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AU ECOSOCC tasks Buhari on security, economy, power

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Africa Union, Economic, Social Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC), Nigeria chapter has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo for their second term in office, urging both to pay more attention to security, economy, power and human capital development. This is even as the Council praised the country on the commemoration of 20 years of democracy as a motivation Read More

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Stakeholders reject Nasarawa FA election

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Football Stakeholders have come out to reject the FA election in Nasarawa state describing the process as time bomb waiting to explode if urgent measures are not taken by the Nigeria Football Federation to redress the situation. The Stakeholders lamented that the election was said to have taken place at a hidden venue in Nasarawa Eggon instead of the original Read More

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AFCON: S/Eagles camp opens Sunday in Asaba

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ahead of the fast approaching International friendly with Zimbabwe on June 8 and the upcoming AFCON in Egypt ,the camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria will come alive on Sunday in Asaba when the team resumes preparation for the encounter. Already, Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr and his technical crew are already in town putting finishing touches to the Read More

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Pastor sexually assaulted underage girls – Police confirm

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A prosecution witness, Joseph Onoja, Thursday told an FCT High Court that he invited Mary Paul, the mother of the two girls who accused a pastor, Mathew Emmanuel, of raping them after he reported that he was being accused of the offence. The police charged Mr Emmauel, 50, who is the pastor and General Overseer of The Choice Bible Church, Read More

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Education budget: Implement UNESCO recommendation, don tells Buhari

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The coordinator, Fidel Polytechnic, Gboko, Abuja campus, Hon Gbudu Adeyoungu Gbudu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the proposal of 26 per cent budgetary allocation to education as recommended by the United Nations Educational Scientific and cultural Organisation (UNESCO).  He made the appeal in an interview with journalists in the institution’s study centre in Karu LGA of Nasarawa Read More

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EFCC debunks arrest of Okorocha

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied allegations that its operatives have arrested immediate past Governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha. Reports emerged Thursday that the commission arrested Okorocha and his wife, Nkechi. Reacting to the report, EFCC’s spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade said in Abuja Thursday that the report “is fake.” “The report is fake news, just disregard it,” he Read More

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Nasarawa varsity wins Psychology quiz competition

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Department of Psychology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, (NSUK) emerged the winner of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) quiz competition organised in honour of Professor Isidore Obot. The competition which took place in Lagos state drew universities from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The quiz started at the zonal levels before climaxing in Lagos state. Delivering his welcome address, Head of Read More

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FCE Okene matriculates 161 degree students

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Federal College of Education (FCE)  Okene, Kogi state, has matriculated 161 students into the 11th undergraduate programmes of the institution for the 2018/2019 academic session. Addressing the undergraduates shortly after the administration of matriculation oath at the institution, the vice chancellor of University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, told the students that the affiliate university remains the epitome Read More

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Female Education board Bill passes second reading in Sokoto

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

A bill for an Act to establish the Sokoto state Board for Female Education Tuesday passed second reading at the state House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development followed a motion by the Assembly majority leader, Alhaji Garba Bello, after a letter presented to the House from the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Tambuwal said Read More

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Ganduje declares free, compulsory education in Kano

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has declared free primary and secondary education for school age children in the state.‎ He made the declaration in his acceptance speech, shortly after being sworn in as governor for second term in Kano Wednesday. He promised free and compulsory basic education for all school age children in Kano. He stated that tertiary education for Read More

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300 students to get ICT certification in Enugu

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

At least 300 students of Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers’ Corner, Enugu, are to get International certification on Information Communications Technology (ICT), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The programme, which is powered by Track IT Ltd, a Microsoft authorised partner in Nigeria, will train students of the institution in ICT courses. Project director of the organisation, Mr Albert Read More

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Nasarawa speaker sure of Buhari’s success in second term

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Thursday said he is optimistic that the second tenure of President Buhari would be fruitful, hence the need for all citizens to support and pray for him. He stated this while speaking with newsmen in Lafia Thursday. Balarabe also said he was convinced that the new governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Read More

