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Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: Out-of-School children’s figure drops

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Customs seizes N442 million smuggled vehicles, rice

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ have seized several contraband goods in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zone worth N449 billion.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

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The Adewumi family - Tani and his brother, Austin, and their parents, Kayode and Oluwatoyin. Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Homeless Nigerian Chess prodigy gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral.

CBN: Nigeria records 57.1 PMI points as at February

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CBN: PMI stands at 61.1 index points as at December 2019

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Prison Comptroller wants Nigerians to accept re-integrated inmates

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Central bank bans use of forex for fertiliser importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, added fertiliser to the list of items classified as “Not Valid for Foreign Exchange.”

CBN vows to clamp down on businesses, banks that abuse Forex on 42 restricted...

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday vowed to clamp down on individuals and businesses engaging in clandestine activities to frustrate the restriction of foreign exchange on the importation of 41 items into the country.

Kaduna college students protest increase in tuition fee

Following protests by students of the College of Education Gidan Waya in Kaduna, the management of the college has ordered the immediate closure of the institution.

Godwin Emefiele: Forex ban on some items lifted Nigeria out of recession

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the restriction of forex supply on 41 items including rice and toothpicks helped in lifting the economy out of recession.

Aisha Alhassan retrieves computers, other donations from APC

Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan, who recently resigned her appointment and dumped the APC, has retrieved computers and furniture she donated to the party’s state secretariat in Jalingo.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose urges Ekiti workers to hold Kayode Fayemi liable for unpaid salaries

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has posited that the four month salary arrears of workers would have been paid but for seizure of some allocations to the state by the federal government.
Rescue personnel prepare the bodies of the earthquake victims at the compound of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. AFP PHOTO - MUHAMMAD RIFKI

Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster.
Botham Shem Jean

US police officer kills man in his home after mistaking it for hers

Protesters in Texas are demanding immediate jail for a Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government spends N290 million to construct auditorium

The Niger State Government says it has spent N290 million to construct an auditorium at the College of Nursing Science Kontagora.

Nigeria’s pilot industrial cluster project to gulp over N67 billion

The federal government has disclosed that its initial plans to convert six out of 23 Industrial Development Centres (IDCs) in the country to industrial clusters (ICs) would cost over N67billion.

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