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UNICEF: Conflict threatens education in West, Central Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said a surge in deliberate attacks against teachers, students and schools is threatening education in West and Central Africa.

Presidency uncovers drug cartels in military, police formations

For a long time, the use of hard drugs by personnel of the Nigerian armed forces has been a subject of speculations, even in clear cases of disturbing patterns of behaviours–such as the inexplicable cases of soldiers who killed colleagues and superior officers and ended up killing themselves.

Almajiri: Governor Ganduje constitutes committee to reform system of education

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has constituted a technical committee to remodel the Almajiri system of education in the state as a way of arresting the menace of of children roaming the streets and begging.

Notorious kidnapper arrested in Aba

It was a huge breakthrough for security agencies in Abia state as they have reportedly nabbed a notorious kidnapper that has been terrorizing Aba and other neighbouring states.

Official: President Buhari’s next level agenda provides ray of hope for children, youth

Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, has said the Next Level Agenda of the Buhari administration has revived the hope of the Nigerian youth in attaining their full potential by unlocking their creative abilities.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA trains school counsellors on tackling of adolescent problems

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through its Education Resource Centre, Guidance and Counselling Services Division has put together a workshop on handling the adolescents.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara governor reiterates support for basic education

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Sunday said his administration would boost school enrollment and support good nutrition for the children in the state.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senator Lawan: I’ll be a fair servant to all

Newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has assured that he will lead as a servant and be fair to all in the running of the affairs of the upper legislative chamber.

FRSC warns against keeping kids in front of vehicles

The Imo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Francis Udoma, has said children below the age of 12 should not sit in front of moving vehicles.
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.
Enugu, Nigeria

Enugu residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Residents of Enugu metropolis on Thursday went about their normal activities and disregarded the sit-at-home order given by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Foundation warns against killing vultures, other birds

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has warned against the killing of vultures, which they play a major role in cleaning up the society.
Silverbird Group will soon unveil some young beautiful women with potential that will promote the image of Nigeria positively within and outside the country.

Silverbird Group set to hold 2019 edition of MBGN pageant

Silverbird Group will soon unveil some young beautiful women with potential that will promote the image of Nigeria positively within and outside the country.

We’ll miss lone PDP member in Lagos Assembly – FESTAC residents

Some residents of FESTAC Town, Lagos State have expressed disappointment over the defeat of Dipo Olorunrinu, representing Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: Out-of-School children’s figure drops

The Federal Government says the number of Out-of-School (OSC) Children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2million, following various interventions of the government and development partners.

Police use tear gas on protesting INEC ad-hoc staff in Enugu

Police in Enugu on Tuesday used tear gas on some INEC ad-hoc staff at the just concluded general elections who protested the non-payment of their allowances in the state.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a pro-government demonstration in Caracas on March 23, 2019. – It is two months since Juan Guaido has asserted he is Venezuela’s interim president. Domestically, he has been unable to shake President Nicolas Maduro from power. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP)

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro announces power rationing amid blackouts

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 30-day plan to ration electricity after nationwide power cuts that have inflicted misery on millions of people and ignited protests, including one near the presidential palace in Caracas.

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.

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Ondo lightning: Community prepares to perform traditional ritual on dead cows

Following the mysterious death of cows at a ‘sacred land’ called Oke Owa in Ijare, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, the community was preparing to perform some traditional rites on the land and the dead cows.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Rivers governor lifts ban on employment in state university

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has directed the Governing Council of the Rivers State University, RSU, to continue with the suspended employment exercise for academic and non-academic staff.

Cleric urges VP Osinbajo to speak out over ‘travails’

A Christian cleric, Adewale Giwa, has advised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to speak out on his current purported travails in government, even as he called for proper findings regarding his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Cross River governor suspends YESSO coordinator

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has suspended the state Coordinator of Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO), Mr Balinwo Ofegobi.

Suspected vandal electrocuted in Delta

A middle-aged man was on Monday electrocuted in Asaba, Delta State while allegedly attempting to vandalise an energised electric transformer.