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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Northern governors place ban on almajiri system

Northern state governors have banned the almajiri system for fear that the children could be exposed to the coronavirus in the region.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari’s neglect of education reason for poverty, insecurity

Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has accused the All Progressives Congress administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of neglecting education.
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.
The Emeritus Professor of English Language and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Ayo Banjo, has called on stakeholders to support efforts to make reading attractive and enjoyable in order to rid the country of illiteracy.

What to do to address illiteracy – professor

The Emeritus Professor of English Language and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Ayo Banjo, has called on stakeholders to support efforts to make reading attractive and enjoyable in order to rid the country of illiteracy.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.

Xenophobia: Nigerians, Ghanaians in Europe seek AU’s intervention

Nigerians and Ghanaians in Europe on Wednesday urged the African Union (AU) to intervene in the escalating xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

Xenophobia: Stop this nonsense in South Africa now – CAN

According to him, “the way forward is for our government to be more diplomatic in handling this matter and be more decisive. There are so many steps that the government can take. One, if all these diplomatic moves do not work, they can withdraw our envoy from South Africa, and send away theirs.”
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC: 4.6 million graduates have participated since inception – DG

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says more than 4.6 million graduates have participated in the scheme since inception in 1973.
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

74th UNGA Presidency: Tijani Bande spells out his vision

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning in September.

Federal government expresses concern over increasing number of out-of-school children

The Federal Government on Monday expressed concerns over the increasing rate of out-of-school children in the country.

UNICEF: Psychological imbalance prevents girls from attending school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has revealed after a research, that one major reason responsible for the inequality in ratio between boys and girls in school attendance is tied to psychological imbalance.

Emir pushes for girl-child education

The Emir of Zazzau, Dr Shehu Idris on Thursday canvassed more support for the girl-child education, saying it is necessary for societal development.

2019: Don wants presidential aspirants to make literacy a campaign promise

Rashid Aderinoye, a professor of Literacy and Open Distance Learning at the University of Ibadan, has urged aspirants in the 2019 presidential election to make literacy a cardinal campaign programme.

Expert: 50 percent of Africans under 19, vulnerable to terrorism

A security expert, Dr Ona Ekhomu, says 50 per cent of Africans under the age of 19 remain vulnerable to terrorism.

Ekiti guber: We won’t rig election for any party – INEC

Contrary to repeated the allegation being raised by Governor Ayodele Fayose that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was plotting to rig the July 14 governorship election in the state, the commission has said nothing would make it compromise the integrity of the poll in favour of any candidate.

Melania Trump in the limelight — briefly

Melania Trump, until now seemingly more comfortable outside the media glare, briefly stepped into the spotlight Monday to unveil the focus of her work as first lady -- an awareness campaign aimed at helping children.

Sokoto intensify efforts in routine polio immunization

The Sokoto State government said it has increased access to immunization from 2.5% in 2014 to 25% in 2018. State governor Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal disclosed this during a review meeting on the progress of routine immunization in Sokoto.

We need peace in Ogun – Governor Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has underscored the importance of peace and security to the development of any nation.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC alerts motorists on imminent diversion on Lagos 3rd mainland bridge

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, says diversion and safety precaution are imminent, owing to the emergency rehabilitation on the third mainland bridge in Lagos.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Former Ekiti governor wants Ibrahim Magu placed on watch list so he won’t flee

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked security agencies in the country to place suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on watch list.
The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) says it has postponed the screening test for its 72 Regular Course schedule to hold on May 30, adding that a new date will be communicated.

NDA reaffirms commitment to turn out best officers

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Comandant Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, reaffirmed the academy’s commitment to turn out the best officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

Aviation, education ministries, others make presentations at FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the seventh virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NAWOJ: Houses without decent toilet facilities encourage raping of females

The chairperson of the Plateau Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Jennifer Yarima, has observed that women and girls living in houses without toilet facilities are more at risk of being raped.