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Education:

1. WAEC denies rating Abia best in 2023 WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has denied rating Abia State as the best-performing state in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

2. FG warns against sexual harassment in varsities

The Federal Government has warned against sexual harassment in Nigerian universities, saying it will not tolerate the practice.

3. Kwara Poly disowns suspects who killed club owner

The Kwara State Polytechnic has disowned two suspects who were arrested for killing a club owner in Ilorin, the state capital.

4. Reps confirm NDDC board, management designates

The House of Representatives has confirmed the nominees of the president for the board and management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

5. Nine corps members get extension in Gombe, Sokoto

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has granted a one-year extension of service to nine corps members in Gombe and Sokoto states.

6. Kaduna varsity students vow to boycott exam over blackout

Students of Kaduna State University have vowed to boycott their examinations over a prolonged blackout on campus.

Security:

1. Meet new EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede

Ola Olukoyede, a lawyer and pastor, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Technology:

1. Musk’s X rejects claims of disinformation on Israel-Gaza violence

Elon Musk’s X has rejected claims that it allowed disinformation on the Israel-Gaza violence to spread on its platform.

Politics:

1. LP factions bicker over Obi’s names on NYSC, UNN certificates

Factions within the Labour Party (LP) are bickering over the spelling of Peter Obi’s name on his NYSC and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) certificates.

2. Akpabio presents Ifeanyi Ubah to Ganduje hours after defection

Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, presented Ifeanyi Ubah, the senator representing Anambra South, to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, hours after Ubah defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

3. High performing UTME student honoured in Edo

The Edo State Government has honoured a high-performing student in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Business:

1. CBN lifts forex ban on 43 items

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has lifted the foreign exchange (forex) ban on 43 items.

Foreign:

1. US plans flights to evacuate citizens from Israel — White House

The United States government plans to operate flights to evacuate American citizens from Israel amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas.

2. Israeli attack on Palestinians war crime, Islamic group alleges

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector has alleged that the Israeli attack on Palestinians is a war crime.

Entertainment:

1. I’m too pretty not to carry my own child – Bobrisky hints on becoming a mother

Controversial Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky, has hinted that he wants to become a mother.

2. You said BBNaija immoral – Daddy Freeze mocks pastors as Ilebaye offers N12m tithe

Media personality, Daddy Freeze, has mocked pastors who have condemned the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, as immoral, but are now accepting tithe from one of its winners, Ilebaye.

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