Compulsory education: Bayelsa threatens parents with imprisonment

The Bayelsa State Executive Council has threatened to arrest and prosecute any parent who refused to send his or her child to school to acquire formal education. 

The decision came on the heels of the signing into law of the Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Law‎ by Governor Seriake Dickson.

Speaking with journali [...]

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Economy: Buhari optimistic as petroleum summit opens in Abuja


As the first Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS, opens in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the summit as the highlight of Nigeria's contribution towards attracting foreign investment to Africa.
Buhari, who stated this while declaring open the Summit on Monday, expressed optimism that the conference woul [...]

Thu, 22 February 2018

Osinbajo opens first Nigeria petroleum summit in Abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to declare open the first Nigeria Investment Petroleum Summit, NIPS, on Monday, February 18, 2018 in Abuja.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, who disclosed this at a world press conference in Abuja, said the Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Cou [...]

Fri, 16 February 2018

Tragedy! Pupils die after eating biscuit in Kubwa

At least 3 children have lost their lives at the Local Education Area LEA Primary school Kubwa 11 after allegedly eating cabin biscuit given to them by their classmate when she celebrated her birthday.

Our correspondent gathered that 2 of the children died on Tuesday night while the other two died in the school had been buried according t [...]

Thu, 22 February 2018

Group seeks FG partnership on rights protection in extractive industry

Voluntary Principles Initiative, VPI, has promised to partner with the Federal Government to ensure the protection of human rights in the extractive industry.

The initiative, which was established in 2010 by coalition of civil society groups in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, seeks to prevent violence in the extractive industr [...]

Thu, 22 February 2018

Amnesty Programme has been a huge success - Boroh

The Management of the Presidential Amnesty Programme has described the Programme as a huge success as it is has brought peace and development to an age long challenge in the Niger Delta region.

This was contained in a statement made available to journalists from the Head of Media, Mr. Owei Lakemfa.

According to Lakemfa, the program [...]

Fri, 16 February 2018

NCPC pledges to fulfill its mandate

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, has said that in 2018, it will focus on fulfilling the purposes and objectives for which the commission was established, equally addressing the issue of abscondment during pilgrimages.

Executive Secretary of the commission, Rev. Tor Uja, made his known to journalists during a strategic revi [...]

Fri, 16 February 2018

Press freedom key to democracy, rule of law - NUJ

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called on government at all levels as well as private individuals to ensure that the freedom of the press remains an undebatable topic because press freedom and easy access to information has been attributed to good governance.

The union’s president, Waheed Odusile, made this known on Thurs [...]

Thu, 15 February 2018

NUJ President Task Journalists Against Social Media ‘Falsehood’

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile, has decried the outright publication of falsehood through the social media, advising journalists not to be caught up in it.

Speaking at a get-together organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ FCT Chapter, tagged “NAW [...]

Thu, 15 February 2018

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