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The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.
In his vote of thanks, the Emir of Gona lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his political sagacity in influencing the setting up of the hospital in the state and for approving the siting of the medical facility within his emirate.

Gombe governor lauds President Buhari for his political will on oil, gas exploration

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his Political will and commitment he has so far exhibited on the actualization of the Kolmani Oil Well Project in the Benue trough of the Gongola basin.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Worshippers attend a mass at Saint-Francois-Xavier church, as French churches reopen for religious gatherings after the government has reversed its ban, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, France, May 24, 2020. REUTERS

France must review coronavirus crowd limits on church attendance

France’s State Council, the country’s highest court, on Sunday ordered the government to review a law limiting the number of people in churches during religious services to 30.
At least 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an insane attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday.

Borno governor leads relatives, residents to bury 43 slain farmers

Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, led relatives and residents to bury 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel and French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin “reaffirmed their commitment to make this route unviable,” as they signed the agreement, according to a government statement.

UK, France sign new deal to curb illegal migration

UK and France have signed a new agreement to tackle illegal migration via the English Channel, Anadolu Agency reports.
Inflation in Sudan has risen to one of the highest levels in the world, and the country risks slipping into hyperinflation unless it gets its budget deficit and money supply under control, economists say.

Sudan inflation soars, raising spectre of hyperinflation

Inflation in Sudan has risen to one of the highest levels in the world, and the country risks slipping into hyperinflation unless it gets its budget deficit and money supply under control, economists say.
Real Madrid and Belgian forward Eden Hazard had a surgery on his injured right ankle in the United States on Thursday.

Eden Hazard suffers fresh injury setback

The Belgian star appeared to have finally got back to full fitness and put in a strong performance against Inter on Wednesday night, but that progress has been halted once more. Hazard started for Los Blancos against Alaves on Saturday evening, but he had to come off on the half-hour mark with another fitness issue.
Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January.

Real Madrid to offer Takefusa Kubo to Betis on loan

Real Madrid are not happy with Takefusa Kubo's situation at Villarreal and they could look for a new team for him in January. That is what 'Estadio Deportivo' has confirmed. They say that Real Madrid have offered to send the Japanese on loan to Real Betis in January.
An Ethiopian refugee who has fled the Tigray conflict, sends a message to her mother in Ethiopia through members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. ASHRAF SHAZLY - AFP

Hotline helps Ethiopians separated by conflict stay in touch

A shack covered by plastic in Sudan's Hamdayit refugee centre has become a source of smiles, sighs and tears for Ethiopian refugees, thanks to a hotline set up to trace relatives.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.

Alex Ferguson teams up with Marcus Rashford after making poverty pledge

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to tackle child food poverty.
Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, queue for water, at the Fashaga camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

UNHCR sends emergency aid to Sudan, more expected

The United Nations said Friday it had flown 32 tons of emergency aid to Khartoum, Sudan to quickly assist the thousands of refugees fleeing fighting and violence in Ethiopia.
Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, on Saturday said, the state government is putting possible efforts to ensure the availability of commodities in all primary health care for effective access to family planning in the state.

Taraba government promises availability of commodities for effective access to family planning

Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, on Saturday said, the state government is putting possible efforts to ensure the availability of commodities in all primary health care for effective access to family planning in the state.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

LASUBEB ramps up plan on cluster school model

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is raising awareness for the smooth implementation of cluster school model (CSM) meetings in schools.
New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No.10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.

All Blacks pay tribute to Diego Maradona ahead of Pumas game

New Zealand captain Sam Cane laid an All Blacks No. 10 jersey emblazoned with Diego Maradona’s name in the centre circle ahead of their match against Argentina in memory of the football legend Saturday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Nine arrested for murder of Nasarawa APC chairman

No fewer than three suspected persons connected with the gruesome murder of the Nasarawa State Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Philip Shekwo, were killed on Friday by military operatives in the Loko of the state while nine other suspects were also arrested during the operation.
Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Diego Maradona’s off-field antics don’t matter

Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo speaker, three others risk jail term over ‘contempt of court’

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, and three members of the state Assembly have been summoned by the State High Court to show course why they should not be jailed for disobedience to the court’s order.
The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest.

#EndSARS: Traders beg Nigerian government, states for compensation

Reeling from the wanton loss of property, the Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest that erupted across the country.
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

CSO: Second wave of #EndSARS protest‘ll ground Nigeria

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In his vote of thanks, the Emir of Gona lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his political sagacity in influencing the setting up of the hospital in the state and for approving the siting of the medical facility within his emirate.

Gombe governor lauds President Buhari for his political will on oil, gas exploration

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his Political will and commitment he has so far exhibited on the actualization of the Kolmani Oil Well Project in the Benue trough of the Gongola basin.