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House of Reps wants probe into allocations for education

The House of Representatives has called for a proper investigation into the utilisation of funds released for Nigeria’s education sector in 2019. The house committee on basic education and services said this during a visit...
Israel’s 120-seat parliament

Israeli parliament set to dissolve itself, heads into third elections

With only hours to go until the final deadline to form a government in Israel runs out, chances of a third election within a year looked all but unavoidable on Wednesday as lawmakers continue to deadlock.
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.

Minister dies after falling from balcony

Vietnam’s deputy minister of education died on Thursday morning after falling from the eighth floor of his office, the ministry said.
A security guard keeps watch outside a dorm at the University of Canterbury near Christchurch, New Zealand, where a student's body was discovered after nearly two months. (Mark Baker-AP)

Corpse of student lay undiscovered in university dorm for two months

A teenager lay dead in his campus dorm room for up to two months, a New Zealand university said Thursday, with the young man’s body only discovered after fellow residents complained of the smell.
Residents of Nairobi’s Dagoretti constituency hold up a tattered chalkboard recovered from the debris of a collapsed classroom block on September 23, 2019 at Precious Talents primary school. Seven children died and scores injured early on September 23, 2019 when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Seven children killed, scores hurt in Kenya school collapse

Seven children died and scores were injured early Monday when a school building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, in an accident blamed on shoddy construction.
School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.

Thousands turn out for school climate strikes in Australia

School pupils went on strike in their tens of thousands across Australia on Friday to protest against a lack of action by leaders on climate change, in what is thought to have been the youth movement’s biggest rally in the country yet.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, others pay tribute to Robert Mugabe

Mugabe – the oldest African leader when he was removed from power in November 2017 – died of an undisclosed illness in a hospital in Singapore on Sept. 6.
The Australian government has created a university foreign interference taskforce, the outcome of push to protect sensitive research from foreign governments. Ullstein Bild-Getty Images

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

Australia moved to counter foreign interference at its universities Wednesday, establishing a task force to help protect sensitive research, cyber defences and free speech.

Kano governor urges federal government to fund polytechnic education, rid nation of unemployment

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje, has urged the Federal Government to use adequate funding of entrepreneurship and technical education offered by polytechnics to address massive unemployment and dearth of infrastructural development in the country.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar condemns ‘kidnapping’ of Nigerians by government

Former Vice President and opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the arrest of two Nigerians by suspected state agents between Friday and Saturday in what appears to be a clampdown on critics of the government.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili kicks against central bank’s planned forex restriction for milk

Former Education Minister and Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division, Oby Ezekwesili, and other Nigerians expressed concerns about the addition of milk to planned to list of items banned from accessing the official foreign exchange market.

NANS applauds giant strides at NECO, wants Abubakar Gana confirmed as substantive registrar

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended what it described as the laudable achievements recorded at the National Examinations Council, and therefore wants President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently confirm the appointment of the acting registrar of the council, Alhaji Abubakar Gana to engender continuity in the system.

Former Ghanaian leader Jerry Rawlings rejects naming of university after him

Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings, has rejected the naming of a university after him by the country’s Ministry of Education.
The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.

Gabon government shutters schools after grant protests

The government of Gabon on Thursday announced a nationwide suspension of classes after high school students protested over plans to cut university grants.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro fires Brazil’s controversial education minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultra-conservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

A former Nigeria education minister Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has been announced as Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural gala dinner held this March in Durban, South Africa.
[FILE]Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) delivers a statement at the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem, on December 24, 2018. – Israel’s government decided to hold early elections in April with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggling to keep together a one-seat majority in parliament as he also faces potential corruption charges in the months ahead. (Photo by Marc Israel SELLEM / AFP) / Israel OUT

Benjamin Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed

Nudged by rightwing political rivals after a deadly Palestinian attack on a young Israeli woman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who seeks re-election pledged Sunday to freeze money transfers to the Palestinian Authority.

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Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.

Paul Onuachu, Stephen Odey help Belgian side Genk to narrow victory

Nigeria strikers, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey were on parade for their Belgian side Genk on Friday.
Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, FMOH, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja while providing an update on preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID19), and Lassa Fever in the country.

Nigeria: Lassa fever vaccines still a work-in-progress

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), says there is no vaccine available yet against Lassa fever in the country.
Samuel Kalu had a frustrating afternoon at the Matmut Atlantique as Bordeaux bowed to a 1-0 loss against Saint-Etienne, after a late goal from Gabon's Denis Bouanga.

Bordeaux boss commends Samuel Kalu for improved attitude in training

Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa says Samuel Kalu now has a better attitude towards training.
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has congratulated Odion Ighalo on his maiden appearance for Manchester United on Monday.

Odion Ighalo set to equal Frank Lampard’s goal record in Manchester United vs Watford...

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo could equal a goal record held by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard if he gets to score in his Old Trafford debut against his former club Watford on Sunday.
This handout picture taken on February 4 and released to AFP on February 21, 2020 by Xiao Yao shows he receiving treatment at a hospital after infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus in Jinzhou in China’s central Hubei province. XIAO YAO - AFP

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear, confusion

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