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China to reduce oversized classes to improve education

China aims to eliminate super-sized classes that accommodate more than 66 students in primary and middle schools nationwide by the end of 2020, according to a guideline released on Wednesday.
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Oyo government bans illegal fees collection in schools, threatens saboteurs

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has placed a ban on illegal fee collections in all Primary and Secondary schools owned by the state government.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government orders contractors back to site

Oyo State Government has ordered that the contractor handling abandoned building projects on the premises of St. Paul’s Anglican School 1&2, Yanbule, Bashorun, Ibadan, Bamolaid Multi Business Services should return back to site with immediate effect.

Federal government’s revival of history subject in schools commended

Some Primary and Secondary school teachers in Bwari Area Council of the FCT have lauded Federal Government’s revival of History subject in Nigerian schools.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF seeks free education, special treatment for girl-child

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has called on government at all levels to provide free education and special treatment for the girl-child in the country.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.

Benue spends N16 billion to renovate, upgrade schools

The Benue State Government spent N16 billion to renovate and upgrade its primary and secondary schools in the last four years, according to Prof Dennis Ityavyar, former education commissioner. =

NUT: We will no longer tolerate unqualified persons as teachers

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) on Monday said it would no longer tolerate unqualified people to work as teachers in primary, junior and senior secondary schools in the country.
Mai Mala Buni

Governor Buni declares state of emergency on education in Yobe

Gov. Maimala Buni of Yobe has declared a state of emergency on primary and secondary education in the state.
Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu was on Wednesday sworn-in as the 15th Governor of Lagos State at the Tarawa Balewa Square, TBS, on Lagos Island.

Lawmaker urges Governor Sanwo-Olu to concentrate on governance

The House of Representatives member-elect for Apapa Federal Constituency, Mufutau Egberongbe, has urged Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to concentrate on governance and eschew politicking.
Oby Ezekwesili

Ex-minister Ezekwesili harps on importance of quality education

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday said quality and relevant education were necessary for transformation of a country

Bola Ilori: Governor Akeredolu’s unforgiving spirit denies Ondo APC unity

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr Bola Ilori, on Thursday, attributed the crisis in the Ondo State chapter of the party to the alleged unforgiving spirit of the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu.

NYSC: Minister Shittu knows fate Thursday

The Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Wednesday, reserved until Thursday, judgment in the case between Communication Minister, Mr Adebayo Shittu, and All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primary election.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court dismisses Senator Anyanwu’s suit against Governor-elect Ihedioha

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, Imo state capital has dismissed a suit filed by Senator Sam Anyanwu representing Imo East senatorial districts, challenging the emergence of Imo state Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.

Pius Adesanmi’s demise a great loss to our family – sister

Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.
We worked through the night and one body was recovered, the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

"We worked through the night and one body was recovered," the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Kano election: Declare our candidate winner to avoid violence – PDP

Rabiu Bichi, Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir, winner to avoid eruption of violence.

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NPA appoints new general managers, assistants

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has appointed new general managers and assistant general managers into various roles.
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One upon departure from West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. – Trump is returning to Washington following a weekend visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm - AFP)

Donald Trump offers to help ease tension in Japan-South Korea dispute

US President Donald Trump has offered to help ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between Japan and South Korea, which threatens global supplies of memory chips and smartphones.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

FIFA, others pay tribute to Mikel Obi after retirement

Following Thursday’s announcement by Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, of his retirement from international football, tributes have continued to pour in for him, including from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport’s international governing body.
Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has warned South Africa not to expect the same Nigeria performance as the qualifiers when they clash in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Wednesday.

Afcon: Odion Ighalo wins top scorer award, makes Best XI

Ighalo with five goals to his name finished ahead of big guns like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane who both finished on three goals respectively for Algeria and Senegal.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Barcelona offer Paris Saint-Germain £90 million plus two players for Neymar

Barcelona have made a £90m offer plus two players for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to Sky in Germany.