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Magnus Abe

Senator Abe advocates dynamic education system for national growth

Sen. Magus Abe has called for a dynamic education system that will successfully prepare Nigerian children to contribute to national growth.
Sally Adukwu Bolujoko

NAPPS call for review of education curriculum

The National President of National Association of Private Schools (NAPPS), Dr. Sally Adukwu Bolujoko, has called the Federal Government to review the nations’ education curriculum to meet the standard of the 21st century.

NGO bemoans violence against children in Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Value Life for Children and Women Initiative, has decried the high rate of violence against children and called on the National Assembly to make legislation that will abolish violence against children in the country.
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki: Children Nigeria’s most important treasure

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday, described children as Nigeria’s most important treasure as a country.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Children’s Day: We are praying for the release of Leah Sharibu, others – Senator Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, revealed that he is praying for the release of Leah Sharibu and other children, who are in captivity.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Children’s Day: Atiku Abubakar urges Nigerian children not to lose hope

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Election, Atiku Abubakar, has encouraged Nigerian children to never lose hope in their country, whether or not they live here or in the Diaspora.
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

SERAP sues Governor Okowa over ‘poor, substandard primary schools’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”

SERAP tells Governor Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to reject life pension for lawmakers in the state.
Baby

UNICEF: Only 30 % of under-5 children’s births registered in Nigeria

The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded, says UNICEF. The Agency said only 30 per cent of births of Nigerian children below five had so far been registered.

NPHCDA decries high child, maternal mortality rate

Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has decried the high rate in maternal and child mortality rate in the country.

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Governor Okowa seven days to disclose spending on primary education

SERAP said: “The evidence of education deficit in the state is further buttressed by the case of Success Adegor, who was sent home because her parents could not pay the illegal school fee/levy of N900 and the insufficient and poor-quality education infrastructure of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele.”
No fewer than 23 persons were trapped in a three-storey building under construction which collapsed in Ibadan on Friday, witnesses said.

SERAP: Compensate victims of building collapse in Lagos, Ibadan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to “take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states, including by taking meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights of the people affected.”

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.

ASUU demands proof of earned allowance payment to end strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says government must show proof of payment of at least N50 billion revitalisation funds for it to consider suspending the on-going strike.

CSOs demand better funding of child health from presidential candidates

A consortium of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has reached out to presidential candidates of some political parties on increased funding for nutrition programmes in their policies.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari wants moral upbringing for children

The wife of the president Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on parents to inculcate good morals on their children to ensure a better future for the Nigerian Children.

UNICEF: Malnutrition ravaging children in North East

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm warning that child malnutrition is silently killing hundreds of under-age children in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

World Children’s Day: UNICEF calls for re-commitment to child development

UNICEF has called on global leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil children’s rights, as the world marked International World Children’s Day recently.

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The Senator representing Niger south Senatorial District of Niger State, Senator Muhammed Bima Enagi, has promised to embark on programmes that will reduce unemployment and poverty among youths and women in the state.

Senator Enagi: Reducing unemployment is my priority

The Senator representing Niger south Senatorial District of Niger State, Senator Muhammed Bima Enagi, has promised to embark on programmes that will reduce unemployment and poverty among youths and women in the state.

President Buhari renames Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR).

APC governors to work with NASS leadership to deepen democracy

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress under the auspices of the Progressive Governors Forum has promised to work in synergy with the leadership of the National Assembly to deepen democracy and provide democratic dividends to Nigerians.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi congratulates Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila, others

The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, over their emergence as the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, during Tuesday’s inauguration of the ninth Assembly.

Abuja national stadium renamed MKO Abiola Stadium

The Federal Government on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National stadium to MKO Abiola Stadium.