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President Buhari at the event

Akintola Williams: Nigeria’ll always be proud of you – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with renowned chartered accountant, iconic leader and legendary teacher, Chief Akintola Williams, who turns a centenarian, August 9, 2019.
Baiq Nuril Maknun's ordeal began years ago when as a temporary teacher at a school on Lombok island she began receiving telephone calls from its headteacher describing his sexual relationship with another woman.

Indonesian woman who recorded boss’s lewd call gets jail reprieve

A woman facing six months in prison in Indonesia for recording a lewd phone call by her boss as evidence she was being harassed is expected to receive a presidential amnesty after an outcry over the sentence.

Candidates react to JAMB’s cut-off mark for admissions

Some candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have reacted to the 160 cut-off mark for the 2019/2020 admissions process.
Fela Kuti

Felabration opens artistes portal, says no registration fee

Organizers of the 2019 edition of Felabration, the yearly festival in honour of the late founder of afrobeats music and socio-political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, have said there is no registration fee to perform at Felabration.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Exam malpractice: We didn’t see Adeleke in exam hall – Witnesses tells court

Two witnesses in the ongoing trial of Sen. Ademola Adeleke on a seven-count amended charge bordering on examination malpractice on Wednesday told the Federal High Court Abuja that they did not see the senator in the examination hall.
Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi

Kenyan teacher wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

A math and physics teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away 80 percent of his monthly income to help the poor, has won a $1 million prize.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.

Kogi to devote sections of libraries to Pius Adesanmi’s works

Kogi State Government on Sunday promised to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works and encourage literary clubs in the state to celebrate his life and accomplishments.

New minimum wage: Kaduna civil servants fear inflation

Some civil servants in Kaduna State have hailed the approval of N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country, but cautioned against raising the costs of goods and services due to the salary increase.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister calls for governments intervention to revamp education

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has said stressed that the decay that pervades the country’s education sector requires urgent intervention by the three tiers of government to address the situation.

Economic demands of Sudanese protesters legitimate – premier

Sudan’s prime minister on Saturday appeared to soften the official stance on more than a month of anti-government protests, describing demonstrators’ calls for better living conditions as “legitimate”.
In Honour of Late President Shehu Shagari, Flags being flown at Half Mast at the Presidential Villa in line with Presidential directives on 30th Dec 2018

Muhammadu Buhari directs flags be flown at half-mast in honour of the late Shehu...

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute once again to the late President Shehu Shagari, directing that flags should fly at half-mast in military and para-military formations, as well as public buildings for three days, starting from Sunday, December 30, 2018.

UN: Over 2000 newly displaced fleeing in North East

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says escalating attacks by non-state armed groups suspected to be Boko Haram are triggering new displacements in northeast Nigeria, especially Borno.

ASUU chides Bisi Akande over comments on strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chides former APC national chairman Bisi Akande for accusing striking lecturers of producing ‘vagabonds and unemployable graduates’

Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

David Umahi, others hail Super Eagles on 2019 AFCON qualification

Governor David Umahi among other soccer fans in Ebonyi, have congratulated the Super Eagles over the team’s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Bill to raise teachers’ retirement age passes second reading at Adamawa Assembly

A bill to raise the retirement age of professional primary and secondary school teachers from 60 years to 70 years has passed second reading at the Adamawa State House of Assembly.
FILE PHOTO- Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith - RC1A35221360-File Photo

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school

Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher there told AFP.

Nigerian jailed for assaulting teachers in Ghana

David Simon Chukwu, 45, a Nigerian based in Dzodze in the Volta Region has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢1, 800.00 by an Aflao Circuit Court for assaulting a teacher of the Roman Catholic Central Basic School at Dzodze, in the Ketu North Municipality.

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor signs 400 certificates of occupancy in three months

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has signed about four hundred Certificates of Occupancy since assumption of office on May 29th.
The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.

Kogi guber: US-based doctor emerges AA candidate

The Action Alliance in Kogi State on Saturday unanimously adopted a United States-based medical practitioner, Samuel Audu Alfa as its candidate in the November 16th governorship election.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.

Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump break the ice with surprise pre-G7 lunch

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his US counterpart Donald Trump for a previously unscheduled lunch Saturday ahead of the official opening of the G7 summit in southwest France.
At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.

New cabinet and imperative of delivering on mandates

At the 2-day presidential retreat that preceded the inauguration of new ministers, President Muhammadu Buhari apprised the appointees on the enormity of the tasks ahead.
Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.

Vincent Kompany injured as Anderlecht lose again

Vincent Kompany faces weeks on the sidelines after suffering another hamstring injury as his Anderlecht team lost again to continue their winless start to his managerial debut, according to reports.