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10,000 FCT residents get scholarship in 9 years

Records from the FCT education secretariat have shown that no fewer than 10, 952 FCT residents have benefited from different scholarship awards to study in various tertiary institutions. 

The secretary for education, Dr. Bala Liman, made this disclosure while speaking at a sensitization me [...]

Fri, 22 March 2019


CODE, FlexiSAF to tackle out-of-school children in Nigeria

Alarmed by the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, two civil society organisations; Connected Development(CODE) and FlexiSAF Foundation, have come together to address the issue.

In a joint press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the groups said the challenges [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


EFCC docks vote buyer in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Abdulkadir Abdulsalam before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on a two-count charge bordering on bribery.

Abdulsalam was arrested on March 9, during the 2019 Governorship and House of Assembly el [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


U.S. worry over military involvement, low-voter turnout in Nigeria’ elections

The United States has again expressed its worry over the interference by security forces in Nigeria’s electoral process, as well as the low voter turnout during the governorship and state assembly elections.

The worry is coming barely 48 hours to the conduct of supplementary elections in [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


Rivers Guber Collation: INEC gives roadmap to completion of process

Indications have emerged from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the completion of the suspended Rivers state governorship election process.

The process was suspended by the electoral commission following the takeover of the collation center by suspected soldiers.

Sp [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


Glaucoma is responsible for 4.2% blind Nigerians- Expert

With a 16.7 percent National prevalence of blindness in Nigeria, Glaucoma is responsible for 4.2 percent, the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association Committee on Eye Health, Dr. Biyi Kufo has said.

Commemorating the International Glaucoma Week, Dr Kufo said in a statement mad [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


Disabilities: Promoting Adolescents Uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health

Lagos State is arguably the most populated State in Nigeria with an estimated Population of nearly twenty five million people.

 

 

 

About three million of the population in Lagos State are Persons With Disabilities, [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


Onnoghen: ‘I’ll jail you,’ CCT chairman threatens journalists

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has threatened to jail journalists covering the tribunal proceeding on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 21 March 2019


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