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NECO: 233,000 students to retake missed subjects

The National Examination Council, NECO, has on Wednesday, 13 January announced the release of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (internal) results – The Punch reports

According to the report, a total of 233,000 candidates, who were prevented from taking the NECO examination due to the #EndSARS protests, would be accommodated to sit for the exam again.

The resit for the exam is scheduled for between Monday, 1 February and Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The concerned states are Abia, Enugu, Edo, River, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, Oyo, Kano, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Trump impeached for the second time

The United States House of Representatives has voted a 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump for a record second time – The Cable reports

On Wednesday, 13 January 2021, majority of house members — including 10 Republicans — voted in favour of impeaching the president for encouraging his supporters to storm the Congress on January 6.

Plateau to prosecute locals spreading false information about COVID-19

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has stated that the level of misinformation on COVID-19 in the state is becoming alarming – Premium Times reports

The governor, who had earlier contracted the virus and recovered, spoke about his experience at a meeting held in the state secretariat on Wednesday, 13 January 2020. He also talked about sanctions to be placed on perpetrators of misinformation.

“For those who are in denial and continue to misinform others that COVID-19 does not exist, I want to warn them to desist. I, as the number one citizen of the state, was a victim and God helped me to come out of it. I can tell you that it is not a joke and I do not wish even my enemies such experience,” he said.

UNILAG announces resumption date

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has announced the resumption date for online classes on January 25, 2021 – Daily Post reports

The information is contained in the revised academic calendar released Wednesday, 13 January 2021. The first semester of the 2019/2020 academic session is set to run until Thursday, 1 April 2021.

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