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Why Bauchi children are dropping out of school

TEACHERS and headmasters in many rural schools in Bauchi state are taking advantage of the government’s laxity to operate an epileptic education system. They determine when children learn and when to open schools, Yakubu Mohammed, who visited three schools in Katugum local government area, reports.

How Cross River govt awarded over N600 million contracts to dubious companies

In 2019 the Cross River State Government awarded 40 contracts valued at over N6.9 billion to 31 companies. Of the 31, seven were illegally awarded contracts as they were not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, a fundamental requirement of the Public Procurement Act. Another seven benefiting companies lacked experience and expertise concerning...

From Blackout to Chaos: Inside Benue communal crisis

In March 2023, a communal crisis erupted between youths in the neighbouring communities of Otukpo and Obi local government areas of Benue state, leading to destruction of properties and death, which the police say they are still investigating.

How Buhari failed to end pollution in Niger-Delta despite campaign promises

In a few days, President Muhammad Buhari’s eight years tenure will be over. But the president is yet to end pollution and depollute areas affected by frequent oil spills in the Niger Delta as he promised during his presidential campaign in 2015.