NECO 2023 SSCE Internal Results as 737,308 Score 5 Credits including Maths and English

NECO 2023 SSCE internal results as 737,308 score 5 credits including maths and English
… Abia tops with 85.53% as Zamfara comes least with 39.10%

The National Examination Council (NECO) has on Tuesday released the results of the 2023 Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) internals.

While addressing newsmen at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna, the Council Registrar, Prof Dantana Wushishi, said 737,308 candidates, representing 61.60 per cent, made five credits, including Mathematics and English Language.

Prof. Wushishi said of the 1,205,888 candidates that registered for the examination, only 1,196,985 sat for it, adding that of the total candidates that sat for the examination, 616,398 were males and 580,587 females.

He also disclosed that the number of candidates who made five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,013,611 representing 84.60 per cent.

The Registrar said, “the number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2023 is 12,030 representing 0.07 per cent as against 2022 of 13,594, representing 0.13 per cent cases recorded in 2022”.

Furthermore, he disclosed that the number of candidates with special needs is 1,542 with 913 with hearing impairment, 162 with visual impairment, 103 with albinism, 61 with autism, 149 with low vision and 154 with adermatoglyphia (that is, candidates with no fingerprints).

While reeling out the performance analysis by states, Prof. Wushishi said Candidates from Abia State led other states as they scored five credits and above including Mathematics and English language making 85.53 percent. The state also leads in candidates with five credits and above irrespective of Mathematics and English language 95.50 percent.

For least performed States with five credits and above including mathematics and English language, Zamfara state is bottom on the table with 39.10 percent with just 7.77 percent ahead of Niger which came second to least with 46.87 percent.

While formally declaring the release of the results, he said 93 schools were found to have been involved in whole school (Mass) cheating and 52 supervisors recommended for blacklisting due to poor supervision, aiding and abetting during the examination.
Report by Daniel Atori




The Speaker Niger State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulmalik Muhammed Sarkin Daji, has applauded the efforts and contributions of Nigeria Teachers in Nation building.

He disclosed this during this year’s World Teachers Day Celebration organized by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Niger State Wing.

The Speaker expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Union of Teachers on the auspicious occasion of World Teachers day celebration.

Bar. Abdulmalik assured them that the 10th Assembly will continue to legislate on laws that will have direct benefit to Niger lites to compliment the efforts of the present Administration’s policies in providing and improving Education in the State.

He further added that the assembly with continue to synergize and support the Teachers with necessary legislations that will improve the Educational sector of the State.

Harajana Umar Ragada.


Official Ribbon Cutting and Website Launch of LinaTv247

Official Ribbon Cutting and Website Launch of LinaTv247

Governor Umaru Mohammad Bago of Niger State has promised that his administration is ever ready to provide relevant support to media stations in the state to project the programmes and policies of the government.

The Governor made the promise during the official ribbon cutting of Linatv and website launch, a subsidiary of Elina Media Limited, held at NCWS building, old secretariat, Minna.

The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Binta Manman congratulated the management of the LinaTv for coming up with a medium for disseminating information saying is timely, while pledging the administration’s support through partnership and patronage.

Chairman of the occasion and former governor of Niger state Dr, Muazu Babangida Aliyu in his goodwill message said it is a thing of joy that Linatv is owned by a Nigerlite, and he is sure the station will serve and have a direct impact on the people of the state.

In separate remarks, the speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Abdulmalik Mohammed Sarkin Daji, LINATV BOT Chairman, Professor Abdulrasheed Haruna, Provost Collage of Education, Professor Auna, and His Royal Highness Emir of Minna, Dr. Faruq Umar Faruq Bahago speak.

Earlier, the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Elina Media Limited had expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the dignitaries that attended the official unveiling of the station.

The highlight of the occasion was the symbolic unveiling of the TV station and website lunch.

Aisha Gambo DanaAzum
Reporting for linaTV.




Niger State Government has commended members of LLB class of 2009 for celebrating the Speaker of 10th Niger State House of Assembly,Hon.Abdulmalik Mohammed Sarkin Daji who is also LLB class of 2009 of Usman Danfodio University,Sokoto.

Deputy Governor,Comrade Yakubu Garba,who made the commendation said Hon.Sarkin Daji is who one of the good ambassadors of LLB Class of 2009,described the Speaker as one of the most successful politicians in Niger State.

Comrade Garba noted that the Hon.Abdulmalik was one time Council Chairman of Mariga Local Government Area,Commissioner and presently member of Niger State House of Assembly, who also doubles as the Speaker of the House.

He urged the Speaker to continue with the good job he has been doing for the people of the State and assured him of the Executive Arm of Government’s unflinching support to the Legislative Arm for the socio-economic development of the State.

Earlier,the Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulmalik Muhammed Sarkin Daji has commended LLB Class of 2009 of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto for identifying and felicitating with him on his emergence as the Speaker of the 10th Assembly.

The Speaker appreciated his colleagues for finding time to come to Minna.

