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El-Rufai must reopen schools shut since December or be ready for revolt

Southern Kaduna Youth and Student Forum (SKYSFOM) has stated that its three weeks ultimatum to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to re-open their schools stand. The group said Kaduna government has no regard for freedom of expression and the educational advancement of

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Osibanjo, Education Minister sued over removal of CRS from school curriculum

The Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, has dragged the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and the Federal Ministry of Education before the Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged removal of

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Women absorb, retain DNA of men they have unprotected s*x with and are bonded forever- Report

A new study found that women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have unprotected s*xual intercourse. The finding was made from the University of Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It is not

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Ezekwisili features on Forbes empowerment episode

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, creator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign will feature in the first episode of Forbes Woman Africa women empowerment TV show. The show depicts the journey of some of the most influential women in West and South Africa who

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SSFON canvasses against drug abuse in Nigeria

PRESS STATEMENT Today being the international day against drugs abuse, the Students Sports Federation of Nigeria (SSFON) raised the campaign in Nigeria via a road show organised in Abuja. The President, Comr. Danielson Bamidele Monday said it has become imperative

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Germany donates €10m to end polio in Nigeria

The German government, through German Development Bank, KfW, says it has signed a grant of 10 million euros to support polio eradication in Nigeria. KfW says seven million euros will be made available through the World Health Organisation (WHO), while

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Pharmacists advocate stiffer penalties for drug trafficking, abuse

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has called on the Federal Government to ensure stiffer punishment for perpetrators of drug trafficking to curb the menace in the country. Mr Jelili Kilani, Chairman of PSN FCT Branch, made the call in

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Meningitis outbreak over, after 1,166 deaths

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared the epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis over, after a “constant decline for eight weeks. It stepped down the Emergency Operations Centre battling the outbreak after it said the most affected states have

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Varsity dismisses lecturer for altering results

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said it had dismissed a lecturer (names withheld), for altering students’ results. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday, but declined to mention the affected

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Katsina State targets 2m children for polio immunisation

The Katsina State Government says it will immunise no fewer than two million children during the next round of Immunisation Plus Days (IPDs). Mr Abba Musa, the Assistant Health Educator, Katsina State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known on

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