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4.7 million Nigerians live without toilets

Minister of State Ministry of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has said an estimated 4.7 million Nigerians live without improved toilet and many still practise open defecation.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll continue to work for Edo people

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that his government will continue to deliver on the mandate of building a total society that caters to the collective needs for the greatest number of people in the state.
Former Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, made the allegation at the weekend.

Northern governors frustrating basic education for Almajiris – Ex-UBEC chief

Governors of 19 Northern States are responsible for frustrating the integration of the Almajiri schools with basic education.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Governments vote N10 billion to take out-of-school kids from streets

Federal and state governments have earmarked N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from the streets in the next five years.

Association of blind to address basic education, other needs

The Nigerian Association of the Blind (NAB), Lagos Chapter, has mapped out plans to rectify some sordid challenges threatening members existence especially in terms of basic education.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo lists expectations from 2019 Alaghodaro summit

The Edo State Government has said the 2019 Alaghodaro Summit will focus on assessing the impact of laudable policies and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in enriching the life of Edo people.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has bestowed the award of the ‘2019 Best Performing Governor’ on the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Edo governor receives NUT best performing governor award

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has bestowed the award of the ‘2019 Best Performing Governor’ on the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Philip Shaibu

We will not compromise on basic education – Edo deputy governor

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, has assured that the state government would not compromise on basic education as well as Teachers’ welfare.

Rotary targets global elimination of illiteracy

We would continue to take educational programmes seriously towards wiping out illiteracy globally, Rotary International has said.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has met with aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who participated in the party’s 2019 primary election.

Obaseki appreciates NUT on ‘Best Performing Governor’ honour

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) for bestowing him with the Best Performing Governor Award for 2019 on account of his achievements in the state’s education sector.
Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has enjoined the political class to desist from politicising the recently inaugurated policy on free and compulsory basic and secondary education in the state.

Kano deputy governor urges politicians not to politicise free, compulsory education

Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has enjoined the political class to desist from politicising the recently inaugurated policy on free and compulsory basic and secondary education in the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF supports Kano basic education effort

In efforts to ensure every child acquire basic education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to collaborate with the Kano State government.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

We‘ll recruit teachers to strengthen Lagos education – governor

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday his administration would soon be hiring trained teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools.
Kayode Fayemi and Daniel Olutope 5

Ekiti set to prosecute parents who keep school-age children out of school

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said parents who keep their school-age children out of school in the state risk being prosecuted, stressing that the State’s Child’s Right law provides that all children must be given access to education.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Free, compulsory education will eliminate out-of-school children syndrome – Kano governor

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that his administration will soon commence free and compulsory primary and secondary education in the state.

Analyst: Security an illusion with unemployed, unemployable youths

Mr Douglas Dodiyi-Manuel, a Public Affairs Analyst, says security will be an illusion to a society where the generality of youths are unemployed, unemployable and hungry.

Benue SUBEB suspends clerk over names inclusion in payroll

The management of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, has suspended its clerk in charge of teachers’ payroll, Lawrence Makir over alleged inclusion of some teachers’ names in payroll.

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.