How NGOs Are Promoting Girl-Child Education in Northern Nigeria

In most places in Nigeria, especially in the North, girl-child is at disadvantage compared to their male counterparts in terms of education. Yahaya Sarki writes on the efforts of Non Governmental Organisations in promoting the girl child education. In Northern Nigeria particularly North West, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, it …

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Bomb in laptop computer found, defused by police in Kaduna

BUT for the vigilance of Kaduna residents who tipped the police off about a bomb neatly concealed in a laptop computer near the ever-busy Jema’a Road, by Ahmadu Bello Way, a major catastrophe would have rocked that part of the state capital on Friday. Barely 24 hours after the Northern …

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11 Students, 2 Teachers Killed by Boko Haram in Yobe

A statement issued by the military spokeman in Yobe State, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, has confirmed that a total of eleven people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of Islamist sect, Boko Haram. Lazarus told The Punch newspaper that two teachers, seven students and two insurgents were killed when the terrorists invaded …

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Jigawa wants community leaders to help in anti-rape campaign

THE Jigawa State Commissioner for Justice, Alhaji Yakubu Ruba, has urged  community leaders to help in the campaign against the high incidence of rape in the country. Ruba made the call during an anti-rape campaign organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with Ministry of …

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NUT calls off strike in Sokoto, Taraba •Edo PDP berates govt

THE Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Wednesday, said only eight (8) states out of the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory have remained adamant to demand for implementation of the 27.5 per cent Teachers’ enhanced Salary Scale and N18, 000 Minimum wage. The states are: Benue, …

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19 Governors May Shun NGF Meeting Called By Plateau Governor, Jang

About 19 of the 36 state governors in Nigeria may boycott the meeting the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, convened by the self-acclaimed chairman of the Forum, Jonah Jang. The meeting is scheduled for Abuja on Monday by 6:00 p.m. The 19 governors are those who voted for Rivers State Governor, …

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43 killed in motorcycle crashes in Kaduna in four months – FRSC

A total of 169 motorcycle accidents have been recorded in the first quarter of this year in Kaduna State, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Michael Olagunju, has said. Olagunju told journalists on Monday that, 43 persons lost their lives while 184 others suffered various degrees of injury. …

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