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Nigerian parents sue school over Hijab ban

Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. Muslim parents on Monday sued Nigeria’s premier university of Ibadan after a school owned by the varsity barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing their religious head covering in their classrooms. ... Read More »

Protest: You’re wrong in shutting out lawmakers, NASS’ Clerk tells workers

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has faulted the decision of the workers to shut out lawmakers from the chambers. Mr Sani-Omolori said he had made several moves to forestall a face-off between the management of the legislature and the workers which manifested in a protest on Tuesday. The workers, under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of ... Read More »

You are failures, FG tells Discos

The Federal Government has said distribution companies (Discos) in the country have failed to meet the performance agreements signed by them during the privatisation of the power sector in the country five years ago. The verdict was declared by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Niger Delta Power Holding Company and Bureau of Public Enterprises, insisting that power distributors had defaulted ... Read More »

Buhari urges calm over deadly violence in Cross River

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm over deadly violence in Cross River and expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State. The violence has resulted in loss of lives, injuries and displacement of villagers. Calling for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State, the ... Read More »

Tony Elumelu Foundation to open applications for entrepreneurship programme 2019

  The Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its Entrepreneurship Programme on the 1st of January 2019. 1,000 selected applicants will join the current 4,470 beneficiaries of the Programme.   Since 2015, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme – the only African-funded entrepreneurial catalyst of its kind – has empowered 4,470 African entrepreneurs, with seed capital ... Read More »