Nigeria: 60 Million Nigerians Are Illiterates

1. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday at the opening of the 2017 Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference held under the titled: ‘Achieving Inclusive Education through Innovative Strategies’.

2. Nigeria’s Minister of Education has expressed concern over the country’s high rate of illiteracy, saying some 60 million Nigerians, or 30 percent of the population, cannot read or write.

3. “The most expedient approach is through selective, intensive and nationwide on-going campaign against illiteracy, targeting states and groups that have the highest levels of illiteracy, with girls and women as the main target.

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26 Nigerian women buried in Italy after drowning in Mediterranean — Quartz

1. One of the most high profile incidents saw 26 young Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean on Nov. 5.

2. Hundreds of thousands of African migrants try to cross the Mediterranean into Europe every year in search of greener pastures.

3. Female migrants also face the prospect of being married off to militia fighters.

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Wike Wrestling tourney: I won’t disappoint Nigerian Army, says Tochukwu

1. Popularly known as Mickey Praize, Tochukwu, who won gold in the 80kg weight at the Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Championship in Bayelsa, informed NationSport that he is ready to challenge the likes of Abraham Onyemelusi, Omega Bassey and Melvin Bibo in the new 82kg weight class.

2. National Greco-Roman Champion, Tochukwu Okeke has vowed to claim gold for Nigerian Army at the Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling Challenge Cup which holds in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

3. “We have been training very well and preparing hard for this championship because we want to continue to dominate wrestling in the country,” Tochukwu, who is among the 26 athletes that will represent the Nigerian Army at the tournament told NationSport.

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Nigerian Air Force Engages In Community Service In Lagos. Photos – Gistmaster

1. The Logistics Command of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on, 18 November 2017, organized an environmental sanitation exercise for residents of Mafoluku, Shogunle and Ladipo in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State, as part of its Quarterly Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) outreach programme.

2. The post Nigerian Air Force Engages In Community Service In Lagos.

3. The CIMIC Programme, which was aimed at improving the cordial relationship between the NAF and members […].

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Counter insurgency: FG equips NAF with modern platforms

1. He said : “ Providing decent accommodation for officers, airmen and airwomen remains one of the first priorities of our policy thrust towards ensuring that Nigerian Air Force personnel and their families live in a befitting accommodation and are better positioned to respond to various exigencies of the service.

2. The newly built officers accommodation was named after one its personnel, Squadron Promise Leton Gbenekannu, a pilot, who died on board the C-130 aircraft while on a logistic support mission for troops fighting insurgency and terrorism in the North eastern part of the country, on May 18,2017. .

3. LAGOS—THE Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar , yesterday in Lagos , disclosed that the federal government had equipped the Force with new platforms that would enhance personnel ability to conduct counter insurgent operations.

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Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo and Pakistan police are the world’s worst — Quartz

1. Of 127 countries measured in the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index, Nigeria’s police force ranks as the worst, just below DR Congo, Kenya and Uganda to make up the bottom four.

2. Across all regions, North America and Europe show the highest level of police responsiveness to internal security issues while sub-Saharan Africa averaged the most internal security issues as security providers in the region are “under-resourced and stretched by terrorist organizations and insurgencies.

3. The index, a collaboration between the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, focuses on how much resources each nation devotes to internal security, whether the resources are used in an effective manner and whether the public view the police favorably.

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Nigeria Air Force inaugurates hospital for troops

1. The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, who inaugurated the “Reference Hospital” at the 115 Special Operations Group, Nigerian Air Force Base in Port Harcourt, said the hospital would serve as a reference point for delivery of medical services for personnel and residents in the area.

2. Mr. Olonisakin said at the inauguration of the boats in Warri that the recent threat by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to resume hostilities in the region was a sad commentary on the collective security of the environment.

3. The air chief added that the expansion of NAF medical centres in Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Ipetu-Ijesha (Osun), Kainji (Niger), Kano, Makurdi (Benue), Warri (Delta) and in 23 other commands had been completed.

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Neonatal Mortality In Nigeria

1. First, in a country where the minister of health tweets about Nigeria’s “broken health system”1 and the neonatal mortality rate is among the highest in the world, the child happened to be born in one of a handful of Nigerian states making a concerted effort to promote the use of chlorhexidine gel, a low-cost intervention that instantly reduced his chances of dying from the sort of massive infection that in Nigeria and other developing countries can all too easily take root in a newborn’s umbilical cord stump.

2. The baby, wrapped in billows of Ankara cloth, lay on a small mattress inside a slatted metal basket whose graceful curves evoked a Victorian-era birthing implement, a basket that had likely been in continuous use since the hospital opened in 1960, the year Nigeria became independent.

3. Then she triple-gloved her hands and, holding the baby’s recently cut umbilical cord stump in her left hand, spread a thick layer of chlorhexidine gel along the length of the stump.

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Ijaw youths vow to protect Tompolo, warn Nigerian army

1. Oweilaemi said, “IYC has been duly informed that soldiers from Operation Delta Safe in the name of looking for NDA are harassing innocent villagers in Warri South West and Burutu Local Government Areas of Delta state.

2. “We cannot sacrifice Tompolo this time around unlike the way our forefathers unknowingly sacrificed Maj. Jasper Isaac Adaka Boro to the oppressive Federal Government, which had led to his untimely death in 1968 in the cause of fighting for the survival of the Ijaw nation in Nigeria.

3. Oweilaemi said, “For the umpteenth time, the Ijaw nation is appealing to the laptop fraudsters masquerading as militants in the region to leave High Chief Government Ekpemupolo alone.

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Nigerian Army Brigadier General Faces Court Martial For Spreading Rumor About Pres Buhari’s “Death”, Demanding $600,000 Bribe

1. According to the Nigerian Army Headquarters charge sheet exclusively obtained by SaharaReporters, the first of the two-count charge stated that Brigadier-General Hassan, in a phone conversation on January 17, told one Mr. Yarima Ibrahim, that President Buhari was dead.

2. The alleged offense, the charge sheet stated, was “prejudicial to good order and service discipline” and amounted to a contravention of Section 103(1) of the Armed Forces Act (AFA) CAP 20 LFN 2004. .

3. According to the Army headquarters, the alleged offense amounted to scandalous conduct and is a contravention of Section 91 of Armed Forces Act (AFA) CAP A 20 LFN 2004. .

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