Rugogi Residents Lambast Gov. El-Rufai

By Akinwale Kasali This is not the best of time for Governor Nasir El-Rufai, as Rugogi community in Igabi Local Governments area of Kaduna State have urged the state government to post teachers to their only primary school which had its 15 teachers sacked months ago. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the community made the request when the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, visited the village. The village Head, Hussaini Zubairu, told the commissioner that their children have not been going to school since…

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Tax Debt: OAU Sealed

By Akinwale Kasali For several weeks now, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has been in the news over sex for marks scandal that rocked the institution. Officials of the Osun State Internal Revenue Service today stormed the institution, and sealed the main gate and the administrative block over a tax debt of N1.8 billion. The magazine gathered the officials of the revenue agency, together with heavily armed security operatives, stormed the university and sealed the institution after getting an order of the court to do so.  An official…

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Child and Adult Advocacy Group takes campaign to Primary Schools

Soroptimist International, a global volunteer advocacy group with affiliation in Nigeria, have taken the war on child and adult rape to Nigerian primary schools. Recently, the Apapa chapter of the organization took their campaign to Ire Akari primary school, Iganmu, where they took out time to educate the children on the issue of rape and sexual violence. But incidentally they were busy educating the kids on rape but the parents were absent. But according to the president Apapa chapter, Magdaleen Obiano, they have been organizing seminars and enlightenment for parents…

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Nigeria Sues Alabama University

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not take. But the university has denied the allegation, telling local media it had “adhered to and complied with every instruction and direction given to the university by the Nigerian government regarding that agreement.” It admitted that the…

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Missing Dapchi School Girls: Military Employs Fishermen, Farmers

The military has employed the services of local fishermen and farmers in the search for the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, the head of counter-insurgency operation in the North East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has said. Speaking at the inauguration of helipad, office complex and residential quarters for officers and airmen at the newly established 171 Nigerian Air Force Detachment in Monguno town by the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno on Tuesday evening, Nicholas said over 200 hours have been spent by crafts combing the Theatre for the…

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India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Boko Haram Strikes Again, Abduct Scores Of Girls In Yobe State

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks ago, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed that the Boko Haram Insurgents has been technically defeated, stressing that the factional leader of the terrorist’s group, Ibrahim Shekau, has fled, with serious degrees of injuries sustained during a face-off with the Military Joint Task Force, JTF, who had been restoring peace back to the North Eastern part of the country. Sadly, in a twist of fate, the terrorist group struck yesterday, as scores of young girls were declared missing, havinn been abducted…

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JAMB: House of Mystery and Scandals

By Oji Odu How ready is the Joint Admission and Martriculations Board (JAMB) saddled with the responsibility of conducting examinations into the nations tertiary institutions to conduct this year’s examinations from March 9 to March 17 with all the mysterious scandals that have engulfed the board in recent times? Head, Media and Information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Febian Benjamin, had on Sunday, February 17, said the much anticipated conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on Feb. 26. According to him, a…

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Chimamanda Fires Back

By Oji Odu She considered it as an insult, not only on Nigeria, the giant of Africa in most ramifications, but on the African continent in general. Not able to hold herself any longer, the literary giant took a swipe at the French who saw Nigeria as a bookless country. Chimamanda Adiche,  Nigerian writer was being interviewed on a live show in Paris on Friday, January 26, 2018, at “The Night of Ideas”, when she was asked if Nigeria has bookshops. Her reply was epic. During the course of the…

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