Nigeria schools closed fearing extremists

2014-03-18 18:19 (Picture: AFP) Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  Â·  Send us your stories Maiduguri – Nigeria’s Borno state government is closing all high schools amid fears of massive attacks by Islamic extremists, school officials and teachers said on …

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Abolition of secondary school fees in the North

The decision of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) to abolish payment of fees in secondary schools in the northern part of the country is timely and commendable. The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, who disclosed the good news in a message to …

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Middle Belt and 2015 – Jonathan Crosses the Bridge

The North-Central serves as a bridge between the North and the South and would prove pivotal in the resolution of the 2015 presidential contest. The recent rally by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Minna was an opportunity for the ruling party to up the stakes in the unfolding battle …

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Hollande’s Recent Trip to Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan started his re-election campaign early this year. For some, it was a little too early. Elections are set to proceed next year, and opposition parties assert that the campaigning season has not begun yet. In fact, the opposition has not even picked a candidate. However, Jonathan …

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Why I Should Be Sokoto’s Next Governor – Shagari

Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari, in this interview speaks on the task of managing the PDP in Sokoto, how to tackle insurgency and why he should be governor in 2015. Excerpts: As leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, with the governor, Aliyu Wamakko, …

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Senators Condemn Immigration Job Deaths

Sola Adeola/Abuja The Nigerian Senate resumed Tuesday after a week recess that enabled the senators attend to budget matters, and unanimously condemned the stampedes that led to the death of at least 19 applicants who attended last Saturday’s job interview organised by the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, across the country. …

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Reps to Jonathan – End Benue, Katsina, Kaduna Killings Now

Last week, the nation was rattled by several violent attacks by the Boko haram sect and incidences of attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen with devastating impact in Kaduna, Benue and Katsina States. Lawmakers have sounded the alarm that the attacks are increasing by the day and the time to act …

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Katsina to End Discrimination Against HIV/Aids Carriers

Email Print Share By Atika Balal, 18 March 2014 Katsina — The Katsina State Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the state HIV/AIDS Control Agency has proposed a bill aiming to stop discrimination against persons living with HIV/AIDS. According to a statement made available to Daily Trust, the bill proposes …

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