The case against corporal punishment

There is a long history of violence against Nigerian schoolchildren. In 2016, in a private school in Ibadan Oyo State, 14-year-old Oyinye Abariwe (not real name) was a victim of corporal punishment. Young pupils have been maimed, sometimes incapacitated by their teachers who, in the process of teaching, resorted to corporal discipline. Head, Education Desk, […]

Childville School’s ex-pupil wins world Microsoft competition

Winner, Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu (middle); with other participants at the Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship annual award, organised in Nigeria By ReadManna Empowerment Initiative A former student of Childville School, Ogudu, Katherine Eta has emerged the second runner up in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) world championship held in the United […]

Labour unions, rights groups seek a restructured Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Members of organised unions, including professionals and non-professionals across the country are beginning to join their voices to the rising number of agitators demanding for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation. Their concern, according to them, was to avoid any impending crisis in the country if the subject is not addressed. They […]

Ambodes pledges to make Lagos safest African city

Lagos skyline • Tasks Acting Chief Judge on integrity, wisdom • Writes state Assembly on re-order budget Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, pledged to make Lagos the safest city to live and work in Africa. He said this while handing over 120 new 5KVA generators to the state Police Command to power all police […]

NECO releases June/July SSCE results with 70.85% success rate

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2017 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).The Council says no fewer than 745,053 out of the 1,051,472 candidates that sat for this year’s June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) got five credits and above, including English and Mathematics. The figure, which represents 70.85 […]

North Korea’s ‘global threat’ requires global response: NATO chief

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg answers journalists’ questions during a Defence Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on November 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme represented a “global threat and requires a global response”. In an interview with […]