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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government to commence basic accelerated education programme for disadvantaged children

The federal government has revealed plans to embark on a national rollout of the accelerated basic education programme to enable disadvantaged children between the ages 10 and 18 have access to education.

JAMB: Fraudsters take control of our sites, divert over N10 million allowance of ad-hoc...

Over N10 million meant to be paid to ad-hoc staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as allowance has been hijacked into the accounts of over a dozen frausters who gained entry into the internet site of the board.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu urges Nigerian government to fine-tune its economic programmes

The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to immediately put a stop to austerity measures and introduce stimulus expenditure.

Delta: APC a party of illiterate, disrespectful drifters – PDP

The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.
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Ogun governor urged to change Amotekun recruitment method

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC) and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) have advised Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to change the method of recruiting personnel into the State Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun corps.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Senator Bamidele speaks on report of indebtedness to defunct Oceanic Bank, Sterling Bank

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has debunked reports that he is indebted to defunct Oceanic Bank, Sterling Bank or any other bank.

How Nigerian government reduced number of out-of-school children to 6.9 million in 2020 –...

Adamu, who spoke at the 2020 Annual Ministerial briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said that the reduction was through the Federal Government’s Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) initiative.

IPOB chief fumes over army search of vigilante in forests

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is presently angry over alleged search of the group’s local vigilante, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in eastern forests, describing the move as discriminatory to other existing local security outfits in the country.
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has described the dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate, Muhammad Sanusi II, by Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as political recklessness and opportunistic.

Former SGF urges former Emir Sanusi to read Psalm 37 for strength

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, has empathised with the recently-deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, saying he should find consolation in God in his time of trials and read Psalm 37 to strengthen his faith in the Almighty that things would be better after the storms.
Sonny Echono

Official: 60 million Nigerians are illiterates

Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, says nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates, assuring that literacy centres will reduce the high percentage of illiteracy in the country.
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Muhammadu Buhari: Those fanning embers of discord in Nigeria are illiterates, ignorant

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Poland said those fanning embers of discord in Nigeria are illiterates and ignorant.
A supporter of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu holds a photograph of Kanu, who is expected to appear at a magistrate court, during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria December 1, 2015. Kanu - an activist who divides his time between the UK and Nigeria, spreading his ethos on social media and Radio Biafra - was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an illegal society. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Minimum wage: Nnamdi Kanu calls labour union to join in election boycott

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to join IPOB in its election boycott campaign.

Emir Sanusi: Northern Muslims still under colonisation

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, says 60 years after independence, Northern Muslims are still under colonisation.
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Sheikh Gumi: President Buhari is worse than Goodluck Jonathan

Fiery Kaduna State-based cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has offered reasons why he would not cease criticising President Muhammadu Buhari.

2019: Time to take back our country

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has been in the news lately over the outcome of the competence test he administered on teachers in the state with about 22,000 teachers failing Primary Four test questions.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Stray bullet kills NSCDC officer in Imo

A stray bullet has killed a female officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Imo State, Mrs Glory Nkwocha, according to...
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EFCC: NGOs moving cash in northeast must get clearance

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is monitoring the movement of cash by nongovernment organisations in the north in efforts to trail financiers of terrorism.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

Chad opposition calls for fresh anti-junta protests

Opposition parties and civil society groups in Chad said fresh protests would be held on Saturday against the junta that took power after longtime ruler Idriss Deby Itno died fighting rebels.
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola: Don’t compare Premier League tie with Champions League final

Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Saturday comes too early to have any bearing on the Champions League final.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.

LASEMA suspects foul play in Lagos market fire, recover explosives

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has suspected foul play in the Thursday night’s fire that razed Kairo Market in Oshodi.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

DHQ: Armed forces remain loyal to President Buhari

Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999 after decades of dark despotic military rule. The country’s democracy has, however, be plagued with a number of challenges with many calling for devolution of powers, fiscal federalism, restructuring and even outright secession.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Press Freedom Day: SGF felicitates with Nigerian media

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has joined others to celebrate the Nigerian media on the occasion of the World’s Press Freedom Day.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate assures service chiefs of support

The Senate has promised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs, Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) and Heads of intelligence agencies in the country, of its readiness to do everything within its power to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity situation in the country.
People wait to cremate victims who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS-Danish Siddiqui

India posts record daily rise in coronavirus deaths

India's coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states.
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Nigeria: 1914 amalgamation has expired – APC chieftain

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mallam Muazu Magaji, has thrown his weight behind the unabated calls for the restructuring of Nigeria even as he insists that the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria has expired long ago.