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Why Oyo SUBEB recorded increase in pupils’ enrollment – Official

May 1, 2020 Adebayo Agboola 0

The Oyo State Government Monday said its commitment to development and building of school facilities had led to the increase in the enrollment of children in public Basic and Primary schools. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (Oyo SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran, disclosed this in a statement after visiting two newly completed model schools in Ibadan. The Read More

Why Kaduna expanded scope of tv/radio learning

May 1, 2020 Habib M. Bello 0

Kaduna  State Government says it has increased the coverage and scope of its television and radio teaching programme, to reach many students and pupils across the state. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Phoebe Yayi, stated this while reacting to calls by relevant stakeholders for the government to increase coverage of the programme. The state government had on April Read More

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What Africa’s education must do after covid-19 – TRCN registrar

May 1, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye, says Africa must develop infrastructure to integrate technology into learning following  lessons learnt from the COVID-19 experience. Ajiboye stated this in an interview with journalists in Ibadan Tuesday while speaking on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector. The TRCN boss said the education sector was Read More

Breaking: Osun govt to deport Northerners for breach of lockdown

May 1, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Osun state government has disclosed that plans have been concluded to deport some Northerners who sneaked into the state from Zamfara.  This step, governor Gboyega Oyetola said was a precautionary measure to contain community transmission of the dreadful Coronavirus ravaging the country and the world at large. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, in a statement Read More

FCTA rejects online resumption plan by private schools

May 1, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has rejected the plan for online resumption of the 2019/2020 third term by private school owners in the territory, and urged parents and guardians to ignore the purported resumption by the private school owners. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the Acting Education Secretary of FCTA, Umar Marafa, said the directive issued to schools at Read More

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Bauchi pupils to benefit from UNICEF TV/Radio education

May 1, 2020 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state, through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in collaboration with United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has rolled out plans to continuing to educate children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through radio/television programmes. In his address, the UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Bauchi, Mr Bhanu Pathak, noted Wednesday that the education programme which is sponsored by USAID and other Read More

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Outcry over education, health capital projects budget cuts

May 1, 2020 Tunde Fatunde 0

Background Academics have responded with dismay to the news that Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed and the leadership of the Senate have decided to reduce capital projects across national departments by 20 per cent. The decision has been prompted by the drastic drop in the price of crude oil – from US$60 to below US$20 per barrel and well Read More

Stop castigating Makinde’s administration, aide cautions Folarin

May 1, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa has cautioned the senator representing Oyo Central, Teslim Folarin to respect his person and office over what he described as “unnecessary criticism of Oyo state government strategies” on COVID-19. Mr Adisa in a statement in Ibadan on Wednesday, berated Senator Folarin’s stand on  Oyo’s COVID-19 containment strategies, some of Read More

COVID-19: Lagos lawmaker distributes food items to constituents

May 1, 2020 Tope Musowo 0

A member of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon Sanai Agunbiade, has donated food items to the people of his constituency to cushion the effect of the current lockdown in the state. Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu constituency I, distributed the items Thursday at his constituency secretariat through his Senior Media Aide, Hon Azeez Olosugbo. According to the lawmaker, the exercise Read More

Palliatives: Ondo lawmaker disburses N1.5m cash to constituents

May 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The lawmaker representing Akure Constituency 2 in the Ondo state House of Assembly, Mr Sunday Olajide, Thursday in Akure, disbursed N1.5 million cash to 150 members of his constituency. Some beneficiaries got N5, 000 each while some others received N10, 000 each on the occasion. Olajide, in his remarks, noted that the gesture was part of the efforts to cushion Read More

NWFL not sure of resumption date

May 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In the face of a Corona virus driven world, the Nigeria Women Football League is unsure of when the league will lock start. The NWFL season was set to start earlier in March but was postponed due to some clubs failure to complete registration after which it was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of Covid-19. In a video conference Read More

Why I look older than my age – Uzoho

May 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has defended his age, stating his looks changed as a result of training. Uzoho, 21, has come under intense criticism in recent times from a section of the fans who believe he lied about his original age. The Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus goalie stated that those criticising him don’t know him when he was growing up, revealing Read More

Diogu eyes retirement after 2021 Afrobasket

May 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Captain of the Senior Men’s National Team, Ike Diogu has revealed that he is closer to the end of his journey with the D’Tigers team than ever before. In a chat with NBBF Media, the 2017 Afrobasket Most Valuable Player while reminiscing on his journey which started in 2012 said it has been an unbelievable voyage. Although with no definite Read More