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No fewer than 23 persons were trapped in a three-storey building under construction which collapsed in Ibadan on Friday, witnesses said.

SERAP: Compensate victims of building collapse in Lagos, Ibadan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to “take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states, including by taking meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights of the people affected.”
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.

Anambra government moves to end sale of babies, warn daycare centre owners

The Anambra State Government says it has taken drastic measures to put an end to the menace of the sale of babies among people in the state.
Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show

Cowbellpedia: Why participating schools embraced digital registration

Participating schools have fully embraced the online registration format leading to a record enrolment as a total of 56,073 students took part in Stage One of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell milk, the flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
Sonny Echono

Ministry: Unity schools not affected by shift of polls

The Federal Government Monday stated that the 104 unity schools are not affected by the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Spanish victims of sex abuse by priests speak out

A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose Church representatives are set to attend a major Vatican meeting on child protection.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.
Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

National strike brings Belgium to standstill

Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.
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.

Atiku Abubakar: We’ll begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29

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.

Kaduna government spends N380.7 million on students NECO, NABTEB examinations

Kaduna State Government said on Monday that it expended N380.7 million on payments of National Examination Council (NECO) and National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) fees for 33,750 students.

Imo election: Emeka Ihedioha promises to establish Education Trust Fund

The Imo State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, has pledged to establish Imo Education Trust Fund when elected as governor to ensure the promotion of free and qualitative education in the state

PDP: APC importing foreigners into Lagos for President Buhari’s visit

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter has raised the alarm over the influx of criminals into the state saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been importing thugs from outside the state and country.
Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.

Morocco suspends participation in Saudi-led war in Yemen

Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.

Police urge parents to guard against children abduction, stealing

The Police Command in Enugu State has urged parents and guardians to guard against the abduction and steealing of their children and wards by unscrupolous elements.
Ibikunle Amosun

Muslim students drag Governor Amosun, others to court over hijab

The incorporated trustees of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) have dragged Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State before court over controversies surrounding the use of Hijab in schools in the state.
A devastating “once-in-a-century” floods have inundated homes, schools and airports in the Australia’s northeast, and worse, brought crocodiles onto the streets.

Australia’s record floods bring crocodiles onto the streets

A devastating “once-in-a-century” floods have inundated homes, schools and airports in the Australia’s northeast, and worse, brought crocodiles onto the streets.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Minister: Nigeria’s economy will increase its growth trajectory in 2019

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma is optimistic that the Nigerian economy will continue to maintain its recovery in 2019 as the real GDP growth is expected to increase from 0.8% in 2017 to 2.1% in 2018 and 3.01% in 2019, with the sustained implementation of the ERGP.
The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.

NUC approves Bayelsa medical university

The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.

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Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The Abel Prize in mathematics was on Tuesday awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck of the United States for her work on partial differential equations, the first woman to win the award, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said.

Court stops INEC from collating, announcing results of Bauchi polls

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) from going ahead to collate and announce the results of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Amosun: This is the last lap of a long race

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has described his remaining two months in office as “the last lap of a long-distance race”.

AFCON: We will give Super Eagles a tough game – Seychelles’ Daryl Damo

Seychelles winger, Daryl Damo, one of the players likely to be called upon by coach Gavin Jeanne this Friday for the 2019 AFCON between the pirates and the Eagles in Delta State, has stated that he is really looking forward to the match.
The French Embassy in Nigeria has pledged investment in sports and educational programmes to promote French language speaking in Nigeria.

France to host the biggest dinner in Nigeria

The French Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday said the country was set to host the biggest French dinner in Nigeria.