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NDLEA nabs 89 drug traffickers, seizes 73.779kg illicit drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Bayelsa State Command, says it arrested 89 suspects in connection with drug trafficking, narcotics abuse and drug-related activities in the state.

876,000 pupils for free feeding in Katsina

No fewer than 876,000 primary one to three pupils of government schools across Katsina State are to be fed as the state Government, yesterday, flagged off its free school feeding programme.

Rachel Dickson: Stop out-of-court settlement on rape

Wife of Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Rachel Dickson, yesterday objected to the rising cases of settlement of rape and assault cases outside the legal system, insisting that it would spur suspects to continue to violate innocent girls and boys.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

Governor Dankwambo accuses federal govt of bias in Northeast rehabilitation

Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has accused the Federal Government of bias in the rehabilitation of public buildings destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East by neglecting to rehabilitate public properties destroyed in Gombe State.

Sokoto boosts enrollment of girls in FGGC Tambuwal from 30 to 115

Worried by the apparent lack enough Sokoto indigenes at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Tambuwal, the state government has sponsored 115 girls to begin academic pursuits in the institution.

Nigeria’s Chima Anyaso bags Forbes’ African Award in London

A Nigerian, Dr Chima Anyaso, has been conferred with the Forbes rated Africa Achievers Awards for his outstanding service to humanity.

Fed govt provides laptops to female students in federal unity colleges

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has presented 330 laptops to female students in selected Federal Colleges as part of efforts to boost girl-child education in the country.

Why I introduced boarding school system in Bayelsa – Governor Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has explained why his administration introduced the boarding school system, which was non-existent in the state before the inception of his administration in 2012.

Niger gov’s wife drums support for girl child education

Dr Amina Bello, wife of Niger State Governor has called on parents and well-to-individuals in the society to support and encourage girl child education.

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