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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.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

At least 126 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
MV Nyerere

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
Chinese President Xi Jinping | Xinhua

China to unveil world’s tallest Confucius statue

The philosophy of Confucius, known as Confucianism, emphasised personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

Lagos PDP 2015 guber candidate Jimi Agbaje joins race

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the 2015 Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race.

Teacher in court for alleged threat to life

A 40-year-old teacher, Funmilola Orimola, on Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for alleged threat to life.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma retiring at 54

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education.

Ebola fear empties DR Congo village schools

In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere — except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.

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Abdu Maikaba, Flying Eagles Assistant Coach and Coach of Plateau United, on Thursday lauded Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to face South Africa on Saturday, describing it as outstanding.

Abdu Maikaba: Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad impressive

Abdu Maikaba, Flying Eagles Assistant Coach and Coach of Plateau United, on Thursday lauded Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to face South Africa on Saturday, describing it as outstanding.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid calls for adequate funding of agric extension services

The Programme Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, Mr Azubike Nwokoye, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to strengthen agricultural extension services in the country.

Okezie Ikpeazu sets up community development initiative

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says his administration had evolved a new strategy for rapid community development in the state known as Direct Touch Initiative.
Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy sidelined after knee surgery

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee.

SARS personnel allegedly shoot vigilante in Lagos

A 50-year-old vigilante, Agbodemu Ishola, on Wednesday told the Presidential Panel on Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) Reform that some members of SARS directly shot at him.