Master Gideon Samuel of Government Junior Secondary School (JSS), Pasali in Abuja has emerged the overall winner of the 8th Korean-Nigerian Drawing Competition. Samuel, a Junior Secondary II student was awarded the Golden prize of a Samsung Notebook (laptop) at the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) on Tuesday in Abuja. His painting titled “Passion Connected” was…
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has
declared that the achievements recorded by the outgoing Governor of
Ondo State in his eight years administration would be difficult to
surpass by his successors.
Speaking at the commissioning of projects executed by Mimiko in Akure,
the state capital, Bakare stated that Governor Mimiko followed the
pattern of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in governance.
He also predicted a great future for the state, saying the Mega
Primary Schools built across the state by Governor Mimiko would serve
as foundation of leadership for upcoming generation in the state.
He said Mimiko followed the pattern of Chief Awolowo in the area of
educational development of children in Ondo State.
Bakare who said his mind was blown away seeing what looked like a
University campus structure commissioned as primary school, said he
had never seen any Mega Primary School like the one in the state in
any of the South West states.
“I have been to Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, I need not bother to go to Osun and
I had not been to Ekiti State. There is nothing like this in any other
states in the South West,” he stated.
He commended Governor Mimiko for not allowing his mind to shrink even
after the November 26, 2016 governorship election held in the state,
adding that it is only God that can reward him (Mimiko).
Commissioning the project, Mimiko said Mega Primary Schools constitute
a deliberate investment in education to tackle inequality in the
society and ensure social integration in the society.
— 16th May 2017
The Federal Ministry of Health says there is a general sub-optimal performance on all major health sector indicators in the country. Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, disclosed this while unveiling the 2016 National Health Facility Survey (NHFS 2016) on Tuesday in Abuja. Adewole said NHFS was premised on the combination of service delivery…
— 16th May 2017
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— 16th May 2017
President Emmanuel Macron will visit French troops in Africa on Friday, a source close to the new leader said on Tuesday. Aides have said he is expected to go to Mali where about 1,000 soldiers are based as part of Paris’ West African counter-terrorism force. The source added that the new French government’s first cabinet…
— 16th May 2017
Hungary, Poland and Austria were singled out by the European Commission on Tuesday for not having met their legal obligations as part of the EU relocation scheme to redistribute thousands of refugees across the bloc. In September 2015, the EU introduced a mandatory quota to redistribute up to 120,000 refugees from Italy and Greece, a…
Entertainment— 15th May 2017
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South-West Report— 11th May 2017
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Abuja Metro— 10th May 2017
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Oriental News— 10th May 2017
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Features— 16th May 2017
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Literary Review— 13th May 2017
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Lifeline— 16th May 2017
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Education Review— 16th May 2017
• How Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah trained a Muslim Fulani boy to a varsity level at Usman DanFodio University, Sokoto From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Prompted by the continuing communal crisis between Fulani herdsmen and Christian communities in Southern Kaduna in which more than 300 are said to have lost their lives, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese,…
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TSWeekend— 12th May 2017
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