• Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has appointed a secondary school principal, as a permanent secretary in the state.

    The principal, Mr. Egbe Gibson Ockiya, was among four permanent secretaries inaugurated by the Governor on Wednesday, a Government House statement said on Thursday.

    Apart from Ockiya, the other newly-appointed permanent secretaries were Dr. Evelyn Adombazi Tawari, Dr. Zuoboemi Agadah and Mr. Ikobho Howells.

    Dickson said the appointment of Ockiya was the first time a school principal was being made […]

  • Kaduna demolishes Shi’ite school

    Kaduna demolishes Shi’ite school

    Some residents of Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday expressed happiness as a primary and secondary school, Fudiyya School, belonging to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called the Shi’ite sect, was demolished in Zaria.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school, called Fudiyya Centre, is located at Babban-Dodo, Gangaren-Fadama in Zaria.

    A cross section of the residents hailed the government for embarking on the exercise in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria.

    Malam Musa Musa, a resident […]

  • FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    FG to establish Air Force station, school in Zamfara

    According to reports, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan-Ali, on Saturday said Federal Government would establish Air Force station in Gusau, Zamfara, to assist in tracking down criminals in the state and its environs.

    The minister stated this in Gusau while launching the Integrated Medical Outreach for the military and civilians at the One Base Ammunition Depot of the Nigeria Army.

    He said that the government would also establish three post-primary schools, including a Command Secondary School with boarding facilities to […]

  • Buhari ‘returns’ to secondary school in Edo… See photo

    Buhari ‘returns’ to secondary school in Edo… See photo

    President Muhammadu Buhari literarily returned to secondary school on Monday in Edo State.

    The president is currently in Edo State on a two-day working visit to the state.

    During his visit to commission a school refurbished by the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state, Buhari sat with students of the school where he took a brief lesson.

    In the picture, the President was spotted writing on an exercise book while the state governor, Oshiomhole and other students looked

  • God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    God approved Covenant varsity’s school fees, says Oyedepo

    According to reports, the Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Dr. David Oyedepo, has appealed to those criticising the school fees charged by Covenant University to desist to avoid incurring the wrath of God.

    Oyedepo, in a telecast to a pre-Shiloh 2016 Convention gathering of the church monitored via satellite in Jos on Saturday, said the critics were acting in ignorance and risked incurring the wrath of God.

    He said one of such critic smitten with a strange plague of chronic […]

  • Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    Sokoto gives parents N31m to send children to school

    It was gathered that the Sokoto State government has disbursed N31 million to 775 beneficiaries to enable them send their children to school.

    The state commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Bala Kokani, disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing in Sokoto.

    Mr. Kokani said that the disbursement was made under the government’s conditional cash transfer project of the Millennium Development Goals.

    He added that the state government had revived its moribund food and nutrition committee.

    Mr. Kokani said government had also conducted […]

  • Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the implementation of school feeding programme and N5000 monthly payment to the poor will not be fully implemented in the 2016 budget because it will take some time to work out proper modalities ‎for their operation.

    Buhari had proposed N500 billion Special Intervention Programme in the 2016 Budget for these purposes.

    However, in a letter dated October 24, 2016 written to‎ the National Assembly, titled: “Request for Virement of Funds Appropriated For Special Intervention (Recurrent) and […]

  • Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Government on Wednesday said suspected militants from the Niger Delta were behind the abduction of four pupils and teachers, who were whisked away from their school, Lagos Model College (Senior and Junior), Igbonla, Epe on October 6.

    The state government, however, said the victims, comprising two pupils, vice-principal and head teacher had already gone through medical checkup and safely reunited with their families.”

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said this in […]

  • What kidnappers did to us in the bush – Abducted Lagos school children

    What kidnappers did to us in the bush – Abducted Lagos school children

    It was gathered that the abducted students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Eredo Local Council Development Area of Epe, have narrated their ordeals in the kidnappers’ den.

    Heavily armed men had invaded the school last week and whisked away Vice-Principal, Mr. A.O. Oyesola; the English Language/Civil Education teacher, Mr. Lukman Oyerinde; and four Junior Secondary School 1 pupils. ‎

    They were eventually freed yesterday.

    One of the victims revealed to Newsmen that the journey from the school to the hideout took […]

  • Gunmen invade Lagos school, kidnap principal, students

    Gunmen invade Lagos school, kidnap principal, students

    According to reports, the police in Lagos state on Thursday confirmed that gunmen suspected to be militants kidnapped the vice principal of Model College, Igbonla.

    The kidnappers also whisked some students of the college away, but Newsmen gathered that two of the students have been recovered.

    The police image maker in the state, Dolapo Badmos, told our correspondent that: “The vice principal and four students of the college were abducted by gunmen.

    “They invaded the school in the Epe area of the state […]

  • Governor Fayose commends FG and Tinubu over call for reintroduction of history in school curriculum

    Governor Fayose commends FG and Tinubu over call for reintroduction of history in school curriculum

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has commended the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for aligning with his position on the need to reintroduce History in the school curriculum.

    Governor Fayose had early in September directed that History be reintroduced in schools in Ekiti State, saying then: “Ekiti people must learn from past events to have a better future.”

    Last week Thursday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, while declaring […]