Buhari in Borno says education antidote to Boko Haram menace

Buhari at industrial park in Maiduguri, one of the projects commissioned today before leaving for London President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, praised the efforts of outgoing administration of Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima in promoting education as counter strategy to Boko Haram ideology and insurgency. President Buhari gave the commendation at a ceremony… Continue reading Buhari in Borno says education antidote to Boko Haram menace

We’ll support Buhari to rid Nigeria of corruption – ICPC vows

Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the commission would support the Buhari administration in ridding the country of corruption. He said this while declaring open the Consultative Meeting of the Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) to “Develop Faculties for Training on Corruption Risk Assessment… Continue reading We’ll support Buhari to rid Nigeria of corruption – ICPC vows

PTDF: 19,323 applicants for 2018/2019 oversees scholarships

..Less than 500 slots available on the average Over 19,000 applicants for PTDF’s 2018/2019 oversees scholarships with less than 300 slots available By Edith Ike-Eboh No fewer than 19,323 candidates have applied for the 2019/2020 overseas MSC and PhD programmes of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the agency has said. In a statement in Abuja… Continue reading PTDF: 19,323 applicants for 2018/2019 oversees scholarships

China welcomes Putin’s visit to Beijing

The Chinese government welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing and his participation in the second One Belt One Road international forum , Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Thursday. , Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Thursday. China welcomes the visit of President Vladimir Putin who will take part… Continue reading China welcomes Putin’s visit to Beijing

Suicide attacks: 16 more suspects arrested in Sri Lanka

Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359 lives, officials said on Thursday. Fresh security measures, including a ban on the use of drones, were introduced as police and security forces continued in their efforts to crack down on… Continue reading Suicide attacks: 16 more suspects arrested in Sri Lanka

Special Report: Extortion, scarce centres bedevil birth registration in Kwara, Kano

When Babatunde Opeyemi, an indigene of Ilorin in Kwara State, applied for the Ashisaga Africa Initiative scholarship for higher education abroad, she had very high hopes. The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, travel costs and other necessary fees. Only one thing stood between the 17-year old and her dream of acquiring a university degree abroad through… Continue reading Special Report: Extortion, scarce centres bedevil birth registration in Kwara, Kano

Oyetola v Adeleke: Appeal court reserves judgment

The Appeal court in Abuja has reserved judgment in a three-legged appeal filed by Governor Gboyega Oyetola, his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission over the nullification of his election by the election tribunal. After listening for eight hours to the submissions of three senior lawyers for Oyetola and the lawyers for Senator Ademola… Continue reading Oyetola v Adeleke: Appeal court reserves judgment