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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.
Ademola Adeleke

Federal government charges Ademola Adeleke, four others for exam malpractices

The federal government has charged Senator Ademola Adeleke representing Osun West at the Senate and four others before the Federal High Court, Abuja for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.

Plateau council polls: Voters decry late arrival of materials

As Plateau residents elect chairmen and councillors into 14 of the 17 local governments, voters in some areas have decried the late arrival of electoral materials at many polling units.

Teachers’ Day: NUT seeks ‘ideal remuneration’ for teachers

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on government at all levels to ensure teachers are remunerated properly and promptly to enable them to offer quality and effective service.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari urges teachers to be change agents for nation development

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on teachers in the country to be positive change agents in the growth, development and well-being of the students and nation.
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Gombe state says it plans to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state in 2018-2019 academic session by 50 per cent.

Teachers’ Day: Benue SUBEB trains over 2,000 teachers

The Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Rev. Philip Tachin, said that the board has trained over 2,000 teachers in Benue, on technological development.

Man sues ex-wife for allegedly insulting him on Facebook

The woman is facing charges of defamation and violating cyber laws at the Abu Dhabi Misdemeanour Court in Saudi Arabia. The man has demanded Dh21,000 ($5717) in temporary damages from the accused.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Ministry: No plan to hike universities tuition fees

The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday debunked the news trending on social media that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000.

Strike: Bayelsa traders urge govt to pay attention to workers’ demand

Traders in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital, have urged the three tiers of government to listen to workers’ demand over the new Minimum Wage for the betterment of the nation’s economy.

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.