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Sokoto Distributes 45,000 Desks To Schools

Sokoto state government said it has distributed a total of 45,926 desks to various schools across the 23 local government areas of the state from 2015 to the end of 2017. Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, disclosed this while giving an update on the successes recorded in the education...

Gets New ‘Minister For Loneliness

Britain has appointed a “Minister for Loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people. Tracey Crouch, a junior Minister for Sport and Civil Society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain. “For far too many people,...

Ebonyi Shutdown Schools Over Lassa Fever Scare

Ebonyi state government has shut down all private, government and mission schools in the state following the out break of Lassa Fever in the state which has claimed the lives of health workers in the state and left many critical at Irrua specialist hospital. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof John Eke who made the announcement to newsmen in Abakaliki...

Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct four expatriates

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday abducted two Americans and two Canadians on Kwoi-Jere Road in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victims had visited Kafanchan, in the Jema’a LGA area of the state to inspect some projects, and were returning to their base in Abuja when they were ambushed by the assailants. The...

Ohanaeze youths ask herdsmen to leave South-East

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, the youth wing of apex Igbo socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday told all Fulani herdsmen operating in the South-East to leave the geopolitical zone. The Ohanaeze youths, in the same vein, asked the Federal Government to proscribe the activities of the umbrella body of the herdsmen, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,...

Rivers Govt. Needs N4.5B to Solve Malnutrition in 5yrs

By Tunde Uchegbuo Rivers State government in Nigeria will need over N4.5 billion investment in the agriculture and health sectors to solve the problem of malnutrition in the state. Head of Nutrition in the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Chris Isikpungwu disclosed this at a policy dialogue on investment in maternal nutrition and young child feeding in Port Harcourt. Organized by Rivers...

Petrol: Reps summon Kachikwu, GMD NNPC Over “Illegal” Payment of N300Bn Subsidy

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru, over the reintroduction of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The House described the act as an “illegality”, having been done without recourse to the National Assembly. A...

Seek Justice And Reparation For Victims Of Attacks By Herdsmen, SERAP Tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that “any efforts by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country is grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families. It’s important to ensure that any policy to tackle the problem is not used as a ploy...

2019: Ajimobi, Shittu Fight For Soul Of APC In Oyo State

Political gladiators in Oyo State are going for each others jugular over who controls the soul of the state as the Year 2019 approaches. Already, the Minister of Communications, Chief Adebayo Shittu has reported Governor Abiola Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odegie-Oyegun over the alleged high handedness by...

83-year-old virgin finds love, marries 90-year-old father of 10

An 83-year-old virgin simply identified as Naom, finally finds love with a 90-year-old father of 10, known as Rwakaikara, as they exchanged their vows at St. James Cathedral, Kigorobya, Hoima District of Uganda. The officiating minister, Bishop Kyamanywa, told the congregation that it is never too late when one follows the leading of God. He also thanked the couple for waiting for their special day, UgandaBlizz reports. He said the couple...