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Nigerian Governors shorten meeting, move to Villa to dine with Jonathan

Governor Rotimi Amaechi The governors loyal to Mr. Amaechi met briefly. The meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum scheduled to hold at the Rivers State governor’s lodge was rescheduled on Wednesday evening as attendees agreed to attend a dinner with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Sources …

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Reps probe cut-off marks in unity schools

2013 National Common Entrance Examination Cut-Off Marks [State-by-State] The lawmakers debated a motion by Victor Ogene. The House of Representatives has ordered an evaluation of new federal college cut off marks that would bar students from states like Anambra State who score less than 139 from being admitted into federal …

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Insecurity is affecting literature in Northern Nigeria — Dawang

THE president of the Jos Writers Club, Mr Bitrus Dawang, has lamented that the state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria, saying it is now affecting literary activities in the region. Mr Dawang stated this on the sidelines of the recently concluded Northern Nigerian Writers Forum, which was held in Birnin …

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Northern Governors’ Forum Is Still Important

One of the oldest and most important pan-regional forums in Nigeria, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) is presently in danger of falling apart as a result of the controversy that trailed the May 24 election of a chairman of the much-newer Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Governors of the 19 …

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Governor Dakingari condemns absenteeism by Kebbi civil servants

Saidu Dakingari The governor paid an impromptu visit to civil servants. The Kebbi State Governor, Saidu Dakingari, on Tuesday expressed dismay at the level of absenteeism of civil servants at their work places. Mr. Dakingari stated this when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state’s secretariat at Gwadangaji and …

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Green Wall Programme Launched in Kebbi

Birnin Kebbi — Minister of Environment Hajiya Hadiza Mailafia yesterday flagged off the Great Green Wall (GGW) programme to rehabilitate 225,000 hectares of land affected by desertification in Bachaka development area of Kebbi State. She said the programme is to bring to an end the loss of 2,168 square kilometres …

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NGO Moves To Tackle Child Malnutrition

Last week’s commemoration of the Day of the African Child has once again brought to the fore, the challenges facing child survival. WINIFRED OGBEBO reports on the issue of child  malnutrition and it’s attendant consequences. One in four children in the world is chronically malnourished, says a Food-for Thought-report by …

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