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Fed govt should not lump Ministry of Culture with Information – Gani Adams

The Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, Otunba Gani Adams, has called on the Federal Government to separate the Ministry of Culture from the Ministry of Information.

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Sierra Leonean children attend the first day of the new school year on September 17, 2018, at the Saint Joseph Convent primary school in Freetown, after the government launched a programme of free primary and secondary education. - AFP - Saidu BAH

Rocky start for Sierra Leone’s free school programme

Some two million children in Sierra Leone went back to school on Monday in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high school students.

Tanko Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says restructuring was conceived by Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, to destabilise the country.

Aspirant berates APC over expensive nomination form

A presidential aspirant, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has berated the All Progressives Congress for charging N45m for his expression of interest and nomination forms in a country where an average citizen lives on less than a dollar a day.

Kenyan governor finds 12 dead babies in hospital during surprise visit

A surprise visit by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, to a hospital in the Kenyan Capital on Monday, led to the discovery of 12 dead babies hidden in cardboard boxes in apparent negligence.
Niger Flooding

Flood sacks five communities in Kwara

At least five communities in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state have been taken over by flood from the River Niger with many houses submerged in the flood.