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Lack of schools toilets hampers girls’ education – NGO

The Wheels of Hope Rising Foundation, an NGO, has said that the absence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools was a major challenge to girls’ education in Nigeria.

Quit notice: I’ll not allow Igbo leave Kano – Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to national unity by insisting that the Igbo people residing in the state would not be allowed to leave.

NIMC targets registration of 28m Nigerians by end of 2017

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has a target to register 28 million Nigerians into the National Identification Number (NIN) system by the end of 2017.

Edo govt restates ban on using public schools for social activities

The Edo State government has restated its ban on the use of premises of public schools for social activities, as part of efforts to check vandalism and provide a more conducive learning environment.

1,774 Hajj pilgrims transported to Saudi Arabia from Kwara

Alhaji AbdulAzeez Ibrahim, the Manager, Ilorin International Airport, said on Saturday that 1,774 intending pilgrims had so far been transported to Saudi Arabia from Kwara zone.

Nasarawa govt earmarks N40m to kick-start state health insurance scheme

The Nasarawa State government has earmarked the sum of N40 million for the take-off of state health insurance scheme for civil servants in the state.

We spent N15n on security in 2016 – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday said the administration spent over N15bn in 2016 to beef up security and ensure the safety of lives and property.

Umahi breaks eight years water scarcity jinx in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has broken the age long jinx in the area of distribution of portable water in the state since inception of successive administrations.

Police urge female students to resist temptation

The Police Command in Enugu has advised female students of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu to resist temptations of getting involved in all manner of vices that can tarnished their integrity.

IPOB begs US not to sell Tucano attack plane to Nigeria

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has appealed to the Congress of the United States of America not to approve the sale of the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano (also called A-29) attack aircraft to the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Ganduje reiterates commitment to national unity‎

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to national unity by insisting that the Igbo people residing in the state would not be allowed to leave.

Plateau varsity denies increasing school fees

The Plateau State University, Bokkos, has dismissed reports claiming that it had raised fees.

Osun economy not bad as being painted – Aregbesola

Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has declared that the economy of the state is not as bad as being painted by critics of his administration.

Ogun govt warns against illegal forest operations

The Ogun State government has warned all forest users against illegal operations in the nine government forest reserves across the state.

LAUTECH crisis: Governing Council pledges to restore normalcy

The newly constituted Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has pledged to restore normalcy in the institution.

Three die, 50 injured in luxurious bus accident on Auchi-Okene road

Three persons, a male and two females, died in an auto accident on the Auchi-Okene axis of the Benin-Lokoja road on Saturday morning.

We’ll not quit North on October 1 – Igbo

The Igbo people living in the North have declared their resolve to defy the notice given them by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum to quit the North by October 1.

Jerry Gana dissociates self from Biafra secessionists

Erstwhile Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, has dissociated himself from Benjamin Onwuka of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF) who appointed him as Minister in his secessionist federation.

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PDC suspects sabotage in postponement of elections

The chairman of People Democratic Change, PDC, Anambra state, Prince Isaac Onuka, has expressed shock at the postponement of the general elections, stating that it’s party suspected sabotage from either inside or outside the agency.

ASUU president, others say polls postponement sad, embarrassing

Some stakeholders in the education sector have expressed disappointment over the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.