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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.
Academic activities have resumed in full force at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on Feb.19.
The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has flagged off construction work on the state’s West Africa Advanced Teachers’ Continuous Training College.
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria says 11,550 candidates passed the Professional Qualifying Examination for teachers, representing 68 per cent of the total number of candidates.
A Bill for an Act to make provision for retirement age of teachers in Nigeria and for related matters on Tuesday passed second reading at the House of Representatives.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that a comprehensive policy for improved remuneration for teachers and all public servants is being developed.
The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has pledged to offset the allowances of ex-political office holders in the state to improve their welfare and ensure further contributions to the development of the state.
Dr Idiat Adebule, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has urged pupils and students to embrace history to deepen their knowledge.
Katsina State Government has earmarked N19 billion toward boosting education sector in the 2019 fiscal year, Alhaji Abdullahi Imam, the Special Adviser to Gov. Aminu Masari on Budget Matters, said on Tuesday.
As part of efforts to address the psychological trauma experienced by teachers affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) has begun the training of about 3,100 teachers in the zone to control the trauma and enhance teaching in schools across the six states that make up the region.
A legal practitioner and former legal adviser, Delta State Post Primary Education Board, Dr. Irene Ofili, has said that victims of sexual molestation should not delay in seeking proper help.
Libya’s House of Representatives has approved a law to increase teachers’ wages following threats by the teachers’ union to launch a strike.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised to investigate some Customs officers over allegation of bribery.
Oyo Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has approved, with immediate effect, payment of outstanding salaries to the state’s civil servants and teachers.
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 45 per cent of the growing number of out-of school children in West Africa.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), yesterday condemned the rape and death of Elizabeth Ochanya Ogbaje, and has promised to probe the victim’s aunt whose silence may have contributed to the girl’s demise.
The Lagos State Police Command said a suspected robber, Yusuf Nasiru, has started giving information to detectives because he is angry that his gang members gave up on him when he needed them most.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby says he remains optimistic that the eight-time African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) champions would secure a ticket to the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
Amidst the brouhaha still trailing the allegation levelled against Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of collecting kickbacks from contractors, the National secretarial of the All Progressive Congress (APC) said it would not substitute his name in 2019 election.
Bayern, chasing a seventh straight league title sit fifth in the Bundesliga table, trail leaders Borussia Dortmund by seven points, but are in rude health off the pitch.
The Nigerian Army has urged the family members of kidnap victims to intimate security agencies of demand for ransom payment from kidnappers.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Saturday said that the federal government needed to address the current revenue allocation formula, to enable state governments pay the new minimum wage being requested by workers.
El-Kanemi Technical Adviser, Imama Amapakabo, has paid the price of keeping two jobs, following the club’s decision not to renew his contract ahead of the Nigeria Professional Football Season (NPFL).
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the Muslims in the country on the commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud.
The Kwara State Government has said it views with concern and alarm the reported redeployment of nine Divisional Police Officers in Kwara South Senatorial District by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Enyimba FC defender Ifeanyi Anaemena has revealed that big clubs Nigeria professional football league are on are ready to snatch him away from the Aba Warlord.