Hon.Malik had lauded his colleagues too for the successes they have recorded in there various places of work and prayed for the Almighty Allah guidance in their endeavours

The Chairman LLB UDUS, Class of 2009, Justice Atiku Abubakar, disclosed that the LLB UDUS Class of 2009 are formidable group of people with shared passion of hope and aspirations and have done well in there various places of responsibility.

Atiku Abubakar, appreciated the Government and people of Niger State for supporting and choosing one of their own as the Speaker of the 10th Niger State House of Assembly.

Harajana Umar Ragada, reporting for LINATV


Nigeria @ 63: Niger Gov, CAN Urge Nigerians to Focus on Unity

Nigeria @ 63: Niger Gov, CAN urge Nigerians to focus on unity
… As Christians Converge, Pray for Nigeria, Niger

Niger state Governor, Hon. Umar Bago has called on Nigerlites to focus more on what unite us as a nation than what may divide us.

Governor Bago who was represented by the Commissioner for Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Elizabeth Shaba at the 63rd Independence Day prayer session organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger state Chapter at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Minna said his administration will do everything to ensure rapid development.

According to him “as a state, we will do all we can to ensure we achieve our set goals. But we must focus on our unity as a people. “

Earlier in his welcome address, State Chairman of CAN, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna pray God to continue to “keep us as one indivisible entity where peace, justice, equity and fairness will take the center stage”.

Speaking on what he tagged “let us focus on what unites us more as a people”, Most Rev. Yohanna who is also the Catholic Bishop of Kontagora Diocese tasked Christians irrespective of their denomination to embrace unity.

According to him “let us remain supportive in our individual and collective efforts towards nation-building to move our country forward, to propagate unity irrespective of our political, religious and ethnic divides, and to rally round our Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Umar Mohammed Bago who has so far shown commitment and resilience to revamp our beloved State.

“Despite all the challenges, we have all reasons to thank God for His mercy and kindness to us a people.

“As Christians we must pray for our nation and for those in authority (our leaders).

“And as we pray and intercede for our nation, I advocate the need for us to reflect more on what unites us as a people rather than what divides us. The oneness of Nigeria remains more advantageous despite the challenges we are facing as a nation”.

He further charged Nigerians to use the Independence Day celebration to have a deeper and sober reflection on what the Nation has gone through in the past decades, saying “I am sure we will have more reasons to thank God”.

Furthermore, he urged on Governor Bago to remain resolute in ensuring that the State experiences the unprecedented transformation especially in the area of security of lives and property.

“Focus on your plan to expand the state’s economy through strategic partnership in order to curb the activities of criminals in the State”, Bishop Yohanna added.

Highlights of the celebration was the prayer session for Nigeria and Niger state in particular.


Niger State Governor advised founder and President Al-Anser Foundation to Make the School Open to all Nigerians

Niger State Governor advised founder and President Al-Anser Foundation to Make the School Open to all Nigerians

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has advised founder and President Al-Anser Foundation to make the school open to all Nigerians irrespective of religious differences so that the right knowledge would be impacted to the younger generations.

The governor gave the advised at the 2nd Public Lecture of the Al-Anser Centre for Comprehensive Education (ACCE),Abuja,where is was guest speaker.

Governor Umaru Bago who expressed concern over the way and manner people treat others,noted that religion should not be forced on anyone while recounting how he schooled in a Missionary school and yet did not change his faith.

He urged Nigerians to be religious tolerance and have respect for humanity and devoid of religious sentiment.

The Governor applauded the founder for establishing the school and named it Al-Ansar in Arabic which means ‘helper”, pointing out that through the school, the founder was providing great help to humanity.

Chairman of the occasion and former Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isah Ali Pantami represented by the Director General of Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Engr. Tukur Lawal Funtua commended the school management for providing Islamic and Western education to the students to better the society.

Also speaking, the Special Guest of honour, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State, represented by his Deputy, Umar Kadafur appreciated the complementary role the Al-Ansar Foundation has been providing not just in Borno State but in Nigeria as a whole, especially in the area of education among others.

The Guest Lecturer, Ustaz Nurudeen Lemu considered the theme “Time/Space Factor and the Dynamics of Change: The Imperatives of Re-examining the Mission of Islamic/ Muslim Schools in a World of Disruptive Technology”.

He emphasised the need to provide the right knowledge and strong foundation for Children to be immune to the negative impact of disruptive technology, adding that disruptive technology is a new normal that might not be eliminated but will continue to evolve.

Ustaz Nurudeen Lemu suggested for internships for children, and capacity building for the teachers, while the leadership of the school should learn to hire fast, quickly groom and not relent to fire when necessary.

Earlier the Founder and President of Al-Ansar Foundation, Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa explained that the theme of the lecture was carefully chosen to ensure the children excel and remain disciplined in a disruptive technological society.

Chairman of the ACCE Governing Board, Prof. Salisu Shehu said the centre is a school where integrated teaching and learning for both Islamic and conventional education has been impacted to the children.

