading the people through their unguarded utterances. Buhari, who is the visitor to the University of Uyo, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the institution on Saturday. The President, who was
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Past govts abandoned 800 containers of power equipment Minister
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said past governments abandoned 800 containers of power equipment meant to help boost power generation in the country. The minister, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, made this known when he featured on a national television on Saturday to discuss the state of the nation.
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APC senators back Oshiomhole, state chairmen plot chairs removal
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo, Leke Baiyewu and Peter Dada Aggrieved governors in the ruling All Progressives Congress are wooing members of the Senate who lost tickets at the primaries in their plot to remove the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was reliably gathered on Friday that the aggrieved
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Most Nigerian lawyers not good in advocacy, says Osinbajo
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday said that the Nigeria legal profession was lagging behind in advocacy. Osinbajo made the remarks in Lagos at the SimonsCooper Advocacy Development Competition. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award, which is a biennial event, is sponsored by the SimmonsCoopers Partners, a law firm founded in 2006
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US urges INEC to invest in technology
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
ERIC DUMO, CALIFORNIA To make the casting of ballot smoother and safer, the United States through its various state and county electoral bodies has begun introducing new techniques that will facilitate that process. The move is part of wider measures taken by the government to make the highly anticipated November 6 mid-term elections successful and
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Global banks exit from Nigeria bad signal Experts
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
FEMI ASU A foremost financial and economics expert, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has described the exit of two global banks, HSBC and UBS, from Nigeria as a bad indicator. Also, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr Johnson Chukwu, also said Nigeria should be worried about the development. The Central Bank of Nigeria
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Olujimi, Aluko seek dissolution of Fayoses PDP exco
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State on Saturday affirmed the Senate Minority Leader, Chief Abiodun Olujinmi, as the leader of the party in the state. Governor Ayodele Fayose had been the leader of the party in the state. The members who met under the auspices of the PDP
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Late Ojukwus son admitted having diabetes before death Nnewi leader
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
TONY OKAFOR The President-General of the Nnewi Town Union, Nzuko Ora Nnewi, Chief Ugochukwu Udemezue, on Saturday, confirmed the death of Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Initial reports on Saturday indicated that the 60-year-old son of the Biafran warlord died in a Lagos hospital in the
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Otedolas funny dance steps
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olushola Ricketts If money could buy everything, the Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola, would have probably been one of the best dancers in the world. But unfortunately, wealth doesnt make one a good dancer. Inasmuch as its quite clear that Otedola likes entertainment as he attends music and comedy shows, the different dancing videos
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Taraba, army bicker over alleged illegal marshals training
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Justin Tyopuusu The Taraba State Government, on Saturday, accused the Commanding Officer of 20 Model Battalion Serti in Taraba State, Lt. Col. Sani Adamu, of raising a false alarm over the training of marshals by the state government to discredit the government. Adamu had, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, alleged that
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Has Senator Adeleke quit dancing
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olushola Ricketts Shortly before the Osun State governorship election in September, it seemed that Senator Ademola Adeleke, who is popularly called the dancing senator, would dance his way to become the Osun Government House, Osogbo. During the campaign, the senator showed his dancing skills at every opportunity he had. But for a while now, Adeleke
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FG seeking quick completion of Lagos roads Controller
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
TOBI AWORINDE The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Saturday said that the Federal Ministry of Works was working towards speedy completion of all road projects in Lagos. Kuti told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that progress had been achieved on section one of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction project,
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Dele Momodu causes a stir
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olushola Ricketts The Chairman of Ovation Group, Dele Momodu, caused a stir on the Internet during the week when he shared a video of the birthday celebration of a member of the Pyrates Confraternity, Dotun Olukoya. In the video shared on Instagram, the members of the confraternity were spotted wearing red caps and head bands.
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Still on Yomi Folawiyos health
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Olushola Ricketts Since Yomi Folawiyo, the younger brother of billionaire businessman, Tunde Folawiyo, took ill, nothing has been heard of him. Yomi, who has had two failed marriages, was regarded as a vibrant man with taste and class, but due to his health, he was forced to quit a life he once enjoyed. The story
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Dickson reinstates appointees who lost PDP primaries
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Simon Utebor Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has reinstated the all political appointees who resigned their positions to contest the primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party but lost. Similarly, all state civil servants who resigned their appointments to contest in the primaries but failed to clinch the partys tickets have been reinstated. The Special
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Amidst wailing, Ogbaje buried in Benue
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
John Charles A 13-year-old girl, Elizabeth Ogbaje, who was raped to death by her aunts husband, Mr Andrew Ogbuja, and his son, Victor, was buried amid tears on Friday. The burial, which held in Ogene-Amejo, Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State, was marked by series of eulogies. The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who
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Competence and character will determine my cabinet Ezekwesili
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
A former Minister of Education and presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili, in this interview with OZIOMA UBABUKOH, says only competent and capable people of high ethical standards should occupy leadership positions in the country Were you motivated by your presidential ambition to initiate the world catholic movement’ Not
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Restructuring will address 90% of Nigerias problems PANDEF leader
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
One of the founders of the Pan Niger Delta Forum and former lawmaker representing Delta South Senatorial District, Chief Stella Omu, shares with THEOPHILUS ONOJEGHEN how restructuring will help resolve many of the problems in the country What is your idea of restructuring’ When people talk about restructuring, they will think that it is something
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