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NIGERIA EDUCATION: NEW BASIC EDUCATION BOSS HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF STATES AND LOCAL COUNCILS

5 years ago /
Education 

The new Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission Dikko Suleiman says State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBS) have the most critical role to play in the delivery of quality education to Nigerians.

 

NIGERIA: BATCH C CORP MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO PLACES OF PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT

5 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The National Youth Service Corps has deployed its 2013 Batch C, Corps Members to their places of primary assignment.

 

NIGERIA: Remembering Late President Yar'adua

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

In a paper titled "The role of Chemistry in the economic development of Nigeria", the Vice Chancellor at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru recommended the need for Nigerian leaders to revisit the Vision 20:20 blueprint.

 

Pakistani Activists protest against US drone strikes

5 years ago /
International News  Security 

Pakistani activists have blocked the main supply route for provisions destined for NATO troops in Afghanistan to protest against US drone strikes.

 

Thailand: Protesters surround government ministries

5 years ago /
International News 

Protesters in Thailand have surrounded several more government ministries, as street demonstrations continue in Bangkok.

 

Tension intensifies between Britain and Spain

5 years ago /
International News 

Britain has called the opening of a diplomatic bag by the Spanish Guardia Civil at the border with Gibraltar "a serious infringement" of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.

 

Pope tenders controversial position on Church power

5 years ago /
International News  Religion 

Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican.

 

Afghan-US diplomacy: Afghan President stalls

5 years ago /
International News 

Afghan President Hamid Kazai has refused to back down on his decision not to sign a key security deal in a meeting with the US National Security Adviser.

 

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: OBAMA REACTS

5 years ago /
International News 

US President Barack Obama has defended a deal between Iran and World powers on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Education: Nigeria's Supervising Minister for Education decries the high rate of boy child dropouts

5 years ago /
Education 

The supervising Minister of Education has expressed worry over the low level of commitment by some states in the south-east and south- south to the challenge of boy-child drop out from schools. This worry is following the inability of the states to provide land for the construction of special schools several months after communications to that effect.

HOUSING POLICY: World Bank to give Nigeria $300 million Mortgage loan

5 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Statistics have shown that Nigeria has a Housing deficit of 17million units. Many basic requirements such as sanitation and water supply are clearly inadequate even in the already existing infrastructure.

HIV AND AIDS: Nigerian Government aims for zero new infections by 2015

5 years ago /
Health 

As the first of December, the World Aids Day, draws near, the government and development partners are gathering momentum to tackle what has become an epidemic for over 30 years. This time, the partnership aims to record zero new infections by encouraging more people to get tested.

Violence against women: Gender Advocates advise victims to speak out to end menace

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Oddities 

According to the United Nations, up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime and between 500,000 to 2,000,000 women are trafficked annually into situations including forced labor, prostitution and slavery.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ACCUSED INEC OFFICIAL DETAINED

5 years ago /
Politics 

An Abuja Chief Magistrates Court has ordered that an Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) official from Idemili North of Anambra state, Chukwujekwu Okeke be remanded in police custody.

 

PHILLIPINES: NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY REACHES OUT TO PHILLIPINES

5 years ago /
International News  Religion 

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN has joined the league of organizations that have reached out to assist the people of Philippines who are just smarting from typhoon Haiyan that hit the country early November.

 

LIBYA CRISIS; Another 3 killed in clashes between Libyan army and militants

5 years ago /
International News 

At least three people were killed and a dozen others wounded in clashes between Libyan troops and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday during a military operation, security and medical officials said.

HONDURAS POLITICS: Two presidential candidates lay claim to victory

5 years ago /
Politics 

The conservative ruling party candidate claimed victory in Honduras' presidential election on Sunday as a partial vote count put him ahead, but his leftist rival also said she was the winner, setting the stage for possible conflict.

INDIAN MURDER: Indian couple convicted of murdering daughter and servant

5 years ago /
International News 

An Indian couple have been convicted of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their domestic servant, Hemraj.

UKRAINE PROTEST : Police use tear gas on protesters

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian police have used tear gas in fresh clashes with pro-EU activists in the heart of Ukraine’s capital Kiev.

THAILAND POLITICS: Protesters demand Prime Minister's resignation

5 years ago /
International News 

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the Thai capital on Monday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after the biggest demonstrations since deadly political unrest in 2010.