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House of Representatives to probe alleged mismanagement of Save School Initiative funds

The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to probe alleged mismanagement of the Save Schools Initiative (SSI) Funds in the North-east.

Panic in Jos as cult group insist on burial of murdered member

Panic broke out Tuesday in Kabong community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State when suspected members of a cult group insisted on the burial of Philip Yakubu, who was killed during a bloody clash between two members of suspected cultist groups.

Plateau community decries alleged rape of residents, indiscriminate grazing by herdsmen

Residents of Bokkos town in Plateau State have raised the alarm over rising cases of rape, indiscriminate grazing and intimidation by suspected herdsmen.

Professor Uji: 300,000 students displaced by herdsmen incursion in Benue

Executive Secretary of Benue State Teaching Service Board (TSB), Prof. Wilfred Uji, has disclosed that over 300,000 school children have been displaced by the incessant Fulani herdsmen invasion of the state since January this year.

President Buhari’s ‘other room’ statement as embarrassment to mothers – Pastor Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment of women.

79,878 candidates jostle for admission into unity colleges

No fewer than 79,878 candidates, sat for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination, to enable them to gain admission into the 104 Federal Government Colleges also known as unity colleges across the country.

Mother of three dies during childbirth in Bakassi IDP camp

A widower, Mr. Asuquo Etim, whose wife died during childbirth at Bakassi internally-displaced persons, IDP, Camp at Government Secondary School, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Akpabuyo Local Government Area, of Cross River State, has called on the government to assist in providing casket for her burial.

FCT emir preaches unity, peace, national cohesion

Dr Idris Musa, Emir of Jiwa, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has called on Nigerians to love one another and co-exist peacefully in spite their ethnic and religious differences.

Dapchi girls: Catholic Bishop demand release of Leah Sharibu

Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi school girl yet to be released by the Boko Haram insurgents.

MSSN: Dapchi school girls’ release biggest relief of the moment

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has expressed delight over the release of some students of Government Secondary School Dapchi Yobe State, recently abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.

Conference of Speakers dissolves executives

The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly has dissolved its executives, following the expiration of their two-year tenure of office.

Governor Okowa: We’ll develop technical schools to international standards

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has vowed to develop technical schools in the state to international standards, saying the schools were moving from training to production centres.

President Buhari mourns late Senator Wakili, says his virtues worthy of emulation

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Sen. Ali Wakil from Bauchi State as “an incalculable’ loss to Nigeria’s democracy.

Federal govt urges Nigerians to value, use made in Nigeria products

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja urged Nigerians to value and patronise Nigeria products and services.

Abubakar Mahmoud: Why boarding school system should be suspended in North

The National President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), has called for the immediate suspension of boarding schools in the northern parts of the country until a time safety of the students, especially girls can be guaranteed.

Pius Adesanmi: President Buhari should have resigned over Dapchi schoolgirls abduction

Pius Adesanmi, a professor of literature and African studies at Carlton University, Canada, says President Muhammadu Buhari should have resigned over the abduction of some schoolgirls in Yobe state.

Thousands of APC members join PDP in Rivers

Thousands of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State yesterday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaker Dogara mourns 21 Bauchi students killed in bus crash

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed deep condolences to families and the people of Bauchi State over the death of 21 students in a road accident.

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