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Don’t abandon public schools, CSOs tell African govts

African governments have been urged not to abandon their responsibilities in the public education sector to private investors. This was the crux of the agreement of Civil Society Groups across Africa at a hybrid workshop held yesterday in Lagos. The workshop hosted by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and …

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Obasanjo laments high cost of diesel

*Says, I’m sweating Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the rising cost of diesel has adversely affected his fish business. He spoke on Tuesday at a South-west fish farmers’ congress held at the presidential library Abeokuta, Ogun state. He said the high diesel price may turn fish farming into bankruptcy, …

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Abuja: Gunmen attack AIG convoy, kill orderly

Gunmen have ambushed the convoy of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 12, Audu Madaki, injuring him and killing one of his escorts. This happened on Tuesday around 2:30 pm between Barde and Jagindi in Kaduna State. He was travelling to Abuja from Bauchi. The AIG is said to …

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A toast to Soyinka @ 88

Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success – African proverb (Wole Soyinka: Literature, Activism, and African Transformation, Bola Dauda and Toyin Falola, Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2022) Any new book on Wole Soyinka, the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is something many …

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Hanifa’s killer to die by hanging

*Father of victim excited over court judgement Tanko Abdulmalik, and his accomplice, Hashimu Ishyaku, have been sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of the five-year-old pupil Hanifa Abubakar. A Kano High Court pronounced the judgement on the killer and his accomplice. Abubakar Abdulsalam, father Hanifa, has expressed happiness …

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Gunmen invade community near LAUTECH

  Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Abaa, a community near the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and abducted two persons. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday night and whisked away their victims, a …

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12 years after UN Declaration of water as a human right: Groups warn African governments against privatisation agenda

On July 28, 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), alongside the Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition hosted a webinar with African water justice campaigners, in commemoration of the 12th year of the United Nations Resolution declaring water and sanitation a human right (Resolution 64/292). This was …

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Govt shuts unity school over threats by bandits

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over the threat of attack by bandits. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive in a statement by the Director of Press at the ministry, Ben Goong. …

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Alternative Paths to Ghana’s Success

By Toyin Falola   There is always a community of Afro-pessimistic scholars, occasionally joined by their in-house accomplices, who assert that the unity and togetherness that Africans try to muster in their contemporary history is a recent development whose timeline emerged with colonialism. Under this assertion lies an impression that …

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Court sends ex-AGF, others to prison over N109bn scam

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has remanded a former Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, and two others in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kuje. Justice Adeyemi Ajayi ordered that Idris and his co-defendants be kept in Kuje Correctional pending the hearing of their bail applications on …

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