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Federal government announces plan to enrol 10.2 million out-of-school children

The federal government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years.

NECO calls for policy to promote discipline in schools

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has called on the Federal Government to formulate policies aimed at promoting discipline and honesty among teachers, school administrators, and students.

Saudi Arabia allows unmarried foreign couples to rent hotel rooms

Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it would allow unmarried foreign couples to rent hotel rooms together as the ultraconservative kingdom begins offering up tourist visas for the first time.g
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari to initiate policies to attract teachers to rural communities

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will provide vibrant policies that will provide allowances and initiate annual retention benefits for teachers in order to attract them to rural communities.
Leah Sharibu

Former minister tasks President Buhari on Leah Sharibu, remaining Chibok girls

Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, has charged President Muham­madu Buhari to work to­wards ensuring the release of Leah Sharibu and the re­maining Chibok girls still in the den of Boko Haram.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

President Buhari appreciative of teachers’ contributions to national development – minister

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will remain conscious and appreciative of the invaluable contributions of teachers to national development.

African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

Twelve African-Americans, exploring their ancestry in West Africa, have been given native Nigerian names in commemoration of the four centuries of the first Africans slaves to arrive in Virginia, United States.

Third JAMB football tourney gets October date

Preparations have reached an advanced stage for the third edition of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Tertiary Institutions’ Football Championship slated for Oct. 13 to Oct. 20 in Ilorin.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government effects shake-up in education ministry

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has approved the redeployment of 11 directors and principals of unity colleges.
Oby Ezekwesili

Xenophobia: African politicians responsible for youths’ miserable situation – Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has berated African politicians, saying they are responsible for the “miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.”
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister directs scholarship board to pay Nigerian students in Russia

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has directed the Federal Scholarship Board to process the payment of scholarship stipends to Nigerian students studying in Russia.
The Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Ainojie Alex Irune and General Manager, Commercial, Akinbambo Ibidapo-Obe, of Oando Energy Resources (OER), the upstream subsidiary of Oando PLC recently paid a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe (STP), Jorge Bom Jesus, and the Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment, Osvaldo Abreu.

Oando reaffirms commitment to support development of Sao Tome & Principe

The Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Ainojie Alex Irune and General Manager, Commercial, Akinbambo Ibidapo-Obe, of Oando Energy Resources (OER), the upstream subsidiary of Oando PLC recently paid a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe (STP), Jorge Bom Jesus, and the Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment, Osvaldo Abreu.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Free, compulsory education will eliminate out-of-school children syndrome – Kano governor

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that his administration will soon commence free and compulsory primary and secondary education in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari hails Jubril Aminu at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned Professor Jibril Aminu on his 80th, describing him as man with a pedigree of excellence, stewardship and dedication to the growth of the country and of humanity.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list
Omoyele Sowore

Oby Ezekwesili: President Buhari must free Omoyele Sowore now

Former Minister of Education and activist, Oby Ezekwesili, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, in the February 2019 presidential election, Omoyele Sowore, immediately.

UNN hosts conference on global insecurity

A former minister of education, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, will tomorrow deliver a keynote address on criminality and violence in Nigeria at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

Serap drags senior Nigerian officials to ICC ‘for leaving 13.2 million children out of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”

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