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15,000 Borno residents relocate to Cameroun for fear of Boko Haram

Following the security challenges perpetrated by members of the Boko Haram sect, over 15,000 residents of Ashigashiya, Ngoshe, Jubrili and other hilly communities in Borno State have relocated to Cameroun. Our correspondent, who accompanied the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zanna Umar Mustapha, with other senior public functionaries to Ashigashiya, Jubrili, Agapalwa, Chikide, Barawa and Khurum,…

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80% of Teachers in the North are unqualified

Director-General of the National Teachers Institute, Kaduna, Aminu Sharehu, on Wednesday declared that over 80 per cent of primary school teachers in the North were not qualified to teach. Sharehu stated this during a seminar entitled ‘Quality Assurance and Control in Teacher Education as a Tool for Achieving Millennium Development Goals’, held at the Federal…

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57,000 live ammunition belonging to JTF is missing

The shades of mystery casing the influx of arms and ammunition into illegal hands may be gradually unravelling. Recently, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts reportedly beamed its klieg light into the 2010 query raised by the Auditor-General (AG) of the Federation against indiscriminate disappearance of rifles and ammunition allocated to some state…

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Egypt: Army topples Islamist President Morsi

The Egyptian army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after a week of bloodshed that killed nearly 50 people as millions took to the streets to demand an end to his turbulent single year of rule. The announcement, made on state television by Morsi’s own defence minister, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, drew a…

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Canada & Australia vote $1.89bn to support mining in Nigeria

Australia and Canada have launched a two-year programme to support the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in developing the Nigeria’s mineral sector in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. The programme is expected to contribute to improved employment, economic diversification and development of small to medium scale exploitation of quarry materials, gems, gold…