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I won’t die before 100 –Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said he will be alive in another 25years to celebrate 50th coronation anniversary with the Akarigbo of Remo kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, and consequently live beyond 100 years.

Obasanjo who practically turned the Akarigbo’s palace, venue of the monarch’s 25th coronation anniversary in Sagamu, Ogun State, to a theatre of sort as he amused everybody at the event, apologised to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for coming late to the event after the nation’s number two citizen has arrived much earlier.

The former President also urged the monarch to continue to extend the kind of support he gave him when he was the nation’s president to the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, so that he could succeed.

Obasanjo who clocked 78 years last March, is believed to be over 80 years old already because a lot of people who said they used to call him egbon (elder brother) in his Owu community in Abeokuta are already over 80 years.

Speaking in Yoruba language, the retired general who started jokingly by sayIng “I am not supposed to talk  because a lot of personalities like the Vice President Osinbajo, Governor Amosun, former Governor Gbenga Daniel, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos and  other dignitaries are here. “

He caused the people to burst into laughter again when he added “aloku soja bi temi naa wan bi (over used, exhausted and retired soldier like me is also here, while referring to former Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (retd)

Osinbajo, who was also there to deliver a keynote address, commended the royal father on the wisdom he used to end the communal clash that occurred between the Hausa and their Yoruba hosts in 1999, saying that wisdom has continued to enable the two ethnic groups to live in harmony since then.

 

Osinbajo who also followed Obasanjo’s footsteps by reading his speech in Yoruba language eulogised Akarigbo for making sure that peace reigned in his domain and ensuring that the Permanent Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was located in Sagamu during his tenure,

Governor Amosun commended the royal father for the developments that Remoland witnessed during the 25 years reign of Oba Sonariwo, saying because the monarch is a Senior Fellow of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) that was the reason his domain is experiencing rapid development.

He added that because he (Amosun) is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA) he would continue to develop the state and ensure that he finishes all the projects he has embarked on before the expiration of his tenure in 2019.

Akarigbo on the other hand, appealed to the government to ensure that the Sagamu / Ikorodu Road is quickly reconstructed because according to him, road users have been agonising because of its deplorable condition, adding that it would not only be useful for Remo, Ogun and Lagos States but the entire nation because it links all the parts of the country.

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How to check 2022 WAEC results

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How to check 2022 WAEC results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, said the results were released 45 days after the last paper.

The examination held from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

If you are one of the candidates that participated in the examination, checking the result is very simple.

Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.

How to Check WAEC results with SMS

1. Using your mobile device, Type WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear

2. Send to 32327

3. You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.

Please note, only MTN, Glo & Airtel Subscribers can actually check their WAEC Result using this SMS method.

Note: If you did not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.

SMS Charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text message.

You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.

How to Check via the Website

To check your WAEC Result, visit www.waecdirect.org and login. Please note: you may need WAEC scratch card to check. Follow the procedures below to check your WAEC result 2022.

1. Login WAEC Result Checker Website www.waecdirect.org.

2. Enter your Examination Number

3. Select Examination Type e.g May/June

4. Select Exams Year e.g 2022

5. Click on Check Result.

How to Check Via Serial Number

1. Firstly, ensure your mobile phone is internet enabled.

2. Then you visit www.waecdirect.org

3. Enter your 10-digit Examination number,

4. Enter Serial Number

5. Enter Examination year and

6. Click on Check my WAEC Result.

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WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.

According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.t

The examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

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Tension in Abuja as Police, hoodlums clash

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There was pandemonium in the Jikwoyi axis of the Nyanya-Karshi road in Abuja, on Monday morning as security agents allegedly clashed with hoodlums who were said to have killed a policeman overnight in the area.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the operation led to a riot by the hoodlums while workers and commuters were on their way to the city centre.

The crisis was said to involve police officers and scavengers popularly known as “Mai bolas.” who set at least one car on fire.

The security operatives were said to have chased them to their hideouts around the area, which were later brought down.

While the crisis lasted, vehicular movement was blocked on both sides of the Nyanya-Karshi dual-carriage road as drivers turned around to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

A combined team of security forces was said to have successfully dislodged the hoodlums and arrested a number of them before order was restored in the area.

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