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Minister: Boko Haram kills 2,295 teachers in Northeast

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said 2295 teachers were killed in attacks by insurgents in the North-east.

President Buhari, VP Osibanjo to inaugurate 109 projects in Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, governors and ministers are to inaugurate multi-billion naira projects in Zamfara State as part of the 7th Anniversary of Governor Abdul’aziz Yari’s administration.

Insecurity: NYSC chief allays fears of Taraba corp members

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Zakari Kazaure, has assured corps members posted to serve in Taraba State that the Corp has put in place adequate measures to ensure their safety.

Governor El-Rufai: ‎Free education saves Kaduna parents N3 billion yearly

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said the free basic education policy in the state is saving parents N3 billion every year.

Lai Mohammed: Four years ago, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, says four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents strolled into Abuja, the nation’s capital, at will.

Islamic State ally stakes out territory around Lake Chad

From the shores of Lake Chad, Islamic State’s West African ally is on a mission: winning over the local people.

Federal government begins national headcount of school pupils, personnel

The federal government will on April 29 begin a National Personnel Audit (NPA) to produce a data bank of pupils, students and personnel of public and private basic education schools in Nigeria.

World Bank chief urges Africa to adopt digitilised economies method

The World Bank Group President, Mr Jim Kim, has urged African countries to grow with the ditilised economies and the spread of advanced technologies, in order not to lose millions of jobs.

General Buratai insists Boko Haram has been defeated

Despite pockets of suicide bombings in the North East (NE), the Nigerian Army (NA), Thursday maintained that the military have decimated the Boko Haram sect.

Abia teachers begin strike over six months salary arrears

Public school teachers in Abia State have embarked on strike over six months salary arrears owed them by the state government.

President Buhari to restore study of history in schools

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged that stoppage of teaching of history as a subject in schools was a mistake.

Speaker Dogara calls for the rescue of Leah Sharibu

In commemoration of the 4th year since the abduction of Chibok Schoolgirls, speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness that all the abducted girls have not been accounted for, while urging the executive to intensify efforts towards providing adequate security to schools in the country.

UNESCO absolves Nigerian teachers of drop in quality education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in its latest global education monitoring report summary, exonerated teachers from the drop in quality of education in Nigeria.

Governor Shettima: How Bama IDPs will return home

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, said Thursday that internally displaced persons from Bama local government will be returned in batches to their rebuilt communities after assurance by the military of security of the area.

Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen

Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa.

Centre to check mass failure in Mathematics

Worried by the rate of failures in the Mathematics subject after various examinations in the country, the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) said it has developed approaches to check the performance of candidates in the subject.

Ministry: Zungeru hydro power plant 45 percent complete

The federal government yesterday said the Zungeru Hydro Power Plant currently under construction by the Chinese company EEC/SinoHydro was 45 per cent complete.

MAN: Poor teaching of mathematics impedes students’ reasoning

Dr Sunday Adeniran, the National President of the Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), has lamented the way by which mathematics is being taught in Nigerian schools.

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Nigerian governors meet over autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will meet tomorrow to brainstorm on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order granting financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary at the state level.