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Month: August 2020

Education: Why North is backward – Report


A research by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation has revealed why the North is backward in education. At the presentation on Thursday, the research group headed by former Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, said states in the region failed to prioritize education. Factors identified are lack of incentives, poor infrastructure, insecurity, inadequate classrooms, playgrounds, […]

Oba of Benin wants one term for president, govs; speaks on Edo polls


Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Thursday, proposed a single term of six years for president and governors. He said this would reduce tension and violence associated with the election and re-election. NAN reports that the monarch spoke when the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, visited him in Benin on Thursday. […]

COVID-19: Nigeria postpones resumption of international flights


The Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos The Nigerian government has postponed the resumption of international flights to September 5. International flights were earlier scheduled to resume on August 29. “Regret to announce that the international flight resumption earlier scheduled to resume on 29th August has been shifted to 5th September 2020,” the ministry of aviation […]