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Nigerian Govt Expresses Concern On Number Of Out-Of-School Children

  The Federal Government on Monday expressed concern over the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country. Adamu Husaini, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, made the remark at the opening of the 62nd National Council on Education (NCE) meeting in Kano. “It is sad to note that Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the ...

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Veteran Actor And Author, Pa Adebayo Faleti Is Dead

Pa Adebayo Faleti, veteran Broadcaster, poet, Yoruba Actor and writer is dead. He died in his home on Sunday in Ibadan at aged 86. Pa Adebayo Faleti is one of the respected Yoruba actor. According to reports, the veteran actor was confirmed dead at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also published ...

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Spicer Out Amid White House Shake-Up

  White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday in protest at a major shake-up of Donald Trump’s embattled administration, as pressure mounts from a broadening investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Spicer quit in opposition to Trump’s naming of Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter of the billionaire investor-turned-president, as the new White House ...

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AFCON 2019 May Be Moved To Mid-Year

The Confederation of African Football will now be moved to June/July 2019. The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee on Thursday, said the 2019 AFCON will be moved to June and July, and the competition will now involve 24 countries. According to a statement on cafonline.com, CAF Executive Committee advocated the establishment of a working group to work on ...

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Morata Joins Chelsea For £60m Record Signing

  Chelsea have completed the club record £60m signing of striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year deal. The Spain international, 24, scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Italian champions Juventus. Morata won La Liga and the Champions League, but the majority of his appearances were as a substitute. Premier League champions Chelsea have also ...

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UN Celebrates Mandela’s Service To Humanity

The UN on Tuesday commemorated the Nelson Mandela International Day on what would have been his 99th birthday, to honour his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality. Secretary-General António Guterres told a meeting of the General Assembly on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day that “the best tribute we can pay this great man is not ...

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FG Releases Another Tranche Of Paris Club Refund To States

  The federal government has released the second tranche of Paris Club refund to states government. A statement from the ministry of finance said the payments of N243,795,465,195.20 were made to the 36 states and the federal capital territory. “The releases were conditional upon a minimum of 75 percent being applied to the payment of workers’ salaries and pensions for ...

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WAEC Releases 2017 Results, As Pass Rate Stands At 59.22%

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released its May/June 2017 secondary school certificate examination results. The council made this known via its Twitter account on Monday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released. The examination body noted that, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum of number ...

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