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FG borrows N6.16tn from N8.499tn pension fund

The total pension assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme rose to N8.49tn as of the end of November 2018 financial period, latest figures obtained from the National Pension Commission on Tuesday revealed. The pension commission said 72.5 per cent of the fund had been borrowed by the Federal Government and invested

Press released at the MEDIA INTERACTIVE SESSION By HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

2019 MEDIA INTERACTIVE SESSION Held Monday 14th January at HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION. THEME; URGENCY OF THE NOW FOR RESPONSIBLE SECURITY REPORTING BY NIGERIAN MEDIA Introduction: The right to information is a component of the broader right to freedom of expression and of press enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Examination malpractice: Edo Govt suspends principals of 28 public schools, queries 28 others of private schools

…warns 16 public, private schools over complicity in exam fraud, as WAEC cancels results, derecognises affected schools for 2 years_ The Edo State Government has suspended 28 principals of public senior secondary schools over their involvement in examination malpractice in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Commissioner for Education,

Egypt to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and

Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram, as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast. The 76-year-old head of state was elected in 2015 on a promise to end the Islamist insurgency, which has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8

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