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JAMB football tourney for tertiary institutions begins September 30

The Kwara Government announced on Thursday that the 2nd edition of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board football tournament would begin on September 30 in Ilorin.

Niger government spends N252 million on state hospital’s new neonatal wing

The Niger Government said it had spent about N254 million to construct and equip the maternal and new neonatal wing of the General Hospital in Minna.

Pan-Igbo group endorses Governor Ugwuanyi for second term

Igbo Indigenes Without Borders (IIWB), a socio-cultural organisation devoted to protecting the interests of Igbo people both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora, has lauded the performance of the Enugu State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, saying he is “tenaciously dedicated to delivering his campaign promises.”

Niger government spends N290 million to construct auditorium

The Niger State Government says it has spent N290 million to construct an auditorium at the College of Nursing Science Kontagora.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government spends N290 million to construct auditorium

The Niger State Government says it has spent N290 million to construct an auditorium at the College of Nursing Science Kontagora.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF expresses concern about low birth registration in Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said Nigeria has the highest number of children without birth records among ten nations assessed in Africa.

NUT gives 21-days ultimatum to Edo over poor education funding

The Edo State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the state government to provide adequate funding for education.

UNIUYO inducts 28 medical doctors

The University of Uyo on Thursday administered physician’s oath on 28 medical doctors, who recently completed their training in the institution’s college of health sciences.
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Expert urges federal government to further develop secondary school education

An Education expert, Mr Anselm Izuagie, has advised the Federal Government to place emphasis on developing secondary school education in Nigeria in order to properly develop other levels of education.

Comptroller-General decries Minna Prison attack

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Thursday, described the recent Minna Prison attack as a sad development.

President Buhari urged to sign Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill passed by the National Assembly.

Ex-Minister: Grant private school investors tax rebates

Former Minister of Interior, Major-General Godwin Abbe, on Thursday called for greater investments in the country’s education sector, appealing to the federal government to encourage investors in the sector by granting them tax rebates.

Delta government generates N3 billion from certificate of occupancy in three years

The Delta Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Chika Ossai, on Tuesday said the ministry generated N1.7 billion from the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) in 2017.

FIIRO seeks deeper synergy between research institutes, varsities

Director-General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Prof. Gloria Elemo, has called for deeper synergy between research institutes and universities toward commercialising research products.

President Buhari pledges continuous support to universities

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Kano pledged continuous support to universities to enable them produce the needed skilled manpower for national development.

Herdsmen attacks, climate change may threaten Nigeria’s food security – farmer

A farmer, Mr Adolphus Ogbonna, has warned that food security may be threatened seriously in Nigeria in the near future because of persistent herdsmen attacks and climate change.

ENT surgeon advocates policy against medical tourism

Prof. Titus Ibekwe, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, has called for a pragmatic policy to regulate medical and health tourism in Nigeria.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised the Senate to desist from interfering with the executive in running of state affairs but to concentrate more on its duties of providing adequate legislation for the growth of the nation.

Educationist urges continued advocacy to end exam malpractice

Prof. Abednego Ekoko, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Exam Ethics Marshal International, has called for continued advocacy by stakeholders to end exam malpractice in the country.
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Yemi Osinbajo: People Money, entrepreneurship banks underway soon

To boost Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon establish People Money and Entrepreneurship Banks.