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President Muhammadu Buhari has described late Aisha Ahmed Lemu as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
When Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Teachers’ Day last week, Prof. Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), had one concern in his heart – the quality of education in Plateau’s primary schools.
The former Minister, Prof. Jerry Agada, over the weekend officially relinquishes his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in his ward 1 Orokam district of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state.
Dr. Ibrahim Shekarau, former Minister of Education and two-time governor of Kano State, has reaffirmed his ambition to occupy the nations’ number one political office next year under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A former vice-president and frontline presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had recorded only negative indices in every aspect of Nigeria’s economic, social and political affairs and time had come to reverse the trend.
An educationist, Dorcas Ikya, has tasked Nigerian authors with special interest in children’s books, to upgrade their work content in line with the current demands of the society.
Some experts and stakeholders have admonished parents not to relinquish their parenting roles to house maids in order to ward off negative influences on their children.
Some parents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have admitted that they pay extra fees for their children to learn how to speak with British accent.
An educationist, Mrs Oluwakemi Waniko, says poor tutoring on spellings in schools is a major factor for the falling standard of education in the country.
I am (or was) a fish biologist by training and every now and then, Kaduna State Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i reminds me of a fish called the muckraker. This fish swims close to the bottom of brackish rivers, raking up muck as it goes in order to find food
Coming to the lifting of the ban on the post-UTME test, there is no doubt that the universities want the post-UTME test for monetary purposes. The test is not there to get the best university materials. Why test someone who has already failed with 30 per cent?
A top official of the Federal Government has revealed the reason why the Iranian government withdrawn its support for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Francis Ezeonu, has debunked allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that illegal thumb-printing was going on at unknown locations in the state.
The coalition of civil society organisations, under the auspices of the Situation Room, has enjoined the security agents on election duty to be guided by the Electoral law and try to be as civil as possible in performing the duties on Saturday.
The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, on Friday said that, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, PDP senatorial candidate for Kwara South senatorial district for today’s election and seven other suspects in the state were arrested in connection with the incident at Ojoku where one was killed and Ilorin during the recent attack on the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The World Bishops’ Council (WBC) Africa has challeged stakeholders in the Nigeria’s February 23, 2019 polls to ensure that the election is credible while asking the electorates to come out enmass and cast their votes.
Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria stands as a democracy and that no worldly hand can deter us from this wise and fitting path we have chosen for ourselves.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has described the postponement of the general elections as pathetic and worrisome.
Aaron Ramsey’s unique style in midfield will be missed at Arsenal, according to former manager Arsene Wenger.
A Sudanese parliamentary committee has postponed a meeting on amending the country's constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for a new term, state media reported on Saturday.
Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown overnight, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel.