India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Boko Haram Strikes Again, Abduct Scores Of Girls In Yobe State

Compound of Dapachi Girls School in Yobe

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks ago, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed that the Boko Haram Insurgents has been technically defeated, stressing that the factional leader of the terrorist’s group, Ibrahim Shekau, has fled, with serious degrees of injuries sustained during a face-off with the Military Joint Task Force, JTF, who had been restoring peace back to the North Eastern part of the country. Sadly, in a twist of fate, the terrorist group struck yesterday, as scores of young girls were declared missing, havinn been abducted…

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JAMB: House of Mystery and Scandals

Adamu Adamu, Education Minister

By Oji Odu How ready is the Joint Admission and Martriculations Board (JAMB) saddled with the responsibility of conducting examinations into the nations tertiary institutions to conduct this year’s examinations from March 9 to March 17 with all the mysterious scandals that have engulfed the board in recent times? Head, Media and Information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Febian Benjamin, had on Sunday, February 17, said the much anticipated conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on Feb. 26. According to him, a…

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Chimamanda Fires Back

Chimamanda Adiche, Nigerian Writer

By Oji Odu She considered it as an insult, not only on Nigeria, the giant of Africa in most ramifications, but on the African continent in general. Not able to hold herself any longer, the literary giant took a swipe at the French who saw Nigeria as a bookless country. Chimamanda Adiche,  Nigerian writer was being interviewed on a live show in Paris on Friday, January 26, 2018, at “The Night of Ideas”, when she was asked if Nigeria has bookshops. Her reply was epic. During the course of the…

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