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House of Reps urges federal government to employ more teachers to tackle low productivity

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to employ more teachers to tackle low productivity in the education sector.g

Group laments dwindling interest in teaching profession

A concerned group, Human Development Initiative (HDI), has expressed worry over the dwindling interest of the Nigerian youths in the teaching profession, describing the trend as a huge threat to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Nigeria adopts September 16 as National ID Day

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the recognition and observance of September 16 of every year as National Identity Day in a move to create awareness on the importance of identification as a modern tool for national development and social cohesion.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari: Nigeria on board with gender equality

The wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has called on Nigerian women to embrace seafaring profession and shun the belief that such jobs were meant for the men alone, saying that Nigeria is onboard with gender equality.
Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.
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WHO: Nigeria, four others lose N1.2 trillion to diseases yearly

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Africa annually loses over $2.4 trillion to diseases afflicting its 47 countries on the continent.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally

It has been observed that 2.1 billion people live without safe water globally while one in four Primary Schools have no drinking water sources using unprotected sources of water.
NIGERIA’S OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI (MIDDLE) EMERGES ‘COMMONWEALTH YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR 2019’. SHE IS FLANKED BY COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY-GENERAL PATRICIA SCOTLAND (2ND LEFT) AND OTHER REGIONAL WINNERS AT A CEREMONY AT THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT IN LONDON

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Osowobi wins Commonwealth Youth Person of the Year 2019

Nigeria’s Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has scooped the overall prize of the 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, in recognition of her efforts to end sexual violence.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Federal government partners IAEA on management of unground water resources

The Federal Government is collaborating with the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, to effectively manage manage it underground water resources.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO: Nigeria, others will not achieve gender equality, poverty eradication without quality education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other countries would fail to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty that leaves millions of children, young people and adults behind, without inclusive and equitable quality education.

Ifeanyi Okowa’s aide faults Emmanuel Uduaghan’s free healthcare scheme

The free healthcare programme for children under five years and pregnant women during the administration of immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has been faulted by the present administration of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
L-R: AMB. GERALDINE NASON OF IRELAND; NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TIJJANI BANDE AND SINGAPORE’S AMBASSADOR BURHAN GARFOOR, AT A SIDE EVENT, ORGANISED BY PERMANENT MISSIONS OF NIGERIA TO THE UN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT MISSIONS OF SINGAPORE, IRELAND, AND QATAR, TO PROMOTE JANUARY 24 AS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDU

UN adopts Nigeria’s resolution on education

The United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted, by consensus, Nigeria’s resolution to proclaim January 24 every year as the ‘International Day of Education’.
Okechukwu Enelamah

Okechukwu Enelamah: Federal government taking measures to accelerate Nigeria’s industrialisation process

Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment says the Federal Government is taking adequate measures to accelerate the country’s industrialisation process through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

World Prematurity Day: Nigeria ranks 3rd with 800,000 preterm births annually – NAPN

Mrs Olubunmi Lawal, the National President, National Association of Paediatric Nurses (NAPN), on Saturday said Nigeria ranked third with about 800,000 preterm births annually.

UN agencies launch major report on global food security, malnutrition

Five United Nations agencies are set to launch the new edition of “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

Ex-VC tasks African leaders on research to end underdevelopment

A former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, has called on African leaders to invest in research to end hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment in the continent rather than depending on foreign aids.

Federal government to eradicate child labour, human trafficking by 2025

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the was doing everything possible to effectively eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

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Jigawa sack principal over stealing of e-learning devices

The Jigawa State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has sacked Director of Government Unity Secondary School, Maigatari from his post over stealing of E-Learning equipment.
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Leah Sharibu’s father hasn’t heard a word from President Buhari – cleric

Gideon Para-Mallam, a Jos-based cleric, says President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to reach out to Nathan Sharibu, Leah’s father.