• How I issued Buhari his WAEC certificate – Alex Ajayi

    How I issued Buhari his WAEC certificate – Alex Ajayi

    First graduate from Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, and campaign director to the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo during the 1976 Presidential election, 86-year-old Alex Ajayi said he issued President Muhammadu Buhari, Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida their WAEC certificates.

    Speaking with the newsmen, he recalled how his hard work as the Principal of Fiditi Grammar School, Oyo State, at age 26 in 1956, where he produced the first set of students in 1959, gave him a job in the West African Examinations […]

  • LASU extends deadline for certificate collection

    LASU extends deadline for certificate collection

    In order to clear its registry of backlog, the Lagos State University (LASU) has extended the deadline for collection of certificates by its graduates by another two weeks.

    Mr Adekoya Martins, the Acting Head, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations of the institution‎, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the extension was due to the impressive turnout by the graduates.

    NAN reports that LASU management had on Sept. 30 said that 24,734 certificates of graduates, […]

  • Drama as Buhari’s NCC board nominee presents one-year diploma certificate as academic qualification

    Drama as Buhari’s NCC board nominee presents one-year diploma certificate as academic qualification

    One of the arrowheads for the campaign that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria be scrapped, Alhaji Aliyu Saidu Abubakar, on Wednesday, insisted that Nigeria does not deserve a bicameral legislature.

    Aliyu, who is a nominee representing the North East in the proposed Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated that the upper legislative chamber was a waste of fund and government resources.

    The nominee had appeared before the Senator Gilbert Nnaji-led committee on Communications for the ongoing […]

  • Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    Customs sacks 17 officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed 17 junior officers for drug addiction, certificate forgery, theft and absenteeism, the service spokesman, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

    Adeniyi said that two other officers also had their appointments terminated for illegally absenting themselves from duty, while one officer was retired for drug addiction.

    “Seventeen (17) junior officers of the NCS have been dismissed from the service for offences ranging from drug addiction, certificate forgery, […]

  • Plateau PDP urges Saraki, INEC to declare Dariye’s seat vacant, issue Certificate of Return to Molwus

    Plateau PDP urges Saraki, INEC to declare Dariye’s seat vacant, issue Certificate of Return to Molwus

    More reactions have continued to trail the defection of Senator Joshua Dariye from the PDP to the ruling APC, with the PDP in his senatorial district, on Monday calling on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to declare the senator’s seat vacant and urging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue a certificate of return to the Hon. Alexander Molwus who came second during the party’s primary election.

    The lawmaker representing Plateau central at the upper chamber of the National Assembly […]

  • Retrieve Ogah’s Certificate to Douse Tension in the State – CSOs Urge INEC

    Retrieve Ogah’s Certificate to Douse Tension in the State – CSOs Urge INEC

    Following the confusion and uncertainties that has set in since the High Court removal of Governor Ikpeazu from office, a civil society group has weighed in on the subsequent effect the ruling has had on the state.

    As the controversy on who the legitimate governor of Abia State continues, a coalition of civil society organisations has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to retrieve the certificate of return it issued to one of the parties in the crisis, Dr. Uche […]

  • Why we issued Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as Governor of Abia State – INEC explains

    Why we issued Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah as Governor of Abia State – INEC explains

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why the first runner up in the 2014 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial primary election in Abia State, Uche Ogah was issued with Certificate of Return on Thursday.

    An Abuja Federal High Court had on Monday annulled the election of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for alleged tax evasion and also ordered INEC to issue Ogah with Certificate of Return.

    Explaining why Ogah was issued with the Certificate of Return, INEC’s National Commissioner, in […]

  • Okezie Ikpeazu reacts to issuance of Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah

    Okezie Ikpeazu reacts to issuance of Certificate of Return to Uche Ogah

    Embattled Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has reacted to the issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as governor of Abia State.

    A statement he personally signed on Thursday said it was said that INEC carried out the issuance, “despite dependency of a notice of appeal and motion on stay of the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja”.

    He added that, “Our laws are clear on […]

  • INEC issues certificate of return to Uche Ogar as Governor of Abia State … See more photos

    INEC issues certificate of return to Uche Ogar as Governor of Abia State … See more photos

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday issued certificate of return to Uche Ogah, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the new governor of Abia state.

    This follows Monday’s judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja annulling the election of Okezie Ikpeazu over alleged tax evasion.

    The Justice Okon Abang-led court had held that Ikpeazu submitted false tax information to his party, the PDP during the governorship primary in December 2014, and as such was not qualified to contest […]

  • Lawyer withdraws certificate suit against Buhari, alleges threat to life

    Lawyer withdraws certificate suit against Buhari, alleges threat to life

    A lawyer, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of requisite certificate for the office of President.

    Ahaaiwe sought the disqualification of Buhari saying the President he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he claimed.

    However, he filed the notice of discontinuance, dated June 27, and did not give any reason for withdrawing […]

  • President Buhari’s certificate suit adjourned indefinitely

    President Buhari’s certificate suit adjourned indefinitely

    Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, indefinitely adjourned a suit challenging the academic credentials of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Justice Adeniyi in his ruling said that the case was being adjourned indefinitely, following a notice of appeal filed by President Buhari.

    Recall that President Buhari had Wednesday, appealed against a previous ruling of the court dismissing his preliminary objection to the suit filed by Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, an Abuja-based lawyer.

    Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had in his suit argued that President Buhari was […]