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NCMM DG cites inadequate funding, others for backwardness in nation’s museums

The Director-General of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Mr Abdallah Usman, says inadequate funding among other factors are responsible for the backwardness in the nation’s museums and monuments. Usman said this while fielding questions during the News…

Arousing interest in indigenous languages

By Funmilayo Adeyemi People of the `old school’ are worried that many young Nigerians could not speak their mother tongue. They blamed parents and the country’s educational system for the development. Many parents of the same ethnic group, even at…

Anne Frank’s Diary vandalised in Japan libraries

More than 100 copies of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl have been vandalised in public libraries in Japan’s capital Tokyo, officials say. Pages have been ripped from at least 265 copies of the diary and other related books,…

Reps tie budget to core mandates of MDAs

By Lawrence Olaoye The House of Representatives yesterday disclosed that funds would only be appropriated to government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) based on their actual performance in their core mandates. Chairman, House of Representatives committee on science and technology,…

Confab: MUSWEN rejects South West delegates’ list

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to honour the purported delegates’ list sent to him by the self-acclaimed South West leaders. The group had alleged that some South-West leaders had sent…

Group wants Senate to reverse sanctions against Maina

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi A political group, Legislative Watch, relying on the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has called on Senate to reverse the resolution it passed last year against the ousted chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task…

Tukur challenges Jonathan’s enemies over constructive criticism

By Lawrence Olaoye Former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, challenged those criticizing President Goodluck Jonathan administration to do so constructively. Tukur, who spoke when Goodluck Support Group (GSG) visited him in his residence in Abuja,…

Kwara PDP,APC trade blames over hoodlums clashes in Ilorin

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin Kwara state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from hoodlums clashes in Ilorin which paralysed commercial activities on Monday. The party in a statement issued yesterday by the Chairman, Publicity Committee, Mr Mohammed…

Ningi constructs 9 computer centres in Bauchi Central LGA

From Ahmed Kaigam, Bauchi The senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in Bauchi state, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, has established nine Information Technology Centers (ICT), in the six Local government councils of the district for training youth on ICT. This…

Malaria kills 3 students in Kebbi

From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi Tragedy struck last Saturday, when three students of Kanta Unity Secondary School, in Argungu local government area of Kebbi state, allegedly died of high malaria fever. Investigations showed that one of the students was from…