School drags WAEC to court for withholding results of 100 students

The Christ National Model College, Ido, Ibadan, has sued the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over the seizure of the May/June 2015 results of the school.

At the hearing of the suit on Tuesday, justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the federal high court, Ibadan, adjourned the case till April 6.

The judge adjourned the case in order to allow WAEC appear in court to defend itself.

Elizabeth Shittu, counsel to the plaintiff, had approached the court to order the examination body to release the 2015 May/June SSCE results of 100 of its students.

According to Shittu, one of the allegations levelled against the secondary school by WAEC was that the 100 students who sat for the examination cheated.

She said WAEC also alleged that the school carried out substitution of some examination papers like Animal Husbandry and English Language while the school failed to explain how the substitution was done.

But the plaintiff’s counsel argued that such substitution should not have led to the cancellation of all the papers of the entire students of the school.


Source: The Cable

Three days after Rivers Rerun, INEC yet to announce several results.

About three days after a total of 21 constituencies went into elections in Rivers State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is yet to announce final results for most of the areas.

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, INEC conducted the rescheduled Rivers national and state assemblies rerun and supplementary elections across three senatorial districts, eight federal constituencies and 10 state constituencies.

The voting exercise – and later counting of votes and collation of results – took place amid widespread violence that claimed lives, including police officers, irregularities and ‘overt’ bias by security operatives and electoral personnel, reports by the media and observer groups say.

Of the 21 constituencies, as of early Tuesday, results are only known for 10 – the three senatorial districts, four federal constituencies and three state constituencies.

PDP Surpasses APC In Senatorial Contests

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won senatorial elections in the Rivers East and Rivers West districts, leaving one, Rivers South East senatorial district, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

In Rivers South East, APC’s Magnus Abe clinched victory to earn a second term in the Senate. He polled 125,938 votes to trounce Olaka Nwogu of  the PDP  who garnered 25,394 votes, INEC said. The district witnessed cases of violence and irregularities with security operatives caught on video snatching election materials in Bodo, Gokana LGA and two persons dead in Luwii, Tai LGA amid gunfight.

Rivers East result was declared on Monday afternoon after confrontation between PDP members led by Governor Nyesom Wike and security operatives at the collation centre in Port Harcourt. There, PDP’s George Sekibo scored 93,098 votes to defeat APC’s Andrew Uchendu who had 34,193 votes. Arch rivals, Mr. Wike and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, APC leader and Minister for Transport, are from Rivers East.

Shortly after return was made in Rivers East Monday afternoon, INEC announced Osinakachukwu Ideozu of the PDP winner in Rivers West, bringing PDP’s senatorial seats to two. Mr Ideozu scored 107,166 votes. He defeated Otelemaba Amachree of the APC who garnered 48,898 votes.

Parties reject opposing victories

PDP rejected the election of Mr. Abe as Rivers South East Senator-elect, saying there was no election in the zone; rather, INEC, Army and the Police aided APC to earn victory. The rejection came after Mr. Abe had urged PDP to accept his election, having been declared winner by INEC already. He said “Rivers people have suffered enough.”

But APC also vowed to legally challenge Mr. Sekibo’s election in the Rivers East. On Monday, Dakuku Peterside, an APC leader and NIMASA boss who was the party’s flag bearer in the 2015 governorship election, told journalists that results had not been conclusively collated in Etche, Port Harcourt City and Emohua LGAs, yet PDP was announced winner even without APC’s agent present.


APC candidates – Barry Mpigi and Maurice Pronen – were declared winners of elections to represent Tai/Oyigbo/Eleme and Gokana/ Khana federal constituencies respectively in the Federal House of Representatives.

Mr. Mpigi scored 48,760 votes to defeat PDP’s Jacobson Nbina with 11,737 votes, while Mr. Pronen had 68,219 votes to defeat Dum Dekor with 20,329.

In Okrika/Ogu/Bolo federal constituency, PDP claimed its first Reps seat in the rerun elections. PDP’s Gogo Tamuno with 11,668 voted defeated APC’s Maureen Tamuno who had 5,995.

