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WAEC appoints new registrar

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed a new registrar\CEO for the organisation.

He is Mr Pateh Bah, from The Gambia.

Mr Bah, who graduated with Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1997 from Pune University, Maharashtra, India, succeded Dr Iyi Uwadiae, a Nigerian, for a five- year single term as applicable for the position.

The Head of Public Affairs Unit of the examination body in Nigeria, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday.

According to him, the new registrar who had already assumed office since October 1, worked with the Gambia’s Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for one year before joining the service of WAEC at its Gambia National Office in 1991.

He rose through the ranks to become the substantive head of the national office of WAEC Gambia from October 2012 to September 2019 where he assumed the current office as the 13th registrar to the council.

He said his appointment was ratified by the International Governing Board of WAEC at its 67th annual meeting held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in March this year.

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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

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[BREAKING] COVID-19: Nigeria records another eight new cases, toll now 97

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria hit 97 on Saturday evening with eight fresh cases, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” it stated.

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

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COVID-19: Please, pray for my husband, El-Rufai’s wife begs Nigerians

Hadiza Isma, the wife of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to Nigerians to offer prayers for the quick recovery of her husband who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

She made the appeal a few minutes after her husband disclosed that he tested positive for the virus on Twitter.

THE WITNESS reports that El-Rufai had on Saturday announced that he had been infected with the virus but had no symptoms.

“Dear Tweeps, my husband, the Governor of Kaduna State has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep us in your prayers,” she tweeted.

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BREAKING: El-Rufai tests positive for coronavirus

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2023 Presidency: Why power should go to the south - El-rufai

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The governor, in a live broadcast said he submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in positive.

He stated he has been in isolation according to doctors’ order.

He said: “Earlier this week, I submited a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in this evening and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing COVID-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our COVID Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time,” he said

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