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The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate wants integration of ‘Almajiris’ into educational system

The Senate on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to formulate policy to integrate Almajiris into the educational system to discourage them from street begging.
Three hundred persons chained together in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been rescued by police officers.

Mothers of freed children protest against police, defend Kaduna slave school

Some parents of the freed 300 male children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually abused at an Islamic school or rehabilitation centre in Kaduna have kicked against the police for putting their children in protective custody.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government to educate over 170,000 almajiris, hawkers – agency

Oyo State Government has expressed its readiness to put into use the World Bank assisted Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA, take-off grant, towards educating about 170, 536 out-of-school children in 23 local government areas and ensure their retention in schools.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa: No going back on Ruga – governor

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said there is no going back on RUGA programme of the federal government in Nasarawa state, insisting that it remains the surest way to end farmers and herders clashes.
The Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, has said that over 13,000 Almajiri children have been registered in Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.

Keffi emirate registers 13,000 almajiris, 8,000 out-of-school kids

The Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, has said that over 13,000 Almajiri children have been registered in Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. Also, 8, 000 out-of-school children have been identified and returned to schools in the area.

Almajiri: Governor Ganduje constitutes committee to reform system of education

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has constituted a technical committee to remodel the Almajiri system of education in the state as a way of arresting the menace of of children roaming the streets and begging.

Governor Ganduje: I am determined to stop street begging in Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has reiterated his administration’s determination to stop beggars and almajiris from roaming the streets seeking for alms in the state.

ACRI: Almajiri may become Nigeria’s greatest nightmare

Director of Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI), Mallam Nurudeen Lemu, has said that the Almajiri phenomenon in the country may become Nigeria’s greatest nightmare, if government does not address it.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari: Nigeria’s poverty level discomforting

President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the excruciating poverty in the country, adding that the situation makes him uncomfortable.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari: Conditions of poor Nigerians, Almajiris upset me

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society.

Saudi group donates to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi

The Saudi Arabia International Islamic Relief Organisation has commenced the disbursement of allowances to 2,073 orphans in Kebbi to ease off their difficulties.
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje commits to addressing out-of-school children in Kano

The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday pledged his commitment to addressing the issue of out- of-school children in the state.

Official: Kebbi government to partner NGOs to curb Almajiris

The Kebbi State government has expressed readiness to partner with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to curb the menace of Almajiris in the 21 local government areas of the state.

NGO offers free medical care to 500 destitute, others

An organisation, Women 4 Woman, on Monday offered free medical services to 500 destitute people in Kaduna to mark the World Hand Washing Day.

Federal government urged to tackle almajiri problem

A Cleric and Social Activist, Rev. Ladi Thompson, has appealed to government at all levels to initiate policies that are aimed at tackling the almajiri syndrome in Nigeria.

Emir of Kano condemns relegation of Almajiri system

Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has expressed concern that several years after Nigeria’s Independence, the country has failed to accord due recognition to the Islamic system of education.

Ex-Governor Kalu slams President Buhari’s critics on killings

Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, said it was insane for anyone to link President Muhammadu Buhari with herdsmen killings in the country.

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