He pledged the centre’s commitment to in-house capacity building and training for the teachers in the school and those in schools with similar vision, adding that the school intends to be an education resource centre beneficial to all in the society.

Aisha Gambo Danazumi
Lina TV News.




Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has called on Muslim Ummah to emulate the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Governor Umaru Bago in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, on the occasion of commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) said Muslims should reflect deeply on the essential lessons of the life and times of the prophet (SAW)

He said humility, love, tolerance, gratitude, and caring among others were the virtues that characterised his life hence the Holy Qur’an was revealed through him.

The Governor stressed that working in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet would guarantee peaceful co-existence, growth and development of any society.

He said No doubt his lifestyle has remained an inspiration to all adherents of Islam.
“I urge us all to stick to the teachings of the Holy Quran and Hadith for our society to be a better place for all”, he said.

The Governor reiterated his administration’s determination to build a “New Niger” by executing people-oriented projects in the state to better the lots of the citizenry.

Aisha Gambo Danazumi
Lina Tv


WHO, UNICEF, others Partner CAN to End Polio Variant in Niger state

WHO, UNICEF, others Partner CAN to End Polio Variant in Niger state

As part of efforts to battle the circulating variant polio virus type 2 (cVPV2) among children in Niger state by the end of December 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and other organizations have entered into partnership with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Niger state chapter to carry out vaccinations in various churches across the state.

Statement signed and issued to journalists in Minna by the CAN media officer, Daniel Atori explained that WHO team made their plans known when the team paid courtesy visit to the State CAN Secretariat on Thursday in Minna.

In his remarks,the Assistant Public Health Officer, WHO, in Niger, Elizabeth Ishaku said the World Health Organization is committed and ready to partner with the CAN to eradicate all forms of polio viruses.

According to her “the partnership is driven by a collective responsibility to protect children in the state from preventable suffering

“We plea for your invaluable support in a matter of utmost importance – the eradication of circulating variant polio virus (cVPV2) from our communities”.

“We remain steadfast to halt the transmission of circulating variant Polio virus type 2 (cVPV2) by December 2023.”

Also, the State Lead UNICEF, Grace Odeyemi,while calling for sustained collaboration, solicited for the leadership of CAN’s guidance and influence, adding that “you have the power to shape the destiny of the followers.

“We ask for your partnership in securing a healthier and brighter future for our children.

“Polio is a relentless foe, it has tested our resilience for decades. But we have not faltered; we have not surrendered. Together, we fought several battles until we won the war against wild polio virus.

“The battle against cVPV2 requires a united front – a bond between traditional, religious and local leaders, health workers, parents, and every citizen who dreams of a polio-free future.”

The State Community Engagement Focal Person, Ministry of Primary Health Care, Comfort Danladi has appealed to religious bodies to aid the End Polio campaign said “the Ministry of Primary Health Care remains resolute to end polio as soon as possible.”

The Chairman Niger State CAN, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna lauded the team,adding that,CAN will continue to support all campaigns that will save lives.

The Chairman who was represented by the Secretary, Pastor Raphael Opawoye added that “health is wealth. A healthy nation is a progressive nation.

“It is our duty as Church leaders to ensure our children get immunized against diseases like polio and others, and we will reach out to our members”.



Victim Support Fund (VSF) Pledge Distribution of 3,000 Food Packs to Victims of Terrorist Attack in Niger State as Gov Umaru Bago Expressed Concern

Victim Support Fund (VSF) Pledge Distribution of 3,000 Food Packs to Victims of Terrorist Attack in Niger State as Gov Umaru Bago Expressed Concern

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago has expressed concern over the huge negative impact of the activities of terrorists in the state.

He stated this when he received a delegation from the Victims Support Fund(VSF) on a courtesy visit to the government house,Minna.

Govenor Mohammed Umaru Bago revealed that Niger State is one of the worst hit States by terrorists activities in the country, adding that the situation could be worst than that of Borno state.

While appreciating the VSF for coming to the aid of those affected by the nefarious activities of terrorists, he also called on the Federal Government,International Development partners and all meaningful Nigerians for more support.

He attributed the cause of the terrorists attack to the size of the state, arable land, bodies of water and illegal mining activities in the state.

The leader of the delegation who doubles as the Executive Director, VSF, Prof Nana Tanko said they were in the state to complement state government effort in the area of the welfare for victims of terrorism.

She said after assessing the situation in the state,3 local government areas were identified for intervention which include Shiroro, Lapai and Kontagora.

Prof. Nana who said the organisation noticed shortage in food supply in the 3 local government areas disclosed that 3,000 households, 1,000 from each of the selected local governments would benefit from the intervention.

She said the organization would further rebuild the livelihood of the people by providing support to skilled entrepreneurs, fertilizers and farm inputs to farmers to aid agricultural activities in the state.

Food items to be distribute are 10kg of rice, beans, vegetable oil, salt, sugar.

Aisha Musa reporting.