Also, PDP’s Boma Goodhead won the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru federal constituency. In the result announced by the Returning Officer on Monday at in Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku-Toru LGA, Ms. Goodhead, said to be a younger sister to ex-militant, Asari Dokubo, scored 39,444 votes, to defeat APC’s Dewari George who had 8,817 votes.

Mr. Dokubo was said to have mobilised some supporters to the collation centre to demand result be announced after initial delay. Mr. Dokubo later joined his sister on street jubilation.

Eight federal constituencies went into the rerun and supplementary polls. With outcomes in four now declared – PDP and APC taking two each – results from the remaining four are being expected.

Ikwere/Emohua, Opobo/Nkoro/Andoni, Degema/Bonny, and Etche/Omuma federal constituencies are the remaining four from which final results are still being expected


It is only in three state constituencies that final results have been declared, with APC winning two, and PDP one.

In Khana state constituency II, APC’s Friday Nkeeh scored 15,000 votes to defeat PDP’s Dinebari Loolo who had 4,000 votes. Both winner and loser had round figures! In Gokana state constituency, APC’s Innocent Barikor won with 24,624 votes.

Bonny state constituency was won by the PDP. The party’s Abinye Pepple scored 6,610 to win the seat.

Thus, final results by INEC are being expected from seven state constituencies namely  Eleme, Asari-Toru I, Asari-Toru II, Andoni,, Etche II, Ikwere, and Degema.

Summarily, out of the 10 constituencies where results have been released so far, PDP and APC have five each. PDP has two senatorial seats, two Reps seats and one State Assembly seat, while APC has one senatorial seat, two Reps seats and two State Assembly seats.

The rerun polls were held following invalidation of the 2015 national and state assemblies elections in Rivers State. Although the elections had earlier been slated for March 19, violence marred the polls then, forcing INEC to suspend the exercise – and finally held during the week.

Rivers State has notorious history of electoral violence, and tough talks by opposing political actors helped stoke tension and prepare ground for violence that characterised the electoral exercise in the state on Saturday.

At least five persons lost their lives, but previous elections recorded greater tragedies. Although there were cases of overt bias, huge deployment of military and security personnel for the Saturday’s elections helped improve the security of exercise.

Full List: Results of Rivers legislative rerun election #RiversRerun

Results of the Rivers state legislative rerun election are still being collated in some constituencies.


So far, two senatorial districts, three federal constituencies, and three state constituencies have been declared.


Mustapha Lecky, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) national commissioner in the south-south, has said the exercise will not go beyond Monday.


See, at a glance, how things stand at the moment:



Name Party LGA Votes
Andrew Uchendu APC Rivers East senatorial district 34,193
George Sekibo PDP Rivers East senatorial district 93,098
Magnus Abe APC Rivers South East senatorial district 125,938
Olaka Nwogu PDP Rivers South East senatorial district 25,394
Otelemaba Amachree APC Rivers west senatorial district 48,898
Osinachukwu Ideozu PDP Rivers west senatorial district 107,166


Name Party Constituency Votes
Maureen Tamuno APC Okrika Ogu/Bolo federal constituency 5,995
Okwulehie Ikechukwu PDP Okrika Ogu/Bolo federal constituency 11,668
Maurice Pronen APC Khana/Gokana federal constituency 68,219
Dumnamene Dekor PDP Khana/Gokana federal constituency 20,329
Barry Mpigi APC Tai/Oyigbo/Eleme federal constituency 48,760
Jacobson Nbina PDP Tai/Oyigbo/Eleme federal constituency 11,737


Name Party Constituency Votes
Friday Nkeeh APC Khana state constituency 2 15,000
Dinebari Loolo PDP Khana state constituency 2 4,000
Henry Halliday APC Bonny state constituency 2,330
Abinye Pepple PDP Bonny state constituency 6,610
Innocent Barikor APC Gokana state constituency 24,624

Ghanaian opposition leads with over 500,000 votes but results delayed

The Electoral  Commission of Ghana has been accused of delaying results as the opposition leads the sitting president with over 500,000 votes.

