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The Kano State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, says over 500,000 out-of-school children in the state are now back to school, as the state’s school enrolment level increases tremendously.

Official: 500,000 Kano out-of-school children enrolled

The Kano State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, says over 500,000 out-of-school children in the state are now back to school, as the state’s school enrolment level increases tremendously.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister urges governors to key into federal government’s national digital economy policy

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has urged state governors to key into the Federal government’s National Digital Economy policy and strategy.
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF, has emphasized that hope for Africa’s agricultural development lies deeply in sustainable technology and innovation.

AATF: Africa’s agric development lies in sustainable technology, innovation

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation, AATF, has emphasized that hope for Africa’s agricultural development lies deeply in sustainable technology and innovation.

Governor Ugwuanyi: Enugu can thrive without federal allocations

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says his administration can thrive without revenues from the Federal Allocations.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

Malaria live-saving commodities: Nigeria seeks $364 million from three partners – coordinator

According to him, Life-saving commodities are those medicines, medical devices and health supplies and rapid diagnostic test tools to address leading causes of malaria and the disease.
Consultant to the World Bank, Prof. Abel Ogunwale

Unemployment rate set to rise – expert

Nigeria’s unemployment rate, which stood at 23.1 percent in 2018, will not continue drop, a consultant to the World Bank, Prof. Abel Ogunwale, has said.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia souring on George Weah at two-year mark

Dominic Kpadeh heaves a hammer over his head to crack a half-tonne rock in a northern suburb of Liberia’s capital Monrovia, knowing his hard labour earns him far less than a year ago.

LASU begins lecture on home-grown STEM education techniques

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Tuesday, officially commenced lecture on the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education using the home-grown mechanism that factor in African cultural contexts and humour.

NSE optimistic on bullish market as equities’ return rises to N1.35 trillion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has expressed optimism that the current recovery at the stock market will be sustained. Its optimism is based on the improved macroeconomic conditions and favourable global economic outlook.
Simon Lalong

Plateau earmarks N6.6 million for students’ scholarship

Plateau State government has earmarked the sum of six hundred and six million, seven hundred and seventy thousand naira (N606, 770, 000.00) for the payment of scholarship allowances to students studying within and outside the country.
Simon Lalong

Plateau government to spend N1 billion on election in four local councils

Plateau State Government has budgeted the sum of N1 billion for the acquisition of election materials for local government election in four council areas where elections were suspended last year due to insecurity.

World Bank predicts 2.1 percent growth for Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria’s economy will grow by 2.1 per cent for three consecutive years covering 2020, 2021 and 2023, the World Bank has predicted.

Two kids escape death in Abia fire outbreak

Mysterious fire has reportedly raised a three-bedroom flat located at World Bank Housing Estate in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: We’ll pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 2020

In what may be termed the first soothing news of 2020, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Monday reiterated Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line with a pledge earlier made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Abia governor promises socio-economic development in new year message

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated the state government’s commitment to sustain socio-economic development through implementation of improved policies and programmes in 2020.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

FIABCI seeks improved trade liberalisation, others

The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), Nigeria chapter, has called for improved trade liberalisation and the ease of doing business.
Equatorial Guinea’s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the world’s longest-serving president, should declare his assets before the nation receives more financial support, according to the International Monetary Fund.

IMF wants world’s longest-serving ruler to declare his assets for a bailout

Equatorial Guinea’s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the world’s longest-serving president, should declare his assets before the nation receives more financial support, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Initial information suggests the suspect and one or more of the victims knew each other, police have said. Reuters

Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.