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N5.4 billion contracts up for grab as Nasarawa SUBEB opens bid

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has opened bid for the award of N5.4 billion contracts for construction of new school blocks.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor pays N4 billion UBEC counterpart funds

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said the payment of counterpart funds by his administration will facilitate transformation of basic education in the state.
Sonny Echono

Federal government announces plan to enrol 10.2 million out-of-school children

The federal government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Governments vote N10 billion to take out-of-school kids from streets

Federal and state governments have earmarked N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from the streets in the next five years.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Budget 2019: President Buhari proposes N46 billion for capital expenditure in health

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Korea hands over model school to FCT

To boost the quality of education in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has handed-over an ultra-modern model school valued at N5.430b to the FCT administration.

Korea hands over $15 million model school to FCT administration

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday handed-over a model school valued at $15 million to the Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration to boost quality education in the territory.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (left) discussing with Senator Bayo Osinowo (APC Lagos East) during the plenary on Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Senate President: We must reduce out-of-school children

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, on Thursday said the upper chamber will work to reduce the number of out-of-school children across the country.

Federal government intensifies efforts on integration of Qur’anic education into UBE programme

The Federal Government has reiterated commitment to integrate the Qur’anic and Tsangaya education into the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in the country.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU president 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.

Delta government releases N1.5 billion counterpart fund to UBEC

The Delta State Executive Council (SEC), on Wednesday, approved the release of N1.5 billion counterpart fund to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for funding of primary education in the state for 2019.
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said that accountability was an indispensable tool of management and hallmark of his administration.

Delta approves N1.5 billion UBE counterpart funds

Delta Executive Council on Tuesday approved the release of N1.5 billion counterpart fund to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for funding of primary education in the state for 2019.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister directs scholarship board to pay Nigerian students in Russia

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has directed the Federal Scholarship Board to process the payment of scholarship stipends to Nigerian students studying in Russia.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it is targeting the enrolment of at least one million girls in schools through its School-Based Management Committee (SBMC).
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor constitutes local council commission, road management agency

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of the Board of the Local Government Service Commission and the Oyo State Transport Management Agency, OYTROMA.
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.

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US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

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Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.