According to Joy News, a leading news platform in the west African country, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is leading the poll with 4,213,710 votes to his name.

President John Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) have only been able to 3,710,702 votes from 206 constituencies provisionally declared so far, trailing with over 500,000 votes.

With 69 constituencies to go, the electoral commission halted the announcement of results, leading to a convergence of young Ghanaians at the Bawku Central Constituency, to protest delay. But they were dispersed by police shots, fired into the air.

“We in the NPP are quietly confident that we have won a famous and historic victory,” Akufo-Addo said, as his party picked up majority of the seats in parliament.

Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, a senior official of the ruling party, countered that Mahama was “comfortably ahead” and asked his supporters to remain calm.

“The results are still trickling in and the call and declaration by the NPP is irresponsible and treasonable because it can throw this country into chaos,” he said.

Joy News already projects Akufo-Addo as president-elect.

Donald Trump Says He’ll Accept The Election Results, But Only If He Wins

After refusing to confirm he’d accept the results of next month’s election during the third presidential debate, Donald Trump has now edited his statement to add the caveat he’d “totally accept the results” if he were to win.

“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” Trump said to thunderous applause during a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio on Thursday.

“Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result,” he continued. “And always, I will follow and abide by all of the rules and traditions of all of the many candidates who have come before me. Always.”

Trump’s refusal to say he’d concede the election if he were to lose has received criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, with both pointing out that the very fabric of American democracy is dependent on a peaceful transition between presidents and faith in the electoral system.

During the debate on Wednesday, Trump would not directly answer how he’d react to the election results, only saying “I will tell you at the time” and “I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” Clinton responded by calling this “horrifying.”

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#EdoDecides: APC Leads PDP By 5,616 Votes Halfway To Results Announcement

The electoral commission, INEC, has announced the results of nine of the 18 local governments in Edo State.

The results show that the ruling All Progressives Congress won in 5 local governments while the Peoples Democratic Party won in 4 local governments.

The APC so far has 142,424 votes while the PDP has 136,808 votes.

The ruling party candidate, Godwin Obaseki, thus leads his main challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP by 5,616 votes.

Read more details of the officially announced results here.


Why Nigeria Did Not Achieve Much Results– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said although Nigeria recognised her problems early enough, the country wasted so many opportunities.

This, he said, made the nation not to achieve much results.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President as speaking while receiving Executive Members of Association of Africa Automotive Manufacturers led by the chairman, Mr. Jeff Nemeth, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari said in order to reverse the trend, the Federal Government must avoid the mistakes of the past.

“We must avoid the mistakes made in the past by both government and manufacturers, and we are ready to get investment from all quarters, so that we can improve the lives of our people,” he said.

The President lamented that Nigeria failed to develop on automobile initiatives started in Bauchi, Kaduna and Ibadan, and depended too much on oil as mainstay of her economy.

“We are making efforts to start our steel industry all over again. I see vast opportunities for both the country and those who invest here,” the President said.

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INEC Releases Five Additional Results In Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday night released five more results of the March 19 rerun elections.
Three federal and two  state constituency seats were released by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak, at the commission’s head office in Port Harcourt.

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates cleared the three federal seats.
In Port Harcourt Federal  Constituency 1, Kenneth Chikere (PDP) won by polling 18,904 votes, to defeat Igo Aguma (APC), who scored 6,035 votes.
In Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, Blessing Nsiegbe (PDP) scored 6,968 votes to defeat Collins Owhondah (APC), who polled 3,154 votes.
For Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Kingsley Chinda of PDP scored 27,895 votes, while the APC candidate, Anthony Okocha, got 9,514 votes.
Also, the APC candidate, Benibo Anabraba,  clinched the state constituency seat for Akuku-Toru 2 by scoring 2,970 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Tonye Alalibo, who was disqualified.
Adoki Smart of the PDP in Port Harcourt Constituency 2  scored 15,244 votes to beat Mrs. Irene Inimgba of the APC, who polled 2,844 votes.
The PDP has clinched 3 federal  seats and  10 state seats, while the APC got two seats from the results announced so far.

