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Seyi Makinde

Oyo government gets $6 million World Bank education grant

Oyo state government is to get a $6 million dollar grant from the World Bank under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme facilitated by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Tribunal: Kwara governor knows fate September 20

Kwara State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has slated September 20 to give judgment in the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Rasak Atunwa, challenging the election of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Women in Kwara State have called on the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to have mercy on women and compensate them with 50% of all government appointments in the state.

We inherited general decay in infrastructure – Kwara governor

He added that that is reflective of the general breakdown of infrastructure in the state, saying however that he has chosen to prioritise things that directly affect people’s welfare instead of embarking on rehabilitation of his own office when he assumed office on May 29.

Nasarawa SUBEB spends N10 billion on projects in two years – chairman

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, yesterday said it spent N10 bilion on various projects within two years in the state.

Nasarawa receives N5 billion intervention from UBEC

Mr Mohammed Dan’Azumi, Executive Chairman of Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has confirmed the receipt of N5 billion from Universal Basic Education Commission, as funds for intervention for the upgrade of facilities in schools.

Serap drags senior Nigerian officials to ICC ‘for leaving 13.2 million children out of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor AbdulRazaq okays N200 million counterpart fund for rural roads

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the immediate release of the first tranche of N200 million as counterpart funds for the takeoff of Rural Access and Agricultural Market Project (RAAMP III).

UBEC rates Kwara lowest on performance chart

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has ranked Kwara the lowest among states on the chart of UBEC Matching Grant Disbursement Performance as at April 30, 2019.
Nigeria Police

252 notorious Shila gang, 68 kidnappers arrested in Adamawa

In a bid to curtail the high rate of kidnapping and other forms of criminalities, the Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has revealed that 68 kidnappers and 252 suspected notorious Shilla gangs were arrested and detained in police custody.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor Fintiri to declare free, compulsory education in Adamawa

The Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has reeled out a series of institutional reforms in the state aimed at addressing the particularly the deplorable state of education and other challenges in the state.

UBEC to adopt open contracting data standards to eradicate corruption

Dr Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has said that the commission would adopt the Open Contract Data Standards (OCDS) to eradicate corruption in its contract system.

Out-of-school children: Federal government set to introduce open schooling programme

The Federal Government has announced a plan to introduce Open Schooling Programme as a means of providing”accessible and flexible” quality basic education to children and youth in the country.
Mai Mala Buni

Governor Buni declares state of emergency on education in Yobe

Gov. Maimala Buni of Yobe has declared a state of emergency on primary and secondary education in the state.
Ifeanyi Okowa Delta

SERAP sues Governor Okowa over ‘poor, substandard primary schools’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to: “compel governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State to explain the disparity between budgetary allocations to primary education and the reality that several of the around 1,124 primary schools across the State are in shambles, and with very poor teaching facilities.”

UBEC: Only 57% of basic education teachers are qualified

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has revealed that only 57 per cent of the nation’s basic education teachers are qualified.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU urges governments to give priority to education

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on governments at all levels to give priority attention to education.
Frank Mba

Police kill suspected kidnapper of UBEC chairman

The Police on Sunday said they had killed the suspected mastermind of the kidnap of the Board Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and his daughter.
The police have confirmed the release of the Chairman, board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and his daughter, Yasmin.

Police confirm release of UBEC chairman Abubakar, daughter

The police have confirmed the release of the Chairman, board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and his daughter, Yasmin.

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