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Commission Pledges to Eradicate Illiteracy and Endemic Poverty in North-East

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Commission pledges to eradicate illiteracy, endemic poverty in north east

The North East Development Commission Education Endowment Fund (NEDC-EEF), on Friday in Abuja has expressed commitment to the eradication of illiteracy and endemic poverty in the North East region.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the fund, Mr David Sabo Kente (DSK), made the pledge at the inauguration of the board by the Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Gen. Paul Tarfa retired.

Kente said that the board would assiduously work towards the development of sufficient human capital in order to acquire adequate capacity for infrastructural and socio-economic development of the region.

He also said that the fund would build human capacity for the north east zone through scholarship endowment;
Offer citizens of member States equal opportunity in ICT skills acquisition and educational training at graduate and post graduate levels.

” We are also determine to provide educational training for families at Ward , Local Government and Senatorial district levels in all the States.

” And further the education of over 2400 beneficiaries of the Safe School Initiative (SSI) beyond Secondary School level;
Offer opportunity for training orphaned children and other vulnerable groups currently not benefitting from the safe school initiative.

” We will also provide short term but impactful entrepreneurship training programmes to candidates whose primary school or secondary school education were truncated by the Boko Haram and other crisis.

” Similarly, we intend to offer special scholarship opportunities to talented youths engaged in sports, and also establish a North East Regional Sports Institute in the future and support the training of Nurses, Midwives and retraining of Teachers and vocational training for women and youths.

” These will in no small measure, fight the menace of low human capital and illiteracy which has been traced to be the highest in the north east compared to the rest of the six geographical zones in the nation,” he said.

Kente said based on the UNDP Human Development Reports of 2018, north east States have a Human Development Index (HDI) scores below the National average.

” Ranging from a high of 0.4286 in Taraba to a low of 0.3238 in Bauchi State, less than half of that of Lagos State at 0.6515,the State with the Highest HDI score.”

He assured that the board would partner with States Education architecture, local and international development partners in the education sector, as well as donor agencies, to achieve it core mandate of creating an educated citizenry.

” This we believe will change the educational landscape of the region.

” Our intention and target is to get the first set of beneficiaries of the programme into various institutions by the beginning of the next academic session.”

Kente used the occasion to appreciates the support of the Chairman and Members of the Governing Board of NEDC for setting aside the approved grant to enable the board hit the ground running with the activities of NEDC-EEF.

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Thunderstorm Kills 3 kinsmen Hiding Under a Big Tree

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Thunderstorm Kills 3 kinsmen Hiding Under a Big Tree

Thunderstorm has killed three out of five farmers who were hiding under a big tree during heavy rain in Kukar-Gesa Village in Katsina Local Government of Katsina State.

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Malam Musa Danladi, the head of the family confirmed the death of his two children and a grandson and considered their death as an act of God.

“The rain started at about 5:00 pm on Saturday, while the five farmers were in their family farm cutting down the millet that had become ripe.

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According to one of the family members, the thunder stroke at the tree and 3 out of the 5 farmers lost their live. The other 2 survived but sustained injuries.

The family announced the death of the deceased after the rain stopped at about 11:00 pm and they were nowhere to be found.

The family dispatched a search party that uncovered the bodies of the deceased and rescued the surviving two and rushed them to the village dispensary.

The three deceased were buried this Sunday morning at Kukar-Gesa cemetery according to Islamic rites.

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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia state governor and current Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he will build a 20th-century economy in Nigeria if Nigerians make him president come 2023.

Kalu said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023. According to him, he is more than capable to do the job of a president.

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“Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job.

The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done.

If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th century economy for our people.” he said

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Nigerian Man publicly Denounces Fiancee on Social Media

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Nigerian Man publicly Denounces Fiancee on Social Media

A Delta State businessman, Elliot Lions, publicly denounces his fiancee via social media.

Man withdraws proposal

Elliot took to Facebook to announce his disengagement notice after publicly engaging his girlfriend, Success Oyoviwkose at a party.

Stating the reason the for his action simply as “abuse of engagement”, Elliot stated that he has withdrawn the engagement ring and wishes to have nothing more to do with Success.

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He further warned that henceforth, no one should call or attach her name to his.

Special announcement to the general public That I Elliot Ihwia have openly withdrawn my engagement ring from Success Oyoviwkose . nor in anywhere regards her with me or call her joined my name’s any kind , Abuse of engagement” he wrote.

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