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NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2015 Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO), has released the results of the November/December 2015 Senior School Certificate Examinations.


Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, NECO’s Registrar and Chief Executive, disclosed this on Wednesday in Minna while addressing newsmen.


He said that a total of 50,060 candidates registered, out of which 47,507 sat for English Language while 47,554 sat for Mathematics. Garba said that out of the number that sat for English,29,718 representing 62.55 per cent obtained credit pass while 32, 484 that sat for Mathematics representing 68.30% passed at credit level.


He said that of the 39,389 candidates that sat for Biology, 17,227 or 43.73 per cent obtained credit pass. For Chemistry, out of 22,284 candidates that sat for the examination, 11,951 representing 53.63 per cent made it at credit level. The registrar added that out of 22,201 candidates who sat for Physics, 818 or 3.68 per cent passed the subject at credit level, while in Geography, 19, 781 candidates sat for the examination, and 3,851 or 19.46 per cent passed at credit level.


Garba pointed out that performance of candidates in Government indicates that out of 23,497 candidates that wrote the subject, 10,226 or 43.52 per cent made it at credit level. He said that in Economics, 39,406 candidates sat for the examination and 23,991 or 60.88 per cent passed the subject at credit level.


“In view of the fact that the examination was for private candidates who were no longer in the school system and looking for one or two credits, the desperation to engage in malpractice was high. “This led to an increase in the percentage of candidates involved in malpractice, compared to the figure for 2014,” he said.


Garba said that the NECO was devising more ways to reduce malpractice in the examinations in order to counter the various illegal strategies adopted by candidates. He said that malpractice was on the increase, adding that a comparative study showed an increase between 2014 and 2015 in most subjects.


“A comparative analysis of malpractice cases by subject revealed that while 635 cases were recorded in English Language in 2014, 1,075 cases were recorded in 2015. “Also, in Mathematics, 634 cases of malpractice were recorded in 2014 while 1,799 cases were recorded in 2015.


“In Economics, 570 cases of malpractice were recorded in 2014, while 880 were recorded in 2015. In Government, 363 cases were recorded in 2014 while 564 were recorded in 2015,” he said. Garba advised candidates to access their results on NECO website, using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.




Bayelsa State Governorship Re-run Election: Early Results Emerge

Results from the Supplementary poll in Bayelsa are emerging.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is the only body recognised by law to declare result and announce winner.

The underlisted results are not verified or authenticated by INEC but a product of field report and Citizens report.


PU 012
PDP 81
APC 31

UNIT 08:

APC 26,
PDP 68.

Angiama Community- Ward 2 SILGA, PU 003 (Isianlubo Open space)

APC- 15.

PDP- 210

Silga constituency 2
UNIT 11:

PDM 1,
APA 1,
APC 27,
PDP 110

Ward 9 unit 21
Constituency 1 Ammasomma
Pdp – 151
Apc – 25

Unit 12
Pdp – 92
Apc -26

Unit 11
Pdp – 67
Apc – 23

Unit – 1
Pdp – 94
Apc – 12

Ofoniawor Community Square PU 011

APC 35
PDP 35

Sagbama LGA, Otuasamoh PU 014
APC 43
PDP 39

Ward 10
Oyeke Open Space Yenagoa PU 009
APC 78
PDP 61

Nembe( Ogbolomabiri)
Ward 2:
PDP: 412
APC: 06

Ward: 8
PDP: 245
APC: 8

Ward: 9
PDP: 505
APC: 6




WARD 1 Constituency 2


PU 29
PDP 149
APC 71

PU 30
PDP 105
APC 55

Polling Unit 31
PDP 217
APC 90

Unit 8 ward one in constituency 2 Silga

Pdp 62
Apc 26
Dpm 1
Dpc 1

Otuegwe ward 2 unit 09

PDP 124


Ward 2 unit 015

Onuebum Ogbia

APC – 27
PDP – 55
DPC- 2

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WAEC Releases November/December 2015 Results

The West African Examination Council on Friday released the November/December 2015 General Certificate Examination result.

