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FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Disu says Ighalo will surely succeed at Manchester United

By Esther Babajide and Olanrewaju Akojede Tunde Disu, a former Technical Director of the defunct Nigeria Football Association (NFA), on Monday said Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo would surely have a successful spell at Manchester United in England. Disu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Ighalo would be successful in view of his […]

8 reinstated Rivers Perm. Secs. plead for portfolios

By Precious Akutamadu Eight permanent secretaries reinstated by the National Industrial Court (NIC) after their sack by Rivers Government are calling on Gov. Nyesome Wike to assign them portfolios. They also resolved to continue to report at their respective duty posts even as they await the governor’s action. In an interview with the News Agency […]

Attack on Radio Bayelsa: New GM reverses suspension of 9 workers

By Nathan Nwakamma The Management of Radio Bayelsa has reversed the suspension of nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums, protesting the Supreme Court judgment that sacked erstwhile governor-elect, David Lyon. The reversal was  disclosed in a statement dated Feb. 15, signed by Mr Pere Fobobo, Acting General Manager and five Directors […]

Gov. El-Rufai presents 24 Jeeps to High Court judges

By Hussaina Yakubu Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday presented 24 Jeeps to High Court judges, as part  of efforts to enhance the welfare of judicial officers in the state. The governor, said while presenting the vehicles to the judges in Kaduna that more vehicles would be provided to other judges. El-Rufai also […]

Birthday: Northern Governors congratulate Aisha Buhari

By Martha Agas The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has congratulated the First lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, as she celebrates her birthday today, while lauding her contributions to the promotion of quality health care and girl child education. The forum through its Chairman and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, congratulated the first lady in […]

Death sentence: Gov. Matawalle sends delegation to S/Arabia

By Abubakar Ahmed Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has dispatched a high powered delegation to Saudi Arabia to save the life of an indigene of the state facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation comprised government delegation and a team of lawyers. This is contained in […]

Insurgency: Buratai promotes 3 soldiers for outstanding performance

By Sumaila Ogbaje Three soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have been rewarded with special promotion to the next rank for their outstanding performance in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, decorated the soldiers during a visit to their camp on Sunday as part […]

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