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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano splashes millions of naira to Qur’anic competition winners

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Mr. Hassan Musa Fagge and made available to newsmen on yesterday, said the participants keenly contested in the six categories of the competition for both male and female right from 2 Hizb with practical Tajweed up to 60 Hizb with Tafsir.
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Kebbi governor embarks on peace tour of Fulani communities

As part of efforts to sustain the peace and security of lives and property, the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagugu has engaged top clerics to preach a message of love and togetherness among Fulani communities in the state.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Boko Haram: North East governors rally support for military

The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor urges prayers to end insurgency, kidnapping, coronavirus

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa on Sunday appealed to religious leaders to intensify prayers to end insurgency, kidnapping and COVID-19 pandemic.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

A member of the House of Representatives representing Denge-shuni/Bodinga/Tureta federal constituency, Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale, has urged Federal Government to give same recognition of certificate to the Quranic education students, popularly known as Almajiri.

Senator Okorocha hits at northern governors over almajiri

Senator Rochas Okorocha has stood in defense of the Almajiri, insisting that Northern Governors have been unfair in their dealings with the child urchins.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe discharges another batch of 153 almajiris after two weeks quarantine

The Gombe State government has discharged another batch of 153 Almajirai children who tested negative to coronavirus after the two weeks mandatory quarantine period at its Amada facility in Akko Local Government Area of the state.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor assures of free, compulsory education for repatriated almajirai

Hope smiles on 218 Alamajarai who were repatriated to Kaduna from other parts of the Country as the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday assured them of free and compulsory primary education.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano evacuates ‘almajiris’ to states of origin

The Kano State Government said it will commence the evacuation of ‘almajiri’ pupils to their respective states so they can reunite with their families.
Gov. Babagana Zulum disclosed this when members of the Borno-Yobe Elders Forum-Residents of Abuja paid him a courtesy visit on Sunday in Maiduguri.

President Buhari approves 10,000 housing units for Borno – governor

The Federal Government has approved the building of 10,000 housing units in Borno to fast track Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) programme in the war-torn state.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina records 996,000 out-of-school children

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has announced 996, 000 out-of-school children in the state according to the United Nations statistics.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

Lagos governor admonishes Nigerians on religious tolerance

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State, on Saturday, admonished Nigerians to live harmoniously irrespective of religious belief and faith.
Former Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, made the allegation at the weekend.

Northern governors frustrating basic education for Almajiris – Ex-UBEC chief

Governors of 19 Northern States are responsible for frustrating the integration of the Almajiri schools with basic education.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF renews commitment to support Nigeria

The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has pledged to continue to support the education, health and sanitation programmes of the present administration to enhance the living condition of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari urged to address Almajiri problem in North

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and find a solution to the vagrancy arising from the Almajiri system of Islamic education in northern Nigerian cities.
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President Buhari: States must do more to end ‘almajiri’ system

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the responsibility for the education of ‘almajiri’ kids rests on the shoulders of state governments.

Aminu Masari mourns soldiers killed in Borno

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has commiserated with authorities of the Nigerian Army over the recent reported killing of over 40 soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

Foundation pledges support for children in Quoranic education

Nurul Yaqeen Islamic Foundation, a centre for Quranic recitation, on Sunday pledged to provide solution and assist muslims’ children in recitation of glorious Qur’an at their tender age.

Governor Masari names breeding grounds for religious extremists in Nigeria

Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has described the current Almajiranci system of Islamic education prevalent in northern Nigeria as unIslamic.

Muslim Council raises alarm over influx of Almajiris into Adamawa

Adamawa State Chapter of Muslim Council has raised alarm over the influx of Quranic School Pupils, also known as Almajiris into major towns in the state.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan says his major inspiration all through his life as a public office holder was to lead with conscience.

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Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

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Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

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MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

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The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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Nigeria to receive 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

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Report: Barcelona approach Manchester City for defensive duo

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Anambra election: APC screening committee clears 14 aspirants, submits report

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Screening Committee has screened and cleared all the 14 Anambra State governorship aspirants ahead of the party’s primary scheduled for July 26.
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House urged to drop press regulation bill

The Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), comprising the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), yesterday called on the House of Representatives to step down a bill seeking to amend the Nigerian Press Council Act as the matter is sub judice.
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China urges NATO to stop exaggerating ‘China threat theory’

China's mission to the European Union urged NATO on Tuesday to stop exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the group's leaders warned that the country presented "systemic challenges".