The Head of National Office of the Council, Isaac Adenipekun, who announced the result in Lagos, said results of 235,542 out of the 237,154 candidates that sat for the examination were fully processed and released.

He also said 1,612 candidates (0.68%) had some of their subjects still being processed as a result of some errors.

Mr. Adenipekun, said 79,490 candidates (33.51%) got six credits and above while 113,573 others (47.88%) obtained five credits.

Mathematics and English were among the subjects, he said.

A total of 146,253 candidates (61.67%) obtained credits and above in four subjects, 175,718 others (74.09%) got credits and above in three subjects and 200,304 candidates (84.46%) obtained credits and above in two subjects.

Mr. Adenipekun praised the supervisors, invigilators, custodians, security agencies and other ad-hoc personnel for their role in the conduct of the examination.

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Kogi: Wada Sets Up Transition C’ttee To Challenge Election Results

Kogi State governor Idris Wada has set up a Transition Committee to drive the process of handing over to a new government in the state.

According to the governor, the committee which is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olugbemiro Jegede, is expected to manage the process leading to the handover of power to a new administration by January 27, 2016.

The transition committee, the governor noted, is to work with a similar committee by the All Progressives Congress, APC to ensure a smooth transition of power and to avoid any vacuum in government.

The governor also set up a Steering Committee to be headed by the deputy governor, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi.

The two committees which are expected to put the performance of the administration in clear perspectives before the handover date are to be inaugurated today.

Meanwhile, Governor Wada has said that he will challenge the result of the November 21 governorship election in the state in court.

The governor made this known while addressing stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at a meeting in Lokoja.

Wada said the decision to challenge the result of the election in which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election is to seek proper interpretation of the law and relevant sections of the constitution and the Electoral Act in connection with the election.


Unilag Releases Post UTME Results

The University of Lagos said a total of 17, 935 candidates of the 31,955 that sat for its 2015 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) recently, passed the screening exercise.

This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Information, Mr Olagoke Oke in Lagos.

It would be recalled that 31,955 candidates who scored 200 marks and chose the university as their school of first choice participated at the recent 2015 JAMB-organised UTME.

The statement explained that 26, 732 of the candidates registered for the post UTME screening for admissions into University of Lagos for the 2015/2016 session.

“A total of 17,935 candidates passed the screening test with a minimum score of 40 per cent…”

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Lawmaker Disgraced For Allegedly Forging UNIPORT Certificate

Following alleged forgery of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Certificate by one lawmaker representing Aba North State Constituency, Mr. Emeka Nnamani, the institution has through its Registrar disowned the lawmaker, Nnamani as a graduate of the University, saying he did not graduate.

The National and State Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Umuahia was told that Mr. Emeka Nnamani representing Aba North State Constituency allegedly forged a University of Port Harcourt certificate he submitted to INEC for the April 2015 elections.

Nnamani was also alleged to still be a member of the PDP in his home State, Enugu while he contested the election on the platform of APGA in Abia State where he resides.

These were the submissions of Dr. [Mrs.] Blessing Nwagba of the PDP who is challenging the election of Emeka Nnamani at the tribunal.

Meanwhile, the tribunal headed by Justice S. Yahuzu has admitted in evidence a letter from the Registrar of the University of Port Harcourt disowning Nnamani as a graduate of the University.

Yabatech Expels 73 Students Over Forged Certificates

The Academic Board of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, has expelled 73 students of the college for presenting suspected forged results. A statement issued by the college today said that the affected students were those pursuing part-time programs for National Diploma and Higher National Diploma.

Signed by the Deputy Registrar of the college, Mrs Titilayo Obadimu, the statement said the affected students registered for 2013/2014 academic session. The results were discovered during the verification exercise of Senior Secondary School Certificates and National Diploma results. It said further that 46 students for National Diploma and 27 students for Higher National Diploma were affected.

“All affected students are advised to hand the property of the college in their possession, including student identity cards, to their various heads of department, the librarian and the dean of students’ affairs with immediate effect,’’ the statement said.

