Unam exam cancelled, confusion over holiday, no bail for fuel station robber, presidency breaks silence

November 25, 2015, 9:32am

Confusion over holiday

By Theresia Tjihenuna, the Namibian

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob's proclamation that Friday is a public holiday was certified by the attorney general the same day the Electoral Commission of Namibia said there would be no public holiday.

Information minister Tjekero Tweya yesterday announced through a local newspaper that Friday was not a public holiday, however, hours later, President Geingob told the nation that the day for the regional council and local authority elections will be a public holiday.

Tweya, who made the announcement based on information he received from ECN on Monday, did not entertain questions posed to him yesterday by The Namibian on how he made a statement that contradicted the President's announcement.

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Unam exam cancelled over leaked papers

Article and Photo by New Era Staff Reporter

A handful of University of Namibia (Unam) students were left fuming last week after they discovered at the last minute that they would not be able to take the examination for one of their Faculty of Economics and Management Science modules, following allegations that those exam papers were leaked. At least 100 students were affected by the leakage of the exam paper.

Over the years Unam management has repeatedly declared some key modules during exams as null and void, following allegations that exam papers had been leaked.

Some aggrieved students, who shared their dismay with New Era on Monday, said they had been kept in the dark regarding the exam leakages until the very last minute, while they have been gard at work preparing for these exams.

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Pionierspark fuel station robbery suspect denied bail

Article and photo by the Namibian

The man who handed himself over to the police in connection with the robbery at the Total Pionierspark fuel station in Windhoek last week, was denied bail in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court Tuesday.

Leonard Niilenge and two others allegedly robbed the fuel station of N.dollars 170 000 last Monday.

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Presidency breaks its silence

Article and Photo New Era Staff

State House yesterday lifted the lid on a range of issues that dominated newspaper headlines in recent weeks, including speculation that former Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) president Hidipo Hamutenya is being lined up for an advisory role at State House.

Reports that Hamutenya and former National Assembly Speaker Theo-Ben Gurirab would soon be appointed as advisors were described as “far-fetched”. Presidential Affairs Minister Frans Kapofi said contrary to perceptions portrayed by the media, President Hage Geingob is fully aware of problems, such as poverty and the escalating cost of living, facing the country.

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