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NGO advocates menstrual hygiene in school curriculum

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Heal For Africa Initiative, has called on the federal and state governments to include menstrual hygiene education in school curriculum to enable girls adequately concentrate on their studies during their menstrual period. The project manager of the organisation, Mr Kingsley Ohaneme, made the appeal Thursday in Abuja at a seminar organised for Government Secondary School, Zuba, Read More

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Guard against personality cult, Danbilki tells Buhari

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano and a staunch political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbilki Commander Thursday called on the president to guard against the creation of a a questionable personality cult as such could smear the good reputation of his government. “What we want from the president is to have a re-think on who should Read More

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Physically challenged persons get free education in Kano

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has declared free education at all levels for physically challenged persons and all other vulnerable groups across the state. Ganduje, in his acceptance speech shortly after taking oath of office alongside his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, also promised free and compulsory basic education for all school age children in Kano. He said Read More

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Yobe: Buni declares state of emergency on education

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has declared a state of emergency on primary and secondary education in the state. Buni made the declaration Wednesday in Damaturu after he was sworn-in as the newly elected governor of the state.  He said the declaration was necessary to move the state from an educationally disadvantaged state to educationally prosperous one.  “More primary Read More

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Children’s Day: FG to review national drug control master plan

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, said that the federal government would review the National Drug Control Master Plan 2015-2019 with a focus on drug control and consumption. Buhari made this disclosure in Abuja while delivering his speech at this year Children’s Day celebration with the theme, “Drug Abuse among Children: Addressing the Challenges.” The president, whose message was delivered by the Read More

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‘Why child-mothers will deliver over 70m babies by 2030’

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Holding all things constant, there will be more than 70m babies born to teenage girls globally between now and 2030, a new report by Save the Children has found. Nigeria is expected to overtake India in 2030 as the country with the largest burden of adolescent births. The 2019 Global Childhood Report evaluated 176 countries on children’s access to healthcare, Read More

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CAN urges Gombe to prioritise security

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Gombe state chapter, has urged government at the state and federal levels to prioritise the security of citizens. CAN secretary in Gombe, Rev Bulama Bulus, stated this during the meeting organised by Advocacy Centre for Development in collaboration with Global Rights to mark the national Mourning and Remembrance Day.   Also speaking, the Read More

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Administering the wrong drug for an ailment on Children’s day

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

In his Children Day speech, President Muhammadu Buhari reveals the federal government’s plan to review the control of drug use among children. Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu reports that creating jobs for parents and guardians is the panacea to drug abuse and violent crimes. Background Children in Nigeria joined their counterparts the world over to mark this year’s Children’s Day, which holds Read More

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Absence of regulatory platform weakens research and development – Prof Bogoro

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, says very soon researchers in Nigerian tertiary institutions will have no cause to be poor, even as he decries the low level of research in the nation’s tertiary schools. Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu reports how he is set to accomplish this lofty mission. Background Last week, Tertiary Education Trust Read More

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CODE trains facilitators on how to track Govt spending

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Connected Development (CODE) an NGO has organised a one day training workshop for Borno state ‘chapter champions’ with the support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The training which held on Thursday was to strengthen the capacity of the participants to track Government spending on projects as provided in the budgets for the grassroots communities. One of the Read More

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A’Court reserves judgment on qualification of Borno gov

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal, Jos Division Thursday heard an appeal filed before it by Mustapha Baba Shehuri against the qualification of Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum. Hon. Shehuri, in a pre election suit no. CA/J/174/2019, is challenging Zulum, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and winner of the election and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), pursuant to cause of Read More

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Senate kicks against plan to downgrade Enugu Airport

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senate Thursday urged the federal government not to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, as earlier stated by the immediate past Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. It also urged the government to rehabilitate the runway of the airport for the safety of passengers and aircrafts, and in conformity with international aviation standards. Similarly, the upper legislative chamber stressed the Read More