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Minister: Federal government to prosecute parents who refuse to enroll children in school

Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of Education, has said that Nigeria would soon implement policy to prosecute parents who refused to enroll their children of school age in schools across the country.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government to prosecute parents for not enrolling children in school

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says Nigeria will soon effect policy to prosecute parents who refused to enroll their children of school age in schools across the country.
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Report: Homework, electronic devices, causes of inadequate sleep in children

A recent report showed that over 60 per cent of Chinese children and teens do not get adequate sleep, which can put their health at risk, according to Monday’s China Daily.
Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerian teachers, students protest against President Bouteflika

Hundreds of school teachers and students protested in the Algerian capital on Wednesday amid fears that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika plans to extend his two-decade rule.
A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Pupils, pregnant woman die in collapsed building in Lagos

A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery/Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Pastor Bakare: I will contest 2023 presidency

The Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed his willingness to contest for the presidency after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Anambra election: Low turnout, vote buying feature in assembly polls in Onitsha

The House of Assembly election in Onitsha and its environs has been characterised by voter apathy and vote buying in most of the polling units in the area.

Kano elections: Police arrest vehicle laden with ballot papers

The ballot papers were loaded in a Sienna car and was arrested by officers at Magwan Primary School in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state.
US President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing an Executive Order on “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Veteran Suicide,” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 5, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

School attended by Donald Trump says it concealed his grades

A military academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

CUPP: Atiku Abubakar remains Nigeria’s only option

Opposition political parties on Thursday said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, remained the only option available to Nigerians in the Saturday election.
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Court fixes March 1 to decide Governor Bindow’s alleged certificate forgery case

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Apo, has fixed March 1 to deliver judgment in a suit alleging that Governor Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State, submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

NOUN appoints ex-army spokesman Sani Usman as faculty member

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has appointed retired Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman as Faculty member of its Business School.

Don laments 1.3 million out of school children in Bauchi

A professor at the Department of Accounting and Finance of the Bayero University, Kano State, Kabir Tahir Hamid, has lamented the 1.3 million out of school children in Bauchi State, saying that the failure of parents and guardians to prioritise the education of their children was responsible for the staggering figure.
Raphael Samuel

Man set to drag parents to court for giving birth to him

A 27 year old Indian man Raphael Samuel is set to embark on an impossible mission of dragging his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent.

Hijab: Muslim women urge NBA, benchers to carry out reforms

A group, Coalition of Nigeria Muslim Women, has urged the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Body of Benchers, to carry out necessary reforms in order to remain relevant.
Some Nigerians have expressed diverse reactions as crowds gather to audition for the Big Brother Naija auditions across the country on Friday.

BBNaija: Nigerians react as auditions obstruct traffic, other activities

Some Nigerians have expressed diverse reactions as crowds gather to audition for the Big Brother Naija auditions across the country on Friday.

Election: Governor Sani Bello urges voters to vote for President Buhari

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has taken the campaign for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari to the rural areas where he asked voters not to only turn out in their numbers but cast their votes for the president in next month’s election.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he would not be cowed to abandon the corruption war as steps have already been taken to insulate already recovered assets from looters-5

Election: President Buhari, Governor El-Rufai unstoppable in Kaduna – APC chieftain

Mr Ben Kure, Director-General, APC Campaign Council in Kaduna State, on Wednesday said the All Progressive Congress (APC) is sure of costing to victory in the forthcoming general elections in the state.

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