It was never imagined that two schools could be targeted by bombers within two days in Niger State , but it happened.
The first was a tertiary institution - Federal College of Education, Kontagora - while the other was Maryam Babangida Science College named after a former first lady, Maryam Babangida, by the government of Dr. Mua'zu Babangida Aliyu. Two bombers were involved. more»
The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has badly affected the West African country's move towards meeting key development goals.Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, has been the worst hit as many farmers have succumbed to the disease and many more have abandoned their farmlands in fear of contracting the virus. more»
Mabel, 15, was always the kind of girl who did well in class. She enjoyed maths, was good with numbers and aspired to be an accountant.But when the Ebola virus ripped through her community of Moyamba in southern Sierra Leone, killing family, friends and other children, Mabel's school was closed due to fears that large gatherings would exacerbate the spread of the virus. more»
Foremost Nigerian writer and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka warned yesterday in Awka that if reasonable steps were not taken, the current internet revolution would destroy scholarship. more»