WAEC to release withheld WASSCE results Thursday

The West African Examination Council has announced it will release the results of the May/June 2015 West African Senior School Certificate, WASSCE, that was earlier withheld due to indebtedness by some states within 24 hours.


WAEC had withheld results of about 13 states which it said were yet to pay the examination fees of students from their states when it released the results of the other states on Monday.


However, after a meeting between officials of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and officials of the examination body in Abuja on Wednesday, Charles Eguridu, Head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, told journalists in Abuja the council has decided to listen to appeals to release the results, especially because affected candidates would need the results for admission purposes.


Eguridu who said the Council realized that the default in payment of the examination fees by the states was because of the prevailing economic challenges facing the country said the results will be released in the next 24 hours.


“Our decision to open this window of opportunity, that is the resort to advance payment guarantees for affected states, was as a result of our appreciation of the prevailing economic challenges facing the nation and in order not to jeopardise the educational progress of the candidates of the affected states.


“However, following appeals from our stakeholders, including parents, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of secondary Schools, notable Nigerians, other well -meaning citizens and most importantly, the intervention of secretariat of Nigeria governor’s Forum, which we have informed is on the directive of the chairman of the forum, governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, who has indicated that the forum will positively resolve the matter as soon as possible, we have decided to hearken to appeals and review our earlier position.


“More so, the continued withholding of the results will adversely affect the educational prospects of the affected candidates for admission purposes.


“Consequently, the management of the council has decided that the results of the candidates of indebted states would be released in deference to all the appeals and commitment of the NGF.


“The results are, therefore, to be uploaded on our result website in the next 24 hours. This decision is based on our wish not to impede the educational progress of any Nigerian child”.


Eguridu who refused to mention the name of the indebted states however appealed for the payment of the examination debts which he said was necessary to ensure that the examination body meet its financial obligations to supervisors, examiners as well as service providers and other creditors.

39% obtain credit in English/Maths as WAEC releases 2015 SSCE result

Following the release of the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, result, only 38.68 per cent of those who participated, amounting to 616,370 candidates had credit pass in five subjects including  English Language and Mathematics.

This was announced on Monday in Yaba, Lagos by the WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, who said: “Out of 1,593,442 candidates who sat for the examinations, only 616,370 candidates, representing 38.68% obtained credits in five subjects and above including English Language and Mathematics.”

Comparing the result to that of previous years, Eguridu said that in 2013, the total number of candidates who obtained five credits in English and Mathematics were 639,760 representing 38.30 per cent while in 2014only 529,425 candidates representing 31.28 per cent obtained five credits in English and Mathematics.

WAEC releases 2015 SSCE results, withholds 118,101 candidates’ results

The West African Examinations Council has released the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination results, withholding 118,101 candidates’ results out of the 1.5 million students that sat for the examination.

Head of WAEC National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, made this announcement at a press conference in Lagos on Monday.

Eguridu added that the states owing WAEC had reduced to 13, saying the candidates in public schools in the 13 states would not have their results until their state governments pay their candidates’ registration fees.

The examination body had earlier raised an alarm that 19 states owed the agency about N4bn, an amount that might cripple the operations of WAEC.

Best Foods For Weight Loss & Quick Results

Listed below are a few of the best food categories to promote healthy digestive health. They each have helpful functions to cleanse your body of harmful toxins and promote overall wellness:

1. Foods that are Rich in Fiber

You are probably going to notice one recurring theme throughout this article. That theme is the use of healthy dietary fiber. This is an important dietary staple to focus on since our current diets tend to lack the right amounts of fiber for healthy digestion. It is recommended that you try to get in between 25 to 35 grams of healthy fiber each day for optimal results. Supplements like psyllium husk are convenient ways for people to get the right amount due to their concentrated form. You can get them in powder or pill form and easily fit fiber into your nutritional regime.

