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Kaduna SUBEB to enrol 145,000 out-of-school children

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has commenced a massive campaign to enrol 145,000 out-of-school children for the 2019/2020 academic year.
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.

Miyetti Allah hails proposed Fulani radio

The move by the Federal Government to establish a radio station to reach Fulani herdsmen has elicited some strong reactions.

Nasarawa committee solicits emir’s support toward quality education

The Nasarawa State Task Team for School-Based Management Committee on Tuesday solicited the support of the new Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage, and other stakeholders, toward improving the quality of education in the state.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid urges federal government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce poverty

ActionAid Nigeria, an international NGO, has called on the Federal Government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce the level of poverty in the country.

Kano government inaugurates enrolment drive campaign c’tees

The Kano State Government, on Saturday, inaugurated the Enrollment Drive Campaign Committee (EDC) for the State and Local Governments, in order to enhance pupil enrollment in schools.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

NMEP: Lack of funds contributes to challenges of Malaria elimination ‌

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

UBEC: Out-of-school children increases from 10.5 million to 13.2 million

Mr Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has said that the number of out-of-school children increased from 10.5 million to 13.2 million between 2010 and 2015.
HIV and AIDS

Official: HIV/AIDS survey records 93% response rate

The National AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) said it has recorded a 93 per cent response rate in six states.

School feeding: 10.27 million pupils enrol in public primary schools in North West, North...

No fewer than 10.27 million children have been enrolled into public primary schools in the North West and North Central Zones of the country in the last one year, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals.

Measles campaign to gulp N104 million in Bauchi

No fewer than 1.7 million children in Bauchi State are expected to be immunised against measles during this year’s campaign against the disease, the state healthcare development agency has said.

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Barcelona boss Quique Setien says it was a shame that his side did not defeat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-final encounter on Thursday.

Barcelona coach expects focus from players ahead of pivotal week

Barcelona head coach Quique Setién expects his team to ignore the current off-field issues affecting the club ahead of a key run of fixtures for the Catalans.

PDP: APC relying on unorthodox means to snatch Bayelsa

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is relying on what it described as ‘unorthodox’ means to get back the governorship of Bayelsa State.
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help put an end to kidnapping.

Osun: Oluwo of Iwo suspended for six months

Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, was on Friday suspended for the duration of six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers, following an alleged physical assault on a fellow monarch.

Why Governor Obaseki took Benin house from James Ibori

Details emerged on Friday on why Governor Godwin Obaseki revoked the certificate of occupancy granted to a property on plot 103A Aiguobasimwin Crescent, GRA, Benin, belonging to a former Delta Governor, James Ibori.
Six people, including a pastor, were killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said.

UN: Burkina violence displacing 4 000 people daily

More than 4,000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency said on Friday.