– The Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Honourable Ester Anna Nghipondoka has instructed that school principals, education officers and inspectors of education to analyze the 2023 NSSC Ordinary and Advanced Subsidiary levels full and part time results thoroughly and identify schools, subjects and teachers teaching subjects that are poorly performed in, and have performance dialogues, followed by signed agreements with clearly stipulated subject targets to be met. Nghipondoka has also called for in-service training to specific teachers, starting from correct interpretation of the Syllabus to prescribed assessment objectives and the purpose of specimen papers.
– Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has capped the number of aides allowed to accompany him abroad following a backlash against the country’s massive delegation at last year’s COP28 climate conference. The president’s media aide Ajuri Ngelale said that from now on, a maximum of 20 aides will be eligible to join the president on foreign trips, while the vice president and first lady will be limited to five aides each. – BBC
– The Somali armed Islamist group al-Shabab has seized a United Nations helicopter, along with about eight people, both passengers and crew, local sources have told the BBC. – BBC
– Liverpool staged a second-half turnaround to beat Fulham 2-1 at Anfield in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie. – BBC Sport
– Moderate to heavy storms will persist in the North-eastern regions.