2. Raw Fruit and Veggies

Plenty of people are surprised to find that the answer to their digestive problems is found naturally around them. You don’t have to go to the store to find some form of medical treatment when most types of fruit and veggies provide the same results. They are high in dietary fiber and contain other health boosting compounds like antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Studies show that green veggies that are rich in chlorophyll are especially effective in protecting the digestive track. Read also my article how to detoxify your body using chlorophyll.

3. Probiotics and Fermented Foods

One of the more surprising ways to cleanse your colon is through the use of healthy bacteria. I know, when you hear the term bacteria it usually isn’t associated with health benefits, but there are many types of it that are actually quite good for you. They contain soluble fibers like inulin which aid in eliminating the build up of toxins in your colon. Foods like yogurt and sauerkraut as well as fermented drinks like kefir and kombucha are usually rich in these types of bacteria. You can find here 9 reasons to take probiotics and why its so good for you as well as the top 10 fermented foods for your health.

4. Water

A common issue amongst people with colon problems is dehydration. Incorporating more liquids into your daily routine is key in achieving a cleaner colon and more proper digestion. It lubricates the digested food and provides it with the right hydration to break it down. Water and fruit/veggies juices are good options, as well as herbal teas, but you should avoid drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol since they promote dehydration.

5. Garlic

Believe it or not, garlic isn’t only useful for warding off vampires and adding flair to your favorite recipes. It is also great for stimulating the production of enzymes in your liver. This plays a big part in detoxing your body from toxins. Not to mention it is an easy and delicious way to incorporate colon health into your diet! Garlic is a true superfood and you can read more about it in my article how to use garlic as a medicine.

6. Legumes

Legumes are great for digestive health in multiple ways. They are rich in fiber and other essential minerals like iron and potassium. Some even contain healthy fats which help suppress appetite. The most common forms of legumes are peas, beans, and lentils.

7. Omega 3s

The average diet in our society doesn’t contain nearly enough of this healthy powerhouse. Omega 3 oils contribute to various healthy functions in the body. Their primary use in colon cleansing is lubricating and attaching toxins to be flushed from your digestive system. Foods like fish, nuts, flaxseed and healthy cooking oils are all rich in the omegas your body craves. Read here more about the amazing health benefits of omega 3 fish oil.

8. Whole Grains

As mentioned earlier, our current dietary habits is the leading cause in the demise of our digestive health. Simple carbs from grains like white bread provide us with hardly any benefits, yet they are cheaper and more available for us. If you choose whole grains like the ones found in brown rice and whole grain breads it will help you cleanse out your colon. They are high in fibers that allow stool to pass freely through your digestive track.

As you can see, there is a strong link between proper nutrition and healthy colon and digestive system. I know it doesn’t come as a surprise to you, but if you concentrate in consuming more of the above foods into your daily diet, you will see the difference. Start to make the necessary nutritional changes now.


Buhari Inauguration: Group Asks Court To Halt Ceremony Due To Certificate falsification

A group, Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, from swearing-in the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

The suit is also seeking an order to nullify the certificate of return issued to Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

They filed the suit on the allegation that Buhari did not qualify to contest the presidential election because he gave false information about his academic qualifications to INEC. The Group’s lawyer, Mr. Philip Ekpo, alleged that Buhari did not meet the qualification in the 1999 Constitution and the Electoral Act to stand for the March 28, 2015 presidential election.

Buhari, INEC, the CJN are the 1st to the 3rd respondents in the suit respectively. The group wants an order of interim injunction restraining the CJN or “any person acting in his capacity” from swearing in Buhari as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2015 or any other date thereof pending the determination of the motion on notice.

Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Be Patient With INEC Concerning Results

President Goodluck Jonathan has made an impassioned plea to all Nigerians to wait patiently for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collate and announce the results of this weekend’s polls.

Jonathan made the call in a post on his Facebook page and ensured all citizens that the ruling party was not involved in any manipulation of election results.

We waited patiently to vote in these elections, now I want to urge all Nigerians to also wait patiently for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to collate and announce results. We must ensure that we do not get involved in acts that breach our peaceful co-existence that we patriotically demonstrated during the elections. May God bless Nigeria. GEJ.

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