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The research group headed by former Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, said during virtual public presentation of the research work on Thursday in Kaduna, that states in the region have failed to accord education the priority it deserves.

Report: Why North is backward in education

Other inhibitors were lack of security, inadequate classrooms, playgrounds, computer laboratory, libraries and information services, laboratories, textbooks, audiovisual facilities, internet connectivity and learning aids.

Kwara college speaks on discovery of 2,000 fake certificates

The Kwara College of Education, Ilorin, says the college is yet to uncover how more than 2,000 fake certificates of the school were used to secure employment with various government agencies in the state.

Another Nigerian lady trafficked to Oman cries out

A young Nigerian lady, identified as Oluwatosin Adetula, has cried out for urgent help to return to Nigeria after being trafficked to Oman.

Nigerian college commences online lectures for students

Lecturers at the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo have commenced online teaching of their students.

Human trafficking: Two Nigerians rescued from Lebanon, Lebanese arrested

Barely two months after the rescue of the much publicised victim of trafficking from Lebanon, operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons have rescued two Nigerian trafficked victims from Beirut, the capital City of Lebanon.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCTA to domesticate national teacher education policy – minister

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has said that his administration is currently making efforts to review and domesticate the National Teacher Education policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better service delivery.

Federal government vows to begin crackdown on illegal colleges of education

The Federal Government has expressed concerns about the proliferation of unaccredited Colleges of Education in the country and vowed to commence nationwide crackdown on all illegal National Certificate in Education (NCE) awarding institutions.

Delta engages 850 unemployed youths as STEP, YAGEP trainee

The Delta State Government has engaged 850 unemployed youths as entrepreneurs for its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP) and the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in the 2019/2020 Programme Cycle.

Human trafficking has reached alarming rate in Nigeria – ex-minister

A former Minister of Education in Nigeria, Professor Chinyere Obaji, has raised the alarm over high rate of trafficking in persons in Nigeria, noting many Nigerians are trafficked daily in the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

2020 budget: Federal government proposes N15 million for monitoring of illegal colleges of education

Federal Ministry of Education has asked members of National Assembly to approve N15 million in 2020 budget proposal for it to spend on monitoring the activities of illegal colleges of education across Nigeria through its parastatal, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
Federal Government at the weekend emphasized the need to escalate the Web-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) to cover the whole country.

Federal government to extend flood warning system nationwide

The Federal Government at the weekend emphasized the need to escalate the Web-Based Flood Early Warning Systems (FEWS) to cover the whole country.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Delta governor urges civil servants to guide political class in implementing policies

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has urged civil servants to guide the political class in the implementation of policies and programmes of government.

Infusion of trafficking in persons in school curricular, veritable tool to curb menace – ex-minister

Former Minister of Education, Prof. Chinwe Obaji, says the introduction of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) into school curricular is a veritable tool for social reform to guide students from being trafficked.
Niger Police Command says it has arrested one Daniel Olamide, 32, for allegedly issuing forged National Certificate in Education, (NCE) of College of Education, Minna, to one Zuwaira Ubaida.

Police in Niger nab suspect for allegedly issuing fake NCE certificate

Niger Police Command says it has arrested one Daniel Olamide, 32, for allegedly issuing forged National Certificate in Education, (NCE) of College of Education, Minna, to one Zuwaira Ubaida.
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Institute for Nigerian Languages begs NUC over degree awarding status

The National Institute for Nigerian Languages, Aba, Abia State, has urged the National Universities Commission, NUC, to allow the institute to commence awarding degrees as stipulated in the Act that established the institution.

APC screens Heineken Lokpobiri, David Lyon, former INEC REC for governorship ticket

The immediate past minister of state, Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Oil magnate and philanthropist, Chief David Lyon and immediate past Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyai, were among five aspirants successfully screened by the All Progressive Congress(APC) for Bayelsa governorship ticket.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti SUBEB job forms out

The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has announced that application forms for the recruitment of teachers into public primary are now available online beginning from yesterday.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government begins recruitment of teachers

The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has commenced the process of recruiting Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and Graduate Teachers into the public primary schools.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
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Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
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Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.